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Offline 1993matias

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How to decrease travellers?
« on: January 04, 2021, 10:36:17 AM »
Hi, quick question: Which setting to use to decrease the number of people travelling? Neither the settings menu nor the comments in simuconf.tab are very helpful if you don't know which setting you're looking for...Since not only is my network crowded, but the roads also... Even though I tried to alleviate congestion by building dedicated highways... Now they're jammed too...
Anyway, I hope this is the right place to ask, since the game in question uses this pak :)

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Re: How to decrease travellers?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2021, 11:37:34 AM »
Are you using Standard or Extended?
Edit: My apologies: I see that you have put this in the Pak128.Britain-Extended forum. I will move it to the Extended help requests forum, which is a more appropriate place for it. If you want fewer passengers using your network, try increasing the prices of your forms of transport using the "change prices" tab in the line management or convoy detail windows.
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Re: How to decrease travellers?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2021, 01:01:51 PM »
Thanks

The issue seems to be that people want to travel too much, since also the roads are congested - even though I built highways for them to use. Is there any way to decrease *all* travel somehow?

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Re: How to decrease travellers?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2021, 01:49:37 PM »
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population_per_level = 3
visitor_demand_per_level = 3
jobs_per_level = 2
I think it can be reduced by lowering these.

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Re: How to decrease travellers?
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2021, 10:08:11 PM »
So, basically, lowering the population?

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Re: How to decrease travellers?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2021, 10:39:00 PM »
I understand it is better to change passenger_trips_per_month_hundredths.

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Re: How to decrease travellers?
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2021, 11:01:59 PM »
I understand it is better to change passenger_trips_per_month_hundredths.
Lower value leads to fewer trips then?

I really wish there was some better documentation for these settings with - often - cryptic names...

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Re: How to decrease travellers?
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2021, 12:37:08 AM »
Those settings are really intended for the use of pakset maintainers, as the pakset is intended to be balanced realistically with default settings. You are of course free to adjust the pakset to your own preferences, but you are then in the realm of modding rather than playing, and the nature of documentation available reflects that fact.

I should note that traffic congestion is a real-world phenomenon that Simutrans-Extended and Pak128.Britain-Ex are intended to simulate at their default settings and that, in reality, the ordinary way of dealing with an excess of demand compared to supply is either to increase the prices or increase the supply, both of which courses of action are open to the player.