New Game - Basic transport type available based on year selected

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Harry Tuttle
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New Game - Basic transport type available based on year selected

Post by Harry Tuttle » 24 Jul 2019 13:56

I like to play long games. I want to start at the earliest game year possible. However I find that when I start a new game, whether it be with the base set or a NewGRF, that I sometimes use a start year before a transport type is available. I proceed to find a nice area on the map to work with and for example, sad trombone sounds, trains/buses aren't available. This causes me to restart multiple times until I find a year with the first engine offered.

I occasionally enjoy the challenge and surprise with developing a company before certain transport types are available, but sometimes I just want to build oil trains in the hot deserts of central Mexico and not have to spend 10 minutes re-doing maps, or for that matter putting lists together to then use to plan my game.

So, my suggestion, is to include a quick, simple blurb in the New Map creation window, that lists which 4 transport types are available with the start year I have selected, dependent on the base game or NewGRF vehicle set loaded.

Year 1950: (rail, road, air, water); Year 1930: (road, water); etc...

Eddi
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Re: New Game - Basic transport type available based on year selected

Post by Eddi » 24 Jul 2019 14:26

yes, this is definitely needed. except it's neither quick nor simple to find out that information in order to display it.
You might not exactly be interested in Ferion, but if you are, have fun :)

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