New default background(opntitle.dat) for OpenTTD 0.7.0stable

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New default background(opntitle.dat) for OpenTTD 0.7.0stable

Post by Timmaexx »

Is there a chance to have a new background in 0.7.0?
I know everybody can make a new one himself... but in the default-opntitle there aren't the new transport routes like tramways and electrified railways...
In my opinion the background should present OpenTTD a bit.
And this background is a bit old :| But i think there shouldnt be one with newgrf.

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Timmaexx, your proposal has some charm.

It is helped far more, though if YOU then also come up with a suitable savegame :) Small, beautiful and w/o newGRF.

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IIRC littlemickey (sp?) has held a competition for those.. Maybe look at that thread? Or make a new competition (as quite much new features have been added)
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Re: New default background(opntitle.dat) for OpenTTD 0.7.0stable

Post by BlueEagle_nl »

Be advised, tho, that trams are included in NewGRFs only... So that'd mean that that tram GRF should be included in the OTTD-Download, or trams can't show up on the map...

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Well isn't GenericTramSet included by default?
Sorry! It's a NewGRF ;)
Without GRF excluded GenericTramSet :mrgreen:

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the title game cannot use newgrfs at all (conflicts with town name newgrfs, which have to be active in the main menu)
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Well i heard sometimes OpenTTD breaksdown if there are NewGRF in opntitle.dat you don't have.

The thread of littlemickey is really old and i don't want to bumb this thread :|

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Timmaexx wrote:Well i heard sometimes OpenTTD breaksdown if there are NewGRF in opntitle.dat you don't have.

The thread of littlemickey is really old and i don't want to bumb this thread :|
There's nothing wrong with that, if new content is added to it. Not a silly bump without. And concerning versions it is not THAT old. It's way into the 0.6.x versions.

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This is a great idea, is should something nice, i will try to come up with one, i post a couple of pics here people can select the best one.

Edit: oh and a less noisier.
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Is this godd for a start?
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Re: New default background(opntitle.dat) for OpenTTD 0.7.0stable

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The present title screen shows normal trains, monorail and maglev. Ships, planes, helicopters and road vehicles. As well as a new airport (compared with TTD).

So any newer title screen should have everything above and newer features like PBS, Aquaducts and anything else that is included with OTTD 7 as standard.I think this should be the absolute minimum requirement for a new title to even be considered.

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OK, then we should organise a contest, people can post thaire own created title screen the one with most votes get in trunk.

edit: the save game should be posted too.
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First, i think that should be arranged with the Dev's!

And i believe a contest could be good!

In my opinion you can cheat A LOT!

The main reason is to have a ood backround ;)

And map should be 128² or less... and just generictramset!

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I don`t think the devs would be very happy about this contest idea.
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It was thought of before to have a new opntitle.dat, but nothing really good came from it.

The rules are simple:
- only use GRF's that are either present in an openttd distribution or are base graphic. No NewGRF's
- title screen has to look good up until 1280x1024
- show off as many features as you can
- keep in mind that the title screen is in the middle of the window
- no newgrfs, did I mention that already?

The map does *not* have to be playable obviously, nothing outside of the viewing area has to make any sense (just look at the current opntitle.dat) just show a lot of activity.

inspiration: http://www.openttd.org/media/images/scr ... er_fun.png. Looks good, but has newgrfs (USSET, stations, road), not busy enough.
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- title screen has to look good up until 1280x1024
I agree focus should be on until 1280x1024, but it should look good in up to 2568*1920 to support newest 30" displays.

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If the screen is centered on the center of the map, how big would the map have to be so that you see no black edges on a 30" display?

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... just to make this clear: "NO Newgrfs" also means "NO Generic Tram Set".
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Re: New default background(opntitle.dat) for OpenTTD 0.7.0stable

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Is it possible to have more then one (i mean 3) toggleing 10 sec after an other?, 1 temperat, 1 winter, 1 desert.
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Re: New default background(opntitle.dat) for OpenTTD 0.7.0stable

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No. And the effort to make it possible is not worth the gain IMO.

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