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Open source RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 'OpenRCT2' v0.4.4 out now

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The first release this year for OpenRCT2, the open source re-implementation of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 has landed with version 0.4.4.

OpenRCT2 basically attempts to provide everything from RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 while offering up numerous improvements. These additions include support for modern platforms, an improved interface, improved guest and staff AI, more editing tools, increased limits, and cooperative multiplayer plus mechanics from the first game that weren't included in the sequel.

The main additions in this new release are:

  • Feature: [#11269] Add properties for speed and length of vehicle animations.
  • Feature: [#15849] Objectives can now be set for up to 50000 guests.
  • Feature: [#18537] Add shift/control modifiers to window close buttons, closing all but the given window or all windows of the same type, respectively.
  • Feature: [#18732] [Plugin] API to get the guests thoughts.
  • Feature: [#18744] Cheat to allow using a regular path as a queue path.
  • Feature: [#19023] Add Canadian French translation.
  • Feature: [#19341] Add “All Scenery” tab to scenery window.
  • Feature: [#19378] Add command to combine CSG1i.DAT and CSG1.DAT.
  • Feature: [objects#226] Port RCT1 Corkscrew Coaster train.
  • Feature: [objects#229] Port RCT1 go karts with helmets.
  • Feature: [OpenMusic#20, OpenMusic#21] Added Blizzard and Extraterresterial ride music styles.
  • Improved: [#11473] Hot reload for plug-ins now works on macOS.
  • Improved: [#12466] RCT1 parks now use RCT1’s interest calculation algorithm.
  • Improved: [#14635] Scenery window now shows up to 255 scenery groups.
  • Improved: [#17288] Reorganise the order of shortcut keys in the Shortcut Keys window.
  • Improved: [#18706] Ability to view the list of contributors in-game.
  • Improved: [#18749] Ability to have 4 active awards for more than one month in a row.
  • Improved: [#18826] [Plugin] Added all actions and their documentation to plugin API.
  • Improved: [#18945] Languages can now fall back to other languages than English.
  • Improved: [#18970] Trying to load a non-park save will now display a context error.
  • Improved: [#18975] Add lift sprites for steep hills on the wooden roller coaster.
  • Improved: [#19044] Added special thanks to RMC and Wiegand to the About page.
  • Improved: [#19131] Track missing objects when selecting scenery groups in console.
  • Improved: [#19253] Queue junctions drawn properly when using regular paths as queue. Note: Requires using tile inspector to indicate railings can be used at T or X junctions.
  • Improved: [#19067] New Ride window now allows filtering similarly to Object Selection.
  • Improved: [#19272] Scenery window now allows filtering similarly to Object Selection.
  • Improved: [#19447] The control key now enables word jumping in text input fields.
  • Improved: [#19463] Added ‘W’ and ‘Y’ with circumflex to sprite font (for Welsh).
  • Improved: [#19549] Enable large address awareness for 32 bit Windows builds allowing to use 4 GiB of virtual memory.
  • Improved: [#19668] Decreased the minimum map size from 13 to 3.
  • Improved: [#19683] The delays for ride ratings to appear has been reduced drastically.
  • Improved: [#19697] “Show guest purchases” will now work in multiplayer.
  • Change: [#19018] Renamed actions to fit the naming scheme.
  • Change: [#19091] [Plugin] Add game action information to callback arguments of custom actions.
  • Change: [#19233] Reduce lift speed minimum and maximum values for “Classic Wooden Coaster”.

You need the data files to actually play it. You can buy a copy from GOG or Steam.

Getting it running on Linux is nice and simple too since they offer an official AppImage and there's also a Flatpak available via Flathub.

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