As near as I can tell the game seems to be working fine after you overcome the install hurdles.
What does not
The CD (at least with my distro) simply is not recognized or more specifically blank. You can't browse any of the folders.
My fix was to unmount and to remount the install cd manually and that worked (go figure...)
That then allowed me to browse the files. Next problem was that install screen comes up...but nothing is clickable. That's ok because the core setup.exe file does the work elsewhere and you load that directly. eg wine /media/cdrom0/_setup/setup.exe
This installs the game and when I put in disk 2 and run the start menu shortcut..everything seems to work. This is a big change from before as while with some hacking I could install the game in the past, I could not run it, so I think this is because the latest version of Wine has overcome the Securom that RT3 was using. What a pain :P
What was not tested
I did not have sound enabled on my system so this was not tested.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 02 2016||1.9.20||Yes||Yes||Platinum||matheus|
|Show||Ubuntu 15.04 "Vivid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 24 2015||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" x86_64||May 24 2013||1.5.31||Yes||Yes||Garbage||oujae|
|Show||Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" x86_64||May 21 2013||1.5.30||N/A||Yes||Bronze||oujae|
|Current||Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 21 2012||1.5.19||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|3625||Railroad tycoon 3 stops with "ERROR deallocating DX stuff!!" (Vertex refcounting)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|5172||Railroad Tycoon 3 doesn't startup||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|5292||Railroad Tycoon 3 Fails with empty error message||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|5447||Railroad Tycoon doesn't starts up after installation||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|5508||Wine crashes while starting Railroad Tycoon 3||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|5793||Wine 0.9.18 crashes when starting Railroad Tycoon III||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|7065||Get SecuROM copy-protection working||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|7273||Several graphical corruptions in Railroad Tycoon 3||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|17726||Multiple games require IDirectPlay8Peer Host implementation for multi-player mode (Civilization III Play the World, Railroad Tycoon 3)||NEW||View|
The Full version is not yet working in case of an aspi-error regarding to missing registry entries in winereg.