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Please help me improve this Intermediate RCT Loopy Landscapes reference guide. I can be contacted through the JumpJet webmaster. I would be especially grateful if anyone could test the items marked "[NOT TESTED]".
Here is a jpg scan of the Keyboard Shortcuts cheat-sheet from the back of the User Manual.
Here is a playable demo of original RollerCoaster Tycoon. It is a full working version of the actual game, with the exception that you cannot Save or Load "Saved Games". This demo is a great way to introduce new players to RollerCoaster Tycoon (do NOT install the demo on a computer that already has RollerCoaster Tycoon installed).
Advanced Gamer Information.
An interview with Chris Sawyer.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 is very similar to RCT, but with the advantage that you can build vertically. Most of the information in this RCT Loopy Landscapes reference guide also applies to RCT2.
The Amusement Park Guide by Tim O'Brien
order from: Globe Pequot Press, P.O. Box 833, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
subject: Operating US and Canadian Amusement Parks.
Guide To Ride by American Coaster Enthusiasts
order from: American Coaster Enthusiasts, P.O. Box 8226, Chicago, IL 60680
subject: Operating North American Roller Coasters.
Scary Dark Rides by Doug Higley
order from: Doug Higley, 111 Via Solaro, Encinitas, CA 92024-5326
subject: Ghost Trains and other "dark rides".
The Journal of Ride Theory an infrequently published magazine by Dan Howland
order from: Dan Howland, Box 2044, Portland, OR 97208-2044
subject: Amusement park rides (has included articles on Dark Rides, Motion Simulators, Disneyland rides, Worlds Fair rides, etc.).
Roller Coasters, Flumes and Flying Saucers by Robert R. Reynolds
order from: Northern Lights Publishing, 10214 Trailwood Circle, Jupiter, FL 33478
subject: The Story of Ed Morgan & Karl Bacon, ride inventors and founders of Arrow Development.
Harry G. Traver: Legends of Terror by Richard Munch
order from: Amusement Park Books, 20925 Mastick Road, Fairview Park, OH 44126
subject: The Story of Harry G. Traver, ride inventor and founder of Traver Engineering.
These WAV files were created from some of the games background sounds (they are intended just for your listening pleasure, not as sounds to be added into the game itself):
This Fancy Fonts ZIP file contains a number of Windows fonts used in the Steve Franks Track Packs documentation. The zip file contains a readme that describes how to install them.
These are PDF files of the RollerCoaster Tycoon User Manual, the supplemental LoopyLandscapes User Manual, and the RCT Strategy Guide. These books are offered only for reference purposes, as you can glean their important included information, and more, from instead reading this "Definitive RCT Reference Guide":
User Manual (15Mb)
Supplemental User Manual (2Mb)
Strategy Guide (28Mb)
Note: Although the supplemental User Manual discourages using unofficial saved files or scenarios, this will no longer be an issue after installing the Drexler patch.