Tycoon City: New York

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Tycoon City: New York
Tycoon City: New York cover
Developers
DR Studios
Publishers
Original Atari
Current Retroism
Release dates
Windows February 21, 2006
Taxonomy
Themes North America
Tycoon City: New York on MobyGames
Tycoon City: New York on Wikipedia

Key points

The Steam version of the game has many glitches, is unstable and prone to constant crashes

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Steam version has many glitches and bugs.
Windows
All digital versions require Steam DRM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Atari\Tycoon City - New York
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/9730/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Atari\Tycoon City - New York
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/9730/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Limited to 1600x1200. See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Non-functioning option in DrEngine.cfg, instead use dgVoodoo2.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Force widescreen resolutions using dgVoodoo2
Allows the game to run in higher resolutions than 1600x1200

Add a registry entry (64-bit OS)

  1. Open the registry editor by pressing START in Windows and typing regedit in the search bar.
  2. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
  3. Inside the Image File Execution Options registry key, create a new DWORD (32-bit) value named DevOverrideEnable
  4. Edit the DevOverrideEnable DWORD (32-bit) Value and set the value to 1
  5. Go to <path-to-game> and create a new file called TycoonCity.exe.local with a file extension of .local

Install dgVoodoo2

  1. Download and extract dgVoodoo2 at <path-to-game>
  2. Run dgVoodooCpl.exe as administrator. Click the ./ button underneath the banner.
  3. Under the "General" tab, set "Scaling" to "Stretched".
  4. Under the DirectX tab select a resolution to force, along with Anti-aliasing if desired.
  5. Click "Apply" and "OK".

Notes

Moving around with the scroll-wheel in-game will move the camera across the city erratically. Be careful!

Input[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

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Music, Sound Effects (SFX)
Surround sound
Subtitles
Only for NPC dialog, no intro voice over subtitles.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Only for NPC dialog, no intro voice over subtitles.
Simplified Chinese
Chinese Retail Only.
Traditional Chinese
Chinese Retail Only.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz
AMD Athlon XP +1900
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 600 MB
Video card (GPU) Hardware T&L-compatible
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/9730/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (9730) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References