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Sid Meier's Railroads! Wiki and Forum Reconstruction

In 2007, I played a lot of Sid Meier's Railroads! (SMR... the ! bang is part of the official name.) I had loved the earlier Railroad Tycoon games. SMR was different (a bit more arcade-like, being realtime) but still fun. ("Hooked") had a good SMR wiki and forum to which I contributed heavily. My work revealed a ton of quantitative details on how the game worked. I made many pages from scratch; others were little more than a brochure when I first visited, and I turned them into textbooks.

Then perhaps October 2008 — forensics are hard now — Hooked abruptly dropped SMR. The URL for the wiki was's_Railroads, but it doesn't work anymore. Hooked itself is still there. Its SMR forum was copied to and still exists, although file attachments were lost. But the wiki is gone, completely lost except for what had been captured by The Wayback Machine. As always, Wayback only captured text. Graphics and files were forever lost, as was their edit history and many links to other Hooked info.

Fortunately, I kept all the graphics and files I used for this wiki (unlike Sins of a Solar Empire, sigh). In order to preserve all this work, below is the text from the Wayback pages, seamlessly restored together with my original graphics and files.

I stopped playing and working on Railroads ca. May 2007, although I kept talking in the Hooked forum past that a little. All of the Wayback wiki copies were made after that, so the text should be good.

Some of the links in my restored pages are gorked; they either go to <a gimped Wayback page> or they are simply <lost>. I only have the files and graphics I made. And not every page of the wiki was captured on Wayback.

Restored Railroads! Ramblings

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Resources 4/20/08 2,174 link 6/28/08
Resource Growth Illustrations 2/16/07 526 link 10/11/07

I stuck very close to the original, not the least because I am fuzzy on it. A few typo and obvious format and wording improvements have been made.

Some links are gorked; they either go to <a gimped Wayback page>. Or they are simply <lost>.