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OpenLoco continues advancing and bringing Chris Sawyer's Locomotion another step further to being as great as OpenTTD for Transport Tycoon Deluxe with a new OpenLoco 21.04 release out now.

While it might be small in number features with the 21.04 release, it does bring a major enhancements with the ability to unlock the FPS by detaching game logic and rendering. This should serve as a good base for improving the performance over time. Additionally there's now an FPS counter and a tile inspector included.

Plus OpenLoco 21.04 has these bug fixes:

  • Fix: [#391] Access violation in windows after exiting games.
  • Fix: [#804] Enter key not confirming save prompt.
  • Fix: [#809] Audio calculation not using the z axis.
  • Fix: [#825] Potential crash when opening town rename prompt.
  • Fix: [#838] Escape key doesn't work in confirmation windows.
  • Fix: [#845] Town growth incorrectly calculated causing more aggressive growth than should be possible.
  • Fix: [#853] The game run slightly, but noticeably, slower than vanilla Locomotion.
  • Fix: [#860] Incorrect capacity information for vehicles that do not carry cargo (e.g. is a train engine).

As a reminder: Originally released back in 2004, it's actually a spiritual successor to Transport Tycoon but it was not as loved due to various problems with the original release. Hopefully this will breathe new life into it.

Find OpenLoco on GitHub. Since it needs the original assets you can buy them from GOG and Steam.

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StenPett Apr 16, 2021
Locomotion broke two of my mice (specifically the left key sensor wore out on two separate Creative Fatal1ty 1010) due to having to click for every single tile you wanted to build on.

I'll have to check out OpenLoco and see if there are enough improvements to warrant a proper replay.
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