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While there is the popular OpenRCT2 for an open-source re-implementation of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2, it does rely on the original data files, and so the FreeRCT project aims to be a completely free and open source inspired game.

Very early days for the project yet but it has to start somewhere, and the idea is a promising one. It's not just a basic clone or a game engine reimplmentation of the classics, instead it's inspired by it to capture the feel. Perhaps with enough time, and enough people to help out, it might reach the heights of OpenTTD which is based upon Transport Tycoon Deluxe but doesn't require the original data files.

Will be keeping an eye on this one.

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jordicoma 22 Mar
Good, great game. But it neets more tux animators, less fat guests and guests with proper names.
Probably I'm biased for the rct art.
Keep the good work.

Last edited by jordicoma on 22 March 2022 at 10:35 am UTC
So it is not OpenRCT2 with free assets, but a re-implementation from scratch?

Last edited by Hopfenmeister on 22 March 2022 at 2:07 pm UTC
emphy 22 Mar
FreeRCT actually started in 2011, before OpenRCT2, which started in 2014.

Quoting: HopfenmeisterSo it is not OpenRCT2 with free assets, but a re-implementation from scratch?

FreeRCT aims to be a re-creation of RCT that captures the look and feel, as opposed to a re-implementation, which would aim to fully capture the game's mechanics and underlying models/simulations.


Last edited by emphy on 23 March 2022 at 5:50 am UTC
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