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News Of Our Death Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

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#1 rcthelp


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Posted 23 November 2021 - 10:41 PM

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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Posted 08 December 2021 - 10:05 AM

Thank you, rcthelp!


I am Gymnasiast, the new owner. You might know me from the OpenRCT2 project. I have been a fan of RCT from the moment I got the first installment in 2000 and never stopped playing it.


These forums have a lot of history behind it, as well as a lot of people I looked up to back in the 2000s. When I heard that Sambo and rcthelp wanted to pull the plug, I couldn’t let that happen. Too many sites have already gone. Since I host several sites already, it wasn’t too big a problem to take over the hosting. (Moving the domain, OTOH, was a royal PITA, but we eventually succeeded.)


Contrary to what I said earlier, (and what rcthelp quoted in his post), I have made the forums read-write. Even though the forums are not very active, I wanted to retain that possibility.

I intend to make the content on these forums easier to access in the future. Right now, you have to log in to download, but registrations have been broken for years.


I hope we can all enjoy RCTspace for some time to come. I also hope I can save or restore more sites that have been disappeared. If you happen to have owned one (or have a very good backup), please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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#3 rctkarst


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Posted 08 December 2021 - 12:13 PM

Hurray! The lagacy will be continued!

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Posted 09 December 2021 - 06:14 AM

YAY!  (Kermit flail)

Gymnasiast is the right person at the right time.  Let's all give him our support and a big round of applause...

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#5 coastercrazy


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Posted 01 May 2022 - 09:59 PM

As someone who grew up on this site starting in 2005, I am overjoyed that it will live on. Thank you, Gymnasiast.

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Posted 10 June 2022 - 01:51 AM

I can't believe I can still post on here, so many memories from my childhood

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