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Playing Loopy Landscapes without the CD-ROM

Author/Contributors: Greg Wolking

First off, you must have installed Loopy Landscapes.  There's no way to play LL without actually having the game.  You may find it to be a bit of an annoyance to have to place the Loopy Landscapes CD-ROM in the drive every time you'd like to play.  Fortunately, there's a way around it.

  1. Copy all files from the "Data" folder on the CD-ROM to the "Data" folder where you installed the game on your hard drive.  You can copy the files with Windows Explorer if you want.  However, the important part is do not overwrite any files that already exist on your hard drive. That is, when Explorer prompts you before it replaces an existing file, always answer "No." Otherwise, you will lose your scenario progress.
  2. Start the system Registry Editor.  To do this, choose "Run" under the "Start" menu in Windows. Once the Run prompt comes up, type "regedit" in the box provided (exclude the quotes).
  3. In the left-hand pane, navigate to and select the following key:
  4. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Fish Technology Group\Rollercoaster Tycoon Setup

  5. In the right-hand pane, you should see a string value named "SetupPath", which currently points to the root directory of your CD-ROM drive.  Edit this sting to contain the path to the folder where the game is installed.  If you want, you can copy it from the "Path" sting value under the same key.  Do not alter any other values under this registry key.
  6. Close the system's Registry Editor.

That's it, you should now be able to launch Loopy Landscapes, and it should run normally without requiring the CD-ROM in the drive.

Finally, this tip may require you to have LL patched to the latest version (1.20.013) with Hasbro's official patch. Some folks in the News Group reported that they still required the CD until they applied that patch.

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