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Frequently asked Questions
Here is a list of common questions I have received through e-mail and my answers here.
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Drexler Patch (allows loading "trainered" saved games in AA/CF/LL)
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- Where did you get those "Blank" maps?
I used the Techno trainer to clear and flatten out the land
- What are the cheat codes for all the rides and attractions?
Any trainer should be able to do this
- Can you design a park that looks like ______?
I am not the greatest and re-creating parks, but there are many people
out there who are masters, such as Greg Reese and Joe Holland.
- How did you get those "Floating Guests?"
This was a bug I found when using a monorail. There is also a special
coaster in the coaster downloads section that also does this in a different
- How did you get the fast monorail?
I have made a page showing how here
- Can you send me your banner?
I do not need to. Most web browsers allow the user to right click an image and select
"Save Image As".
- How did you get Schwarzkopf trains on the woodie?
This was done with a crash. For some reason, even de-railed trains stay at
the same altitude if it is over track (of under inverted track), but the
trains will "fall" when the track reaches a turn, drop, or
inversion. This can also be done for real using the new Techno Trainer Lite
and the Beast Trainer.
- Can you add my link to your page?
It depends on the content of the page
- What is a "peep"
A peep is just another name for park guests. They have also sometimes been
called Sims, as in Sim City. The term was also used in Theme Park, an old predecessor
- How did you get the split flume
These are edited screenshots.
- What is Corkscrew Follies (what is Added Attractions).
and Added Attractions are two different names for the first RCT add-on pack.
CF is America only, while AA is everywhere else. Loopy Landscapes is the
- Why does your page look messed up?
You computer or web browser is messed up. This page was originally designed
(back in the days before Firefox, Chrome, and Safari) for use in Internet
Explorer 5.0 at 1024x786x65k+.
- Why don't you update?
Updating the page is not one of my priorities.
- I get an Error Trapper when I try to run RCT
I do not know how to fix this problem. Some cases it may be a hardware
problem (upgrading DirectX and various drivers may help), other cases may
require a simple re-install. Also consider using the official patches and
trainers with "Fix Park" or "Fix Game" functions.
- How do I save track files?
Track files are saved by selecting the "Save Track Design" option
in the "disk" menu. This requires the ride to be tested and have
E/I/N ratings. Track files are stored in \RollerCoaster Tycoon\Tracks
- How do I view screenshots?
Screenshots are saved in the \RollerCoaster Tycoon directory as .pcx files.
To view them requires a paint program, such as MS Paint (included with all
versions of WIndows), Paint
Shop Pro, or Photoshop. To put them
on a web page, they must be converted to .GIF or .JPG format (Do not
save them as .BMP files because some browsers do not support and they take a
long time to load).
- I can't get RCT to work under Windows ME/Windows
Download the patch at the Official Site (actually the last update). You may
need to use Loopy Landscapes and the latest Drexler Patch. Be sure to
install the Drexler Patch after installing the official patch. The
Drexler patch will only work with the expansion packs.
- I want to ride my rides in RCT!
Currently, there are no programs out there that allow you to ride your
creations. The closest one can get would be by using the TD4Viewer
program and UltraCoaster. You can also use the latest version of No
Limits to ride your RCT creations. RCT3 also allows "riding"
- What is No Limits?
No Limits is a coaster simulation game that allows the user to create and
ride a roller coaster. It is not related to RCT in any way.