Current MobyGoal: Help us reach 250 documented ZX81 Games

1830: Railroads & Robber Barons (DOS)

Published by
Developed by
Released
Platform
66
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Release dates, publisher and developer information for this game listed by platform:

DOS

Developed by
SimTex, Inc.
Package Design by
Monarch Services, Inc.
Country
United States flag United States
Release Date
1995
Country
Germany flag Germany
Release Date
1995
Developed by
SimTex, Inc.
Distributed by
U.S. Gold Ltd.
Package Design by
Monarch Services, Inc.
Country
United Kingdom flag United Kingdom
Release Date
1995
Patch History
May 17, 1995
First patch. Referred to as 'May 17 95 version' or '2nd print run'.

Version changes:
  • Fixes an EMS problem users with 4-meg machines had.
  • Fixes a copy protection problem OS/2 users had.
  • Clicking "Buy Train" when neither the bank nor your railroads own any trains doesn't crash now.
  • A rare circumstance letting more than 5 shares of a railroad's stock to go into the bank is fixed.
  • V & G hotkey toggles for map displays were added to toggle hex values and hex grid. On a map display, typing "V" toggles the city revenue values and track upgrade costs on/off, and typing "G" toggles the hex grid on/off.
  • User errors don't cause beeps if sound is turned off.
  • game10.sav, ..., game18.sav files no longer being created.
Jul 18, 1995
Referred to as 'July patch' or version 1.05

Version changes:
  • Fixed bug where using the C&SL special ability with a railroad with no trains caused 2 leftward moves on the stock market.
  • Cosmetic glitch: the 10 town northeast of C&O base on standard map should not be yellow! (This had no impact on play.)
  • The train buying AI is significantly faster now.


Release dates and company information contributed by Isak (603), thf (151975), Wizo (29336) and Ray Soderlund (3500)