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Custom Content / How to install custom scenery in RCT3
« on: February 14, 2015, 02:46:13 PM »
Read this tutorial...
http://rct3.sourceforge.net/tutorials/install_cs.html

Or watch this video...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=dG9hLcv5MgI


You can also find tutorials and videos on how to install Custom Tracked Rides (CTRs) and Custom Flat Rides (CFRs) by searching Google.


If you're still having problems, join shyguy's World and post any questions you may have on the RCT3 Help & Unofficial Tech Support Board.

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Welcome to CS Depot / How to install custom scenery in RCT3
« on: February 14, 2015, 02:43:36 PM »
Read this tutorial...
http://rct3.sourceforge.net/tutorials/install_cs.html

Or watch this video...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=dG9hLcv5MgI


You can also find tutorials and videos on how to install Custom Tracked Rides (CTRs) and Custom Flat Rides (CFRs) by searching Google.


If you're still having problems, join shyguy's World and post any questions you may have on the RCT3 Help & Unofficial Tech Support Board.

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General Chat / shyguy's World Forums
« on: November 08, 2014, 08:46:02 PM »
The shyguy's World site is where you will find much more active forums, so if your question is not answered here, or you don't get any replies, you should check out shyguy's World. (SGW) http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php

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If anyone has Alton Towers (Brick) Path Covers by RCTBlizzard, please let me know, as the link at the CS Depot is broken. http://www.customscenerydepot.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=1104.

Thanks.

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Custom Content / How To Search For Custom Scenery
« on: February 07, 2014, 03:18:18 PM »
Those who are new to the CS Depot may not know about a powerful tool you can use to search for the custom scenery or custom rides for RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 (RCT3). That tool is the CS List. By using the CS List, you can search for files by Author, CSO (Custom Scenery Object), CTR (Custom Tracked Ride), CFR (Custom Flat Ride) or Misc (anything else that doesn't fit in the other categories).

Each entry in the list comes with a description, a link to the forum thread (if one exists) and a Download link. Clicking on the Download link will take you directly to the page in the Downloads section of the CS Depot where the file is kept. You'll also find many files in the CS List that are not hosted at the CS Depot, but if it is available at another site, the Download tab will take you to that site as well.

You can get to the CS List by clicking on the tab at the top menu of this site, or by following this LINK.

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Welcome to CS Depot / How To Search For Custom Scenery
« on: February 07, 2014, 03:17:26 PM »
Those who are new to the CS Depot may not know about a powerful tool you can use to search for the custom scenery or custom rides for RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 (RCT3). That tool is the CS List. By using the CS List, you can search for files by Author, CSO (Custom Scenery Object), CTR (Custom Tracked Ride), CFR (Custom Flat Ride) or Misc (anything else that doesn't fit in the other categories).

Each entry in the list comes with a description, a link to the forum thread (if one exists) and a Download link. Clicking on the Download link will take you directly to the page in the Downloads section of the CS Depot where the file is kept. You'll also find many files in the CS List that are not hosted at the CS Depot, but if it is available at another site, the Download tab will take you to that site as well.

You can get to the CS List by clicking on the tab at the top menu of this site, or by following this LINK.

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General Chat / Uploading files to the CS Depot
« on: October 08, 2013, 02:23:06 PM »
See this thread for full instructions and rules.

https://www.customscenerydepot.com/index.php/topic,545.0.html



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Welcome to CS Depot / Uploading files to the CS Depot
« on: October 08, 2013, 02:22:42 PM »
See this thread for full instructions and rules.

https://www.customscenerydepot.com/index.php/topic,545.0.html


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Custom Content / Uploading files to the CS Depot
« on: October 08, 2013, 01:20:06 PM »
Uploading a file to the CS Depot can sometimes be confusing. The first problem you may run into is finding the "upload" button.

First, when you're at the CS Depot site, click on the "Downloads" tab in the top menu. Next, choose the category of the type of file you are uploading, whether it be "Custom Scenery", "CTR/CFR/CT", "Parks", etc. On the next screen, you'll see the "Add a Download" tab in the upper left. That will take you to the "Add Download" page. Then fill out the title, a description, add keywords if you like, and choose the file you want to upload by clicking the "Browse" button, and then you can upload up to two images. (You'll also notice that you can change the category in the drop down menu under the title, so it isn't absolutely necessary to choose the correct category in the beginning)

Click the "Add Download" tab at the bottom, and you're all set. The maximum file size is 60MB. You file name cannot contain an apostrophe, or you will get an error message. Once your file is uploaded, it will then have to be approved by an admin. This should never take more than 24 hrs., and usually much sooner.

Also, you can update your file anytime, if you need to fix a bug, add some extra objects, or change a photo. It will have to be approved once again, though.


