Looking for a way to make more money with Transport Tycoon Deluxe? In this page I will discuss some of my own strategies and methods of becoming the worlds greatest Transport Tycoon!
- When a manufacturer offers you a new vehicle to test and you're planning for using it in the near future always answer yes! Even if you don't use the vehicle within the one-year testing period you're still getting some benefit because it's maximum reliability is higher.
- Try to use only one factory or steel mill to bring stuff to. Even when the distance is very long, like from one side of the map to the other one, it's very handy if you can pick up the goods or steel from one location.
- Try to let your trains travel a long distance, it's much more profitable when your goods are travelling a long way then when the destination is 5 blocks away.
- Don't let your trains climb too much or even, if you can help it, don't let them climb at all. It's much faster if they go around an object than when you let them go over/under it.
- To dramatically decrease the cost of building in farmland, simply plant trees first in all squares you want to build (for fuss-pots only!). But too much and this will lower your rating in the nearest city’s local authority.
- One way to improve your rating in a city is to plants lots of trees nearby. That does help a bit.
- If your train stations are getting crap ratings because there is a coal mine near by (and you actually care about this sort of stuff!), but the station was intended for passengers and mail, Put lorry stations right next to it. Then you can send lorries to collect the coal (or anything else) and take it where it belongs, and the train doesn’t lose profit.
- Bulldozing water is usually very expensive. However, you can get round this. Build ship depots on the squares you want to bulldoze (or raise). Then bulldoze the depots and quickly hit F1 to pause the game. If you don't pause, the water will rush into the squares you've just cleared. Select the option to build a sign then quickly unpause the game and buy the squares (build "signs" on them). You'll have to raise the land very quickly. And once you’ve finished. The water will never rush into land you've bought, so you'll be free to do what you want with it at your leisure. You can't buy land in the regular version of TT.
- TT Deluxe lets you invest in rival companies in 25% increments. This may not seem like a big deal, but when used carefully, this feature can make you a fortune. Like the stock market, the key rule is to "buy low, sell high." If you buy 75% stock in a rival when the price is low and sell when the price peaks, you can make thousands of pounds with little effort. A good way to do it is to buy 75% as early on in the rivals life as you can (before they've officially started if you can) then just wait a year or so and it'll be worth loads.
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