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immpy last won the day on January 23 2020

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  1. Apologies for not getting back here sooner. I downloaded 1.57ddh and installed it in my game prolly soon after it was created and on this site for DL. But I never got around to playing the game again until just recently. Everything seems to work fine, by that I mean the game plays just fine as this updated version. I don't play scenarios often enough that require a good usage of ports, but it is nice to know I have the update when I may need it. Thanks again to all.
  2. Sadly, the only way to keep them from TOTALLY screwing everything up is to keep a constant watch on them. I have been able to "guide" my AI Companies by making an annual visit (if you will) as long as Chairman switching or jumping is allowed in a particular game. I know it's tedious, but one must constantly check their consists and make the changes (if necessary) to maximize their efficiency. And check also their track layout, and improve it as necessary. Usually, the companies I take over are so poorly run by the time I arrive, that the changes I make are very effective in regards to their pr
  3. Hello Richard, The best tip I could offer you is to use the Pause Game (or lower game speed to "0") early and often. There are so many things that occur in this game in the seeming "blink of an eye" while the game clock is running if one is not paying close attention to the details. and I, for one, don't like to miss anything. Almost ANYTHING you might want to do in the game is worth doing with the game clock paused. Plan your work, then work your plan...and then restart the game clock. I am probably quite anal when it comes to this matter, but this is how I get enjoyment from playing th
  4. Yes indeed Jeffry. As I stated, this game is capable of amazing us at times. And that is surely what it did to me. Thanks for the precise explanation of what went on. I got to thinking about it some more after posting, and I realized I was just a victim of my own foolish megalomania. The game was just doing what it was, and is, programmed to do, after all. I still get a chuckle out of it all. Incidences like these which happen to us from time to time give this game its flavor and charm. And keep us coming back for more. These will be remembered for a long time after multiple Gold wins in vario
  5. I play my Southern US Nine map very frequently. I am surely nearing 100 plays. I am absolutely addicted to takeovers and mergers with the AI. I cannot help myself. I enjoy taking unprofitable, poorly run RRs and turning the tables around. I would say it is definitely a tendency of my style of gameplay. I do it unconsciously....if the opportunity presents itself, I grab it. And it is a way to expand my RR along with the usual laying of new line. Here's what happened in my most recent playing of the game. After acquiring enough stock shares (51%+) I assumed the chair of an AI Company. The o
  6. Wow! I have NOT witnessed anything along these lines during gameplay, but I will keep my eyes open for it in the future. Would this be considered a "bug", or just the game reflecting the changing technologies in a brilliant transformation? Sometimes this game can appear to be very "smart" about things, even us HUMAN players. Only reason I am stating it in this fashion is because something unusual just happened to me the other day which makes me ask the question; "Does this game know (or remember) human player tendencies?" I have started a new thread with this as the topic. Thank
  7. Yes, you are right on with your excellent description of the "perpetual blackhole" that can occur if conditions are ripe for it. The amazing quality of this phenomenon is the speed with which it occurs. Given a major economic downturn, a crash, or some other map event that weakens the economy considerably.....pause the game......instantly you will be able to see who is in trouble by checking AI CEO's on the Stock Market screen. The ones with negative purchasing power will begin to sell off, as you stated. The size of that negative value determines if they might make it through the crisis, depe
  8. Jeffry, I can only speak from gameplay experience, as I don't read program codes etc., but it sounds like you are onto the culprit of the BIG drop in stock prices when you mention a "true" price for each stock. Instead of Market Share Price, Book Value Price per share is probably where this value originates (just guessing, I have no way of proving this), and it may be modified by the actual and/or potential profit, or loss, for the current year in which the event occurs. With it's negatively biased crystal ball the Stock Market seems to me to have an uncanny knack for downgrading stocks quickl
  9. ....always try to think "outside the box"....I just KNEW there could be a good use for a cheat code....sharp observation..... Let's think of some uses for the other cheat codes (to improve gameplay of course).
  10. X3M, I had to chuckle when I read this. If inbreeding was being practiced, then quite likely child labor from the nearby houses was being utilized as well. It all sounds eerily similar to the Hitler-Jugend (The Hitler Youth Movement) which was started by the Nazi Party in the mid-1920s. While primarily a boys movement, there was an organization later added for young girls called Schwesternschaft der Hitler-Jugend. It was not uncommon for some of these young girls to become pregnant as early as 12 or 13 years of age. This was not frowned upon by the Third Reich....more likely it was encouraged.
  11. That IS a great thread, read it first time just now. Thanks for bringing it to our attention Maglev. Personally, I like the downturns in the economy. If I am playing a scenario particularly well, I can maintain profitability even in the worst of times. This becomes my barometer as to how well I am doing as a company, and usually signals a decisive victory forthcoming in the particular scenario. It also presents those wonderful opportunities you have mentioned. Conversely, sometimes I will get my butt handed to me and be ruined. Always remember the lesson learned when this happens. Mo
  12. Indeed it is +20% on Pax Revenue. I will use the Dining Car frequently when consists of Pax and/or Mail are 4 or less cars (in any combination, with at least one Pax car). I surely DO like a caboose always. Seems I get robbed whenever I forsake using one. That is NOT really the case, but it sure can seem that way. If robberies are reported to be down recently (via the Newspaper) I may gamble for one run with 6 cars of Pax/Mail, or 5 Pax/Mail plus a Dining Car. This would also work on a Map with little or no robberies. The Dining Car just fills in an already less than full (5 or less cars) cons
  13. Just felt like chiming in on this thread. I have never gotten the Secret Gold, in fact, I have never achieved Gold. The best I could manage was a Silver. It is prolly because I, like CrownVic95 stated, started getting tired during gameplay...meaning the intense micro-managing and revenue squeezing gets old for me on this particular map. On some maps I enjoy micro-management immensely...pausing the game as well very frequently to watch all of the activity going on with competitor's RRs, and industries that may be turning lucrative, cities growing or declining, etc. And I pause some games even m
  14. All seems well now with the map download. I don't understand how these things happen (files becoming inaccessible), but I am glad I checked on a recent visit here. Try it. Hopefully enjoy it. Any comments are appreciated. Thank you.
  15. Seems like my map file in the original post is not accessible anymore. I am going to re attach the map file here in this post. Southern USA - NINE.zip
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