Ignore lines starting with # rather than remove them

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Ignore lines starting with # rather than remove them

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What has been irritating me lately is that OTTD removes lines starting with #, instead of simply ignoring them like it used to do. This is a problem when I sort out of new GRFs under [newgrf]. I sort them like on the OTTD wiki:

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#
#PLANES
#
#PLANESETW.GRF
#PLANESETW_459.GRF
data\PB_AV8W.GRF
#
#SHIPS
#
data\NEWSHIPSW.GRF
#
#MISC. VEHICLES
#
#CARGOSETW.GRF
This makes it so much easier to pick the new GRF I want, and deactivate the ones for later use. Now, however, all I get is this:

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data\PB_AV8W.GRF
NEWSHIPSW.GRF
#
#MISC. VEHICLES
#
#CARGOSETW.GRF
For some reason, only the lines starting with # below the last non-# line are kept. I would really like it if the old behaviour was brought back, thanks.
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Post by Chicago Rail Authority »

Not on point to your question, but have you tried using subdirectories under your data\ directory?

Example:

Planes, RVs, Trams in a vehicle directory so that their entries in your *.cfg can be identified as shown below... Stations in a stations directory, etc.

data\Vehicles\PB_AV8.grf
data\Vehicles\TRAM.grf
data\Stations\Platforms.grf
data\Stations\CanadianStations.grf

Not perfect, but it does provide a greater level of clarity when working with your *.cfg and managing a larger list.
Many thanks to those who make OTTD and TTDP possible.

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Post by knedle »

Nice idea, I have so much grfs, but never though about it! :)
Have to try it tomorrow at work... ;)

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Chicago Rail Authority wrote:Not on point to your question, but have you tried using subdirectories under your data\ directory?

Example:

Planes, RVs, Trams in a vehicle directory so that their entries in your *.cfg can be identified as shown below... Stations in a stations directory, etc.

data\Vehicles\PB_AV8.grf
data\Vehicles\TRAM.grf
data\Stations\Platforms.grf
data\Stations\CanadianStations.grf

Not perfect, but it does provide a greater level of clarity when working with your *.cfg and managing a larger list.
That won't help because I won't have easy access to deactivated new GRFs. If I want a new one, I have to look up its filename and type it in, rather than simply removing the # from a pre-written list.
knedle wrote:Nice idea, I have so much grfs, but never though about it! :)
Have to try it tomorrow at work... ;)
But it won't work because lines starting with # are removed. That's my point.
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Post by Chicago Rail Authority »

Not sure I follow your issue, then.

What's wrong with loading all of them on start-up, and then removing ones you don't want for an individual game after the map loads? This would preserve your list in its entirety, and customize your current game to whatever settings you want to use for that game...
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Chicago Rail Authority wrote:Not sure I follow your issue, then.

What's wrong with loading all of them on start-up, and then removing ones you don't want for an individual game after the map loads? This would preserve your list in its entirety, and customize your current game to whatever settings you want to use for that game...
That would take too long. I want it to be easier. Here's my full list:

