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Gamerofthegame
Oct 27, 2010

Could at least flip one or two, maybe.


Jumping into my company and then failing to keep the theme...

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mynameisbatman
Oct 3, 2008



#make paris great again

Prav
Oct 29, 2011



City of Level Crossing Lights

Poil
Mar 17, 2007




mynameisbatman
Oct 3, 2008



Me and Poil got bored and made a Particle collider.





mynameisbatman fucked around with this message at Sep 21, 2017 around 17:39

Poil
Mar 17, 2007



I could get five trains on my collider (no signals) until it became a proper collider.

sincx
Jul 13, 2012

What actually transpires beneath the veil of an event horizon? Decent people shouldn't think too much about that.

I have to admit that it never crossed my mind to replace oil tankers with refitted 747s.

Poil
Mar 17, 2007



sincx posted:

I have to admit that it never crossed my mind to replace oil tankers with refitted 747s.


At least it's a lot better than the helicopters he tried before.

edit

Converting a portion of my tracks to vacuum tube.

Poil fucked around with this message at Sep 22, 2017 around 07:24

mynameisbatman
Oct 3, 2008



Oh hey I'm third in that picture.

Man someone taught me to replace my vehicles the other day when they realised I was still using steam trains in the late 2000's so I do but, but jesus replacing entire track systems must be so boring.

Also holy poo poo Poil I told you we would turn Frankfurt into a giant.

Poil
Mar 17, 2007



Yeah it's just one big blob of cities now.

There all tracks are vacuum tube now. 76 trains going zoom zooom zoooooom. Glasgow to Riga with a ton of other stops and if you connect to the airports you can get to quite a few other cities. Now to connect the tracks at Constantinople so you can train all the way there without flying.

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Now there's vacuum tube from Glasgow to Chios. No direct train of course.

Poil fucked around with this message at Sep 22, 2017 around 15:47

Encrypted
Feb 25, 2016



The helicopter wouldve been more realistic though

Also can we try Universal Rail newgrf? supposedly then you can build new depot with newer rails/tubes and you can do auto replace vehicles and mass rail conversion easily.

sincx
Jul 13, 2012

What actually transpires beneath the veil of an event horizon? Decent people shouldn't think too much about that.

New Map is UP! South East Asia this time.

And I added Universal Rails. Using the 2CC train set, with never-expiring vehicles.

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nielsm
Jun 1, 2009




Fallen Rib

There's some stupid high production coal mines there... and not a single power station even remotely nearby.

Poil
Mar 17, 2007



nielsm posted:

There's some stupid high production coal mines there... and not a single power station even remotely nearby.
The longer the distance the more money you get. Provided you don't take half a year to haul it of course.

nielsm
Jun 1, 2009




Fallen Rib

Poil posted:

The longer the distance the more money you get. Provided you don't take half a year to haul it of course.

I know. But "a different island needing to cross the ocean" is still too far.

I found good opportunity with some forests instead.

Poil
Mar 17, 2007



nielsm posted:

I know. But "a different island needing to cross the ocean" is still too far.

I found good opportunity with some forests instead.
Just make some bridges with 1 tile wide islands between them for signals. Of course you might want some decent income first.

nielsm
Jun 1, 2009




Fallen Rib

sincx: Company share buying is enabled, I don't think that's the intention?

Edit: Okay it doesn't allow you to buy out others so I guess it isn't so much a problem.

nielsm fucked around with this message at Sep 23, 2017 around 12:53

mynameisbatman
Oct 3, 2008



This map is awful.

Atown
Aug 10, 2011


I like that this map is actually hard to get started on because of where the resources are. The only bad part is that it seems like there were 1 - 2 reasonable starting places at the start of the game and the people that got them are way ahead.

sincx
Jul 13, 2012

What actually transpires beneath the veil of an event horizon? Decent people shouldn't think too much about that.

FYI, competition is a part of the game. See someone else taking 20% of a 800 ton/month coal mine? Perfectly fine to set up a parallel line!

Poil
Mar 17, 2007



So many farms all over the map and only one factory, hidden away somewhere. I had to spend 900k to build a sawmill to shove my wood into.

Atown posted:

I like that this map is actually hard to get started on because of where the resources are. The only bad part is that it seems like there were 1 - 2 reasonable starting places at the start of the game and the people that got them are way ahead.
Yeah the map really lacks good starting places. And all those worthless farms taking up space isn't helping.

Poil fucked around with this message at Sep 23, 2017 around 22:01

nielsm
Jun 1, 2009




Fallen Rib

sincx posted:

FYI, competition is a part of the game. See someone else taking 20% of a 800 ton/month coal mine? Perfectly fine to set up a parallel line!

Okay. I will take your coal.




E: Transfer credits can make for some horrible profit figures.

nielsm fucked around with this message at Sep 23, 2017 around 23:50

mynameisbatman
Oct 3, 2008



Yeah I couldn't work out why even if I had passengers my buses were getting negative profit? What the gently caress.

Also we should play a map of Africa or South America that would be cool. More industries though.

sincx
Jul 13, 2012

What actually transpires beneath the veil of an event horizon? Decent people shouldn't think too much about that.

mynameisbatman posted:

Yeah I couldn't work out why even if I had passengers my buses were getting negative profit? What the gently caress.

Also we should play a map of Africa or South America that would be cool. More industries though.

I can't find any big (2048x2048) Africa or South America maps. So after this will be UK, and then Middle East, and then ... no idea.

Gamerofthegame
Oct 27, 2010

Could at least flip one or two, maybe.


The next step is, clearly, FIRS.

do it u wont

nielsm
Jun 1, 2009




Fallen Rib

I just realized that on top of being able to group your trains, you can group your groups! Create a full-on taxonomy of line hierarchies or whatever.

