Get RCT to run under
Just install the first two expansions,
do not even open RCT after each installation, but before
you install Loopy Landscapes, read this tutorial for some big tips.
I've come up with an ultimate solution
that will work for almost all of the Windows XP Users who are having
trouble with installing or running RCT.
As some people on the forums offered
as a suggestion, is to change the running mode compatability to
an older version of the Windows Operating System. Well, here is
what you do: If you already know how to change the compatability
modes, you can skip the following section.
First, you right-click on an icon or
a shortcut to a program icon, and go to its properties. Then, go
to to Compatability tab. There, you check off the "Run this program
in compatability mode for:" option. Then the drop down list is able
to be selected. Then you'd choose what operating system you'd like
to run the program in, click apply, then you're done with it.
The Big Part
Pop in the Loopy Landscapes disk, and let the auto-run come up.
When it comes up, choose to exit from it, and open up Windows Explorer.
Now that you have Windows Explorer running, navigate your way to
the CD Drive in which RCT is in. If you keep on trying to get into
the contents of RCT and the auto-play window keeps coming up, right
click on the CD Drive in which holds RCT, and choose "Explore".
Now that you (should be) in RCT's contents, right click on the RCT
Icon named "Setup". Now, go set the compatability to run under Windows
98/Me. After that, apply it, then run setup.
After the Installation
After the installation (hopefully) completed, you need to get the
official patch from the Official
Site (Click here to directly download the official patch). After
the patch has extracted and done its job on your RCT, we can continue
getting the essentials for RCT. Now, you need the Drexler Patch,
which can be downloaded from RCT Station, Right
Here. Open it with a ZIP program, and run the rctpatch. After
that is all complete, go on and try to run your RCT Game.
If the game doesn't load
If the game still does not load, use the compatability tool and
do it to the shortcut to RCT, or the actual game icon in the directory,
and make it run under Windows 98/Me. If this still does not solve
the problem, you might want to re-install your DirectX controls,
by downloading and installing the latest version of DirectX, DirectX
here to go to Microsoft's download webpage for DirectX 8.01.
If it still doesn't work
E-mail me with the details of your computer, and how your RCT seems
to "quit" or not run. email@example.com