Theme park administration sim and vomit-soaked hellscape creation device RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 has performed host to some actual horrorshows. Streamer Marcel Vos is chargeable for lots of them, having constructed record-setting tracks just like the nightmarish one which takes 12 actual years to finish. His newest work places that in perspective: it takes over three quinvigintillion years to finish. A quinvigintillion is a one with 78 zeros after it.
Vos calls it the Universe Coaster, and it is not precisely a thrill a minute. As his 14-minute video (opens in new tab) explains, by way of Kotaku (opens in new tab), it begins with a looping coaster that runs alongside an extended, spiral observe at a velocity of a couple of kilometer per hour. The observe ends in nothing, although there’s a ornamental skeleton in a prime hat, however the coaster would not crash at this lifeless finish.
Because of a slight incline cleverly positioned initially of the observe, which the coaster reverses onto earlier than it descends, RCT2 acts as if the coaster nonetheless has a winch connected when it reaches the lifeless finish, because it should have needed to again up that incline. It is not solely prevented from crashing by this invisible winch, however pulled all the best way again alongside the observe by it on the slowest velocity attainable.
That is just the start, as Vos explains. I admit that sooner or later in the course of the subsequent rationalization of how the Wild Mouse coasters synchronize with one another in his setup my mind melted, slid out of my earhole, and now lives on a farm within the nation the place it may possibly play with all the opposite brains as a lot because it desires. You will have to look at his video to see the way it works.
Because of the adjustments in OpenRCT2 (opens in new tab), the open-source re-implementation of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2, it is attainable to make tracks which might be even longer than this. Vos set himself the problem of constructing a observe that may be appropriate with the older vanilla and basic variations of RCT2, nonetheless, and succeeded. You possibly can obtain a model of the Universe Coaster that runs in RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (opens in new tab), in addition to one which runs in a customized construct of OpenRCT2 (opens in new tab). I am unsure why you’d wish to, however you may.
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