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Transport Tycoon Deluxe clone port released

By Chris Williams. Published: 14th Nov 2005, 08:14:48 | Permalink | Printable

Very pretty

OpenTTD screenshotOpenTTD, the open source clone of the Microprose classic Transport Tycoon Deluxe, has been ported by David Llewellyn-Jones.

David said: "There still seem to be some RISC OS specific bugs, which hopefully will be ironed out over time, but it's still pretty playable and includes networking code so that it can be enjoyed with users on other platforms.

"The game seems to run at a decent speed on an Iyonix, but although it should work it's likely to be a bit slow on earlier machines."

The game was first released in 1995 and is similar to the Sim City titles. The player controls a company and must transport passengers and various goods by road, rail, sea or air to create profit and compete against rival enterprises. You will need a copy of the MS Windows or DOS game to play as OpenTTD uses the original's resource files.

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Looks nice!! All these new games and no time to play them... :(

 is a RISC OS Userharmsy on 14/11/05 9:12AM
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Hopefully David will contribute his work to the GCCSDK autobuilder so that new versions can be produced with minimum work.

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 14/11/05 3:25PM
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Fantastic port - well done :-) the best game I have ever played on the Iyonix. Now when's that Duke3D port going to be released ....

 is a RISC OS Userleeshep on 15/11/05 9:01PM
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Superb!!! What a great game for my Iyonix!!!

 is a RISC OS UserRickCB on 15/11/05 10:30PM
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leeshep - erm, sometime? if we can get the sound working right?

 is a RISC OS Userarawnsley on 15/11/05 11:21PM
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And yes, this port is super :) I had a lot of fun with it

 is a RISC OS Userarawnsley on 15/11/05 11:22PM
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arawnsley: Great stuff - how fast does it run on the Iyonix? Whats wrong with the sound?

 is a RISC OS Userleeshep on 15/11/05 11:44PM
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But where on earth did you all find those data files?

Paul Sprangers

 is a RISC OS Userdelink on 16/11/05 1:47PM
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The required data files are on the original Transport Tycoon Deluxe disc (available on amazon.co.uk)

 is a RISC OS Userleeshep on 16/11/05 3:58PM
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Aha! So, it isn't exactly a free game after all? The port just gives us the possibility to play the game natively on our beloved system, is that it?

Paul Sprangers

 is a RISC OS Userdelink on 16/11/05 6:22PM
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You could also find the data u need on sites like the underdogs or other abandonware sites but I really don't know the legality of those

 is a RISC OS Userhighlandcattle on 16/11/05 6:43PM
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I've just bought a copy for under 5 off amazon.co.uk, as Lee Shepherd suggested. Excellent value I'd say.

 is a RISC OS Userfylfot on 16/11/05 8:25PM
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Remember, quad track lines between coal power stations and coal mines = BIG MONEY :)

 is a RISC OS Userflibble on 18/11/05 2:07PM
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If you have a local Poundland check them out cos' they have got it for, well 1

 is a RISC OS Usermarkr on 26/11/05 9:24PM
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