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Nicky Borrill

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Please use this thread to submit your entries before midnight (GMT) on the 8th May.

Screen grab a video containing off ride footage as well as a POV, then upload it to youtube and share it here.

I will then create a voting thread shortly after the time to submit your entry has passed.
 

Kw6sTheater

Hyper Poster
Is it allowed to have one mid-course launch, with a lift hill at the start of the layout? Or can we only use lift hills?
 

FistedColossus

Hyper Poster
Getting in early as I've been 'working' from home today...

Had a lot of fun putting this together and managed to accidentally break the world Inversion record.

Features a steep indoor drop followed by an inversion, like Saw. The rest of the ride is best described as a launched version of The Smiler - on steroids. There's a dueling section after the interlocking corkscrews and also a section where three trains whizz past each other. Most of the inversions were made manually so there's a couple of ropey transitions.

Name: Dune
Biggest Drop: 135ft
Max speed: 73mph
Inversions: 16

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Nicky Borrill

Giga Poster
Getting in early as I've been 'working' from home today...

Had a lot of fun putting this together and managed to accidentally break the world Inversion record.

Features a steep indoor drop followed by an inversion, like Saw. The rest of the ride is best described as a launched version of The Smiler - on steroids. There's a dueling section after the interlocking corkscrews and also a section where three trains whizz past each other. Most of the inversions were made manually so there's a couple of ropey transitions.

Name: Dune
Biggest Drop: 135ft
Max speed: 73mph
Inversions: 16

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Love the duelling!!! 😍😍😍
 

Matt N

CF Legend
My submission is ready! Say hello to Conqueror:
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The stats for Conqueror are as follows:
  • Name: Conqueror
  • Manufacturer: Gerstlauer
  • Model: Infinity Coaster (Custom)
  • Height: 175ft/53m
  • Speed: 70mph/113kph
  • Length: 4,829ft/1,472m
  • Inversions: 7
  • Propulsion: 1 Vertical Lift Hill, 1 Launch
  • Maximum Positive G-Force: 4.8G (overall), 4.1G (heatmap)
  • Maximum Negative G-Force: -1.7G (overall), -0.6G (heatmap)
  • Trains: 4 trains with 4 cars/16 riders
  • Throughput: 748pph
The ride has a light adventure theme, with a temple-style station and some stone theming items and jungle planting scattered around the ride/area.

Here's the Steam Workshop link, if you'd like to play with Conqueror yourself: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2797755994

So, that's Conqueror! I really hope you like it!
 

Nicky Borrill

Giga Poster
@Matt N When did you get a new gaming rig? I hadn't even noticed, but your frame rate in these rounds has been a LOT better than when you were doing those dark rides...

What did you get?
 

Leon_K

Roller Poster
I am not sure how I am going to do this. I build on the console version of Planet Coaster and I don't have this coaster type... I only have the Eurofighter.
 

Nicky Borrill

Giga Poster
I am not sure how I am going to do this. I build on the console version of Planet Coaster and I don't have this coaster type... I only have the Eurofighter.
It's part of the 'classic rides collection' DLC, which is available on console AFAIK

Failing that just build a Eurofighter and do the front cam POV :)
 

FistedColossus

Hyper Poster
I am not sure how I am going to do this. I build on the console version of Planet Coaster and I don't have this coaster type... I only have the Eurofighter.
I had the same issue but the Classic Rides DLC was on sale at £4 so went for it.

Worth downloading for the cool Efteling observation tower thingy 🙌
 

Matt N

CF Legend
@Matt N When did you get a new gaming rig? I hadn't even noticed, but your frame rate in these rounds has been a LOT better than when you were doing those dark rides...

What did you get?
I did indeed buy a new PC. I bought it in August 2021 (after I finished Globala), and the stats I went for were as follows:
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (Hexa-core, 3.7GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.6GHz)
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (12GB VRAM)
  • 16GB RAM
  • 2TB HDD & 512GB SSD
It was a PCSpecialist system that cost around £1,350 on its own, but with all the associated peripherals on the side (screen, keyboard et al.), the overall purchase set me back a little over £1,500. It certainly wasn’t cheap, but I’ve got to say that it was a very worthwhile purchase!

However, I’m not sure that my new PC is the sole cause of the vastly higher frame rates I’m exhibiting in this competition. Each entry I’m doing for this competition is vastly lower in complexity than the Globala map I was filming the dark ride POVs in; one coaster with vastly less theming than any individual ride I did in Globala will definitely take less processing power than a fuller park with more heavily themed rides (that wasn’t even that close to being fully completed at the stage I assume you’re referring to, based on when you commented on that thread), and I think even my previous system would have exhibited fairly adequate performance with the type of park this competition requires.

