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Offline jeffatsqi

PakGerman: Truck vs Plane cost
« on: February 02, 2009, 03:31:03 PM »
I was trying the new German pak this weekend and surprised to see that a Mack truck or bus cost more than a jet:

Mack truck -- 40,737
Bus (68)  -- 29,484
 
727-100  -- 28,500

Is this correct?

In the standard pak the ratio of bus to plane is more than 10 to 1 and Mack to Lockhead Tristar is about 6 to 1.
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Offline Frank

Re: PakGerman: Truck vs Plane cost
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009, 03:45:44 PM »
Aircraft prices are not all set correctly.

Offline jeffatsqi

Re: PakGerman: Truck vs Plane cost
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009, 06:55:35 PM »
Is there an estimate of a time when pricing will be updated.

I really love this Pak but the plane pricing makes it unusable for the economic simulation lib that I run.

Thanks
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Offline Frank

Re: PakGerman: Truck vs Plane cost
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009, 07:07:02 PM »
I'm working on it, probably soon

Offline jeffatsqi

Re: PakGerman: Truck vs Plane cost
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009, 07:13:01 PM »
Thanks. That is great news.

Does the update include train pricing? Right now the BR234 engine cost less than the Mack truck. However, even in pak64 this pricing is odd as the BR219 is only 3,000 more than a Mack truck.
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Offline Frank

Re: PakGerman: Truck vs Plane cost
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009, 08:55:43 PM »
update planes

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Re: PakGerman: Truck vs Plane cost
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2009, 09:23:18 PM »
Frank asked me to translate:

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The problem is that engines also require railcars, so altogether, a complete train is much more highly priced than a truck/trailer.

Also the preset starting capital is a factor in this. As long as that is not adjustable on map creation, or variable dependant on starting year, such (seemingly) ill fitting prices are needed to make game start possible at any given year.

Hope that helps/explains things a little.
  
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Offline jeffatsqi

Re: PakGerman: Truck vs Plane cost
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2009, 03:53:27 PM »
The new plane set is great. Thanks DirrtyDirk.

Frank, I understand the explanation on train engine pricing. It is very reasonable.  However, I do like your idea to increase the starting cash level over time. This lets the pricing of net technology increase in a natural way.
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