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Offline Václav

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Re: Impossible to make money in pak128
« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2011, 10:45:38 AM »
Two minor comments to your experience:

- Do not be afraid to sell/destroy to make extra profit, or more importantly to cut losses.
By selling of vehicles you make extra profit for only very short time and rarely it can help you for long time - better (but may be very expensive) way is re-building of web - so this is another tip.

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- Set autosave to "1"/monthly
This is applicable on small maps and only in the beginning - because as time goes on and transportation is more and more spread, it begins more and more bothering (on slower machines) - so on end it will make you disable autosave.

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Re: Impossible to make money in pak128
« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2011, 12:15:41 PM »
Two minor comments to your experience:
By selling of vehicles you make extra profit for only very short time and rarely it can help you for long time - better (but may be very expensive) way is re-building of web - so this is another tip.
Yes, I'm becoming better at actually reusing vehicles for other lines now. What I meant was for instance rather static infrastructure like coal. If you discover that you have way too much tracks and an one train too much, why not destroy/sell at once and save the maintenance in the long run? After all buying costs seem to come second to maintenance in this game compared to openttd.

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This is applicable on small maps and only in the beginning - because as time goes on and transportation is more and more spread, it begins more and more bothering (on slower machines) - so on end it will make you disable autosave.
The autosave is indeed noticeable on the laptop if not on my PC. As long as I can turn it off later I will keep using it as it has saved me endless frustration due to my lack of ability with the autorail tool :p I'm doing a little better now that I turned on the grid and use CTRL.

Offline Antonin

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Re: Impossible to make money in pak128
« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2011, 11:29:13 PM »
Thanks everyone for so many useful comments.

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Re: Impossible to make money in pak128
« Reply #38 on: March 10, 2011, 12:18:15 AM »
Here I can give you some suggestions:
You can have some bus lines(you don't need to construct roads) have intracity services.
This should give sufficient amount of passengers to make profit.
Then use existing roads to construct a bus line, connecting cities.
This should make you the first bucket of money.

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Re: Impossible to make money in pak128
« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2011, 08:17:03 PM »
[autosave] has saved me endless frustration due to my lack of ability with the autorail tool :p I'm doing a little better now that I turned on the grid and use CTRL.
Instead of clicking on each end and hoping for the best, click+drag will show you where the line will go.  You can cancel with 'Esc' (while still holding left-mouse).

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Re: Impossible to make money in pak128
« Reply #40 on: April 12, 2011, 09:56:23 PM »
The smaller "true" chains (not power plants) are excellent early game money makers. Particulary the textile mill chain and the flour -> bakerty chains.