- Installation of the game
- General Game-Play
- Adjusting Graphical Settings
- Windowed and Full-screen Mode
- Sound Effects
- Background Music In-Game (check the comment for the workaround)
What does not
- Background Music in the game menu.
- Changing the Background Music inside the game directly after launching the game (works after returning from a loaded map)
What was not tested
- I have not extensively tested each detail of the game.
Installation procedure: --------- Set up a WINE environment: 1. WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=path_to_wineprefix winecfg 2. set "Windows Version" to "Windows XP" --------- Install Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 - Platinum! (I used GOG-Version 184.108.40.206) --------- Install the K-Lite Codec Pack Basic (I used Version 13.1.0): 0. Ignore the warnings at the beginning 1. Installation Mode: Advanced 2. Installation Preferences: - Preferred video player: something else - Preferred audio player: something else 3. Select Components 3.1 change to "Deselect all" 3.2 change to "Custom Selection" Enable the following filters: - DirectShow video decoding filters: VC-1 LAV Windows Media Video LAV - DirecShow audio decoding filters: Windows Media Audio LAV MP1, MP2, MP3 LAV Other audio formats: LAV - DirectShow source filters: MPEG-TS LAV MPEG-PS LAV Windows Media LAV 4. Additional Tasks and Options Disable the following checkboxes: (otherwise the Game will freeze when the icons appear) - System tray icons: Show LAV Splitter icons Show LAV decoder icons 5. Complete the Installation with "Next", ... , "Install", "Finish", "Yes" --------- Before launching Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 - Platinum! we have to disable the menu sounds to prevent the Game from freezing 1. Rename the Song "Summer Air.wma" to "Summer Air_.wma" located at "/drive_c/users/'username'/Application Data/Atari/RCT3/Music" 2. Create a "Options.txt" File located at "/drive_c/users/'username'/Application Data/Atari/RCT3/" 3. Put the following three lines inside the newly created File: (replace the "x" with your Display Resolution example: 'Resolution 1920 1080') Resolution xxxx xxxx CycleMenuMusic -1 BackgroundMusic "Summer Air_.wma" --------- Launch Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 - Platinum! ---------
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||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|
|Current||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|
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: