RollerCoaster Tycoon 3

Doesn't work in 10.8

Works fine in 10.7

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3

Supports iCloud

Secured by Gatekeeper

Supports retina graphics

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 icon

Available on the Mac App Store
Not available on the Mac App Store

For the first time on Mac: build, operate and “attend” the amusement park of your dreams in RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, where you can actually ride the rides!

Version 1.2 Rev A
Developer Taras Brizitsky and Oleg Krupnov
Status Doesn't work

0 ratings

In Mac App Store now for $29.99. Contains Orignal, Soaked, and Wild.

Works perfectly on Mac OSX Lion. To work on Lion, the app requires the update 1.2 Rev A (, which allows it to run without Rosetta.

Except when you download the patch, it too is a PPC app and as such can't be run.

Prior to installing the patch, make sure the app remains in it's original folder. Move the whole "Roller Coaster Tycoon 3" folder to your applications folder. Then run the patch.

In order to run the patch, right click and click on "Show Package Contents". Click "Contents" then "Resources", then double click "RollerCoaster Tycoon 3.pkg". It should work perfectly.

If you want the game to work without the CD, follow these steps.

1. download the NO-DVD Crack from the following website:

2. Open the .dmg file

3. Replace with the RCT3 Panda icon from the crack you have downloaded. Just drag the new icon to the "Roller Coaster Tycoon 3" folder that should reside in you applications folder. Now attempt to run the game. Everything should work fine.

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[ Adam]AdamAnonymous 19 Mar 2012 22:29

I am sitting here annoyed now.

I get 2 files INFOS-UB and A roller coaster tycoon 3 app. Please. In detail tell me what I do from here. I will for ever be in your debt!!

( I am doing the option without the CD BTW )

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joansjoansAnonymous 14 Jun 2012 20:38

this does not work on Lion 10.7.4, so forget about it..if you try.


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[ APP]APPAnonymous 17 Jun 2012 10:35

Buy the game assholes !

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[ matt]mattAnonymous 14 Jul 2012 18:51

@APP, this is for people WHO HAVE bought the game already but want/need to get it running on Lion.

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[ bouzou4]bouzou4Anonymous 21 Jul 2012 01:10

got it to work on lion 10.7.4 what are you talking about?

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[ Ton]TonAnonymous 23 Jul 2012 11:34

Replace the icon with what

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[ Amy]AmyAnonymous 27 Jul 2012 16:28

Can anyone help me? I've followed all the instructions but I'm still getting an "unrecoverable error" and yes, the app is in the folder in applications!

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Lion (10.7) Comments

[ Marty]MartyAnonymous 02 Aug 2011 22:19

Also runs on Intel graphics (although specs say it won't)… running on 2011 Mac Mini Server (running Lion Server) with the Intel HD Graphics 3000.

No problems so far.

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[ fatih]fatihAnonymous 10 Aug 2011 01:36

So the problem is I can't launch RCT 3 on my mac without the patch. It gives an error. And if I want to make the update to fix that it says the installer can't be launched. Because powerpc applications are no longer supported.

So is there a way to fix that thing? I am using Mac OSX Lion.

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[ Drew]DrewAnonymous 31 Aug 2011 21:57

Yeah same as fatih. What the heck is going on?

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[ Steve]SteveAnonymous 01 Sep 2011 00:43

Can you give more instructions please? I have the same problem as the last 2 people.

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[ David]DavidAnonymous 04 Sep 2011 04:48

Same boat as faith and drew. Help!

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[ Ivan]IvanAnonymous 06 Sep 2011 22:09

Hello, I know how to fix this.

Its just so stupid that if you update to OS X Lion you loose Rosetta.

Anyway, this is what you gotta do.

1) Download the patch from the aspyr website -

2) Open the .dmg

3) Open the white virtual drive

4) Copy the file to the desktop

This is the tricky part

5) Control click (or right click on the mouse) the file copied.

