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Welcome to the [[OpenTTD]] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki Wiki], a user-edited manual and development guide for users and developers of the [http://www.opensource.org/ open source] [[Transport Tycoon Deluxe]] clone.
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Welcome to the [[OpenTTD]] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki Wiki], a user-edited manual and development guide for users and developers of the [http://www.opensource.org/ open source] [[Transport Tycoon Deluxe]] clone.  Feel free to edit or add any pages you feel are necessary, but please read the [[OpenTTD:Manual of Style|Manual of Style]] first...
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:'''[[Getting Started|Get Started]]''' if you are new, or check out the guide for [[newbies]]. If you're used to TTDPatch, try the guide for [[TTDPatch users]].  Don't forget the [[FAQs]]!  If you're more used to OpenTTD, and just want to check it out, see the [[Patches|list of patches]].
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The manual provides in-depth information on how to play.  If you are new to the game, our [[Getting Started]] article will show you how to set up your first transport route, or you might like to try the [[tutorial]].
  
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If you've played Transport Tycoon before, you may like to read the [[OpenTTD:Changes from TTD|comparison of OpenTTD and Transport Tycoon Deluxe]] to see what's changed. If you've played [[TTDPatch]] which contains some of the same improvements as OpenTTD, we also have a [[comparison of OpenTTD and TTDPatch features]].
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Finally, for any general questions check the [[FAQ]].
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:Feel free to start with the [[FAQs]], and move on to current [[Development:Main Page|development]]! Or you just want to help us [[Internationalization|translate]] OpenTTD? You can also check the [[Recent and Current Developments|latest developments]], the [[roadmap|expected features for the upcoming releases]] or the [[Suggestions| suggestions page]]. You will find the development community on our [[IRC channel]] and in the [http://www.tt-forums.net/viewforum.php?f=33 development forum].
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This section covers all aspects of non-graphics OpenTTD development. For those new to development, the [[FAQ_development|FAQ]] should answer any questions you have.  You can then move on to current [[development]] or helping out with [[Internationalization|translation]] if you wish.
  
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You can see the [[Recent and Current Developments|latest developments]], [[roadmap|expected features for the upcoming releases]] and the [[requested features]] list if you're interested in the current state of the project. If you're already a developer, the [[Development Documentation]] is useful.
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We also have a development community on our [[IRC channel]] and in the [http://www.tt-forums.net/viewforum.php?f=33 development forum].
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:This section is for graphics artists, NewGFX engine coders, and other graphics related developers, to help co-ordinate and communicate the GFX replacement, and development process.
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The graphics section is where artists, NewGFX engine coders, and other graphics related developers collaborate on graphics development. Find out about the latest developments in [[32bit_Graphics_Development|32bpp graphics]], [[NewGRF Documentation|NewGrfs]] (8bpp) and more. Also, don't forget to check the Player Resources section below for other graphics-related resources.
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If you want to learn more, help out with the wiki, or get help that this wiki cannot provide, feel free to check out any of the following links:
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:Feel free to start editing as soon as you feel you can, but '''please read the [[OpenTTD:Manual of Style|Manual of Style]] before editing''', and make any testing of the wiki system in the [[OpenTTD:Sandbox|Sandbox]].  Visit the [[OpenTTD:Village Pump|village pump]] to make any discussions you wish about better organizing the wiki, or adding major new additions to the wiki, or start right in on requests posted in the [[OpenTTD:Requested Articles|article requests]].
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:You can help us improving the wiki pages: some articles need small changes to satisfy our needs, and list of these is in [[:Category:To do|To do category]]. There are also articles that require more work to be finished, you can browse them in [[:Category:Articles_to_be_expanded|Expand category]]. Some articles concern [[:Category:Current events|current events]] and may be outdated often.
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The OpenTTD documentation is stored and edited using this <em>wiki</em>. Feel free to start editing as soon as you feel you can, but '''read the [[OpenTTD:Manual of Style|Manual of Style]] first''', and make any tests in the [[OpenTTD:Sandbox|Sandbox]].
  
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Visit the [[OpenTTD:Village Pump|village pump]] to discuss any major changes or additions to the documentation, or you can start right in on requests posted in the [[OpenTTD:Requested Articles|article requests]]. Also:
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:* [[List of player-made scenarios|Scenarios]]
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:* [[GRF list|NewGRFs]] ([[NewGRF|what's this?]])
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Do you need futher help that the manual can't provide? Then try our [http://www.tt-forums.net/viewforum.php?f=55 forums], the main source for help and developer's information, or join our [[IRC channel]].
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This is a list of resources you may find useful that are not part of the manual.
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*[[List of downloadable 32bpp tars]]
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Revision as of 18:28, 18 November 2007

Welcome to the OpenTTD Wiki!

Welcome to the OpenTTD Wiki, a user-edited manual and development guide for users and developers of the open source Transport Tycoon Deluxe clone.

OpenttdManual.png

The manual provides in-depth information on how to play. If you are new to the game, our Getting Started article will show you how to set up your first transport route, or you might like to try the tutorial.

If you've played Transport Tycoon before, you may like to read the comparison of OpenTTD and Transport Tycoon Deluxe to see what's changed. If you've played TTDPatch which contains some of the same improvements as OpenTTD, we also have a comparison of OpenTTD and TTDPatch features.

Finally, for any general questions check the FAQ.

Code.png

This section covers all aspects of non-graphics OpenTTD development. For those new to development, the FAQ should answer any questions you have. You can then move on to current development or helping out with translation if you wish.

You can see the latest developments, expected features for the upcoming releases and the requested features list if you're interested in the current state of the project. If you're already a developer, the Development Documentation is useful.

We also have a development community on our IRC channel and in the development forum.

Graphics.png

The graphics section is where artists, NewGFX engine coders, and other graphics related developers collaborate on graphics development. Find out about the latest developments in 32bpp graphics, NewGrfs (8bpp) and more. Also, don't forget to check the Player Resources section below for other graphics-related resources.

The OpenTTD Community

If you want to learn more, help out writing documentation or get futher gameplay help then check out the following:

EditDocs.png
Helping with the Documentation

The OpenTTD documentation is stored and edited using this wiki. Feel free to start editing as soon as you feel you can, but read the Manual of Style first, and make any tests in the Sandbox.

Visit the village pump to discuss any major changes or additions to the documentation, or you can start right in on requests posted in the article requests. Also:

  • Some articles need smaller changes to satisfy our needs, and there is a list of these. If you don't feel up to writing full articles then this may be a better place to start.
  • There are also some articles that require more work before they can be called finished, and you can browse them in Expand category.
  • Finally, there are articles concerning current events which will become outdated often - why not check the information in these is still current is you have a spare moment?
Help.png
Getting Help

Do you need futher help that the manual can't provide? Then try our forums, the main source for help and developer's information, or join our IRC channel.

PlayerResources.png
Player Resources

This is a list of resources you may find useful that are not part of the manual.

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