Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 debuts at top of sales chart

Posted Friday, November 1, 2002 5:07 AM | Contributed by SyntaxError

Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 took the top sales spot in its first week of release, pushing The Sims: Unleased expansion pack out of the number one position.

See the top 10 from Gamespot.

Friday, November 1, 2002 5:10 AM
All I've got to say is: Duh! ;)

A day is a drop of water in the ocean of eternity. A week is seven drops.

Friday, November 1, 2002 5:25 AM
it only got to number 2 in the UK behind the friggin' sims!
Friday, November 1, 2002 6:21 AM

I'm guessing that it won't stay like this for long...

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Friday, November 1, 2002 6:43 AM
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Matthayman: What are you talking about? 99.99% of the people buying it have no idea what you're talking about.

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Friday, November 1, 2002 7:13 AM
RCT2 will not run on my computer setup because the copy protection is incompatible with my CD-ROM drive. The response from Infogrames support has been inadequate, to say the least - they sent me their FAQ by e-mail. I suspect that's what Matthayman is referring to.
Friday, November 1, 2002 8:41 AM
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I have had an array of computer problems when it comes to playing my only two PC games: RCT and UR. Maybe this is why I have always been a console gamer. Just put in the game and worrying about PC troubleshooting BS. Too much of a waste of time. :-(

All I can say is if these games were put out on something IN ADDITION to the PC format, like uh....PS2 I would be one happy camper.

Does anybody know if RCT2 or UR or even TR will ever be released on PS2 or anything other than PC???? Someday?

God I hope so.


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Friday, November 1, 2002 10:18 AM

I'm glad it went to number 1. It is a great game for me because I want to own my own theme park. I'm only 15 years old so I got a while. But while I'm waiting to get my own park, I'll play RCT2 and put my designs in the game.

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Friday, November 1, 2002 10:35 AM

"You know that a big percentage of the people buying it hang out in the RolerCoaster tycoon community."

A big percentage of the people buying it don't even know such a community even exists, much less participates in it. Use your head.

If the shoe fits, find another one.

Friday, November 1, 2002 10:54 AM
I highly doubt you'll ever see this game for PS2 or any console. For one, it's so mouse-intensive, and no one wants to sit on a couch and use a mouse (if one is even available for PS2).

A day is a drop of water in the ocean of eternity. A week is seven drops.

Friday, November 1, 2002 11:48 AM
YES!!! I hate the Sims!!!! I had it for a while and with all the friggin' expansion packs it takes up half the space on my computer!!!!(or at least slows it down ALOT)!!

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Friday, November 1, 2002 12:04 PM

I just got RCT2 today!!!!1 wahooooo! one word sums it up. WOW!!

Friday, November 1, 2002 12:37 PM

"They won't get anymore people buying the game unless they help fix the problems with Secure-Rom."

A lot of games use this copy protection scheme. I was pretty familiar with it as we used it when I worked at Take 2. (don't laugh!) =) Turns out it was only problematic for 0.6% of our users. So it you're in the less than 1% that has problems, you were out of luck. =(

--Robb "Who never understood the reasons behind copy protection in the first place" Alvey

Friday, November 1, 2002 1:47 PM
I love the Sims but muh gawd, how many sequels and addons are they gonna have?

"The opposite of war isn't peace, its creation," Rent.

Friday, November 1, 2002 2:42 PM

"I highly doubt you'll ever see this game for PS2 or any console"

its being released for the Xbox in the UK

Friday, November 1, 2002 7:23 PM
I have a huge problem with RCT2's copy protection.

I share CDs with two children who smudge, scratch, crack and sometimes shatter discs by rolling over them with their chairs.

I've always had the prior versions on Virtual CD so it was at my fingertips and ready to go. Since I was the only person who played it (thanks to the interface that CBaby found so frustrating and difficult to use), there was no piracy involved. My investment was kept safe. Not any more.

Frankly, people will always buy software as long as it's good. People run to the store and buy videos of movies they can record from broadcast TV or pay cable for free--especially right after they're broadcast for free. iD's Doom was an eye-popping, ground-breaking 10-level shareware game and they still made plenty of cash. People buy albums--when they're actually worth it--regardless of what the recording studios wail about. And people have still been purchasing RCT off the shelf even while millions of people who dumped cash on that rip-off Loopy Larceny had them sitting on their shelves--collecting dust and 100% legal to resell.

Worst of all, the protection scheme isn't anything a user with a Lite-On CD-RW and CDClone won't crack anyway. Pirates will continue to pirate and honest people who'd just like a backup copy get the shaft.

That sucks.


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Friday, November 1, 2002 8:52 PM

There were rumors of the XBox getting RCT 2. Some UK site had it listed as a preorder. There was a topic about it a month or two ago.

I don't know what happened to the link for the preorder site it's not listed although I may have overlooked it. I did see it listed though.


Saturday, November 2, 2002 10:43 AM
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As much as I hate to say it, I too have a problem with the copy protection, for the same reason as 'playa. As careful as one can be with a CD, when you have kids involved (even a computer literate 16 year old), these things can get messed up.

I truly understand the need for it, to prevent people from copying and handing the games off to friends.

I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead

Saturday, November 2, 2002 12:07 PM
I have no plans to buy this game, but have you guys tried to just copy the raw CD image to your hard drive first, then record the image in a separate process? (ISO files!) That's how I back up all my CDs, and never have problems. I never use the originals.
Tuesday, November 5, 2002 9:26 AM
I love this game. I will be getting a new lap top comuter for work and school. The only game I will install will be Rct2. Work is going to be realy fun soon :)....

9Years working at Valleyfair :)


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