Hi, (It's my first post )
So welcome to the tt-forums!
I have just started playing OpenTTD yesterday and I downloaded yoru Europe map. Looks awesome!
Thanks, but the new version with realistic industries and a better heightmap used will be even better, release by end of year...
However I dont understand what those GRF's do? Somehow modify graphics but also add new or modify available traintypes etc? (Yeah I really am newbie! )
Well right, GRFs modify the grafics and example given you use the DB Train Set GRF, it gives you the opportunity to use all trains from Deutsche Bahn (German Rail) from 1920 - 2008+ instead of the standard trains. The original train grafics get replaced and some more added i think.
I downloaded them and Im wondering how to use them and if they also have effect on random maps I play?
That's quite easy. Download the grf files and put them into your OpenTTD/data/AddOns folder. If there is no AddOn folder create one. Then enter the game and in the main menu at "New GRF options" or "New GRF menu" (sorry have the german version) click add grf or something like that and activate the available GRFs.
If you download my full package i offer with the maps you get a OpenTTD version with all recommend (but not needed) GRFs.
I am also interested about the world map. It needs another add-on I see... Is that easy to get to work?
Yes, that isn't so easy. You could create your own OpenTTD build with "BuildOTTD" (google it or look into the thread about here in the tt-forums). But if you feel that is too much for you, just download my full version, that version has the maps, the GRFs and the patch for extra-large-maps included.
OpenTTD seems a lot of fun! Although I suck in it!
That's right, it is a looooooot of fun. And you will get better with every minute playing it. Look into the forums and see how others are playing, that could help, too...
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