Out of the box and default instalation
Everything but music.
What does not
The workaround for the music is to install gstreamer1.0-plugins-good gstreamer1.0-plugins-good:i386 gstreamer1.0-libav gstreamer1.0-libav:i386
for under Ubuntu 20.04:
apt install gstreamer1.0-plugins-good gstreamer1.0-plugins-good:i386 gstreamer1.0-libav gstreamer1.0-libav:i386
I think that this workaround is not working for older Ubuntu versions
What was not tested
Long game and on a 64bit wine install
And early versions of Ubuntu with this workaround.
1. The test is done with the GOG release.
2. The music bug is a well know bug in this game and the source is that at lease under Ubuntu base Linux distros due to a conflict between the x86 and the x86_64 packages for gstreamer and i get working only ubuntu 20.04.
The fix for this is to install gstreamer1.0-plugins-good gstreamer1.0-plugins-good:i386 gstreamer1.0-libav gstreamer1.0-libav:i386.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 20.10 "Groovy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 16 2020||5.8||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Jean-Paul Anceaux|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 11 2019||4.0||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Leen Ixe|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 19 2017||2.4||Yes||Yes||Silver||5m9PGjktaQ4gO|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Sep 29 2016||1.9.19||Yes||Yes||Silver||Maxwell|
|Show||Linux Mint 18 "Sarah"||Sep 18 2016||1.9.19||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|20210||Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 Expansions: Crashes to desktop while loading.||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|22190||Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 cursor vanishes after a few minutes||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|23183||RCT3: Crash in fglrx if you change/disable a ride sign||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|23663||RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Platinum mouse disappears after 15 mins||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|26396||Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 has no audio without native quartz||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|35017||DEVENUM_IMediaCatMoniker_Hash too stubby (Rollcercoaster Tycoon 3 - no music)||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|41630||Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 Platinum crashes on exit||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
This is a how-to I posted over on shyguy's world on installing RCT3 when you have an nvidia optimus enabled graphics card.
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
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.
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: