Zoo Tycoon - Dinosaur Digs Cheats & Hints
Zoo Tycoon - Dinosaur Digs
Submitted by: Pham Quang Thien/Potter_PTH
Go to folder install Zoo Tycoon. Click right mouse in "zoo.ini"
(Configuration Settings). Select Properties, click out Read Only then
click OK. Next, you open this file - zoo.ini - and then find line have
"MSStartingCash = 8888888
MSCashIncrement = 100000
MSMinCash = 8888888
MSMaxCash = 9999999"
and then you change value of money. Goodluck to you.
Rename one of your guests to the following entries to activate the
Blue guests and buildings - Mr. Blue
Yellow guests and buildings - Mr. Blonde
White guests and buildings - Mr. White
Brown guests and buildings - Mr. Brown
Orange guests and buildings - Mr. Orange
Pink guests and buildings - Mr. Pink
White birds attack - Alfred H
Fences deteriorate 100% - Russell C
Sick guests - Zeta Psi or Stinky
All scenarios - Akiyama
All animal enrichment research programs - Lou Catanzaro
All animal care research programs - Adam Levesque
All animal buildings - Andrew Binder
All animal shelters available - John Wheeler
All exhibit foliage - Charlie Peterson
All staff education research programs - Hank Howie
All endangered animals research programs - Steve Serafino
After the game automatically names an exhibit, rename it to one of the
following entries to get the animal or effect.
Triceratops - Cretaceous Corral
Unicorn - Xanadu
Chance that more guests enter zoo - Wonderland
Double exhibit donations - Microsoft
Submitted by: Haspa
During gameplay, press Shift + 4.
Zoo Tycoon and Dino Digs Hints:
Submitted by: Sharon Veatch
I have learned these through trial and error while playing the game for hours
on end. All this information works on freeform and scenario games. It isn't
foolproof and sometimes you can't get the guests happy no matter what.
Start the research as soon as you start playing the game, you need to get the
zookeeper and worker training as soon as possible. Guests do not start coming
until you buy an animal.If you have too many guests, raise your entrance
fee to over $50 and you won't get as many new ones.
The guests don't care whether you a beautiful zoo or not. All they care about
is food,trash,poo,bathrooms, and ANIMALS,ANIMALS,and MORE ANIMALS. The spacing
of these things is extremely important. When you add ANY building, put a path
to it and one path square under the entrance.
I play the game on Pause while I build exhibits and decorate so that I don't
use all my time trying get the geusts happy. I only turn it back on to see if
the animals like the exhibit or if I need to change something.Time does not
pass while you are Paused. You can check the suitibility of the exhibit by
clicking on the tree at the bottom right hand corner. The click on the exhibit
name.Then put you cursor on the end of last of the bars on the graph that should
come up. This you suitiblity rating-it should be 90 or better-. If it isn't, go
back and add or subtract some foliage and rocks till it is.If your animals aren't
happy, neither are your guests!!
The resaurant that is originally in the game has a bathroom and trash cans-use it
only and you won't have any trash.
Be sure to place it facing different directions. One restaurant will feed about 75
people. Be sure to place one within 20 squares of the entrance because they enter
and get hungry FAST.
The only other buildings that the guests care about are the petting zoo and animal
theater, and occassionally , the japanese garden. The carousel works pretty well,too.
The animal houses only please the children.
If you have a long path between restaurants ,place a large bathroom about half way,
this cuts down on complaints. Family bathrooms hold 8 people at a time and small
ones hold 2.
It does not matter which fence or which path you use for anything you build. If
you leave a row of grass between the exhibits and your path the animals will not
feel crowded by guests and the guests can still see them. Exhibits shoud be at
lest 10 fence sections in each direction-be sure to put windows so guests can
Make sure that your guests are always walking past an animal exhibit--even when
there is resaurant or animal house on one side-put an exhibit on the other side
or around the building and showing on each side of it. They are not happy if
they can't see animals!!
Once you place a trash can or a bench you will get trash everwhere and guests
will complain about no seating and the the trash. I do not put benches in, or
trash cans.If you use any of the small buildings, the same thing happens.
Hire lots of maintenence workers and they will take care of the trash and repair
fences. One for every 50 guests works pretty good.
Assign one zoo keeper per exhibit- it will get you better care of animals.
Then put one in and don't assign him\her to an exhibit-he will roam and help
The savannah animals are least popular so I put them in the front of my zoo so
that they see them first. More popular animals in the back will draw your guests
If you build terrain use the cliff type one,animals like it better. When you put
in foliage or rocks- put four in each square- it is denser and the animals like
it better. Use Control-G to turn the grid on and off so you can see the squares.
Most of the animals like the little rocks better. Whey you stop getting happy
faces ad get a red one- stop putting that item in. Most animals like more than
one kind of tree-experiment and you have prettier exhibits.
I hope all this helps ease some of the frustration while playing this game. You can
get more animals,objects and builing on line at the different Zoo Tycoon sites and
some great cheats and hacks,too. If you have not upgraded you game through the
Microsoft game upgrade available on the Microsft site, you will never get animals
or guests happy. I play with all the cheats and hacks because for me the obect of
tha game is to have fun and enjoy the experiece!!!!!!
Name a guest Dinoman to unlock all dinosaurs:
Submitted by: demon_hunter
Name a maintenance worker Bob V all currently broken fences are fixed
Name a guest Eggman all dinosaur eggs hatch more quickly
Name a guest Ron Propst to unlock all Dinosaur Foliage research program
Name an exhibit Copralite Corner, all dinosaur poo turns into rocks
Name an exhibit wonderland and get a bonus toward the chance of guests
entering the zoo
Name an exhibit Super Croc to unlock Dienosuchus
Submitted by: demon_hunter
name an exhibit Super Croc to unlock Deinosuchus
Download new animals from:
Submitted by: demon_hunter
How to get a dragon:
Submitted by: hannah
You name an exhibit mystery island.Then you go to adopt an animal
panal and there is you drogon.
Scaring guests with dinosaurs:
If you want to be mean, then buy two or more big dinosaurs that are the same
and place them in an electrified exhibit. First, cover the door with a massive
rock so that the guests cannot escape. Then, pick up guests one by one and
drop them in the exhibit until there are hundreds of them. The best way of
getting the dinosaurs to chase guests is to make them angry by placing lots
of trees and rocks that they do not like; and put shops, paths, and benches
in them. Then, put the dinosaurs in a different exhibit and wait for the
guests to settle in and buy things. Once they have settled in, put the
dinosaurs back in their original exhibit and watch them run. Also, the
blocked door means that they cannot get out. An angry dinosaur chases
the guests better.
Easy fence repair:
Instead of waiting for a maintenance worker, just buy the same kind of fence
and replace the deteriorating part. If you are low on money, pick up the
worker and move him to the fence. However, there is no guarantee he will
work on it -- they will just walk away.
Use any fence with dinosaurs:
To use any fence to hold dinosaurs (and save money), decrease the elevation
of the exhibit two to four spaces down and surround it with any fence. The
dinosaurs will not get out. Decreasing it by four spaces is Recommended for
T-Rex, Allosaurus, and Spinosaurus.
No rubble or trampled terrain:
To stop a dinosaur from making rubble, use rocks that they like as a fence to
keep them out of part of the exhibit, then put trees in that part. Also, for
Zoo Tycoon animals, block off part of the exhibit then put terrain that can be
trampled there. In their part of the exhibit, put Dirt, Sand, Brown or Gray
Stone, or Snow. You can also use water as a fence if the animal cannot swim.
Corral a group of T-Rexes in a large cage. Make sure they are well nourished.
Allosaurs also work just as well, and may work even better when with T-Rex.
Wait until they are full grown. By this time you should have a good sized zoo.
This works best on large maps with lots of statues and objects, and quite a lot
of customers and staff. If you want to save any one from the apocalypse, make a
large electrified exhibit and put the animals you want to save and a few
commodities such as stalls, rest rooms, trash cans, benches, and finish it off
with some plants and grass.
The chosen ones who get to be in the "anti-apocalypse" cage will be living well,
while out side this lush environment is a wasteland full of despair and misery.
To even further increase the entertainment value of all this, the Allosaurs
and T-Rex will eat the guests and staff.
To Unlock Deinosuchus name a ready made exhibit 'Super Croc'.
To Unlock the Unicorn, Name a Ready-made Exhibit 'Xanadu'.
Unlock Triceratops by naming a ready-made exhibit 'Cretaceous Corral'.
Note: If you don't have a Ready-made Exhibit, then build a few exhibits,
and then name the first one 'Super Croc' ect.
To unlock the Deinosuchus, complete all scenarios. Select "No" when the final
scenario concludes and you will be told that the Deinosuchus has been unlocked.
Another way of feeding giant lizards (e.g T-Rex) is putting a herbivore dinosaur
in the carnivore's exhibit. But, remember, carnivore dinosaurs such as T-Rexes
or Allosauruses will be most likely to step on the eggs and break them.
To prevent this from happening, either:
Raise a patch of terrain high enough so the T-Rex or Allosaurus dosen't reach it.
Make a small exhibit, put the egg in there and wait for it to hatch. When the
dinosaur hatches, put it in the carnivore cage and the carnivore will roar then
it will chase after it. If it touches it, dust and stars will appear in the
carnivore cage and most likely the herbivore would have been eaten by the
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