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Railway Empire - 9/13/2020 9:51:28 PM   
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If you like railroad tycoon games, and I do, Railway Empire is available free until 9-17 at Epic Games Store.

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/13/2020 10:01:25 PM   
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Thanks a bunch buddy :)

It's a nice 40 dollar game :)

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/13/2020 11:16:35 PM   
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Thanks a bunch buddy :)

It's a nice 40 dollar game :)


You're welcome. Been thinking about it for awhile. Now that it's free for a bit, why not? love the old Railroad Tycoon games.

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/14/2020 1:13:35 PM   
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Why not get out Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon instead?

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/14/2020 1:47:14 PM   
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Would really love to see a railroad game that is entirely war centric.
For instance, many WWII East Front games have the German player building/repairing
railroads. converting Soviet gauges to German, ensuring enough supplies
of the right kind get to the rail heads. But it is very abstract and
simplistic. Seems like a rail road game focused on this aspect would
be very interesting. Those five Jagdtigers are needed east of Warsaw?
Fine, but you may have to procure the right railroad stock to carry them
and make sure the route has bridges that can support their weight.

Perhaps the problem lay in any strategic aspect that would be hard to
reconcile with the deliberate usage of railroad resources for genocidal purposes?

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/14/2020 5:18:27 PM   
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Why not get out Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon instead?


That sounds good and you won't have a Chinese backed company with software on your computer maybe doing things that you don't know about or want done.

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/14/2020 11:00:49 PM   
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Adekyn just started a new series on the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ6CE54AIm4

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/14/2020 11:24:51 PM   
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Why not get out Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon instead?


I don't have my Amiga 1000 anymore. And it is limited to 32 trains.

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/14/2020 11:49:59 PM   
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Adekyn just started a new series on the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ6CE54AIm4


Thanks.

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/15/2020 12:05:03 AM   
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Railroad Tycoon 3 PC Full Version Free Download

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Superficially A game Railroad Tycoon 3, about trains is very about keeping up a company and forcing your competitors. Trains are used to communicate travellers, mail, and even troops (all of which have explicit goals) and also to communicate different freight, which your company gains cash for determined by the differentiation in price between the pickup area and any location you choose to communicate them to.


https://microcapmag.com/railroad-tycoon-3-pc-full-version-free-download/

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/15/2020 12:35:02 AM   
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Railroad Tycoon 3 PC Full Version Free Download

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Superficially A game Railroad Tycoon 3, about trains is very about keeping up a company and forcing your competitors. Trains are used to communicate travellers, mail, and even troops (all of which have explicit goals) and also to communicate different freight, which your company gains cash for determined by the differentiation in price between the pickup area and any location you choose to communicate them to.


https://microcapmag.com/railroad-tycoon-3-pc-full-version-free-download/

The enemy won't know what hit them if you do it right. Send them right into the poor house.


You don't need to build rail since the cargo gets there by other means. And for someone worried about software on your computer maybe doing things that you don't know about or want done..... MicroCap Magazine does not warrant that the website is free of viruses or other harmful components.



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RE: Railway Empire - 9/15/2020 12:35:37 AM   
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Why not get out Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon instead?


That sounds good and you won't have a Chinese backed company with software on your computer maybe doing things that you don't know about or want done.


The internet is not for you I guess.


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RE: Railway Empire - 9/15/2020 1:36:35 AM   
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Maybe I did something incorrectly, but that download leads to a mandatory survey requirement, which is just a scam looking for signups etc and ain't worth it. RRT3 is an ok game, but there are better ways to get it.

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/15/2020 1:37:00 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Aurelian


quote:

ORIGINAL: RangerJoe


quote:

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Why not get out Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon instead?


That sounds good and you won't have a Chinese backed company with software on your computer maybe doing things that you don't know about or want done.


The internet is not for you I guess.



I am here, ain't I?

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/15/2020 1:38:04 AM   
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Maybe I did something incorrectly, but that download leads to a mandatory survey requirement, which is just a scam looking for signups etc and ain't worth it. RRT3 is an ok game, but there are better ways to get it.


Lots of old games here:

https://www.old-games.com/download/7034/railroad-tycoon-3

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/15/2020 3:22:47 AM   
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Yes, found that a few years back, a real treasure trove of stuff there.

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/15/2020 9:13:28 AM   
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Nice but EGS isn't going to get a foothold on my PC , as a company and especially the CEO is a 2 faced hypocritical bastard.

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As for Tycoon games, while not focused on just rail to me there's nothing that comes close to what Transport Tycoon did, especially with OpenTTD (Open Source game based on Transport Tycoon website : https://www.openttd.org/ )which allowed me to mold the game with so many mods adding scripts, railpieces, trainsets, townsets etc etc I think with that I've pumped in so many hours and still play it to ease my mind.

I've played other Rail & Transport tycoon games but none kept me going for as long OpenTTD did.

