cogeo Posted October 30, 2009 Share Posted October 30, 2009 Just found this forum!It's amazing to see that there are still people playing RTII!Tried RT3, but didn't like it. First and foremost, that "flexible" track and its "fuzzy" track laying tools turned me away. The cargo model isn't really that good either. Locomotive are fewer than RTII too. RT3 just has better graphics, and a more "realistic" passenger model. And of course some few other improvements like the stock-market, company mergers/takeovers, but these are minor, and in general the cons outnumber the pros imo.As for your question, I have modified and fixed quite many maps, so I think I could help. As the RTII map editor doesn't allow copying/pasting events, I think it would be easier to send me the map, better along with a test-game (f you have such a game).If you are interested, I have made some mods for RTII, to improve some things I didn't like:- Changed the salaries of some managers (Andrew Carnegie, John Work Garrett, Robert Gerwig) to above $85,000) so that they can be hired by bigger companies.- Changed bonds' amount to $1,000,000, $2,000,000 and $5,000,000 too (you can get such bonds if your financial state allows it - the interest rate is calculated correctly too).- Changed purchase price for all industries to 10x. Sorry, but I found the original prices ridiculously low. For example, a Bakery costs $300K to buy, but can pay $500K, $700K, or even above $1,000K (if the destination is long and demand high) for hauling its production. This is highly unrealistic. The interesting thing is that profits increase proportionately, eg the aforementioned bakery will be making some $250K to $600K a year (if all of its cargo is delivered).The above changes result in a dramatically different gameplay, and require modified scenarios. You can make a lot of money from industry but now you have to make a decision whether to buy industries or expand your track, as it requires a lot of money. Of course you can borrow more than $10M now, however debt can be a burden. And you can't afford having loss-making industries (take care about farms and raw material producers). Scenarios and victory conditions (company and personal wealth) must be adjusted accordingly.The above mod is for the 1.54 version of the game (Gold), but I could post modding instructions, if anybody is interested in modding other versions too. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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