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Zoo Tycoon: Complete Collection

Windows - 2003

Alt name Zoo Tycoon: Zlatá edice
Year 2003
Platform Windows
Released in France, United States, Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Theme Compilation / Shovelware
Publisher Microsoft Game Studios
4.44 / 5 - 184 votes

Description of Zoo Tycoon: Complete Collection

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.

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Glootle 2021-09-05 1 point

DO NOT FOLLOW SC GIRL'S GUIDE, more specifically, don't install Daemon Tools they will put adware all over your PC. I suggest deleting immediately and using another software that's more trustworthy.

urmum 2021-08-10 0 point

How do you download mods?

SG Girl 2021-07-31 1 point

Copied this comment from a post (credit to THE FRENCH GIRL from this link

If you have difficulties in loading , please try this method.

If you download Zoo tycoon 1 on internet and you don't have a disk, here is a solution:
Step 1 : Make sure to download the game as a compress folder with a CUE file
Step 2 : Download Demon tool - the software allows you to turn CUE files into disc and create game support
Step 3 : Open Demon Tools. At the Bottom on left, click on "Quick Mount"
-this step is obligate every time you want to launch the game -
Step 4 : The creation of the CD disc is made, you must see the icone when you open 'This PC' , it will be in "Devices and drives" next to "Windows C"
Step 5 : Then run the game installer until the last step
FINAL : Start the game and the problem should be fixed!

==Don't forget to do the step 3 every time you turn off/on your computer to play !

Kenobi 2021-07-20 2 points

How long should it take to download? A couple of minutes at most right? At least that's what I would think since it is only 1 GB. Why does it say it'll take an hour? Is there something else I need to be doing or is something wrong with the file?

nicky5 2021-07-01 -6 points

it says insert your zoo tycoon CD rom.what shall i do?

Ray 2021-06-23 3 points

How can I get Dinosaur Digs and Marine Mania added on? It only downloaded the base game....

vicky 2021-06-14 0 point

Love this game , and need mobile version?

Help! 2021-06-14 0 point

Is there a video tutorial on how I can get the CD-Rom patch to work?

jcs 2021-06-04 0 point

thank you to whoever uploaded this. Making my notice period at work bearable hahaha

SammySosa 2021-05-13 -1 point

What version of Windows do I need in order to download the game? Is there a quick way to find it? I’m trying to run bootcamp on my 2015 MacBook Pro and need a Windows ISO file. Thanks in advance!

BitchGamer 2021-04-29 1 point

this downloaded and installed really fast and easy.. it works great with NO PROBLEMS..

i just wish sims 2 and need for speed underground 2 would install so easy and work..

but ill keep trying to download them...

other than that I LOVE THIS WEB SITE!!! easy to use and its not crawling with bugs lol :)

NMan2001 2021-03-27 1 point

I've downloaded Zoo Tycoon Complete Edition. Well that's what I thought. The problem I have is that it doesn't have Dinosaur Digs and Marine Mania. Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

help 2021-03-19 -2 points

got the base game to work but not the marine and dino ones. always says din't install proprely. :( help

ehlerscheif93 2021-01-31 6 points

Following AdmiralMoo's tutorial helped get everything set up correctly:

Mad 2021-01-29 1 point

My zookeepers will not clean poo in exhibits, anyone else have this issue?

LL 2021-01-04 2 points

Does anyone know how to include the bonus animals into the main game?

Ash 2021-01-01 0 point

I tried to download the game. It took about an hour and then finally downloaded, and then it wouldn't even open! What's up with that?

Grim 2020-12-24 0 point

Only playing the main game for me and patch doesn't work - has anyone found a fix for this?

smexy 2020-12-22 0 point

I'm not super sure about this version (i bought the base game before) but for those wondering how to get the aspect ratios to work properly, there should be a zoo.ini file in your zoo tycoon folder. Open it and scroll down until you see screenwidth and screenheight, then just replace the numbers next to it with your screen aspects and you're good to go. Hope this helps :)

Cameron Dodge 2020-12-20 -1 point

Make sure to run the setup first. That will install the actual game onto your computer

ivan 2020-11-28 -2 points

is this game free to download?

Hugoano 2020-11-18 2 points

How do I change the aspect ratio to 1920
I got the expansions workjng

earke 2020-11-17 3 points

download does not work for me. nothing launches and it appears nothing is installed

Kelsey Smith 2020-11-02 1 point

Got the download to work fine but the game keeps opening on a enhancement of the game window a quarter of the size of the window. are there any ways to shrink the size of the game to properly fit my computer screen or is this a "cheating bug"? Thank you in advance.

K.crla 2020-10-30 3 points

Hello, So all goes well except when I try to remove a fence from a paddock the Beug games and leave all

Line 2020-10-25 -2 points

How do I get the marina and dino animals? I know you have to do reseach and progress in the game to get certain animals but I don't have anyone from the marinal mania and dinosaur digs DLCs

Noc 2020-10-19 0 point

For those having a problem with all the animals not appearing, you have to research them to unlock them.

Chabra 2020-10-01 1 point

I have the same problem as AQUADRAGNELL, i remember that there were a lot more animals from all dlcs, like panthers, siberian tigres, etc. What happened?

AquaDragnell 2020-09-10 3 points

When I installed the game I didn't have all the dinos or marine animals what happened?

Cheddar 2020-09-09 0 point

Download works perfect!!! Thank you so much!

Theepieguy 2020-08-30 1 point

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 -3 points

my maintanance worker doesnt wanna give food to the animals :o what do i do??!

Sophie 2020-08-13 1 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 -1 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?

ren 2020-08-11 0 point

I got it to download, works fine. Thanks (-:

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 3 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.

RG 2020-06-06 -4 points

Any ideas for Mac?

help 2020-06-05 1 point

it says the setup cannot find or read the language specific setup resource dll

Hannah 2020-06-01 7 points

I downloaded works fine, but the packs were not included?

Snacko 2020-05-20 8 points

Got the base game to work. How do you add marine and Dino digs?

mike1 2020-05-19 -1 point

anybody have an installation code that the old games required

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:

Light 2020-04-29 0 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. (mirror)

glockenspeel 2020-04-25 3 points

Shut it Boomer, this game made me actually give a shit about the planet...

animals experd 2020-04-23 1 point


Anonymous 2020-04-22 1 point

The game doesn't open to begin with.

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

lain 2020-04-19 1 point

in response to tia, having the same issues :(

Tia 2020-04-18 16 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?

Cali 2020-04-04 0 point

Hopefully this works!

Samuel 2020-04-04 1 point

can i play this game without CD ?

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 -5 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 6 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 -2 points

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"

KingLich 2020-03-23 1 point

A blast from the past

TheKree 2020-03-21 2 points

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 9 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!

grandpa 2020-03-17 -27 points

is this what them whipper snappers played on the google back then? stupid millennials

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Various files to help you run Zoo Tycoon: Complete Collection, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

NocdEnglish version 1 MB PatchPatch 11.7 English version 791 KB MiscDino Digs Bonus Animal English version 9 MB MiscMarine Mania Bonus Animal English version 236 KB

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