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by Capt. Barnacles
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 795
Views: 96932

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Regarding those posts, the tall ones you can see in the image are presumably for a fence that will just divide the area slightly. They're about 2m tall. Shorter 1.2m fence posts have been put in all the way along the existing path just behind the fence, and further down towards the flume turnaround ...
by Capt. Barnacles
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 795
Views: 96932

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

The majority of the rock taken off that sheer cliff face in the loop pit is actually the stone pillars dotted around upper Forbidden Valley. You can see the drilling marks from where the blasting charges went.
by Capt. Barnacles
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 795
Views: 96932

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

They'll post it when they're ready. Patience is a virtue.
by Capt. Barnacles
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 795
Views: 96932

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

That's the amazing awesomeness that is TTSPs resident photographers, ALWAYS reliable for good quality photos, hopefully this update will provide better references for me on the SW8 mock up (and eventual part of Virtual Towers phase 2) to work on! :)
by Capt. Barnacles
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 795
Views: 96932

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

One of the VTO team has already had confirmation from Jubilee Fireworks that they're providing this year's show for ATR (their video of last year's show used his recording at their request so they've been in contact)
by Capt. Barnacles
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2013
Views: 130812

Re: Scarefest

After looking at two photos of the former pirate stage I've noticed the changes made are quite extensive! For one the skull is now entirely black and appears to have FANGS where it didn't before. As well as all the cloths being removed, the 'FEED THE FLAMES' board is what used to be the 'second hand...
by Capt. Barnacles
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Capt. Barnacles SW8 Recreation
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Capt. Barnacles SW8 Recreation

Thinking another update is due, I've changed the wood colour to better match SW8 now, and plenty more has been made, including the steel frame for the preshow building, the sound tunnel bents for the first drop, and I've also remodeled the lift structure to a better standard! Things are progressing ...
by Capt. Barnacles
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 795
Views: 96932

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Booooooooooo HB games units ;) Nahhhh I think it'll be pretty cool. Especially looking forward to seeing how they theme it after Challenge The Smiler tied in well enough to the ride :)
by Capt. Barnacles
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Capt. Barnacles SW8 Recreation
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Capt. Barnacles SW8 Recreation

Absolutely, my Twitch channel is DanSm1l3r, can be found here. Note though that only my last stream stays online, so if I stream again anytime soon (probably not until the weekend) the last one will disappear.

DanSm1l3r - Twitch
by Capt. Barnacles
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Capt. Barnacles SW8 Recreation
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Capt. Barnacles SW8 Recreation

@PhNx survivor - Yeah this is in NL2, it's all being made as an asset for Virtual Towers Online of course though, but I'm just doing it in NL2 to see how it's going to run :)
by Capt. Barnacles
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 949
Views: 40239

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Amazing read there Chris, thanks for the link, having rode them in their original form, as Dueling, back when they were allowed to, it's that I'm going to miss more than anything else. The ride that's just closed is not the same one I knew and honestly, the article says what everyone's thinking, it ...
by Capt. Barnacles
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Capt. Barnacles SW8 Recreation
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Thought I'd drop a little update on how my visualisation's coming along, really making good headway predicting the profiling and how each section will ride from the bents, here it is! https://i.imgur.com/3IHg9RO.png https://i.imgur.com/5b7UsXo.png https://i.imgur.com/TL2V6LA.png https://i.imgur.com/...
by Capt. Barnacles
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 795
Views: 96932

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

@PhNx Survivor: The drop definitely has an open air portion at the bottom just before rising back up into another tunnel. The bents would have indicated if it was continuous.
by Capt. Barnacles
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 8612

Re: Area Speculation and Discussion

No, it's an actual department of Merlin that deals with theming construction and upkeep of their attractions. One problem with MMM however, is they're responsible for upkeep of theming for two years after the attraction/area/ride opens, and after that it's the individual park/resort/attraction's res...
by Capt. Barnacles
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4889
Views: 489217

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

From the recreation I've been putting together, I think everyone's really overestimating the actual banking of the track in certain places. For instance, the last turn down in the pit area, will in fact barely bank beyond 10 degrees, creating a very strong point of lateral G force there.
by Capt. Barnacles
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 8612

Re: Area Speculation and Discussion

I 100% agree Lakey, I can't see this being part of Gloomy Wood, however it doesn't really fit Mutiny Bay, so I'm joining you in expecting a partial retheme of Mutiny Bay. One thing I'm personally thinking, is SW8 potentially creating an entirely new mini area that connects Mutiny Bay and Katanga Can...
by Capt. Barnacles
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4889
Views: 489217

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I think you might need to take a listen to some soundtracks like that of Schwur Des Karnan at Hansa Park. Entirely recorded with a symphonic orchestra and written by IMAscore. They're more than capable of non-electronic sounding audio.
by Capt. Barnacles
Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 795
Views: 96932

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Image
Red is all the bents that have gone up. I do believe now almost all the foundations are complete.
by Capt. Barnacles
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2013
Views: 130812

Re: Scarefest

Just realised Robert makes a very valid point. With the renovations due to take place to convert the Courtyard into the new eatery, having the maze itself underneath the former eating area, it'll allow work to take place during the day (before the maze itself opens) for dismantling the old stage and...
by Capt. Barnacles
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Virtual Towers Online
Replies: 184
Views: 19467

Re: Virtual Towers Online

It's been a while since I updated here, I'll let my current live stream speak for itself!

VTO Phase 2/SW8 Livestream
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