rsn8887 has released a new version of the port of Roller Coaster Tycoon to the Nintendo Switch:

# OpenRCT2 (RollerCoaster Tycoon 2) port for Switch

This is my Switch port of OpenRCT2, a re-implementation of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2. A construction and management simulation video game that simulates amusement park management.

Data files from the original game are required to play this game. _RollerCoaster Tycoon 2_ data files are required to launch the game. Additionally, _RollerCoaster Tycoon 1_ data files are also supported.

Port by @rsn8887.


Download (see assets below), and unzip and copy the contents over to the /switch/ folder on your sd card, so that you have a folder /switch/openrct2 with many folders and files inside.

Copy all files and folders from a working Windows RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 installation to /switch/openrct2/rct2/ so that you have a files and folders /switch/openrct2/rct2/rct2.exe, /switch/openrct2/rct2/Data/, /switch/openrct2/rct2/Landscapes/, /switch/openrct2/rct2/ObjData/ and many more files and folders there. For my testing, I used the files from the version.

Optionally, you can also install the Windows RollerCoaster Tycoon 1 files. Just copy your complete rct1 files to /switch/openrct2/rct1/. Then you can select the RCT1 scenarios, and in options you can select to show the rct1 title sequence. For my testing, I used the files from the version.

Note: This game takes quite long to load at first, because it generates a bunch of cache files. Subsequent boots are much faster.


Left analog stick = mouse pointer control
Right analog stick = scroll the map
R = left mouse click
L = right mouse click
ZR = hold to slow down analog joystick mouse, useful to precisely position the pointer
ZL = hold to speed up analog joystick mouse
A = right mouse click
B = left mouse click
Y = shift key, hold and move mouse up/down to build above the ground
X = ctrl key, hold and move mouse to build multiple pieces at the same height above ground
Dpad up = zoom out (page up key)
Dpad down = zoom in (page down key)
Dpad left = rotate construction object (z key)
Dpad right = rotate camera (enter key)
R3 (press right stick in) = open cheat menu (ctrl-alt-c)
Hold ZL + dpad left = close topmost window (backspace key)
Hold ZL + dpad right = exit construction mode (escape key)
Minus = toggle between three touch control modes:
Touchpad style drag pointer with finger and tap to click, default:
Move a single finger to move the mouse pointer. Use short tap for left click. Hold a single finger while tapping a second finger for right click. Drag with two fingers to drag and drop.
Jump to finger without click
The pointer jumps to the finger, but the finger doesn't click. Use L/R or A/B to click
Jump to finger with tap click
The pointer jumps to the finger, and a short tap also generates a left click
Plus = bring up on-screen keyboard, useful for entering names, etc.
When pressing enter, it first erases existing text and replaces it with new text
Physical USB keyboard and mouse are supported. Not all mice work. There's a mouse compatibility

Current Limitations

No network support



Fix right mouse click input
Map object rotation to dpad left and camera rotation to dpad right
Map backspace to zl+dpad left and escape to zl+dpad right to make room for new rotation mapping


Map shift, ctrl, backspace, and escape keys, useful to build above ground and quickly close windows.
Map cheat menu hotkey, now works by pressing the right stick in.
Make joystick pointer speed truly independent of fps. It now moves at constant speed even if the frame rate is low.
The filtering options now work as expected. In docked mode, linear gives a slightly blurry image, and sharp nearest neighbor gives perfectly sharp pixels.
General image quality improvements in both docked and handheld mode. The internal rendering now dynamically switches resolution between 1080p and 720p instead of always rendering at 720p. Also, the mouse pointer looks a bit sharper now in handheld mode.
The window scaling option now works and can be used to blow up or shrink down the whole game screen, including the user interface.
Different game resolutions should also work in principle now. This involves editing the window_width and window_height entries in /switch/home/openrct2/config.ini. Only 16x9 ratios will work correctly. I think the default choice of 960x540 looks the best.


Fix mouse cursor not turning into a hand when hovering over hotspots in the park
Reduce joystick pointer speed slightly for easier control in-game.


First release on Switch