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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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July’s Edition of Simutrans Monthly Screenshot Contest

The last edition of SMSC before the summer break is on the way. The subject of this month is Banner for G+.

Everybody can participate, with only one screenshot of 960 x 180 pixels, in jpg or png formats. You can use any pakset, and the deadline is July 17th. The voting begins on July 18th.

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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Over 200 maps available at Simutrans Maps

PragueAs of today there are more than 200 maps available at the Simutrans Maps website. The latest contributions were made by Carlbaker and ML.

Carlbaker extracted four smaller maps from his huge USA North-East map. They have various sizes and themes and cover New York City and Long Island, the New England coast, Boston to Niagara and Delaware and the Appalachians.

ML made a map of Prague and its surroundings a few years ago and has kindly made it available to the community. It comes in three sizes: 250×197, 500×394 and 1000×788.

And of course a big thank you to everyone who has contributed a map for Simutrans Maps in the past. It was the only way to get to these 200 maps.

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New set of tools for GIMP

We have a new set of tools for image processing in the Simutrans community, that complements the Shades tool.

It’s recomended for those who work with special colors directly within the XCF file (gimp native image format). It offers several functions like selecting, removing, repairing, lightening, darkening and converting special colors. It works with six different groups of special colors, the basic in Simutrans: Non-darkening greys, Windows, Primary player colors, Secondary player colors, Lights and Transparency.

You can download it here. More details at the Simutrans International Forum

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June’s Edition of Simutrans Monthly Screenshot Contest

Another new edition of SMSC is on the way. The subject of this month is Parks and Skycrapers.

Everybody can participate, with only one screenshot of 800 x 600 pixels, in jpg or png formats. You can use any pakset, and the deadline is June 18th. The voting begins on June 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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SMSC May 2012: Winner derajjared

San Migule roadThe Winner of the May edition of the Simutrans is derajjared with San Miguel road, a beautiful bridge that descends from the high hills and crosses the river rafts to reach a small village located on the side of the open road that connects two cities. It was created with pak128 and gathered almost a quarter of the votes.

Screenshots by Enkort and alexbaettig scored second and third respectively.

Find the poll and discussion at the International Simutrans Forum.

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Back to the roots of the USA

USA North East
For those who like to play in the USA there are now two new maps of the North East of the USA available. They were made by Carlbaker. They roughly represent the original thirteen states of the USA. Two formats are available, called large and medium by their creator. The huge one is 2200×2548, the very huge one is 3482×4032, which makes it the largest map currently available on the Simutrans Maps website.

It’s a map with lots of beautiful, varied and challenging terrain — ranging from coastal to mountainous areas.

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