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Re: Suggestions commonly asked for

Post by Timberwolf » 20 Aug 2014 08:30

Sylf wrote:
invert456 wrote:...multiple track placement...
http://www.tt-forums.net/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=69965
There have been some discussion around this before. I could only find 1 thread so far. The idea never really took off. For now, you'll need to lay them one by one. With practice, maybe you can place rails with the zoomed-out view accurately. Then placing a 300-tile section is also easy. That's the only work-around I can think of.
As an alternative to zooming out, you can also open a viewport window at the end of where you want the rail to go, then with the main view at the starting point, click and drag from the main window to the viewport. I use this a lot in the scenario editor for dropping large areas to sea level, and I'm pretty sure it works with all the draggable tools.

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Re: Suggestions commonly asked for

Post by McZapkie » 08 Nov 2014 16:48

I did not found any proposal about ranking improvement.
Currently there is usually round 900 points, because all goals are relatively ease to achieve,
whereas minimal profit goal is rather impossible to fulfill if transfer orders/cargodist are in use.

My proposal is, to use station ratings instead of minimal profit ranking.
Such rating can be an average ranking from the 10 stations with the highest ranking
(if company have less than 10 stations, missing stations are treated as with 0 rating).
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Re: Suggestions commonly asked for

Post by Sylf » 08 Nov 2014 23:18

McZapkie wrote:I did not found any proposal about ranking improvement.
Currently there is usually round 900 points, because all goals are relatively ease to achieve,
whereas minimal profit goal is rather impossible to fulfill if transfer orders/cargodist are in use.

My proposal is, to use station ratings instead of minimal profit ranking.
Such rating can be an average ranking from the 10 stations with the highest ranking
(if company have less than 10 stations, missing stations are treated as with 0 rating).
How about a configurable rating, including an option to turn off the rating completely? In stead of arguing what should be included in that 1 set of rating, each players (or server admin) can decide how each player should be rated (what category, and weight of each), and game should provide what's available for those ratings?

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Re: Suggestions commonly asked for

Post by Alberth » 09 Nov 2014 08:40

Sounds like a game script to me :p

I don't know if you can measure all that is required, but if not, such things can be extended.
As for the window itself, I'd say the extended rating window can be emulated in a story-ish page.

With those two elements, the entire extended performance rating window isn't of much use anymore, maybe it should be dropped.
Being a OpenTTD developer does not mean I know what I am doing.
Also, other OpenTTD developers may have different opinions.

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Re: Suggestions commonly asked for

Post by Roslav » 09 Nov 2014 10:12

Alberth wrote:Sounds like a game script to me :p
But with game script for ranking you lose "slot" for another gamescript potentially enhancing gameplay

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Re: Suggestions commonly asked for

Post by SwissFan91 » 13 Aug 2015 03:47

Is there any way I can take a Giant Screenshot but just not of the whole map? When I do a regular GS the file is way too big to even open in my Paint program as I don't have a huge amount of memory.

This would be great for making piste maps if I could have a large ish screenshot. Thanks.
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Re: Suggestions commonly asked for

Post by Eddi » 13 Aug 2015 03:53

you can zoom out and make a zoomed-in screenshot of the visible area via the ?-menu
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Re: Suggestions commonly asked for

Post by SwissFan91 » 13 Aug 2015 15:15

That's awesome - thanks Eddi. I never knew there were so many options in the ?-menu.
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Re: Suggestions commonly asked for

Post by te_lanus » 14 Aug 2015 03:42

One thing I would love is the ability of vehicles/trains/planes to go to the nearest depot when the vehicle gets old and "needs" replacing. IE a PAX train setup to go between St. Petersburg and Moscow, when it reaches the age limit (ie 40 years) it'll zip of to the nearest depot and autorenew.

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Re: Suggestions commonly asked for

Post by Eddi » 14 Aug 2015 03:44

wtf are you talking about? that has been a feature for like 10 years now...
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Re: Suggestions commonly asked for

Post by te_lanus » 14 Aug 2015 15:27

Eddi wrote:wtf are you talking about? that has been a feature for like 10 years now...
I've played three games now where trains never got replaced, ending up with trains running decades after it should have automagically gone to be replaced.

Since I play with breakdowns off, trains don't go the depot to be serviced, if I understand this correctly: https://wiki.openttd.org/No_servicing_if_no_breakdowns. And if I understand it correctly, since trains won't go to depots and be replaced automagically unless you explicitly tell them. Thus my "suggestion".

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Re: Suggestions commonly asked for

Post by Sylf » 14 Aug 2015 15:55

Trains do go to depots when you start replacing vehicles even with that option enabled and breakdowns disabled, as long as the trains can find a path to a depot.

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Re: Suggestions commonly asked for

Post by Eddi » 14 Aug 2015 18:26

Careful here. Trains go to Autoreplace [to a different type], but not Autorenew [to the same type] when breakdowns (and servicing) are disabled.

there is no point in autorenew when breakdowns are disabled (but the message should be suppressed)
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Re: Suggestions commonly asked for

Post by te_lanus » 17 Sep 2015 18:55

One thing that will make my gaming a little bit more profitable, a option in the news section that pops up at a prescribed time, when a cargo vehicle sits at a station and never receive cargo, because you forgot to refit it to the required cargo.

Thus a train sitting at a sand quarry (firs used for example) and you forgot that it's default is coal, thus will never receive anything. After X months you get a news article that Train X has yet to receive any goods on the last X months.

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Re: Suggestions commonly asked for

Post by Redirect Left » 17 Sep 2015 20:08

Total expences column
I hadn't actually thought of this. Would it be possible to implement a total expense vs total income for the entire game into OpenTTD? (If already implemented, i've totally overlooked and not seen it!) That'd be a rather neat little statistic i'd feel.
te_lanus wrote:One thing that will make my gaming a little bit more profitable, a option in the news section that pops up at a prescribed time, when a cargo vehicle sits at a station and never receive cargo, because you forgot to refit it to the required cargo.
I'd like to vouch for this one if its ever found feasible and reasonable to put into trunk. It happens a lot to me...
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Re: Suggestions commonly asked for

Post by kamnet » 17 Sep 2015 20:38

At the first of the year the news toolbar notifies you of every vehicle that didn't make a profit in the last year.

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Re: Suggestions commonly asked for

Post by Supercheese » 17 Sep 2015 21:10

kamnet wrote:At the first of the year the news toolbar notifies you of every vehicle that didn't make a profit in the last year.
Except this doesn't apply to brand new vehicles, the game waits a year or two until this notification appears for them.
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Re: Suggestions commonly asked for

Post by te_lanus » 18 Sep 2015 03:02

kamnet wrote:At the first of the year the news toolbar notifies you of every vehicle that didn't make a profit in the last year.
I normally play with this setting off, as my playstyle I end up with quite a few trains/buses/trams that run on negative income. And being reminded each year that you have 50+ vehicles that is running in the red gets quite annoying.

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Re: Suggestions commonly asked for

Post by jeremyquann » 12 Oct 2015 22:30

There's traffic lights. I hope you can add them in if you like.

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Re: Suggestions commonly asked for

Post by Flamefire » 21 Jun 2016 11:12

Closing windows with right-click would also be great: https://bugs.openttd.org/task/4950

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