shogun2dude Feb 24, 2013 @ 4:23am
RTC 3 Platnium windows 8 compatibility
Is this game compatible with windows 8? Any one have windows 8 problems and fixes? Any help would be appreciated.
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☣ⒿⒶⓂⒺⓈ☣ Feb 24, 2013 @ 10:10am 
Im running on windows 8 and like windows 7 you have to hack in the pictures by creating a folder in your documents called 'My Pictures' and put the pictures in there
tweedledee Feb 25, 2013 @ 6:31pm 
i too am having problems with loading the game. i am running windows 8 and everytime i try to start the game it just flashes black and then says RCT# has stopped working , we need a solution. ill bug atari so see if they can help
Motoki Feb 26, 2013 @ 7:26pm 
I just tried it and it works fine for me on Windows 8. I just bought it and downloaded it. Didn't have to do anything to it at all.
DahMainahGaimah Mar 3, 2013 @ 7:39pm 
This is why you don't get Windows 8.
Bad Dr. Naz Mar 10, 2013 @ 4:33pm 
I have Windows 8 and RCT3 runs fantastically on Windows 8. No issue at all!
scottbyard Mar 16, 2013 @ 5:38am 
nope got the same issue just bought it running windows 8 and still i get a stoped working error
scottbyard Mar 16, 2013 @ 6:39am 
tryed changing my resolution settings and deleted and reinstalled the game and it gets a bit further but still it gives me the same error
(p.s im using a 64-bit graphics card)
any suggestions?????
kristurd Mar 16, 2013 @ 9:05pm 
I had the same problem. Try running steam in compatability mode. That worked for me.
Michael Apr 10, 2013 @ 8:56pm 
I have the same question... :I
Dragonbrad Apr 10, 2013 @ 9:24pm 
Works fine for me.
gecko (nl) Apr 17, 2013 @ 10:53am 
at my w8 pc it works but at my w7 laptop its crashes all the time
gecko (nl) Apr 17, 2013 @ 10:56am 
Originally posted by scottbyard:
tryed changing my resolution settings and deleted and reinstalled the game and it gets a bit further but still it gives me the same error
(p.s im using a 64-bit graphics card)
any suggestions?????

there progams that deletes it complety why im saying this as you delete something its not complety deleted only in the mapstruckter not in the hdd itself
tweedledee Apr 22, 2013 @ 6:58pm 
Please note this game is not compatible with Windows 7 or 8 and if the compatibility troubleshoot does not work it means you will have to play the game on a computer with and older Windows version.
First please download ANY available Windows updates you may have from Microsoft.com and also update your Video Card drivers.
Should you have trouble installing or running a game with Windows Vista or Windows 7 there are a few troubleshooting options available to you. Please note that once these options are set you should not have to makes these changes again for the specific application. After the application is closed all default options for windows should be reverted back and not affect any other applications. All the options mentioned were designed by Microsoft for the sole purpose for trouble shooting. They should not have any adverse affects and if there are any concerns all changes can be reverted by going back though the steps below and disabling the mentioned options.
Run in Compatibility Mode
Compatibility mode allows newer operating systems to run older applications & games with fewer conflicts. This is helpful because some applications designed for earlier operating systems can have issues running in Windows 7 or Vista (they didn’t exist for compatibility testing at the time), and their new features might cause conflicts with a seasoned game or program.
Steps for running in Compatibility Mode
For Patching Problems: Right-click the icon for the game.
For Installation Problems: Right-click the setup.exe icon.
Click Properties.
Click the Compatibility tab.
Check the box next to Run this program in compatibility mode.
Select the version Windows XP SP2.
Click OK.
Disable desktop composition and visual themes
Desktop composition and visual themes are options in Windows Vista and Windows 7 that enhance the appearance of your desktop. An example of this would be Windows Aero, which is a visual option that allows your windows and applications to have a transparent boarder around them. Disabling visual themes and desktop composition allows applications to run without these options. When you exit the applications these settings will be restored.
Steps for disabling Desktop Composition
In the Compatibility mode tab go to the section labeled settings.
Check the box for Disable desktop composition and Disable Visual themes.
Click OK.
Run as Administrator
Running an application as an administrator is required for many applications to ensure that it is run with the proper permissions for Windows. Even if your user account has administrative privileges this does not always mean that the application is being granted the proper access. This is typically needed when running applications on systems where there are multiple user accounts or when attempting to run older games.
Steps for running as administrator
For Patching Problems: Right-click the icon for the game.
For Installation Problems: Right-click the setup.exe icon.
Select the ""Run as admin"" option.
Additional Information
It is important to note that these options are not available with Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows ME.
If you do not see these options in Windows Vista or Windows 7 then your account may not have the proper privileges to use these functions. Please make sure to contact your system administrator for assistance in modifying your permission levels in Windows.

Sincerely,
Atari Customer Support
http://support.atari.com/
tweedledee Apr 22, 2013 @ 6:59pm 
that was the email sent to me from atari and it still dosnt work so i guess im outta luck
Mr_PoPoP Jul 16, 2013 @ 5:41am 
I'm running Windows 8 , I had the same CTD problem. I had it fixed with the very first comment of this thread : Create a "My picture" folder in your document folder, and inside create a "RCT3" folder. That's all I had to do to make the game work. (Yet, Alt-tab Crashes to desktop still, play it in windowed mode ! )
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