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Re: [GS] Goal Based City Growth

Posted: 20 Dec 2018 17:50
by srschacher
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Re: [GS] Goal Based City Growth

Posted: 20 Dec 2018 18:35
by planetmaker
Please don't double-post questions.

Re: [GS] Goal Based City Growth

Posted: 20 Dec 2018 18:39
by srschacher
Sorry, I didn't intend to. At first, I thought it was a script error so I posted to the script thread. Then I thought it was an API error so I posted to the general thread with the intent to come back here and delete the original thread.

Steve

Re: [GS] Goal Based City Growth

Posted: 20 Dec 2018 20:14
by srschacher
If anyone wants to try this variant of the script, replace these two attached files into your game script folder. Be sure to make copies of the original files.

I added four game script parameters to control the behavior of the script changes:

1. Penalty Type (1=Original, 2=Easy, 3=Hard *default*)
2. Initial penalty percent (default is 10)
3. Growth of penalty percent (default is 5)
4. Duration of penalty in years (default is 7)

Zero is a valid value, so penalties can be turned off, too. Duration must be greater than 0.

Penalty Types are:

1. Original - 1% of current balance each month per expired goal.
2. Easy - 10% of balance at time of expired goal, paid out over the entire duration in monthly payments.
3. Hard - 10% of balance at time of expired goal, annually for the duration, paid monthly.

For #1, each subsequent expired goal adds 1% to the penalty.
For #2 and #3, the starting penalty and growth rate are script settings.

One thing you can do is mimic the original penalty but based on the balance at the time of the expired goal. To do this, use Penalty Type=2, Initial Penalty Percent = 12, Growth of Penalty Percent = 12, Duration = 100. This will keep the penalty from escalating when the Company balance increases.

Steve

Re: [GS] Goal Based City Growth

Posted: 21 Dec 2018 05:00
by pbrennan
Thanks Steve. Good stuff!

Re: [GS] Goal Based City Growth

Posted: 21 Dec 2018 05:47
by srschacher
Thanks.

I updated the info.nut file to make the minimum duration of 1 to avoid a zero divide error if someone makes that value zero.

Please redownload the info.nut file for the latest version.

Steve

Re: [GS] Goal Based City Growth

Posted: 23 Dec 2018 23:57
by srschacher
I'm thinking that I was still too cheap in assessing the penalty. I think what I wanted was to assess a 10% penalty on the current balance, assessed each year in 12 monthly payments for seven years. Instead, what I coded was assessing the 10% penalty of the current balance, assessed monthly over seven years.

As an example, suppose you missed a goal with a $1,000,000 balance. A penalty of 10% would be $100,000 each year, made in 12 monthly payments per year. This would result in monthly payments of $8,330 for seven years.

Instead, what I coded was a penalty of $100,000, made in monthly payments of $1,190 over seven years.

My goal in the change was to assume that the company would continue to grow, so a payment of $8,330 today won't be as sever in seven years as it is today. To be sure, it's still severe enough to question the worth of ignoring a goal.

Comments? Look for a change in the files in the coming days.

Steve

Re: [GS] Goal Based City Growth

Posted: 26 Dec 2018 17:54
by srschacher
I uploaded new versions of both files.

Hopefully, this is the last revision.

Steve

Re: [GS] Goal Based City Growth

Posted: 31 Jan 2019 12:16
by misha.nut
Hello there!

I have a question. How can I play with this script & FIRS 30.0.10? I've read a lot, tried to fix cargo list by using cargo.nut and Debug mode, tried onother Renewed_City_Growth and Simple_City_Builder... Still "cargoes don't match the list etc.".
May be someone have the right cargo.nut and can upload it... It's my favorite way to play OTTD so far :bow:
Do I something wrong?

Re: [GS] Goal Based City Growth

Posted: 02 Feb 2019 21:32
by srschacher
Which FIRS cargo setting are using in the game script options?

Steve

Re: [GS] Goal Based City Growth

Posted: 07 Feb 2019 23:37
by misha.nut
srschacher wrote:Which FIRS cargo setting are using in the game script options?
I prefer "Nightmare", but i also tried Steel City for example.

Re: [GS] Goal Based City Growth

Posted: 08 Feb 2019 15:52
by srschacher
I play with Extreme, and that works. I don't think I ever tried to realign the other settings (note: I'm not the author of the script, so I only changed the penalty section of the code).

Can you try the Extreme setting to see if that one gives the error, too?

Steve

Re: [GS] Goal Based City Growth

Posted: 11 Feb 2019 09:04
by misha.nut
srschacher wrote:Can you try the Extreme setting to see if that one gives the error, too? Steve
Thank you so much, Steve!!!
There was a problem with the translation of the FIRS GRF (i'm russian). So i set game lang to eng, reset GS & GRF parameters - and no error appeared! Awesome!