Due to a bug in the libraries, OpenBVE won't run on Linux Mint 17.
The fix is straightforward, as follows –
Download the following files
For 32-bit machines:
For 64-bit machines:
Using Synaptic, find 'ligdiplus' and uninstall it.
Install the two downloaded files in the order libtiff4 followed by libgtiplus.
A final note: Update Manager will inform you there is an update to libgtiplus. Right-click and select "Ignore updates for this package."
I recently did a fresh install using Linux Mint 17 V2. Some time later I tried installing OpenBVE. It failed.
The cause this time is apparently another problem in libgdiplus, causing it to crash if it can't load an image.
The solution –
In your OpenBVE installation, locate the the files "Data/Menu/