Reloading old RCT games on crashed computer...

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 10:33 AM
sfwoaloopytech's avatar

I had to reload Windows XP on my crashed computer yesterday. I know that if I attempt to open old saved games, RCT1&2 will not allow it (i forget the reason). The last time this happened, there was a sequence of things I had to do to "trick" the computer into allowing me to restore these scenarios.

...But i cannot seem to find my old notes on this procedure.

Can anyone tell me what the procedure is?

Thank you!


SFWoA/GLP coaster mechanic, '03-'05

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 1:45 PM
kpjb's avatar

I thought if you just put them in your saved games folder it would work, but maybe I'm mistaken.

Last edited by kpjb, Wednesday, December 4, 2013 1:45 PM


Wednesday, December 4, 2013 1:48 PM
Vater's avatar

Did you use a trainer in any of the old saved games? If so, you'd need to reinstall the RCTPatch (akaDrexler Patch) to get the files to open again.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 10:40 PM
bjames's avatar

I've never encountered this problem with old save files, and I have transferred them from at least two separate computer by now.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 11:27 PM
sfwoaloopytech's avatar

Yeah, for some reason I couldn't get 8-year old games to open in a new(ish) computer. Both are XP's. After some research, they worked on the new one for a while until it crashed. As it turns out, the new(ish) computer is totally shot..... So, back to the old one with the 11" screen and partially melted keyboard.

I guess they don't make stuff in China like they used to.

Anyway, I did find the solution here:


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