The physics of it wouldn't actually be that hard...2D roller coaster physics is incredibly easy. Moving it into pseudo-3D isn't that much harder, and you can pre-calculate a lot of things because the track is made up of known segments.
Edit: Completely realistic rollercoaster physics is not easy, of course, but RCT physics were pretty basic. Just a accelerations, Gs, and sometimes thresholds for things like coasters flying off sharp turns for the one(s) not attached to the track...
Last Edit: 16 May, 2012, 07:37:51 by ZippyDee »
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Pushpins 'n' stuff...
The 2D isometric would be quite easy, but the animations of the attractions and especially which we draw ourselves would be hard.
A solution could be to ask the source and then to convert it to assembly ARM line per line... but it would take a lot of time (though maybe less) and we were obligated to divide per 3 the game's size. The starting video can use a lot of bytes and we may reduce the size removing the video... am I right ?
There is an interesting project related to the topic:
It's in C++ though.
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Just a few things, there is no RCT1 source code, it's written in x86 assembly so you could just as well disassemble it. Also, RCT1 and RCT2 aren't made by Atari, it's programmed by Chris Sawyer who has nothing to do with Atari or RCT3/RCT3D.
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Last Edit: 17 February, 2013, 14:00:36 by Vijfhoek »
Wow this would be amazing! I loved those games.
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