OK, first things first, mods please move this if neceassary.
This is a journal, similar to those in Simtropolis, that documents the story of GlobalTrans, a new company that has just opened its headquarters in a quiet little corner of London. All advice and suggestions are welcomed, or even just a post to say you're watching.
I'm using OpenTTD with cargodist, chunnels, signals in tunnels and bridges and extra-large-maps-patch, using r16816. I'm using the world map and these are the newGRFs:
Aviators Aircraft Set
Industrial Stations Renewal
Total Town Replacement Set
Burj Al Arab
Canadian Stations Set
Also be aware that I've never used most of these GRF's (
) so this is a bit of adventure for myself too. Also the Total Town Replacement won't affect the city centres as it's a scenario. Vehicles never expire because I don't want to be stuck without any in 2100. Inflation is off.
As for AIs, I've got NoCab, ChooChoo and JAMI. (ChooChoo is too new and AdmiralAI doesn't work with cargodist). NoCab/TransAI might not work with cargodist either, as I've never tried it. If they overload the map with buses to a point where the game doesn't work properly, they might just disappear.Attached is a very basic network map of my two main networks - North America and Europe.
--JOURNAL STARTS HERE--
The dawn of a new century. The 20th century. The dawn of a new age.
The age of transport.
R.S. Wright left the bank, a smile plastered on his face. After days of intense negotiations, he had secured a loan from the manager. £100,000 start-up, with a limit five times higher. He set to work on building a home for his new company, buying up cheap land in the corner of north-west London. GlobalTrans was born. Immediately Wright set to work, planning his first route.
Trains were a new invention, and the first ones were too slow for practical use. He had enthused at home for months about building steam buses around his city, but he soon realised that it wasn't practical. So he set to work on a network using more old-fashioned modes of transport - the 'Public Horse' network. Four 'horse stops' were created, circling the city centre. The carriage had six horses and went at the bone-breaking speed of 20 mp/h. A second carriage was launched, going in the opposite direction. It was the beginning of a revolution.
(Today it's a bit short, but I've only just started
. What do you think?)
EDIT SEPTEMBER 2010: Beware that there are two network maps: 'GlobalTrans Network Map' and 'GlobalTrans Network Map New
.' The latter is from the current game.