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Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Blue Fang

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'Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 5:23 p.m. PDT

Zoo Tycoon 2 gives you the chance to build the ultimate zoo and enjoy it firsthand. You can explore your 3D zoo world as a zoo guest or even care for your animals as a zookeeper. The Endangered Species expansion pack will give you even more to love about Zoo Tycoon 2!

Get the Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species demo off WP (220mb)

A. System Requirements

The retail version of Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species requires a personal computer with the following minimum requirements:

  • A Pentium 733 or higher processor.
  • Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows XP.
  • 256 Megabytes (MB) of RAM.
  • 900 MB of available hard disk space (the retail version requires the CD in the CD-ROM drive to play the game; the trial version does not require a CD).
  • A 4× CD-ROM drive (not required for the trial version).
  • A Direct3D-compatible super VGA display adapter with 16 MB of VRAM.
  • A keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device.
  • A sound card and speakers or headphones for audio.
  • DirectX 9.0c or later (included on the retail CD; see below for installation instructions if not already installed or if you are playing the trial version).
  • Internet access for optional downloadable content (not required for the trial version).
  • Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species requires that you have Zoo Tycoon 2 installed (not required for the trial version).

B. Installation

Installing DirectX 9.0c

The Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species trial version requires DirectX 9.0c. If you need to install it, go to http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/.
Starting Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species Trial Version

To start the Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species Trial Version

* Double-click the Zoo Tycoon 2 Endangered Species Trial icon on the Windows desktop.

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* If you chose not to add a desktop icon during installation, you can start the trial version by clicking Start on the Windows taskbar, pointing to Programs (All Programs in Windows XP), Microsoft Games, and Zoo Tycoon 2 Endangered Species Trial, and then clicking Zoo Tycoon 2 Endangered Species Trial.

C. Getting Help

You can get help for the Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species trial version in the following ways:

  • Visit the official Zoo Tycoon 2 Web site for the latest updates and support information: http://www.zootycoon2.com/.
  • For help with specific screen elements in the game, hold your mouse pointer over the area you want help with. Information appears on the screen.
  • For Help, general tips, and a thorough overview of the Zoo Tycoon 2 and Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species animals and their biomes, access Zoopedia by pressing the F1 key.
  • You can also get help from Zookeeper Recommendations. Click an animal, and then click the zookeeper icon in the panel that appears. This will give you a list of objects that are appropriate for the animal.

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