Rollercoaster Tycoon 3

Retail CD Release

Application Details:

Version: 1.00
License: Retail
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.11

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What works

Building editor, camera tutorial, changing the resolution (fullscreen or not), installation, menu, scenario editor, and sandbox mode.

What does not

Changing some quality settings while the 3D simulation is running. It could either not happen (bloom?) or crash (some LOD setting), if you can even get the settings window open in the first place.

WMA files. They simply don't play.

Using the "p" key to play/pause the simulation. The buttons work fine, however.

Quitting. Normally that is. It could crash exit (hey at least it still exits) or not. That was done by leaving a sandbox game without saving and then exiting the game.

If you're unlucky, the entire GUI disappears when you open the settings window (while in the 3D simulation)!

Also, using the backspace key to close the topmost window does not seem to work on the main menu while the settings window is open. This might be RCT3 itself, though. The "p" key problem definitely isn't.


What was not tested

Everything not mentioned, including Soaked and Wild expansion packs (which I do own), and using MP3s instead of WMAs for music. Probably all of the modes work (with some problems here and there).

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Somewhat flickery, especially on main menu. It's bearable. I did get some lag until lowering quality settings, but that's most likely because I'm using an ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro w/ 256MB DDR2. After the splash screens (oh the wait, especially with expansion packs!) the game goes into a blank screen (black or white) with a cursor for a while. When you get to this, just wait.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowMac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"Jan 31 20141.7.11Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 13 "Maya" x86_64Dec 24 20131.6.1Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 13 20121.5.17Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 10 20121.5.12Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 28 20111.3.25Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
21448 Multiple applications and games need 'IOCTL_STORAGE_QUERY_PROPERTY' support (SecuROM 5.x media validation, USB drive detection)(RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, Deus Ex Invisible War) NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

How-to: Install Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 on ubuntu with an nvidia optimus enabled graphics card

This is a how-to I posted over on shyguy's world on installing RCT3 when you have an nvidia optimus enabled graphics card.


Link to How-to

Get background music/menu music etc. working

Posted by Sander on Friday March 2nd 2012, 18:20
MP3 background music works fine.
Convert all music in /Atari/RollerCoaster Tycoon 3/Music/ to mp3 using ffmpeg. Then replace .wma with .mp3 in MusicGenre.txt

Enjoy :)

I will post a more in depth how to tomorrow when i have time.

however i did do a quick test with summerair.wma which is the default music and it seemed to work.

ATI Video Cards with closed drivers
by Thomas R. on Monday July 11th 2011, 19:17
If you use an ATI card and the closed source drivers, make sure you have at least 11.6, else you will see crashes.
Mac Support

Please note that improving Mac Compatibility for RCT3 is taking a back burner as this game has now been released as a native Mac application as seen here:


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