Roller Coaster Tycoon2 Screen shots?

Friday, July 27, 2012 7:45 PM
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I have been having fun playing Roller Coaster Tycoon2, and I decided to take some screen shots of some of my Magic Mountain parks. But, when I try to look at the screen shots on my computer, I can't find them. I looked in my photos, expecting that they would be there, but they aren't. I have also ran a search of my computer, and nothing comes up.

So, any idea where these screen shots get saved? I can't find them at all. I have windows 7, and I HATE the way it places files on my computer. It's a bitch to find anything, without having to spend a lot of time hunting for it. But, I would like to see how they turned out, and maybe post them on facebook. Or here for your entertainment.

Any suggestions?


I didn't do it! I swear!!

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Friday, July 27, 2012 9:44 PM
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What I do when I saved a photo and can't find it afterwards is save it again, and take note as to where it is being saved, then cancel the saving.

I'm not making fun... I forget where things get save to all the time, and have to go back and do that.

You think you hate Windows 7? Just wait until Windows 8 comes out. I suspect that Apple will begin to take over the home computer market after Microsoft releases that little stinker.

Last edited by LostKause, Friday, August 3, 2012 11:17 AM
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Saturday, July 28, 2012 7:26 AM

Timber-Rider said:

I have windows 7, and I HATE the way it places files on my computer. It's a bitch to find anything, without having to spend a lot of time hunting for it.

Windows 7 has pretty powerful search capabilities. Hit the "Windows" key on your keyboard, and begin typing to search for anything from documents to programs.


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Saturday, July 28, 2012 1:13 PM
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LostKause said:

You think you hate Windows 7? Just wait until Windows 8 comes out. I suspect that Apple will begin to take over the home computer market after Microsoft releases that little stinker.

I have windows 7 on my work computer and don't think it's too bad. No complaints... are there issues with it?

Apple will never take over the home computer market as long as they don't license out to other manufacturers. Otherwise, they're destined to be the Beta to Windows' VHS. Better overall, but no market share.

Last edited by kpjb, Saturday, July 28, 2012 1:13 PM

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Saturday, July 28, 2012 2:22 PM
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Windows 7 is fine. It's similar enough to past Windows operating systems that it's familiar and easy to figure out. My Mom uses it and I can easily help her to figure out how to do stuff.

But have you seen the stuff about Windows 8, kpjb? From what I have seen and read online, it's really really bad, so far. Figuring out what to do to get the computer to do what you want it to do is very difficult. It is so different that people are going to have a very hard time learning how to use it. It just might kill Microsoft. lol

I don't expect Apple to overtake the market, and I don't really expect Microsoft to go out of business because of how crappy Windows 8 will be; that's all a funny exaggeration. I do, however, see Windows 8 causing some big problems for Microsoft. I do see Apple gaining some customers because of Windows 8.


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Saturday, July 28, 2012 6:46 PM
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Apple is a hardware company, and they will never license the OS because it's the hardware that they make the margin on. Their market share is irrelevant, because they're killing everyone else on margin. They don't sell the commodity crap.

Windows 8 is a fantastic OS, though more for tablets than the desktop. People will have to get used to the idea that their start menu is now a start screen, so that will undoubtedly cause a lot of groaning.


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Saturday, July 28, 2012 8:13 PM
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Well, you have probably seen Windows 8 with your own two eyes, having worked for Microsoft. Either you are biased, which I don't really believe to be true, or you have an honest opinion of the product having hands on experience with it.

Everything I have seen and everything I have read about it so far tells me that it will be terrible for the PC business. I haven't touched Windows 8 yet though, so who knows?

Will they continue to support Windows 7? Will they ever create another desktop specific OS?

Apple has their operating systems right. There is one for the desktop/laptop, and one for iPad/iPod/iPhone. Windows is trying to make one for both kinds of computers, which I find to be a huge mistake.


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Saturday, July 28, 2012 9:00 PM
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Dude, everyone has been able to download it for months. You've read the nonsense from haters and tech pundits who don't actually make anything themselves. It's not based on any real experience with it.

