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#1 Sambo

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Posted 06 September 2021 - 08:50 PM

Farewell all my RCT friends


It is that time. 
The RCTspace Network will be closing it's doors and turning out the lights for the final time.  At the end of September 2021 we will be retiring the forums and feature sites.  Over the past couple decades, we have had the best of times here with you all and created so very many friendships and memories.  You all will be missed.

In the remaining time, I urge you to gather the items you personally want to save and give them a special home.

Until we meet again...

 



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Posted 28 September 2021 - 11:49 AM

I am very sad to see this forum go, although I do, of course, understand.

 

RCT Space was one of the first forums I belonged to, with my membership starting on the 8th of April 2005.  I had missed the peak of the curve, with the decline of the forums and RCT's popularity in general having started shortly before, but there was still plenty of activity then.  Roller Coaster Tycoon has been the most influential game I've ever played and it was great to be part of a community which shared my interest.  It was also here where I found Steve Franks and his excellent track packs.  In 2009 I had the great privilege of testing the new ride exchange, whilst working in an actual theme park as a ride attendant and then later that year Steve Franks invited me to help with his Ocean Park bench.  For those who knew Steve, he is still around and can be reached at the email address in his packs which are also hosted over on the following webpages:

 

https://www.jumpjet....aved/Saved.html

https://www.jumpjet....cks/Tracks.html

http://www.jumpjet.i...e_Franks/SF.htm

 

I miss the old days of RCT and the early days of the Internet.  In some respects it feels like there was so much more of a community spirit than there is now and this forum was one of the best examples back then.  I regret not making more of an effort to get to know other people here personally.

 

My sincere thanks to Sambo, rcthelp and everyone else who made this forum what it was over the past 20 years.  

 

If anyone would like stay in touch after this forum closes, I can be found over on the OpenRCT forum and I also run the Facebook group Defunct Wooden Roller Coaster Recreations.  RCT tracks are more than welcome there.

https://www.facebook...565888057140623

 

Goodbye and thank you, RCT Space.  I will miss you.

 

Woodpecker


Oh, one last thing: is anything going to remain of this site?  RCT Station's knowledgebase has been deleted recently so I was wondering if any of the articles here will be lost as well.


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Posted 30 September 2021 - 01:40 PM

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Farewell everyone.

I wanted to express a huge thanks to Sambo for this site and all the fond memories of RCT and its community. It was a blessing to be part of the fun of the game and its ardent followers. I will miss the old days but I will keep the memories. :thumbs:


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Posted 14 October 2021 - 02:40 PM

Here we are on 14th October and still not closed down.

 

I will be making a backup of all the site content before it closes.

 

I may put part of the site content (as downloadable files) on Github.

Keep your eyes on https://github.com/DRY411S


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Posted 18 October 2021 - 10:36 PM

Excellent.  Thanks ever so much!



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Posted 16 November 2021 - 06:39 AM

It seems that there may be somebody else interested in preserving the site in some form. More news when we have it.



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Posted 08 December 2021 - 12:31 PM

More news here: https://forums.rctsp...showtopic=27119






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