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Archive for September, 2011

SMSC September: Winner Alex Baettig

screenshot of tunels in pak-german, simutransWinner of the September edition of the Simutrans Monthly Screenshot Contest is Alex Baettig. The screenshot of a complicated network of rail tunnels built with pak-german gathered one third of the total votes. Screenshots by Sojo and dcd scored second and third respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

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Simutrans Experimental 10.0 released

Today James Petts released version 10.0 of Simutrans Experimental. This is a major new release, with a large number of bug fixes and significant feature enhancements like:

  • Variable loading times
  • Clearer representation of in-game timings
  • Wait for load offsets
  • Passengers can walk between nearby stations
  • Better handling of traffic at intersections
  • Overtaking of stationary vehicles
  • Pausing of a network server when no clients are connected

You can download it from the International Simutrans Forum.

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Pak128.Britain-Ex 0.8.1 released!

SS Great Eastern A new official version of pak128.Britain adapted to work with Simutrans-Experimental has been released today!

This version includes some substantial updates from 0.8, including support for the liveries feature, snow graphics for most industries, a large number of new pre-grouping steam locomotives, and full support for the minimum/maximum loading times feature introduced in Simutrans-Experimental 10.0. The pakset is eminently playable in its current state, and has been refined by several years of playing and testing, including, more recently, online playing.

You can download the new version from here.
More details at Simutrans International Forum.

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A new space for Simutrans Experimental at ISF

After the proliferation of new experimental paksets and forum activity around this project, the administrators of the International Simutrans Forum have decided to set up a new Experimental section and discussion forum. It will be useful to be able to separate development and non-development related topics connected to Simutrans-Experimental.

There’s a discussion board for general issues, a development board for extension requests and patches, and also a paksets board. In addition to that, all the existing threads and posts from the Simutrans-Experimental development board have been moved there. Thus in the future, remember to take care and use the appropriate board, now that we have more from which to choose!

Visit the new Simutrans Experimental board at Simutrans International Forum.

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pak96.comic 0.4.10 has been released

A new version of pak96.comic has been released. It includes changes in goods and menus with new buttons, several new passenger vehicles like carriages or commuter trains and also some new industry chains.

You can download it from Sourceforge.
More details at Simutrans International Forum.

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Simutrans-Experimental compatible paksets

Any pakset that works with Simutrans-Standard will work with Simutrans-Experimental. However, Simutrans-Experimental has a number of features that can only be used fully when a pakset made specially for Simutrans-Experimental is used. Let’s review the status of some of the paksets that support this new version of Simutrans.

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New pakset released: Pak64.Experimental

As the result of the grow of the experimental version of Simutrans, some members of the community have created a experimental version of the Simutrans old pakset, pak64 called Pak64.Experimental, that aims to make it easy for players to take advantage of the above features by providing an Experimental-optimised pakset. At the basic level, pak64.experimental is just a branch of pak64 with several experimental-style features enabled. Let’s take a look about what it offers…

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The Aggregation of Code

This video, published by prissi in the forum, shows the contribution of the developers since 2006, which is the better part of it’s life as an open source project.

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