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Problems with Rollercoaster Tycoon

Posted: 3/18/05 at 2:46:44 PM
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I have the game roller coaster tycoon gold edition for my computer. My computer in windows XP. The game says that it only works for windows 95/98. But I've played the game on my same computer before. I lost it so I didn't play it for a while, but then I found out that my friend had it and he was playing it on his computer. He also has windows XP. So then I got the game back and tried it on my computer, but now it does not work. I tried un-installing it and then installing it again. And it still does not work. But it still works at my friend's house who also has a windows XP. So if there is anyone who can help me, that would be great. Please e-mail me back as soon as possible. My e-mail is Thank You

Re: Problems with Rollercoaster Tycoon by camoth at 7/26/05 11:27:49 AM

Have the same problem, you can play it, but you cannot load saved games. It really is XP causing this. As far as I know, there's nothing you can do about it.

Re: Problems with Rollercoaster Tycoon by ForceMaster at 8/21/05 10:36:57 AM

If you are using the newer version that might pose a problem.

Re: Problems with Rollercoaster Tycoon by nina-san at 2/4/06 2:39:30 PM

I've posted this a couple times, but here you go! :)

Try this:

1. Right click on the RCT program shortcut
2. Click "Properties"
3. Click the "Compatibility" tab
4. Click on "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and select "Windows 95"

This will allow it to run on Windows XP. It should work for both RCT1 and 2.

Re: Problems with Rollercoaster Tycoon by Cultist_O at 4/13/07 2:56:56 PM

I tryed that and have done it successefully before, with other games, but for some reason I cant find that tab, That could be cuz i'm stupid, tired, or somthinghs going on. Anyhoo, If someone could send me detailed instructions, I would verry much apreciate it. please email me to let me know at

Re: Problems with Rollercoaster Tycoon by falkor at 9/17/07 1:48:05 PM

here is how to load a saved game at rct1, u'll need a patch:
download the "Official Update Patches For the Original RCT"
it worked for me.

good luck

Re: Problems with Rollercoaster Tycoon by blackbossino at 4/26/10 11:01:05 AM

If cant load save games on windows XP and cant install a patch, here is a resolution. Download this two reg files: and

then simply doubleclick add it into registry.

Now you can go in RollerCoaster Tycoon installation directory and in folder Saved Games simply doubleclick on saved park to lad it.

Thtats all!


Re: Problems with Rollercoaster Tycoon by ridion5 at 5/8/10 12:52:46 PM

i clicked the links and nothing happens.
help i wont let me install patches