Use the -intro:off command line argument.
The following python script allows you to install the game into the modern Linux system much easier, which can be found here. Works only with Ubuntu and Debian or any distribution based on these two.
The latest patch (v1.1) updates the game and adds the Building Architect Tool. This patch is also available for the World Edition and Linux.
Use the command line argument -w -r:800x600 (replace with the resolution you want).
Use the compatibility fixes to fix issues with interface frame rates on modern versions of Windows.