Posts Tagged ‘Transport’

OpenTTD: Transport Tycoon free and free

In games on December 2, 2010 at 8:50 am

On the web there are many people willing to give life to old classics in the form of free and free alternatives. It has already happened with other games and this time it is the turn of Transport Tycoon Deluxe, the popular strategy game designed by Chris Sawyer and released in 1994.This free alternative, called OpenTTD, lets you play a campaign and multiplayer mode for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and many other platforms.

Provided that appears on the web an open and free version of an old classic, we try to recommend it, and this time it is the turn of Transport Tycoon, probably one of the best and most popular series Tycoon, which is among the first to play competitively with friends.The original title was published by MicroProse, developed by Chris Sawyer and you put in the shoes of a magnate transport, with the aim of creating your own monopoly of trains, planes and buses, among other vehicles.

The classic Transport Tycoon Deluxe in widescreen resolution.

Although this free version of Transport Tycoon requires multiple files to operate, its creators devised an installer for Windows that downloads and installs everything automatically, which saves us long to us. Once have run you you will note that OpenTTD, is identical to Transport Tycoon Deluxe, with some new features, such as new vehicles, the option to join workstations, the option to bribe a city authorities able to configure the game to the taste of each player, among many other things that aim to improve the interface of the game simulation. You can see the whole list of improvements here.

In speaking of simulation business, very few reached the level of Transport Tycoon. It is not only necessary to manufacture vehicles than transporar├ín cargo and passengers, but also to design its routes, thinking that are efficient, but at the same time travels every corner of the city. And all this taking into account that there are other companies competing with you, trying to do better routes, taking more vehicles on the street and offering a better service. And this is only the basis of the game, because as you progress and pay the initial loan, you can improve each of your transport technology moving forward through time, decade after decade.

As well we said at the beginning, Transport Tycoon remains as popular and fun as it was 16 years ago.The Civilization of corporations we could consider it, but one could take it as an exaggeration.If you’ve already played it, it does not need to recommend, but if you’ve never tried it and you like good strategy games, then you should call to several friends and play a few games.Open TTD is currently available for a variety of platforms, Windows and Mac OS X, BeOS, DOS, FreeBSD, MorphOS and OpenBSD.You can download it here.


Superbus: Transport of luxury (concept)

In games on November 26, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Although Google wants the cars of the future to handle alone, a Dutch University students designed a prototype vehicle transportation of luxury, comfort and efficiency in mind.Superbus It could travel to 250 kilometres per hour, with 23 passengers in its interior and all kinds of comfort, from LCD televisions consoles game, system of air conditioning and Internet connection.

A few months ago we talked about statistics that indicate that young people are not interested in buying cars, showing a danger to the factories in the long term. Following the same line of thought, we could try to deduce what kind of vehicle used and Superbus seems the best option. This luxury vehicle is a concept that would forever change public transport.

The Superbus was designed by a group of students of Dutch origin at the Delff and was presented to the IAA trade fair. In design at first glance, the vehicle would seem a cross between the Batmobile and a limousine has six wheels of the body, made from lightweight materials.As expected, would have less place than a bus, only 23 passengers, but would also be equipped with eight gates, which will do much more convenient to enter and exit.

With 15 meters long and without a predefined path, the Superbus would seek to be a very flexible vehicle accommodating your path depending on the points of departure and destination of passengers.And as a good transport luxury inside it saves all kinds of amenities, from individual to work during the trip, until Internet connection, LCD televisions seats, air conditioning system and game consoles.All these comforts while traveling at a top speed of 250 kilometres per hour.

Moreover, it would be an electric vehicle that uses electric motors powered by a lithium polymer battery.How to access this vehicle would be through a mobile recruiting service and would to door customer to target.As you can see in the video above, the Superbus already exists, but is in phase of tests, ensuring security, anti system shock, sensors and radars operating as it should, even so, sounds like a very interesting bet for those who can access the service.