Modifier for load/unload time

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Modifier for load/unload time

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If possible I would like a modifier on how long it takes to load/unload cargo, in the same way you have a modifier for the weight of trains. This is because I really enjoy making big stations, but even with the maximum amount of trains on a single track the station does not have to be that large. I would enjoy to see the station being used more and so it is useful to build more complex and big stations.

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Re: Modifier for load/unload time

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NewGRFs can set the loading speed.
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Re: Modifier for load/unload time

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Eddi where can I find this NewGRF ?

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Re: Modifier for load/unload time

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Most train based GRFs change the behaviour of loading,and certainly have differing loading times depending on carriage/wagon.

There is no such feature that total dang requested, though,

As in, there's no multiplier that changes loading times consistently like the train weight multiplier.

Each of the GRFs modify the loading patterns in different ways,
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Re: Modifier for load/unload time

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But in the first versions of openttd such wasn't. :( For example trains unloaded at stations without percentage steps.

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you can get that behaviour back with the "gradual loading" option
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Eddi big thanks, it works.

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Eddi wrote:you can get that behaviour back with the "gradual loading" option
Can't find this option.

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it might have been removed from the settings gui, so you need to change it from the config file or the ingame console
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Eddi wrote:it might have been removed from the settings gui, so you need to change it from the config file or the ingame console
Or it is filtered by default and requires the filter to be set to All options.
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Re: Modifier for load/unload time

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set gradual_loading 0 is not working. The time of unload is not changed and takes many days. It shows 0% for a long time. Any solutions ?

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sounds to me as it doing exactly what it was designed to do.
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As far as I remember...

Original loading (non-gradual):
- One car is loaded at a time
- As much cargo as will fit and is available is loaded in a single step
- The time taken for the loading depends on the amount of cargo and the loading speed of the car

Gradual loading:
- All cars are loaded simultaneously
- Cargo is loaded in small steps at a time
- Loading steps have the same duration regardless of the type of car, but the amount of cargo loaded per step varies by the type of car

If a train is waiting for full load and there is no cargo stockpiled at the station, and cargo trickles into the station slowly, then original loading and gradual loading takes the same amount of time, since the time taken is bounded by the production speed for the cargo.
If the station has a large stockpile of cargo enough to fill the entire train, gradual loading will usually be faster than original loading, because gradual loading fills all cars at once, instead of one at a time.

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