From small businesses to transport empire

Additional Info

For every object in the game, you can click to see more data, such as the maximum monthly output for sources of raw materials or the population and satisfaction with your company's services for settlements. Figure 5 shows a combined stop (bus, train, boat). In the detail view, you can see the number of passengers waiting, as well as the accepted types of cargo (passengers, mail, goods). You can also see the list of vehicles that serve this stop.

Figure 5: Combined stop with all the details.

Course of Change

Several factors adjust to changes in the time period that not only affects the shapes of buildings, but also the availability and performance of the vehicles you can purchase. Moreover, the value of money as well as costs and revenues change; that is, the costs of construction work and vehicle operation become higher while revenue for the routes traveled increases. Settlements of more than a certain number of residents and a large footprint accept mail and goods, thereby creating new value chains for you as an entrepreneur. Note that sources of raw materials and industrial plants do have a limited life. If necessary, you will need to adjust your transport and supply chains and withdraw your vehicles from non-viable stops.

Single and Multiplayer

Although OpenTTD is already very attractive as a single-player game, you can further enhance the gaming experience by moving into multiplayer mode. The course of the game and its operation do not change much – by and large, the same rules apply as in single-player mode.

Game limits are 15 companies and 255 concurrent players. Each company is distinguished from its competitors by a distinctive color on the playing field. Several players may act as a team on behalf of a single company or a group can set up several companies; however, in this case, only one person can be actively involved per company. Simultaneous control of or participation in a number of companies is not possible.

Game controls allow you to change the speed of gameplay, although it cannot be changed in multiplayer mode.

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