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[New release] Simutrans-Experimental 3.6
« on: May 09, 2009, 03:18:13 PM »
The latest version of Simutrans-Experimental has just been released, with a number of bug fixes and optimisations. As ever, thanks to all those who have helped to test Simutrans-Experimental and find problems. See here for information on how to get Simutrans-Experimental 3.6.

Changes

  • CHANGE: Optimised passenger search for starting stops
  • FIX: Possible issues playing very long games
  • CHANGE: Added references to people who have helped with Simutrans-Experimental, and the creators of Pak128.Britain and Pak192.Comic to the credits
  • FIX: Possible freeze (infinite loop) when a convoy had a public player halt in its schedule.
  • FIX: Default waiting times not set properly (Knightly)
  • FIX: Inefficient code when testing waiting times (Knightly).
  • FIX: Waiting times not calculated accurately in certain instances (Knightly).

Testing and feedback

As ever, feedback is very much welcomed, in particular, bug reports, information as to how Simutrans-Experimental performs on various systems, and discussion as to how the new features in Simutrans-Experimental affect game play and strategy. Thank you again for all the testing - happy experimenting!
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Re: [New release] Simutrans-Experimental 3.6
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009, 04:02:51 PM »
I just attempted to get the experimental version because it looks interesting.  I recieved the error  "This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect.  Reinstalling the application may fix this problem."

I have tried redownloading everything needed (standard pak, exe. experimental exe, configs.).  Both sdl and gdl exe's of the standard version work fine for me.

Any suggestions?

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Re: [New release] Simutrans-Experimental 3.6
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2009, 04:12:38 PM »
Tudedohamm,

welcome to the Simutrans forums, and thank you for trying Simutrans-Experimental! The problem that you are getting is a .dll dependency error in Windows XP. Try downloading this package and see whether that makes things any better for you.

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Re: [New release] Simutrans-Experimental 3.6
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2009, 04:29:39 PM »
Started up just fine.  Thanks.

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Re: [New release] Simutrans-Experimental 3.6
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2009, 04:38:28 PM »
You're very welcome :-) I hope that you enjoy playing - do let me know what you think :-)

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Re: [New release] Simutrans-Experimental 3.6
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2009, 07:46:00 AM »
Hi James,

If you haven't already done so could you please give, what in your estimation, are the optimal configuration settings of the Config to enable a profitable game to proceed.

The reason I ask is because there would be many users of Simutrans like me (I hope I'm not the only dense one) who would not be able to grasp the fundamentals. If you could give a basic suggestion I'm sure it would be appreciated and then I/we could work from them. I don't mean, how they work, but a suggestion of a working set up.

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Re: [New release] Simutrans-Experimental 3.6
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2009, 10:24:50 AM »
Colin,

there are a set of configuration files that you can download, here.

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Re: [New release] Simutrans-Experimental 3.6
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2009, 11:49:29 PM »
Colin,

there are a set of configuration files that you can download, here.

Hi James,

You misunderstood what I wanted, I meant the settings actually in the  simuconfi.tab.

Sorry for not making myself clear.

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Re: [New release] Simutrans-Experimental 3.6
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2009, 06:15:10 AM »
In which case, I'm still not understanding, I'm sorry. You asked for the optimal settings - without having done extensive testing of different settings, the settings that I believe, on the information that I have, are probably optimum, are already in the Simutrans-Experimental configuration files to which I referred.

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Re: [New release] Simutrans-Experimental 3.6
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2009, 08:35:23 AM »
In which case, I'm still not understanding, I'm sorry. You asked for the optimal settings - without having done extensive testing of different settings, the settings that I believe, on the information that I have, are probably optimum, are already in the Simutrans-Experimental configuration files to which I referred.

OK so if I understand correctly, the long list of settings in the simuconf.tab are the optimal settings? So I can adjust them up and down to see what is effected and by how much?

Many thanks for your patience with me on this.

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Re: [New release] Simutrans-Experimental 3.6
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2009, 06:56:10 PM »
Colin,

they are not necessarily optimal - what is optimal will depend on the pakset and one's playing preferences. Also, the settings have not been tested extensively, so other settings may be found, after testing, to work better. Nonetheless, the settings in the supplied configuration files are intended to be as close to a generalised optimum as I could get when first programming the individual features. I should certainly appreciate any testing of the various settings to show what really is optimum.

Thank you for your continued interest in Simutrans-Experimental,

James