After a long gap of not playing RCT, I started playing back in 2015 as an escape from the everyday horrors of grad school. I discovered CSO at that time, and built a park using CSO and the 8-cars trainer. Unfortunately, my situation in grad school got worse, lost my funding, and had to find a full time job to support myself and my family.
Then comes Fall 2017, I'm finished with grad school and have a lot more time. I try to play RCT2, cannot figure out how to get it to work on Windows 10, and like @TCE, discovered OpenRCT2 in the process of Googling for solutions. Now, with most of the 8-cars functions built right in to OpenRCT2, its a no brainer for me.
I couldn't get my Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 to properly work on my new computer. It worked, but the screen resolution was too big, and it kept crashing with errors without me even doing anything.
I searched online and on forums to see if anyone else had these problems, and I kept seeing people referring to this OpenRCT2. I held off for a while for some reason until I finally got it, and it worked amazing.
No errors, nothing and the screen resolution was perfect. This is when I ventured into OpenRCT2 and found the forums (and joined straight away), then noticed you could use cheats and the game has a load of new features. And developers are still making the game better everyday!
Ironically, this was also the first time I've ever seen custom rides/stalls that you can download and use in your parks.
I've been playing the game since it came out (and the first since 99') but never did I venture on the internet to talk about it, which I definitely should have. Then I would have discovered NEDesigns earlier. and all the other old websites (which I've noticed most have closed down).
Thank you. Okay. I opened Steam Console version, then download depot, then downloaded steamCMD. What would be the next step? I'm looking into this unshield thing but no idea where to go from there. Do I have to do wine? I hear you don't have to do that anymore. Then once I do that, I open ORCT and then asks me where to open, where do I go from there?