Monopoly Tycoon

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Monopoly Tycoon
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Developers
Deep Red Games
Publishers
Infogrames
Release dates
Windows September 30, 2001
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Warnings

GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
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Key points

Has problems running on Windows Vista and above. See "Essential improvements" and Issues unresolved.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Unknown DRM.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Monopoly Tycoon Music Fix v1.7[edit]

In order for the game to play music, the Windows Media Source Filter must be re-installed on Windows Vista and above.
Completely restores music playback
Install the Windows Media Source Filter[1]
  1. Download the Windows Media Source Filter Installer v1.7
  2. Extract the contents from the .zip file into a folder.
  3. Right-click the ApplyPatch.bat in the folder and click "Run as Administrator".
  4. Launch the game, go to "Configuration" and then uncheck the "No Music" box to enable music.

Notes

If the text in the console window is red, then the ApplyPatch.bat needs to be run as Administrator.
Windows Defender may appear with a warning when running the file. Select "More info" and then "Run anyway"
Manual installation of the Windows Media Source Filter[1]
  1. Download the Windows Media Source Filter Installer v1.7
  2. Extract the contents from the .zip file into a folder.
  3. Make a new folder in %WINDIR%\SysWOW64\ called Windows-Media-Source-Filter
  4. Copy drmclien.dll, strmdll.dll, dxmasf.dll and msadds32.ax from the .zip file to the Windows-Media-Source-Filter folder.
  5. Run DSFMgr.exe as administrator and register the dxmasf.dll and msadds32.ax files.
  6. Launch the game, go to "Configuration" and then uncheck the "No Music" box to enable music.

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.4 is the latest patch available for the game, it adds new scenarios, options, and bug fixes.

There is a bug that doesn't allow building rights to be activated in one of the tutorials; only present in version 1.4.

Patch 1.3 is the last officially released patch for the game. It generally tends to be more stable than version 1.4.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Disable the intro movie
Requires the game to be v1.4.
  1. Launch the game and go to "Advanced Options".
  2. Tick the "Disable intro movie" box. Click 'OK".
  3. Click "Play".

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
External advanced settings.
External advanced settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\profiles[Note 1]

Video settings[edit]

External video/audio settings.
External video/audio settings.
In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Modifying the config.cfg file[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open config.cfg with Notepad or a different text editor.
  3. Change the lines with SysSetup width and SysSetup height to the width and height the game should run in.
    For example: Setting SysSetup width 1920 and SysSetup height 1080 will run the game at 1920x1080 resolution.
  4. Save the file.
  5. Launch the game.

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Hardware cursor option in-game.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and sound
Surround sound
DirectSound 3D is supported.
Subtitles
All speech is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
6 Chat is available in any multiplayer match. Click on a player's icon to chat.
Online play
6 Versus
GameSpy has been discontinued.

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 2310
UDP 2310
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.
This is the default port used. It can be changed by the user via console commands. Full details can be found in the Patch v1.4 Readme file

Issues fixed[edit]

Music skipping/looping issues on Windows XP and later[edit]

Windows wraps any WMA playback with its DMO Wrapper. This has to be overridden for smooth playback.
The Windows Media Source Filter must be installed for this to have any effect or use.
No system file modifications are necessary.
Install the qasf.dll[2]
  1. Download the DirectShow - Windows Media Source Filter Installer v1.7
  2. Extract the contents of the downloaded .zip file into a folder.
  3. Copy the qasf 6.05.dll from the .zip file, to the where the game is located at (<path-to-game>).
  4. Move the game from its original installation folder, or else the qasf.dll won't load.
  5. The qasf 6.05.dll that was copied to <path-to-game>, must be renamed to qasf.dll.
  6. Launch the game.

Notes

The game MUST NOT be located where it was originally installed to (<path-to-game>), or else the right qasf.dll won't load.
Version 6.03 of the qasf.dll is highly recommended over 6.05, since version 6.05 can cause 32-bit applications to crash.

Software mode graphics corruption[edit]

Sets both Direct3D and software rendering modes to 16-bit color.
Reduce color mode to 16-bit; (65536) color
  1. Go to <path-to-game> and right-click mc.exe
  2. Select the Compatibility tab.
  3. Under the Settings section, tick Reduced color mode.
  4. Select 16-bit (66536) color and click Apply.
  5. Launch the game normally, and make sure software mode is selected.

Notes

If software mode is not being used., disable 16-bit color for 32-bit colors.

Issues unresolved[edit]

There is a bug in version 1.4 with one of the tutorial levels "Building a Shopping Center" when trying to activate building rights.
When changing stock while the game is running at 4x speed, the amount can change significantly quicker than normal. Be careful!

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1 Requires Windows Media Player 6.4 media features and codecs.
Software renderer
DeepRed Software Rasterizer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy Bundles GameSpy Arcade.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 233 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 90 MB
Video card (GPU) 8 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.0a compatible
Other

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).

References