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Railroad Tycoon 3

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Title Screen

Railroad Tycoon 3

Developer: PopTop Software
Publisher: Gathering of Developers
Platforms: Windows
Released internationally: October 27, 2003


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Railroad Tycoon 3 is the third installment in the Railroad Tycoon series.

Unused Text

Campaign scenario Go West! has a newspaper article. This newspaper is displayed if the date is September 1950, but the condition is checked only at the beginning of the year. Also note that the date is incorrectly set 84 years after the end of the scenario.

  • California becomes the 31st state!
  • September 9, 1850, Peter H. Burnett first governor

Campaign scenario Germantown has a newspaper article describing General Custer failing to get his revenge. At the beginning of the year, it is displayed if the date is May 1876.

  • CUSTER DEFEATED!
  • Custer loses battle of Little Big Horn to the Cheyenne and Sioux.

Campaign scenario Central Pacific, at the beginning of the year, has an inventor approach you if the date is March 1856, and you can make a gameplay decision.

  • A young inventor approaches you with a design for improving acceleration of your locomotives. The improvements will boost acceleration by 25% but the cost for fuel will increase 25%.
    1. Pay him $100k for the design and make the change
      • Effect: Player Cash $-100,000, Steam Engine Fuel Cost +2, Steam Acceleration +2.
    2. Sorry, not interested

Campaign scenario The Flying Scotsman has a mission failure condition if the year is 1866 or later. While this does activate and show the specified text, "Try again?" is cut off due to the text dialog not being large enough.

Campaign scenario The Third Republic has tensions that appear in Europe reported in a newspaper article. These tensions start at the beginning of the year, if the date is April 1880.

  • Tensions in Europe.
  • Government alliances causing friction. Weapons and Ammunition at all time high prices, up 50%!
  • Effect: Weapon Prices +50%, Ammunition Prices +50%, until end of game.