Gremnon wrote:I'm not sure about bouchacha, but I'd like to know if the extra two are ever required - and at what point. It'd be useful for planning ahead better so I'm not delivering cargoes I don't actually need to, instead of sending them where I could make better use of them.
That's exactly what I want to know!
I found out that Tim's patch pack has a feature where you can set the population parameters at world generation so I ran some tests!
The requirements change depending on the climate and whether FIRS is installed.
No matter what the population is (tested up to 500k), cities require only mail, passengers, and goods/gasoline depending on whether FIRS is installed. Once FIRS is installed, the stockpiles show up no matter what, even though they seem to have no purpose.
Towns require mail, passengers, and food, and then at 20k population they also require goods/gasoline depending on whether FIRS is installed. The stockpiles seem to be left over or a result of coding necessity.
I'm not sure if Tim's pack changes anything fundamental about these results but there you have it. I must say that it would've been very interesting if the towns started requiring all 5 cargos! Oh well.