NewGRF name next vehicle name

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NewGRF name next vehicle name

Post by FedeX699 » 02 Dec 2019 12:39

Hello! Is there any way to see the NewGRF name next the vechile name on the vehicle list? I'm using a custom Europe map with NewGRFs from UK, CZ, FR and CH and it's a bit complicated pick the correct vehicle from the list.

Thank you!

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Re: NewGRF name next vehicle name

Post by planetmaker » 02 Dec 2019 14:03

Such facility does not exist currently. You can often guestimate from the engine names, the way descriptions are written, the information provided and the art style which set they belong to.

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Re: NewGRF name next vehicle name

Post by kamnet » 02 Dec 2019 23:43

planetmaker wrote:
02 Dec 2019 14:03
Such facility does not exist currently. You can often guestimate from the engine names, the way descriptions are written, the information provided and the art style which set they belong to.
It would be nice if the query tools could reveal this by clicking on vehicles, either running in the game or in the purchase menu.

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Re: NewGRF name next vehicle name

Post by Emperor Jake » 03 Dec 2019 01:20

Using the sprite aligner will tell you which file a sprite is from, it's a bit complicated but it works. Can't remember if that tool is enabled by default though, you may have to enable developer tools
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Re: NewGRF name next vehicle name

Post by planetmaker » 03 Dec 2019 12:05

Emperor Jake wrote:
03 Dec 2019 01:20
Using the sprite aligner will tell you which file a sprite is from, it's a bit complicated but it works. Can't remember if that tool is enabled by default though, you may have to enable developer tools
It's only available when you enable the newgrf_developer_tools.

That said, I can definitely see reason in this info being available client-side in the purchase list - for exactly the reasons the OP mentioned

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Re: NewGRF name next vehicle name

Post by andythenorth » 03 Dec 2019 13:04

There's a PR for it on Github (from Stormcone) https://github.com/OpenTTD/OpenTTD/pull/7852

Doesn't interest me, for reasons that may be obvious, I know who made the grf for a vehicle :shock:

Seems like a relatively harmless feature though, and might be a valid case for a setting (which is rare) :)

It's just a toggle on/off for a UI string, can't see much going wrong except that it doubles the required testing for vehicle UI changes in future.

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