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Factory builder - new factory - no suppliers?
« on: January 12, 2015, 10:32:33 PM »
I just created a new coal power plant using the factory builder (as a player, so I paid 500,000 for it), and it appears that it has no contracts (suppliers) with any coal mines. How do I get it to accept coal from a mine?

I did let the game run for like 2 years, hoping it would make contracts by itself, but it didn't, and my new coal power plant is just standing there, mothballed. I also connected it to a coal mine, hoping it would accept coal from all coal mines, but it doesn't. The little window of the coal power plant does not list any suppliers, the station near the mine remains empty, and the train runs up and down between mine and coal power plant empty as a result.

I play Simutrans 120.0.1 -r7373, using the pak128.

Sorry if this is a total newbie question, but I searched the internet and the forum for the answer, and just cannot find it.

Offline DrSuperGood

Re: Factory builder - new factory - no suppliers?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2015, 03:59:32 AM »
Unless cross-connect is active (not recommended) you will need to manually connect the coal power station using the factory connection tool. The button for it is located near the factory builder button and is only available for the public service player. Simply click on a coal producing factory and then click on the coal power station and a link will be formed. You can do it the opposite way round if you wish as well.

If the coal power station was built naturally (as a result of cities growing) then it would automatically link to some coal mines. The only reason it has not linked to some is because you manually built it as such it expects you to manually link it. It might eventually automatically link if any more coal mines open up however chances of that happening are not to be depended on and it might not link in enough capacity.

Offline Fifty

Re: Factory builder - new factory - no suppliers?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2015, 05:15:09 PM »
If you want to build the whole chain with all of the downstream industries connected together for you, you can select "build city chain" or "build land chain" in the factory builder window and the game will automatically build the rest for you. Otherwise you must build all factories in the chain and link them together.

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