With that being said, however, I am noticing that frame rates tend to be somewhere between 3 and 4 times higher in any given situation on my new PC than they were on my old one, so I think it would definitely play a role in my improved FPS, for sure. For instance, the completed Worlds of Globala park with no guests gets 15-20FPS on my new system, whereas it topped out at 5FPS on my old one…

If you’re interested, Nicky, here are 2 videos of how that park you’re referring to looks on my new PC, as a point of reference:
 
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Nicky Borrill

Giga Poster
I did indeed buy a new PC. I bought it in August 2021 (after I finished Globala), and the stats I went for were as follows:
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (Hexa-core, 3.7GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.6GHz)
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (12GB VRAM)
  • 16GB RAM
  • 2TB HDD & 512GB SSD
It was a PCSpecialist system that cost around £1,350 on its own, but with all the associated peripherals on the side (screen, keyboard et al.), the overall purchase set me back a little over £1,500. It certainly wasn’t cheap, but I’ve got to say that it was a very worthwhile purchase!

However, I’m not sure that my new PC is the sole cause of the vastly higher frame rates I’m exhibiting in this competition. Each entry I’m doing for this competition is vastly lower in complexity than the Globala map I was filming the dark ride POVs in; one coaster with vastly less theming than any individual ride I did in Globala will definitely take less processing power than a fuller park with more heavily themed rides (that wasn’t even that close to being fully completed at the stage I assume you’re referring to, based on when you commented on that thread), and I think even my previous system would have exhibited fairly adequate performance with the type of park this competition requires.

With that being said, however, I am noticing that frame rates tend to be somewhere between 3 and 4 times higher in any given situation on my new PC than they were on my old one, so I think it would definitely play a role in my improved FPS, for sure. For instance, the completed Worlds of Globala park with no guests gets 15-20FPS on my new system, whereas it topped out at 5FPS on my old one…

If you’re interested, Nicky, here are 2 videos of how that park you’re referring to looks on my new PC, as a point of reference:
It really does make the world of difference... a 300% increase in frame rates is a huge improvement!!!!

Similar to my specs

Ryzen 7 3800x (8/16)
RTX 3070 (Original version, Asus TUF)
32GB 3200 C16 DDR4 (Corsair Vengeance)
2 x 1TB PCI-e NVME M.2 (3x4) (WD Black)
1 x 2TB SATA SSD (Crucial BX500 - low end ssd purely as a game drive)

All air cooled with a silly amount of airflow!!!!

Peripherals
2 x 27" 1440p LG Ultragear Gaming Monitors (165hz)
Asus ROG Strix Flare Keyboard
Asus ROG Gladius II Gaming Mouse

Though I am ready to do some upgrades, have an R9 5900x, ready to go in, but I need to pick an AIO cooler to pair it with first... I'm looking at the Corsair H150i Elite LCD, and think I'll pull the trigger soon. And I want to build a custom mechanical keyboard.

Here's my tower...

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And the setup in my 2 different flight sim modes... Airbus, with the stick, and the yoke for almost every other aircraft haha...

Excuse the mess, not many people get to see inside my man cave!!!

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(As a side note, If you look closely you'll see a 'PCSpecialist' box from my previous computer, that was a R5 3600, 16gb, GTX 1660... I gave it to my daughter and built my own haha.)

And this is the missus PC... I built this one too... (This pic is pre GPU Upgrade)

R5 3600
32gb
RX 6600xt

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(Bloody awful case to cable manage in, especially as I needed to use the HDD cage!!! Hence the cables at the front... They'll be better hidden once I get her a decent SSD!)
 
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Matt N

CF Legend
It really does make the world of difference... a 300% increase in frame rates is a huge improvement!!!!

Similar to my specs

Ryzen 7 3800x (8/16)
RTX 3070 (Original version, Asus TUF)
32GB 3200 C16 DDR4 (Corsair Vengeance)
2 x 1TB PCI-e NVME M.2 (3x4) (WD Black)
1 x 2TB SATA SSD (Crucial BX500 - low end ssd purely as a game drive)

All air cooled with a silly amount of airflow!!!!

