Railroad Tycoon Coast To Coast Expansion

  1. Railroad Tycoon 3 Coast To Coast Expansion
  2. Railroad Tycoon 3 Coast To Coast Expansion
  3. Railroad Tycoon 3 Coast To Coast Expansion
Railroad Tycoon 3
Developers
macOS (OS X)
Publishers
OS X
Release dates
WindowsOctober 27, 2003
macOS (OS X)September 13, 2004

Railroad Tycoon 3: Coast To Coast Expansion This brand new expansion pack to Railroad Tycoon 3 is being. There is a new expansion pack for Railroad Tycoon 3 to update the 3D management strategy sequel by PopTop Software. This Coast to Coast expansion includes the final version 1.04 patch along with. The Gold and Platinum editions of Railroad Tycoon 2 add the even harder 'Second Century' campaign along with a whole bunch of new stand-alone scenario maps. Railroad Tycoon 3: Coast to Coast adds maps such as Ireland, Spain, Western Russia, Eastern China, and the whole continental USA. Coast to Coast Expansion (1.04) (119.5 MB) - A large expansion of original PopTop content. Install before the 1.05 patch. Official 1.05 Patch (2.13 MB) - Fixes some minor bugs. The Coast to Coast Expansion must be installed before this patch.

Railroad tycoon 3 coast to coast expansion
  • 1Availability
  • 2Essential improvements
  • 3Game data
  • 6Audio settings
  • 7Network
  • 8Issues fixed
  • 9Other information

Warnings

GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
Railroad Tycoon
Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon1990
Railroad Tycoon II1998
Railroad Tycoon 32003
Sid Meier's Railroads!2006

Key points

Disable Hardware T&L in options to prevent issues on modern versions of Windows.[1]
The Coast to Coast expansion is available for free as v1.4 Patch.

General information

Hawk & Badger Railroad - A fansite and file database for the game
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

SourceDRMNotesKeysOS
Retail SecuROMDRM disc check
Retail
Gamesplanet
GOG.com
Steam Region locked in Latin America.

DLC and expansion packs

NameNotes
Coast to Coast Free download; also known as 1.04 Patch

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

1.05 Patch is the latest version; requires 1.04 Patch.

Maps, etc.[edit]

All of the official downloads and user created fixes for the game can be found here

Railroad Tycoon 3 Matchmaker[edit]

An alternate online multiplayer lobby program, it allows the game to be played online without the GameSpy servers.

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Full details and download link for the utility/patch can be found on the official site.Or alternatively, check the Steam Guide at steam guide

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game miscellaneous settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

SystemLocation
Windows <path-to-game>DataConfiguration[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux)<Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7610/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

SystemLocation
Windows <path-to-game>Saved Games[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux)<Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7610/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video settings[edit]

In-game general video settings.
Graphics featureStateWSGFNotes
Widescreen resolution The resolution dropdown menu does not show all possible options. Use F11 and F12 to cycle between all possible resolutions.
Widescreen will stretch the interface, and crop top and bottom of camera.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowedUnplayable if forced - causes clicks to register at incorrect locations.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Color blind modeUnder the Miscellaneous menu as 'Color Adjustment'.
  • In-game advanced video settings (1/4).

  • In-game advanced video settings (2/4).

  • In-game advanced video settings (3/4).

  • In-game advanced video settings (4/4).

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game mouse settings.
In-game camera settings.
Keyboard and mouseStateNotes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivityUses system cursor.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller supportSee the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
Audio featureStateNotes
Separate volume controlsMusic, Sound, Voice. Train arrival 'Ching' volume found under Miscellaneous settings.
Surround sound
SubtitlesAffects cutscenes/campaign screen. In-game messages are text-only.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX supportEAX 3[2]

Localizations

LanguageUIAudioSubNotes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Railroad Tycoon 3 Coast To Coast Expansion

Multiplayer types

TypeNativePlayersNotes
LAN play4 Versus
Online play4 Even though the Gamespy servers have shutdown, online multiplayer is possible again since of 2019. This can be done by installing a custom client, which can be downloaded at [1] and [2]. The original client as well as the GoG and the Steam version are currently supported.
Railroad Tycoon Coast To Coast Expansion

Connection types

TypeNativeNotes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP
Coast

Ports

ProtocolPort(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP6073, 6500, 9000
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes on startup[edit]

The game crashes when running Windows Vista/7/8/10 using the default configuration. The only way to play the game is to disable the game's hardware T&L setting:

Disable Hardware T&L[1]
  1. Make sure that the game has the latest patch installed (v1.05). Patch downloads can be found here.
  2. Download the Vista/Win 7/Win 8 Fix from here.
  3. Extract the contents of the ZIP file.
  4. Move the engine.cfg file to the game's configuration folder (<path-to-game>DataConfiguration).
  5. Confirm the file overwrite.
  6. Launch the game.

'No CD/DVD-ROM Drive Found' Error[edit]

The game crashes if attempting to run the game on a computer that lacks a CD/DVD Drive, even if the game was purchased via digital download. A custom executable is required to run the game.

Railroad Tycoon 3 Coast To Coast Expansion

No CD/DVD Patch
  1. Make sure that the game has the latest patch installed (v1.05). Patch downloads can be found here.
  2. Download RT3.zip from here.
  3. Extract RT3.zip.
  4. Rename the original RT3.exe to something else (such as RT3_org.exe).
  5. Move the new RT3.exe file to the game's installation folder.
  6. Launch the game.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable32-bit64-bitNotes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Middleware[edit]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
MinimumRecommended
Operating system (OS)98ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU)400 MHz Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM)128 MB256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD)1.2 GB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
32 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.01.1When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. 2.02.1File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/7610/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (7610) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. 1.01.1Railroad Tycoon 3 Windows 7/Vista - EASY FIX - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)
  2. ALchemy database Railroad Tycoon 3 entry
Railroad Tycoon 3 + Coast to Coast Expansion 698 Mb

Description
Railroad Tycoon 3 realizes your dream of establishing and running a railroad empire. Build rail lines, purchase trains and start hauling cargo to begin building your railroad. Expand your business into major cities, acquire and dominate industries, manipulate the stock market, and force your competitors into bankruptcy to become the ultimate Railroad Tycoon. Make your fortune the old fashioned way - take it from someone else!

Railroad Tycoon 3: Coast To Coast Features Include:
- Thirteen new maps, covering all corners of the earth, including the Grand-Daddy of Railroad Tycoon 3 scenarios - �Coast To Coast.� (A sprawling map of the entire United States), as well as new maps of Russia, Poland, China, Mexico and other far-flung locales.
- Eight new locomotives, including the Class 460, GP 35, U1, and The Zephyr.

Railroad Tycoon 3 Coast To Coast Expansion

- Three new skinning tools - The Train Skin, Company Logo, and Player Portrait tools allows players to paint up their trains, design their own company logo, or put themselves into the game as a competing tycoon.
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Windows Vista Fix For 1.05 and 1.06.
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