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Anonymous
October 11, 2004 1:04:20 AM

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After playing the game for a while I find I must change my opinion of it.
At first I considered it a really poor substitute for TTDLX, but it sort of
grows on you. There are still some things that could be done better,
probably in a bugfix/upgrade to deluxe.

Bob

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October 11, 2004 3:07:23 AM

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On Sun, 10 Oct 2004 21:04:20 +0000 (UTC), Compfix wrote:

> After playing the game for a while I find I must change my opinion of it.
> At first I considered it a really poor substitute for TTDLX, but it sort of
> grows on you. There are still some things that could be done better,
> probably in a bugfix/upgrade to deluxe.
>
> Bob

I found I have been through several stages of hating/liking it. I am hating
it now as a couple of scenarios can be so easily won by building several
Concorde. It really doesn't belong in the game, or needs to carry less
people and cost about 50 times more a month to run!
Anonymous
October 11, 2004 9:54:20 PM

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On Sun, 10 Oct 2004 23:07:23 +0100, Me wrote:

> On Sun, 10 Oct 2004 21:04:20 +0000 (UTC), Compfix wrote:
>
>> After playing the game for a while I find I must change my opinion of it.
>> At first I considered it a really poor substitute for TTDLX, but it sort of
>> grows on you. There are still some things that could be done better,
>> probably in a bugfix/upgrade to deluxe.
>>
>> Bob
>
> I found I have been through several stages of hating/liking it. I am hating
> it now as a couple of scenarios can be so easily won by building several
> Concorde. It really doesn't belong in the game, or needs to carry less
> people and cost about 50 times more a month to run!

I don't mean to be heretic about ttd/locomotion but after seeing what the
demo of the new RCT3 is - fully 3d, nice grapiscs, etc. I thing i'll be
sticking to it.

Thw only new feature in locomotion that i really want to see in ttd is
playfield rotation - in fact i was thinking of a way to acheive it by
saving the same and rotaing the tiles in the save. It is trivial but
complicated to do. Some graphics wont be ok, but roting on 180 degress
would be fine . well graphis wont be ok.


as for rct3 - the engine is wery good and the trakbuilding is more
conveniet. only the put the simcity 4 interface in. but i can sware maxis
were bought by EA not Atari.
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Anonymous
October 14, 2004 4:52:08 AM

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"Compfix" <compfix@btinternet.com> wrote in message
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> After playing the game for a while I find I must change my opinion of it.
> At first I considered it a really poor substitute for TTDLX, but it sort
> of grows on you. There are still some things that could be done better,
> probably in a bugfix/upgrade to deluxe.
>
> Bob
>
I agree, I didn't like it at first, but am enjoying it more all the time.
The main thing I don't like is that the reliability drops so fast, and there
is no way to slow it (as per depot and/or scheduled maintenance). The only
way that I have found is to replace it with a new engine, which gets to be
soooooooooo time consuming when you have a lot of engines!! I end up having
to spend too much time doing that instead of working on other projects
......'sigh'

Bob R./SirLoin465a
October 18, 2004 12:46:54 AM

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SirLoin465a wrote:

> The main thing I don't like is that the reliability drops so fast, and there
> is no way to slow it (as per depot and/or scheduled maintenance).

On tt-forums there is two "mods" (actually it is a modified version of
all vehicles of the game) :
- no breakdowns (so no problem if vehicles are old and not reliable)
- increased relability for new vehicles
I prefer the seconds. New vehicles get a 180-160% reliability instead of
80% or something like that, so they last about 20-25 years instead of
less than 10 before they become too old. So with this mod it is finally
it is a little like the good old TTD, except you do not get a message
when the vehicle becomes old (but since the vehicles can be sorted by
reliability, you can quickly find which ones are too old).
Anonymous
October 18, 2004 12:44:11 PM

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"Antoine" <antp@-removethispart-clara.co.uk> wrote in message
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> On tt-forums there is two "mods" (actually it is a modified version of all
> vehicles of the game) :
> - no breakdowns (so no problem if vehicles are old and not reliable)
> - increased relability for new vehicles

Kewl! That will sure help the frustration level :-)
Thanks,
Bob R./SirLoin465a
!