Monopoly Tycoon

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Monopoly Tycoon
Monopoly Tycoon cover
Deep Red Games
Release dates
Windows September 21, 2001
Metacritic 85
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time, Relaxed
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Menu-based, Direct control
Genres Simulation, Board
Art styles Cartoon
Series Monopoly
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GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

Key points

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


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Depending on the version, either a simple disc check or SecuROM 4 DRM
A faithful, higher quality icon can be found on SteamGridDB.

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.


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 from the .zip file to the Windows-Media-Source-Filter folder.
  5. Run DSFMgr.exe as administrator and register the dxmasf.dll and files.
  6. Launch the game, go to "Configuration" and then uncheck the "No Music" box to enable music.


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.


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]


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

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Menu bar remains visible.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enable by default.No visible screen-tearing
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
No FPS or refresh rate cap.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Modify the config.cfg file[2]
  1. Go to the installation folder <path-to-game>
  2. Open config.cfg with a text editor, e.g. Notepad.
  3. Change the lines with SysSetup width and SysSetup height to the width and height desired for the game.
    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.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
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 support


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

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music and sound
Surround sound
Uses DirectSound3D. Install DirectSound 3D restoration software.
All speech is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Japanese release.


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


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]

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[3]
  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 6.03.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 6.03.dll that was copied to <path-to-game>, must be renamed to qasf.dll.
  6. Launch the game.


The game MUST NOT be located where it was originally installed to (<path-to-game>), or else the right qasf.dll won't load.

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.


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

Issues unresolved[edit]

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

Other information[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


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy Bundles GameSpy Arcade.

System requirements[edit]

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


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).