Rollercoaster Tycoon 2

Retail CD Release

Application Details:

Version: 1.00
License: Retail
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.49

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Test Results

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What works

Installation and running full screen at default in game resolution. Although the proper aspect ratio was not kept so everything looks stretched on my wide screen monitor. I suspect this is more to do with the old proprietary Nvidia graphic driver for this old graphic card that does not have a setting for maintaining aspect ratio in games. It also works in an emulated virtual desktop at the default in game resolution which does keep the aspect ratio proper. Using a no-CD crack.

What does not

Changing in game resolution no matter which one you choose whether in full screen or using an emulated virtual desktop causes the game to crash with the following error message.

Exception raised - access violation
Error location: Windows display driver

Clicking ok on this message then brings up a WINE error message window.

Clicking ok causes the game to gracefully exit to the desktop with no issues.

If you don't enter a game scenario/park before exiting the program. The game freezes. I was unable to force close the game at this point. So I forced a log out. After logging back in, the game would not even run with no error messages showing. Only re-booting the computer allowed the game to run again.


What was not tested

Fully playing a scenario park fully through. I just played around with different scenarios for a few minutes each.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

System specifications: LinuxMint 17 XFCE 32-bit CPU - AMD Athlon XP 1800+ RAM - 1GB GPU - Nvidia 7600GS (AGP) Motherboard - Abit KR7A-133R Chipset - Via KT266A - VT8366A and VT8233A Sound card - Creative Labs Audigy 2 ZS Using Nvidia proprietary driver version 304.117 installed from Driver Manager.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Aug 17 20151.7.49Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 30 20141.7.18Yes Yes GarbageKieran 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 20 20171.6.2Yes Yes PlatinumDan 
CurrentLinux Mint 17 "Qiana"Jul 23 20141.6.2Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 17 "Qiana" x86_64Jul 23 20141.6.2Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
19279 Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 will not run without Window/Desktop emulation mode NEW View
53751 RollerCoaster Tycoon 1-2: rename dialog is hidden behind game screen NEW View

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HowTo / Notes has DRM free version
RCT2 is now available from DRM free and does not require a CD.  They have also cleaned up the load/save menu glitches.


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