michael blunck wrote:
Nevertheless, because FIRS seems to be under the GPL, it should be possible to make a release for TTDPatch by third parties.
A bit off-topic, but I can't help to respond to this...
A FIRS version for TTDPatch is certainly possible, especially with a little help of the "economies" feature. This feature allows the user to select (via parameter) a certain predefined subset of cargoes and industries. The biggest problem with FIRS and TTDPatch is that FIRS has way more industries and cargoes than TTDPatch allows. With help of the economies feature, a smaller selection can be made that is suitable for games in TTDPatch. Andy and I always kept the door for a TTDPatch version open, however we will not look into that until we reach a full-featured stable release. I do not recommend forking the set at this point, as it will be very annoying to maintain that due to future changes and additions.
Having that said, FIRS uses some features that are OpenTTD-only (from the top of my head: clustering of industries and reading data from stack in the fund industry menu; there might be more). These features should be safeguarded when FIRS is loaded in TTDPatch.
When FIRS reaches a stable state, you're more than welcome to discuss what can be done to make FIRS work in TTDPatch.