Uploads MUST contain a screenshot or they will not be approved. (There are some very rare exceptions, such as a cs set with invisible objects)

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As I have been adding new cs sets to the Downloads section of the CS Depot and cataloging them on the CS List, I am discovering that many of these sets are sets that I will never want to use. Almost all files submitted to the CS Depot are accepted, as long as the submission follows a few simple rules. I do not choose only the good sets, or make any type of review. But there are many sets that I am accepting that make me wince to as I click the "accept" button.

To help all the new cs makers out there, I have complied a list of all things you should do, if you DON'T want anyone to use your sets.



Top 10 Things To Do If You Don't Want Anyone To Use Your CS Set

1) Create a "set" with one object. I know you're excited to get your newly created item out for everyone to use. But unless that one item is really super cool, I'm not going to waste space in my already massively long list of cs items that I have to scroll through when searching for items to use in the game.

2) Use really BIG graphic textures. I'm not going to use a set that weighs in at 50 mbs. And what really gets me is a set that has only one or two items and is 5 mbs! What are you thinking? Textures should be no larger than 512x512. And if you're using a lot of them, please learn about texture sharing. The more megabytes your set takes up, the more lag it adds to my park.

3) Give your set a weird title and hide it in a category that it doesn't belong in. I just love to spend a half an hour trying to find the set I just downloaded.

4) Don't make any icons. When I'm searching for an object to use, I don't want to have to read the name of each and every item to find what I'm looking for. Most iconless sets don't last very long in my cs collection.

5) Create a set called "My First CS Set" and put in a couple walls and a cube. Don't expect people to line up to download that.

6) Don't spend much time making the textures look good. And make path covers that aren't tileable. (The key to successful sets it in the texture. You can make really simple objects that EVERYONE will want, if you take the time to texture them properly.)

7) Never make your objects recolorable. Why should they be versatile? The dull, brown brick walls you made should fit in everyone's parks.

8] Make a wall set with only 4H tall walls, no diagonals, no doors, no windows. We all need big blank 4H walls that don't match anything else in our parks, right?

9) Create objects that don't fit the scale of other sets. That way, no one can combine them with other cs sets they may be using for their parks. Good idea.

And for 10, here's how you can get your cs set download submissions rejected when you submit them to the CS Depot...

Don't add a description.
Don't add a photo.
Link the file to mediafire or another file hosting site.
Create a set so bloated that even zipped, it goes over the 35 mb limit.
Upload someone else's set.



I hope this list helps all the up and coming cs creators. These are all very common mistakes made by beginners. With some practice, some discipline, some patience, and some time to read a few tutorials on making cs, you can overcome these mistakes and make some sets that everyone will be happy to download and use.

Comments are welcome as are any other additions you may have to add to this list.


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General Chat / Attention New Members
« on: February 07, 2012, 03:33:35 PM »
I'd like to know what boards you'd like to have here in the CS Depot? Do you want discussion forums here, like there are at SGW? Or should we just keep those over there?

Any suggestions for any other types of boards here that are not over at SGW?

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Welcome to CS Depot / The New Custom Scenery Depot
« on: December 10, 2011, 03:22:40 PM »
Welcome to the new, Custom Scenery Depot.

As you can see, there's not much here yet. But that will change shortly. This site is very much a work in progress, so what it looks like now, and what it will eventually look like will change dramatically over the next couple of months.

This will be the sister site to SGW. All downloadable content will now be hosted here. The CS List will soon be moved here, and in the near future, a database for the best tutorials on how to create custom scenery for Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 will begin construction.

But, back to what you're probably here for right now... the Downloads section. You can access that from the top menu, just as you did at SGW. Members and guests alike can download files from this site. But if you want to upload a new file to the Downloads section, you will need to register. Once registered, click on the Downloads tab at the top of the page, and then click on the category that your file belongs in. You will find the Upload button there. Just fill out the form, add the link to your file, and a link to a picture you want to submit with your file, and you're all set. Any problems, just pm me.


Moving the Downloads and CS list, as well as future additions for the RCT community, should help speed up the original SGW. The CS Depot may some day also include content not only for RCT3, but other theme park related games that could support cs in the future as well. This site, like SGW, will continue to grow and change and adapt to the community needs, just as SGW has over the years. It will be run with same friendly moderators and minimal rules that has made SGW so successful and unique. Anyone interested in being a part of the staff of the CS Depot, send a pm to me. I am looking for moderators, coders, tutorial writers, graphic artists, and a staff to run and update the CS List.

Thanks to all the members of SGW and the RCT community for your support. This site is for you.



shyguy


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General Chat / Welcome
« on: December 09, 2011, 09:48:30 PM »
Hello and welcome to the CS Depot. It's not much yet, but we've got to start somewhere.  ;)

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