Ask the Experts / [Tutorial] Merging on Windows 7

  • turbin3%s's Photo
    here's a way, how you can merge on Windows 7.

    # STEP 1:
    Build the track you want to merge.

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    # STEP 2:
    Give the trackpieces, which need to be raised another colour.

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    # STEP 3:
    Write down the height of the track pieces in units.

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    # STEP 4:

    Give the land under the track pieces, which should be raised, another underground colour.
    Then you need to add 7 to the height in units and multiple it by 2.

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    # STEP 5:
    Open 8Cars -> Misc -> Map Object Manipulation.
    Then fill in the dats: - raise the track by 4
    - ride track
    - green underground
    - track-height (2+7)*2 => 18
    - press Apply or OK

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    # STEP 6:

    Go back ingame and extend the track pieces for the merge and write down it's new height.

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    # STEP 7:
    Do the same things you did in # STEP 5, just with the new dats.
    So lower it by -4 and fill in the new track height: (4+7)*2 => 22

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    # STEP 8:
    Now go to 8Cars -> Rides -> Edit Ride Stats and set the Operating Mode to Boat Hire Mode (of the giga track in this case).
    Then press apply and you're done. :)

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    If you've any question, ask me. :)
    Hope this helps some people.

    Yannik / Turbin3
  • GigaG%s's Photo
    And this eliminates the need for old 8cars in XP/Vista.
  • turbin3%s's Photo
    Sorry, dont know, what you mean.
  • GigaG%s's Photo
    8 cars normal merge method does not work in 8cars 1.32
  • turbin3%s's Photo
    And why do you post this here?

    It's a tutorial for Win7 with 8Cars 1302
  • GigaG%s's Photo
    I don't know. Anyways, do you use x32 or x64? Levis said that Ride Options does not work with Win7 x64.
  • turbin3%s's Photo
    I have Windows 7 Home Premium, 64Bit.
  • Levis%s's Photo
    this works to some degree. but it becomes more difficult with more complicated merges etc. (for example if the track also goes over it again or if there is a other track build trough it etc).
  • turbin3%s's Photo
    Well, atleast it helps for easy merges. :p
  • turbin3%s's Photo
    I don't know why, but even MoM isn't working for me anylonger... :rolleyes:
  • Cena%s's Photo
    Sames here, after recent windows 7 system updates, I can't play the game anymore ... I do everything in a VM now ... and it's a blast to build again.
  • Cocoa%s's Photo
    lol I just wrote a whole other version of this in a different topic :p
  • 7Thumbs%s's Photo
    Does this work with winsows xp?
  • Cena%s's Photo
    No, only on windows 7.
  • Traincrossin%s's Photo
    I'm having trouble merging in Windows 7. I'm brand new to hacking and merging, but I can't find an answer to my problem and was hoping someone could help me out. I'm trying to make an Intamin halfpipe coaster and want the base to be giga track and the vertical parts twister track.

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    I tried a normal merging technique to begin with, but when you try to adjust the height of rides in the rides menu of 8cars it freezes.

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    I tried the technique mentioned above but no luck. I also tried just deleting the track above the black part just to see if I could move it, no go.

    So does anyone have any idea how to merge these tracks in Windows 7 or at least point me in the right direction?
  • turbin3%s's Photo
    7Thumbs, this also works with WinXP.

    Traincrossin, no idea, sorry. Maybe try to extend the black track one track-piece to the top.
  • djbrcace1234%s's Photo
    You know, I'm so dumb founded. To make life easier, you can just use the 4d track period to make this half pipe without the hassle of Windows 7 issues. And id I remember right, you wanted to use Six Frags' Spinning cars to complete this. Use 8 cars then to change the train type to the spin cars, and this will work as well. Maybe not what you desired per say, but it still gets the job done.
  • Traincrossin%s's Photo
    Alright, thanks for the answers guys! I tried running the spinning cars on all twister track, but it doesn't work on the vertical part. I hadn't thought of that. Since it seems I can't merge the tracks together or use the spinning cars on the vertical track, i've got a few things I could try. Make it all twister track and use vertical coaster cars or keep it half giga half twister and only launch the spinning cars on the giga part. Thanks again.

    EDIT: Tried switching car type to spinning cars and I can't get more than 1 car on the train. Oh well, worth a shot.
  • 5dave%s's Photo
    Hi there!

    Is there a workaround for slanted track?
    I really want to lower a track over another (catwalk) but this method only works for flat track, or am I wrong?

    The problem is, 8cars doesn't seem to work on my Win7 setting, no matter how I configure it.
    Guess I have to install RCT on the virtual machine then.

  • turbin3%s's Photo
    Remove the original track, lower the catwalk and use zero-clearences to rebuild the original track.


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