Transport Tycoon to be "revitalised" for iOS and Android

Talk about the new mobile version of Transport Tycoon (for iOS and Android) released in 2013.
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Re: Transport Tycoon to be "revitalised" for iOS and Android

Post by orudge » 10 Sep 2013 18:10

Chris isn't programming (just advising, I believe), Origin8 are doing the development.

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Post by kamnet » 10 Sep 2013 19:15

Roman wrote:But I must ask if this is the right/best thing to do. We've all seen better with TTDPatch and OpenTTD. It's open source, and it has been out there for quite a while. Why not learn from others?
Easy: Chris Sawyer owns all of the code, graphics and IP for Transport Tycoon/Locomotion, and none of it for TTDPatch & OpenTTD. Way too much code to try to figure out who owns what and give proper attribution.

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Post by michael blunck » 10 Sep 2013 19:49

It´s a commercial project, no need to please the rivet counters.

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Post by Roman » 10 Sep 2013 22:30

kamnet wrote:
Roman wrote:But I must ask if this is the right/best thing to do. We've all seen better with TTDPatch and OpenTTD. It's open source, and it has been out there for quite a while. Why not learn from others?
Easy: Chris Sawyer owns all of the code, graphics and IP for Transport Tycoon/Locomotion, and none of it for TTDPatch & OpenTTD. Way too much code to try to figure out who owns what and give proper attribution.
Oh, I didn't mean code theft or licensing. "Learing from others", as in "realizing what others did conceptually to improve my work", and eventually, "implementing something similar". Be it for better review ratings, higher sales figures, pleasing some fans, or just for the sake of personal or professional progress as a games developer. No need to copy & paste, or even look at the source code of "the others". I'm talking about not repeating the same mistakes (if they can be called so).

If you had invented something brilliant that, in subsequent decades, other people significantly modified to release improved versions to wide acclaim, and you were then to bring out a modern/updated version of your original product, what would you do? Stick to your old, back then fine, but nowadays antiquated way of doing things, or build on the other people's improvements, like they built on yours?

I just fell that it's a shame that, as far as we can tell from the published screenshots, one of the biggest problems of Locomotion (the road and track layouts) seems to be transferred to the new TT without improvements.
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Post by Dave » 11 Sep 2013 07:11

michael blunck wrote:It´s a commercial project, no need to please the rivet counters.

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Post by TinyMusic » 11 Sep 2013 08:23

michael blunck wrote:It´s a commercial project, no need to please the rivet counters.

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Rivet counters? This is not the 'guess the train' thread you know :lol:
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Post by WWTBAM » 17 Sep 2013 12:04

No one seems to be interested in the music :P They revealed on one of their Social Media accounts that it has the TTD music.
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Post by orudge » 17 Sep 2013 14:47

The music was perhaps the first thing we noticed at the TT meet. ;)

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Post by WWTBAM » 17 Sep 2013 14:49

I think I would have liked there to have been a new title screen theme though as was the case from TTO to TTD.
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Post by JacobD88 » 19 Sep 2013 10:36

Trying to make it's patch release a week before TT2013 there's also this...

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id63127 ... Id=2217682

Transport General... Seems remarkably familiar :roll:

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Post by michael blunck » 19 Sep 2013 11:03

JacobD88 wrote: [...] Transport General... Seems remarkably familiar :roll:
See here.

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Post by Kogut » 19 Sep 2013 11:31

Roman wrote:"realizing what others did conceptually to improve my work", and eventually, "implementing something similar".
Note that OpenTTD was never intended as product appealing to wide userbase (defined as in "they will buy it"), but rather toward rather extreme type of players (playing the same game for years).

For example - limiting max speed of train. This is something that veteran OpenTTD really like, as it solves some old problems in advanced networks - but adding something like this to "normal" game may be a poor idea as it makes interface more complicated.
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Post by Zakos » 26 Sep 2013 21:31

Anyone know what the game's going to cost for iOS?
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Post by bokkie » 28 Sep 2013 14:22

Price will be revealed at launch.

Did you guys read this preview? http://www.pockettactics.com/features/p ... s-android/

It's weird the previewer first slams LoMo but in his preview doesn't compare the new game with it. He compares it with TT(D) and RCT. Assuring is the complexity he mentions. That makes me think a PC version would probably work.

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Post by michael blunck » 29 Sep 2013 09:23

bokkie wrote: It's weird the previewer first slams LoMo but in his preview doesn't compare the new game with it.
Yes, funny. Seems he never tried Locomotion (or saw a screenshot), but only know about its existence. :cool:
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Post by wallyweb » 29 Sep 2013 09:58

michael blunck wrote:IIRC, "shared orders" was a feature first implemented in TTDPatch by Csaboka.
:D

Something I haven't seen discussed ... Multi-Player or internet play. Anybody see anything on this?

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Post by Dave » 29 Sep 2013 10:14

wallyweb wrote:
michael blunck wrote:IIRC, "shared orders" was a feature first implemented in TTDPatch by Csaboka.
:D

Something I haven't seen discussed ... Multi-Player or internet play. Anybody see anything on this?
In the first instance it will be single player only. Time will tell if Sawyer has learned how to craft an MP mode.
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Post by wallyweb » 29 Sep 2013 10:46

Dave wrote:Time will tell if Sawyer has learned how to craft an MP mode.
orudge wrote:Origin8 are doing the development.
This might be the fix. :D

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Re: Transport Tycoon to be "revitalised" for iOS and Android

Post by Mainline421 » 02 Oct 2013 21:38

18 years since an official Transport Tycoon release yet this forum seems quiet...
Anyway there is some news (although nothing unexpected) even though it's already released in Australia (Appy Nations's twitter seems better than the official one)
"it'll be around £5"
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Post by Dave » 02 Oct 2013 21:56

When it's out here, I will tell you what I think.
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