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/15/2020 2:26:01 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

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Maybe I did something incorrectly, but that download leads to a mandatory survey requirement, which is just a scam looking for signups etc and ain't worth it. RRT3 is an ok game, but there are better ways to get it.


Lots of old games here:

https://www.old-games.com/download/7034/railroad-tycoon-3


like this one: https://www.old-games.com/download/6922/uncommon-valor-campaign-for-the

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/15/2020 3:48:37 PM   
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Spent about 2 accumulated hours browsing....

Then I remembered something. you can always go back, but, sometimes you forget why there's little point in doing it :)

Ok, simulators, there's a reason my storage has none. A handful of years ago, I realized, I just no longer cared.

Old versions, example Allied General. Why bother, I spent good money on Panzer Corps, it's better. I never play number 2 games, I prefer playing the best option.

I have a folder called Old Schlock Wargames. Schlock. I simply don't have enough daylight to dedicated time to something I call 'schlock' :)

Oh well, everyone gets side tracked by nostalgia eventually.

I have games made in the last 5-10 years calling me :)

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/15/2020 5:14:26 PM   
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Maybe I did something incorrectly, but that download leads to a mandatory survey requirement, which is just a scam looking for signups etc and ain't worth it. RRT3 is an ok game, but there are better ways to get it.


Got the game. Didn't have that survey.

I grabbed Civ VI when it was free. Have not touched it.

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/16/2020 4:30:59 AM   
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Internet archives . org

https://archive.org/details/RailroadTycoon3USA

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/16/2020 1:49:49 PM   
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yer clever Joe :)


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RE: Railway Empire - 9/16/2020 2:53:33 PM   
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The files seem good, my computer won't run it (no idea what is the problem, I suspect it is a video card limitation). Will try on one of my older rigs later.


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RE: Railway Empire - 9/16/2020 3:21:29 PM   
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Well, the price is right.

Observe and report anything of interest . . .

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/16/2020 5:26:32 PM   
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quote:

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Maybe I did something incorrectly, but that download leads to a mandatory survey requirement, which is just a scam looking for signups etc and ain't worth it. RRT3 is an ok game, but there are better ways to get it.


Got the game. Didn't have that survey.

I grabbed Civ VI when it was free. Have not touched it.


Same for me!

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/16/2020 7:03:00 PM   
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Yes, let the Chinese onto your computer:

US charges 5 Chinese citizens in global hacking campaign

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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions in the United States and elsewhere, including social media and video game companies as well as universities and telecommunications providers, officials said Wednesday.

The five defendants remain fugitives, but prosecutors say two Malaysian businessmen accused of conspiring with the alleged hackers to profit off the attacks on the billion-dollar video game industry were arrested in Malaysia this week and face extradition proceedings.
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In addition, one of the five defendants told a colleague that he was very close to the Chinese Ministry of State Security and would be protected "unless something very big happens," and agreed not to go after targets in China, said Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen. Rosen criticized the Chinese government for what he said was a failure to disrupt hacking crimes and to hold hackers accountable.

"We know the Chinese authorities to be at least as able as the law enforcement authorities here and in like-minded states to enforce laws against computer intrusions. But they choose not to," Rosen said.

There was no immediate response Wednesday to an email seeking comment from the Chinese Embassy in Washington.


https://www.startribune.com/us-charges-5-chinese-citizens-in-global-hacking-campaign/572429762/

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/16/2020 7:03:47 PM   
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Railroad Tycoon 3 – Cheats

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/pc/534361-railroad-tycoon-3/cheats

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/16/2020 8:07:08 PM   
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Railroad Tycoon 3 – Cheats

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/pc/534361-railroad-tycoon-3/cheats


Sadly, using a cheat is like admitting to being useless though (at least in games where the point is to be clever).

Regarding hacking, I think war in the future is going to be a mix of nerds with computers, and hypervelocity missiles (which are basically like throwing crowbars fast enough to create massive explosive effects).

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/16/2020 8:38:11 PM   
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Using a cheat to have no crashes may be okay if they seem to be excessive. For learning purposes they should be fine, especially for some younger people who may be frustrated. Since Railroad Tycoon can also teach something about business and economics, it would not be just a waste of time for some. Especially when they realize that the value of a product such as potatoes on the farm and the value of the same product such as potatoes in a city are different, sadly for the Soviet citizens some of the people in charge did not seem to realize that.

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RE: Railway Empire - 9/19/2020 5:42:03 PM   
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I purchased Railway Empire during its beta and played around with it until shortly after it went live. It looks very good, but I just couldn't help but wish it were more like Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon with updated graphics, a DOS game I purchased thirty years ago and played to death.

Another new railroad game that resembles Railway Empire is Railroad Corporation but here again, I couldn't help but wish it were more like Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon with updated graphics.

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