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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Test Results

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What works

The game installs from a retail disk or through Steam on Wine. Gameplay-wise, everything seems to be working outside of what is highlighted below.

Coaster building, park management, MixMaster displays, Fireworks, Lasers, Advanced Lasers (including drawing lasers), animal care, DartCam, CoasterCam, pools, saving and loading, the Peep editor (creating families, customizing, custom peeps showing up in-game), and cheats have so far all worked perfectly.

The gameplay is basically untouched by Wine from what I have experienced.

What does not

1. When installing on disk, the install slideshow was black and halfway off-screen. The game still installed, but there was no way to tell the progress of it.

2. Game did not play nicely with the window manager while in full screen.

3. Intro cinematics are frozen.

4. In game music does not work properly.

5. Occasional in-game sound clipping (possibly a non-Wine issue) and skipping (definitely a Wine issue).

6. Game crashes on exit. 

The only major issue I experienced with no solution/workaround is the in-game music. My progress with the currently posted solutions is thus far:

1. K-lite codecs: Fixed the intro cutscene; in-game music played, but completely horrid and distorted. Quitting while music playing locked the game.

2. Converting in-game audio to MP3: the MP3 files show up in-game, but do not play when selected.

Trying WAV conversions resulted in crashes for 16 bit WAV files, and no audio (like the MP3) for 32 bit WAV.


What was not tested

Long term stability, different hardware set-ups, and the game's windowed mode were not tested.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Installs. Runs well. But no current fix for audio.

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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 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Sep 29 20161.9.19Yes Yes SilverMaxwell 
ShowLinux Mint 18 "Sarah"Sep 18 20161.9.19Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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 Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 has no music CLOSED FIXED View
41630 Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 Platinum crashes on exit CLOSED FIXED 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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