Rejoice, the first beta of OpenTTD 1.9.0 is here. The full version is 1.9.0-beta2, as beta1 had an unfortunate accident involving a monkey and a cockroach shortly after inception.
Some highlights are:
- Support for up to 64 simultaneous rail types and cargo types;
- Group liveries;
- Modernized and updated music and sound drivers, including support for the original DOS MIDI music;
- Detailed framerate window and faster fast-forward;
- numerous NewGRF enhancements and bugfixes.