Atari releases RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 demo

Posted Monday, September 27, 2004 12:24 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Atari has posted a demo version of the forthcoming RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 PC game, set for release near the end of October.

Download it here.

Discuss in our forum.

Monday, September 27, 2004 2:32 PM
Monday, September 27, 2004 4:38 PM
Downloading now...

Played it. Very nice, but runs a bit choppy with a lot of activity. Can't wait for full version!*** This post was edited by RCT_MASTER 9/27/2004 7:13:27 PM ***

Monday, September 27, 2004 4:52 PM
Ack, I don't like it.

So about NL 1.5 coming out eh ;)

Seriously, it is not as fun as the "old" style RCT was IMO.

Monday, September 27, 2004 5:14 PM
Monday, September 27, 2004 5:18 PM
Monday, September 27, 2004 5:26 PM
After a little bit of playing, it definately is no where as good as RCT2, in my opinion.
Monday, September 27, 2004 5:33 PM
wow downloading......
Better be good

This is only one level so im not expecting much
does it have fire works?

Monday, September 27, 2004 7:02 PM
plays well, plays very well. well down to atari for this master peice... love the coaster cam. still havin a little problems wif some of the ride making (havn't been able to add the station to my woody coz i havn't been able to find it lol).

The fireworks are amense as well

sounds are good as well

Tuesday, September 28, 2004 2:10 AM
Well I have downloaded the Demo and I cant play it because it says Assertion Failure:c\coding\FGDK3\code\windows\GE_Surface.cpp(246):Invalid Call. Does any body no what that means, or how I can fix it so I can play it. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, September 28, 2004 10:08 AM

I get the same message so I uninstalled it. I haven't been able to find anything to help me out.


Tuesday, September 28, 2004 10:18 AM
As I've said before... I can bet it's because of old crusty video drivers.
Tuesday, September 28, 2004 12:23 PM
I can't get it to run on my computer either. I get an error report everytime.
Tuesday, September 28, 2004 2:05 PM
Does anybody know what the hardware reqs are for running the demo?
Tuesday, September 28, 2004 2:12 PM
dlillib, look on the RCT website...Duh*** This post was edited by redman822 9/28/2004 2:13:17 PM ***
Tuesday, September 28, 2004 3:11 PM
Sean...what video card do you have in your machine? The head of Frontier just posted a message that said the Assertion error is due to a video card that will not work with RCT3.

Here's the full message:

I'm afraid it means your graphics card is below the minimum spec. and can't play the demo. Sorry. Apologies for the ugliness of this message. We did (until recently) have a check for the minimum-spec machine, and refused to run - but we removed this when we found some machines that were OK even though they were technically below it.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004 4:13 PM
I'm very disappointed with this demo/game. I actually was planning to buy it but now I'm unsure. I don't see why they even dared to use the title Roller Coaster Tycoon, a title which over the last 5 years earned it’s respect which was just ruined with RCT3. They should have named it something else. I wouldn't even call this better then Roller Coaster Tycoon 2. Very disappointed.... Chris Sawyer if you reading this, please, drop Frontier and make Roller Coaster Tycoon 2.5 or something, please.
Tuesday, September 28, 2004 4:15 PM
I can't seem to download it, I click the link and the only thing that comes up is a page that says download now, and none of the graphics on the page load. Can anyone help me??
Tuesday, September 28, 2004 4:37 PM
You can get it at their official page. Here's the link.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004 7:06 PM
I want the old engine back, I don't care if its not in 3D..... ;)

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