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

Installation. Trick to get past the EULA is to kill the noname process at the top of system monitor. At least that is how I got it to go through the entire install.

What does not

There seems to be an issue with recognizing the 3D video capabilities of my video driver - Intel 82846 on board video with 64 MB of shared memory. The driver indicates that it can do the required 3D acceleration, however, the application under wine detection does not agree. Tried using the dxdiag to determine if the information provided by wine agreed with the capabilities. No clear determination here, it doesn't really find all that many function compatibilities.


What was not tested

Game play as it quit on startup indicating that the video hardware did not meet the minimum specifications.

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Additional Comments

It would probably run if I could get the video driver to be representative of the 3D capabilities. I don't know if this is a wine thing or a video driver thing.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 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 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
26396 Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 has no audio without native quartz CLOSED FIXED View
35017 Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 has no music 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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