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Simutrans Extended => Simutrans Extended Discussion => Topic started by: Anderson on December 23, 2011, 11:13:13 PM

Title: Editing Settings in Saved Files
Post by: Anderson on December 23, 2011, 11:13:13 PM
Is there a way to tinker with settings in a saved file?  Notably, I'd like to speed up the "fast mode" in a saved file...I think it got slowed down when I installed the latest update for Experimental.
Title: Re: Editing Settings in Saved Files
Post by: Zeno on December 24, 2011, 10:25:18 AM
You can try to open the new game window, click the settings button and change there whatever you want to change. Then close all the open windows without creating the new game. Some settings can be changed this way, but most of them won't be saved into the savegame and will need to be changed again on further loadings.

Edit: The FFwd speed can be changed in simuconfig.tab file, IIRC. And that should affect saved games as well as new ones.
Title: Re: Editing Settings in Saved Files
Post by: dustNbone on December 27, 2011, 03:48:16 PM
If you press i during gameplay this brings up a settings window.  I think FF speed can be altered on the fly in there, along with a few other things.
Title: Re: Editing Settings in Saved Files
Post by: mopoona on January 12, 2012, 10:01:29 PM
Is there any way to change the passenger generation settings?
Title: Re: Editing Settings in Saved Files
Post by: jamespetts on January 13, 2012, 12:17:32 AM
Which passenger generation settings do you want to change?
Title: Re: Editing Settings in Saved Files
Post by: mopoona on January 14, 2012, 11:42:11 AM
The passenger distribution values. mac/min distance and chances for local, mid range and long distance travel...
Title: Re: Editing Settings in Saved Files
Post by: jamespetts on January 14, 2012, 01:12:03 PM
These can be changed: see the Experimental>passengers tab on the settings window.
Title: Re: Editing Settings in Saved Files
Post by: mopoona on January 14, 2012, 07:07:59 PM
Chaning these values seems to have no effect on older savegames...
Title: Re: Editing Settings in Saved Files
Post by: jamespetts on January 14, 2012, 07:15:15 PM
How do you test this?
Title: Re: Editing Settings in Saved Files
Post by: Carl on January 15, 2012, 10:20:10 AM
I think perhaps the confusion here might be the ambiguity of "settings window". jamespetts is referring to the in-game settings window, triggered by the 'i' key in many paksets, and changing the values there will alter an ongoing savegame. The pre-game settings window, accessed when starting a new game, will not alter settings in an ongoing savegame.
Title: Re: Editing Settings in Saved Files
Post by: mopoona on January 15, 2012, 12:04:38 PM
Oh now I understand. Thank you very much! I didn't know this additional in-game settings menu. There was no shortcut assigned to it in the original pak.german.


Is there any way to save these values with the savegame? You can only use the left- and right arrow buttons to modify there values and you cannot enter the numbers directly...
Title: Re: Editing Settings in Saved Files
Post by: jamespetts on January 15, 2012, 12:41:45 PM
Ahh,  yes, you need to change menuconf.tab in some of the paksets to use this feature. If you use the in-game settings window described by Carl, those values will be saved with your saved game.