I think I’ve got hooked on a computer game again. It’s a pretty old game, but very addictive. First edition of Transport Tycoon came out in ’93 or something silly like that, designed to run on a 486. Since then there have been some updates, but it’s remained fundamentally the same. Now I’m playing OpenTTD, which is basically the same game but an open-source free version with some extra bells and whistles. And it’s so good!!! The basic idea is that you build transport routes between cities and industries, making money as you go along. I’ve had so much fun the last couple of days creating a monster railway route, complete with complex two-way junctions and six-platform stations…

In other news, my new guitar got its debut outing today at church. Seemed to go down well, I thought. It’s a very unique and individual design, and I got several comments about it! It’s not particularly loud, having only a small body, but it was ok for the small room we were using today. I’m looking forward to plugging it into something though… heehee!

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Simon · 10 April 2005 at 6:37 pm

That game sounds good! Is it freely download-able? If so, where can I get it from?

Matthew · 10 April 2005 at 10:43 pm

Actually I’d recommend OpenTTD, which is an open-source version with added extras. You’ll need to download the original TTD (search Google for Transport Tycoon Deluxe), possibly the XP patch, then install both, download OpenTTD (www.openttd.com) and install that as well. Long process, but well worth the effort!! 🙂

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