Heads up: Rollercoaster Tycoon is getting re-released on Steam this week. Not the original games, but the mobile port. Of the original games. That you can already buy on Steam.
So, that's a bit weird. But there's something even weirder if you dig into the Steam page.
The fact that the very decent Rollercoaster Tycoon is getting re-released on Steam is odd, considering Rollercoaster Tycoon World is still a product that you can technically hand over money for. Even though Planet Coaster exists.
The original RCT games play just fine on modern systems, you see, especially when coupled with the open-source adaptions OpenRCT and OpenRCT2. The latter even adds multiplayer, something that the re-release of the mobile port won't have.
So the incentive to grab RCT Classic isn't that strong. But if you scroll down the Steam page, there's an even stranger inclusion:
Can someone please explain to me how a re-release of a mobile port requires 16GB of RAM?
For reference, RCT 1 and 2 only needs 512MB RAM - you know, less memory than hard drive space.
Hell, Planet Coaster isn't even asking for 16GB of RAM.
It's not far off, but Planet Coaster also wasn't released in 1999. Or on smartphones. Most of which barely have more than 4GB RAM, the minimum requirement for RCT Classic.