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Chris Sawyer's Locomotion (2004, with OpenLoco)

Specifications

Title: Chris Sawyer's Locomotion (2004, with OpenLoco) Type: Linux Game
Genre: Management Status:
Category: Management ➤ Transportation Commercial:
Tags: Management; Simulation; Transportation; Economy; Train Sim; Strategy; Retro Demo:
Released: Latest : 20.07 / Dev : Efb06d2 Package Name:
Date: 2020-08-04 Extern Repo:
License: Code : MIT / Artwork : Commercial Repo:
Perspective: Third person Package:
Visual: 2.5D Binary:
Pacing: Real Time Source: ✓
Played: Single & Multi PDA:
Quality (record): 5 stars Quality (game):
Contrib.: Goupil & Louis ID: 15838
Created: 2020-04-03 Updated: 2020-08-16

Summary

[fr]: Chris Sawyer's Locomotion est un jeu en 2.5D de simulation de construction et de gestion de transport à diverses époques (de 1900 à 2006) et lieux (Amérique du Nord, Royaume-Uni et Alpes). Le joueur tente de faire prospérer sa compagnie de transport (trains, tramways, bus, camions, navires et avions), contre d'autres concurrents (IAs) avec différents objectifs secondaires selon les scénarios, dans un monde en évolution. OpenLoco est un port source solo/multi, libre et multi-plateforme dérivé du moteur OpenRCT2 (RollerCoaster Tycoon). [en]: Chris Sawyer's Locomotion is a 2.5D construction and management simulation game in various times (from 1900 to 2006) and places (North America, the United Kingdom and the Alps). The player tries to make his transport company (trains, trams, buses, trucks, ships and planes) prosper against other competitors (IAs) with different secondary objectives depending on the scenarios, in a changing world. OpenLoco is a single/multi, libre, multi-platform source port derived from the OpenRCT2 engine (RollerCoaster Tycoon).

Videos

Gameplay :


Linux joue / Linux plays : HOLaRSE [de] (v.18.02),

Links

Website & videos
[Homepage] [Dev site] [Features/About] [Screenshots] [Videos t ts gd gu id r lp[de] (18.02) g g g g[fr] g[de] g[de] g[de] g[de] g[ru] g[pl] g[cz] g[sp] g[pt] g[it] g[tr] g] [WIKI] [FAQ] [RSS] [Changelog 1 2 3]

Commercial : [Steam (Windows, for contents extraction)] [GOG (Windows, for contents extraction)] [Gamesplanet [fr] (Windows, for contents extraction)]

Resources
• The Shinkansen Series : [Chris Sawyer site (The Shinkansen Series)]
Technical informations
[Open Hub] [PCGamingWiki] [MobyGames]

Social
Devs (Chris Sawyer [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2] [MobyGames] [mastodon] [twitter] [PeerTube] [YouTube] [Interview 1 2]
Port by (OpenLoco Team [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2] [mastodon] [twitter] [PeerTube] [YouTube] [Interview 1 2]
Game : [Blog] [Forums (Transport Tycoon)] [mastodon] [twitter] [PeerTube] [YouTube] [reddit (Chris Sawyer's Locomotion)]

On other sites
[Wikipedia (Chris Sawyer's Locomotion) [fr] [en] [de]]

Reviews
[metacritic]

News / Source of this Entry (SotE) / News (SotN)
[Changes with v. 20.07 (20200726)] [HOLaRSE on Mastodon [de] (20200801) (SotN)]

Description [fr]

Un jeu de simulation de construction et de gestion de transport et son port source, Chris Sawyer's Locomotion par Chris Sawyer, port source par l'OpenLoco Team.

Chris Sawyer's Locomotion est un jeu en 2.5D de simulation de construction et de gestion de transport à diverses époques (de 1900 à 2006) et lieux (Amérique du Nord, Royaume-Uni et Alpes). Le joueur tente de faire prospérer sa compagnie de transport (trains, tramways, bus, camions, navires et avions), contre d'autres concurrents (IAs) avec différents objectifs secondaires selon les scénarios, dans un monde en évolution. OpenLoco est un port source solo/multi, libre et multi-plateforme dérivé du moteur OpenRCT2 (RollerCoaster Tycoon).


OpenLoco

Une réimplémentation open source de Chris Sawyer's Locomotion. Un jeu vidéo de simulation de construction et de gestion qui simule la gestion d'une entreprise de transport.

OpenLoco est une réimplémentation open-source de Chris Sawyer's Locomotion (CSL). CSL est le successeur spirituel de Transport Tycoon et OpenLoco vise à améliorer le jeu de la même manière qu'OpenTTD a amélioré Transport Tycoon et OpenRCT2 a amélioré RollerCoaster Tycoon.

Chris Sawyer's Locomotion a été écrit par Chris Sawyer en assembleur x86 par dessus son moteur RollerCoaster Tycoon 2. Une grande partie du code est identique à celui de RollerCoaster Tycoon 2. Cela signifie que seules certaines parties du jeu, telles que la logique mise à jour, ont été écrites. Le code du moteur comme l'audio, le dessin et le système de fenêtres doit être conservé car il ne ferait que répéter le travail déjà effectué pour OpenRCT2. Il est plus avantageux de partager autant de code que possible entre OpenRCT2 et OpenLoco.



Gamesplanet [fr] (Chris Sawyer's Locomotion) :

Créez une entreprise profitable en construisant des routes entre les villes et leurs industries.

Concourrez contre d'autres sociétés concurrentes afin de construire des connections les plus rentables possibles et ainsi faire de l'argent !

