Add a Soaked! Type expansion pack

Unfortunately the engine for Planco is too much of a mess for it to perform well with extensive water rides or pools as the AI would totally crash our CPUs, thats why the devs have moved onto Planet Zoo which sadly is not an expansion or addon but simply a standalone game :( guess will just have to wait a few more years for Planco2 and then hopefully the engine will be better to support actual expansions instead of the overpriced mini-DLCs
 
This is not something i am excited about.

But there are people who want it so if a dlc or standalone game arrives. Good for them.
 
They have said over and over no water park dlc for Planet Coaster 1. But that doesn’t mean it can’t happen in Planet Coaster 2.
 
Unfortunately the engine for Planco is too much of a mess for it to perform well with extensive water rides or pools as the AI would totally crash our CPUs, thats why the devs have moved onto Planet Zoo which sadly is not an expansion or addon but simply a standalone game :( guess will just have to wait a few more years for Planco2 and then hopefully the engine will be better to support actual expansions instead of the overpriced mini-DLCs
What?

You seem to know an awful lot about what would crash the Game and how much of a "Mess" the Engine is.
And for you Information, the Development of Planet Zoo started way earlier than you think. They didn't just "Move on" to the next game.
 
They didn't just "Move on" to the next game.
is that why they added weather into Planco and not just patches of rain as scenery objects?

its pretty funny how you went to an old thread just to be angry because you didnt like how I pointed out Sdanwolf and Silvarret have built water parks in another thread 😇
 
is that why they added weather into Planco and not just patches of rain as scenery objects?

its pretty funny how you went to an old thread just to be angry because you didnt like how I pointed out Sdanwolf and Silvarret have built water parks in another thread 😇
No, not angry.

I was just puzzled by your comment about the game would crash. But i think we can agree that the Game wouldn't be able to handle weather Effects with the Engine it got. The one they used for Planet Zoo is more advanced and is able to do it. But i can see why people keep comparing Planet Zoo to Planet Coaster, because the Art Assets are either the Same (the Peeps) or similar in look. So of course people draw comparisons. But what goes on under the Hood is very different.
 

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not really, it just has better performance due to stability improvements, but its pretty much the same game
The iteration of the Cobra engine used for Planet Zoo is definitely NOT the same as the one used for Planet Coaster.

It’s not about “stability improvements”. The Cobra engine in Planet Zoo is more advanced with newer technology which has been developed in the two years after the release of Planet Coaster. It is therefore not backwards compatible with the iteration of the Cobra engine that was released with Planet Coaster.

Adding parts of a newer and more advanced engine to a less advanced engine is going to break the less advanced engine in the case of Planet Coaster. In theory it might be possible, but you would have to alter the engine in such a way that it will no doubt break compatibility with existing creations made with Planet Coaster, such as all the parks made by players. Therefore upgrading the Cobra engine of Planet Coaster is out of the question.
 
The iteration of the Cobra engine used for Planet Zoo is definitely NOT the same as the one used for Planet Coaster.

It’s not about “stability improvements”. The Cobra engine in Planet Zoo is more advanced with newer technology which has been developed in the two years after the release of Planet Coaster. It is therefore not backwards compatible with the iteration of the Cobra engine that was released with Planet Coaster.

Adding parts of a newer and more advanced engine to a less advanced engine is going to break the less advanced engine in the case of Planet Coaster. In theory it might be possible, but you would have to alter the engine in such a way that it will no doubt break compatibility with existing creations made with Planet Coaster, such as all the parks made by players. Therefore upgrading the Cobra engine of Planet Coaster is out of the question.
I'm curious, does Planco use the exact same Cobra engine as Elite Dangerous, or does Planco have a slightly more advanced Cobra engine?
 
Adding parts of a newer and more advanced engine to a less advanced engine is going to break the less advanced engine in the case of Planet Coaster.
The changes in Plazoo are nowhere near the same as the type of changes from Unreal Engine 3 to Unreal Engine 4 or Unity 5

Plazoo is the same exact game, with the same exact toolset, the only difference is its not bogged down by poorly optimized code. The terrain system hasnt changed, the pathing system hasnt changed, the wall building system hasnt changed, the guests have barely changed, the employee system has barely changed. All they did was remove the coaster editor and replaced it with animal enclosures, and added a few new small features that could easily work in Planco if it wasnt for the fact that Planco is poorly optimized

RCT3 was far more advanced than RCT1/2 and yet RCT3 was able to upload/transfer blueprints from the older games, as well as have fully featured expansions

There is absolutely no reason why basic scenery objects such as rocks, plants, and walls, cant be simply transferred from one game to the other. I watched a video of Silvarret reviewing every individual scenery piece in Plazoo and even he said many objects are duplicated from Planco
 
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The changes in Plazoo are nowhere near the same as the type of changes from Unreal Engine 3 to Unreal Engine 4
UE4 was mostly about reworking the core engine structure so it could support more features that the previous UE3 could. There were a lot of changes under the hood, but there was also some slight graphical improvements.

Frontier's Cobra Engine has also had a lot of under the hood improvements since Planet Coaster. Its needed to be reworked so they can support different weather types (which is a lot more complicated than you might think) as well as support for the animals of course. I was watching their stream today on Planet Zoo where they had a developer on, and he was talking about how much work was needed to be done for the animals just so they could move run and jump across different terrain and climbing frames. Not to mention the vastly improved water in Planet Zoo over Planet Coaster.

Just because there hasn't really been any graphical changes to the game over Planet Coaster doesn't mean there hasn't been many changes to the core engine.
There is absolutely no reason why basic scenery objects such as rocks, plants, and walls, cant be simply transferred from one game to the other. I watched a video of Silvarret reviewing every individual scenery piece in Plazoo and even he said many objects are duplicated from Planco
Yes, they might've reused some old artwork/assets from Planet Coaster, but that doesn't mean to say its a simple copy and paste task. Scenery objects in Planet Zoo need to have support for the animals. For example, rocks. You can use rocks to keep animals in their enclosure, or as climbable objects for them. Every scenery object also needs to support the weather system in Planet Zoo. For example, when it snows, it needs to settle on these objects when its cold enough. Or when it rains, the objects should have a wet texture to them. Planet Coaster objects were not made with these types of features in mind, which is one of the reasons why they probably cannot be easily transferred over.
 
I mean, I can live with Planco1 being forgotten about in a couple years, but I really hope Planco2 is compatible with Plazoo, or at the very least Planco1 DLC. They've had more than enough time to work out the kinks in the engine by now
 
I mean, I can live with Planco1 being forgotten about in a couple years, but I really hope Planco2 is compatible with Plazoo, or at the very least Planco1 DLC. They've had more than enough time to work out the kinks in the engine by now
Personally I hope Planet Splash will be next after Planet Zoo and then we’ll get Planet Resort.
 
A soaked/water park game would not have enough content to be fun as a standalone game IMO, maybe if they called it Planet Lagoon and it also included hotels, resorts, casinos, stage shows, golf, camping grounds, etc, then maybe it could work as a standalone game, but it really should just be an expansion for Planco2 later down the road. Most water parks are combined with amusement parks, at least where I live

Also, Planco2 is already confirmed to be in the works.
 
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A soaked/water park game would not have enough content to be fun as a standalone game IMO, maybe if they called it Planet Lagoon and it also included hotels, resorts, casinos, stage shows, golf, camping grounds, etc, then maybe it could work as a standalone game, but it really should just be an expansion for Planco2 later down the road. Most water parks are combined with amusement parks, at least where I live

Also, Planco2 is already confirmed to be in the works.
Where did you hear that PlanCo 2 is in the works?
 
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