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12 April 2010, 12:19

Version 1.0 of open source Transport Tycoon Deluxe clone released

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Zoom Version 1.0 of OpenTTD.
After more than 6 years of development, the OpenTTD developers have announced the availability of version 1.0 of their open source Transport Tycoon Deluxe clone. The urban planning and simulation game clone includes a number of improvements on the original, such as multi-player support and bigger maps.

OpenTTD 1.0 features maps up to 64 times larger than the originals, multi-player support for up to 255 players and support for in-game downloads of, for example, new scenarios and AIs. Other additions include new path finding algorithms for vehicles, the ability to build on slopes and coasts, new and larger bridges, a reworked airport system and new in-game elements such as canals, ship lifts and aqueducts. Users can now bribe the town authority and clone, auto replace and auto update vehicles. IPv6 and IPv4 support for client and server communication is also included.

Users can use the original Transport Tycoon Deluxe data files from a Transport Tycoon Deluxe CD. Free alternatives are also available and can be automatically installed by the Windows installer. Alternatively, they can be individually downloaded from the project's web site.

More details about the release can be found in the change log and release announcement. OpenTTD 1.0 is available to download for 32 and 64-bit Linux and Windows systems. A gameplay manual is also provided. OpenTTD is released under version 2 of the GNU General Public License (GPLv2).

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