Transport Tycoon

Did you really, really want a model train set as a kid, with a landscape modeled after your preferences, stations where you want them and amazing trains that you control? Was it absolutely out of reach for you as well?

Well, thanks to Chris Sawyer's Transport Tycoon, we got what we wanted in the end, even if it was just virtual in our computers - maybe even better in many aspects. We also look at how projects like TTDPatch and OpenTTD kept the game alive through the decades and how the game is still being actively improved to this day.

Joining hosts Martijn ("Tijn") and Florian ("rnlf") are returning Club member David and new member Niels, who is actually an active developer of OpenTTD and thus very knowledgeable about the game and especially OpenTTD's history. Sadly, David had to leave a couple minutes early, so the last 20 minutes ro so it's just the three of us.

We're doing shout outs now! This time we'd like to guide your attention to Ms Mad Lemon (Website) who makes (among others) hardware tinkering videos about 8 and 16 bit computers. Even this "Amiga" we hear so much about. Go subscribe to her and say hi from us!

That's all for now. Enjoy!

[ download mp3 ] (154 mins, 176 MB)


* David's videos about TTD (among others)

* Niels' TTD music collection

* Richard ("Pix") has once again scanned UK magazines reviews for us

* is *the* place to talk about Transport Tycoon

* TTDPatch website

* OpenTTD website

* Ms Mad Lemon's Website (with further links to her Twitter and YouTube)

09 Jan 2022

5 Replies to “Transport Tycoon”

Jozxyqk says:

Nice episode.

Built a modest little company to the multiplayer game since it was still ongoing.

rnlf says:

The multiplayer server is going to keep running for a while. We get a message on our IRC each time you join 😉

We could certainly set up a session with a couple more players.

Jozxyqk says:

Looking forward to it ^_^

A small side-note on ttm: it contains a superb remastered (by John Broomhall) version of the soundtrack. Imo well worth the price.


One can also find it on a certain archival website.

LaoWai-In-China says:

I never liked playing any of the tycoon games. But I do enjoy listening to y’all’s podcast about Transport Tycoon. I enjoy every podcast y’all do. I just wash y’all’s podcast was weekly 😃

DJ_HiP says:

OpenTTD is an incredible game and the fact the community is so alive brings so much depth to its long history.

We played many months of it during lockdowns over the internet recently and all loved it.

I presume the DGC TTG server isn’t running any longer, but I’ll log on try find out 😉

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