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  • Submitted: Sep 10 2013 08:11 AM
  • Last Updated: Dec 20 2020 10:32 AM
  • Views: 9381
  • Downloads: 483

Wrapper Type & Video Card Compatibility

  • Wrapper Type: Wineskin
  • Wine Version: Wineskin 2.6.2 Wine 1.9.24
  • ATI / AMD: GREEN (fully playable)
  • NVIDIA: GREY (not tested)
  • Intel GMA: GREY (not tested)
  • Intel HD: GREY (not tested)

Wrapper Type Info

Wrappers have different Mac OS X compatibility!

Wineskin:   10.610.710.810.9
Cider:          10.610.710.810.9
CXZ/CXEx:  10.610.710.810.9

What is WINE & what is a Wrapper?

Video Card Info

 GREY          = not tested
 GREEN        = fully playable
 YELLOW     = playable with minor glitches
 ORANGE     = playable with some effort
 RED             = severe glitches / unplayable

Download Wrapper Railroad Tycoon 2 Platinum 1.3

* * * * * 2 Votes Please vote for the Quality of this Port / Wrapper, not for the Game or Application!

Railroad Tycoon II is a railroad simulation that covers the entire history of railroads from inception to the present day (and beyond). The player chooses a map (scenario) and assumes the role of chairman of a railroad company. The player tries to make profits for investors (usually including the player) and completes various other objectives while being hindered by rivals, random events (train breakdowns, train robbers, economic swings) and scripted events peculiar to the scenario.

Most of the gameplay consists of building tracks, stations and trains, which are used for hauling passengers and freight from one station to another. Delivery revenue can vary by time, distance, demand, cargo type, economic state, station improvements and difficulty level. Companies can connect to and use each others' track and stations, so revenue can be split. Expenses include the fuel, track and engine maintenance and management fee. The fuel cost depends on the cargo weight and the distance each engine runs. Engine maintenance depends on engine age and the engine's type (some locomotives cost more to maintain than others). The elder engines cost more to keep them on the line. The track maintenance is solely calculated from track mileage.

The player will determine what kind of cargo(es) to put on/off at each station that the player adds to its routing. Way-points may also be inserted to override default track selection where multiple paths are possible.

There are many industries in the game, and each can produce and/or convert specific cargoes. For example, coal mines produce coal, iron mines produce iron, and, in the advanced game, a steel mill can convert 1 load of iron plus 1 load of coal into 2 loads of steel. The players are encouraged to find a chain of production to make new cargo by hauling the right type of cargo to each step of the industries. By doing this right, the player can haul raw materials one way, "create" manufactured return cargo, and make even more money hauling finished products back the other way.

Also important is financial manipulation of companies, including issue bonds, share repurchases, stock issues, manipulating dividends, merge other company and declare bankruptcy. These features can be very useful in some scenarios and could destroy the opponent or make great deal of money for the player himself under the master's hands.

The player can buy or sell any companies' stocks when he figures the stock prices are too low or too high. The broker may allow the player to buy on margin or short sell stocks if he has enough value of stocks or cash to rely on. The computer players, as the player's opponents, can also do these. They may bankrupt the player when he is heavily in debt.

The game also simulate a real world economy environment. The economy may fluctuate during the game play. There are 5 levels of economy: Booming, Prosperity, Normal, Recession and Depression. When the economy is good, the revenue of the hauled goods and the stock prices will be higher. However, along with the goods and the stock prices surging, the railroad companies will have to pay more to build tracks when the economy is booming. The interest rate will also be adjusted with the economy level, including the interest received from cash and the interest paid for the bonds. The better the economy is, the lower the interest rate is.

[Source: Wikipedia]

Table of contents
- System specs of test system
- Additional info
- Known Issues
- Installation manual

My System Specs:
- OS: Mac OS X 10.11.1
- CPU: 2,8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
- RAM: 8 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC
- Video: ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB
- Used disk space: 1 GB

Additional info:
- This wrapper is pre-made for Railroad Tycoon 2 Platinum, not the regular Railroad Tycoon 2. You can try to use it for that purpose too but you will need to change the application destination within the Wineskin app yourself!
(See „Installation“; 12-19)

Known Issues:
- Never ever check the "800x600" box in the RT2 game settings since this will lead to instant crashing and won't let you open up the rt2_plat.exe again until you have a backup of it and replace the bugged one.
- When the game wont start right away (screens wents black shortly and you are dropped back to your desktop again) just start it again and it will load without problems.
- Multiplayer can be buggy sometimes. Therefore it is recommended so save often. (For playing over the internet you can use LogMeIn Hamachi. You will be able to use a limited version for free. All you need is an account.)


[Decompress the .zip or open the .dmg.]

[Installing the game can be done in 3 different ways. Use an installer or move an already installed game folder to the wrapper (automatically/manually).]

[Your game folder has to be named "Railroad Tycoon II - Platinum"!]

Option 1 // Install the game via an installer:
1. Right-click the wrapper and select "Show package content".
2. Open Wineskin.
3. Click "Install Software".
4. Click "Choose setup executable".
5. Navigate to your installation .exe and go through the installation process. [The game has to be installed into "drive_c/Program Files/"!]
6. Wait until its finished.

Option 2 // Move an existing game folder to the wrapper (automatically):
1. Right-click the wrapper and select "Show package content".
2. Open Wineskin.
3. Click "Install Software".
4. Click "Move a Folder Inside".
5. Navigate to your game folder and press ok.
6. Wait until its finished.

Option 3 // Move an existing game folder to the wrapper (manually):
1. Right-click the wrapper and select "Show package content".
2. Navigate to "drive_c/Program Files/".
3. Open a secondary finder window and navigate to your existing game folder.
4. Copy your existing game folder over to "drive_c/Program Files/".
5. Wait until its finished.
6. Have a drink or two. (Placeholder bulletpoint.)

[Copying over the content of the "ANIM" folder. This folder can be found on the game CD.]

7. Locate the "ANIM" folder on your game CD.
8. Right-click the wrapper and select "Show package content".
9. Navigate to "drive_c/Program Files/Railroad Tycoon II - Platinum/anim".
10. Copy over the content of the "ANIM" folder to the "anim" folder within the wrapper.
11. When its finished close everything and your are ready to go to use your wrapper.

[Use the regular Railroad Tycoon 2 instead of the Platinum edition.]
[For this step it is NOT necessary to name your folder like described above.]

12. Follow the installation process from 1-11.
13. Right-click the wrapper and select "Show package content".
14. Open Wineskin.
15. Click "Advanced"
16. Right next to the "Windows EXE" field click on "Browse".
17. Navigate to your game folder within the wrapper ("drive_c/Program Files/...").
18. Find an choose the Railroad Tycoon 2 executable.
19. Close everything and your are ready to go to use your wrapper.

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What's New in Version 1.3 (See full changelog)

  • - Fixed wrapper issues, new compression format (.dmg), updated wrapper


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Just downloaded but Wineskin won't open because "it is damaged." Tried downloading from original website and still won't open :/

akikosriracha, on 17 May 2016 - 06:28 AM, said:

Just downloaded but Wineskin won't open because "it is damaged." Tried downloading from original website and still won't open :/

Just downloaded it and it works perfectly. Probably your download was corrupted (then re-download) or the tool you use for unzipping is flawed (change the tool). For me the standard decompressing done by the system works as intended.

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