OPENRCT2(6) Games Manual OPENRCT2(6)

openrct2An open source re-implementation of “RollerCoaster Tycoon 2”.

openrct2 [-h | --help] [-v | --version] [--verbose]

openrct2 [uri]

openrct2 edit [uri]

openrct2 intro

openrct2 host uri [--address address] [--port port] [--password password] [--headless]

openrct2 join hostname [--port port] [--password password]

openrct2 set-rct2 path

openrct2 convert source destination

openrct2 scan-objects path

openrct2 handle-uri openrct2://.../

openrct2 screenshot file output_image width height [x y zoom rotation] [options]

openrct2 screenshot file output_image giant zoom rotation [options]

openrct2 sprite append spritefile input [x_offset y_offset] [options]

openrct2 sprite build spritefile json_path [silent] [options]

openrct2 sprite create spritefile [options]

openrct2 sprite details spritefile [idx] [options]

openrct2 sprite export spritefile idx output [options]

openrct2 sprite exportall spritefile output_directory [options]

openrct2 sprite exportalldat dat_identifier output_directory [options]

openrct2 benchgfx parkfile ticks

openrct2 benchspritesort [file] [options]

openrct2 benchsimulate [file] [options]

openrct2 simulate parkfile ticks

OpenRCT2 is an open-source re-implementation of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (RCT2). The gameplay revolves around building and maintaining an amusement park containing attractions, shops and facilities. The player must try to make a profit and maintain a good park reputation whilst keeping the guests happy. OpenRCT2 allows for both scenario and sandbox play. Scenarios require the player to complete a certain objective in a set time limit whilst sandbox allows the player to build a more flexible park with optionally no restrictions or finance.

RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 was originally written by Chris Sawyer in x86 assembly and is the sequel to RollerCoaster Tycoon. The engine was based on Transport Tycoon, an older game which also has an equivalent open-source project, OpenTTD. OpenRCT2 attempts to provide everything from RCT2 as well as many improvements and additional features, some of these include support for modern platforms, an improved interface, improved guest and staff AI, more editing tools, increased limits, and cooperative multiplayer. It also re-introduces mechanics from RollerCoaster Tycoon that were not present in RollerCoaster Tycoon 2. Some of those include; mountain tool in-game, the “have fun” objective, launched coasters (not passing-through the station) and several buttons on the toolbar.

Print a summary of all options to stdout and exit.
Show version information and exit.
Do not install scenario if passed.
Show help for all commands.
Show information about openrct2.
Print diagnostic information to stdout.
run openrct2 without a graphical window.
Port to use for hosting or joining a server; if not specified, the default port of 11753 will be used.
Address to bind to when hosting a server.
Password needed to join the server.
Path to the user data directory (containing config.ini)
Path to the OpenRCT2 data directory (containing languages)
Path to the RollerCoaster Tycoon 1 data directory (containing data/csg1.dat)
Path to the RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 data directory (containing data/g1.dat)

Options specific to screenshots:

Weather to be used (0 = default, 1 = sunny, ..., 6 = thunder).
Hide peeps.
Hide all sprites (e.g. balloons, vehicles, guests).
Set all grass to be clear of weeds.
Set all grass to be mowed.
Water plants for the screenshot.
Fix vandalism for the screenshot.
Remove litter for the screenshot.
Clear grass, water plants, fix vandalism and remove litter.
Make the background transparent.

Options specific to sprite commands:

| mode
The type of sprite conversion (default, closest, or dithering).

Options specific to benchmark commands:


On UNIX systems, OpenRCT2 stores user configuration, data, and cache in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/OpenRCT2, falling back to ~/.config/OpenRCT2 if XDG_CONFIG_HOME is not set in the environment.

Playing OpenRCT2 requires original files of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 to play. It can be bought at either Steam or If you have the original RollerCoaster Tycoon and its expansion packs, you can point OpenRCT2 to these in order to play the original scenarios.

OpenRCT2 allows custom scripts (also known as plug-ins) to be written and executed in the game providing additional behaviour on top of the vanilla experience. This can range from extra windows providing information about the park to entire new multiplayer game modes.

Version 0.4.0 of OpenRCT2 introduced a new park save format that allows for higher limits and more features than the original RollerCoaster Tycoon 2. Old .SV4 and .SV6 files will continue to work - forever. The only thing changed is that you can no longer save to .SV6, it will now be saved as .park.

openrct2 ./my_park.sv6
Open a saved park.
openrct2 ./SnowyPark.sc6
Install and open a scenario.
openrct2 ./ShuttleLoop.td6
Install a track.
Download and open a saved park.
openrct2 host ./my_park.sv6 --port 11753 --headless
Run a headless server for a saved park.


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December 19, 2021 Linux 6.9.1-arch1-1