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TTDPatch adds several new messages that are displayed in the game, for example the bribe option. TTDPatch includes translations of these in all languages that TTD is available in. However, you may have used the TTD Translator described in the previous section, in which case your TTD is in a language that is not available with TTDPatch. As a result, the in-game texts will be in English (or whichever language your version of TTD was originally in), not your language.
It is now possible to translate these in-game texts to your own language by
mkpttxt.exe program distributed with TTDPatch. Simply run
this program once, and it will create a file called
contains all in-game text strings.
To translate it, open it in a Windows editor like Notepad, or any other editor
that is capable of using the ISO-8859-1 character set.
Follow the instructions at
the beginning of the file, and translate the entries. Then, simply run
mkpttxt.exe again, and it will create the file
will automatically be loaded by TTDPatch if it is present in the TTD directory.
If you would like to distribute your translations, please distribute the
ttdpttxt.txt and not
ttdpttxt.dat, because the latter uses an
internal format of TTDPatch that may change from time to time. If the format
changes, people who have the
.txt file can simply run an updated version
mkpttxt.exe, which isn't possible with the