Simutrans is a cross-platform simulation game where players try to successfully manage transportation systems between places by land, air, and water for passengers, mail, and goods. Planes, ships, trains, trams, trucks, buses, or monorails are at your disposal, but factories operate based on contracts and passengers can only travel to their set destinations.
- intelligent routing of vehicles, passenger, mail and freight
- customisable engine with many different graphics
- very flexible fine tuning of the economy by simple config files
- network gaming for up to 14 player together
- you set your goal: suitable for anybody (even used for teaching)
- many languages available, many platforms
- easy to add new graphics oneself
It's a good learning tool and very fun to play.
SimuTrans is a transport management game similar to games like TTD or Open TTD. SimuTrans is a different beast though, adding destinations to cargo, and each industry is in a contract with others in the supply chain, adding a new degree of difficulty. If Open TTD is starting to get repetitive, or you're looking for a challenge, then SimuTrans might be the game you're looking for. There are some things to know though before you go in expecting a perfect piece of software: SimuTrans doesn't have a built-in tutorial, and has a steep learning curve. Players new to transport management games like TTD should look online for tutorials. If you're transitioning from Open TTD you will find it very familiar, and should adapt quickly to this new game. SimuTrans also uses different graphics 'paks' that change the appearance of the game and some features. This can cause problems since many 'paks' are independently developed from the game. A great example is the Pak192.Comic set. It looks and plays great, but its missing vehicles for transporting some goods. Fortunately, most of the paksets are complete. Development is a little slow on some of them, but most paksets are large collections of work from different users. Bottom line: Give SimuTrans a try, just don't compare it too much to Open TTD and be patient!
The Simutrans is good and luxury! :-)
It's a good game and I like it a lot. I'm still waiting for the 3D version
This is a great game once you get the hang of it but it's complicated up until that point. I tried to uninstall it and it wouldn't show up in add/remove programs on Windows XP. I ended up just deleting the file but it's still showing up.