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First time posting here. Just wondering how you all got into OpenTTD?
Mine was from years ago with the original TT. My uncle moved down near where i was living. I must of been 12ish and i remember going around with my parents for his famous curry. He asked if i wanted to play a game on his PC and he showed me this wonderful game. It came on floppy disks and that was it, i was drawn in. Sadly he passed away 8 years later. So whenever i fire up OpenTTD now, the managers name is always his.
How did you get into it?
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During 2000-2009 I had no PC when living on my own for the first time. When I finally had a PC I tried to install the game, didn't work anymore...
Searching for a solution I started using Google, and Google became my friend. I found OpenTTD almost instantly.
I'm not anywhere near developing the game, just still loving the game.
22 years later I am still playing OTTD, having passed the habit on to my best mate and his girlfriend (Now wife) during a time sharing a flat and now my son.
In all that time I have still to see the benefit of building ships...
First had the DOS versions on 5 1/4" disks of Railway Tycoon and Transport Tycoon.
Thanks to many of the members of the forums several years ago I started to learn how to make my own add-ons (newgrf files).
Not sure if can make add-ons for the Railway Tycoons.
Here I am 64 years young and still enjoying it.
All my projects are GPLv2 License unless stated.
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Years ago, I found a CD of TTD lying around, not knowing what it is, and I gave it a try. It was a cool game and still is.
Then later, I found TTDPatch in the Internet and played around with all those crazy settings. I really loved that you can change every little parameter. I don't know how I found TTDPatch, I guess I was just browsing the Internet on anything TTD.
Eventually, OpenTTD came along and I've been following development ever since its very early days. I guess you just cannot not hear of OpenTTD when you used TTDPatch. And now look what it has become!
OpenTTD is such a great improvement over TTD.
I have been playing TTD/OpenTTD quite rarely and on and off. I do play a ton of other games.
I moved on to Transport Tycoon Deluxe, which I must have logged many many hours, because even now when I load OpenTTD I still hear the TTD version of the intro music in my head.
I think I must have come across TTDpatch when I got the Internet at home in around 2001, although I'm not sure on the year, and moved on to OpenTTD when that appeared.
Every so often I burn myself out on the game and take a longish break, then get the itch again and check if there are new updates (which there usually is), and then I update and get addicted again for a while.
Oh, and I run a Star Wars fan site.
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That was 12+ years ago, and I've generally come back and played a few months every couple of years since
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