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Offline Emil Sawicki

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Track/road length counter
« on: March 11, 2013, 11:15:08 AM »
I think it would be easier to build the tracks on the stations if I can read track length whilst building it. It could be showed together with the expected cost of building. Thus player can spare some money, because of no necessity to cut the track if build too far. Is it possible to add?
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Re: Track/road length counter
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013, 12:08:07 PM »
I think someone suggested something like this.

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http://forum.simutrans.com/index.php?topic=6448.0

I'd like, at least, to be able to draw "sketches" on the map, take measures and plan out stuff before actually building.

Anyway, I support it.

Offline captain crunch

Re: Track/road length counter
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2013, 03:08:34 AM »
Some days ago I made a patch to show me the length of new to be built ways/way objects in the tooltip.
One needs to add the translation of "length: %d" to <lang>.tab to get it translated.

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Re: Track/road length counter
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2013, 05:45:39 AM »
Interesting. I would never have imagined the need for such when building stations. (Mine are at most six tiles long.)

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Re: Track/road length counter
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2013, 12:29:45 PM »
This is a very interesting idea. It may well be particularly useful for Simutrans-Experimental, especially runways, for which specific aircraft have minimum lengths. For Experimental, the length in tiles will need to be translated to meters, but this is not difficult to do.
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