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

Out of the box and default instalation

Everything but music.

What does not

The Music


The workaround for the music is to install gstreamer1.0-plugins-good gstreamer1.0-plugins-good:i386 gstreamer1.0-libav gstreamer1.0-libav:i386

for under Ubuntu 20.04:

apt install gstreamer1.0-plugins-good gstreamer1.0-plugins-good:i386 gstreamer1.0-libav gstreamer1.0-libav:i386

I think that this workaround is not working for older Ubuntu versions

What was not tested

Long game and on a 64bit wine install

And early versions of Ubuntu with this workaround.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

1. The test is done with the GOG release.

2. The music bug is a well know bug in this game and the source is that at lease under Ubuntu base Linux distros due to a conflict between the x86 and the x86_64 packages for gstreamer and i get working only ubuntu 20.04.

The fix for this is to install gstreamer1.0-plugins-good gstreamer1.0-plugins-good:i386 gstreamer1.0-libav gstreamer1.0-libav:i386.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 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 
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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