I also don't think you're following Apple very closely. Every version of OS X converges more with iOS, and they are rooted in the same code. OS X now has the app store and Launchpad, which come from the phones and tablets. Windows is skipping the interim steps. The "metro" interface is an improved variation on Windows Phone for bigger screens. The question is sort of whether or not it works well for mouse-and-keyboard.

If you click or touch the desktop tile, you're basically in Windows 7 again. Push the start key, you're in the metro interface. It's not complicated, but expect that more apps going forward to embrace the new interface.

Windows 7 will be supported for another 10 years I'm sure. They're still supporting XP into 2014.

As for my experience with it, I "got it" when I saw it running on my brother-in-law's Samsung tablet PC. It's not quite the hardware that we'll see later this year, but a good approximation. Also keep in mind that there are two versions, one for PC-class machines, and one for iPad-style tablets. The PC-style ones will run anything pretty much, but the tablet style will only run stuff made for Metro.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Saturday, July 28, 2012 9:46 PM
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You know more about it than I do, so I'm taking your word for it. I didn't know half of what you just told me.


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Saturday, July 28, 2012 10:30 PM

Roller Coaster Tycoon screenshots are saved to the program's folder, and you'll want to open them in Paint and save them as JPGs again. To find them you have to follow this path (folder names are best I can remember): C: (your hard drive folder)>Program Files>Infogrames Interactive>RCT 2. They may be in a Screenshots folder inside the RCT 2 folder, can't remember.


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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 9:30 AM

Jeff said:

Windows 7 will be supported for another 10 years I'm sure. They're still supporting XP into 2014.

I suspect if MS doesn't come out with a desktop-oriented OS to succeed W7, they had better plan on supporting W7 for much, much longer. I'd be fine with that - W7 is a spectacular OS.

I love tablets as much as the next tech savvy guy, but there's no way they become mainstream in enterprise. I'm sure some companies can get away with replacing all of their desktops with tablets, but there's a lot of us that cannot. We're implementing tablets where it makes sense, but CAD work, for example, is something that doesn't translate well to a tablet.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 11:02 AM
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Windows 8 is desktop oriented. Click "desktop" and it essentially is Windows 7.


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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 11:15 AM
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Yeah, so far I've liked what I've seen with Windows 8. Haven't had extensive time with it yet, but will probably be playing with it more this week.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 11:42 AM

Jeff said:

Windows 8 is desktop oriented. Click "desktop" and it essentially is Windows 7.

Well, yeah. Except when it kicks you out of desktop mode and back into Metro. :)

I suppose what I'm getting at is that W8 offers no advantage over W7, for enterprise.

That's fine, as W7 is probably a mature and full-featured enough OS to be adequate for the foreseeable future. However, if MS has no plans to develop a non-Metro OS, they'd better not drop support for W7. Or we actually might finally see Linux make some inroads.

OK, maybe that's a stretch, but still... :)


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Friday, August 3, 2012 12:22 AM
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djDaemon said:

Timber-Rider said:

I have windows 7, and I HATE the way it places files on my computer. It's a bitch to find anything, without having to spend a lot of time hunting for it.

Windows 7 has pretty powerful search capabilities. Hit the "Windows" key on your keyboard, and begin typing to search for anything from documents to programs.

I did that, and it didn't find the screenshots. The only thing it found were saved game files.


I didn't do it! I swear!!

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Friday, August 3, 2012 11:20 AM
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Save a photo again, and take not as to where your computer is automatically saving it. Wont that work?

I'm not entirely familiar with Windows. That's how I have always found a file that I saved but forgot to look and see where it was being saved.

If that works, the DERRRR to you. If it will not work, the DERRR to me.


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Friday, August 3, 2012 11:26 AM

Windows 7? Fire up windows explorer and navigate to your RCT folder (e.g. C:/Program Files (x86)/RCT2/). Enable "Compatibility Files". Rejoice.


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