I'm a 32 year old guy from the Netherlands. I've played TTD on the old 486-25 of my father, and subsequently on the pentium 1, pentium 3, my own athlon2500 and now the dual core I replaced the athlon with. At first I played the original. For modern windows pc's I needed a patched version by Fish you probably recognize. Ever since I had to upgrade to windows 8 the patched version didn't work anymore, so I googled for a new version, and I found OpenTTD.
You guys actually created your own version of the game.
Whaaaaaaat? That is awesome in so many ways I can't begin to describe!
Downloaded it. Created a map. How big would I like it to be? How about maximum size? So, what do I have? Map. Scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll... It's freaking endless! I could have the full seven competitors in here and never actually meet any of them! And then the game tried to launch one. It failed. Apparently I had to download an AI. So I did. Curious to see how good it is. There were two major flaws to the old TTD: 1. It was too easy to create a profitable company. 2. The AI was not smart enough to be anything remotely close to a challenge. It'd be awesome if you guys managed to tackle those two.
And even if the AI is still weak, there is multiplayer! Not that I have the time for that, but oh my, am I going to make some, and organize a LAN party with a friend of mine to play this old baby again! Together! Never done that before. That's going to be epic!
Thanks a lot!