In collaboration with hYpe_, we have made a scenario covering Southern Germany, Eastern France, Switzerland, Western Austria and Northern Italy. The scenario will be released in two parallel versions. v1.1 of the scenario uses the techniques employed from here.
As far as I have tested, this method works.Main characteristics:
Title : South Germany, Switzerland and North Italy
Difficulty : Hard
Size : 2048 x 2048
Climate : Sub-Arctic
Relief : Mountainous
Towns : Hundreds of thousands
Industries : Thousands
Real world : yes
OpenTTD Version : 1.0.0 RC2
Used GRFs : SEE ATTACHED SCREENSHOT.
Author : jake.grimshaw and hYpe__Version history:
v1.0 released: Friday 12th March 2010
v1.1 released: Friday 12th March 2010Relief:
hYpe_ created a 2048x2048 heightmap of the area.Rivers and seas:
Rhine, Rhone and Danube rivers plus many Swiss lakes, a few French, German and Italian lakes. Two or three glaciers have also been placed.Remarkable places:
Many notable peaks, including Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Eiger, Jungfrau etc (All labelled with heights)
Many mountain passes, labelled with heights.Towns:
Main cities include Zurich, Milano, Torino, Geneva, Bern, Basel, Munich, Stuttgart, Mulhouse, Metz and Nancy.Industries:
In v1.0, a few forests have been placed in the Black Forest, oil refineries and power stations have been placed in real life positions, and farms have been placed randomly. In v1.1, a few more farms have been placed.Useful resources:
Wikipedia - for information about town populations and peaks.
Google Maps - to locate towns, peaks, lakes.Files
Version 1.0 can be found here
Version 1.1 can be found here
[EDIT] Now on BaNaNaS too.