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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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Release: Simutrans 112.0

simutrans 112.0 is now available

Simutrans version 112.0 is available at the simutrans forum.

Simutrans is a cross-platform simulation game in which the player strives to run a successful transport system by transporting passengers, mail and goods by rail, road, ship and air between places.*
changes
Multithreading code is now enabled for many more situations, especially loading and saving. The other big change are scripted scenarios, which will change the way simutrans can be used.

ATTENTION: Addons now reside inside a folder “addons” in the simutrans folder. Please move your addons into that folder!
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October’s Edition of Simutrans Monthly Screenshot Contest

Here we are with another edition of the SMSC. The subject of this month is Tale of two cities.

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 October 18th. The voting begins on October 19th.

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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Relive your holiday

MarsSo, we all have returned from our holidays. While you were away, others have spend time to make some new content for Simutrans Maps. If you are dreaming of going back to the good life, you can spend it with Simutrans in the USA and Central America, in New York City, on the British Isles and on … eh … Mars.

Kierongreen has made two huges maps, one of the British Isles (including the Shetlands), size 2440×3816, and one of the United States and Central America, size 5120×3276. That last one is now the biggest map available on Simutrans Maps. Be warned, both need serious computers to actually use them.

On a much smaller scale Carlbaker spinned off another part of his huge USA North-East map. This time it covers the area of New York City, size 1400×1114. And finally RogerBW has managed to map Mars just in time before Curiosity landed. He did in two sizes, 720×360 and 1440×720. Simutrans in space!!!

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September’s Edition of Simutrans Monthly Screenshot Contest

After the summer break, we reboot the SMSC with a new edition. The subject of this month is Beautiful Stations.

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 September 18th. The voting begins on September 19th.

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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Release of pak128.Britain 1.12

A new version of pak128.Britain is now available. This contains the following major additions and changes:
– Lots of new city buildings
– More planes (Milko)
– More modern buses (Mattw62)
– More DMU trains, steam locomotives and carriages (jamespetts)
– Complete narrow gauge railway vehicle set (jamespetts)
– Narrow gauge stations
– Updated way graphics (kierongreen)
– New station extensions (jamespetts)

There have been a number of changes to the railway carriages. Existing saves should not be broken, but trains may not restart after returning to a depot as many of the constraints have changed. Do report any bugs relating to this or anything else in the forum as usual.

Happy playing!

Download link:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/simutrans/files/pak128.britain/pak128.Britain%20for%20111-0/pak128.Britain.1.12-111-3.zip/download

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SMSC July 2012: Winners Isaac Clarke & Checksumdigit

The Winners of the July edition of the Simutrans are Isaac Clarke and Checksumdigit. Both received ten votes.

Checksumdigit image

Isaac clarke image

Screenshots by Sybill and enkort scored a second and third place respectively.

Find the poll and discussion at the International Simutrans Forum.

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