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

- 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.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

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 --------- 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! ---------

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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 
CurrentUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 19 20172.4Yes Yes Silver5m9PGjktaQ4gO 
ShowArch 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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