Zoo Tycoon 2

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Zoo Tycoon 2
Zoo Tycoon 2 cover
Developers
Blue Fang Games
Publishers
Microsoft Game Studios
Engines
Gamebryo
Release dates
Windows November 9, 2004
macOS (OS X) December 2005
Zoo Tycoon 2 guide on StrategyWiki
Zoo Tycoon 2 on MobyGames
Zoo Tycoon 2 on Wikipedia

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.
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General information

Zoo Tycoon Wiki

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
Windows
macOS (OS X)
This game is not available digitally.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
African Adventure
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Dino Danger Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Endangered Species
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Extinct Animals
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Marine Mania
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Version differences[edit]

Ultimate Collection[edit]

The Ultimate Collection contains all of the released expansions packs for the game
Does not require any extra patches

Zookeeper Collection[edit]

Zookeeper Collection is an edition of Zoo Tycoon 2 bundled with the African Adventure and the Endangered Species expansions

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Zoo Tycoon 2 Game Update: English, Chinese , Korean , Spanish , Dutch , Italian , Swedish , French , German , Brazil

Skip intro videos[edit]

Go to <path-to-game> and delete BF_Intro.bik, MSGSLogo.bik and zt2intro.bik[1]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Microsoft Games\Zoo Tycoon 2
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\Microsoft Games\Zoo Tycoon 2
macOS (OS X)

Video settings[edit]

In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.
In-game advanced video settings.
In-game advanced video settings.
Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use jackfuste's widescreen fix.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
not widescreen use hack
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
100FPS is the maximum

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
All speech is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
OpenGL 2.0 OS X only.
Shader Model support 2
ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
No expansions were released here. Received a universal binary in February 2006 with patch 1.1.0. Still 32-bit only.

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System 6.5e[2]
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.6.3.0

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 733 MHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 900 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
The Marine Mania and Extinct Animal expansions do not support 98SE, ME, or 2000.

References

  1. No-Intro Palace: Zoo Tycoon 2 No Intro
  2. Verified by User:Nessy on 2019-07-19
    Version number found in Mss32.dll in the game installation folder.