I've just uploaded a copy of the first finished files for the Alpha 2 version. Consider this the Alpha 2 alpha. :)
Hawk, if you could please post the link once you have a chance.You'll most like see two files since I cancelled the first upload because I forgot to include the exe in the zip. Go with the 25 meg file.
There is no readme in this file so all the instructions are right here. What this has are the first completed pk4 files for what will become the beta version, then the final. This has the new exe file.
The first thing to do is to back up your files.
Delete the Alpha_Patch.pk4 file in the Data\2D folder.
Delete all the files in the Data\BuildingTypes folder.
Delete all the files in the Data\EngineTypes folder.
Unzip the files into their respective folders, overwriting files that you didn't have to delete.
Although there have been minor changes to the cargo files, they aren't included right now because I am in the middle of putting together freight cars and I would have to change everything back to what in the first alpha patches. This will be coming next with the freight car paks.
Also to come are the campaign files. Although not everything is finished...okay, hardly even started, the files are place holders for when they campaigns are finished they can be easily installed.
You will most likely notice a number of duplicates wth company logos. The default logos are the same as what is listed for the players. All of the associated companies have a logo, and I still have to sort out which are duplicates. If anyone wants a logo from the orginal set, I can make it up as a separate file.
The language file is always a work in progress, but the new one reflects all the changes so far. The campaign stuff is still not finished. Also included are the ambient sounds associated with the different buildings. Industries that were removed have been changed to industries that were added.
The recycling plant has been removed from the game. The reclamation facility replaces it. The reason was that it caused confusion, and the recycling plant could not be altered to be made profitable, or have its cargo recipe changed. Removing it will prevent confusion.
The Immigration building from JayEff has been added. This is a source of passengers without a demand. 3 loads per year, and it demands 1 load of paper. Has to be placed or added.
Previous versions of Trainmaster maps will not function properly in this new version due to file name changes. Some new maps will be coming very soon. Conversions can be made relatively easily. But it might just be better to start over in some cases.
I promise not to change any more file names, and i only did it this time with great trepidation, but I believe it was worth it in the long run.
In any event, this will let you have a look at all the changes that I've been working on for the last couple of months.