Its finally here! I am pleased to relase version 1.0 of this HUGE map of southern England. The map is 2048*1024 and covers the area between Bristol, Weymouth, London and Dover.
The following major routes can be constructed in detail never before seen on a single map:
Bristol - Swindon - London
Bristol - Bath - Southampton
Bristol - Yeovil - Weymouth
Weymouth - Southampton - London
Southampton - Brighton (including Portsmouth branch)
Portsmouth - London
Many London surburban lines - so long as the level of detail allows
London - Brighton
London - Dover
Brighton - Dover
Ryde - Shanklin (IOW)
This is only version 1.0 at the moment, and I'll do my best to address any issues with new releases. There are very few industries in this release, you'll have to concentrate on passengers for the moment, but any suggestions for additional industries would be very much appreciated. You can of course add your own in the Scenario Editor, of course.
The Scenario File is located HEREIt is hosted at this site because the file is too big (6.08mb) to be hosted on tt-forums.net.
EDIT - Sept 2008: It was created on OTTD 0.4.8 and it works on early nightly builds (around r7321), but it is untested on newer versions so there may be compatability issues.Some screenshots of the scenario:http://www.tt-forums.net//files/screenshot_109.pnghttp://www.tt-forums.net//files/screenshot_1_203.png
An old screenie of London, since this was taken there have been a few changes, such as the addition of some extra roads.http://www.tt-forums.net//files/screenshot_5_196.pngNOTES AND TIPS for the Scenario:
1) It is surprisingly difficult to make money at the beginning of this scenario. Be very wary of starting with high cost routes such as Bristol - Bath. It is easiest to begin instead with suburban routes in and around London.
2) I have left space in many of the large towns to place the railway through them without destroying too many houses or trees. (e.g. On this map, in Southampton there space for you to build the tunnel under the city centre and a clear path for the railway up to Eastleigh). This will allow you to build realistic railways without constantly annoying the Local Authorities.
To take advantage of this you will have to either build these sections at the very beginning of the game or buy the land. Be warned, both of these will cost you money.
3) Name your company and specific stations (such as Bristol Temple Meads or London Victoria) at the VERY beginning of your game. With the large number of towns, the map is VERY close to the 'Max Number Of Named Items' limit. If you wait too long, you'll find the 'Too Many Named Items' message and you'll be stuck with 'Clapham Woods' instead of 'Clapham Junction' or 'Portsmouth' instead of 'Portsmouth Harbour'.
4) If you use the scenario straight off, without tweaking it in Scenario Editor to suit your style of play the game will begin in 1920.