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[newgrf]
#
#PLANES
#
#PLANESETW.GRF
#PLANESETW_459.GRF
data\PB_AV8W.GRF
#
#SHIPS
#
data\NEWSHIPSW.GRF
#
#MISC. VEHICLES
#
#CARGOSETW.GRF
#
#TRAINS
#
#TEMPSETW.GRF
#PB_UKRS.GRF
#UKRSAP1W.GRF
#DBSETXLW.GRF
#ARCTICSETW.GRF
#TROPICSTW.GRF
#japansetw.grf
data\USSETW.GRF
#PB_BRMINI.GRF
#PB_NARS.GRF = 0 7 1
#SRSNGW.GRF
#SRSSGW.GRF
#
#ROAD VEHICLES
#
#PB_HOVS.GRF
data\4LVW.GRF
#3AIMANAGERW.GRF
#3LONGBUSESW.GRF
#3LONGBUSESEEW.GRF
#3LONGBUSESNAW.GRF
#3MCTRUCKSW.GRF
#3MERCEDESTRUCKSW.GRF
#3NAVISTARTRUCKSW.GRF
#3OPELTRUCKSW.GRF
#3SCANIATRUCKSW.GRF
#!3SKODATRUCKSW.GRF!
#3SPITZERTRUCKSW.GRF
#3VOLVOTRUCKSW.GRF
#MCTRUCKSW.GRF
#NAVISTARTRUCKSW.GRF
#SCANIATRUCKSW.GRF
#SCANIA2TRUCKSW.GRF
#!3SKODATRUCKSW.GRF!
#SPITZERTRUCKSW.GRF
#VOLVOTRUCKSW.GRF
#/nightly/pb_hovs_bus.grf
#
#INFRASTRUCTURE
#
#ELRAILSW.GRF
#NGRAILSW.GRF
data\USROADSW.GRF
#UKROADSETW.GRF
data\NEWBRIDGESW.GRF 3
data\PB_VIADUCT.GRF
#EUROADSTW.GRF
#TRAFFICSETW.GRF
#NSIGNALSW.GRF
#ONEWAYW.GRF
#SIGNALSW.GRF
#TRAMTRKW.GRF
#USSIGNALSW.GRF
#BASETUNNELSW.GRF
#COMBROADW.GRF 2,1
#AIRPORTASPHALT(W).GRF
#CONTROLTOWER(W).GRF
data\USSIGZW.GRF = 2 2 1
#arcticsignalw.grf = 4
#UKRoadsetw.grf
#
#MISC/REDUNDANT
#
#JPSET_NAMW.GRF
#T2MARSBONUSW.GRF
#TOYLAND2MARSW.GRF
#AUTORAIL.GRF
#BRP.GRF
#CCOL2W.GRF
#DOSDUMMY.GRF
#
#BUILDINGS/LANDSCAPE
#
#TTRS2W.GRF = 1 1 0
data\TTRS3W.GRF = 1 0 0
#HIGHHQ.GRF
#NEWOFFICE.GRF
#NEWOFFICE3.GRF
#NEWOFFICEBUILDING.GRF
#OFFICES.GRF
#NEWTOWN_415.GRF
#TTRSW.GRF
#LIGHTFIX.GRF
#TRANSMITTER.GRF
#ANGLEBUILDING.GRF
data\GW_HQSET.GRF
#HELIPORTW.GRF
#L2HOUSEMALO.GRF
#MAINHQ(W).GRF
#NATIONALBANK(W).GRF
#NEWDOCKS(W).GRF
#NEWHOTEL.GRF
#NOPOINTS.GRF
data\NO-SPIRE.GRF
#STATUE-RESIDENCE_WIN.GRF
#TALLHQ.GRF
#alpinew.grf
#alpinetrkfound.grf
#TRKFOUNDW.GRF
#TTRS2-MODW.GRF 1 0 0
#GRASSCONVW.GRF
#TEMPENHW.GRF
#TTRS2-MODW.GRF
data\NABSW.GRF
#JPSET_LNDW.GRF
#JPSET_BLDW.GRF
#
#NEW STATIONS
#
data\BUFFERS.GRF
data\NEWSTATSW.GRF
data\USSTATSW.GRF
data\JCINDSTAW.GRF
data\HARBOURW_456.GRF
data\BRICKFREIGHTW.GRF
data\MODERNSUBURBANW.GRF
data\RURALW.GRF
data\SUBURBANW.GRF
data\CITYSTATIONSW.GRF
data\BASIC_PLATFORMSW.GRF
data\BARE_TILESW.GRF
data\NEWSTATIONS_ALL(W).GRF
data\CANSTNW.GRF
data\UKWAYPOINTSW.GRF
#OPENTTD.GRF
#GLASSSTATIONW.GRF
#JAPSTATW.GRF
#JSTATSW.GRF
#PLATFORMSW.GRF =
#
#INDUSTRIES (OTTD INCOMPATIBLE)
#
data\IRONOREMINECRANE.GRF
#FORESTLOGTRUCK.GRF
#FORESTLOGTRUCK_ARCTIC.GRF
#NEWCARGOW.GRF
#NEWCARGOSPETROLTOURISTSW.GRF
#PB_UKRSI.GRF
#PAPER.GRF

[newgrf-static]
data\BIGDEPOTS.GRF
data\SHIPDEPOTWITHCRANE.GRF
data\WOODENDOCKW.GRF
data\NEWWATERW.GRF
data\TRANSMITTER(W).GRF
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Post by peter1138 »

Of course, the GUI and the savegame configuration takes much of the work out of configuring NewGRFs.

But at some point NewGRF 'presets' will arrive, and you'll be able to load and save lists of NewGRFs to use.
He's like, some kind of OpenTTD developer.

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Post by Chicago Rail Authority »

peter1138 wrote:Of course, the GUI and the savegame configuration takes much of the work out of configuring NewGRFs.

But at some point NewGRF 'presets' will arrive, and you'll be able to load and save lists of NewGRFs to use.
Cool. Thanks for the update, Peter.
Many thanks to those who make OTTD and TTDP possible.

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