Using Blender to Create Simutrans Graphics

Sarlock, a fellow member of our community, published an interesting and detailed step-by-step tutorial that teaches you how to use Blender, a free 3D computer graphic tool, to create graphics for Simutrans, focusing on buildings.

The tutorial also introduces you to the basic functions of Blender.

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San Francisco Bay Area


Southern part of the bay area map.

Quite fiting for the sumer (and something to dream of for the southern hemisphere) citibus7 released a map of San Francisco and the Bay area where the cities of the region being placed accurately. pak128.britain has been used as citibus7 considers it more aesthetically pleasing. You can download the map from the international forum

Simutrans Experimental 11.00

A new version of the more complex Simutrans fork is now available, based on Simutrans 112.3

Simutrans experimental is based on Simutrans standard, it extends several aspects of gameplay with the aim of greater economic and operational complexity. With its 112.0 release Simutrans standard incorporated a number of very thorough changes below the surface. Many of these changes involved parts that are different in simutrans experimental. Implementing the upstream changes of simutrans 112 in_experimental_ involved a lot of meticulous work.

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The Blog is back!

It took a long time… But the blog is once again online, on a shiny new server.

Don’t blame VS at all! ;-)

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Fear of heights

Swiss AlpsIf you love skiing, mountain climbing or a well planned railroad then you can play on this map of the Swiss Alps made by NYC911. It is part of an interesting scenario in which you have to be very careful in laying your track.

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Río de la Plata, western part

Rio de la PlataWe have been able to extend our Simutrans South American maps collection by courtesy of gabyregistrado. He made a very nice map of the western part of the Rio de la Plata. It measures 1599×798 and has nice water and mountain features. Apparently the air is very good in this environment.

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Release of pak128.Britain 1.13

Time for the traditional pre-Christmas release of pak128.Britain! 1.13 contains the following updates and additions:
- lots of new ships
- ironworks (wlindley)
- gasworks (jamespetts)
- new 4-wheel carriage graphics (jamespetts)
- SIMUTRANS FRIED CHICKEN!!! (Sarlock)
- numerous bugfixes

Get it here.

Merry Christmas and happy playing!


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Valley of Mexico

Vancouver Feo has made a very cute map of the Valley of Mexico, the historical heart of Mexico and Mexico City. It is only 304×240, so very suitable for low-profile computers or network play. Set water level at -2.

Buen juego!

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And now I’m packing it up and I’m rollin’ on out to Vancouver

VancouverSarlock has made a map of Vancouver and its Fraser river. It is a very big and detailed map, sized 6000×2148. Each tile represents 20m, so we are talking about an area of around 120×40 km. Mountain heights are on a logarithmic scale. Be sure to set water level at -9. To date this is the longest map on Simutrans Maps and it might be hard on your computer if you completely fill it up.

So, pack it up and roll on out to Vancouver!

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November’s Edition of Simutrans Monthly Screenshot Contest

Here we are with another edition of the SMSC. The subject of this month is Historical & Modern buildings.

Everybody can participate, with only one screenshot of 800x 600 pixels, in jpg or png formats. You can use any pakset, and the deadline is November 21th. The voting begins on November 22th.

The prize will be a mention of your nickname in the Simutrans Hall of Fame, praises from the whole community and one post including your picture at blog and simutrans.com.

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