Marcel Vos once built a roller coaster in Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 that took 232 days to complete. In real time. Now he has made one that takes 18 times as long.
That's right. If nothing else, Vos has built a virtual machine that takes 12 years to complete one lap. Note that this is the calculated time; Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 itself is 17 years old; this coaster had been running since Nancy Pelosi was first named Speaker of the House actually accomplished one lap.
In the 10-minute video above (as spied on PCGamer and PCGamesN) that seems like a finger-snap given what's at stake, Vos explains how he built the ride ̵
That means that Vos traps 31 cars in a separate tiny loop and all of them must wait for one car to complete the gargantuan 232-day track before advancing just a teeny tiny increment. That smaller ride is over after 20 laps (the RCT2 maximum). That equals 600 laps on the bigger structure. One lap on that thing, I might add, is 204 in-game years and 27 days. So it's not like folks on the bigger ride are having a party either.
There's a link to a save file in the YouTube videos description (appropriately, titled "12 Years of Suffering") if you want to see this monstrosity for yourself . It takes the crime of sim torture to appalling new low. "For now, I cannot come up with a way to beat this record, but who knows what is possible," Vos said.