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improving road tools > choose destination
« on: March 03, 2010, 01:21:44 PM »
The problem:

The choose destination for trucks and or busses has a few issues.

The first being that if the number of loading bays is fewer then the number of trucks you are using, then all the bays will be filled. if you have a line with 10 trucks traveling a short distance then you cant set the loading to 100% because then goods can no longer come in via trucks as all the bays fill with trucks waiting to load. with rail networks you have the end of choose signal to prevent trains from using certain platforms, trucks do not have this.

the second is that if you have a loading bay on the opposite side of say a train line/station, regardless of the distance the truck needs to drive to get to the "available" dock it will still go to that dock as it is available.

The request:
one of two solutions, either a new end choose destination sign for road vehicles or what would be totaly awsome would be the ability to click a sign and have a dialogue open where you can manualy select what loading bays trucks should use for that sign. this would be the same dialogue box as you use for lines allready but would simply list the way points for the station.

The benefit:
not only would either solution fix both the current problems with the choose destination signs it would also allow for greater efficency at loading bays and the ability to keep loading bays from clogging with trucks serving one line all waiting at each bay, as creating designated waiting areas for trucks would become possible.


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Re: improving road tools > choose destination
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010, 03:02:18 PM »
I think this is already possible but nobody has painted a end choose destination sign for road vehicles. Sometimes the logic is implemented but nobody takes adavantage of it.. :)

Imho, the dialogue box solution would complicate the interface.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2010, 03:12:25 PM by vilvoh »

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Re: improving road tools > choose destination
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010, 03:08:31 PM »
How would a DAT file for such a road destination choose sign look like? I might try and paint one for pak64/pak.Hajo

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Re: improving road tools > choose destination
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2010, 03:18:52 PM »
This is the code for a rail end of choose signal.

Code: [Select]
obj=roadsign
name=Endofchoosetrack
copyright=prissi
cost=500
waytype=track
end_of_choose=1
image[0]=railsign.1.0
Image[1]=railsign.1.1
Image[2]=railsign.1.2
Image[3]=railsign.1.3
Icon=> railsign.1.4
Cursor=railsign.1.5

I guess that if you change the waytype, road instead of track, in theory, it should work..

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Re: improving road tools > choose destination
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010, 04:02:44 PM »
Thanks, I'll try that :)

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Re: improving road tools > choose destination
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2010, 05:26:06 PM »