Zoo Tycoon: Complete Collection
Windows - 2003
Description of Zoo Tycoon: Complete Collection Windows
Here is the video game “Zoo Tycoon: Complete Collection”! Released in 2003 on Windows, it's still available and playable with some tinkering. The game is set in a compilation / shovelware theme.
Comments and reviews
AquaDragnell 2020-09-10 1 point
When I installed the game I didn't have all the dinos or marine animals what happened?
Theepieguy 2020-08-30 2 points
For those having problems with "Insert CD" errors and the like. Windows likes to do something silly whenever it updates- it un-mounts all CD's. So if you still have the MARINA.iso (Which there shouldn't be a reason you do not.) That's the ISO you need to mount once again with a right click. I just created a shortcut to it on my desktop next to the complete collection icon and re-mount the file with a right-click on the shortcut. That should fix anyone's Insert CD problems.
APenguin 2020-08-26 1 point
So I worked out why KC's fix works, and can recommend a shorter route for anyone. In the ini file, just change fullscreen = 1 to fullscreen = 0 and it should boot fine. Seems to be an issue where a lot of older games crash on startup on windows 10 if they are fullscreen.
LaBg 2020-08-20 0 point
Dear ZSO, hire a zookeeper. Maintenance workers are there to clean up garbage and fix fences, not feed the animals. I'd recommend playing the tutorial :)
zso 2020-08-17 0 point
my maintanance worker doesnt wanna give food to the animals :o what do i do??!
Sophie 2020-08-13 0 point
RE Previous comment, sometimes I can get past the 'No CD' message, in which case it appears for a second, disappears, and leaves me unable to use my mouse for a minute until it presumably crashes. I am not at all computer savvy, but I do really want to play zoo tycoon i-i
Sophie 2020-08-13 0 point
Downloaded OK, but when I try to open it says 'please insert CD ROM'. I tried the 'NOCD' file thinking maybe that is meant for that, but it doesn't open anything. Is there anything I can do?
Anon 2020-07-16 1 point
Works fine, I haven't got any problems (win 10)
You have to mount the zoo iso file and then the marina file which contain both expansions. If you have the no CD error just use the NOCD exe.
Aristocat 2020-07-14 1 point
My game starts fine. However, crashes after 5 min of gameplay.
If anyone knows a fix please let me know.
kc 2020-06-14 2 points
For anyone having trouble running the game, here is what I did to make it work on my windows 10 laptop:
1. I started by doing what everyone else in the comments said to do: mount the game via daemon tools and install it. The problem was that clicking on the game did not result in anything.
2. I watched a youtube video which told me to run the game in Windows XP compatibility mode. Same result.
3. I saw a suggestion somewhere to rename the zoo.exe file to zoodemo.exe. This caused the loading screen to pop up and then disappear.
4. In a last ditch effort, I tried copy-and-pasting the contents of zoo.ini into zoodemo.ini (which was automatically created when I renamed the exe file). THIS WORKED. I don't know why, but it did. Not that these files are found inside the Zoo Tycoon folder of your program files.
I don't know why this worked, but I decided to post it in case it helps anyone else.
help 2020-06-05 0 point
it says the setup cannot find or read the language specific setup resource dll
chibarger 2020-05-13 0 point
I have the original disk. but windows 10 stops it from installing it
Admiral Moo 2020-05-07 2 points
For anyone having trouble with the game not starting, heres a video tutorial on how to solve the problem in the grand majority of cases: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhBez_vKxNY
Light 2020-04-29 -1 point
Game doesn't open. Been following some of the guides in the comments but nothing works. Also the patch won't work either.
Friendlyneighbourhoodzookeeper 2020-04-26 4 points
For those having trouble with the "insert disc" problem. Replace the zoo.exe in the game's directory (always know where you install your games!) with this file.
glockenspeel 2020-04-25 3 points
Shut it Boomer, this game made me actually give a shit about the planet...
SAD1213 2020-04-20 0 point
It crashed on my mac while its loading as well, any idea on how to fix it? I have it running on Wine
Tia 2020-04-18 4 points
Was playing just fine for a couple days, now I get an error message that pops up upon startup saying Please insert your Zoo Tycoon CD-ROM.
Anyone else encounter this?
FΞNRIR 2020-04-17 4 points
- Download and mounting both images with DaemonTools goes without a problem. - - - Installing both of them as well.
- Bonus Animals have no instructions on how to install, will post if/after I figure it out...
- Patch doesn't work (saying "Your computer does not have an appropiate version of the game installed. Setup can patch only the original Zoo Tycoon: Dinosaur Digs Version.")
Elwinra 2020-04-12 1 point
Tried to install it with wine on my mac but the game crashes when its is charging.
Hambone 2020-04-09 1 point
I just downloaded this and ran it using Wine HQ on my Mac. It worked perfectly!
- download the file
- open it, type wine then open the downloaded folder and drag the "setup.exe" file into wine. this will set up the game. When you click play the game it will give you an error. Just open wine again, type wine, then drag in the setup.exe file one more time. Click play and you should be good to go!
tryingoverhere 2020-04-08 0 point
I find I'm unable to rename any of the guests or staff. Anyone else having this issue?
SnarkyHufflepuff 2020-03-30 -3 points
Hopefully someone here can help because this game is outrageously priced on Amazon...
So I've got it on Daemon, and I can get into the installer. But when I try to install the game, it says "Zoo Tycoon encountered a disk error while writing to the file. Make sure your hard disk is not full, and that the file is not in use."
Any tips on how to fix this? My hard disk is certainly not full. I feel life I'm so close but so far!
GG 2020-03-29 1 point
Is anyone having trouble with the zip file? I've tried using WinRAR, 7Zip and JZip and they all act like the file is corrupted. :( Is there another download link?
gforce man 2020-03-27 -4 points
its good but man its missing alot of animals like the T Rex and the Dolphin
ashack19 2020-03-25 -6 points
I have downloaded this. I am eager to play!
Could someone kindly give me a simple step by step on how to make it work? I tried with another game and failed so I gave up.
Becxter 2020-03-24 4 points
This is what worked for me:
To run the base game in Daemon, use "quick mount" and select the ZOO_TYCN file. You will do this to launch the game each time.
To utilize the expansion packs, do the process listed above, but choose the file, "MARINA". Install, and then open a saved zoo file from the base game (unsure if this part is even necessary, but I was already playing the base game). A pop-up should say that new animals and such are available.
Brooke 2020-03-24 0 point
For the people who are getting the error message about "please insert CD", go to your File Explorer and open up the CD Drive. In there you should find the game! There will be several folders, to start the game select the folder labeled "Setup"
TheKree 2020-03-21 1 point
I downloaded this, but only the base game runs. Are there special steps I missed to get the expansions working? I'm not super tech-savvy
Helpme 2020-03-21 4 points
Hello, I've download the game, but when i open it, it says 'Please insert your Zoo Tycoon: Complete Collection CD-ROM'. I don't have the CD. I read that I needed to download Daemon to solve this problem, so I did. But now I don't know what to do.. I can't choose a Zoo Tycoon file which opens in Daemon. Hope someone can help me. Thanks!
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