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Zoo Tycoon 2

Windows - 2004

Alt name 动物园大亨2
Year 2004
Platform Windows
Released in United States
Genre Simulation, Strategy
Theme Managerial, Real-Time
Publisher Microsoft Game Studios
Developer Blue Fang Games, LLC
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Free-roaming camera
4.51 / 5 - 106 votes

Description of Zoo Tycoon 2 Windows

2004, the year Zoo Tycoon 2 was released on Windows. Made by Blue Fang Games, LLC and published by Microsoft Game Studios, this strategy and simulation game is available for free on this page.

Comments and reviews

KittyZat 2020-08-09 0 point

I tried following the directions posted by ENJOY, but, Wincdemu wouldn't read it for some reason after trying to mount disc 1 multiple times. Could not get past first step. Would recommed daemon tools (lite) - It's a lot faster and easier.

OPTIMUS PRIME 2020-07-21 0 point

I liked Zoo Tycoon (First Part) than Zoo Tycoon 2, although it was not 3D it was pretty fun and enjoyable game. But Zoo Tycoon didn't lock the campaign's objective once completed, it kept on switching. So i couldn't properly play that game. It always changed according to guest mood and animal mood, which made the game very hard.
It killed all the fun. Can anyone of us made a request to the developers to patch that up, like an update. If that was possible it would have been fun.

IceWolfPrincess 2020-06-25 -4 points

I am lookin for the ORIGINAL Zoo Tycoon 2 NOT Ultimate Collection.

rakss 2020-06-17 -1 point

thank you very much!!! i hope it work ^-^

ARTURO II 2020-06-02 -1 point


miko123 2020-04-29 -5 points

does anyone's game actually work???
because if someone works on a Windows 10 Pro with an SSD drive? (not sure if that the problem but better asking)
I follow the instruction I installed it but it has no sound and is no working properly

Moose 2020-04-07 0 point

Game installed and runs initially, but after a few minutes of gameplay it crashes. Is there any way to fix this?

Jess7192 2020-04-04 2 points

Have followed instructions already posted however have hit another wall, when i try to copy and pasta .exe file from no cd to disc files it says there isn't enough space to copy it there, and i cant remove the old file to make space or change the name of it.

bayekkk_ 2020-04-02 1 point

I want to play it again, when I was little, I loved playing this game

hiro 2020-03-01 0 point

Hi there are no walls to build tanks and do marine stuff in the game, is there a fix to this?

ooga booga 2020-01-11 0 point

hey dose this work for windows?

banana lays 2019-12-23 1 point

I am scared it wont work

piebald 2019-11-24 -5 points

How do I get the mods in the game?

If I trie they do not work

Bambi 2019-11-10 1 point

Heaven help i've tried the tutorials, and all ie done is slow down my laptop exponentially. i'm not tech savvy at all. send help!!!

Enjoy 2019-11-10 1 point

Molly, try running the zt.exe instead of startup.exe. If that doesn't work try uninstalling, clear your registry of any trace of the game (Be careful doing this, but like run CCleaner for instance) and then try re-installing by following the instructions in the comment below.

Enjoy 2019-11-10 7 points

1. Download game .zip and extract it
2. Download WinCDEmu (; can use the portable version
3. Open WinCDEmu and mount the CD 1 .bin and mount the CD 1.iso; let the autorun run, and start installing (will probably force you to install to C:/ drive without asking you)
4. When it asks to insert CD 2, open WinCDEmu and mount the CD 2 .bin and .iso and click "ok".
5. When it asks to insert CD 3, open WinCDEmu and mount the CD 3 .bin and .iso and click "ok".

Finish installing.

6. Go to the folder where the game was installed (Probably inside of Program Files Microsoft Games) and rename the zt.exe there to zt-backup.exe or zt-old.exe or something. Then paste the zt.exe from the NoCD .zip there.


Ash 2019-11-04 -3 points

After you everything is installed click ZT file and the game should work, its tricky to figure out how to set it up if you need help email me at I can help you figure out how to down load for zoo tycoon 2 it works with powerSOI to extract all the file to a folder then just add the disk 2 and 3 files upload add cd crack then play much thanks to the uploader it works wonderfully

Ash 2019-11-04 -1 point

So to make this work down load powerSOI use to extract all the files then save to a random files name, extract disk 2 and 3 files save to another file, with the main extraction file click file you need add the extracted file folders from disk 2 and 3 into this file, the files should be numerical files for animation, you will need to go to main file click exe.set up load games then once down loading is completed add the crack cd extracted file to the zoo tycoon 2 folder it will replace the old one

the dood 2019-11-02 0 point

ok how do i even download this? and get it working?

Lennart 2019-10-29 2 points

Moin Tabby.
You´ll need to go to the folder "Zoo Tycoon 2 Ultimate Collection Disk 2" and the folder "Zoo Tycoon 2 Ultimate Collection Disk 3.
There you´ll need to acces the folder "files" copy everything in it and insert it in the "files" folder of "zoo tycoon 2 ultimate collection disk 1"

Tabby 2019-10-26 2 points

I have completed all the steps to get the installation launcher pulled up and started. During install, it stops and says that I'm missing a file, in this case x301_000.z2f needs to be in files, but I can't find that in the disk 1 folder anywhere. I am so close, and yet so far away. Any help here could be appreciated.

pitts080 2019-10-16 0 point

I'm trying to install, but when it asks me to "insert disk two" I'm not sure what to do. There is no autorun application in the "disk two" file, just autorun.inf and my computer doesn't have a way for reading it.
any ideas?

i dont know what im doing 2019-10-11 0 point

hey ive downloaded all the files but it says i need to pay for zip unlocker anyone know what it means?

