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October Quarterly Contest 2015- Results Posted

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Post September 30th, 2015, 11:03 pm
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Concept:

NEW MEXICO RATTLER-RMC
For 13 years, the New Mexico Rattler has entertained guests and taken them on the wildest ride in New Mexico. As of recently, however, the ride has become rough and difficult to maintain. Cliff's Amusement Park, home of NMR, has done their research into wooden coaster restoration, re-tracking, re-profiling, and complete overhaul, and after doing a cost-benefit analysis have decided to contract the Rocky Mountain Construction Company to come in and completely re-design the coaster. As this is a family park and doesn't have the kind of big bucks that chain amusement parks have, they've decided to cut a low-budget deal. RMC will allow you, their interns, to re-design the coaster given the restrictions of space and clearance. The final layout designs will be presented to the heads of Cliff's Amusement Park and they will select the layout they believe best fits their park.

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KEY:

Brown: Station
Green: Lift
Yellow: Minimum Height Requirement
Purple: Max Height Requirement-(track+tunnel must be beneath these 3 planes)
Light Blue: Build Area Outline/Height Boundary (Top of track, not handrails)
Red: No Build Zone
Dark Blue: Brakes


Requirements:

-Must use all leftover footers/supports.
-Must have at least two unique elements. Unique elements are elements that have are unique to the RMC coaster style.
-Must be able to run 2 trains on the track. There must be at least 1 storage track.
-Must use one of the wooden coaster styles.
-Must pass clearance and E-Stop tests.
-Must have at least 1 inversion. An inversion is classified as any banking with more than 155 degrees.
-Must not be over 120 feet tall. (Measured from the top of the frozen track, not the catwalks or handrails)


Rules:

-Must have at least 1 underground tunnel.
-Custom Content is allowed: Custom scenery, Custom Skyboxes, Colors, Terrain Alteration, Themes and Names are up the creator.
-You may have a launch. If you use a launch then there can NOT be a lift. Vice versa. Only 1 launch.
-Must have safe and comfortable G-Forces for an RMC coaster: Forces to generally stay between +4.5 to -1.1, +/-1.2 laterals - although raters discretion may be used for minor spikes and combinations of high positives followed by high negatives.
-You can use FVD or Newton if needed.
-You can use the custom RMC rails/The Code Masters RMC trains if you would like. It will add to overall impression.
-This is NOT a collaborative contest. Therefore all work (excluding custom env, terrain, scenery packs, etc.) must be completed by the user who submits there design.

Conversion of speeds:

5 mph- 8.1 km/h
9 mph- 14 km/h
50 mph- 80 km/h
--km/h have only been provided for convenience - all speeds will be measured in mph.

Deadline:

*All projects must be submitted by November 8th.

You will be judged on the following:

-Realism
-Use of existing supports
-Uniqueness
-Are the requirements met?
-Overall Impression (Trackwork, Scenery, Colors, etc.)

Prizes:

1st Place: 10,000 points as well as a spotlight on CC.
2nd Place: 7,500 points
3rd Place: 5,000 points



-Submissions must be uploaded to Coaster Crazy as a Package File or they will not be judged. Please do not password your creations as we will need to unpackage any tracks to judge fairly.

-Just a small update on when uploading your track when you are finished. Please name the track

[October2015Quarterly-Trackname]

-Also if you are using custom scenery packs (example. TheCodeMasters RMC trains and rails) Please be sure to list the credits below and lastly please list your 2 unique elements in the track description along with a short (could be a sentence or a paragraph) summary of your ride. Thank you!

-If you have any questions concerning rules or requirements feel free to PM me.



TEMPLATE IS NOW AVAILABLE PLEASE DOWNLOAD IT FROM THE LINK PROVIDED:

http://cctiny.com/octquarterly2015template

Remember you MUST use the existing support boxes provided in the template. You are more than welcome to copy and paste the supports as well. Good luck to all contestants!

Feel free to post about your creation as well. We are all eager to see what you are creating!

