Archived News

2008-09-13 18:33:16
Posted by TrueBrain

Behold! A new web design. With this new design, and many many other things that happened behind the screen, we hope to enter a new Era for the web-related services of OpenTTD. Over the last few weeks we did a lot of work to increase the quality of the services. For example, we moved to a new dedicated server located at Leaseweb, EvoSwitch, Haarlem, The Netherlands. But also, we merged all the services which were scattered over the web to a single place. And today, we welcome a new website, and a new compile-farm.

With a big thanks to 'kohrar' for the web-design, and a big hug to Osai for his hard work on most images, Rubidium and I managed to create a XHTML 1.0 strict website, which looks exactly the same on almost all browsers. Needless to say we are very proud of that result.

In the next few weeks we will be adding new services to the webpage, and integrate others. The main goal is to make a website which can be maintained by the active developers themselves. This should greatly improve the quality of all those services.

One of the other things you might notice, is that the website is available in all languages which OpenTTD support in-game. For now, not all languages will have a translation ready, but we hope to get the complete webpage translated in all languages, so you can enjoy OpenTTD also on the web in your native language.

Other new features of the new website are an improved download section, and soon support for mirroring. Together with this comes a new compile-farm, which produces much more robust binaries. For example, MSVC is used to compile Windows binaries. This avoids a lot of problems we had in the past. Sadly enough, not all targets are ported to this new system yet, and for example the OSX users will need to wait a bit longer before they can enjoy this new system.

Many more new features are planned, but that is all in the future. For now I hope you enjoy the new design. Any problems you find/notice can be reported via the forum. Also suggestions are of course very welcome. Enjoy the new OpenTTD website!