Simutrans is an open-source and multiplatform game based on the classic Transport Tycoon, which lets you create a passenger and cargo transport system over land, water, and air on a randomly generated map filled with towns with real names.
Buses, trucks, trains, ships, and planes are the main transport systems in Simutrans. You not only have to build the necessary infrastructure to make them work (roads, bridges, tracks), but also maintain the vehicles, place the stations correctly, connect industries together, etc.
Each transport system has different vehicle models. You have to acquire the right one for the activity you want to carry out (for instance, you need a specialized vehicle to transport wood). There are 40 types of factories in Simutrans, and 35 available types of primary resources. Take care of your economy, as that’s the only way to expand your transport company.
Simutrans has different graphics packages that you can download from the program’s website. They are required to open the game. Here are some of them:
-pak64, the official basic Simutrans package.
-pakGerman, German-style buildings.
-pakJapan, Japanese-style architecture.
-pak128, 128×128 pixels graphics, instead of the 64×64 graphics in the basic package.
-pak96.comic, graphics with a comic-book style.
You’ll need to download at least one graphics package and copy it to the folder that contains the game’s executable file. The Simutrans version in the private downloads section includes the pak64 graphics package.