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11 Months Later

13 Oct 2022

Posted By Gymnasiast in Announcements

Hi everyone,

 

Almost a year has passed since I took over and I wanted to give a brief overview about what happened since then, and what I plan to do in the future.

 

After moving the sites to my server, I started off by fixing rct2.com, which got broken over the years. I also restored several pages that were cut in the past for being outdated - as the whole rct2.com is a time capsule of the early-to-mid-2000s, cutting old content doesn’t make much sense. I also managed to get into contact with MidWestBoyInLA, the owner of RCT*Mart and started restoring that site too (the forums are still to be done, but the self-checkout works). I also added several others, mostly from the Internet Archive (which unfortunately did not always archive everything). All of these sites are accessible via HTTPS and have their encoding issues fixed, so they should work as well as they did in their heyday. You can visit the landing page for the archive at https://archive.rctspace.com/ . As always, if you have a backup of any relevant site, content, or something like that, please get in touch.

 

That leaves the forums. These run on IPBoard 3.4, which is outdated, not safe, and require the end-of-life PHP 5.6. The fact that it’s outdated is quite easy to notice if you ever tried registering in the recent past - it tries to use ReCaptcha v1, which has been unavailable for a few years. Uploading files to the Ride Exchange has also been broken for quite some time. There are basically two possible paths to update: I can buy a licence for a newer version of IPBoard and try to upgrade, or I can switch to other forum software. The latter is more involved, but avoids the large fees that come with licensing IPBoard. I also find IPBoard quite finicky to work with, and since I have to maintain it...

 

Anyway, whatever path I choose, it’s going to take quite some time. I might even write separate web applications that make the content that is currently available in the Downloads and Ride Exchange section available outside of the forum software. That would also allow me to add content from other archived sites (like ToonTowner, Amazing Earl), making it easy to download everything instead of having to hunt around several sites. There is also the possibility of cooperation with OpenRCT2 (for which I am a team member), as having a “Store” with rides, scenery, track designs etcetera there is a long-fostered wish.

 

Finally I should stress that, for the users, this forum will remain as much the same as possible, even if the code behind it all is massively changed. All old posts and topic will continue to work, you will be able to log in, it will look (mostly) the same. But I hope to end up with a much more secure codebase that also allows for extra features and functionality, and which fixes the stuff that is currently broken. We might never be as active again as we were in the 2000s, but I’m not willing to let it rot away.

 

To another 20 years of RCTSpace!

 

-Gymnasiast

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News Of Our Death Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

23 Nov 2021

Posted By rcthelp in Announcements

Like a phoenix from the flames, rctspace.com and rct.com rises and lives.

 

I'm very pleased to confirm that ownership of rctspace.com and rct2.com is being transferred to a new owner, and the sites will not die after all.

 

The new owner is a leading light in the OpenRCT2 community, who wants to preserve the years and years worth of content here. They will host the content as 'read only' before deciding how it should be managed and supported in the future. Transfer of the sites to the new owners server is already in progress.

 

Perhaps the next announcement will be by the new owner themselves. Who knows?

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Where To Get More Workbenches

18 Apr 2022

Posted By rbarclay in RCT 2 Technical Assistance

Many years ago, I was quite active in these forums, participating in various contests (including the super cell contests). I remember there were some "blank" workbenches where various landscapes were available. They were not scenarios, but just saving time in the preparation of the base.

 

Are there any available anywhere now?

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Rct Classic And Open Rct2 Compatibility

24 Nov 2020

Posted By Woodpecker in Steve Franks Track Packs

Hi everyone,

 

Recently Steve Franks sent me an email asking about RCT Classic and Open RCT2.  I don't have either package currently but here is what he said:

 

"My hope for RCT Classic would be it to accept all the old scenery, including the expansions and allow me to import my old "finished" tracks. AND I would give my soul to have the woody 15 degree banked track restored. I never recovered from that takeaway. Realistic block brakes would also be a god send.

 

I like the potential and promise of RCT Open, but what are the downsides of it all? Any I better off just to stand pat?"

 

Is anyone here able to answer his questions? :)

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