Then got the game for my 5th birthday, spent my entire day playing it. Played it continually till we got rid of the old computer (was packing in) then found the original disc about 3 years ago. That stopped working eventually and then I found TTD! It's a classic - and I'm still as addicted now as I was on my 5th Birthday (I'm now 17).
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I never really got into those though because they were missing a very critical feature that the original game had that I couldn't live without, where the towns only grew to about 5-8k but if you pushed them hard like an industry they would blossom into metropolises of 10-20k. I enjoyed that much better since the towns would only grow really big if I put the effort into making them that big. Where as in TTD and OTT the cities grew to their max size without any effort on your part just like they do in Locomotion. I did however get into Locomotion even though it lacked the feature also but it made up for it in many other ways fortunately.
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Edit: there was a very annoying problem with it. Moving the screen always caused the sound to do some cracky noises, until I found out my Pro Audio Spectrum was configured wrongly. Later on I heard of a Cyrrus Logic / Pro Audio incompatibility in that game, too late, I changed to the marvelous Sound Blaster AWE 32 and an amazing S3 Virge! Problem solved.
This is a cool site. Was talking to my son about the game today, and found this place.
I first played it around 96. I ported the original version over to the Mac, both English and Japanese versions.
Plus my C code was used for the playstation version.
Simutrans, Locomotion, RRT3, TTO and Sid Meier's RRT player.
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I had stopped playing it for ages and lost that copy. Then around 2003-2004 I remembered the game and I wanted to play it again. I didn't even know there was a deluxe version until around 2003 when I found this forum.
I still have a few magazine cover CDs from that period, so I will check to see if I have a trial version. I recall that my son installed one in 1994 (he was only 5 at the time but became an addict). I posted separately under the Memories of TTO thread. How many original players from 1994 can we get along to the Manchester meet? I will try and get there, just need to juggle work arrangements around it so hopefulyl will be there.
I found an old floppy disk with some save games a few months ago. In my mind these sprawling games were epic, full of interest and complexity... wow, they really sucked.
Not having one way signals! Agghh.
Got TTDX of course, which only got tiresome after 2002 or so, as i had the add on thing, can't remember what its called.... Then i discovered OTTD. Still playing 15 years on
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