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  1. I played all CtC scenarios. I think Ireland is not so bad as well the others CtC maps. Thanks a lot
  2. This has been probably asked many times but I hope to get an answer once more. In the original scenario from CtC “Ireland”, what had the PopTop designer actually meant as award objectives: wool and grain or clothing and alcohol cars?
  3. From Wikipedia: “With the 1930s came the widespread use of stainless steel for carbodies. The typical passenger car was now much lighter than its "heavyweight" wood cousins of old. " (?) I meant it in the car weight context. How does axle load affect performance characteristics of locomotives, I've not dealt with this topic yet. As I already mentioned, there are probably significant differences between USA and Europe. In Europe there are only max 4 axle coal cars (type open-top, gondola), so there's no normally operating open coal cars with total weight exceeding 70-80t. Unlike in the game,
  4. Very interesting, I didn't know that. I think, I've read that the late mostly wooden passenger cars were heavier as the first all-steel ones. I've learned, the key and decisive value is the maximum axle load allowed (mala) for railroad trucks. Rail networks, lines or even individual sections have a category. Depending on this category there are different malas. In Europe (also UK) the mala does not exceed 16-19t with the exception of Sweden, where few new lines have 25t. I've read also, in North America the mala is usually bigger as in Europe. The highest mala (world record) have some lines in
  5. Astonishing but single cargo and passenger cars are! Here is some data I've found [source: German railways forum]: Cargo cars used at present days: 2 axles: from 14t (empty) to max 35t (loaded) 4 axles: from 20t (empty) to max 70t (loaded) 6 axles: from 25t (empty) to max 100-120t (loaded) Note: 6 axles cars are very rare! Modern passenger cars: double-decker coach, bilevel car, Dosto (ger. Doppelstockwagen) - total (loaded) weight 55-58t "normal" passenger car - total (loaded) weight 36-40t Note: For passenger cars the load weight (passengers) is assumed to be 5t average So the difference (la
  6. ...and that's it! For some incomprehensible and curios reasons, an additional TGVx entry date is located outside the loco data section “in the middle” of the file! So my editor counts just normally, from the start of the file. Check it out please.
  7. @ TGV I've got it! Oh my Goodness, the problem wasn't the exe file but my save files! It took a long time to find it out. The program sets a flag in a save file that says “the engine has already appeared” and therefore there is no pop-up window in the game. So if you want to test the TGVs, do NOT use a file saved after 1954! I've tested it several times already and I am really happy now, it works perfectly. All that have to be done in Jeffry's modified exe (if I'm not mistaken): offset 0x79602 > BD07 and 0x79609 > 0F27 (probably not necessary) I've discovered something new too, th
  8. I'm not sure I understand your question correctly. I changed the year of appearance (exe file), went into the game editor, map options, industry, port and checked the yellow display of the year on the image. It would be a pity right now. As I mentioned in my last post, everything seems to work properly. The only flaw is the lack of the pop-up window on the first of June 1981. !!!Typing error!!! The correct file offset is: 0x79602 Yes, it should be thought out very well. However, in my humble opinion, some changes are indispensable. It would enrich the game only marginally but the game would
  9. I've tested it very briefly but yes, they do make money, housing as well. Yes, I actually do, but these ones are something for an aspirant to a higher school of clairvoyance. There is only one small thing that I could find out. I was looking at the building list and I noticed, apart from TSC buildings, they were all in a strict alphabetical order ( if you read “log mill” and “oil refinery”). The only exception was “Textile Fake” in the place of.... port. I did some testing and it IS the port. Consequently, the column AF can't be a "used in the game" flag (tested) but rather something to do w
  10. When I start a new company in the game editor now the number 38 is shown, maybe when I reach one after 255, the problem will be solved? ;) That's what I should had to do instead of liquidating the companies. Finished corridors and valleys ready for laying tracks was the only reason of using a save file. I bulldozed all buildings on the map anyway, so there was no problem of doubling of housing. As already mentioned, the scenario works fine.
  11. 1. TGV This one is a tough nut but I think, there is still a chance to subdue it (I'll take a look at that at this weekend). If our efforts do not succeed, we should ban it from the game, we have another three TGVs. 2.Buying industries Thanks jerry's work I am finally able to buy a geothermal power plant (2M $). I can buy military depots and barracks too and it makes me quite happy because they don't disappear abrupt any more. It' also possible to buy houses but I think, it would disfigure the game play to much. On the other hand it would open new options for scenario design. P.S. Jeffryfisher
  12. I've tested the last exe file version yesterday, at first by cheat . The TGV (gray) has appeared exactly as before with displayed 1955 year between GP9 and E69 on the train buy list. I exited the game and started it again without cheating to make shore, there was no any unwanted influence . Then I've run the game normally from 1920 to 2022 paying particular attention to the upcoming new trains. All trains with changed data have seemed to be correct... with the the exception of the TGV. It's appeared as usual in 1955 and has remained till 2022. The conclusion: the changed entry date for the T
  13. That's what I actually meant. I've read the thread "Modding RT2" today, quite interesting reading matter. I've had a look at all trains (by cheat) in my game with the your moded exe too. There is still something wrong with the TGV trains. The gray TGV- prototype is still shown for 1955 and the orange one for 1971 (as diesel!).
  14. I'm working on a scenario and I use a map from a sav file. The scenario works actually fine, but there is one thing annoying me. In order to modify my map I have started many times a new company and then deleted it. Now, if I open the map file in editor, the button "start a new company" is non existend. I have to go to the menu map options, general restrictions and first uncheck the box "player may start multiple companies". Then I must save the map and reopen it to obtain the possibility to start a new company. Unfortunately the numbering of the company continue from the bigining. How can I
  15. jeffryfisher, I've read many of your posts not only in this thread and I must admit, I truly admire your passion for RT2 (14 years after its release)! Thanks for the quick replay. Yes, I am very aware of the fact that the detailed readme file would cost a lot of work and I'm not going to urge you to do it. I was just wondering, you haven't done it from the beginning. The corrected locomotive data are not a big problem, it's quite easy to find out the changes. On the other hand, as I belong to the generation that used to read (printed) game manuals, I enjoy to learn some information like your e
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