Loading RCT1 scenarios and data
- FAQ & Common Issues
- Benchmarking & stress testing OpenRCT2
- Coding Style
- Commit Messages
- Data Structures
- Custom Music
- Game Actions
- G1 Elements Layout
- game.cfg structure
- Music Cleanup
- Official extended scenery set
- Peep AI
- Peep Sprite Type
- RCT1 ride and vehicle types and their RCT2 equivalents
- RCT12_MAX_SOMETHING versus MAX_SOMETHING
- Ride rating calculation
- SV6 Ride Structure
- Settings in config.ini
- Sizes and angles in the game world
- Sprite List csg1.dat
- Sprite List g1.dat
- Strings used in RCT1
- Strings used in the game
- TD6 format
- Track Data
- Track types
- Vehicle Sprite Layout
- Widget colours
- Debugging OpenRCT2 on macOS
- OpenGL renderer
- Overall program structure
- Rebase and Sync fork with OpenRCT2
- Release Checklist
- Replay System
- Reverse Engineering
- Using minidumps from crash reports
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If you have the original RollerCoaster Tycoon and its expansions, Corkscrew Follies/Added Attractions and Loopy Landscapes, you can point OpenRCT2 to those files in order to play the original scenarios. This will also load a couple of extra RCT1 sprites that will make certain roller coaster types look that little bit better.
Install RCT1 with its normal Windows installer. Then install any expansions, they will install to the same folder as the base game.
Alternatively, extract the files manually from the RCT1 CDs:
- Create a new folder somewhere on your hard drive.
- Create three subfolders in it:
- Copy the following files to Data (from the LL CD / RCTdeluxe_install folder):
- Copy the contents of the Scenarios folder to Scenarios (from both the base CD and LL CD).
- Copy the contents of the Tracks folder to Tracks (again, from both the base CD and LL CD).
Once you have the files installed/extracted, point OpenRCT2 to those files either via the options window, or by editing OpenRCT2's configuration by hand.
Open the options window within OpenRCT2.
Go to the sixth tab (the spanner), and click the box under 'Path to RCT1 installation'.
A folder selection dialog will pop up - navigate to the folder where your RCT1 files are and click 'Open'.
That's it - go back to the menu and you should see the original scenarios ready to play.
Alternatively, you can point OpenRCT2 to RCT1 by editing the OpenRCT2 configuration files. In the OpenRCT2 configuration directory (
~/.config/OpenRCT2/ on Linux), open
config.ini with a text editor. Find this line:
rct1_path = ""
Add the full path to the RCT1 installation between the quotes. On Windows, directory separators
\ must be escaped as
\\, therefore the RCT1 installation path might be:
rct1_path = "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Hasbro Interactive\\RollerCoaster Tycoon"
On Linux, that path might be (replace
yourUserName with your user name):
rct1_path = "/home/yourUserName/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Hasbro Interactive/RollerCoaster Tycoon"
You only need one path to RCT1 here, even when you have RCT1 expansions installed. These expansions sit in the same directory as the base game. Save
config.ini, start OpenRCT2, and the menu should offer the RCT1 scenarios.