RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition

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RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition is a compilation of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 and its expansion packs, Soaked! and Wild!, just like RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Platinum! It was announced for Nintendo Switch, Steam, and the Epic Game Store on September 8, 2020 and was released by Frontier Developments under the Frontier Foundry brand on September 24, 2020.

From the release date until October 1, 2020, the game was free-to-own on the Epic Game Store,[2] otherwise, its original price is $19.99 on the Epic Game Store and Steam and $29.99 on the Nintendo eShop.

Meanwhile, for macOS users, Aspyr released a free "Complete Edition" update for RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 on the Mac App Store on release.

Changes and improvements

While RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition is a re-release of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Platinum! under a different name, some minor changes were made such as:

  • Change: Splash screens after launching the game include a new copyright splash screen,[1] the new Frontier Foundry logo splash screen (no roller coaster animation), and a QLOC splash screen (on the Nintendo Switch), but excludes the Atari and ATI splash screens.
  • Change: The cross on the First Aid and on the Miscellaneous Buildings tab was recolored from red to green to comply with the rules of the usage of the Red Cross outside of official purposes.[3]
  • Change: User data location that included MusicGenre.txt and Options.txt changed from:
    • Microsoft Windows: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Atari\RCT3 to C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Frontier\RCT3
    • macOS: To be added...
  • Improvement: Native widescreen support in high definition.
    • Microsoft Windows and macOS: In addition to old screen resolutions, new screen resolutions natively added in the game (without having to edit the Resolution values in Options.txt) are 1280 x 720 (16:9), 1366 x 768 (16:9), 1600 x 900 (16:9), 1600 x 1024 (16:10), 1680 x 1050 (16:10), 1768 x 992 (~16:9, 221:124), 1920 x 1080 (16:9). 16-bit and 32-bit color options of each screen resolution that were in Platinum! have been removed.
  • Improvement: Faster load times.
  • Nintendo Switch: Controller support. Does not support touchscreen controls.
  • Nintendo Switch: New user interfaces that can be interacted with gaming controllers.
  • Nintendo Switch: New in-game tutorial for game controls.
  • Removal: References to the publishing company Atari have been removed. This may be due to the legal dispute Frontier and Atari had over the ownership of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 after Frontier was not receiving royalties in full for the success of RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 they developed.[4]
    • Removal: The character-naming cheat code "Atari" that made peeps applaud was removed.
    • Change: On the title screen, there was a child wearing an Atari shirt which was changed to have a vertically-striped shirt with 3 vertical stripes instead.
    • Change: The red Atari shirt on the Novelty T-shirts stall was changed to a plain red shirt.

System requirements

Compared to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Platinum!, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition on Microsoft Windows and macOS have new, higher system requirements. According to Steam and Epic Game Store, as well as the Mac App Store for the macOS version, the minimum and recommended requirements are:

Microsoft Windows

  • Operating system: Windows 7 or newer
  • Processor: Intel (i3 or better recommended) or AMD Dual Core Processor for Windows
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM recommended)
  • Graphics: 256MB Graphics Memory / Intel HD 4000 (Nvidia GTX560 or better recommended)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0 or newer
  • Storage: 2 GB available space


  • Operating system: macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) or newer (according to Steam)
    • According to Mac App Store's specification: macOS 10.14.6 (Mojave) (64-bit) or newer
    • According to Mac App Store's description: macOS 10.11.6 (El Capitain) (64-bit) or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (2 Cores) (64-bit)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 2600 / Intel HD 3000 / NVIDIA GeForce 8800 (note: NVIDIA drivers are not supported in macOS 10.14 and newer)
  • VRAM: 256 MB
  • Storage: 2 GB available space


RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Complete Edition Announce Trailer
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 Complete Edition Launch Trailer

External links


RollerCoaster Tycoon Games
Main games

RollerCoaster Tycoon: Added Attractions/Corkscrew FolliesLoopy Landscapes
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Wacky WorldsTime Twister
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked!Wild!
RollerCoaster Tycoon World

Console games

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3D
RollerCoaster Tycoon Joyride
RollerCoaster Tycoon Adventures

Mobile games

RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile
RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch
RollerCoaster Tycoon Puzzle

Compilations RCT DeluxeRCT2 Triple Thrill PackRCT3 Gold!RCT3 Gold EditionRCT3 Platinum!World of RCTRCT 6 PackRCT Mega PackRCT3 Complete Edition
Ports/remakes OpenRCT2RCT Classic
Spin-offs RCT: The Board GameRCT Pinball MachineRCT Idle