What is OpenRCT2?
OpenRCT2 is the free open source remake of Rollercoaster Tycoon 2.
The developers have taken the original game, decompiled it and rewrote everything into a newer language while making this code open source. This means other developers can now create plugins to extend the gameplay, or even port the game to other platforms. At this moment, the game is only (well) playable on Windows, but Linux and Mac OS support will soon be supported too. (Playing on those platforms works, as long as you wine.)
Apart from creating plugins, recreating this game also enabled the developers to fix bugs from the original game or add functions from RCT1 which were not available in RCT2. For example:
– Litter bins now get full and need to be emptied;
– Windowed and fullscreen support;
– Mountain tool;
– A cheats window (CTRL+ALT+C);
There is more on the [ Github Repo ]
The aim of the project is to decompile Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 completely into C, so that new features, new gameplay and cross-platform support can be added. Because the port to SDL2, the game can already be run in windowed mode. Additional gameplay, tweaks and improvements can and will be added as soon as full decompilation has been reached.
It will start at the time that this website tells you: [ timeanddate ]
And a countdown: [ timeanddate ]
Link to the Live Stream will be here once we know it!
Twich gladly agreed to show this broadcast. See it right [ here ].
Hope you enjoy it,