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Rollercoaster Tycoon Resources

A while back I ran a very small, incomplete website dedicated to preserving the various RCT utilities that used to be easy to get a hold of, nowadays it can be a bit tricky.

The Rollercoaster Tycoon series (particularly 1 and 2) remain to this day some of my favourite games, so I've decided to bring this back and hopefully it will be of some use to people who still play these games.

RCT1 Utilities

Water Ride Speed Up

This is a simple utility to add lift chains to the water rides. This makes them move at 5 mph rather than the ususal 1 mph.

RCT Save Game Modifier

You can design new scenarios, generate random terrain maps, modify the research items, change vehicles etc! This only works on saved SV4 and SC4 files. You should keep a copy of your original files in case the edits result in corruption. It is intended primarily for Loopy Landscapes. You will need the Drexler patch for many of the edits to be usable in RCT.

RCT Explorer

This file management utility is intended primarily for determining which files are usable with which version of RCT. It displays information about each RCT file (SV4, SV6, TD4, TD6, SC4, SC6) in a selected directory. It allows you to automatically select all files of a particular version of RCT (Original, Corkscrew Follies, Loopy Landscapes, or RCT2) and copy them to a specified directory.

RCT Graphics Inspector

A simple utility to view the graphics file (csg1.dat & csg1i.dat) used in RollerCoaster Tycoon. All of the images are viewable within the game so there is not a lot you can gain from viewing them in this program. However, it may give you some appreciation for the complexity that went into RCT! This utility is intended for the Loopy Landscapes expansion only. There is no provision for saving images..

TD4 Viewer

This program allows you to display TD4 or RCD track files in a '3D' manner. Either file type can be saved as an RCD file for use with UltraCoaster! You can finally 'ride' your RCT coasters if you have purchased Ultra Coaster.

TD4 Changer

This program combines the speedup and mirror functions and adds the ability to change vehicle type, ride type and operating mode. It will also load a TP4 image if one exists for the selected ride. If the track is mirrored, a mirrored TP4 will be created.

TD4 Speed Up

This modifies a track file to have a high speed powered launch. It works with TD4 files from the original RCT as well as those for AA/CF. The actual speed depends on the length of the train.

TD4 Mirror

This utility will create a "mirror image" track from an existing ride. To use it, select the TD4 file you want to modify, use the "mirror" function, and then save the track with a new name it will work for tracks saved with RCT or AA/CF or LL. It also has the ability to make mirror images of mazes.

Drexler Patch

A requirement before using a trainer on RCT1 - otherwise the game will detect tampering and CRASH!

RCT PiNGer

This program takes PCX screenshots from RCT1 and lets you save any rectangular area in a variety of graphics formats. This includes the RCT TP4 track preview format which allows you create screenshots that can be used with the in-game camera icon in the RCT 1 Track Builder.

Access All Parks

Access All Parks lets you permanently 'crack' the Rollercoaster Tycoon scenarios so that ALL of them are available at ANY time. An 'undo' function also lets you reset scenario progress to the way that the game's developer intended. Additionally, if you need a 'sandbox' to practice your RCT 1 skills, the program will crack open ONLY the RCT Mega Park.


RCT2 Utilities

RCT Explorer

This file management utility is intended primarily for determining which files are usable with which version of RCT. It displays information about each RCT file (SV4, SV6, TD4, TD6, SC4, SC6) in a selected directory. It allows you to automatically select all files of a particular version of RCT (Original, Corkscrew Follies, Loopy Landscapes, or RCT2) and copy them to a specified directory.

RCT2 Object Editor v1.23

This utility allows you to make your own rides and scenery items. This is one of the most popular utilities for RCT and has enabled the creation of thousands of items of custom scenery.

8 Cars Per Trainer

This is Parkitect's remarkable 8 Cars trainer - where you can control many aspects of the game: Park, Money, Weather, Landscape, Staff, Rides, Guests and loads more. The program requires the 8carsfunc.dll to be in the same folder as the executable - but will run from any folder. Just double click to run, and a small menu bar appears - you can select any of the top level items and a drop-down list of specific controls appears. In the folder is a HTML help file with detailed instructions.

Download v1.3.0 - Click Here

Download v1.3.1 - Click Here

Download v1.3.2 - Click Here

Save Game Modifier

This is humble programmers best and most modern 'offline' trainer. You can use it to edit saved games and make changes to things like, numbers of guests, age of rides, amounts of money, etc, etc. Check out the readme for the full list.

RCT Track Decoder

Greg Wolking's RCT Track Decoder reads track design files for RCT 1 and RCT 2. It displays instructions to build the ride piece by piece, and lets you save the instructions as files or print them. It's a very useful program when you want to build pre-designed rides in certain parts of your park, but the landscape won't let you.

DAT Checker

Reads RCT2 Object DAT files and provides useful information about them.

Download for Windows XP - Click Here

Download for Windows NT/2000 - Click Here


Links

The below website offer further utilities for Rollercoaster Tycoon.

RCTSpace - Downloading requires registration.