The game interface is in full 3D, with free camera movement. The square grid is no longer rigid, as it was in Railroad Tycoon and Railroad Tycoon 2 - rail and structures can now be rotated 360 degrees.The track building function is not very realistic, as tracks are sometimes built at angles almost at 90 degrees to each other.
The economic model has been reworked. In previous games, goods could only be picked up at a station, and revenue depended on the distance between stations. Carloads in RT3 slowly move across the map (representing road and water transport) along the gradient of a scalar field representing price, where supply and demand sites function as sources and sinks. Revenue depends on the price difference between pick-up and delivery. This has several effects; raw materials can find their way to industries and get processed, without any trains involved, and a train does not need to pick up goods at the source.
Railroad Tycoon 3 System Requirements
16 Apr 2012 - Specs reviewed
OS: Win 98
Processor: Intel Pentium III / AMD Duron 2.0GHz
Graphics: AMD Rage 128 Ultra 16MB or NVIDIA Vanta 16MB
System Memory: 128 MB RAM
Storage: 1.5 GB Hard drive space
DirectX 8 Compatible Graphics Card
Processor: Intel Pentium III / AMD Athlon MP
Graphics: AMD Radeon 8500 Series 64MB or NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX 440
PC System Analysis For Railroad Tycoon 3 Requirements
Your PC will need a graphics card thats as powerful as a GeForce 4 MX 440/Radeon 8500 Series 64MB and it should be paired with either a Athlon MP/Pentium III CPU to match the Railroad Tycoon 3 recommended system specs. This PC setup will deliver 60 Frames Per Second on High graphics settings on 1080p monitor resolution. You should also have 128 MB system memory for min specs. To summarise, Railroad Tycoon 3 needs around a 17 year old PC to play at recommended settings.