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We hope you are enjoying the Christmas season.
We are happy to announce phase 4 is complete. We have also optimized memory, improved performance, and fixed bugs. Some of you may notice a significant performance increase.
Phase 4 allows you to attach audio to objects in your scene. For example, you can attach a motor sound to the center of the swing ride, then attach guest audio to each chair. As the swing ride rotates, the audio will change in volume and pan from ear to ear as the guests swing by the camera.
We have provided over a hundred audio samples in the sound effect library. Of course, since Theme Park Studio is all about customization, you are free to use your own audio samples if you wish. There is also a new audio properties panel for customizing each audio source to your individual needs.
For a quick start tutorial, simply add the Cyclone ride to your scene. Next click on the audio button from the side toolbar and open up the 'Flat Ride' sound effects panel. For this example we will use the 'Ferris Wheel Generator' sound. After clicking the thumbnail, hover the mouse over top of the ride. The part name will appear and begin with 'HUR2_TowerTop'. Left click to add the sound and press escape to exit 'Add Audio' mode. That is all there is to it. Now press the 'Test' park button on the top toolbar and you can audition your audio source.
Next we will add a hiss sound. Press the 'Test' button again to exit 'Test' mode. Click on the 'Mechanical' library button from the tool bar and press the 'Hiss' sound effect. Next hover the mouse over one of the arms, for example 'HUR2_Arm1', and left click to add the sound. Press Escape to exit 'Add Audio' mode. Now click on the 'Properties button on the bottom of the toolbar. Change 'Start Attenuation' to 20 to increase the audio, uncheck 'Pitch Shift', uncheck 'Loop', and enter '5' into 'Loop Interval' so the hiss sound will play every 5 seconds. Now press 'Test' park'. The ride now plays with a hiss sound from one of the arms every 5 seconds. As you can see the audio possibilities are almost endless.
Finally, we added the ability to attach a stereo music source to any coaster. Music is streamed and played while riding first person. We've provided some songs in the new music library, but you are free to stream your own custom music.
Documentation for the new audio features can be found in the Help menu.
Thank you for working with us during Early Access.
Theme Park Studio Team
We are happy to announce a new Theme Park Studio update has been released. This update brings the much anticipated wood coasters and includes:
Wood Coasters and Tiered Supports
Mountain Flyer Coaster
Mine Train Coasters
Rail Mirror Functions
Support Texture Switching
In this update, we focused on creating detailed wood coaster rails and supports, while still providing real-time easy construction. For example, as the rails are shaped, the catwalks scale, ties rotate, pivot points auto adjust, and supports auto clip, all in real-time as you build. The end result is amazing looking wood coasters built using a super easy to use real-time editor, allowing you to create the coaster of your dreams.
Amazing coaster audio was also introduced in this update. Now you can become fully immersed in the coaster experience as you hear digitally recorded lifts, hydraulics, brakes, ambient sounds, wheel roars, and more.. Of course, our Oculus Rift support takes immersion to an even further level.
We also added a new set of buttons to the Express Editor that allow you to dynamically add tiers to your support structures and change the textures.
Per customer request, we added new horizontal and vertical mirror buttons to the editor, allowing you to quickly and easily reverse the direction of any new, or pre-built, coaster segment.
Auto smoothing was added to banks for all coaster types.
Optimizations were added to further improve framerate during construction and playback.
Finally, a few new trains were introduced with this update. These include the new wood and mine train rail styles.
We look forward to the next phases and appreciate everyone working with us during early access and helping make Theme Park Studio the ultimate theme park simulator.
Theme Park Studio Team
“For all the people who want to be an Imagineer , this is the game for you”
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“Theme Park Studio should make a lot of the Roller Coaster Tycoon fans very happy as well as breathing new life into the theme park and roller coaster sim market”
“Theme Park Studio is everything you could want in a theme park simulation game. Roller Coasters, Flat Rides, Theming, the entire package is absolutely fantastic!”
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