RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum!

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum!

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Nerp May 1, 2014 @ 4:31pm
Game won't launch, infinite loop
The window with "Preparing to launch Roller coaster tycoon 3 platinum" just loops infinitely. I can't start the game, yet it was working a few months ago when I last played it. What do I do :c
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Crazed Possum May 2, 2014 @ 4:02pm 
This is what i would do in order:

1. Make sure my video drivers are up to date.

2: find my other OPTIONS file located and delete it and re-start the game. The file is located here : C:\Main\AppData(this folder is hidden)\Roaming\Atari\RCT3\ "OPTIONS "

3. Find my 2nd options file and delete it located here: C\program files (x86)\Steam\Steamapps\common\Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 Gold\ " options"

4. Try running Steam Beta. Click Start-Steam-Settings and on the first page/tab select Beta Participation and click change......i think it requires a reboot
Nerp May 3, 2014 @ 5:22pm 
Tried this, unfortunately I still have the issue :/
Crazed Possum May 4, 2014 @ 6:26am 
Originally posted by Nerp:
Tried this, unfortunately I still have the issue :/

Do you have a AMD ATI RADEON chipset? if you do this game has many issues with this type of video card/intergrated chipset. You may want to search these threads here for a possible solution. Combine this video chipset with a laptop and this game may not run at all if you are running a resolution larger than say : 1024 x 768 32 bit colors.
Nerp May 4, 2014 @ 8:09am 
No, my specs are as follows :

CPU : i5 3570k @ 3.4 ghz
GPU : GTX 770
8 GB of RAM

Using Windows 7 ultimate.

I will however try to launch in different resolutions and see if that helps.

Edit : downloaded a new options.txt and set the resolution to 800 x 600, still doesn't launch.

I think the problem is probably with steam and not the game itself :/
Last edited by Nerp; May 4, 2014 @ 8:37am
Crazed Possum May 4, 2014 @ 11:05am 
i run Windows 7 64 bit home premium, Athlon 6000+ dual core 3.06 Ghz, 4gb mushkin memory,Nvidia gtx 650 1gb card and the game runs fine for me.

i run 1280 x 1024 res. No triple buffering or antiliasing and no Vsync either.
Last edited by Crazed Possum; May 4, 2014 @ 11:07am
LatinoCreamKing May 22, 2014 @ 11:14pm 
it happend to me too
orlmarine May 30, 2014 @ 12:29pm 
I can't even get past the initial black screen before mine crashes... wtf
Mighty Car Jun 28, 2014 @ 3:21pm 
Just posting this in case anybody else has this problem:

Thank you to Nerp for letting me know.

It occurs when you have the game installed on a seperate hard drive. You need to have the game installed on your native hard drive. Move it to C:/ and it should work.
dovakiintv Nov 14, 2015 @ 9:34pm 
it didn't work for me :( still wont launch.
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