Screamworx is a LARGE set, covering a number of different styles. Fans of traditional haunted houses, or gore hounds should hopefully find something to their liking. Of course, many of the objects can be used for other ideas outside of the realm of darkness (though I wouldn’t recommend sticking a chainsaw smack in the middle of a scenic outdoor cafe). The castle brick set includes basic building blocks, but is not meant to be an “all out” wall set, as my focus was to get a little bit of everything, otherwise this would be called Castleworx. I figured I’d mention that before someone asks “if only you included a draw bridge, and matching dormers”.
Download the self-extracting installer (exe), or the manual (zip) file.
Once again, this is a large set. If an item gives you an error, you may want to reinstall it, as the installer may choke during extraction. Each and every item was tested rigorously, and the finished product was installed countless times without and problem.
Download JCat’s ScreamWorx Self Installer
Download JCat’s Screamworx Zip File
Apparitions have one side, and are designed with the standard wall attributes. Move your Apparition in and out to determine which side the surface will show. These haunts are transparent, and work best with nearby lights. You can change the density of the transparency by simply stamping the same apparition over itself a number of times. PLEASE NOTE, Apparitions and Spider Webs may sometimes make walls and other scenery behind it transparent as well (giving a forever transparent result). This is a random placement issue. Just tinker around with your positioning (like placing them down in different order) of transparent props, as well as objects/walls behind, and for some reason, it will eventually work. This is one of those mysteries like the modder’s Glass problem,
When designing around the Chandelier, keep other “night light” objects at a safe distance. Any close lights, candles, torches..etc.. near the chandelier may cause it to strobe. If you want one of the seperate included candles to be brighter, you can place another candle right on top of the original.
Black Lights are great for lighting halls, apparitions or any other object you may want to eerily emphasize. It may be best not to exceed more then four bulbs in one area, or you will get pulsing, however, exceeding the bulb count can turn out an interesting result: Adding five or six bulbs will give an effect like a few of the bulbs are starting to lose their juice, much like real fluorescent bulbs behave. No one said a house of horrors is supposed to be glamorous. Also, black lights tend to illuminate objects which face the ends of the bulb (perpendicular), and not parallel to them.
Some wall overlays or wall mounted items need to hug the wall to look aesthetically pleasing. If you notice an overlay is not meeting up with your wall, move your wall in or out to make them align (or do the same with the actual object).
The 2D scare props are obviously best used at night, or within the pitch black walls from ye old Dark Ride Set. A nearby light creates a dramatic effect, however, the headlights of whatever vehicle you’re riding in will be quite effective to immediatly spark a non-lit nearby object. Try placing a flickering torch near the Night Terror and watch its eyes pulse.
The included Particle Effects do not have solid attributes like a marker of some sort, as I didn’t want anything visible that would hinder the look, particularly if you wish to stack your particles. Unfortunately, there’s no way that I’m aware of to create a dispenser like object similar to Frontier’s emitters which disappear once you close the scenery window. Fortunately, the particles that were drafted for this set do not cover huge areas (like Frontier’s Mist) and are fairly easy to delete like any wall. Timed particles like The Deadly Explosion go off in short intervals (like once every second); if you wish to have a continuous effect, just watch the timing of each instance, and stamp down new particles in between the gaps of nothingness.
The Screamworx theme set was thoroughly tested. Although I don’t foresee any problems, it’s best to back up any saved coasters, parks etc. If you feel any of this scenery is causing havoc with your game, you can easily remove this set by going in to your Program Files/Rollercoaster Tycoon 3/Styles/Themed/folder, and look for the folder JCat’s Screamers and delete it. Remember, if you download this user-made set, you are accepting full responsibility, as this add-on is not supported by Frontier, Atari or Trackworx.