Theme Park World

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Theme Park World
Theme Park World cover
Developers
Bullfrog Productions
Mac OS (Classic) Zonic Limited
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Mac OS Feral Interactive
Release dates
Windows November 20, 1999
Mac OS (Classic) December 12, 2000
macOS (OS X) September 26, 2002
Theme Park World on MobyGames
Theme Park World on Wikipedia

Warnings

SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see Availability for affected versions).
Theme Park
Theme Park 1994
Theme Hospital 1997
Theme Park World 1999
Theme Park Inc. 2001

Key points

Released in the US as Sim Theme Park.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc DRM[Note 1].
Mac OS
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

  • Patch v2.0 is the latest patch. The game may need to be uninstalled, reinstalled and the patch applied to make the newer content available in parks, however.
  • The Windows XP patch often solves problems with newer versions of Windows. Once again, a reinstall is often required to solve all the problems.

It is not clear whether installing one over the other can cause problems. No information about which should be installed first is available.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\data[Note 2]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\save[Note 2]
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use dgVoodoo 2. Select a NVIDIA GeForce GPU under the DirectX tab in dgVoodoo2.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Use dgVoodoo 2. Stretches significantly.
4K Ultra HD
Use dgVoodoo 2.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Use dgVoodoo 2.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use dgVoodoo 2.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Always on.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Game becomes unplayable above 60 FPS.Set monitor refresh rate on 60hz to fix.

Input settings[edit]

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

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Hebrew

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes on startup[edit]

Use dgVoodoo 2[citation needed]
  1. Download and setup dgVoodoo 2.
  2. Once the initial setup is done, go to the MS subfolder.
  3. Copy the D3DImm.dll and DDraw.dll files and paste them into <path-to-game>.
  4. Run the game.

Black screen when running game[edit]

Commonly occurs on modern PCs.
Update your GPU's drivers[citation needed]
Lower your desktop resolution[citation needed]

Game runs to fast and becomes unplayable[edit]

Occurs on high fps +60fps.
Set monitor refresh rate on 60hz[citation needed]

"Correct disk is not in the drive" error during installation[edit]

Occurs under Windows XP Home due to a conflict with the game's SafeDisc copy protection.
Install official Windows update[3]

Download and install the SafeDisc Windows XP Fix for Microsoft Games.

LpkPresent not found in usp10.dll[edit]

This error message is caused by an older version of usp10.dll being used by the game.
Delete game's usp10.dll[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Delete or rename usp10.dll.

Notes

Deletion of usp10.dll forces the game to use the Windows version of the DLL.

Game infinitely loads[edit]

Commonly occurs under Windows XP and later.
Install unofficial and official fixes[3][4]
  1. Install Adam Hearn's font file fix.
  2. If you use Windows 2000 or XP, install the Windows Update for 16-bit subsystems.
  3. Run the game as normal.

Mouse issues in VMware Workstation/Player[edit]

May occure on Workstation/Player 14 and Windows 98 to Windows XP as guest.
Disable or uninstall the mouse drivers on the guest[citation needed]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6.1
DirectDraw 6
OpenGL
Mac OS only.
Software renderer
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio QSound

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6.1 compatible
Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 8.5
Processor (CPU) PowerPC G3
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 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).

References