RollerCoaster Tycoon: Corkscrew Follies FAQs
My park rating is going down!
The park rating is just a composite of how the guests feel about the park.
If it is raining, this may experience a small dip (they can't go on roller
coasters in the rain). Also your park may be dirty, overcrowded, and have
long lines. Hire a handyman, build a new ride to siphon people away, and
cut the lines. Also hire an entertainer or two to patrol your longer line
queues. Finally overhaul your rides, paint them, add to them, advertise
about them, whatever it takes to get people excited again. If your value
drops for no apparent reason, the most likely cause is litter.
How can I increase my Park Value?
Park Value is an estimation of how valuable your park is. This isn't a
simple sum of all of your rides, but also includes how popular your park
is, and how old your rides are. So how do you increase your Park Value?
First replace the really old rides with new ones (even if its the same
ride). For example, bulldoze your Merry-Go-Round, and build a new one.
This isn't too expensive, and will also allow you to charge more for that
ride (novelty factor). I would replace Coasters only if you have already
replaced all the rides, and are still short. Then keep on developing the
park! Build scenery, shops, and new rides. If you want to even stay at
the same value, you have to keep adding/replacing rides.
People are avoiding my Rides!
Chances are they think that ride is too expensive. To find out for sure
what is wrong with the ride, check the People tab on the ride and click the
thought bubble. You will see exactly what people are thinking. If you see
"I'm not paying that much for XXXX" then slash prices. Remember that if
it's raining, they will tend to avoid outdoor rides like rollercoasters.
The other reason people avoid roller coasters, is if it is too intense
(10+). To tone down the ride, remove sharp turns and replace them with
larger, banked turns (not available on all coasters). You can also add
brakes before you hit the sharp turns.
People are stuck on my Ride! How do I get them out?
Sometimes the problem is mechanical, and your mechanics will go in and get
the ride moving again. However, sometimes, it is simply bad design that
gets people "stuck" or "stalled out" on a ride. In either case try to get
them out by double clicking the Red "Close" Button on the ride. If that
fixes it then the problem was the design so redesign the ride to remove the
problem. Try to make it go faster through the problem area, add a lift
hill or a booster, or even shorten the ride itself. If closing the ride
does nothing, then wait for a mechanic to come and fix the ride.
How do I cheat?
Look below in "9. Cheats" section.
How do I save my Custom Rollercoaster?
-- from page 40 in the Game Manual
This is in the manual but some people have troubles with it anyway. First
you have to have a ride to save. Then NAME the ride something (you can't
save "Rollercoaster 1"). Finally with the ride window still open, click
on the DISK icon and go down to Save Track Design.
How do I create an underground Roller Coaster?
Look above in "4. Rides (roller coaster)" for instructions on how to build
yourself an underground roller coaster.
How do I make a Dueling Coaster using only one coaster?
See the Rides (rollercoaster) section.
What is a "Peep"?
A peep is a guest in your park. I think that this term came from Theme
Park, and is meant in a semi-derogatory way. It certainly sounds mean
How do you make an underground Whoa Belly (like in Mel's World)?
Well you can't really, but you can make it look like it anyway. Lower a
3x3 section of land at least 2 units (the more you lower it, the harder it
will be to build the Whoa Belly--aka Spaceshot or the Reverse Freefall).
Then build the ride in your hole. Now select the path icon, and select the
"Bridge/Tunnel" tool and build a path in a donut shape above the ride.
Note: To build a ride entrance underground you must have the land at least
5 units above the bottom of the ride, and the exit needs land 3 units
above the bottom of the ride.
Help! My Chairlift won't work!
The chairlift is a little different than other rides, in that you only need
to make one line (not a loop). Here's a small diagram of what to do.
1st Station 2nd Station E - Entrance
X E X E X - Exit
SSSSSSS========================================SSSSSSS S - Station
= - line
Where each letter represents 1 square of land. At the first station you
want the Entrance to be close by where the Station touches the wires, but
on the 2nd station you want the opposite, put the entrance as far from that
as you can, but if possible, still on the same side as the first stations.
Mechanics can't get to my rides to fix them... why not?
Two possibilities. One, you gave them an area to patrol that did not
include the ride exit (not the path by the exit, the actual exit itself
must be covered in their path). Or Two you are using the Blue Queue Path
leading from the exit. Switch over to a normal type of path and that
should fix it.
Note: There is no good way to set a route for a mechanic on a completely
How do I make a smooth looking Hill/Mountain?
-- from a Grey Box on page 32 of the Manual
This is covered in the manual, but some people seem to have trouble with it
anyway. Open up the Land Window by pressing the Shovel button. Then press
the Minus button. You should see (in the window) one solid square
surrounded by non-solid squares. Then raise/lower the land as normal and
it will raise the land near it as well, but contoured to make a smooth
I've been playing this scenario for ages, yet I don't have all the Rides...
Simply put, not every scenario has every ride. Most scenarios have all the
non-rollercoaster rides, but some (like Forest Frontiers) will be missing
a few. Don't worry, you'll get to see those rides soon enough! You can
also check out "1. Scenarios" for a list of Coasters possible in each
scenario, sorry there is currently no listing for common rides.
How can I create a picture to go with my own Custom Rides?
There are a couple of utilities for that! Go to:
BMP to TP4 - http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Shadowlands/5366/rct.html
PCX to TP4 - http://members.aol.com/pjc0407/maketp4/index.html
These programs are simple to use. Simply go to your game, take a
screenshot of the ride that you want a preview picture of. Then open the
utility and convert it, making sure to name the picture the same as the
Note: If you use the BMP to TP4 program, you will have to convert the PCX
screenshot to a BMP in another program before you can convert it.
How can I create my own Scenarios?
There is a Scenario Editor out now! Check out the Utilities section for
We installed a new hard drive, and my CD ROM is now a different drive, but
RCT keeps asking me to put the CD in the drive that the CD ROM used to be...
You can change this by editing the registry. Go to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Fish Technology Group\Rollercoaster Tycoonand change
the "Setup Path" value from the old drive to the new drive.
-- answer from alt.games.rctycoon, Alden Bates
I have version .164 ... where can I get the patch to version .165?
There is no patch to version .165, which is annoying because I have heard
that you can't load some saved games. You either got .164 or .165 when
you bought it, and there isn't anything you can do about it now. Sorry.