Sid Meier's Railroads!

Version 1.x

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Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
URL: http://www.sidmeiersrailroads....
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.2

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What works

So far, everything.

What does not

Some minor issues with text rendering: monetary values show up with the $ at the end (5$ instead of $5). Resource quantities in routing mode shows a disturbing amount of precision (eg. 4.55523 passengers, rather than just 4.56).

I had some minor issues with the game crashing -- but I don't know if it was just my laptop or not; I occasionally have problems with the game crashing when I boot into windows as well.


What was not tested

Multiplayer mode

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

NVidia GeForce 9600M GT I gave it a silver rating only because I have not yet tested Multiplayer. If multiplayer works, I'd say it deserves Gold status for this configuration. I *finally* got it working. For a long time, I would try loading the game and it would play the music but not display anything. I was able to get it working by doing this: - Download and install the 1.10 patch (you can get it from directly) - Download the nocd patch ( - Set "VblankSync = 0" in the settings.ini file (if you're using ubuntu, it will probably located in ~/My Games/Sid Meier's Railroads!/settings.ini Do the other stuff with DirectX and MsXML3 dlls -- I already had those set on my system, so I just assume that they are needed.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 14 20172.2Yes Yes Platinumdavid 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 14 20161.9.14Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64Mar 02 20161.9.4Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jun 02 20121.5.3Yes Yes PlatinumAndrew Aladjev 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jun 02 20121.5.3Yes Yes GoldAndrew Aladjev 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
22639 Sid Meier's Railroads: train never arrives CLOSED FIXED View
26311 Sid Meier's Railroads needs d3dx9_36.dll.D3DXOptimizeFaces CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

Installing/running doesn't work out of the box, but following the instructions from Godfrey Payans, which I copy-paste here for your convenience, I get the game installed and running.

- Make new directory.
- Set WINEPREFIX to new directory.
- Create $WINEPREFIX/drive_c and $WINEPREFIX/dosdevices.
- cd dosdevices
- ln -s ../drive_c c:
- ln -s /mnt/cdrom d:
- Run wineprefixcreate.
- Load CD image with cdemu, and mount it on /mnt/cdrom.
- wine d:\\setup.exe
- Copy cracked RailRoad.exe over original version.
- Copy d3dx9_28.dll from real Windows install to windows/system32.
- Copy msxml* from real Windows install to windows/system32.
- Run regsrv32 msxml3.dll
- Run winecfg to set
graphics to a 1024x768 virtual desktop
library override to native for msxml3.dll
map shell folders
- Run game, which went to hung screen and cheerful music.
- Edit Settings.ini file in My Documents/My Games/... to set
SkipOpeningMovies = 1
VBlankSynch = 0
- Run game.


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