Roller Coaster Tycoon, playable settings (intel)

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

  1. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

    /dev/toaster

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    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

    MRU

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    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

    MacFan25863

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    Try returning it and getting the Windows version. Use Boot Camp to run it.
     

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