|First release date||April 12, 1999|
|RollerCoaster Tycoon: Corkscrew Follies|
|RollerCoaster Tycoon: Loopy Landscapes|
|RollerCoaster Tycoon 2||2002|
|RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Wacky Worlds|
|RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Time Twister|
|RollerCoaster Tycoon 3||2004|
|RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked!|
|RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild!|
- Runs on low-end hardware
- GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
|GOG.com||Compatible with modern Windows versions. Includes expansions.|
|Amazon||Retail CD only; No download available.|
 Best version
The GOG.com version is patched for modern operating systems, patched to fix issues, and DRM-free. It is therefore the recommended version of the game.
 Downloadable Content
There are two official roller coaster collection downloads from Chris Sawyer, both available via his website. While the "Cat" collection can be used in any version of the game, the "Phobia" collection can only be used in conjunction with games that have either the Corkscrew Follies/Added Attractions or Loopy Landscapes expansion packs.
 Game data
|Windows||C:\Program Files (x86)\RollerCoaster Tycoon\Saved Games|
 Video settings
|Widescreen resolution||See Widescreen Hack.|
|Field of view (FOV)|
|Borderless fullscreen windowed|
|Anisotropic filtering (AF)|
|Vertical sync (Vsync)|
 Widescreen hack
By default, RollerCoaster Tycoon does not natively support widescreen resolutions. Using a hex editor, this can be changed.
Hack Widescreen resolution • Link
 Input settings
 Issues and Fixes
- The GOG.com version is already patched to be compatible with modern systems. The fixes below are for the original release.
 Patches and updates
RollerCoaster Tycoon and its expansions have a number of available patches that are highly recommended. RCT STATION has uploaded all of these patches online, for download here. This will update RollerCoaster Tycoon to v1.08.187, Corkscrew Follies/Added Attractions to v1.10.026, and Loopy Landscapes v1.20.013.
 Compatibility modes
Setting the game to run in compatibility mode can help fix many issues with launching and playing the game. To do this, right-click the .exe, open Properties and set the game to run in Windows XP SP2 or Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode from the Compatibility tab.
 Desktop composition
Some problems can be caused in Windows 7 and Windows Vista by having desktop composition enabled. To turn this off, check the 'Disable desktop composition' option from the Compatibility menu (right-click .exe > Properties > Compatibility).
 Dialog boxes not opening/unable to save
Running RollerCoaster Tycoon with visual themes enabled can prevent the open/save dialog box from opening. To fix this, check the 'Disable visual themes' option from the Compatibility menu (right-click .exe > Properties > Compatibility).
Another save game issue can be caused by not running the game as an Administrator. To fix this, check the 'Run this program as an administrator' option from the Compatibility menu (right-click .exe > Properties > Compatibility).
 System requirements
|Operating system (OS)||Windows 95/Windows 98||Windows 95/Windows 98|
|Processor (CPU)||90 MHz||90 MHz|
|System memory (RAM)||16 MB||16 MB|
|Video card (GPU)||1 MB card||1 MB card|
|Hard disk drive (HDD)||55 MB||55 MB|