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    Thumbs up OpenTTD (Transport Tycoon) - Too Adictive!

    Running a computer games club at the college I'm at, I was looking at free games, open games, or anything that didnt cost money. So the students could play together nicly (yes, I know Im hopeful)

    Anyways, I ran across this little gem, something I remember from years ago, its "Transport Tycoon".

    It appears some nice people have managed to recreate most of it as open source, its even better than the original and its simply fantastic!!! The many hours I lost on the original I appear to be losing again now.

    OpenTTD

    Who else remembers this little wonder, and who will now be addicted!

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    Hehehe, we have this here in our 'games' section. Gets unlocked after school and at the end of term.

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    It is great. I can spend absolutely hours on that thing losing billions! Hmmmm, I wonder if that is where certain bankers got their training?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    It is great. I can spend absolutely hours on that thing losing billions! Hmmmm, I wonder if that is where certain bankers got their training?
    How do you lose money in it?? Build some airports in the largest cities to start, and then keep them busy, expanding the network from there.

    Should maintain a healthy bank balance whatever else you do!

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    i was going to give this a bash but i don't have the original game so can't run it ;(

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    It is very good, also the signaling is light years ahead of the original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    How do you lose money in it??
    I seem to remember if you got to £2bn it would roll over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penfold_99 View Post
    i was going to give this a bash but i don't have the original game so can't run it ;(
    On there forums there are two ways of getting it working:

    First is the openGFX project, that way you dont require any of the original files.

    The other is if you trust the fact that the original is now abandonware, if you do, then its out there and you can get the files you need.

    (I had the original to take the files off, but the openGFX files make it look very nice)

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    The true are in the game is trains, doing the game with a complete train network, no aircraft

    Trains also explode better if you mess up your track by mistake.

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    I've had a Transport Tycoon Deluxe Scenarios download section on my website since Sept 2000 and according my stats page it's served over 33gb of data since then. Many of the scenarios are still being downloaded today.
    It amazes me that this game is still so popular, it's a true classic.

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    Nooo... make it stop... I have little enough time as it is...

    *Hand hovers over "close" button!*

    Aghh the temptation is almost too great...

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    I've been playing openTTD for a couple of years - it's great. In my younger years I play the origional for years and OpenTTD brought back the love!

    I have found that you need a very big monitor (my 20" is a little small at times) and a pretty quick computer if you want to have the very big maps. I have made my over clocked quad core Q6600 run slow at times with this

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    Use to build a power station and a coal mine, train between the two, then leave it running for a while, then buyout the others. Wish it was a screensaver....

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    How do you lose money in it?? Build some airports in the largest cities to start, and then keep them busy, expanding the network from there.

    Should maintain a healthy bank balance whatever else you do!
    Cos I am rubbish and build bus routes and try and fill the special routes that come in but badly so just flood the place and end up losing money. Why do you think I am in IT not in transport!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    Why do you think I am in IT not in transport!
    Don't put yourself down.... I'm sure you are still better than public transport bosses

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    Use to build a power station and a coal mine, train between the two, then leave it running for a while, then buyout the others. Wish it was a screensaver....
    Someone call for a screensaver?

    Open TTD Screensaver

    Its about half way down the page, under the title of "Version 2"

    I havent tried it myself, but it was thought of

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