Zoo Tycoon






     These may not seem like much, but this is where it all started for me. This was also way back in 2003-2005, so it was pretty impressive back then, to me at least. :P

     First I worked with the animal/object editor called A.P.E. and then gradually moved on to editing the ztd files directly (usually with Notepad). Often designers would have to use other programs like Winhex to do "rotation fixes" (aligning objects to the ingame grid) and ResHacker to edit .dll strings for buildings. I started with animals and objects and later moved into creating buildings as well; however I didn't stay long enough to venture into scenarios, paths, and fences.

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Transportation Mini-Expansion
     One of the last projects I worked on for Zoo Tycoon.  It was one of the more unique ones I've made, finding that I was able to set entry and exit points away from the building so guests appeared to "teleport".  I noticed this from Pixigger's Hotel Cha...

January 19, 2004 - January 28, 2004
Pack, Building | Downloaded 240 times

     A ride/building (they're the same in Zoo Tycoon at a technical level) requested by one of the forumers at Zoo Admin.  Put together the file with some help from Casey.  At this point, I was gradually beginning to get the hang of creating buildings and edi...

January 10, 2004 - January 14, 2004
Building | Downloaded 313 times

Living Lifeless Pack
     One of my final projects before leaving Zoo Tycoon.  As usual, continuing with animating otherwise inanimate objects - allowing people keep lamps and other items as living pets.  This time, with much more experience at hand, the items are actually complet...

January 4, 2004 - January 18, 2004
Pack, Animal | Downloaded 537 times

ZT Designer Resources
     Zoo Admin set up a new downloads section while I was active called "Designer Resources".  We would add textures and other useful material so other designers could utilize these items for their projects.  Most of what I submitted were available in the ga...

November 6, 2003 - November 26, 2003
Designer Resource | Downloaded 73 times

2003 Christmas Expansion
     A 2-month project started by flamethrower and KillerPenguin222 in creating a Christmas-themed pack of about 156 animals, objects, and buildings.      Originally, it was released over two smaller packs at Zoo Admin (for those who wanted to use the items b...

October 26, 2003 - December 23, 2003
Pack, Animal, Object, Building | Downloaded 1164 times

2003 Halloween Expansion
     A one-month project creating a Halloween-themed pack of about 25 animals, objects, and buildings - originally released only for Zoo Admin.      This is arguably the first real attempt at making anything substantial, and obviously it's the first real pro...

September 30, 2003 - October 26, 2003
Pack, Animal, Object | Downloaded 694 times

Water Tornado
     After creating Fire as animal, it was only obvious to create Water as animal.  But just a puddle of water wouldn't be interesting.  Water spout animations were available in Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 and since  I didn't know what the proper names...

August 16, 2003
Animal | Downloaded 322 times

     Fire as an animal that can be caged, tranquilized, eaten, etc. My very first game-modification ever released online (at Zoo Admin).  Graphics aren't even mine, but snapshots taken from Roller Coaster Tycoon.  Animal was designed and pieced together in th...

July 27, 2003 - July 29, 2003
Animal | Downloaded 333 times

- Zoo Tycoon is a game by Bluefang and Microsoft Game Studios.
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