OpenTTD

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OpenTTD

#1 Post by mcfroogle » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:06 am

Software can be made portable without the addition of other software or files.

http://www.openttd.org/en/download-stable

Simply install via the .exe run once (so that files are created in my documents/OpenTTD/)

Copy all files (except uninstall files) from the installation location to a folder of your choice

and copy the file openttd.cfg (created in My Documents/OpenTTD/ during the first run) to the folder chosen to house the application.


Simples :-)

Also Windows, Mac and Linux compatible

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Re: OpenTTD

#2 Post by I am Baas » Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:45 pm

Thanks for posting about OpenTTD, mcfroogle, but a little bit more details about it would be helpful.
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Re: OpenTTD

#3 Post by mcfroogle » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:27 am

Ok,
The game is a transport simulator. This is an open source creation based on of the original Transport Tycoon Deluxe although does NOT require the original. It has a large community creating a variety of mods.

There is an online readme avaliable here:
http://vcs.openttd.org/svn/browser/trun ... ?rev=23441

This also contains the portable installation information
http://vcs.openttd.org/svn/browser/trun ... 23441#L314
(direct link to the instructions)

This readme may contain any other information required.

Just ask what other information you need :-)

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Re: OpenTTD

#4 Post by Emka » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:41 am

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Re: OpenTTD

#5 Post by mcfroogle » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:46 am

Emka wrote:It's also available over at PAc: http://portableapps.com/apps/games/openttd_portable
Oh yeah that's true... but sadly it's also 2 versions out of date (that has 1.1.3, current is 1.1.5)

Also I don't know if it is common but I much prefer running software via native portability support rather than going though other software or a wrapper.

:-)

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Re: OpenTTD

#6 Post by SYSTEM » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:11 am

mcfroogle wrote:
Emka wrote:It's also available over at PAc: http://portableapps.com/apps/games/openttd_portable
Oh yeah that's true... but sadly it's also 2 versions out of date (that has 1.1.3, current is 1.1.5)
Indeed. I have reported that to PortableApps.com.
mcfroogle wrote: Also I don't know if it is common but I much prefer running software via native portability support rather than going though other software or a wrapper.

:-)
Yes, it's very common in TPFC. :)
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Re: OpenTTD

#7 Post by mcfroogle » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:36 am

Ok :-) do you think you'll post it on the site soon? or is there more information you need to gather? or any i can try and supply? or find out for you?

:-)

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Re: OpenTTD

#8 Post by SYSTEM » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:46 am

mcfroogle wrote:Ok :-) do you think you'll post it on the site soon? or is there more information you need to gather? or any i can try and supply? or find out for you?

:-)
I think you have already gathered enough information.

Once you've been a member of TPFC for at least a week, you'll be able to submit applications directly into the database. (On the database side, an "Add Entry" link will appear next to the "Logout" link.)

However, an application needs votes from regular members in order to become public. See this thread for details. In the end, OpenTTD will get a public entry only if people are interested enough.
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Re: OpenTTD

#9 Post by mcfroogle » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:56 am

Ok, sadly although I've been using this site to find great software I have only just joined the forum so it will be a few days until I can submit an application. I hope this game receives interest because it is a very well made and enjoyable game with regular updates and a large, helpful community.

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Re: OpenTTD

#10 Post by I am Baas » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:14 pm

@mcfroogle
Your initial post was lacking basic details like what OpenTTD is/does. Just a download link and instructions how to make this thing portable. Most people would ignore a submission like this from a first time poster. Anyways... here's a how-to for a portable OpenTTD:

1. Download the latest stable openttd-1.1.5 zip archive and extract.

2. Delete unnecessary languages from 'lang' folder.

3. Download the latest opengfx and opensfx binary files for all platform (zip archives) and extract to the 'data' folder of openttd-1.1.5 (or whatever you named it). Remove the version number from the folder name (i.e. opengfx-0.4.1 -> opengfx etc.).

4. Download the latest openmsx binary file for all platforms (zip archive) and extract to the 'gm' folder. Again, remove the version number from the folder name.

5. Create an empty openttd.cfg file in the OpenTTD folder (where the .exe file is).

6. Launce openttd.exe
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Re: OpenTTD

#11 Post by mcfroogle » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:46 pm

I am Baas wrote:@mcfroogle
Your initial post was lacking basic details like what OpenTTD is/does. Just a download link and instructions how to make this thing portable. Most people would ignore a submission like this from a first time poster. Anyways... here's a how-to for a portable OpenTTD:

1. Download the latest stable openttd-1.1.5 zip archive and extract.

2. Delete unnecessary languages from 'lang' folder.

3. Download the latest opengfx and opensfx binary files for all platform (zip archives) and extract to the 'data' folder of openttd-1.1.5 (or whatever you named it). Remove the version number from the folder name (i.e. opengfx-0.4.1 -> opengfx etc.).

4. Download the latest openmsx binary file for all platforms (zip archive) and extract to the 'gm' folder. Again, remove the version number from the folder name.

5. Create an empty openttd.cfg file in the OpenTTD folder (where the .exe file is).

6. Launce openttd.exe

Due to all these steps I suggested using the installer (.exe) because it give you the option during installation to download and install opengfx, opensfx and openmsx for you saving lots of extracting time and putting things in the correct directories.

from the installer you can also chose not install other language files.

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Re: OpenTTD

#12 Post by I am Baas » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:18 am

mcfroogle wrote:
I am Baas wrote:@mcfroogle
Your initial post was lacking basic details like what OpenTTD is/does. Just a download link and instructions how to make this thing portable. Most people would ignore a submission like this from a first time poster. Anyways... here's a how-to for a portable OpenTTD:

1. Download the latest stable openttd-1.1.5 zip archive and extract.

2. Delete unnecessary languages from 'lang' folder.

3. Download the latest opengfx and opensfx binary files for all platform (zip archives) and extract to the 'data' folder of openttd-1.1.5 (or whatever you named it). Remove the version number from the folder name (i.e. opengfx-0.4.1 -> opengfx etc.).

4. Download the latest openmsx binary file for all platforms (zip archive) and extract to the 'gm' folder. Again, remove the version number from the folder name.

5. Create an empty openttd.cfg file in the OpenTTD folder (where the .exe file is).

6. Launce openttd.exe

Due to all these steps I suggested using the installer (.exe) because it give you the option during installation to download and install opengfx, opensfx and openmsx for you saving lots of extracting time and putting things in the correct directories.

from the installer you can also chose not install other language files.
All very nice, but the installer requires admin rights.
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Re: OpenTTD

#13 Post by mcfroogle » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:26 am

Oh yeah, good point, I didn't think of that.

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Re: OpenTTD

#14 Post by Midas » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:28 am

  • OpenTTD latest stable is v1.3.3, released on 2013-11-29 (download available at link above, still).

    Game is OSS, multi-platform (Windows, Linux and MacOS, and there's also a port for Android somewhere else) and natively portable.

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Re: OpenTTD

#15 Post by webfork » Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:03 pm

Cross platform, open, natively portable, AND actively developed? That's hard to ignore. It was non-simple to start playing so I'm making my way through the tutorial: http://wiki.openttd.org/Tutorial
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