Theme Park World

Final patch released.

Application Details:

Version: Version 2.0
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0.1

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Test Results

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What works

  • Windows 98 and XP modes.
  • My Sim Theme Park Gold installs well with both the Sim Theme Park disk and the Gold Edition expansion disk.
  • After Intense Patching as described later on:
  • General Gameplay - Building, creating, saving, loading parks.
  • All tested game modes "Full" and "Instant Action Mode".
  • Audio (a bit buggy at title screen for first few minutes, then the rest is good.)
  • Mouse cursor viewable.

What does not

  • CD Check - SafeDisk Protection causes page fault.
  • On-screen cursor a bit hard to move with chaotic movement due to not properly locking to actual cursor. (Mouse Warp settings made no difference)
  • Entering Player name causes page fault. Use default name and press the check button for a sloppy work-around.
  • In options all other video modes besides 3d card rendering, 640x480, high-quality failed to work very well. 800x600 causes intense flickering and software mode is very slow boot time and very poor looking in-game. -- Virtual Desktop also recommended since Full Screen doesn't go full screen and shows your taskbar on top and bottom of the window in my distro. FPS may be a bit high but at least it looks fairly good and won't be unviewable, this may be do to my ATI Radeon card, so keep going to the Options menu yourself to test different settings. (To do this make sure you have entered a player name --only default works as mentioned -- then Press "Esc" on Keyboard, move cursor -- as best you can move it -- to "Options" and modify the video settings there)


What was not tested

  • Online play, sending pics, etc.
  • Never fully tested the game I just played it a bit in Instant Action Mode on "Lost World", and never got the game beyond "Halloween World" in Full Simulation.
  • Never bothered with a v1.0/1.1 since I had trouble with them on Windows and suggest 2.0 patch to begin with.

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

You'll need to patch it up a good bit before getting it to play. Download and install EA's Theme Park World Patch (V2.0) from here: (lots of other useful notes there as well) To get past page fault use a NoCD patch such as "Sim Theme Park World v2.0 (all languages) No-CD" which can be found on google at various locations.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowmacOS 10.14 "Mojave"Jul 04 20194.0.1Yes Yes NoPlatinumErin 
ShowFedora 25 x86_64May 27 20172.8Yes Yes Goldmatkoz 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Nov 11 20131.7.6Yes Yes GoldLunaVorax 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 30 20131.6Yes Yes GoldVolkan 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 14 20131.5.23Yes Yes BronzeLunaVorax 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
219 Programs refuse to run because of safedisc copy-protection CLOSED FIXED View
6888 Theme Park World does not start CLOSED FIXED View
10708 Wine lacks support for animated cursors CLOSED FIXED View
21213 Sim Theme Park 2.0: Page fault on read access when entering username CLOSED ABANDONED View
34168 Ride Signs in Theme Park World are not displayed CLOSED ABANDONED View
37802 Theme Park World crashes on startup (broken pre-Win2K era CD-installer fails to install/copy SafeDisc v1.x driver to 'system32\drivers') CLOSED DUPLICATE View

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HowTo / Notes

Version 2.0 Changelog.

Fixed in V2.0

  • Halloween ride Tentacle Terror now breaks down correctly.
  • Improved 1st person cross-hair.
  • Fixed the "All Visitors List" problem.
  • Corrected the display of 'selected Address' in the "E-mail address" window.
  • CTRL + left-click mouse to copy an item correctly.
  • Tuned 1st person camcorder mode to stop players getting stuck near fences.
  • Fixed bug when undoing already placed queue blocks.
  • Updated error message reporting in online lobby.
  • Wheels on the coasters now go round!
  • Coaster sounds should all stop/start correctly now.


  • Players can no longer vote for their own park.
  • Only one vote per day allowed.
  • Downloads can now be aborted by pressing escape.
  • Players can't now blackmark or 'Goto' themselves.
  • First-person online now moves your avatar around correctly.
  • Error message if you reply while visiting a park without having been asked anything yet.
  • Avatars are now more distinguishable in chat (twice as big).
  • When using the 'Goto' function there is now an added confirmation. 'Goto' will now take you to another player's position if in the same park.


  • Save/Load bug fixed.
  • Exits from rides can be placed 'under' track rides and the bridges are built correctly.
  • Dual Voodoo3 cards now supported.
  • Faster 1st person mode.
  • There is a resolution.sam file that enables higher resolutions to be utilised.
  • The camera zoom can be unlocked with CTRL-SHIFT-ALT Space.
  • Bug in Challenges has been fixed.
Installation procedure.

You have to follow this procedure to correctly install Theme Park World:

  • Insert and mount the disc.
  • Launch winecfg.
  • Make sure you are in Windows 2000 mode.
  • Make sure the D: drive points to the folder where the Theme Park World CD is mounted.
  • Patch the game to version 2.0 (only if wanted).
  • Make sure the following file does exist:
    If not, copy the secdrv.sys file from your Theme Park World installation folder to
  • You can now launch the game.


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