Original RRT to be re-released for FREE?

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Original RRT to be re-released for FREE?

Post by PaulaGreen » 20 Nov 2006 11:21

A friend IMed me this morning saying they were going to re-release the original Railroad Tycoon, free for download this week. I did a Google search but hte only thing I got was this:

http://www.railroadtycoon.info/forum/vi ... php?p=3114

Does anyone know if this is for real or a wind-up?

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Post by Train-a-Mania » 20 Nov 2006 22:58

It would be nice if they did. I loved that game.
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Post by muhtadi » 21 Nov 2006 09:02

Here you guys and gals go. Have fun.
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Post by PaulaGreen » 21 Nov 2006 14:49

Woohoo! It's also availablae from the 2k Games site (in case you had your doubts) here

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Post by muhtadi » 22 Nov 2006 01:39

And here too!
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Post by Woulfe » 22 Nov 2006 03:28

Comes w/ a version of DOSbox for running the game in actual DOS instead of XP's 'DOS mode' BS....

- WARNING ! -

Only folks famliure w/ how DOS works should mess around w/ DOSbox's settings to play games in actual DOS....

Others will just have to make do w/ XP's 'DOS mode' BS....

I grew up w/ DOS so i'm safe ;)

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Post by vear » 22 Nov 2006 07:54

Oh, nice. I bought RRT Deluxe 5 years ago for about 40 PLN (approx. 10€), but still I have never had occasion to get original RRT (except sites like Abandonia, but abandonware is still illegal).

And hey, it comes with even better manual than 5-year old Sold Out rerelease.
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Post by SHADOW-XIII » 22 Nov 2006 18:34

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Post by Train-a-Mania » 23 Nov 2006 21:43

SHADOW-XIII wrote:official site download: http://www.2kgames.com/railroads/downlo ... Tycoon.zip
That's the same link PaulaGreen provided.
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Post by steve dave » 24 Nov 2006 05:06

Anyone playing the free game yet? I have been having a problem laying angled track. I thought I remembered that you had to hit shift but no matter what combination of NUM LOCK, Scroll Lock, Shift, and 7,9,1, and 3 in the number pad I can't get any tracks to come up on the screen except for those that are laid straight up and down and left and right with the arrow keys.

I would really like to play this game again but can't lay track.

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Post by vear » 24 Nov 2006 07:18

@steve dave: nope, it works otherwise. The way you tried works in original RRT, Deluxe unfortunately changed it a bit - use arrow keys as usual plus Page Up/Down and Home/End to lay angled track. It is hell inconvenient for me, since my laptop does not have Home/End, to press them I need to use Fn key.
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Re: Original RRT to be re-released for FREE?

Post by mrMann » 26 Dec 2007 12:13

It's been on CGN for about a year: http://www.classic-gaming.net/file/download/4544/. Also, RRT2 Gold is available : http://www.classic-gaming.net/file/download/8044/. Note that you will have to register for RRT2G, its free and you can download 75 mb at once (I can double that). RRT is 1 mb :D
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Re: Original RRT to be re-released for FREE?

Post by vear » 26 Dec 2007 14:49

mrMann wrote:It's been on CGN for about a year: http://www.classic-gaming.net/file/download/4544/. Also, RRT2 Gold is available : http://www.classic-gaming.net/file/download/8044/. Note that you will have to register for RRT2G, its free and you can download 75 mb at once (I can double that). RRT is 1 mb :D
While RRTDX is free (as in beer), publishing RRT2 for download is still warez.
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Post by ostlandr » 29 Jan 2008 22:52

Turn NumLock on, then off. The 7, 9, 1 and 3 keys will then work for laying angled track. Same on both my XP box and the new Vista box.
steve dave wrote:Anyone playing the free game yet? I have been having a problem laying angled track. I thought I remembered that you had to hit shift but no matter what combination of NUM LOCK, Scroll Lock, Shift, and 7,9,1, and 3 in the number pad I can't get any tracks to come up on the screen except for those that are laid straight up and down and left and right with the arrow keys.

I would really like to play this game again but can't lay track.
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