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.
I also have a thread at tt-forums, you are welcome to contribute/place your impressions/screenshots there
Enjoy and let me know what you think!