I think that since the default setting is to use company colors, the unwise server owner won't even notice it and will leave the parameters unchanged. On the other hand, a sane person will notice, think and... leave the default setting as well. Not really a problem There are just some other interesting alternatives.andythenorth wrote: ↑22 Nov 2020 20:55 The wagon colour parameters might be weird in multiplayer, because the server owner might set the colours...so yes that would be the same for all companies.
I don't have any good solution for that.
In my games, I leave the base colour parameters on 'Use company colour settings'. They're really for players who just want to use 'realistic' colours like brown and grey for all wagons, even where vehicle groups set another colour
I think the quickest is possible to remove those that are similar to each other and that carry the same. In fact, everything you mentioned is not necessary for happiness. Maybe except the Sliding Wall Van, which, if properly limited types of cargo, could still be useful.andythenorth wrote: ↑22 Nov 2020 20:55 There are about 20 types of wagons in the reduced set. I've just tested and noticed 1 or 2 more that shouldn't be there (the coil carriers). I'd happily remove 1 or 2 more if that helps, but I don't know which ones need removed. The sliding door box car maybe? The ore hopper? The scrap wagon? And the fruit van?
In a simplified version for transporting coal, there are currently as many as 6 types of wagons:
1. Open Wagon
2. Hopper Wagon
3. Ore Hopper Wagon
4. Mineral Wagon
5. Scrap Wagon
6. Container Wagon
In the first and the last one, you can carry everything except for the mail and passengers. The remaining ones (2-5) are used to carry bulk cargo and don't differ much except in appearance: they transport exactly the same cargo, have the same capacity, speed limit, the same length, even weigh the same. Apart from a slight difference in price, the only significant difference is the loading speed and there is also a problem here, because a player has to buy, test, compare and remember which wagons have what parameters.
In Iron Horse 1 of these wagons, the first two were available for transporting coal, and this could also be here in the case of a simplified set. In the case of the extended version, it would be good if these wagons were different and definitely did not carry everything they could. For example, Grain Hopper in my opinion should not transport building materials or cement, but rather only food raw materials. Sliding Wall Van should not transport grain (maybe I don't know, but what would the loading / unloading look like? ), Maybe the Container Wagon shouldn't transport livestock - yes, there are a appropriate containers, but I don't think that unloading such a load looks and is as fast as a container filled with e.g. tires or clothes. Besides, such versatility of this wagon, together with the fact of quick loading, means that it is not worth taking into account others at all. In that case, all this variety becomes a fake, a ordinary eyecand.
It's late, but one more note: The High Side Mineral Wagon should rather have a larger capacity than the regular Mineral Wagon.