Poil
Mar 17, 2007



Is grouping a feature you are supposed to be using?

Gamerofthegame
Oct 27, 2010

Could at least flip one or two, maybe.


Poil posted:

Is grouping a feature you are supposed to be using?

It helps you replace trains if, for whatever reason, you don't want all your trains to swap over to the same thing. (Going from a clunky steamer to a passenger-specific and electrical one, I guess.) Otherwise it's just bookkeeping.

nielsm
Jun 1, 2009




Fallen Rib

Yea I'd say 90% of the reason to use it is for managing auto-replace orders. The remaining 10% are getting an overview of vehicles on a particular route, whether one or a few are outliers in some way. E.g. if I have 8 trains on a route and see one of them seem to be making a loss every year, maybe I should retire one of them.


Edit: I imagine the pilots here are narrowly dodging between the skyscrapers on every take-off:

nielsm fucked around with this message at Sep 24, 2017 around 16:56

SupSuper
Apr 8, 2009

At the Heart of the city is an Alien horror, so vile and so powerful that not even death can claim it.


sincx posted:

FYI, competition is a part of the game. See someone else taking 20% of a 800 ton/month coal mine? Perfectly fine to set up a parallel line!
There's only so far catchment areas can go.

But seriously, I do appreciate a map where every connection isn't a mile away so it's actually a challenge, it's just the 1:100 industry ratio kinda sucks.

serious norman
Dec 13, 2007



Soiled Meat

So few industries, new map maybe?

sincx
Jul 13, 2012

What actually transpires beneath the veil of an event horizon? Decent people shouldn't think too much about that.

SupSuper posted:

But seriously, I do appreciate a map where every connection isn't a mile away so it's actually a challenge, it's just the 1:100 industry ratio kinda sucks.

serious norman posted:

So few industries, new map maybe?
Next map (UK) should be easier. For now the plan is to change maps every Saturday morning.

nielsm posted:

Edit: I imagine the pilots here are narrowly dodging between the skyscrapers on every take-off:

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nielsm
Jun 1, 2009




Fallen Rib



Oh were you enjoying some untouched nature there? I'm so sorry.

nielsm
Jun 1, 2009




Fallen Rib

Some observations about Vactube trains:
VATC-0001 has quite good capacity in the front/back cars and loads reasonably fast.
JR-VAC has very high capacity in front/back cars, but none of the passenger cars match in design or capacity. It loads very slowly compared to the passenger cars.
VACT-0002 has pretty low capacity, but loads fast and has the fastest speed together with VACT-0003. (There is 1 km/h difference, i.e. 0.02%.)
VacTrain Experiment is dumb and pointless after any of the other have been introduced.

There are two kinds of passenger cars: Intercity and Long Distance. Intercity matches VACT-0001 in design, and is the only kind that will act as power car on those trains. I.e. if you put Long Distance or Mail cars on a VACT-0001 it won't get extra power and can end up underpowered meaning slow acceleration. (It will still run 1000+ km/h for most of the trip.)
VACT-0002 will only take the Long Distance cars for power cars, i.e. you end up underpowered if you use Intercity or Mail cars on it.
VACT-0003 doesn't accept any of the car types for power cars!
But JR-VAC takes any of them as power cars, including the Mail car.

So:
Maximum capacity and very high speed, disregarding loading times = JR-VAC + Intercity cars
High capacity but with better loading times but less speed = VACT-0001 + Intercity cars
Maximum speed and best loading times, disregarding capacity = VACT-0002 + Long Distance cars
Mail trains = JR-VAC + Mail cars (engine refits to Mail but not Goods/Valuables)
Goods/Valuables trains = VACT-0003 + Mail cars (but expect slow acceleration)

nielsm fucked around with this message at Sep 25, 2017 around 18:59

Bedurndurn
Dec 4, 2008


How many stations do I need in an individual town to get the most stuff to transport? Does each individual building in a town produce passengers and mail or can one station that covers a portion of the town get the same total amount of passengers / mail / etc?

SupSuper
Apr 8, 2009

At the Heart of the city is an Alien horror, so vile and so powerful that not even death can claim it.


Bedurndurn posted:

How many stations do I need in an individual town to get the most stuff to transport? Does each individual building in a town produce passengers and mail or can one station that covers a portion of the town get the same total amount of passengers / mail / etc?
Each different building produces different stuff, if you want specifics you can use the query tool on them (question mark on the top-right).
In general the more bigger buildings you have in your catchment area the better, and if you have multiple stations it's best if their catchment areas don't cross.

nielsm
Jun 1, 2009




Fallen Rib

More suggestions for games with the 2CC train set:

Add the Metro Tracks too, to avoid the "monorail" confusion.


Flip off majority of the geographies, to avoid excessive choice and "new vehicle available" spam.

For the current game it might e.g. have been most appropriate to enable only Asia and Oceania. It would mean none of the powerful/fast EU and NA trains, but China and Japan still has several high speed trains.

Calebc789
Sep 8, 2014


Can I suggest enabling us to found towns? Don't see any real reason to not do so.

mynameisbatman
Oct 3, 2008



Server went down? I hope it's because we're starting a new map. Let's play fun maps with a ton of industries where we can all get rich as gently caress.

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sincx
Jul 13, 2012

What actually transpires beneath the veil of an event horizon? Decent people shouldn't think too much about that.

mynameisbatman posted:

Server went down? I hope it's because we're starting a new map. Let's play fun maps with a ton of industries where we can all get rich as gently caress.

Yep it's down. I wonder what killed it this time. I assume people want a new map instead of restoring from the last autosave?

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