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Offline makie

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PAK128.german v 1.3 is out
« on: June 15, 2020, 08:59:27 PM »

The team of PAK128.german is pleased to announce a improved full of our graphics set for Simutrans 121.0. It is playable from the year 1800 on and orientates itself as before both in relation to the vehicle park as well as with regard to the buildings, driveways and landscape elements to Germany. The chronology (timeline) is characterized by a strong focus on the real history of Germany - even if the set can not and does not reflect exactly the actual development of the economy and transport systems.

Attention: this Version 1.3 works only with Program Simutrans Version 121.0 and higher!
Download the file from SF here

This is probably the last version from the 1.x series
The versions 1.0 to 1.3 have uniform price for the vehicles.
In the upcoming version 2.0, all vehicles will have changed maintenance and operating costs.
This version is for fans and enthusiasts of the old pricing system.
The version contains, apart from the changed prices and the double height levels, all the innovations of the upcoming version 2.0 available until June 14th, 2020.

PAK128.german Version 1.3
  • new: Hospitals that consume medicine, textiles and food.
  • new: In 2035 there is a new futuristic train called NGT with a top speed of 440 km/h.
  • new: A small steam locomotive T0 to save costs on branch lines in addition to small passenger cars.
  • new: More townhouses with 4 tiles.
  • new: Now it is possible to rotate existing buildings.
  • new: Adjacent stops can be merged.
  • change: Now all trees with transparent shadows and some with more may green in spring.
  • change: Railway tunnels and bridges have become significantly more expensive. The old prices were near zero.

PAK128.german Version 1.2
  • new: Oktoberfest. This, if well stocked, grows into the largest folk festival in the world.
  • new: Smoke from vehicles is now more transparent and no longer so pixelated.
  • new: More townhouses with 4 tiles.
  • change: City growth. Old towns should not disappear now. Large housing estates arise on the edge.
  • change: Street growth. The blocks of houses are now bigger, for more space, for the new multi-tile houses.
  • change: Occasionally a magnificent or two-lane road is built. Can be used for highways or trams.
  • This can be turned off. You have to swap the cityrules.tab for the cityrules_VS1.2_ohne_Autobahn.tab (-> without a highway).
  • Bug fixes: Motorcycles are no longer in the 19th century.

The Scenario contain a extended map of Germany with the starting year 1800.
This is based on a real map. The heights and regions are nearly correct. The main cities are in the right places and are roughly modeled. The map also contains the Alps and parts of Austria and Switzerland, as well as the southern edge of the Alps with parts of northern Italy. The starting point of the project was the Alps as a traffic obstacle and the difficult routing of transit routes through mountains.

In the folder SaveGames are saved three saves, as a suggestion.


On our homepage  https://www.pak128-german.de/ there are additional Information to all objects. Tips for switching with saved games from older versions to this one. Addons, previews of future versions and saved scores.

The Team hope you enjoy Simutrans as much as we do.   :)

Thanks for this version:

  • Pumuckl999 -> for the many new graphics
  • NNW -> for some new houses and trees as well as troubleshooting
  • Michelstadt -> Suggestions and help with the double height levels
  • Altix -> Ideas, Tests, and Notes on Errors
  • Makie -> old trees with transparent shadows, new streets before 1900, and something others
  • Ampersand -> translations Polish, French and English

P.S: If you wonder why there was no announcement of version 1.2.
The 1.2 on SF had a nasty bug that I was only able to fix today.
The plan was to fix bugs first and then announce 1.2.  ::-\

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Edit:
There is a poll about balancing new beta version 2.0. You can download an test this here:
https://www.simutrans-forum.de/mybb/showthread.php?tid=9285

« Last Edit: June 17, 2020, 04:35:09 PM by pumuckl999 »

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Re: PAK128.german v 1.3 is out
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2020, 11:29:23 AM »
Great! But I have not finished even half of the translation to English. I will edit this post with a download text link once at least all vehicles and factories receive English labels. No particular time fixed for this.  :P

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Re: PAK128.german v 1.3 is out
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2020, 02:13:47 PM »
Attention: Important do not use german text (de.tab) downloaded from translator, with 121.0 this will crash if you try to build a ancient road.
Using Nightly version of Simutrans or use the (de.tab) contained in this Pak VS 1.3 is no problem.