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Knowledgebase: Game Manual
Posted by Luis Vera on 29 October 2020 07:26 PM

If you have all of the required equipment, then it’s time to install the game. To do so, follow these instructions:

Open the CD-ROM drive, place the RollerCoaster Tycoon CD in it, and close the drive.

RollerCoaster Tycoon is a Windows “AutoPlay” CD-ROM. That means that just putting the disc in the drive for the first time starts up the installation program.

As is usual in installation procedures, there are two decisions you need to make before the process can begin. The first is to what directory you want to install the game. You can accept the default, type in a directory path, or use the Browse button to seek out a directory.

The second decision is what sort of installation you want to do. Pick one of the options presented:

Minimum installs all of the files required to play the game but leaves some of the larger files on the CD. This strikes a balance between the needs of game speed (more files copied) versus conserving hard disk space (less files copied).

Full installs the entire game, including all of the larger files. If you have the hard disk space to spare, doing a Full installation can make the game run faster.

Click Install to continue. (If you change your mind at this point, click Exit.)

RollerCoaster Tycoon will now copy the files you selected to your hard drive from the CD-ROM.

After the game itself has been copied over, RollerCoaster Tycoon installs Microsoft’s DirectX drivers (version 5.0). Note that the space these take up was not included in the total noted when you selected what type of installation to do.

Once the installation is complete, the game is ready to go.

To start playing now:

Leave the RollerCoaster Tycoon CD-ROM in the drive.

Click the Play button. To play later:

Make sure that the RollerCoaster Tycoon CD-ROM is in its drive.

Open the Windows Start menu, then open the Atari menu, then open the RollerCoaster Tycoon sub-menu, and then click the RollerCoaster Tycoon option – OR –

When you put the CD in, you can wait for the AutoPlay screen to pop up, then click the Play button.

Have fun!



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