This article gets you started on running OpenTTD on MS-DOS
- mouse.com You should already have this setup if your system is setup for gaming*
- doslfn.com You will need this to be able to save games with their default name as well as to take screenshots
* Requided You can simply add these to your autoexec.bat
- 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.
- 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 Sound Effects Replacement and OpenGFX Readme 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.
(partition with folder to store OpenTTD, e.g. C):\> prompt type
cd (folder to store OpenTTD, e.g. OPENTTD) then type OPENTTD.
C:\>cd OPENTTD C:\OPENTTD>OPENTTD
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.
C:\>cd OPENTTD C:\OPENTTD>OTTD
- 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