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Recent News

New Wiki

Way earlier than anticipated, we have a new wiki!

What does that mean?

  • All OpenTTD services now use GitHub authentication. You can login everywhere using your GitHub account.
  • We restructured the whole wiki. All pages are now categorised and organised in a folder tree.
  • Over half of the pages with ancient content were moved into the Archive folder, so the rest of the wiki can breathe again.
  • There is a second sandbox wiki, just for experimentation, without hurting the main wiki.
  • The whole wiki has support for translations. No more manual cross-linking.
  • We parted with user pages. Today everyone can host their private GitHub wiki, which automatically fades into history, when the user is no longer active.
  • The search function will be added in a few days. We will use an external search engine, and it has to index everything first.

That’s it in short. But how did we get here?

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Translation Teams move to GitHub

Today is a big day for translations of OpenTTD! Translators are now organised as teams of our GitHub organisation.

That means:

  • You no longer need an OpenTTD-specific account to become a translator: you can use GitHub accounts for most OpenTTD things now. (bug tracker, BaNaNaS, translations, development, …)
  • Becoming a translator is now super easy: you just click a few buttons to become a member of the team.
  • There is one team for each language, which allows the translators to get to know each other, and have group conversations within the team.

There is only one downside:

  • Everyone who was a translator before needs to reapply.

While this is good news for all translators, this is also a great step forward for our infrastructure: after migrating the source code and bug tracker in 2019, this year we could migrate BaNaNaS and the WebTranslator. This only leaves the Wiki as the last service that still needs an OpenTTD-specific account. (guess what task is next?)

OpenTTD 1.10.3

A short horror story: “I felt like a shiver along my spine, that is OTTD 1.10.3 coming like an unexpected train”.

Fix o’clock!

Several fixes, most notably a crashing bug to do with group creation and renaming that that we had several crash reports for, and a potential desync with subsidy creation.

More details in the changelog below. Have fun!

OpenTTD 1.10.2

It’s fix time!

Lots of fixes this time round, notably several stability fixes to multiplayer - lots of possible desync bugs snuck in, hopefully we’ve caught them all now.

As a new “feature”, we’re now providing packages for Ubuntu 20.04 as well.


BaNaNaS v1.5 launched

Today we say goodbye to an old friend. BaNaNaS v1 has been running since early 2007. It has served millions and millions of files. Over 5000 content entries were created. Over 20000 unique users used the service daily. It is what makes OpenTTD truly unique: an ever expanding set of possible additions to the game. And today we say goodbye.

Hello all, and welcome to BaNaNaS v1.5! A completely rewritten version of BaNaNaS. What has changed? ABSOLUTELY nothing. So why do it? Well, because it now runs on code that we can maintain and support again!

You can find this new BaNaNaS version in the OpenTTD client near you. For content authors and those who just want to browse, the usual place can be visited.

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