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Hi there, I bought the original complete zoo tycoon (with marine mania and dino digs) three years ago and was addicted to it. Never played Zoo tycoon 2 but from what I’ve read it sounds pretty cool.

I found Marine Park Empire (similar game) for real cheap and have been playing that on my laptop which doesn’t have much memory and makes the game run veerrrrrrrryyyyyyyy sssssssllllllloooowwwwwllyyy. Not bad, but ZT2 looks better.

Does anyone know if they’ll be a new ZT game out? And what new features/animals would you like to see in one if there was? I’d like to see an aviary feature where you could build aviaries and stock it with number of different bird species, perhaps even allow visitors to walk through it. A reptile house and aquarium that you could buy and look inside and stock with various creatures, rather than just buy a building, would also be good.

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'ello, I'm new :)

Just wanted to say hi to everyone and it's nice to find an active Zoo Tycoon community on LJ. Anyhoo, just wanted to ask if anyone has been having problems with their giraffes. I have all expansion packs installed (Zoo Tycoon 2) and occasionally I'll get a few giraffes that become manic-depressive. They'll go to call to another giraffe or some other mundane thing and then become obsessed with doing that and will ignore food, water, sleep, and basic hygiene. I also have homicidal bengal tigers that are members of the mafia....because on two occasions I have found carcasses of fellow tigers (which they later EAT from) at the bottom of their little pool of water I have in the middle of their exhibit. WTF?

Also my evil female secretary bird randomly decided to murder her mate....who was named Batman. She now eats from the "Carcass of Batman" o.O What is going on?!?
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Marine mania for ZT2

I picked up marine mania for Zoo Tycoon 2 about a week ago, and I'm impressed. Much better than AA and ES, adds a whole new dimension to the game. You can also swim with the animals too, which is kinda neat.

I've heard rumors that some of the animals (Whale shark, etc) will actually grow in-game, but haven't seen any solid proof yet.

Anyone else have it?
Very big house in the country.

dinos bring darkness

I bought and installed the dinosaur mini-expansion pack from the official ZT site. It's not very well done but there are lots of new extra features added to the game. Cool with me, since I don't have the AA or ES pack. One new addition is day/night simulation but the problem is, it made the daylight in my zoo extremely dim! It always looks like a really overcast day in the game now and the colors are all grayed out and grungy. Has anyone else experienced this?

I'm considering reinstalling the game entirely, but don't want to until I figure out how to (if it's possible) save the zoos I've already created. The downside is that I'd have to go through the challenges and scenarios all over again. :[
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Okay I haven't played ZT2 in a long time but I just bought the African expansion pack. Is it true there's a marine pack and a dino pack? Where can I get them, I've only seen the African version.
Okay anyway, easy enough question. Meerkats, how do I keep those rascally buggers from digging out! I'm terrible at digging complex trenches and they can get out of those anyway. I also put deep water around the inside and outside of the exhibit and that didn't work. There were only like...3 fence types in the scenrio to start with and I can't get anywhere XD
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I'm up way too late and irritated at twice failing the Asian Species (The Globe) challenge on ZT2. I lust after that world globe statue, or hey just anything new to liven up the same old objects/animals I've been (sort of) playing with for ages. Which leads me to this question...

Has anyone played the Endangered Species and/or African Adventure expansion pack? If so, has it made the game more fun, were they worth the money? 2 out of 3 Amazon customer reviews for African Adventure are less than enthusiastic. A new expansion pack is tempting, but I'd either like to finish the regular game scenarios or wait until both ex. packs are sold together, for a lower price.
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hi, I am new to this community I was hoping to find out something...

about a month ago I got zoo tycoon complete, it's great, next week I am gonna get 2 and expansion pack.

but in the first intermediate with dinos I seemed to do fine until the last 3 months and almost all at once the cages broke! the caution signs on the fence never seemed to come and when one was fixed, well dino escaped, or 2 or 3 without warning, no rust, no dents, nothing.

has this happened to anyone else? and I tried codes but it won't work. is it a glitch?
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So, I'm new to this community, and it doesn't really look like many people update or comment much on here, which sort've really sucks. But, I thought I would do a sort've introduction, if you must.

My name is Danielle, I'm 17.. I'll be 18 in April. I am in love with animals, and I have tons of animals.. I've wanted a career with something to do with animals, I've thought about becoming a Zoo keeper, so the Zoo Tycoon game seemed cool to me.

When I was younger, like in 5th grade, my friend had the Rollercoaster Tycoon game.. and I thought it looked really really confusing and i definitely wasn't too interested in it, but i was seriously obsessed with The sims.. I got all of the expansion packs, I especially loved the whole unleashed one. :) I also now have the Sims 2 and the expansion packs, university and nightlife. I can't wait til they come out with an animal one for that, too.. it'd be awesome.

but anyways.. I also got Zoo Tycoon, and the marine mania and dinosaur one, too.. it was pretty interesting, I was pretty much addicted, I didn't like the dinosaur one though. And then I got Zoo Tycoon 2, and the endangered species expansion pack. At first I didn't like ZT2.. I liked the normal ZT more, but thats cause I wasn't used to the Zoo Tycoon 2 yet. I also didn't ever get to play JUST ZT2 cause I had installed the ES expansion at the same time.. so yeah. I cant wait to try out the whole tram things..
I'm having a lot of issues with it, and the whole making it go through the whole exhibits and stuff.. any tips?

Please comment.
♥ Danielle.
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Hey, I'm new here! I have the original ZT games, although I don't like the Marine Mania as much as the other two. I also have ZT2, but I really don't like it as much as ZT. Just thought I'd say hi. I'm currently installing ZT on my PC, as I reformatted my disc a while ago and have had the urge to play today.
Hope to meet some interesting people in this comm :)