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Offline ChristineR

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OK I am new to this Sinutrans but Love it. ver 121
« on: August 18, 2020, 07:40:49 PM »
Now this happens to me with Pack128 German and Pack128 British

It seems I must be doing something very Wrong or I didn't download a File some where. Here is why.
https://youtu.be/iB1d_FGAIEw No Oil being loaded
https://youtu.be/Lq8fQvefIWc No Cattle being loaded.

Offline Matthew

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Re: OK I am new to this Sinutrans but Love it. ver 121
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2020, 08:41:16 PM »
Hi Christine,

Simutrans has a steep learning curve!

Freight can only be transported between two factories that have a contract. Vehicles won't load freight unless they know which customer wants that freight.

To see whether factories have a contract:

1. Click on a factory to open the factory window. Click in the grey box at the top to change the name. As an example, we'll call this one "the Original Vegetable farm".



2. Look under 'Suppliers' or 'Consumers'. These are the factories that have contracts with the Original Factory.



3. If you click on the triangles to the left of the Suppliers and Consumers, the game will show you their locations. Click on them and you will open their factory windows. You can see that the Original Factory is listed amongst their suppliers or consumers.



4. You need to build cargo depots (or ports, airports, etc.) near both factories in the contract and then take freight from one to the other.

Depending on the size of the map, it may take the game a few minutes to calculate that you have linked the two factories and start them producing freight.

(Apologies, I have not had time to finish this post, but hopefully it is still a little useful)

Offline TheRoadmaster1996

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Re: OK I am new to this Sinutrans but Love it. ver 121
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2020, 09:10:40 PM »
Oh don't I know it! It took me a longtime to learn Simutrans and in a way I'm still learning. What I love about it is how easy it is to create something from a road to your own pakset, I'm making my own pakset with an American theme. It's Pak256.America-Ex.