OpenTTD DOS

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This article gets you started on running OpenTTD on MS-DOS

Contents

Required Drivers

* Requided You can simply add these to your autoexec.bat

Installing

  • There is no official port, thus you need to download the source and build it yourself; See the TT-Forums thread for more information.
  • Create a folder to store OpenTTD in e.g. C:\OPENTTD
  • Place the OpenTTD files in the root of the folder created in the previous folder
  • Make sure you have either the original game files or our free alternatives OpenSFX and OpenGFX placed in (folder to store OpenTTD, e.g C:\OPENTTD)\DATA\, that way they're shared by all your OpenTTD installations and you don't have to copy them to every new installation. You will need to rename the OpenGFX and OpenSFX files to fit in the 8.3 naming limitation. You will also need to edit the obg/obs files to reflect the file name changes.

Running OpenTTD

At the (partition with folder to store OpenTTD, e.g. C):\> prompt type cd (folder to store OpenTTD, e.g. OPENTTD) then type OPENTTD.
E.g.

C:\>cd OPENTTD
C:\OPENTTD>OPENTTD
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Note
You should not run OpenTTD as described above if you do not have a soundcard setup as OpenTTD will not exit cleanly.

An example to prove that it works :-)


Without a soundcard setup

Create a batch file called ottd.bat by typing edit ottd.bat from your OpenTTD directory. Type openttd /m null /s null then click file save then exit. Run this batch script when you start OpenTTD. E.g.

C:\>cd OPENTTD
C:\OPENTTD>OTTD

Known Issues

  • Internet activities do not work
  • These include checking Online Content and playing Multiplayer On-line.
  • Settiing the resolution to anything 1280*800 causes a crash
  • Full screen mode can not be exited
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