• Author TheIdiot
  • File Size 81.70 MB
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  • Release Date December 14, 2020
  • Last Updated December 24, 2022
  • Downloads 889

RTJP: Return To Jurassic Park - Outdated 2013 Version

Well, folks, here's a little something interesting: this is the original Return to Jurassic Park level (jpark) from back when I started on the project, just after I finished playing JPDS. This was probably my second or third level, made before my other release, Trespasser Reborn, and I believe the heightmap was my first ever Trespasser modding project. 8) I think I've mentioned this before, but I managed to dig up the files and now I'm uploading them for people to check out.
Some backstory: I'd always wanted to play an open, free-roaming Jurassic Park adventure, and I got just that with JPDS and the Trescom Level Set. But I wanted more - I wanted a game set in the ruins of the park from the original movie, so I downloaded TresEd, got used to it by making some modifications (which I no longer have, unfortunately) of the original Tres levels, and set out on a mission to build what John Hammond once dreamed of. Ultimately, this is the product I made with my limited tools and experience. My modding skills have greatly increased over time, and it shows quite a bit. There are very few new models in RTJP; almost everything - including buildings - was made out of assets I got from other places. I didn't even have any of hppav's Visitor Center models, so I had to make it myself...out of blocks. :sick: It was my pride-of-the-time, made of almost 4000 textured blocks and retextured stock assets. It's quite a wonder what can be done with limited resources! Hell, the helipad is a retextured stop sign. 😀
Anyway, this is it. I don't know if it's playable in the current state, but it can be viewed in TresEd, which I recommend since most of the puzzles are unfinished as is the map itself. If you do want to try playing it in-game, you'll have to use ATX for sure, and I can guarantee that it will not be very stable! Note that this does NOT represent the RTJP product being worked on right now in any way, shape, or form. I thought I'd just put this out there to give people something neat to check out. My skills have massively improved over time, so fret not!

On to the download! It includes level files, plus a folder of old screenshots I took of the level and edited in GIMP because I thought they were kind of neat. Again, this is in NO WAY, SHAPE OR FORM the final product I've been developing on the forums - this was long before I even made an account here and was just snooping around for tutorials and assets, polling over the records...reading the files...