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ROLLER COASTER HISTORY It's difficult to trace the origins of the thrill ride -- for all we know, Stonehenge is just the ruined supports for an early roller coaster. But we do know one thing: that mind-clearing adrenaline buzz you only get from being sc...
The RollerCoaster Tycoon(R) 2 CD-ROM game has a ReadMe file where you can view both the License Agreement and updated information about the game. We strongly encourage you to take the time to read this file in order to get the benefit of changes made afte...
OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows(R) 98/Me/2000/XP PROCESSOR: Pentium(R) II 300 MHz or equivalent MEMORY: 64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended) HARD DISK SPACE: 120 MB free (200 MB recommended) CD-ROM DRIVE: 4X or higher (8X recommended) VIDEO: Windows(R) 98/M...
1. Start Windows(R) 98/Me/2000/XP. Exit all other programs before installing. 2. Insert the RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 CD-ROM game disc into your CD-ROM drive. 3. If AutoPlay is enabled, a title screen should appear. Click on the Install button. If AutoPl...
The RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 CD-ROM requires DirectX(R) 8.1 or higher in order to run. If you do not have DirectX(R) 8.1 or higher installed on your computer, click "Yes" when asked if you would like to install it.
If you've played the original RollerCoaster Tycoon CD-ROM game, you can probably jump right in at the scenarios and start to discover the new features and enhancements for yourself. We recommend you play through the tutorial levels, however, to learn abou...
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 is all new. Under the hood of the game are new, more efficient program code and many new features. Because of this, saved games from previous versions of the game -- RollerCoaster Tycoon, Corkscrew Follies, and Loopy Landscapes -- a...
Though it's possible to control the game using only the mouse, there are a number of keyboard shortcuts that can speed things up. The following are the default key commands. You can reassign any command in the OPTIONS menu while playing the game. COMMAN...
The commands for saving and loading game files, track designs, landscapes, and scenarios vary slightly depending on where you are in the game, but it is self-explanatory once you understand the interface. You can save your progress in a RollerCoaster Ty...
START A NEW GAME This is where your fun begins! Click on the START NEW GAME button and you're on your way -- but you're not inside the park yet. RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 includes a number of park scenarios. What you see is the SCENARIO SELECTION window. ...
Most windows share these common interface elements: TABS - Many windows contain a row of tabs, which organize the statistics, feedback, and options you will need to access while playing the game. Click on a tab to display the information it contains. ...
The MAIN VIEW contains your park in the background, tool buttons along the top, and information buttons in the lower left and right corners. Click on any button to open its associated window. PAUSE / OPTIONS PAUSE This button stops time until you clic...
PARK INFORMATION The Park Information window is the first window that opens when you start a new game. (You can open the Park Information window at any time by clicking on your park gate, the boundaries of your park, or the Park Information button on th...
It goes without saying that the main reason guests visit an amusement park is for the rides. Serene scenery, themed gardens and nicely laid footpaths help keep guests happy, but the rides are what it's all about. Remember, variety is key to building rides...
Building the park is the part of the job that allows you to flex your creative muscles, but that's only half the job. In order to be a successful tycoon, you must both maintain what you've built and manage the business of the park. STAFF The day-to-da...
Coaster building is a creative art that needs to be developed over time and refined through experimentation, success and even failure. When you build your first coaster, it's a good idea to make it small but complete. This will let you concentrate on the ...
TIPS ON USING THE SCENARIO EDITOR The Scenario Editor is a powerful tool that lets you create countless cool game variations that you can share with others. Creating a playable scenario takes time and patience, but stick with it and you'll soon be desig...