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Offline Fraoch

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Simutrans 111.3 r5774, pak128 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit.

See the screenshot.  This just spontaneously built, but I can't connect this to the power grid because I can't locate the transformer adjacent to the "tanks", they're surrounded.  I also can't demolish one of the parabolic reflectors because "not enough fields would remain around this farm".

Edit: I see if I leave it, it grows enough that I can demolish a path to the "tanks".  Moderator, delete this thread if you feel it's unwarranted.  Thanks.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2012, 02:42:56 PM by Fraoch »

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Re: SterlingSolarCollectorsFarm builds, impossible to connect to power grid
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 08:17:19 PM »
I finally realized what was wrong!

1) Fields always spawn closest possible to building.
2) Minimal fields always get spawned.
3) For 1x1 central building, there are 8 neighbours.
4) Of the 8. a corner is filled first and last (in ideal conditions).
5) Corner transformer connections do not exist.
6) Therefore leaving one (8-7=1) tile empty was useless as it was nearly guaranteed to be a corner!

Let's see how it goes with 6 fields (r1161) :)

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Re: SterlingSolarCollectorsFarm builds, impossible to connect to power grid
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 08:27:46 PM »
Heh heh thanks VS, I forgot all about this!

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Re: SterlingSolarCollectorsFarm builds, impossible to connect to power grid
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 08:50:18 PM »
So did I :P

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Re: SterlingSolarCollectorsFarm builds, impossible to connect to power grid
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 07:53:09 AM »
you can also build the transformer under ground.