I feel strange bringing this old post back up, but I've run into a problem with my backup/working copy of RCT2. I've played computer upgrade in my house and all my kids have moved up to more updated (read that term loosely) machines. My daughter that used the backup/working copy of RCT 2 had a PII, Windows 98 machine, and the RCT 2 backup worked fine in it. She's now received a hand me down from an older sibling, a PIII, Windows XP machine, with the NEC SCSI CD drive (circa 1998) mentioned in a previous post above.
The problem is that the RCT 2 backup won't run in the updated machine. Just like in her previous machine, I installed from the original CD. Now, when we insert the backup CD to play the game, the initial splash screen comes up just fine (with autoplay), but when we click on the play button, the game starts loading, but then the screen goes black and the game hangs. Then, I can only CTRL-ALT-DEL, or do a hard reboot of the computer.
I've looked around on the BB, but haven't found an answer. I thought maybe it had something to do with the SCSI CD drive, but I couldn't confirm it with a search, so I thought I'd come back and resurrect this thread in hopes that someone can help me, please.
Edit: BTW, it's probably important to know that I did not use emulation to make the backup/working copy of RCT 2.