Competitors:

jdmi012- Disqualified
TheCodeMaster- Disqualified

CKidd- Dropped Out
highthrills2- Disqualified
slosprint- Dropped Out
CoasterGuy2000- Uploaded
Her0ofLime- Uploaded
Coasterkidmwm- Disqualified
zacattack1104- Disqualified
The_Coaster_Team- Uploaded
changa- Uploaded
coasterdude2001- Uploaded
tip-of-the-hatt- Disqualified
TheCoasterMan589- Disqualified
Coaster Hero- Disqualified
Fullthrottle25- Disqualified
afro85- Uploaded
King_Nelly- Disqualified
FuriousHornet- Uploaded
mkingy- Uploaded
rcdude- Uploaded


Judges:

BlaseRhine- Head Judge and Overseer
Metazoanhaddock- Support and Trackwork Judge
Titanrocks01-Operations and Safety Judge
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Post September 30th, 2015, 11:05 pm
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CONGRATS to jdmi012 for guessing it correctly! Contact either Blase or me to claim your reward!
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Post September 30th, 2015, 11:15 pm
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Post October 1st, 2015, 12:48 am

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I don't know if I'll finish, but this will be some great practice towards my own RMC retrack project at the very least, so I'm in.
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I'm in, and this could be fun or boring depending on how we take it XD

Post October 1st, 2015, 4:29 am
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I won't be participating since I'm horrible at designing coasters, however it should be interesting to see what everyone's final designs look like.

Post October 1st, 2015, 4:34 am

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I didn't get a new PC soon enough so I'm out. I look forward to seeing the results though!
It's been a long time
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Post October 1st, 2015, 4:40 am
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Post October 1st, 2015, 4:50 am
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I'm in, though I'm also busy so there's no guarantee I'll finish.
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Post October 1st, 2015, 5:22 am

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I'm in. Quick question, what does the minimum and maximum height areas mean? They can't be the max height sense it's not at the lift. And if I'm reading this right, will there be a full recreation of the ride already there?
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Post October 1st, 2015, 5:46 am
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I haven't downloaded the template yet but I assume Blase has adjusted the levels of areas within the actual simulations.
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Post October 1st, 2015, 6:05 am

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I'm in it!
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Post October 1st, 2015, 7:58 am
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I'll give it a shot
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Post October 1st, 2015, 8:28 am
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CoasterGuy2000 wrote:
I'm in. Quick question, what does the minimum and maximum height areas mean? They can't be the max height sense it's not at the lift. And if I'm reading this right, will there be a full recreation of the ride already there?

Minimum height = track cannot go under a certain height, as there are rides or paths underneath.
Max height = track + tunnel cannot be above a certain height due to the ride diving under a critical path.
These heights will be checked in-editor with the coaster frozen


Also, there will NOT be a full rec. What there will be is certain areas of pre-made supports and/or footers that you're encouraged to use. The better the use of existing structures, the more points you'll get.

For the minimum height area there are no specific support restrictions, however, if you limit the number of supports in these areas by using stilted supports, for example, you'll receive a few bonus points and a slight bump in your rating.

I'll make a few samples/examples of stilted supports off to the side of the template so people can emulate them if they feel the need.

mkingy wrote:
I haven't downloaded the template yet but I assume Blase has adjusted the levels of areas within the actual simulations.


Yes, the lines are at specific levels where it matters for side views....in other areas, the top view is all that matters
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Post October 1st, 2015, 8:52 am
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There has to be more people that want to do this. Hurry up and sign up to be apart of history for CC as the deadline for signing up is only 7 days away!!

Post October 1st, 2015, 10:44 am

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I didn't get a new PC soon enough so I'm out. I look forward to seeing the results though!

Same here. One thought after the "guessing": I feel like retracking or reprofiling track contests are going to be our future trends!

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Post October 1st, 2015, 11:20 am
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titanrocks01 wrote:
There has to be more people that want to do this. Hurry up and sign up to be apart of history for CC as the deadline for signing up is only 7 days away!!

While signing up is encouraged, it's by no means required. You can still submit without signing up as long as your creation is submitted on time
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Keep in mind that coasterdraft is going to be happening at the same time so if you plan on doing both, make sure you have the time.

Post October 1st, 2015, 12:00 pm
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luckily coasterdraft only takes about a minute a day if you're on top of things
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My biggest question is whether or not a track will be automatically seen as less impressive if we don't have the technical know-how to do RMC rails, but I think I'm in....

Post October 1st, 2015, 12:27 pm
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MOST of the judging will be done based on track shaping/flow/layout etc. Custom content is allowed, but by no means required.
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Post October 1st, 2015, 12:49 pm
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Metazoanhaddock wrote:
it's by no means required.

That's cool cuz I'm not 100% sure this one particularly interests me.

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