Transport Tycoon Deluxe

Game Description

Transport Tycoon is a video game designed and programmed by Chris Sawyer and published by MicroProse on 15 November 1994 for DOS. It is a business simulation game presented in an isometric 2D view with graphics by Simon Foster, in which the player takes on the role of an entrepreneur in charge of a transportation company and competes against rival companies to make the most profit by transporting passengers and various goods by road, rail, sea, and air.

Transport Tycoon Deluxe is an updated and expanded version of the original game, which was released in 1995. On October 3, 2013, a version for Android and iOS was released, utilizing assets from the sequel, Chris Sawyer’s Locomotion. OpenTTD, a fan-made game engine recreation, is also available.

PublishersMicroProse
DevelopersChris Sawyer Productions
Release date1995
GenreSimulation

Transport Tycoon Deluxe Gameplay

To begin constructing a transport empire, the player must build transport routes that include stations near industries or towns, and in the case of trains or road vehicles, near physical routes. A single transportation route may employ several modes of transportation, such as truckshiptrain. The ratings of the player’s company and the individual stations are largely determined by their efficiency in moving goods from one station to the next. A station with a high rating may be able to attract more goods.

Transport Tycoon Deluxe starts in 1930 and lasts until 2050. The player begins by borrowing money to finance the construction of transportation facilities, and the loan is charged interest until it is repaid. As the user progresses through the game and earns revenue, they can choose to expand service along existing routes or expand their transportation network. Transport Tycoon Deluxe features a technological progression: in any given year of the game, only modern types of technology are available. Railroad signals that allow more than one train to use a section of track, for example, are initially semaphores. They are eventually replaced by red and green traffic lights. Similarly, at first, only steam engines are used, but later diesel and electric engines are introduced.

Vehicles in Transport Tycoon Deluxe must be built at corresponding depots that must be linked to road or rail networks. Towns and cities have their own road networks, but they may require additional roads to connect to other towns or to various resources.

The player earns money by picking up resources or passengers at one station and transporting them to another station where they are in demand. The area surrounding the station determines demand; for example, stations near towns will have a high demand for passengers. The revenue will be determined by the delivery time, distance traveled, and quantity delivered. The impact of these factors on revenue varies depending on the type of goods delivered. Mail, for example, will rapidly lose value, implying that it can only be delivered profitably over short distances or very quickly over long distances. Coal, on the other hand, loses value slowly, allowing it to be transported in bulk over long distances while remaining profitable.

Subsidies are sometimes offered to the first company to move a specific resource from one location to another. This encourages the player to build a larger, more complex transportation network instead of focusing on previously profitable routes.

Transport Tycoon Deluxe includes a Local Authority system. Each city assigns a rating to each transportation company based on the importance of their transportation network. When the player’s rating falls too low, he or she will no longer be able to demolish buildings or build new stations. The rating is based on factors such as the company’s level of service and the amount of deforestation it causes.

Cities develop and expand throughout a game as a result of various economic factors, and new industries (demand) or other resource sites (supply) may appear. Some natural resources may eventually be depleted, and industries without adequate transportation may be forced to close. In addition, new vehicle models are introduced and eventually replace older models. At the time of its introduction, such a new model will almost certainly have improved characteristics, but it may also have reliability issues.

Download Transport Tycoon Deluxe

We might have Transport Tycoon Deluxe available for more than one platform. Transport Tycoon Deluxe is currently available on these platforms:

DOS (1995)

How to play on Windows

  1. Download and Extract Transport_Tycoon_Deluxe_DOS_EN.7z
  2. Open the “Game Files” folder and drag TYCOON.exe on top of an icon for DOSBox
  3. Enjoy!

Transport Tycoon Deluxe Screenshots

DOS

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