The Japanese Town Names Set

A new set of town names for TTDPatch

Developed by TT-Forums members

April 2006

Public release; version 0.6

What is the Japanese Town Names Set?

This is a set of Japanese-style town names which are intended to (but do not have to) be used with the Japan trainset. The Japanese trains, buildings, scenery, and other objects are distributed in separate files for ease of usage.

What TTD climate is it for?

Japan has fairly warm temperate climates, and Hokkaido has fairly cold winters; but Japan has no tropics. Therefore, the Japanese town names are not appropriate in the Sub-Tropic climate. However, there is nothing preventing you from using them there if you like.

How to install the Japanese Town Names Set

Configuring newgrf[w].cfg

The Japanese Town Names Set is available in a DOS version ("jpset_nam.grf") and a Windows version ("jpset_namw.grf"). Simply copy the grf file into the "newgrf" directory under your TTD main directory and add the entry "newgrf/jpset[w].grf" (with the "w" if you are using the Windows version of TTD) to your "newgrf[w].cfg" file.

You´ll need TTDPatch version 2.5 beta 1 (or higher) to run this version.

You will have to select the Japanese town names from the options list prior to starting a new game. It is not possible to change the town names of a game already in progress.

History and bug fixes



This set is licensed under the GNU Public Licence. As such, it may be freely distributed and modified as long as it remains under this license.
If you wish to use any part of this set in another set, you may of course do so, but we would be very grateful if you asked the artist concerned for permission, which will probably be granted. However, the individual elements remain the property of their respective artists, and they have the final word in this regard.

The Japanese Town Names Set for TTDPatch
Copyright © 2005 by certain members of the Transport Tycoon Forums (named below)

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.

If you wish to contact the developers, please use the TT-Forums to do so or email jpset [at] tt-forums [dot] net.


The Japanese Town Names Set was developed collaboratively, by many people. If you believe that you have made a contribution to this set and did not receive proper credit, please inform us at the Forums so credit can be given. This set is entirely nonprofit, and permission is given to reproduce or redistribute it in its entirety according to the terms of the GNU Public Licence (full text included with the set).

Credit in this document is generally given by Forum usernames, except as requested otherwise. Forum usernames are those in use by the named people on in April 2006 and previously.

This readme document was based on the style of that generated by Michael Blunck for his DBXL set but created independently.

Co-ordination and administration was handled by krtaylor.
Development hosting space was provided by Advanced Systems & Software Technologies.

Graphical credits

All coding was carried out by Aegir.

Related Links

Transport Tycoon Forums
jpset [at] tt-forums [dot] net (please contact with queries if you cannot post in the forums)

TTDPatch site
Michael Blunck's TTD graphics site