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Re: [OTTD] leifbk's screenshots (mostly ships and RVs)

Posted: 24 Sep 2018 10:51
by leifbk
lostpawn wrote:Hi Leif, wonderful detailing (as usual). I learn a lot from that.
How come your ships lie nicely alongside the docks and do not touch them with only their bow, as is usual in my games?
I'm using three different methods:

1. I'm always ordering the ship to a mandatory depot visit before loading. The depot is usually located next to the dock, so the ship will automatically align with the dock when comong out of the depot.

2. I'll often place a buoy close to the harbour, as in the brick work screenshot above. The Marstein has been ordered to go to that buoy before unloading.

3. Sometimes I place a flock of seagulls one tile away from the dock, thus forcing the ship to pass between the dock and the seagulls. This can be a bit tricky and lead to unexpected result, but feel free to experiment.

I'm not always forcing my ships to dock sideways. The fishing boats are small and usually come from several different directions, so it's more of a bother than it's worth.

Re: [OTTD] leifbk's screenshots (mostly ships and RVs)

Posted: 24 Sep 2018 15:56
by acs121
Well, just as in IRL Norway, that's more freight transport than pax transport :lol:
I wonder if you push realism so far that do you do oil and fish mass exploitation :twisted:
(I mean, yeah, that's the only things us Norwegians manage to ship out of our territory... please know i am mainly Finnish but also part Norwegian ;) )

Re: [OTTD] leifbk's screenshots (mostly ships and RVs)

Posted: 24 Sep 2018 18:30
by lostpawn
Thanks again Leif, I will have a go with your methods.

Re: [OTTD] leifbk's screenshots (mostly ships and RVs)

Posted: 18 Jun 2020 10:10
by lostpawn
Hi Leif,

Hope you don't mind I ask your advice, you being the port expert.

I make the dock with this chips custom dock newgrf. I use the water based tiles of the ISR/DWE newgrf for the adjacent tiles but as you can see, there is a color difference which you don't have in your great ports.
Also I do not seem to get back the nice ship depot of your ports.
Hope you can help.

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Re: [OTTD] leifbk's screenshots (mostly ships and RVs)

Posted: 18 Jun 2020 10:37
by lostpawn
Sorry Leif, but I got a brainwave and solved the color issue. I have to use the IRS-style dock mod with parameter 1=4.
That leaves the ship depot issue. I really would like to have the nice drexler depot back.

Re: [OTTD] leifbk's screenshots (mostly ships and RVs)

Posted: 18 Jun 2020 10:51
by leifbk
lostpawn wrote: 18 Jun 2020 10:10 Hi Leif,

Hope you don't mind I ask your advice, you being the port expert.

I make the dock with this chips custom dock newgrf. I use the water based tiles of the ISR/DWE newgrf for the adjacent tiles but as you can see, there is a color difference which you don't have in your great ports.
Yes, the Chips dock has the wrong palette as default. You must change the palette for that GRF each time you start a new game. For that, you'll need to enable the "scenario_developer" mode. Note that this is generally considered not a good idea.

Lately, I've started using CHIPS Custom Docks instead, highly recommended.
Also I do not seem to get back the nice ship depot of your ports.
That's in Industrial Stations Renewal (ISR).

Re: [OTTD] leifbk's screenshots (mostly ships and RVs)

Posted: 18 Jun 2020 11:46
by lostpawn
Yes You explained that already and thanks to your help I used the nice ship depots in my ports for a long time but suddenly I don't get them anymore. Instead the ugly depot (see attached screenshot which also shows the parameter setting of the ISR mod.

Re: [OTTD] leifbk's screenshots (mostly ships and RVs)

Posted: 18 Jun 2020 11:51
by leifbk
lostpawn wrote: 18 Jun 2020 11:46 Yes You explained that already and thanks to your help I used the nice ship depots in my ports for a long time but suddenly I don't get them anymore. Instead the ugly depot (see attached screenshot which also shows the parameter setting of the ISR mod.
The dock you've got there isn't the default one, and I guess that it's loaded from another GRF that comes after the ISR GRF (the 32bpp stuff?). Try to either disable that one, or move the ISR down so that it loads later.

Re: [OTTD] leifbk's screenshots (mostly ships and RVs)

Posted: 18 Jun 2020 12:15
by lostpawn
Again many thanks! ISR and ISR-style docks are now at the bottom of the list and that did the trick!

Re: [OTTD] leifbk's screenshots (mostly ships and RVs)

Posted: 01 Oct 2020 21:25
by leifbk
I love fishing harbors.
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