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How to Build Roller Coasters in Alpha Version

How to Build Roller Coasters in Alpha Version

Frontier Development released the first Alpha version of Planet Coaster on March 22. Those looking to construct their first roller coaster will notice the Coasters section in the build menu is grayed out. This was hidden by Frontier since the coasters are under heavy construction, with a lot of bugs to work out. We did discover a way to unlock the Coaster build section and we will show you how to access the hidden option.

The first step is to start the game and select a park of your choice. In this Planet Coaster tutorial we selected the sandbox mode to build our own park from scratch. Once the park has been selected, open up the Rides menu and click the magnifying glass icon. This action pops up a new window, game’s search option, which is a good tool for finding the exact things you want.

Planet Coaster search menu
Planet Coaster search menu

 

Once the search menu has appeared, click on the search box and type in “underconstruction”. This will unlock the Coasters option, which will appear on the bottom menu bar. Now you have the ability to build from one of the two different types of coaster tracks.

 Unlock the Coasters option
Unlock the Coasters option

 

Planet Coaster Early Bird Alpha Released

Planet Coaster Early Bird Alpha Released

Frontier’s Planet Coaster won’t be released until the end of the year, but it launch its first alpha build on March 22, 2016.

The alpha version is very limited in scope, and a pretty rough around the edges, but it gives you an idea of how the game will play.

To gain access to Planet Coaster alpha build you will have to purchase the Early Bird version of the game.

This is one of the three stages Frontier has planned for the game. The first alpha version will focus on Modular building and paths. The roller coaster creation feature has been hidden due to it not nearly being complete, however Frontier did add a way to unlock this feature.

“To access coaster building, open a map and select the ‘Rides’, ‘Scenery’ or ‘Buildings’ tab, then select the ‘Search’ option (a magnifying glass) and enter the code ‘underconstruction’ (all one word in lower case) to enable the coaster construction tab.”