Archive for June, 2010

New North America maps available at

With the help of a dark, dusty and forgotten place in the maps lair, seven new North American maps have been uploaded to by Combuijs, including Tennessee, Bay Area, Dallas, Lynchburg, Salt Lake City, Sunriver Mountain and a map of whole North America. All of them have different sizes and levels of detail.

You can dowload the new stuff at

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Nightly with overhauled UI

The current nightly shows the things to come for the new simutrans graphical user interface. Apart from the focus, which allows near fully keyboard operation of all dialogues, there is now a stick button in the window title. Sticky windows will not close on backspace: very helpful to get rid of error messages during lengthy management operations. Or to have always a map window open.

And the new GUI allows even for skinable scrollbars. Here is a screenshot of a different theme at work.


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SMSC June edition winners

The June edition of the Simutrans Monthly Screenshot Contest has finished. Congratulations to all people who took part in it.

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Shades 6.1 released

After some time, there’s a new version of Shades, a tool for removing rebel pixels created by VS.

This release is a mostly bugfix version… one new thing is the recoloring tool, which can be used to add easily player colours to your graphics. It’s recommended to upgrade.

You can download it here. The source code is also available VS site.

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pak.HD development rebooted!

pak96.HD2 testDid you remember that awesome hand drawn pakset created by Raven long time ago? We got good news for you. Nico192, from the German Simutrans Forum, has started a new colored version of that pakset called pak96.HD2.

It’s in a very early stage of development, by now there’s only a couple of buildings and some ground tiles, but the roadmap of the project looks very promising.

You can follow the discussion here and although there’s no release yet, you can also download several test objects at German Forum.

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Simutrans-Experimental 8.1 is out!

 A new version of Simutrans-Experimental is available today: Simutrans 102.3 Experimental 8.1. This version is a bugfix release dealing with a number of issues reported in previous Simutrans-Experimental releases.

It doesn’t incorporate many of the GUI changes from the latest versions of Simutrans standard, but does incorporate a few of the more critical fixes from Simutrans-Standard.

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All Simutrans stuff in a CD

Frank, one of the project managers, has compiled a CD with almost all Simutrans stuff available for the latest version released (102.2.2)

It includes the binary and several paksets like pak64, pakgerman, pakHAJO, pak128, pak128.Britain, pak32.comic, pak192.comic, pak.ttd and pak128.german.

Now you can burn a CD or load it into a USB stick and take it wherever you want. Dowload it here.

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June’s Edition of Simutrans Monthly Screenshot Contest

Here we are again with the June’s edition of SMSC. The subject of this month is City Airports.

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 15th. The voting begins on June 16th.

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


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