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Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon

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Download railroad_tycoon.sit (1.63 MB)
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
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For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
This game works with: Mini vMac

"With $100000 in the bank after taking out loans and selling stocks, it's time to start a railroad! Choose from 4 scenarios across two continents with randomly generated resources, and design your own railroad that moves people and goods across the country. Use the revenue to continue expanding, while keeping control of your company and appeasing your stock holders with growth and revenues. Play the stock market with company assets. Drive your competitors out of business with buyouts and rate wars. Multiple types of resources to carry (roughly grouped as slow freight, fast freight, passengers, mail) and convert, own facilities to maximize profit (buy a steel mill and the conversion from iron ore to steel makes money for YOU). Use the latest available technology to your advantage (new locomotives). Your objective is to retire with a huge bonus (based on your company's assets) and become the President or the Prime Minister (depending on which continent).

The game is essentially a bird's-eye-view real-time strategy game with aspects of building and stock market manipulation. Each fiscal period is 2-years, which corresponds to 1-day of track time. Build different sizes of stations to take care of different local needs, create trains that switch consists at different stations and maximize throughput. Upgrade/retire/modify trains as times change. The faster the trains arrive, the more money they earn. Multiple options will keep you busy as each game is different."

See also: Railroad Tycoon II Gold

Architecture: 68k

Mac Plus or higher
1MB RAM for B/W (1bit)
2MB RAM for 256 Colors (8bit)

Unstable in OS 8 and above.


MCP's picture
by MCP - 2012, March 27 - 2:59am

I've uploaded a second archive with disk images from original media and full documentation included. Now if someone could switch out those pictures of packaging for some actual screenshots...

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2011, May 29 - 11:06am

Exits OK in Basilisk II for me, running SSW 7.1.1 (Mac OS 7 Pro).
Hangs if requesting the "tour" option at beginning of game with a "tour not found" error (crashes BII).

Nice screenshots above of the install disk set - pity you don't get the images of these when you DL this... probably has the missing tour and whatever else that may be missing.

Edit: Changed 'xxx 7' to 'Mac OS 7' - IIGS User

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2011, May 29 - 7:15am

Runs in Basilisk so far, but freezes on quit (when using Mac OS 7.5).
Someone with earlier System versions installed in Basilisk should also check this game, please.

Edit: Changed 'xxx 7' to 'Mac OS 7' - IIGS User