Questions tagged [rollercoaster-tycoon]

RollerCoaster Tycoon is a construction and management simulation video game about amusement park management. Originally developed for Windows in 1999 by Chris Sawyer, it has since spawned many sequels and has been ported to Xbox and mobile devices.

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Does Mowing the Grass have benefits beyond aesthetics in RollerCoaster Tycoon?

In the original PC release of RollerCoaster Tycoon, if playing in a scenario with a lot of grassland, I would ensure my handymen did not mow the grass as their other services seemed more beneficial to ...
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How does Roller Coaster Tycoon come up with ride ratings?

I love to play Roller Coaster Tycoon. However, one thing about the game has puzzled me. When you finish building your roller coaster and click 'test', the game comes up with various ratings for ...
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How do you recover after a coaster crash in Roller Coaster Tycoon?

I realize this is an old game, but it's fun to pull out every once in awhile. However, I've found that I never make it very far into the game because I'll end up crashing one or more roller coasters ...
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Why does the year only go from March to October?

In Roller Coaster Tycoon, I have noticed that the year is only 8 months long; from March to October. What is the reasoning behind this?
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Employees randomly drown themselves in nearby lake

I'm playing RollerCoaster Tycoon Deluxe and I already observed it twice that a mechanic drowned in the lake. It happened in two different parks, in both cases there was a path and a rollercoaster ...
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Was there a RCT scenario when you had a compete with a rival park?

This image has been floating around the web recently: As an massive fan of RCT1 and 2 (3 I played a small amount) I don't remember a scenario where you had a rival park. I remember one where your ...
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Does crashing during a test mean you have to scrap the roller coaster?

If I'm testing a roller coaster design and it crashes, will I need to scrap it, like you have to when a finished, running coaster crashes? To put it another way, in the eyes of the game/guests is a ...
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In RollerCoaster Tycoon, do vehicle crashes always have a probability of occurring?

I was playing the scenario White Water Park (also known as Aqua Park), which starts off with a water slide, among other rides, already in place. I know water slides are among the rides that have to be ...
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Roller Coaster Tycoon 1 underground bathroom

I have a long underground path in my park. I want to add a bathroom to this road underground. Is this possible in RCT1? And how?
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What are the people talking about?

I play Roller Coaster Tycoon 1 occasionally - It's still lots of fun. :) However, every time I play, I hear the people saying stuff like "Dora Dora Dora!", "SpongeBob", and "Looney Tunes". Has anyone ...
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Balancing queues in RollerCoaster Tycoon?

Whenever I build two identical rides with queues, peeps will favor one of the rides over the other. This can cause problems with synchronized coasters. I only have RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, but the ...
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How can I move the entrances and exits?

I haven't played RCT in years, so I assume I am just forgetting something, and my googling skills are failing me - I placed a ride (a log flume, if it matters), and I want to move the entrance and ...
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Why does RollerCoaster Tycoon (original) on Windows 7 display a black screen on launch?

I'm currently trying to avoid Windows XP mode since the Windows 7 installation itself is a VM (running on a Mac Mini). Regardless, here's my description of the problem. The game successfully ...
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How can I jump from one end of a coaster to the other while building?

In RollerCoaster Tycoon, when I'm building a roller coaster, sometimes I screw up somewhere in the middle and have to bulldoze to fix it. When I bulldoze to create a break in the track, I often find ...
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Rollercoaster Tycoon screen tearing

I've just decided to re-install RCT onto my system for a little fun.. All works fine and dandy (I bought it off of GoG.com, so it was downloaded up-to-date), the only issue I'm having is that the game ...
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What's the best way to run PC games like RCT3 on a Mac?

OK, I've got a PC version of Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 on PC CD-ROM, but I've upgraded to a Mac (MacBook Pro OSX Snow Leopard specifically) and I want to re-install it. I understand there are a number ...
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Colors on Roller Coaster Tycoon 1 Deluxe are messed up

So I recently bought Roller Coaster Tycoon Deluxe during the steam sale, so I can reminisce and feel the nostalgia of the game. So when I first ran the game, the game started up normally, but all the ...
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Is there a purpose to mowing grass in Roller Coaster Tycoon? [duplicate]

I've always wondered if having mowed lanws vs. weeds or plain grass has an effect on park guests or if it's merely cosmetic.
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Why is Roller Coaster Tycoon displaying a black screen on startup with Windows 7 64-bit?

I know there is a similar question to this one, but the person asking that question was running the game on a virtual machine on a Mac. I'm currently trying to run it on an HP Pavilion dv7 quad core ...
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RollerCoaster Tycoon Platinum Windows To Mac

I have the Game RollerCoaster Tycoon for Windows/PC. I was wondering that now I have a Mac, if I can somehow take that game and put it on Steam, and play on my Mac, SO.. I went on Steam and went to "...