RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Triple Thrill Pack

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Triple Thrill Pack

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[USE OPENRCT2 INSTEAD] RCT2 Language Pack EXEs
By Tenko
Want to launch this game in any of these languages? Need a quick tip on how to fix saving/graphics issues? Read on...
   
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[2020 Update - Retiring this guide]
It's been six years since I wrote this guide. In that time, the RCT2 community has translated the game into 16 different languages[github.com] via the OpenRCT2 project, more than double the language packs RCT2 originally shipped with.

OpenRCT2 comes packaged with several bug fixes, which could save you hours of troubleshooting and save data loss from random crashes had you not modded your game. As a result, I highly recommend switching to OpenRCT2 instead of following this guide.

[DOWNLOAD PAGE FOR OPENRCT2 HERE][openrct2.org]
[AS OF 2021 YES I STILL RECOMMEND USING THIS ^^^]

That being said, if you don't want OpenRCT2 and want the classic, buggy 2002 RCT2 experience then sure. I'm keeping the guide and uploads up. They might have a use someday anyways. Continue reading below...
#0 - Preface
Preface

If you're here, you've probably wondered why your native language isn't in the game. Some of you have even said that your CD copy of the game had your language on it.

This guide was handcrafted by me and will allow you to run the game on a localized copy of RCT2 tailored to your region. I've tested every file for every language and gone over this guide by myself twice, so read the steps carefully, check out that neat little screenshot I added to this guide, and everything should work out!

Please note - I am not the original author of these language packs and I will most likely not be able to take requests to translate the game into your language. If you recall owning a CD copy of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 in a language not present in this guide or the Steam version of RCT2, I may look into it.
#1 - Knowing your Folders
Modifying the language of the game, manually, requires you to replace the executable file of the game, named "RCT2.exe" which is located in the RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 folder which in turn is in a folder Steam places all your other games in. The path of this folder should be:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Rollercoaster Tycoon 2
OR
C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Rollercoaster Tycoon 2


If you've reached a folder that looks similar to this, you've made it! On to the next step.

Still can't find the folder? Try this:
* Go to your Library on Steam
* Right-click on RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Triple Thrill Pack and hit "Properties"
* Click on the "Local files" tab and click on "Browse local files..."

As long as RCT2 is installed, the Steam steps above are universal and should work for everyone.
#2 - The Files
Below are download links to the language packs. If you use a language pack and later decide that you want your English RCT2 back, delete the RCT2.exe file I gave you, and verify the integrity of the cache with Steam. This can be done by accessing the Properties section of your game, clicking on the Local files tab, and then clicking on the respective button.

Nederlandse gebruikers: Klik hier om het Nederlandse taalpakket downloaden. [drive.google.com]
Les utilisateurs français: Cliquez ici pour télécharger le pack de langue française. [drive.google.com]
Deutsch-Benutzer: Klicken Sie hier, um die deutsche Sprachpaket herunterladen. [drive.google.com]
Gli utenti italiani: Clicca qui per scaricare il language pack italiano. [drive.google.com]
Los usuarios españoles: Haga clic aquí para descargar el paquete de idioma español. [drive.google.com]
Svenska användare: Klicka här för att ladda ner det svenska språkpaketet [drive.google.com]

These are all hosted on my Google Drive. No ads or anything, just a simple link to the download. Did something break? Leave a comment and I'll get to you as soon as I can.
#3 - RCT2.exe
Now that you've downloaded the file, you're going to want to put that in the RCT2 folder I told you about in Section 1 of this guide. If you haven't done so already, delete the RCT2.exe file that was already in the folder, or simply overwrite/replace it when Windows asks you to.
#3.5 - Bonus!
Section 3 wrapped up everything you needed to know about getting this game in the language of your choice in the title. Anything past this is optional, but recommended.

If you've looked at the discussion forum for this game already, you should be familiar with all the topics regarding people complaining about a plethora of issues including graphical problems, saving issues and crashes. There is one simple trick that can fix most, if not all of these problems.

Keep in mind that not all Windows computers are built the same, so there is a chance that these extra steps won't work. It doesn't hurt to try though and it won't take you very long at all.

Step 1 - Start off by going to your RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 folder. Need help? Return to Section 1.
Step 2 - Right click on RCT2.EXE and access its properties.
Step 3 - Click on the Compatibility tab

Now you're going to want to tick the box that says "Run this program in compatibility mode for:", and select "Windows XP (Service Pack 2)". Since RCT2 was designed to run on older operating systems, doing this greatly reduces the chance of crashes and other issues.

In addition, you're also going to want to tick the box that says "Reduced color mode". Set that to "8-bit (256) color". This part fixes minor graphical bugs and the potential lockups caused by them.

Now we're really done!

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15 Comments
Tenko  [author] Jun 5, 2020 @ 1:47pm 
@skulldead91 muuuchas gracias por dicirme, era en mi papelera accidentalmente y casi le bori XD. ahora lo recuperé y yo actualice la guia.
skulldead91 Jun 5, 2020 @ 11:40am 
Tienes el archivo para español en tu papelera
idiot5k Nov 15, 2019 @ 10:26am 
do you do other games too? i have some other games of wich i used to have a localized copy but steam doesnt have the localized version for some reason (example: bookworm)
Bolillo Asesino Dec 21, 2018 @ 7:01pm 
Muchas gracias por la guía <3
RickXstarS Oct 29, 2017 @ 4:09pm 
gracias por la informacion :)
Tenko  [author] Aug 11, 2015 @ 8:57am 
You wouldn't have to reinstall the entire game, you would instead have to delete the language pack I gave you (RCT2.exe) and afterwards verify the cache as explained here for Steam to redownload the English RCT2.exe.

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=2037-QEUH-3335
Ignore the first few paragraphs, skip to "All operating systems - Verify integrity of game cache"
Lasagna Aug 11, 2015 @ 3:46am 
What if I want to change back to English? Do I just reinstall the game again?
mrtnptrs Oct 24, 2014 @ 3:44pm 
The Dutch executable works great! Thanks! :)
fabinous Aug 8, 2014 @ 12:03am 
Ok, that was the problem. Thank you again for all the versions!
Tenko  [author] Aug 7, 2014 @ 10:52am 
Are you also running the game in Compatibility mode?