OpenTTD - Transport Tycoon Deluxe

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OpenTTD - Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Postby Qikz » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:59 pm

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I'm not sure how many of you even played this gem of a game back when it was first released, but as a kid I put so many hours into this game. Transport Tycoon is a sim city style game where you're generated a map and you start with nothing and have to build yourself a transportation company, you can either focus on Passengers from towns or goods from areas to other areas. For example Coal from the Coal Mine gets delivered to the coal mine. All of this adds up to your profits and your company value increases over time. As the timeline heads upwards more trains/better vehicles/planes/boats will become avaliable to your company with you being able to get exclusivity deals often on newer vehicles which could be the edge between you or another company getting the most profit from an area.

I've heard about OpenTTD before, but it's an open source version of Transport Tycoon Deluxe, it takes a few seconds to download and less than a minute to install and best news of all, is it has Multiplayer! Winckle has been nice enough to host us a server on the pcsupremacy.co.uk servers and I invite anyone to come and play. I'll reset the map when we a few people join so we can all start from the same place as I've kind of monopolised the map right now. Anyone is welcome and it's not difficult to join. You just search for pcsupremacy.co.uk and sign right on in.

To start, you go to the face icon at the top as shown below and set up your name, your company name and colour and also the avatar you want to use, then it's all up to you what you do next! I personally always start off with bus routes and a train to get my profit going and pay off all the starter loan, then the money flows in. I reccomend you look at the wiki and also some tutorials to work out exactly what to do, but it's a lot of fun and it's going to be a blast if people play it online together as people can't cheat but the AI can. :x

Where to click to start your company, it might be slightly different on Multiplayer but I wasn't going to start a new map to find that out.
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Website: http://www.openttd.org/en/
Download: http://www.openttd.org/en/download-stable
Manual/Wiki: http://wiki.openttd.org/OpenTTD
FAQ: http://wiki.openttd.org/FAQ

Tutorials:
Beginner Tutorial (You want to do this on Multiplayer not Singleplayer however): http://wiki.openttd.org/Getting_Started
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Re: OpenTTD - Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Postby Captain Kinopio » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:10 pm

Started playing this about a fortnight ago.

I've done about 110 years and my company is worth about 1.35 billion pounds 8-)

Several trains in my fleet bring in over a million a year :wub:

strawberry floating brilliant game
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Re: OpenTTD - Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Postby Qikz » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:24 pm

We should play online Herbi. :wub:
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Re: OpenTTD - Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Postby Falsey » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:28 pm

Hmm.. Colour me interested.

How does the online work?
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Re: OpenTTD - Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Postby Harry Bizzle » Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:07 pm

They should remake it in Unreal Engine 3.
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Re: OpenTTD - Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Postby Captain Kinopio » Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:19 pm

StayDead wrote:We should play online Herbi. :wub:


I'm not sure how successful it would be but sure why not
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Re: OpenTTD - Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Postby Qikz » Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:39 pm

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I've taught all these newbies to play so far. :D
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Re: OpenTTD - Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Postby Rax » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:02 pm

Its an amazing game, I go back and play it every few months. Really shows how a dedicated community can extend the life of a game as well.
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Re: OpenTTD - Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Postby Winckle » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:08 pm

Our dedicated server is up at pcsupremacy.co.uk. Your client version must be 1.0.5.
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Re: OpenTTD - Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Postby mentholfilters » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:14 pm

Sounds intriguing. I'm installing it now.
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Re: OpenTTD - Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Postby Winckle » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:21 pm

If you're playing multiplayer, this is an important read: http://wiki.openttd.org/Multiplayer

Especially the bits about protecting your company with a password.
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Re: OpenTTD - Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Postby Pacman » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:28 pm

Word of advice, start small and don't get too adventurous with planning complicated interlocking transport networks until you know what you're doing :)
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Re: OpenTTD - Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Postby Captain Kinopio » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:56 pm

If someone tells me how to get in I'll play
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Re: OpenTTD - Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Postby Winckle » Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:02 pm

Herbi wrote:If someone tells me how to get in I'll play

Herbi has me on ignore so someone quote my post linking to the multiplayer guide for him.
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Re: OpenTTD - Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Postby Falsey » Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:04 pm

Winckle wrote:
Herbi wrote:If someone tells me how to get in I'll play

Herbi has me on ignore so someone quote my post linking to the multiplayer guide for him.


Winckle wrote:If you're playing multiplayer, this is an important read: http://wiki.openttd.org/Multiplayer

Especially the bits about protecting your company with a password.
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Re: OpenTTD - Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Postby mentholfilters » Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:08 pm

Yeah so this is pretty much the best game I have ever played.
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Re: OpenTTD - Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Postby Harry Bizzle » Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:17 pm

I think it might be the best game anyone has ever played..
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Re: OpenTTD - Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Postby melatonin » Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:34 pm

pcsupremacy.co.uk isn't showing up on the list of servers. What am I doing wrong.
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Re: OpenTTD - Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Postby Winckle » Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:39 pm

Add it manually, I don't have it displaying in the public listings. Choose add server and type in pcsupremacy.co.uk
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Re: OpenTTD - Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Postby Mogster » Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:01 pm

I remember picking up the original in a car boot sale way back when, after which it became pretty much my favourite game ever. I remember naming one of the towns I supplied "Springfield", purely for its neighbouring power station to inherit the name and become Springfield Power Station. 8-)

I downloaded OpenTTD about half a year ago, and I still haven't actually started it up. Bearing in mind how addictive the original was, I'm a little scared to!
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