Rollercoaster Tycoon 3

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Comes with RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 and Soaked! expansion

Application Details:

Version: Gold!
License: Retail
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.1

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What works

  • Sounds.
  • Play (sandbox mode).
  • Load/save (sandbox mode).
  • Tutorial (I tested 10%).

What does not

  • Music (because of .WMA format). Note: you may convert them to MP3 then modify the filenames in MusicGenre.txt (note: .OGG files don't work).
  • The file Options.txt (settings) is not always saved by the game.
  • Videos (these are only used in the intro, for the credits).


  • DRM (anti-copy): When launching a game session, the DRM sometimes does not recognize the original CD-ROM #1. Workaround: eject it, then reinsert it.

What was not tested

  • Career mode.
  • Editors.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Tested : (European, 10 languages, 2 CD-ROMs) CD v1.1 ? ( : February 2005).

The display resolutions available are only: 800x600 1024x768 (1366x768 is not available).

The Widescreen hack did not work for me, editing Options.txt in order to add:

Resolution 1366 768

The WINEPREFIX I tested with:

export WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine-RollerCoaster_Tycoon_3"

GPU : Intel HD Graphics 4400.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Apr 26 20194.1Yes Yes YesSilverDadu042 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 01 20121.4Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowMac OS X 10.7 "Lion"Jul 28 20111.3.25Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowArch LinuxAug 05 20091.1.26Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 22 20091.1.26Yes No GarbageDanh Pham 

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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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