Installing RCT3, Expansions and Updates
This a quick summary of what updates should be installed when you install (Or wish to update) RCT3. First it is most important to install any expansions in the correct order. When installing the expansions, it must be in this order:
RCT3 --> Soaked --> Wild
If you already have Wild and purchase Soaked at a later date, then you should uninstall RCT3 first, and re-install in the above order.
Important! Before uninstalling RCT3 always back up your My Documents\RCT3. While the uninstall shouldn't affect any of your saves, it is always best to be safe rather than sorry.
The RCT3 updates should never be installed if you have any expansion pack already installed. Generally it is best to use the auto-updater to apply any updates, but if you prefer to do it manually refer to the list below.
Note that all updates for the US versions of RCT3 can be found at:
When applying updates it is important to have the correct version, to check your version number, right click on the RCT3.exe file (you will find it in the installation folder for RCT3) and select properties. The version number is also available if you look in the about window in game. To select the correct update compare the version number with the list below:
Use the links provided to update RCT3 to the latest version:
18.104.22.168 - No update - ftp://ftp.atari.com/patches/rct3/RCT...PDATE3_USA.EXE (111MB)
22.214.171.124 - Update 1 - ftp://ftp.atari.com/patches/rct3/RCT...PDATE3_USA.EXE (108MB)
126.96.36.199 - Update 2 - ftp://ftp.atari.com/patches/rct3/RCT...PDATE3_USA.EXE (108MB)
188.8.131.52 - Update 3
The direct link for the Retail to Update 2 update is: ftp://ftp.download-center.com/intern...UPDATE2_EU.EXE
Note There is a workaround for applying the US Update 3 to a non-US version of RCT3. This workaround should be used at your own risk, but can be found at http://www.ataricommunity.com/forums...d.php?t=515401
The RCT3 Gold update is for the US version only, the EU version is a repackaged RCT3 and Soaked.
The RCT3 Gold update can be downloaded from the link below:
The Soaked update should only be installed if you have RCT3 and Soaked - not if you have Wild as well.
The US update for Soaked can be downloaded from the link below:
Note There is a workaround for applying the Soaked update to a non-US version of RCT3. This workaround should be used at your own risk, but can be found at http://www.ataricommunity.com/forums...d.php?t=515401
The Wild updates should only be installed if you have the Wild expansion. The Wild updates will work with any territorial version. Note that Wild automatically includes both Update 3 for RCT3 and the Soaked update.
There are 2 Wild updates, Wild Update 1 addresses an issue causing excessive slowdown at night. Wild Update 2 fixes a problem with the auto-updater. Use the links below to download the updates:
Wild Update 1 - ftp://ftp.atari.com/patches/rct3_wil...PDATE1_USA.EXE (7.53MB)
Wild Update 2 - ftp://ftp.atari.com/patches/rct3_wil...PDATE2_USA.EXE (17MB)
Wild Update 3 - http://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7
Last edited by Michael Brookes; 26/10/2010 at 2:54 PM.