It seems to be very difficult to arrange meaningful passenger lines to and from oil rigs. Yet they have a significant demand and production boost for passengers.
Firstly, it appears that an oil rig is a composite object that consists of the factory and a yard (in this case a "wharf") both of which have the same default names. So using the inspector, the first click on the rig brings up the yard window (which is logical) and the second brings up the factory window. Similarly creating a line or a schedule between a passenger wharf and the rig works correctly in that the line is between the passenger wharf and the rig wharf.
So here's the questions:
1) The use of the same default name for the rig factory and the rig wharf is very confusing, is there some way I could change the DAT file to make it easier to differentiate?
2) Oil rigs appear to have relatively low levels of passenger demand and the PAK128 passenger ships all have a high capacity, so has anyone developed some low level pax ships for 128?
3) (KILLER :-) ) The Oil rig has a helicopter platform! Has anyone thought of making a helicopter "ferry"? (I realise this would mean some heavy work on the oil rig DAT but.....
Oh and one more, sort of unrelated, question/request.
Pipeline discussions appeared recently but seem to have gone to sleep. To whoever was doing the work...
How about pipelines between a "reasonably-close-to-shore" oil rig and a shore based yard, probably involving pumps of some type or other?
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