Rollercoaster Tycoon on new 13 Macbook Pro and Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Smoke Bomb, May 3, 2011.

  1. Smoke Bomb macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2011
    Hi everyone. Just bought my first Mac (entry level Macbook Pro 13" Sandy Bridge i5) 2 months ago and love it. My gf bought her first Mac 4 months ago (Macbook Air 13" base model) and we're both wondering how Rollercoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum Edition will run on our computers.

    I've always been a console gamer, so pardon my ignorance on the subject of computer gaming. I know neither of our Macs are gaming powerhouses, but considering the age of the game, though it might run well on newer machines. Here are the specs:


    13-inch: 2.3 GHz

    * 2.3GHz dual-core
    Intel Core i5
    * 4GB 1333MHz
    * 320GB 5400-rpm1
    * Intel HD Graphics 3000


    13-inch : 128GB

    * 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    * 2GB memory
    * 128GB flash storage1
    * NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics

    Thanks for helping a noob computer gamer out. :D
  2. Ladybug macrumors 65816


    Apr 13, 2006
  3. Smoke Bomb thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2011
  4. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a


    May 25, 2010
    Both of the computers will kill RollerCoaster Tycoon. Don't worry, mainly when power becomes an issue is Flight Simulators and FPS games. The Pro is much stronger, if you want a Macbook Air, wait for the refresh should be in the next couple of months and will be truly worth it.
  5. JoeG4 macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2002
    Bay Area, Ca.
    RCT 3 is ANCIENT. Don't worry, it'll run - in fact I think you might have issues running it on W7 because it's so old.

    Oh 2004. Wow I thought it was older than that lol. Still, 7 years was quite a ways back hehe. I used to be addicted to Roller Coaster Tycoon (that is, the original one) - sooo many hours of entertainment. I can still remember all of the music lol.
  6. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a


    May 25, 2010
    I think the OP meant the Mac version, which is probably quite new.
  7. ScottNWDW macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2008
    Orlando, Florida
    I have had no issues running Roller Coater Tycoon 3 Platinum on my 2011 13" MacBook Pro.

    I still prefer RCT or RCT 2 over the version 3 though.

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