Peripherals
2 x 27" 1440p LG Ultragear Gaming Monitors (165hz)
Asus ROG Strix Flare Keyboard
Asus ROG Gladius II Gaming Mouse

Though I am ready to do some upgrades, have an R9 5900x, ready to go in, but I need to pick an AIO cooler to pair it with first... I'm looking at the Corsair H150i Elite LCD, and think I'll pull the trigger soon. And I want to build a custom mechanical keyboard.

Here's my tower...

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And the setup in my 2 different flight sim modes... Airbus, with the stick, and the yoke for almost every other aircraft haha...

Excuse the mess, not many people get to see inside my man cave!!!

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(As a side note, If you look closely you'll see a 'PCSpecialist' box from my previous computer, that was a R5 3600, 16gb, GTX 1660... I gave it to my daughter and built my own haha.)

And this is the missus PC... I built this one too... (This pic is pre GPU Upgrade)

R5 3600
32gb
RX 6600xt

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(Bloody awful case to cable manage in, especially as I needed to use the HDD cage!!! Hence the cables at the front... They'll be better hidden once I get her a decent SSD!)
Wow; that’s one impressive setup you’ve got there!

I’ve never quite felt bold enough to build my own PC… even though I’m studying Computer Science, I don’t think I know enough about PC specs or how to put a PC together to take that kind of plunge.
 

Nicky Borrill

Giga Poster
Wow; that’s one impressive setup you’ve got there!

I’ve never quite felt bold enough to build my own PC… even though I’m studying Computer Science, I don’t think I know enough about PC specs or how to put a PC together to take that kind of plunge.
It's extremely easy mate, go watch some Linus Tech Tip videos and you'll be fine :) Just don't drop anything!

I've been building them since I was a kid, and it's honestly never been easier, back in the day there were so many compatibility issues between parts that should be compatible, nowadays there's none of that...

Pick a Processor, find an appropriate motherboard (Start with a standard ATX board and Case, as these are both less fiddly to build with, and often offer more IO,) and from there you pretty much only need to know whether it's DDR4 or 5, and how many M.2's you can shove in the thing. (Most builds now will be using boards and cpus that support PCI-e 4.0, but look out for it nonetheless.)

You'll find your recommended PSU wattage on your GPU specs, best to go up 100 or 200 watts from that...

And don't forget the RGB... The general rule is you get 1 extra FPS per RGB Diode 🙈 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣
 

Matt N

CF Legend
It's extremely easy mate, go watch some Linus Tech Tip videos and you'll be fine :) Just don't drop anything!

I've been building them since I was a kid, and it's honestly never been easier, back in the day there were so many compatibility issues between parts that should be compatible, nowadays there's none of that...

Pick a Processor, find an appropriate motherboard (Start with a standard ATX board and Case, as these are both less fiddly to build with, and often offer more IO,) and from there you pretty much only need to know whether it's DDR4 or 5, and how many M.2's you can shove in the thing. (Most builds now will be using boards and cpus that support PCI-e 4.0, but look out for it nonetheless.)

You'll find your recommended PSU wattage on your GPU specs, best to go up 100 or 200 watts from that...

And don't forget the RGB... The general rule is you get 1 extra FPS per RGB Diode 🙈 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣
As my current system is less than a year old and decently specced to my knowledge, I hopefully shouldn’t be needing to think about a new system any time soon, but when I do, I guess PC building is something I could consider…

Is it cheaper than buying pre-built? Or did I imagine that?

I’m pretty pleased with the system I managed to buy last summer for the time being, though; I don’t know how a PC expert like yourself would view my specs, but relative to the other things within my price range, it appeared to compare very favourably… I seem to remember anything else with equal or higher specs was getting into the mega-expensive £2,000+ price bracket, which I simply can’t afford. I remember feeling like I’d struck gold with the deal I got!
 

Nicky Borrill

Giga Poster
If you’re gaming at 1080p those specs are about as high end as you’re going to want to go…

The 5600x is a great gaming CPU!

The 3060 cards are 1080p beasts!

When you start looking at higher resolutions like 1440p or 4k, is when the higher end cards come into their own.

We’re just now coming out of the GPU apocalypse!!! It’s been that way since the end of 2020. GPU’s were costing 3 sometimes 4 times MSRP!!! A few months ago I’d have never been able able to build that system for that price… Now I could build it for less than £1k.

Apocalypse aside, building your own ‘can’ be much cheaper. But more importantly, you can build it with better parts… PCSpecialist are good to be fair, but often system integrators use budget parts or even proprietary parts, this should be avoided at all costs as it can seriously restrict future upgrade options.
 
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