RAWR!!!

Ladies and nutmen,

just now I am realizing I forgot to officially mention that I have been working on another project for the past months.

RAWR Absolute World Replacement is currently 32bpp/ExtraZoom LANDSCAPE with ROADS and TRACKS.

Eventually I am hoping to replace all the sprites the game needs, and the final output then could be a full base set.

 

Visually, the set is obviously 32bpp/ExtraZoom which looks relatively nice.

Functionally, it lets you choose from the 4 climates and force any of them visually. That way you can apply any of them you want – especially if you load the newGRF as a static one.

 

I hope you like it, there is still a lot of things to be done, but the core is there.

 

The project home is at the devzone per usual – you can also find a guide on how to apply static NewGRFs.

https://dev.openttdcoop.org/projects/rawr

 

I also have a thread at tt-forums, you are welcome to contribute/place your impressions/screenshots there :)

http://www.tt-forums.net/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=72488

 

Enjoy and let me know what you think!

V

RAWR_001

New member: Hazzard

Hell000 and Merry Christmas! We are happy to announce that our inner circles have gained yet another person, Hazzard!

Being around for a long while, most of you probably know him, but if you don’t, Hazzard is a great builder and person. His logic mechanisms and other construction put your brains in greater hazard when you see them. He has been generally very helpful, teaching people, being a nice person, and everything else.

Everybody, please welcome Hazzard to the openttdcoop members club!

Server Changes

As one of the sysadmins of #openttdcoop alot of work happens for me on the background. Most changes go unnoticed, some cause minor breakdowns (sorry ;)) but alot of changes you don’t see. The changes that mostly did go unnoticed were changes to our mail infrastructure, database updates, backup procedures. And that’s just a few.

Today one of the changes that you will see is a change to our paste service. The paste service as it currently is has changed. We have switched to a new backend which was needed. The old pastes are NOT deleted. They can still be reached at http://old-paste.openttdcoop.org. However do keep in mind that this will go offline at some point and we strongly advice against creating new pastes there.

Our new backend is currently live at https://paste.openttdcoop.org. In this case we are using sticky-notes as a backend. This gives you more privacy and options compared to the old paste. We do hope the new features help everyone out even us as admins in maintaining it all.

Another change that already is active (and you might not always notice) is a replacement we did for our bundles server. This had to happen at some point. And today it is done. This change won’t have much of an impact. But we hope to improve response times with this new server.

These are just a few of the changes you’re going to see. More will follow at some point but this is just a start ;)

Should you have any questions join in on IRC (#openttdcoop @ OFTC or through http://irc.openttdcoop.org)

YETIs have arrived!

Ladies and madmen, I am happy to announce that the project I have been working on for the last few months, has grown to it’s first release! First of all I would like to give a huge thanks to frosch who helped me greatly to get the production mechanism working, but also Alberth for trying to help me as much as possible. I would also like to thank all the people like planetmaker for answering my endless and often stupid questions about NML in general. I greatly appreciate everyone who have supported me with any feedback!

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2ND NUTS BIRTHDAY

HELLO!

It is happening again, 1st April is here!

Just like last year and the year before that, we can celebrate the existence of NUTS with a new version again.

In the past year NUTS made a lot of progress even though it seemed quite “complete” even last year. Most notably were added some trains (who knew) which improves the choice a player can make – and also the awesome factor of the set. Namely, PURR tracks got eaten by NUTS as they are now integrated in one newGRF – which happened because MEOW trains are completely dependent on them. Also WetRail vehicles (the wet tracks which were the main surprise in last year birthday) got completely redone and have now 10 vehicles! Plus many other details, but RAINBOW SLUGS are a thing to never forget!

At the same time, NUTS got so huge that became very confusing to new(er) players. Especially lately, I have been trying to make this barrier easier to breach – first of all by adding the wiki which is trying to explain how each vehicle works. Not just that though, another one of steps in that direction making vehicles expire – so only the useful ones remain. And with this version I made all vehicles 1 tile long so you can autoreplace any to any without losing wagons or getting into problems. My intention also was to introduce an Ultimate wagon which could attach to any train and adapt sprites/parameters accordingly, but the obstacles in coding such a thing were way too large. So, I at least added a parameter to NUTS (gets its first parameter after 2 years =D) which makes only universal wagons purchaseable for more simplicity. For full choice you can simply switch it back at any point.

It might be noteworthy that NUTS reached above 100 000 total downloads not long ago, currently counting 100992 times for versions 0-67.

Enjoy! (: