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[New release] Simutrans-Experimental 11.20
« on: February 23, 2014, 12:29:21 AM »
A new version of Simutrans-Experimental is available to-day: Simutrans 112.3 Experimental 11.20. See here for more information on how to download, install and set up the latest version. For those already familiar with the installation and setup, here are some quick links:

Note that the Windows binaries contain the Windows version of the no-graphics server, Makeobj and Nettool, and the Linux server binary contains the Linux version of Nettool. The Windows version contains both 32-bit and 64-bit binaries: the only discernible advantage of using the 64-bit binaries, however, is that they will allow one to use a game so large that the amount of memory would exceed the limit for 32-bit programmes (circa 2Gb).

Aside from fixing a small bug relating to traffic statistics, this release is intended primarily to reverse the change in 11.19 to allow a much greater route finding depth by not observing the "max_route_steps" limit. It is not usual to release minor versions with so few changes, but this is being released to allow players on the online game to continue to enjoy playing as the aforementioned change had caused great trouble there because of the size of the map and the number of ships. Thanks to all those who have posted bug reports, and to those who have contributed fixes. The last major release was Simutrans-Experimental 11.0, which contained significant enhancements over the previous version.



A full list of changes follows.

Changes since 11.19

  • REVERT: "Allow/mandate greater routing depth to obviate the need for multiple waypoints for ship routes pending assessment as to whether this is viable in performance terms."
  • FIX: The "traffic" graph in the city list window gave an inaccurately low number. This is now the correct number, being the sum of all individual cities' "traffic" graphs.
  • FIX: The "traffic" graph in the city list window had the old colour rather than the new colour for "traffic" in the city information window.
Feedback and testing

Thanks also to all those who have played Simutrans-Experimental and provided feedback, bug reports and the like: it is very much appreciated. Any feedback from this version would, as ever, also be very much appreciated, including (1) the new features introduced in 11.0 (see here); (2) online play (see here for a list of Simutrans-Experimental servers); (3) general bug reports; (4) information as to how well-balanced that the game is; (5) any difference in approach/strategy needed for Simutrans-Experimental as over Simutrans-Standard; (6) any issues specific to the Windows 64-bit version; and (7) any other useful feedback.

I shall bid people good playing, and look forward to any feedback!

Note

This topic is locked, as it is intended to serve as an announcement. To report a bug or otherwise give feedback, please start a new thread for each bug/topic. To ask a question about how to obtain Simutrans-Experimental, use this thread
« Last Edit: February 26, 2014, 01:27:58 AM by jamespetts »