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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:18 am 
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Would it be possible to make the heliports available earlier than 1963, from either the start of the game or the introduction date of the first helicopter? It would be ideal if they could be used for airships in the early stages of a game, for example.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:43 am 
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PaulC wrote:
It would be ideal if they could be used for airships in the early stages of a game, for example.


No it wouldn't. It would be ideal if we had fully implemented newairports... :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:19 am 
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PikkaBird wrote:
No it wouldn't. It would be ideal if we had fully implemented newairports... :)

Sure, an airship mast implemented as a newairport would be the perfect solution, but in lieu of that happening...?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:28 am 
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An airship mast?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:44 am 
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kamnet wrote:
An airship mast? [...]

Hehe, toyland! 8)

Something more interesting (and more difficult to implement!):

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Is it possible to code the 1x1 heliport as either a 2x1 or 2x2? I've been playing with it off-and-on all night using the airships from Generic Av8 and I can't seem to find a nice spot to align it with the nose of the ship, crowded up against the east edge of the tile. It seems to look best near the southeast corner but would need to overlap the corner to do so.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:23 am 
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kamnet wrote:
Is it possible to code the 1x1 heliport as either a 2x1 or 2x2? I've been playing with it off-and-on all night using the airships from Generic Av8 and I can't seem to find a nice spot to align it with the nose of the ship, crowded up against the east edge of the tile. It seems to look best near the southeast corner but would need to overlap the corner to do so.

You could write an airport newgrf which replaces the heliport. The movement pattern will stay the same (including landing height), but you can adjust the looks of the tiles as you like. Not sure, but it might turn out difficult to attach tiles north of the landing spot as the fsm stays the same.

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