Molly 2019-10-09 4 points

Hi, I've tried to download following the above instructions left by both Kate and ZOOOOOM, but unfortunately even after I've replaced the zt.exe file with the disc crack, it won't run. It appears to start up (screen goes black like it would before you start a typical PC game), but then it just... stops, and I'm returned to my desktop. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Dante 2019-10-08 0 point

I'm having some trouble here.
Whenever I try to click on most items from the Extinct Animals pack, or use some features of the Research Lab, the game crashes. It's always the same items and features. I've removed all mods from the game and I'm still having this issue.

I'm also having the no sound problem, but honestly, I can live with that.

Is this a known issue of the game / this file? Is there a fix?

Kate 2019-10-07 4 points

It took me quite a while to get this working so I'll share the steps for the next person with the easy step by step instructions I wished I had!

1) Download the above zip files and extract them. I'm using windows 10 and didn't have a program which converted the .bin files to the individual folders/files, so had to download a program to do this (PowerISO through google).
2) Install the software through setup.exe in the usual way.
If you try to play the game through autorun.exe, it will ask you to insert disc 1, which is where the cd-crack comes in.

3) To solve the cd-crack and make the game work without, download the cd-crack file from the link which Zooooom provided above from megagames.
This needs to be put in the extracted "files" folder and overwrites the zt.exe file already there. I kept putting it in the top folder with autorun, setup, etc because I'm a bit of a muppet. If the file is in the wrong place, it will come up with the error codes: BINKW32, IPWORKS5.DLL, and MSS32.DLL when you try to open the zt.exe file. If you can't find the zt.exe file, you can search for it, but mine was in the \files folder.
You can then run the game through the zt.exe file and it should launch the game.

At some point in my frustrations to get this to work, I also installed the dxsetup.exe file in the directx folder, although I'm not sure if that's strictly necessary. The other steps are likely to be sufficient I would imagine.

Hope this helps the next person relive some zoo tycoon 2 nostalgia in less time than it took me!

Dante 2019-10-06 -1 point

I'm having some trouble here.
Whenever I try to click on most items from the Extinct Animals pack, or use some features of the Research Lab, the game crashes. It's always the same items and features. I've removed all mods from the game and I'm still having this issue.

I'm also having the no sound problem, but honestly, I can live with that.

Is this a known issue of the game / this file? Is there a fix?

Potato 2019-10-05 1 point

after i downloaded the game i dont know what to do after that

Toothless 2019-09-29 0 point

I'm not tech savvy or anything, but I downloaded the game from here, unzipped it, then found a folder on my desktop named Zoo Tycoon 2: Ultimate Collection. Went into that, ran the one that starts with a Z. Works! Has all the tutorials, and Marine stuff works! Awesome!
Running windows 10 on a newer MSI laptop, although my computer is the bottom of the list for gaming laptops.
It worked!

truudy 2019-09-22 0 point

how do i play ? i downloaded it, downloaded the virtual clone drive, but whenever i wanna play it tells me to insert a different disc

ScienistSanTa 2019-09-21 0 point

i downloaded all bt there is no exe file only vlc and bit, how do i go about?

Fabio 2019-09-20 -1 point

I have installed all the files, downloaded virtualclone, but halfway through the install a pop-up tells me to insert disk 2. How do I fix?

AB 2019-09-04 1 point

it says procedure ail 3d listener could not be located in dynamic link library

c1 2019-08-25 3 points

Replaced the old zt.exe file and still getting insert Disc 1 notice

NAMCOnade 2019-08-23 4 points

Install was a tad tricky but I got it to work! It works wonderfully! However, It won't play any audio. Does anyone have a fix? I tried looking online and found nothing that could help. I'm on Windows 10 by the way. Thank you all very much!

c1 2019-08-16 4 points

how do i play it after i downloaded all the files

mat 2019-08-13 1 point


Zooooom is back 。◕‿◕。 2019-08-06 2 points

Error 1628 solve:

D3DX9_32.DLL solve:

NOCD solve:
Extract the NOCD crack archive.
Copy zt.exe file and paste it where you installed the game.
Replace the old zt.exe file.
Delete the old desktop shortcut. Create a new desktop shortcut.
Start the game.
Play the game.

HELP ME 2019-08-03 0 point

I couldn't start the application, everytime I do so, it says that I have to insert disk 1, and I had already opened all the disks, please help me, thank you

HELP ME 2019-07-09 0 point

I have mounted the file but now when i try to install it it displays me a message saying "Error 1628" any ideas?

iza1122 2019-07-09 0 point

i used ZOOOOM's link (thanks btw) but for me it says that theres a file missing called D3DX9_32.DLL

username 2019-07-06 0 point

I am having trouble starting this game could anyone guide on on how?

Greg 2019-05-20 0 point

So, can anyone explain how to run this properly ? I can't apply the No CD-Crack.

doop 2019-05-16 -1 point

There's also a widescreen patch floating around that has a built-in crack that might be better if you intend on playing at modern resolutions

I'm New To This. 2019-05-12 1 point

How Do I Get This To Work? Downloaded Both The Files But I Can't Get it Working. Dose Anyone Know How This Works?

GAMER1990 2019-05-03 1 point

Thank you ZOOOOM for the link. It worked. Also thanks myabandonware for adding a cd-crack. Those things are sometimes hard to find and prone to virus infections. Cheers!

Zooooom 2019-05-02 1 point


Azat 2019-05-02 0 point

I mounted all the bin files, installed the game just fine. Now when I go to play it, it's telling me to insert the disc in to my drive...but I have it mounted already...any idea?

Gamer1990 2019-05-01 0 point

There is no cd-crack on the discs.

Danny 2019-05-01 0 point

Very nice!! :)

Sleazoid 2019-05-01 0 point


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