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RCT2 Scenario: Frosty Frontiers

Roller Coaster Tycoon (2) is still a great game to play. In the first game there was an entry level scenario called “Forest Frontiers”. Any one who has played RCT must know it. A nice easy map with a flat surface to place the rides on. 2 years to finish and attract a modest number of guests to your park.

Recently I picked up RCT2 again and noticed the small amount of winter scenarios. RCT2 features an ice and snow objects theme and landscaping. The only snow scenario in the defaults list appears to be Alpine Adventures. This is a nice, challenging map but also quite hard to complete imho. You need to get a monthly income of 7000 from ride tickets alone. That’s not so challenging for the average player I guess but the landscape is pretty expensive to build on as you need to build lots of elevated paths and/or tunnels to cover the map. At the time I had a good park running the income from rides was diminishing as older attractions became less popular, with guests willing to pay less and less for a ticket.

So I searched for a RCT2 version of Forest Frontiers to ‘snowify’. Found one on the following site: http://rct2downloadcenter.webs.com/scenarios.htm and loaded that one into the scenario editor. It’s a complete scenario but you can open it in the scenario editor by choosing “load landscape”. Now the only thing left to do was changing the surface to snow, remove the ‘summer’ trees and replace them with snowy trees from the icy theme.

Below you can find a download link from my Dropbox containing the scenario file. In case you want to change anything just open it in the scenario editor and you can easily proceed to the next steps to select a different set of available rides or the objectives.

Download link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/e7f5yjj7sv9qevr/Frosty%20Frontiers.SC6

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Windows and Free Software

Using a proprietary operating system like Windows or OSX does not mean that you can’t use free software on those platforms. There are many explanations of why people are mainly using proprietary software over free software: the proprietary products could simply provide better functionality, they are the default applications on the system or their usage is mandatory for work or school. However it could very well be that people are just not aware of the availability of a free alternative. Awareness can be increased by telling people around you about free software and make practical suggestions.

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