Roller Coaster Tycoon, playable settings (intel)

Discussion in 'Games' started by /dev/toaster, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I just bought RCT3 last night ... bad news is I didn't realize it didn't have a universal binary update.

    As you may already know the game runs very crappy on intel. In most cases, unplayable. I found a few tweaks that help a bit. You still end up with low FPS, but the 30 second delay in placing objects is generally gone. However, placing coaster is still a huge "lag spike".

    Try some of the following. This was tested on a 17" MBP.
    - Disable shadows
    - Disable clouds, background mountains, etc.
    - Lower texture quailty. You don't want it maxed out, 60% seems to work well.
    - Put all other object quailty at around 30% - 40%. I personally put tracks at around 75%
    - Disable texture compression
    - Disable anti-aliasing

    For very simple parks it runs good. If you have a large park, you will start watching a slide show.

    I am curious if anyone has good results on the above. If you find anything else that helps tweak, let me know :D

    I really hope they released a UB of this game.
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    I just gave up. Still waiting 8 months after buying it for a universal patch, Aspyr suck boobs.

    The game runs better on my ibook G4 800mhz than on my iMac 2ghz
  3. MacFan25863 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2004
    Try returning it and getting the Windows version. Use Boot Camp to run it.

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