Sid Meier's Railroads!



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Review: Sid Meier's Railroads! Is a 2006 railroad management tycoon game and is the 4th game in the railroad tycoon series, it was the first game since the deluxe edition of Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon to include the Sid Meier's header. Sid Meier's Railroads! Sid Meier's Railroads! Marks the return of the watershed title in simulation/strategy gaming that launched the popular 'tycoon' genre, and inspired a new generation of games.

Sid Meier’s Railroads! For anyone new, think Railroads! As a modern remake of Railroad Tycoon 2, but with 3D graphics, a more user friendly interface, and a simplified stock market. You’re once again tasked with creating a railroad empire in various parts of the world, often competing against rival companies, in Europe and North America. After what one of his development team confided to me as being a 'depressingly short amount of time,' he reappeared, all smiles, with an intricate working model of what would become Sid Meier's Railroads!, a sequel to his own seminal Railroad Tycoon in all but name - and the team started to build from there.

Sid Meier's Railroads!
Developers
macOS (OS X)
Publishers
OS X
Engines
Release dates
WindowsOctober 17, 2006
macOS (OS X)November 1, 2012
  • 2Essential improvements
  • 3Game data
  • 4Video settings
  • 6Audio settings
  • 7Network
  • 8Issues fixed
  • 9Other information

Warnings

GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).
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Railroad Tycoon II1998
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Key points

Railroads!
Online multiplayer servers were shut down in 2013.

General information

Official developer site
Official game site
2K Support page
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

SourceDRMNotesKeysOS
Retail SecuROM 7 DRM.
Retail Retail release sold by Feral.
Developer website
Gamesplanet
GOG.com
Green Man Gaming
Green Man Gaming
Humble Store
Mac App Store
Steam

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Patch 1.1 is the latest patch available for the game.

Large Address Aware[edit]

Improves stability on systems with at least 3GB RAM by allowing the application to use more than 2GB RAM.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

SystemLocation
Windows %USERPROFILE%DocumentsMy GamesSid Meier's Railroads
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Containers/com.feralinteractive/Data/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/Sid Meier's Railroads!/
Steam Play (Linux)<Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7600/pfx/[Note 1]

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Save game data location[edit]

SystemLocation
Windows %USERPROFILE%DocumentsMy GamesSid Meier's RailroadsSaves
macOS (OS X) ~/Library/Containers/com.feralinteractive/Data/Library/Application Support/Feral Interactive/Sid Meier's Railroads!/Saves/
Steam Play (Linux)<Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/7600/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
Graphics featureStateWSGFNotes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor See Multi-monitor.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowedSee the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Multi-monitor[edit]

Set resolution[1]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open Settings.ini
  3. Change the WindowWidth and WindowHeight values to match your resolution.
  4. Change FullScreen = 1 to FullScreen = 0
  5. Save your changes.
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Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game general control settings.
Keyboard and mouseStateNotes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller supportSee the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
Audio featureStateNotes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
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Localizations

LanguageUIAudioSubNotes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

TypeNativePlayersNotes
LAN play4 Versus
Online play4 Versus
GameSpy services have been shut down;[2]see GameSpy for workarounds.

Issues fixed[edit]

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Low Memory Crash[edit]

The game executable has a hard coded memory limit of 1 GB, with large maps this can causes poor performance and crashes. As most systems have significantly more RAM in them, it is possible to expand that limit to utilize all available memory.

Download this executable and replace the RailRoads.exe file in the installation folder.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specsSupportedNotes
Direct3D9
Metal supportmacOS >= 10.14 only
Executable32-bit64-bitNotes
Windows
macOS (OS X)[3]

Middleware[edit]

MiddlewareNotes
AudioMiles Sound System
InterfaceScaleform
CutscenesBink Video
MultiplayerGameSpy

System requirements[edit]

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Windows
MinimumRecommended
Operating system (OS)2000XP
Processor (CPU)Intel Pentium 4 1.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM)512 MB1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)1.7 GB
Video card (GPU) Video card with hardware pixel and vertex shaders (GeForce 3, Radeon 8500 or better)
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
128 MB of VRAM
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS)10.14
Processor (CPU)1.1 GHz Intel Core M
System memory (RAM)4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)2 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 Mb Nvidia 640M, 1.5GB Intel HD 5300 or 2GB AMD M290
512 MB of VRAM

Note: Users with macOS versions prior to 10.14 can select the branch mac_retail_111 - macOS 10.13.6 or older only from the Beta tab on Steam. This enables the game to run with the legacy OpenGL backend on macOS >= 10.12.4.

Notes

  1. 1.01.1File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/7600/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (7600) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Sid Meier's Railroads! | WSGF
  2. Pricing | GameSpy Technology
  3. Feral Interactive