Started by Andarix, November 25, 2019, 06:41:29 AM
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Quote from: DrSuperGood on November 26, 2019, 03:15:38 AMIf the amount of time a vehicle is stuck at 1 tile could be logged then after 15-30 game minutes one could allow other companies to use a tool to help restart vehicles. What this would do is cause the target vehicle to recalculate schedule, as if the player opened and closed the vehicle schedule window. If that fails because it results in the vehicle being immediately stuck (same route as before) it then tries to order the vehicle to its previous stop or waypoint. If that fails for the same reason it then arbitrarily orders the vehicle to reverse towards the last intersection before ordering towards the original destination.The idea of the tool would be a "try to unstuck another player road vehicle" button which cannot easily be abused. The target situation would mostly be when a player modifies their roads to fix a blockage but another company vehicles still remain stuck in part of it due to trying to take the old paths. An example of where this could happen is if a roundabout ends up stuck due to cyclic intersection dependencies and a player is trying to unstuck the roundabout section so that it can be converted to a single intersection or other less prone to degeneration layouts. Currently the only way to do this might be to wait for the other players who respond and order away or remove their vehicles from the roundabout section. So that the tool fits in with the style of the game, it could be called something like "Call traffic police".
Quote from: prissi on November 26, 2019, 02:19:50 AMRecalculate a route would not help here either.
Quote from: freddyhayward on November 26, 2019, 05:50:05 AMThis is a fantastic idea, and should extend to rail vehicles (perhaps permitting the 'clear reservation tool' on all reservations more than one month old regardless of player).
Quote from: freddyhayward on November 26, 2019, 05:50:05 AMOn the bridgewater-brunel server, tens of thousands of passengers have been stranded in blocked trains for half a century with no end in sight. In a few more decades all people aboard will have been born and raised on these trains, knowing nothing of the outside world apart from tales from their parents and grandparents.