Chris Sawyer's Locomotion

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Chris Sawyer's Locomotion
Chris Sawyer's Locomotion cover
Developers
Chris Sawyer
Publishers
Atari
Release dates
Windows September 7, 2004
Reception
Metacritic 59
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Isometric
Controls Point and select
Genres Building, Simulation
Themes Interwar, Contemporary
Series Transport Tycoon
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Transport Tycoon
Transport Tycoon 1994
Transport Tycoon Deluxe 1995
OpenTTD 2004
Chris Sawyer's Locomotion 2004

Key points

The game has low system requirements and will run on most computers.
Uses an upgraded version of the RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 engine.
OpenLoco, from a similar team as OpenRCT2, is working on fixing the dated engine shortcomings.[1]

General information

Owen's Locomotion Depot - A fan site for the game
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SecuROM 5 DRM.
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patch 1.76[edit]

Fixes several bugs and inconsistencies. There are two versions: US and European.

Shinkansen Bullet Trains[edit]

Shinkansen Bullet Trains restores content that was cut during development.[2] Once the file is placed in the installation folder, a new scenario with the Shinkansen Bullet Trains will be available, as well as the Shinkansen itself in the Scenario Editor.

Company Owner Editor[edit]

Official tool for creating custom company owner images. Archived here.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Data[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/356430/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Single Player Saved Games\[Note 1]
<path-to-game>\Two Player Saved Games\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/356430/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Input[edit]

In-game general control settings.
In-game general control settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
No speech.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
UK and US versions slightly differ, and are patched through different patch executables. Digital release is US.
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
2
Online play
2

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 2032-2400, 6073
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 500 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 85 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 9.0b compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/356430/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (356430) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References