Hehe, I didn't want to imply that it takes me a long time to build the patches. I just wanted to say that I haven't been playing much OpenTTD lately.Swallow wrote:If this indeed fixes the multiengine issues, I will release it as an 'official' version, including a binary, as I'm planning to create these myself from now on. (so Tekky can spend more time playing and testing my patch )
Well, the basic question is, should a multi-headed train be more or less reliable than a single-headed train? I would say that a multiheaded train should be more reliable, because the worst-case scenario in a multi-headed train should be a failure that forces a shutdown of one engine. However, this would require a complete reworking of the current breakdown probabilities. Otherwise, a multiheaded train with three engines at 0% reliability will still be able to drive halfway normally, because most of the time, at least one of the three engines will be working.Swallow wrote:@Tekky
What you suggest is basically that for non-front engines, all breakdowns simply mean less or no power (the engine is 'shut off') While I considered this as an option, I decided to use the approach outlined above instead. This because the current setup treats all engines as equals, which is one of the main objectives of this patch. Your suggestion makes non-front engines of relatively minor importance, compared to the front engine. However, if this attempt seems to fail, I will seriously reconsider it.
I do agree with you that all engines should be treated equally. For example, in a train with two engines, the train should behave the same way if either engine has a failure.