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Installation was tricky. I downloaded the 0.1.1 linux x86_64 release. They didn't have a debian package, so I ended up with one missing dependency - libpng 12. That's outdated, so it's not on debian stretch, but it is on jessie. I downloaded the jessie package from, then manually extracted it using ar x libpng12-0_1.2.50-2+deb8u3_amd64.deb. That gave me two tar archives - control.tar.gz and data.tar.xz. I ran tar xf data.tar.xz, which created a lib directory and a usr directory. I went to ./lib/x86_64-linux-gnu, and that contained the library files I needed. I copied and to the same directory the OpenRCT2 binary is in, and ran it again. It actually ran after doing that, but turns out it needs some files from the regular RCT2 (I assume it's art and music), so I downloaded a zip of the RCT2 demo from here. Once I did that, I pointed the game to the extracted files, and it worked perfectly.

Hopefully this helps anyone else struggling to install it. Be sure to run the binary first, to see what, if any, dependencies it's missing - they may be different than what I had. You only need to manually download and extract the dependencies if your package manager doesn't have them, or if it depends on an older version of a certain package, and won't work with a more recent version, which you don't want to uninstall.