Ou vous pouvez préférer contempler et admirer tout ce petit monde en action en construisant et en jouant avec vos véhicules tels que trains, bus, tramways, bateaux et avions.

• Construisez une grande variété de véhicules : trains, bus, tramways, camions, avions et bateaux
• Explorez un monde immense et détaillé !
• Découvrez les véhicules, industries et building des années 1900 à 2000
• Affrontez jusqu'à 14 sociétés simulées
• Véhicules et décors provenant de 3 types de régions: Amérique du Nord, UK , Europe Alpine
• Options multijoueurs en tête à tête via TCP/IP LAN ou connection internet
• Plus de 40 scenarii pré-conçus, ainsi que des scenarii aléatoires
• Editeur de scenario inclus basé sur l'interface et le moteur du jeu Roller Coaster Tycoon.


Wikipedia (Chris Sawyer's Locomotion) :

Chris Sawyer's Locomotion est un jeu vidéo développé par Chris Sawyer Productions et édité par Atari.

Système de jeu

Le jeu permet au joueur d'utiliser les rails, tramways, bus, avions, et cargo pour faire prospérer son entreprise de transport et vaincre ses concurrents. Des nouvelles inventions et découvertes en matière de transport (et de bâtiments) sont mises à disposition du jouer tout au long du jeu, qui commence au plus tôt en 1900. Le dernier prototype de véhicule (l'Airbus A380) voit le jour en 2006, il est cependant possible de continuer à jouer passé cette date butoir. Chris Sawyer's Locomotion fut publié aux États-Unis le 7 septembre, 2004, puis quelques jours plus tard dans le reste du monde.

Description [en]

"A business simulation game whose goal is to make a profitable transport company & a source port" -- Le Bottin.

OpenLoco

An open source re-implementation of Chris Sawyer's Locomotion. A construction and management simulation video game that simulates running a transport company.

OpenLoco is an open-source re-implementation of Chris Sawyer's Locomotion (CSL). CSL is the spiritual successor to Transport Tycoon and OpenLoco aims to improve the game similar to how OpenTTD improved Transport Tycoon and OpenRCT2 improved RollerCoaster Tycoon.

Chris Sawyer's Locomotion was written by Chris Sawyer in x86 assembly building on top of his RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 engine. Much of the code is 1:1 with RollerCoaster Tycoon 2. This means that only select areas of the game such as the update logic should be written. The engine code such as audio, drawing and the window system should be left alone as it would only repeat the work that has already been done for OpenRCT2. It is more beneficial to share as much code as possible between OpenRCT2 and OpenLoco.


Steam (Chris Sawyer's Locomotion) :

Explore a vast and detailed world and build a Transportation Empire! Lay down tracks, roads, and bridges. Use railroads, trucking lines, buses, airplanes, and ships to outmaneuver ruthless competitors who will try to take business away from you, and see who is the best at meeting the needs of a growing metropolis. Cash in on a world of opportunity moving raw materials, goods, and people efficiently from one destination to another. Rake in huge profits as the years advance from 1900 to 2000 and beyond. Experience different world variations, difficulty levels, and complete goals of different scenarios. Run the world your way!


Wikipedia (Chris Sawyer's Locomotion) :

Chris Sawyer's Locomotion is a video game by independent game developer Chris Sawyer Productions from 2004. According to Sawyer, it is the "spiritual successor to Transport Tycoon".

Gameplay

The game allows the player to use railroads, trams, trucking lines, buses, airplanes and ships to earn money in a transport company between the years 1900 to 2100. It contains over 40 pre-designed scenarios and a scenario editor, and can also be played in multiplayer mode with another human-controlled competitor. The game is played in an 2D isometric view like the other games by Chris Sawyer, particularly RollerCoaster Tycoon, which uses the engine that was originally developed for Transport Tycoon.

Early on in the development of Chris Sawyer's Locomotion some Japanese vehicles and buildings were created but were never actually used in the published game. One of these vehicles was the Shinkansen 0 Series, which you can now download at Chrissawyergames.com. These Japanese assets were likely switched out for the Swiss ones.

The Class 656 locomotive in the Swiss game mode is actually not a Swiss loco. It instead originates from Italy.

The scenarios have five difficulty levels: Beginner, Easy, Medium, Challenging and Expert. Different objectives are available, some require the player to finish on a certain position in the company ranking list while others require the transportation of a specific amount of cargo. In some cases these objectives have additional limits, such as that the player must finish within a certain time limit. While many of the scenarios are fictional, some are based on real-world countries such as the United States, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

In recent years, several add-ons have been created for the game, including hundreds of trains, trucks, airplanes and other vehicles. Some people have used special programs to convert Microsoft Train Simulator rolling stock for use in Locomotion.

Development

Locomotion was developed by game developer Chris Sawyer as "spiritual successor to Transport Tycoon". The game was published and released by Atari in the U.S. on September 7, 2004 and a few days later in the rest of the world.

In 2013 an iOS version of Transport Tycoon was released that uses the graphics from Locomotion.

On March 17, 2015, the game was re-released through digital distribution on Steam and gog.com.

In January 2018, an open-source project, based on OpenRCT2 engine known as OpenLoco, was launched to enhance the gameplay of Locomotion, including fixing bugs, translating to more languages and allowing the game to run natively on macOS and Linux. In order to create an accurate clone, the incrementally reverse engineered Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 engine was used. OpenLoco features reduced limitations compared to the original, i.e. disabling vehicle breakdowns, unlocked building options or using custom resolutions.

Reception

Reviews of the game were generally not favorable, with many noting that the game's user interface and AI were both poor in comparison to the original Transport Tycoon.