wow this really works great fonso
I only have one question. In the map there are some new black numbers. What do they exactly mean?
Also sometimes the numbers are writen on top of the numbers of other cities rendering them unreadible
The numbers are shown in the following format:
U = usage of the link (cargo having arrived at the destination coming from the source)
C = capacity of the link
S = cargo sent along the link (without necessarily arriving at the other side)
P = cargo planned for the link
Of course this doesn't matter much as no one can read it. If you click on the town names button some coloured boxes will be shown instead, but those are only marginally more readable. The coding is as follows:
The space, however, is so tight that you have to get really close to the screen in order to see if there is a box of a certain colour or not. And then you still don't know much about its size. Also, in areas with lots of stations, for example in town centers, the boxes still overlap and you can't discern anything. I'm thinking of reducing the space used for each item of information even further by drawing cubes instead of boxes, but I doubt it would help a lot.
So, I got a task for the artists among you: Draw a mockup of how the capacity/usage/planned/sent information (or at least a subset you'd like to see there) can be displayed readably in the map. I could really use an idea there as I'm not very good with GUI stuff.