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Transport Tycoon Deluxe

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Name: Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Year: 1996
Publisher: Microprose
Developer: Microprose
Platform: PC
Genre: Simulation
Total rating: 85.6% - rated 152 times
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Submitter: Res
Added: May 23 2004
Warez status: Abandonware

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Author: Diskboy3k
Date: May 24 2004 - 23:57
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Transport Tycoon Deluxe is basically just a re-release of the original transport tycoon but with improved graphics and some more options and features which does make it worth the download for sure. The game was made by Microprose, and is probably one of their best ever games and also could be one of their most popular. It's quite a lot like Railroad Tycoon and Sim City in the style of game but is sort of like a really good blend of both. Its like Sim Sity in that in SS, you get control of an entire city and have to build it up, but you only get minor control over transport (laying some roads), but with TT, you can lay roads, build cars, trains, aircraft and sea craft as well. Unlike some other games in this genre, the game "gets older", what I mean by that is that you start off in 1950 and you progress all the way through to about 2070 if I remember correctly. At 2070Ithink the years just stop ticking by, the game never finishes unless you want it to. As the time goes on you start off in the 1950's with pretty basic stuff like steam trains and pretty basic slow cars and small airports with slow planes and also some slow boats in there too. But eventually you get to use very fast trains and planes with large airports and also fast hovercraft for transporting passengers over lakes and seas. The last evolution is the trains running on monorails with extremely fast trains, planes that can go 2500km/h and look alot like concords but with different names, the cars and trucks however don't look too much different though.

The graphics of the game are kind of good for its 1995 release date, not fantastic though, a lot more detail could have been put into things such as the boats and the cars, the rest looks ok though. The graphics are VGA and does not require a video card, but u may need a sound card to play some of the good but often repetitive sounds that the game has. And do yourself a favour and turn off the music, it can really drive you insane! One of the features that sim city 200 has that TT does not have is being able to rotate the view to 4 different positions, which because TT does not have that it can get kind of annoying seeing what's behind a building or sometimes exactly how much a mountain slopes and in what direction if there's trees or something else in the way. This game however does have something that sim city 2000 does not, which is very competitive competition, and you can even choose which level of competition you want. There can be lots of company's competing with you for the big $, the most I've ever played against was 8 companies, I managed to buy most of them out though. When u start the game, you start off with $200'000 dollars, or you can start off with pounds, yen, peseta, or deutschmark's, you can choose which side of the road you want cars to drive on, if you want miles or kilometres displayed or you can even have your own custom names for vehicles.

Some other things in the game which are very cool are the industries, there's the power industry, steel, livestock and grain and of course oil as well, what u have to do to earn a lot of money is get trains, cars or planes or even cargo ships to transport (for the power industry) the coal to the power station which earns you money, there is also transporting livestock and grain to the factory to create goods which then have to be transported to the cities, also iron ore to the factory to create steel and oil to the refinery. Making a bad move like building a train and tracks and station to transport wood to the wood factory and the selling of the wood makes no money because production and selling costs are down, you wont make any money, which can really screw u up, especially at the start of the game when u need to start a lot of things right away to make money to be a major competing company.

I only have a few gripes about the game which would have been nice if they didn't exist, they are there should have been some rotation options to easily use for the view you want to use, and perhaps some better music tunes, oh yeah and also be able to delete trains without having to send them to the depot, because when you convert to monorails (which you get no warning), you can't build more traditional tracks, so if you accidentally delete part of a track and you can't send the train back to its depot then you cannot get rid of the train, it just sits there and is usually in the way for the rest of the game.

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By Aerond - Mar 01 2009 - 11:03
Lol!! Disboy, next time you reach monorail "era" just click and hold it over the rail building button... you´ll see that you can switch between any type of rail building!!

Anyway, I still play this through Open TTD, which has tons of new and very cool features making this game virtually endless.
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By Born_Acorn - Sep 23 2006 - 21:32
OpenTTD is cool. Lots of new features. NewGRF support too!
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By FeeK - Mar 29 2006 - 11:23
one word: awesome. once i've played it for 23 hours. owns ^^

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