Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Many years ago I played Transport Tycoon Deluxe. The game with an isometric view, where a player can organize road, train, plane, or sea transport. I hadn't had any idea how to play this game then. So I was playing again and again. I've been discovering more and more game mechanics. I've learned also to like jazz music, because the original TTD has jazz like playlist, with the characteristic Moanin' by Art Blakey-like song. So TTD changed my life.
I've read [Another Oldie but Goldie: OpenTTD] by ew0k and it's reminded me that I also must write about it. I still like to play, the same as it used to be. With the open implementation called Open Transport Tycoon, it's easy to play on today's hardware. There are also many improvements in the game controls, ergonomics, and new features. But the core is still the same, and it's so playable. Game graphics isn't aged too much. It's still so enjoyable to look at the developed company, with many vehicles.
I've sat with my child to play OpenTTD, and it seems that the original idea of TTD is still attractive. There are many ways to play, but I'm always tempted by the long trains.
- Choose the region with several bigger cities, which could be connected with rails (not too far)
- The cities should demand food or goods (some processed product)
- The cities should be near some factory, and some raw material which is accepted by that factory, and that factory should give a processed product
- You should share rails (for example the same route are going passenger train, the raw material train and the processed product train)
- I choose in most cases two trains with 5 cars, and two-platforms stations (per one material/product)
- I use semaphores for organizing rails (so as to keep the number of tracks as low as possible)
- The most problem is passengers (because in the short time they will be too many to transport with two trains)
With that starting point schema, you will be rich, and you could play longer.
[Another Oldie but Goldie: OpenTTD]
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@ Wed 21 Sep 2022 08:24:27 PM CEST