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Tycoon City: New York

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Tycoon City: New York
Tycoon City: New York cover
DR Studios
Original Atari
Current Retroism
Release dates
Windows February 21, 2006
Metacritic 67
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Point and select
Genres Building
Art styles Realistic
Themes North America
Tycoon City: New York on HowLongToBeat
Tycoon City: New York on IGDB
Tycoon City: New York on MobyGames
Tycoon City: New York on Wikipedia

Tycoon City: New York is a singleplayer bird's-eye view building game.

Key points

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

General information

Steam Community Discussions


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

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

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

Save game data location

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

Save game cloud syncing

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


Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Limited to 1600x1200. See Widescreen resolution.
See Widescreen resolution.
4K Ultra HD
See Widescreen resolution.
Field of view (FOV)
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

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.

Install dgVoodoo2

  1. Download and extract dgVoodoo2 to <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".


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


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


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


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

Other information


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

System requirements

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


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data: