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[New release] Simutrans-Experimental 11.18

Started by jamespetts, February 02, 2014, 09:50:46 PM

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A new version of Simutrans-Experimental is available to-day: Simutrans 112.3 Experimental 11.18. 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).

This is a bug fix release to address some of the issues identified since the release of 11.17. 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 11.17

  • CHANGE: Removed debug message relating to initialising binary heaps, as these were created far too often such that log files would become filled with these and little else.
  • FIX: Double free errors causing instability and crashes in multiple situations.
  • CHANGE: Do not delete citycars that are over quota monthly; instead, rely on the setting of the "time_to_life" based on anticipated journey time to regulate private car/citycar numbers. (This might also improve stability).
  • CHANGE: Players can no longer change a schedule whilst a vehicle is loading so as to evade the loading time, thereby giving rise to an exploit.
  • CHANGE: Menu bar icon player colors follow active player rather than just the default player (backported from Standard - Turfit)
  • CHANGE: Industries always demand electricty whenever they produce, not just when their output stores are less than 75% full as was formerly the case.
  • FIX: Alternate directions did not work for the first convoy in a line to be copied.
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!


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