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Simutrans Extended => Simutrans Extended Development => Topic started by: jamespetts on April 12, 2009, 05:03:52 PM

Title: [New release] Simutrans-Experimental rev. 2
Post by: jamespetts on April 12, 2009, 05:03:52 PM
This version

This version of Simutrans-Experimental was released on the 12th of April 2009. See here (http://forum.simutrans.com/index.php?topic=1894.msg19644#msg19644) for information on how to get a copy.

The new version numbering system

From this release onwards, Simutrans-Experimental will have its own version number alongside the Simutrans-Standard version number. This version is Simutrans 102.1 Experimental 2. 102.1 is the Simutrans-Standard version number (that is, the version of Simutrans-Standard on which this version is based), and 2 is the Experimental revision. The numbers are kept separate in order to enforce save-game compatibility. Consequently, Simutrans-Experimental will not load a save game saved by a version of Simutrans-Experimental with a higher Experimental version number or a higher Standard version number.

Overview of new features since the last version

Revenue

The system for calculating revenue has been completely overhauled: see here (http://forum.simutrans.com/index.php?topic=1818.0) for details. Highlights include:


Routing

The system of routing goods and passengers has been completely overhauled. See here (http://forum.simutrans.com/index.php?topic=1835.0) for a techincal discussion. Highlights include:


Finance


Physics


Known issues

Routing


GUI

Testing and feedback

I have undertaken basic testing, and verified that the code works in normal circumstances. However, this should still be considered a beta release. I should be very grateful for any testing. Please report any bugs in this forum, or any other feedback from testing. Your thoughts would be greatly welcomed!