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Longer history of Finances

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Edit: See below for an updated version by BamBam.


I started on a patch that shows a longer history in the finances window. Currently you can only see the last 2 and the current year, this patch adds a horizontal scrollbar to that window and has 5 years of history.

There are however some problems:

- I don't really know C, so the code might suck.
- When the company has just started the screen doesn't really work as it should. It's not totally broken though.
- When you change the date (via the cheat menu) and set it back to before the inauguration date, the thing borks.
- The history isn't saved. I suppose a change in the savegame stuff would have to be made. Wouldn't know where to begin :-)

I might try to fix some of these things, but if someone else feels like doing so, please feel free ;-)
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Post by SirkoZ »

Nice patch - I remember sometimes wanting this behaviour back when I was playing TTD and even now it would be nice, to see who destroyed the terrain (OpenTTD - multiplayer game).

I'll be quiet about the programming part too, as I'm also not strong in C. :)
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Post by Arsenal »

date changing borks the finances anyway, with or without the patch.
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Post by SirkoZ »

Well then - the finance window should then be set to the year, that is chosen via the date_change cheat and maybe save the previous state/progress...
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Post by BobDendry »

Great job on this patch, seems like a great idea
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Post by Bob Smith »

Yay, no more making logs in Excel....
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Post by Arsenal »

Bob Smith wrote:Yay, no more making logs in Excel....
You're not serious?
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Post by SirkoZ »

Bob Smith wrote:Yay, no more making logs in Excel....


:lol:

Really - did you mean that?
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Bob Smith wrote:Yay, no more making logs in Excel....
lol
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Post by Bob Smith »

Ha. When I first started playing TT when I was like 10 I used to write down the years finances on paper so I check back all the way to the beginning. Later I copied the list onto Excel. I remember being annoyed that I still had to write it down on paper first, since TT ran on DOS and Excel Win3.1.

I think I only ever did it for my first game or two though. So not for a long time.
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hahahaha!
great!!
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Post by oVRoM »

Hm, I did that Excel stuff too, until I realized that using Microsoft software may be damaging to your health ;-)
A while ago I wrote a patch for openttd which printed the finances data to a logfile each year, and made a perl script that used that data to generate an overview in HTML... I've since stopped working on that patch & script, because I figured a history in TTD itself is nicer.
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Post by Bob Smith »

If you could make the patch export to a standard csv format you could import the data in Excel and have endless amounts of graphs generated. Just a thought. :)
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Are you sure you're not taking things a fraction too seriously?
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Bob Smith wrote:If you could make the patch export to a standard csv format you could import the data in Excel and have endless amounts of graphs generated. Just a thought. :)
why not XML? Think that works better (cross-platform...)
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Post by Bob Smith »

Whatever. So long as it is a generic format (which CSV is, to my knowledge).

Another benefit is that you could remove inflation, so you could see if you're really making more money than you were 10 years ago (since the numbers will get bigger over time without you having to do anything).

@Arsenal: well if you're going to do a job, best do it properly. Anyway, I like to reminisce over past glories.
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Post by BamBam »

I like the idea of this patch.

So I updated it to aktually trunk (r9824) and extended it.

- You can choose in the config how long the history are.
- The whole history-length (you choose in config) will be saved.
- If your company not exist so long how the adjustment will be it only show as many as years you played.

I hope you enjoy it and please post bugs/comments.

-BamBam

Edit 19. June 2007: update to r10230 and some code changes (particularly the saveload thing)
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Post by CMircea »

I'm out to compile it.
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Post by peter1138 »

Your savegame changes look dodgy :)
He's like, some kind of OpenTTD developer.
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Post by BamBam »

peter1138 wrote:Your savegame changes look dodgy :)
I tried to make the save small as possible.
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