...about Transport Tycoon
Is the music used in Transport Tycoon
available as MIDI files?
Yes, but you need to obtain the Windows95 version of Transport Tycoon Deluxe. Once installed, look in the folder "\MPS\TTWin95\gm", and you'll see a list of files with the file extension ".gm". These are actually midi files, so just copy them into another folder and change the file extension to ".mid" and double-click to play. (Note: These music files are protected by copyright - You can only use them for personal use and only if you own the full Transport Tycoon Deluxe package)
I can't find Transport Tycoon available
to buy - Can I just download it?
No! All versions of Transport Tycoon are protected by copyright, and are the subject of a publication agreement with Microprose, which means the only legal way to obtain the game (and support the developer) is to purchase the full boxed product. If you can't find it in your country, you can usually purchase by mail order from another country - See Games/Purchasing for more details.
Is it possible to increase the limits of
number of vehicles or stations in Transport Tycoon?
Not without re-compiling the game, as most of the data space used for objects is defined at compile time. Anyway, some of the data pointers are limited to a certain number of bits, so for example the station limit cannot be increased without extensive work on other parts of the game to handle larger station pointers. Doing any of this would require a lot of work, and would make saved games completely incompatible with existing versions.
Does the DOS version of Transport Tycoon
run under Win95/98/ME?
Usually it is possible to get the DOS version running under these versions of Windows, but there's no guarantee. There should be no need to run the game in "DOS mode", though this might help if all else fails. The thing which usually prevents the game from running is the sound effect drivers, which cause problems with anything but standard sound card DMA and IRQ settings. If the game won't work, try installing it with the sound effect driver set to "none", and you may well get the game working. The music driver is not usually a problem as long as the settings match your card.
Can Transport Tycoon run under Windows
2000 or XP?
No, neither the DOS version nor the Win95 version will run under Windows 2000 or XP. The changes required for Transport Tycoon Deluxe Win95 to run under Windows 2000/XP are probably minimal, but it's unlikely it will ever be updated unless the time and costs can be justified by potential sales and the willingness of the publisher to market an updated version.
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