[ApocBan] Isterdam Aug 11, 2013 @ 11:48am
Major Lag on High-End PC
Hello! I just bought Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 Platinum. The first 2-3 times i played the game there was no lag at all. But then i had to reinstall the game because i installed a new harddrive and now its lagging like hell. I have tried to reinstall it several times and deleting all the files and the installing it again. My system specifications are: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, AMD FX-8350, 8GB 1866Mhz of ram and a HD Radeon 7970. Why does the game lag?
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Crazed Possum Aug 11, 2013 @ 3:32pm 
sure you got all the files. my documents\RCT3....????? also
[ApocBan] Isterdam Aug 12, 2013 @ 9:11am 
Yes im sure
Crazed Possum Aug 12, 2013 @ 2:25pm 
check for updated video drivers. also you could adjust your resolution. or try running under Windows xp compatibilty mode.
Silberkinn Aug 13, 2013 @ 5:28am 
well, you have to know: RCT III is old ;)
Maybe you opened a big map with too many light sources (-> costum map) in a resolution higher than 14xx*9xx? That might be the problem: RCT III uses only one core of your processor, so big maps are a problem for your hardware, althought it is not that bad
[ApocBan] Isterdam Aug 13, 2013 @ 9:00am 
Ok!
amd133mhz Aug 18, 2013 @ 9:52am 
Originally posted by WABU Isterdam:
Hello! I just bought Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 Platinum. The first 2-3 times i played the game there was no lag at all. But then i had to reinstall the game because i installed a new harddrive and now its lagging like hell. I have tried to reinstall it several times and deleting all the files and the installing it again. My system specifications are: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, AMD FX-8350, 8GB 1866Mhz of ram and a HD Radeon 7970. Why does the game lag?


Same here ,when I finnaly got my version working it LAGS so so bad. I tried every compat mode and unsintalling clearing the computer of any file from RCT3 atari etc and it still runs like crap. It used to run fine which is the sad thing. I am running the latest driver on my video card and it lags really bad now

I am running a Gigabyte Radeon HD 7790 2GDDR5 card a AMND fx6200 3.8gh 6 core processor 10gb ddr3 1600 ram and 1.5 tb hard drive. My driver was updated and it is the July 26 2013 version and I do not see a newer one happening

Good Luck!
Crazed Possum Aug 18, 2013 @ 3:07pm 
have any of you tried changing your video card setting for just this specific game. like anti-laising,vsync,triple buffering...etc. i know on my nvidia 8800 i can choose exactly what i want for a specific game's .EXE file so when that game starts up it only does what i want it to do.

also could re-install directX also.
Crazed Possum Aug 18, 2013 @ 3:11pm 
there is also a CUSTOM video setting in options menu too
Crazed Possum Aug 19, 2013 @ 12:44pm 
next i would just "dumb down" your video card inorder to play this old game on a newer card.
tatschke Oct 1, 2013 @ 5:22am 
same problem for me! 7970 high end pc doesnt work RCT3! any solution?

i7 3770k 7970 16gb ram asus maximus v formula
( ͡ ͡° ͜ ʖ ͡ ͡°) Oct 1, 2013 @ 9:25am 
downgrade driver to 13.4
Crazed Possum Oct 1, 2013 @ 1:37pm 
Originally posted by ( ͡ ͡° ͜ ʖ ͡ ͡°):
downgrade driver to 13.4

this is your answer for now until AMD has better drivers for this old game.
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