6) Click on show package contents

7) Contents
8) Resources
9) Double click RollerCoaster Tycoon 3.pkg

10) Follow the instructions to install

That's it! I was able to run it this way !

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[ Gimena]GimenaAnonymous 13 Sep 2011 08:20

I've installed the patch correctly but someone misplaced my CD. Does anybody know where can I download a No-CD crack that will work with Lion?


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[ nat]natAnonymous 14 Sep 2011 15:02

hey Gimena. i had the same problem too. but luckily i found a solution. here's what to do:

1. download the NO-DVD Crack from the following website:

2. Open the .dmg file

3. Replace with the RCT3 Panda icon from the crack u have downloaded

Worked perfect for me. Hope it does for you. FYI, I'm using a MBP 2011with OS X Lion platform.

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[ Gimena]GimenaAnonymous 16 Sep 2011 03:07

Nat, thank you very much!! It works wonderful now. The explanation was really clear.
Thanks again :)

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[ Quentin]QuentinAnonymous 27 Sep 2011 04:21

Your link for the crack no cd doesn't work.
Can i have a new link ?

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ChrisChrisAnonymous 19 Oct 2011 15:59

Errrr…Nothing is working for me. I first installed the patch onto my computer with the directions from Ivan as I had already downloaded RCT 3 a while ago. As I followed the instructions, they seemed as if they worked yet the original sign or RCT 3 uploaded and that Mac no longer supports Power PC applications. After such, I followed the instructions of nat and how to reinstall the program, yet that did not work either with an error message that says "An unrecoverable error has occurred and RCT 3 cannot continue." Someone please help me, because RCT3 is my life

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[ duxi]duxiAnonymous 21 Oct 2011 10:35

same for me :( game crashes and does not even start with that no cd crack :( any idea?

thanks in advance

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[ JT]JTAnonymous 22 Oct 2011 23:10

Does anyone know how to fix the game lagging / freezing for a few seconds when place / building rides, shops and roller coasters? It's really annoying! :(

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[ JT]JTAnonymous 23 Oct 2011 00:31

Never mind! Fixed it. I disabled shadows in settings!

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[ Ben]BenAnonymous 04 Dec 2011 18:55

I have a problem with my RCT3, whenever i try to open it to play it, it says Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 has an unrecoverable error and cannot continue. Can anyone tell me what this means? PLZ PLZ PLZ PLZ PLZ PLZ PLZ PLZ Respond!

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[ Ben]BenAnonymous 05 Dec 2011 01:31

Wait, never mind, i got that fixed. but there is another problem. whenever i want to play, the game shows up black and i can't play. its not my graphic card, i can't even get to the menu! and i am still able to take out the disk but the screen is still black. Can anyone help me?

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[ Thanks123]Thanks123Anonymous 25 Dec 2011 13:40

Thanks nat. Your nocrack solution worked perfectly.

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[ inferno765]inferno765Anonymous 30 Dec 2011 14:53

I have the same problem as chris! I downloaded and installed the patch but when i open RCT3 i get this error: "An unrecoverable error has occurred and RCT3 cannot continue." PLEASE HELP!

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[ LoopyAlmond]LoopyAlmondAnonymous 18 Jan 2012 04:57

I'm having troubles with this too.. I get the "unrecoverable error has occurred" error.

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[ TattooFool17]TattooFool17Anonymous 19 Jan 2012 18:34

same issue with the "unrecoverable error" someone please help!

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[ JimmyD]JimmyDAnonymous 26 Jan 2012 02:38

Make sure you have the whole file in your applications folder, with the game located inside the file. Originally I had only dragged the application to the applications folder and I was getting the "An unrecoverable error…." message. Once I put the app back in it's original folder and dragged the whole folder to the applications folder on my mac it worked perfectly.

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[ Khushay Chadha]Khushay ChadhaAnonymous 30 Jan 2012 03:39

i am getting the error in the crack that safari can't establish a secure connection help!

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