Rollercoaster Tycoon 3

This is an All-in-one 'Bargain Bin' style release, which includes the latest updates with both the Soaked! and Wild! add-ons in the one installation.

Application Details:

Version: Platinum
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.8

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What works

Installation.  Game doesn't play on this machine (it has troubles with onboard Intel Video card and DirectX 9.0c.  See below). 

What does not

The game doesn't play.  DirectX issues with onboard GPU.  Unable to pass the minimum system requirements (although the computer does meet the system requirements, there's issues with onboard Intel GPU and DX). 


What was not tested

Unable to run a complete test because the game doesn't load.  Installation runs smoothly.

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Additional Comments

The game will not run on computers sporting the Intel 945 Graphics chipset (i.e. Sony Vaio, Dell Inspirion). This graphics chipset is not a true DirectX 9.0c capable graphics card. Intel claims that the 945GM is fully capable of running DX9 games and several online sources back that up; however, the Vid Memory isn't dedicated, which leads to performance issues. The main issue is that the Intel 945GM is an onboard videochip that shares its memory with laptop ram and is very weak (it only shares up to 244mb max). This onboard videochip isn't capable of running recent games (DX9 and later). As such, the game fails to load due to failing system requirements test on launch. I'm sure the game runs fine for other people/systems, as it had great results from others.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 20.10 "Groovy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 16 20205.8Yes Yes YesGoldJean-Paul Anceaux 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Apr 11 20194.0Yes Yes NoSilverLeen Ixe 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 19 20172.4Yes Yes Silver5m9PGjktaQ4gO 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 29 20161.9.19Yes Yes SilverMaxwell 
CurrentLinux Mint 18 "Sarah"Sep 18 20161.9.19Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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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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