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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:31 pm 
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Hi all,

I've made a GRF containing approximately 2300 real names of British cities, towns, villages and places. Most of them are from me haphazardly editing a list of railway stations in the UK mainland, and adding some villages from around Leeds and Cambridge. The names of cities have a greater chance of appearing, larger cities even more so.

It adds two town names options: More British will generate only real names, while More British+ will add affixes to approximately 40% of the names generated, allowing more than 100000 unique town names to be generated.

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morebritishtowns.grf [25.65 KiB]
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Enjoy! Feedback is much appreciated :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:55 pm 
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Fantastic hthhs!

You must have spent an age compiling this. I'm using the MoreBritish+ option and the new combinations are working brilliantly :bow:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:48 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:12 am 
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First interesting combination from this set...

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File comment: Great Sugar Loaf?
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Where on earth did the words "Sugar" and "Loaf" come from... :mrgreen:

The irony is it's tiny population

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:11 pm 
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There are several mountains or great hills in the UK which bear the name "Sugar Loaf" because of their steep hillsides and rounded tops, resembling a traditional sugar loaf.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:44 pm 
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Since the grf is based on a list of station names it would seem to come from here:

Sugar Loaf railway station

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:39 pm 
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PaulC wrote:
Since the grf is based on a list of station names it would seem to come from here:

Sugar Loaf railway station


Wow! Great find! I love the fact that it's the 14th least used station in the UK with only 99 paying passengers in a year! That's incredible...

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:25 pm 
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Think i've found a bug with this GRF and FIRS...

When using MoreBritish+ (haven't tried with the normal one) and FIRS 0.7.0M or r2701 and OTTD nightly r23823 many FIRS industries, those that add a suffix such as Mills, Factory, Farm, etc. Will not provide the town name with that suffix; you just end up with a whole load of stations named "Mill" or whatever...

If i stop using MoreBritish+ then the problem stops; at first i thought it was because i'd switched NewGRFs in a game (hence no save attached), but the problem persists with any new game i start too...

NewGRF List...

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[preset-FIRS]
newcc_set-0.1newcc.grf =
more_british_town_names-1.0morebritishtownnames_1.grf =
opengfx_landscape-0.2.3ogfx-landscape.grf = 0 0 3 6
Industryfirs-nightlyfirs.grf = 0 0 2 0 0 1
Infastructurenutracks-nightlynutracks.grf = 0 2 0 0 80 125 180 230
smits-1.0smits.grf =
foobars_tram_tracks-1.0.0foobarstramtracks.grf = 0 0 1
RoadVehegrvts.grf =
RoadVehgenerictrams_v0.4.grf =
RoadVehpb_hovs.grf =
light_road_vehicle_set-0.2beta2lrvs-0.2.grf =
generic_cars-0.4cars.grf =
bobs_random_vehicles_-0.8.2brbvv0.8.2w.grf =
bats-0.4batsv0.4w.grf =
modern_tram_set-3.1motraset_r3.1.grf =
trolleybus_set-0.2trolley.grf =
opengfx_road_vehicles-0.3.1ogfx-rv.grf = 0 9 9 1 1 1
heqs_heavy_equipment_set-1.5.1heqs.grf = 9 9 1 1 1 1
Climatetreesw.grf =
Infastructuredutchcatw.grf =
Stationscanstnw.grf = 3 0 0 0
InfastructureUKRoadswSigns.grf =
total_bridge_renewal_set.1.12total_bridges.grf =
total_town_replacement_set-3.13ttrs3w.grf = 1 0 0 1
tai_uk_houses-0.3tai_uk.grf =
uk_town_set-2.1ukts_2.1.grf =
fish_ship_set-0.9.2fish.grf =
Shipsnewshipsw.grf =
sailing_ships-0.4sailing_ships.grf =
Stationsnewstatsw.grf =
Stationsukwaypointsw.grf =
Stationsbuffers.grf =
Stationsae_ruraw.GRF =
Stationsae_subuw.GRF =
Stationsae_cityw.GRF =
industrial_stations_renewal-0.8.1indstatr.grf = 0 0 0
dwestationtiles_industrial_ter-v0.7dwe_stat_r.grf =
chips_station_set-0.6.0chips.grf =
vast_station_tiles-0.2.0vast.grf =
vast_fences-0.2.0vastfences.grf = 1 1
InfastructureVASTobjects.grf =
Infastructuremaricow.grf =
dwenewobjects-v0.1dwe_newobj.grf =
ukrs2__the_uk_railway_set-0.82proj1000.grf = 0 0 6 0 1
ukrs2_uk_railway_addon_set-1.1pj1kadd.grf =
invisible_leading_engine-0.21blank-engine.grf = 2
TrainSetsTranspEngw.GRF =
climate_dependant_airports-0.3.0airportsplus.grf =
Airportsseaplaneairport_v1_0.grf =
av8_aviators_aircraft_set-2.0pb_av8w.grf = 0 0 0 0 3
general_av8ion-1.0genav8.grf =
hot_air_balloon-1.0hotairballoon.grf =
apache_helicopter-1.2apache_w.grf =
Infastructurebigdepot.grf =
Infastructuretramdpw.GRF =
Infastructurehighhqw.grf =
Climatenewobjects_mq.grf =
Climatesacsobjects1w.grf =
ClimateTTD_landscapew.grf =

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:38 pm 
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Did you try whether that issue maybe persists for other townname newgrfs and other industry sets?

It might be another view on http://bugs.openttd.org/task/4986

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:09 pm 
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Hi planetmaker, thank-you for the prompt reply.

Yes, it appears the problem persists with other Town Name GRFs (I've just tried British Town Names after your post), but, for me at least, doesn't give any problems with Default Names (English Original) which is why i thought it was MoreBritish+.

If the moderators want to move my post elsewhere that's fine as it appears from my experience and the flyspray article its something in trunk not this GRF afterall...

It is however causing problems in more places than the News Article if is affecting Station Names, so i have commented on the flyspray task.

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