FS#5018 - View OpenTTD readme in OpenTTD

Attached to Project: OpenTTD
Opened by PaulC (PaulC) - Saturday, 28 January 2012, 03:39 GMT
Last edited by andythenorth (andythenorth) - Friday, 18 August 2017, 21:15 GMT
Type Feature Request
Category Core
Status Closed
Assigned To andythenorth (andythenorth)
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version trunk
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Now that OTTD has a built-in text viewer, would it not be an idea to make the readme accesible from within the game? This could be done via the main menu and/or in-game via the ? button on the menu bar (for example). Making the readme more visible to users might help prevent some unnecessary questions on the forum which are usually answered with "see the readme".
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Closed by  andythenorth (andythenorth)
Friday, 18 August 2017, 21:15 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  As per comment from LordAro - this can't be implemented due to the way OpenTTD is distributed. Thanks for the suggestion.
Comment by Tim O. (Timmaexx) - Monday, 06 February 2012, 16:45 GMT
Very Good Idea!

Something like a "About"-Section comes to my mind, settled in the upper right of the startscreen...
Comment by PaulC (PaulC) - Wednesday, 28 March 2012, 15:00 GMT Comment by Alberth (Alberth) - Saturday, 31 March 2012, 17:35 GMT
Except the readme contains mainly information about how to get the game running
Comment by PaulC (PaulC) - Saturday, 31 March 2012, 18:04 GMT
The average user won't have access to the readme at all until *after* they have installed the game, so I'm not sure what your point is. Most of the information in there should be of use to anyone who is new to the game.
Comment by andythenorth (andythenorth) - Friday, 18 August 2017, 21:14 GMT
[10:13pm] andythenorth: LordAro: one for you
[10:13pm] LordAro: you already pointed that at me
[10:13pm] LordAro: and i already told you it's basically impossible with distros that .gz the zip
[10:13pm] LordAro: and put it in various random locations ;-;