Installation.Â Game doesn't play on this machine (it has troubles with onboard Intel Video card and DirectX 9.0c.Â See below).Â
What does not
The game doesn't play.Â DirectX issues with onboard GPU.Â Unable to pass the minimum system requirements (although the computer does meet the system requirements, there's issues with onboard Intel GPU and DX).Â
What was not tested
Unable to run a complete test because the game doesn't load.Â Installation runs smoothly.
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.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|Current||Linux Mint 18 "Sarah"||Sep 18 2016||1.9.19||Yes||No||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 31 2015||1.9.0||Yes||Yes||Gold||Isira Seneviratne|
|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: