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New Industry Suggestion
« on: November 25, 2010, 11:40:29 AM »
I'm not sure whether this should go here or in the Graphics and Add-ons board, but I've thought of a few industry chains that might be interesting to add in the future...

How about a clay pit, with brick and ceramics factories?  The bricks can go to the material wholesaler, and the ceramics to the shopping mall, perhaps?  And some ceramics can go to materials wholesale, too (sinks and toilets, for example).

And, I know I've already suggested these under pak64, but how about some non-ferrous metals such as copper and aluminum?

What about fruit and vegetable farms, which would ship either directly to the supermarket, or to a cannery?

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2010, 02:05:21 PM »
The biggest problem with new chains is-- that we need someone to pain them!
I would think of chains partly using existing ones: e.g. existing resources to new processing plants to new/existing recipients, or new resources to new/existing plants to existing recipients.
The brick chain would fall in the second case (I actually thought of it when I painted the Builder's yard.
The vegetable farms could use existing farms just replacing the fields, this could be done easily, too.
What we really need, anyway, is more painters. On the other hand, a nicer pak could attract more artists, the way pak96 did.

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2010, 02:09:45 PM »
Would we really want to replace the existing farms?  I think we'd still need the corn, cotton, etc. to supply other industries...

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2010, 03:32:41 PM »
What Fabio meant was that when making new farms, one could copy-paste the building graphics and make only new fields, since they are the most prominent feature anyway.

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2010, 04:25:13 PM »
And I imagine fruit orchards could be done by taking the tree plantation and replacing the pine trees with fruit trees (or grapevines)... apples, pears, and oranges would all be good choices for starters.

Or, how about a tropical scenario, with sugarcane, coffee, rubber, bananas, cocoa, etc?

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2010, 05:53:02 PM »
And you will expect someone to paint vehicles to transport all that... mmmm...
Well, I guess most could use existing vehicles anyway :P

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2010, 07:14:05 PM »
Such a chain exists in pak128.Britain.  Files are of course open source, so can be taken and used/modified easily, and being 128x128 size, will at least work with pak128.  The only down side is graphical consistency.

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2010, 07:26:41 PM »
I'd say fruit could be either piece goods or cooled, depending on what it is...

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2010, 07:36:32 PM »
Sounds reasonable... we need yet a painter for the industry though  ;)

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2010, 07:44:21 PM »
So, probably not yet.

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2010, 09:32:39 PM »
As a suggestion, it would be nice to push the chemicals one step higher (they're only used for printing works), as they could be used for other products such as pharmacy products, soaps/detergents and cosmetics. Could be simple industries lilke a detergent factory consuming chemicals and producing detergent, being sold at supermarket or mall. Any volunteer? ;D

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2010, 09:58:01 PM »
In Portuguese sub-forum one of our member thought about adding Natural Gas, it can be produced by refineries to then be sent to gas thermoelectric, and also be sent to gas stations.

Alcohol can also be produced from cane yards to be sent to alcohol refineries and then sent to gas stations too.

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2010, 07:51:50 AM »
As a suggestion, it would be nice to push the chemicals one step higher (they're only used for printing works), as they could be used for other products such as pharmacy products, soaps/detergents and cosmetics. Could be simple industries lilke a detergent factory consuming chemicals and producing detergent, being sold at supermarket or mall.
And chemicals refineries could use more input resources than simple oil...

My timber plantation, instead, is not suitable as fruit orchard, it's plain clear it's a place where the trees are CUT ;)

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2010, 08:22:08 AM »
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My timber plantation, instead, is not suitable as fruit orchard, it's plain clear it's a place where the trees are CUT
that's fine, the fruit orchard can produce planks and fruit salad

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2010, 01:13:17 PM »
Can't the tree stumps be replaced by images of trees with no fruit on them?  Or would it be better to use a farm, and replace the fields with rows of fruit trees or grapevines?

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2010, 01:53:59 PM »
Industries have one problem, they lack a reasonable timeline. Modern factories shouldn't appear too early - but there must be something on the map! Adding chains or even new goods is not the best step in this regard...

As long as you want me to name a totally new chain, I'd say gasworks: early in timeline, they simply consume coal. Might be a good starting point, like power plants.
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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2010, 03:05:38 PM »
Who consumes the gas that is produced?

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2010, 03:20:27 PM »
Who consumes the gas that is produced?
My post 4 post before yours:
Natural Gas, it can be produced by refineries to then be sent to gas thermoelectric, and also be sent to gas stations.

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2010, 03:23:08 PM »
Natural gas can also come directly from oil wells as a byproduct, or from gas wells in areas where there are deposits of gas, but no oil. It is commonly shipped in compressed or liquefied form.

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2010, 04:37:30 PM »
natural gas is mainly used as building heating where I live.
piped everywhere.

but propane gas is shipped everywhere in propane tanks using either train or truck and readily available at gas stations along with coal and firewood.

How about advanced chains that also consume electronics?
Instead of an automobile factory that only consumes metal, plastic and gasoline, it will also consume electronics.

or how about furniture factory will not only consume planks, but also plastics and textiles.

synthetic textile factory that consumes plastics and chemicals.

lighting factory that consumes glass, plastics and electronics. if it were to produce anything, it would be light bulbs, fluorescent lights, halogen, HID, and LEDs.

a chain fast food restaurant, chain family restaurant and pub will consume various amounts of food goods. Some that come to mind are fish and chips, burgers, italian pasta and pizza, beer and wings.

or maybe an online store that will consume various goods, but produce egregious amounts of mail as a product. (can that even be done?)

other things that I can think of are toy factories, ship construction yards, airplane assembly hangers and train assembly plants. Not that the last 3 will produce anything, but it would make more sense that your vehicles are built locally instead of magical imports.
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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2010, 12:58:55 PM »
So if you have to have materials to build your vehicles, how would your first ones be built before you have any industries connected?

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2010, 05:03:56 PM »
I agree with AEO that perhaps we should make more use of the current industries we have. I added electronics to my auto factory some time ago and it really changes the level of planning. My auto plant is always short of something, when you look at the entire supply chain now needed to make autos, its a challenge. I think I will add textiles to my furnature factory next. A great idea.

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2010, 07:43:36 PM »
What about adding a tire factory and including this in the auto chain as well?

And how about a stampings plant to produce auto body parts, and shipping the parts to the assembly plant, rather than raw steel?

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2010, 07:48:47 PM »
brilliant idea!

Tire factory, requires sulphur from refineries, steel from steel works.
New downstream industries:
- Soot factory, requires heavy fuel oil from refineries.
- Seaport, delivers rubber


Additional change:
Oil power plants should not require raw oil, but heavy fuel oil from refineries.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2010, 07:56:03 PM by sdog »

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2010, 07:58:46 PM »
Then we'll need some 60' and/or 86' hi-cube boxcars to move the parts to the assembly plant...  and how about some autoracks to take the finished vehicles to market?  Autoracks come in two basic variations: bi-levels are used for larger vehicles such as SUVs and pickup trucks and hold 10-12 vehicles each (5 or 6, on each of 2 decks), and tri-levels hold 6 smaller cars on 3 decks (total capacity 18 vehicles).  These cars are roughly 90' long and 20' high.

And, while we're talking about vehicles here... how about a plant that makes heavy construction and mining machinery?

Also, what about a military industry chain that would produce tanks, jeeps, and ammunition?

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2010, 08:02:34 PM »
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Also, what about a military industry chain that would produce tanks, jeeps, and ammunition?
No, there is a consensus not to implement military industry. In this ethical question this has to be respected, even if it would come from a minority. (i would expect a majority to be against it though)

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2010, 08:39:54 PM »
How about chemicals to explosives for the mining and construction industries (possibly with iron ore mines and quarries as end consumers)?  As hazardous cargo, it appears that these could generate huge profits.

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2010, 03:24:52 AM »
brilliant idea!

Tire factory, requires sulphur from refineries, steel from steel works.
New downstream industries:
- Soot factory, requires heavy fuel oil from refineries.
- Seaport, delivers rubber


Additional change:
Oil power plants should not require raw oil, but heavy fuel oil from refineries.

to extend on this idea, you could add aluminum and carbon fiber parts for an even more advanced factory.

rubber could also be done as a plantation farm for rubber trees that will only grow on tropical zones, but have an import from a seaport if there's no tropical zone set.

other materials that might be interesting are titanium, copper, nickel, zinc, chromium, gold and silver. Of course, there's no need to keep all of them, but they do vastly enhance the types of metal alloys that can be used. Namely stainless steel, brass, bronze and cupronickel. Applications might include copper piping, construction material and gold or copper electrical circuitry

One other material, that might be interesting to have are ceramics, like silicon nitride, which are used in high temperature applications, like turbines engines.

then again, does simutrans need to be educational about chemistry? :D
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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2010, 04:39:21 AM »
In Portuguese sub-forum one of our member thought about adding Naturail Gas, it can be produced by refineries to then be sent to gas thermoelectric, and also be sent to gas stations.

Good idea!... well, where's the pipelines topic so I can bump it?  ;D

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2010, 07:03:34 PM »
Here Igor, and the next 6 posts are related to it.

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2010, 02:44:52 AM »
Oh, I just thought of a MAJOR omission...

How about candy/confectionery/soft drinks?  We can convert corn into corn syrup, then onward into all sorts of sweet treats.  For a soft drink bottling plant, bring in either steel, aluminum, plastic, or glass to make bottles or cans...

Then we'll need some 40' Funnel Flow tank cars to haul the corn syrup in.  ADM, Cargill, TruSweet, Minnesota Corn Processors, and Tate & Lyle/Staley are all common paint schemes for these.

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2010, 08:15:32 PM »
New industrys with new goods and new vehicles be get new pakfiles.
And i Like new pakfiles,the new Pakfiles making my pakset colorful.

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2010, 05:14:08 PM »
Or what about bikes? Then you would need steel, plastic and rubber tires

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2010, 05:36:35 PM »
One of the most striking gap I have noticed is a lack of machinery. A machine shop of some sort could take in plastics, electronics, steel, and oil then produce different machinery.

Some other earth materials such as clay and kaolin are missing. Clay goes into one of the most important building materials - brick, and kaolin is used in paper production and in porcelain.

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2011, 10:12:34 PM »
How about Natural gas?

The refineries produce LNG from the crude oil given by Oil wells, and this LNG can be put into Gas plants?

I also think we need nuclear industry, with Uranium mines and Nuclear Plants...

For the future era, how about Deuterium platforms (replacing Oil platform) and Fusion Plants?

Rivers going trough high elevation changed could possibly spawn Waterplants, that generate free electricity like solar plants do?

And how about Phospor pits and Water treatment plants (the latter only available after 1990) that produce phospor, that can be used in Fertilizer plants, which then is used in Grain farms and other agricultural buildings?

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2011, 03:25:10 AM »
With Nuclear Plants, where will the waste go?

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2011, 07:19:19 AM »
Ajajaj ... 123abc, such chain is on blacklist ... but you can download similar chain (but less transportation of waste) this here.

I think about following chain (certainly on edge of forbidden ones):

1:
(Auction house?) -> NewArt -> Castle /Gallery/
Castle /Gallery/ -> DamagedArt -> ArtRenewalOffice
ArtRenewalOffice -> NewArt -> Castle

2:
(Auction house?) -> NewHistoricalWeapons /for example swords/ -> Castle
Castle -> DamagedHistoricalWapons -> ArtSmith
ArtSmith -> NewHistoricalWeapons -> Castle

3:
(Auction house?) -> NewHistoricalArmors -> Castle
Castle -> DamagedHistoricalArmors -> ArtSmith
ArtSmith -> NewHistoricalArmors -> Castle

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2011, 08:51:59 AM »
Water plants - not really possible under current system. Same for "booster" fertilizer. Well, we can hope that maybe in the future, some changes will finally allow this :)

I think LNG is already extracted as gas?

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2011, 10:13:23 AM »
I also think we need nuclear industry, with Uranium mines and Nuclear Plants...
Read my previous post in this topic.

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For the future era, how about Deuterium platforms (replacing Oil platform) and Fusion Plants?
Seems be interesting but it is not so simple. :-[ Also you need common hydrogen, tritium and lithium. :-X And also you need to choose construction type. I wait that toroidal reactor (classical Tokamak) would be used because this way has the best results but this is a bit irrelevant question because reactor, itself, is covered by concrete shelter - like in nuclear fission power plants.  ;)

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2011, 04:59:40 PM »
The mass of deuterium needed shouldn't be quite high, not making it interesting for a transport simulation.

Biomass/Biofuel could be an interesting new chain or group of chains.

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2011, 07:46:53 PM »
About deuterium: I think that closer to reality would be only source of heavy water (it can be placed on water like oil rig) and transportation of it to fusion power plant - but it does not change anything about need of low transportation fee.

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There are some other similar topics in board of Pak128. It would be good if they would be merged into one - because it is very useless to have opened more than one such topic.

These topics can be merged with this
New chains ideas
New Industry chain ideas

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #41 on: April 09, 2011, 02:09:25 AM »
I have some industry chains in my head which will guide my building painting operations. At the moment I have the following chains in mind:

Metallurgy:

Bauxite mine -> Aluminium plant -> Foundry (add steel from default chain) -> metal goods.

This would be an early goods plant being buildable from the 1880's ownards (1888 was when the first commercial grade aluminium production plant opened up).

Plastic goods:

Plastics + Chemicals -> Plastic goods plant -> Plastic goods

This one would show up after 1950 or so, to symbolize the plastics revolution.

An extra step would be added for chemicals production, or perhaps having it as a dedicated (and smaller) branch of refineries. Maybe it could accept other raw materials too ("Chemical minerals" as an umbrella term. I recall capitalism II had such raw materials to produce lots of stuff)

A cute chain that transport tycoon deluxe had was water supply (For desertic cities, although simutrans atm is a wee bit too verdant on most paksets), it was a simple two-stop chain starting at a water supply and ending at a water tower, but it always made me go d'aww like an idiot  ;D

I'm thinking about adding a pharmaceutics chain too, but it'd feel weird to have huge trains shipping tons and tons of medication to small pharmacies. I'm considering doing an experimental approach to it, I'll discuss it later.

On deuterium, heavy water is produced by a very large scale process where it has to be separated from normal water (wiki says the deuterium-to-normal-water ratio is about 1:3200). In sync with the idea I tossed for a water chain this would be a funny use for pristine mineral water, and having a factory that has a ratio of 32000% would be hillarious   ;D As a side-note it is used as a moderator for plutonium fission reactors too. Fusion reactors can run on "normal" hydrogen, however they produce dirty reactions that bleed neutrons, which can transmute neraby stuff and turn it into low grade nuclear waste.
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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #42 on: April 13, 2011, 09:02:35 PM »
Metallurgy:

Bauxite mine -> Aluminium plant -> Foundry (add steel from default chain) -> metal goods.
I saw bauxite mine as part of one chain somewhere in Portuguese forum - it is not graphically bad at glance but its borders are not well made.

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Plastic goods:

Plastics + Chemicals -> Plastic goods plant -> Plastic goods
I think I know which chemicals you think - but it is not quite good idea to serve two materials from one factory to else factory.

I think better chain would be shoes and boots - new cow farm (leather) / rafinery (plastics) / textiles (textile factory) -> shoemaker (-> shop)

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A cute chain that transport tycoon deluxe had was water supply (For desertic cities, although simutrans atm is a wee bit too verdant on most paksets), it was a simple two-stop chain starting at a water supply and ending at a water tower, but it always made me go d'aww like an idiot  ;D
I support such very simple chains - even this.

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #43 on: April 13, 2011, 09:07:50 PM »
I think better chain would be shoes and boots - new cow farm (leather) / rafinery (plastics) / textiles (textile factory) -> shoemaker (-> shop)
Me like! Remembers me of ... capitalism? It was a game about creating an economic empire by building such factory chains... leather+textile=shoes&jackets
Anyway I like this idea; maybe the shoemaker could be derived to something more generic... is there a word for "leather clothes factory"?

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #44 on: April 13, 2011, 09:14:25 PM »
Of course - because then it could produce not only shoes and boots but also special clothes (for example work suits - like such which  firefighters have, if you know what I think)

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« Reply #45 on: April 13, 2011, 10:35:24 PM »
Well this could do a whole detailed chain. Cows and sheep (chicken have no leather!) could go to abbatoir where raw leather and meat is produced. Meat goes to food industries and canneries, while raw leather passes by a leatherworks and turns into goods which get sold at city.

We'll need livestock cars though.

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #46 on: April 14, 2011, 02:43:00 AM »
Another suggestion, put a chemical plant between refinery and plastic, paint consumers.

The refinery provides ethene or ethine. In principle this would require gas tankers, but for the start oil tankers could suffice. At the simutrans detail level, painting an orange strip on the already available cars would suffice anyway. They can be used for hydrogen or methane chains too.

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #47 on: April 14, 2011, 08:07:20 AM »
We'll need livestock cars though.
Nah, we haven't got slaughteries, so no need to transport livestock. We can assume the meat, leather, milk and whatever else is processed in the same farm, then transport these items (which is how currently works). Just imagine the slaughter house is in the back of the farm or in the hidden basement ;)

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #48 on: April 14, 2011, 08:47:19 AM »
ha ... it seems like my idea of shoes and boots chain is getting to be real ...

I don't know situation of rights over current cow farm but new new one would be very good - and then it would produce all called goods - meat, milk and leather.

Cows and sheep (chicken have no leather!)
Cow leather is mostly used. I don't think that we need more than one source of leather - regardless leather can be gained from some other animals too.

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #49 on: April 14, 2011, 08:48:19 AM »
paint is a good idea, I like it.

For shoes/leather textiles, just remember that there can always be a competing synthetic version to add variety.

To extend on the metal series, don't leave out copper if aluminum is to be done, because it is a very important metal we use for electronics, water piping, etc. It's very hard to imagine day to day life without copper.

Recycling plant. although this might have been mentioned in one of the other threads.
I know we have a garbage dump to incinerator chain in pak128, but I don't recall any recycling chains.
The chain would go something like: Junkyard, recycling center -> Sorting plant -> steel, copper, aluminum, glass and plastic recycling plants. Each plant only does one job it is specialized in.

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #50 on: April 14, 2011, 10:12:55 AM »
Would that be the end of the chain though? We should be able to send those recycled goods to their respective factories to be reused

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #51 on: April 14, 2011, 10:53:27 AM »
Would that be the end of the chain though? We should be able to send those recycled goods to their respective factories to be reused
yes, definitely.

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #52 on: April 14, 2011, 11:21:11 AM »
In my modified version of pak64 I use:

cowfarm ---> hides (amongst others)
hides ---> tannery ---> leather
leather ---> shoemaker ---> shoes
shoes ---> shoe shop
shoes ---> non-food supermarket (forgot the exact name)
leather + planks ---> furniture factory ---> furniture
cotton farm ---> cotton
sheep farm ---> wool (amongst others)
leather + cotton + wool ---> clothes factory ----> clothes
clothes ---> clothes shop
clothes ---> non-food supermarket (forget the exact name)


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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #53 on: April 14, 2011, 06:35:44 PM »
Nah, we haven't got slaughteries, so no need to transport livestock. We can assume the meat, leather, milk and whatever else is processed in the same farm, then transport these items (which is how currently works). Just imagine the slaughter house is in the back of the farm or in the hidden basement ;)

My idea is to implement an abbatoir which would produce both meat and leather.

The big issue with pak128 is that currently most goods are delivered as bulk. Adding smaller goods which wouldn't have a copious consumption makes it more complicated. I can't really picture a city consuming train after train full of shoes...

For the recylcing chain:

Junkyard -> sorting plant -> Sorted metal/ sorted plastic/ sorted glass -> Metal recycling plant/ (all metals get produced as byproducts) plastic recyling plant/ sorted glass recycling plant.

Man once I get my university break I'll have a ton of buildings to do... :o

I wonder if someone with photoshop/gimp skills could hop in to help me? I just got to foolproof an improved workflow but once it's done the post-render processing is quite streamlined.

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #54 on: April 14, 2011, 06:49:49 PM »
I can help with DAT files and tilecutter if you need it... photoshop/gimp are pretty out of my skills list, but I might try though :P

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #55 on: April 14, 2011, 07:13:34 PM »
I can help with DAT files and tilecutter if you need it... photoshop/gimp are pretty out of my skills list, but I might try though :P

I can handle tilecutter, DAT files not so much, so at least half the problem is stapled :)

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #56 on: September 01, 2011, 11:36:26 PM »
very easy and direct industry suggestion:
Refinery -> gypsum  (CaSO4·2H2O)
gypsum -> builders shop
gypsum -> cement mill

a possible source for gypsum would be coal and oil fired power stations too, but i'm not sure if they can be producers.

transport in cement wagons, possibly renaming those to a generic term for that type of wagon (in german Staubwagen i think, couldn't find the english expression)

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #57 on: September 08, 2011, 12:44:21 PM »
 I would like to see a new chain that actually builds on what we have already have and should need only small changes..   "A Wholesale Auction House"    Presently even with cross connection turned off it still happens and you end up with freight in the wrong places which means creating a new freight line to get freight from where it is to where it needs to be ( current coding doesnot allow it to be taken back to where it came from ). A change in the code would allow it to be picked up by a transportation mode and taken to a Warehouse type structure where it is sold.  This structure would accept all goods and have a large storage capacity.   

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #58 on: September 08, 2011, 02:26:20 PM »
Multiple end-consumers for the same products. Those with less goods accepted have a higher chance, and the other way around.

E.g.
Butcher (meat) high chance
Fishery (fish) high chance
Bakery (flour) high chance
Pastry shop (flour) high chance
Winery (wine) medium chance
Grocery (meat+fish) medium chance
Supermarket (meat+fish+flour+wine+canned food) low chance

Clothes shop (clothes) high chance
Bookstore (books) high chance
Electronics shop (electronics) medium chance
Shopping mall (clothes+electronics+books) low chance

and so on

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #59 on: September 08, 2011, 02:41:23 PM »
 Thank you Fabio and that is exactly what happens, I end up with freight in my pastry shop or book store that belongs elsewhere and because these industries have very little storage they fill up and stop receiving what they really need ( using just in time ). So what is the best way to relocate these items to where they belong?

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #60 on: September 08, 2011, 06:59:51 PM »
Yes, I liked the idea of low-complecity chains, too. Current versions that branch into tens of producers are really bad, and also rather incompatible with timeline (supermarkets).

Food chains really need some simpler version, and "generic goods" are also somewhat weird.

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #61 on: September 08, 2011, 07:22:23 PM »
I think we could borrow some chains from French board - if they would be accessible to publishing of their sources. I have played with them for some time - and they are quite well balanced - because from them is possible to make profit - but not much great.

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Re: New industry suggestions?
« Reply #62 on: September 08, 2011, 07:26:36 PM »
Yes new Factorys are good but than on openscore basic!
I Have some addons from the Frence but the addons from the Frence not openscore!

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« Reply #63 on: September 08, 2011, 07:55:45 PM »
 I guess that begs the question.. What needs to done to accommodate low volume industries without filling them up with cross over material ? I have tried working with a central warehouse where the products first arrive from source in volume and distributed to city stores in small quantities, that only works at the beginning but soon the warehouse is full with one product and stops receiving new freight. 

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« Reply #64 on: September 08, 2011, 08:05:04 PM »
grampybear,

The simple solution to reducing the complexity of too many "unwanted" goods is to disconnect delivery chains by using two or more stations that are not linked at final destinations like Book Stores or Shopping Malls, etc.

Here's an example from recent versions of pak128.open from the nightly build page.

Let's say you have A, a set of farms (sheep farm/cotton plantation) that supply a nearby Textile Factory, B. B sends it's textiles to C, a shopping mall.  In pak128.open, the cotton, the wool, and the textiles are all of cargo type "piece goods".  You set up a transportation network for this and everything's fine (ie simple).

But then you notice that the Shopping Mall will happily receive even more textiles than you have been able to ship, so you locate another textile factory D, which is supplied by nearby farms E.  So you set up a second network E -> D -> C.  But to save money, you deliver these new textiles to the same station at the Shopping Mall.

You think of this as two separate chains of textiles delivered to the same end destination.  But the game sees this as one complex network of bidirectional connections.  If A -> B -> C, and E-> D -> C, then because the connections are two way, C-> B -> A, and C-> D -> E.  In particular though, the farms at A are connected to the textile factory at D, as are the farms at E connected to the textile factory at B.  So if any of the farms in A happen to have D (as well as B) in their list of consumers in the factory window (when you click on the factory), they will happily start shipping to D as well as B.  The route is A -> B -> C -> D.  Similarly you may have E-> D -> C -> B.  So you may end up with lots of raw materials gathering at the Shopping Mall, C, waiting to be picked up by the vehicles that deliver textiles to the Mall. (Important note: this is only because the raw materials are the same cargo type, piece-goods, as the finished textiles.)

But if instead of sharing the station at the Shopping Mall, the second textile chain uses it's own disconnected station (disconnected from the other station, not the mall!), then there is no transportation connection between the factories at B and D, so the "complexity" doesn't occur.

A central warehouse will help to manage complexity, but it won't reduce it -- in fact it is likely to increase it by revealing more connections between industries which happen to be linked in their supplier/consumer lists and use the warehouse at some point in their transportation chains.

On the other hand, one can always embrace the complexity as a challenge, which is what I've recently come to do after years of cursing it.  It's one of the things that makes SimuTrans a very deep game and replayable for many years.

Anyway, hope this helps.  :)

PS.  When I say that two industries are connected by a transport network, I don't exactly mean that are simply connected by, say, rail and trains.  The other requirement for connection is the particular cargo type be present in every stage along the way, in this example, piece goods.
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« Reply #65 on: September 19, 2011, 10:57:58 AM »
The problem with climates is serious, though; not everyone likes to play with all of them. I guess the way out is making graphics that expect blending with (back)ground, and more variety. Tree plantations could get more climates easily with new fields etc...

BTW: I have always used sdog's solution, long but narrow maps.

I would prevent a whole chain from being built if just one factory cannot be placed due to climate issues.

On the other hand, I think that many raw material producers need to be localized in certain climates, as it would be in real life (and this is one of the very few effects of climates on gameplay, otherwise they would just be "visual").
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« Reply #66 on: September 19, 2011, 12:33:09 PM »
Personally I think climates should affect primarily architecture and flora - so yes, mostly eye candy. That's not to say that affecting industries is an entirely bad thing, but there should be minimal damage to playability. Broken chains are definitely exactly that. So, I'd say there should be alternatives, so that there isn't possible a state where a poor map/climate choice leaves player with nothing to transport.

Raw materials... Minerals are everywhere, or rather according to geology, not surface (although this does mean some correlation). Agriculture and forests need enough water, so these would go rather to the temperate climates.

Power generation must be available everywhere, as soon as electricity is available; that means oil and coal in all climates, which does not sound to me too presumptuous. Alternative sources are only for late game and thus largely irrelevant. Iron ore is everywhere too, which means steelworks all over the map are possible. Oil also implies plastics, so most of production is possible.

Farms go to climates with enough rainfall, others can perhaps have some food sources based on animals and intensely irrigated patches of land. And of course fisheries in the ocean.

One quirk of the current climate placement is that the last ones appear mostly on peaks, which are small, insulated, rare and usually heavily sloped. This prevents any "alpine" industries...

Feel free to disagree and explain :)
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« Reply #67 on: September 19, 2011, 01:06:52 PM »
I've seen it suggested before, but how about a cargo port building that imports various goods?

you don't get to see the ships carrying in goods from outside of your map, but it does solve the goods problem.
It would be odd if this building sprung up inside a lake, however.

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« Reply #68 on: September 19, 2011, 01:19:26 PM »
I'm with AEO. Cargo port supplier or even a general "freight importer" supplier (one or more for bulk goods, one for agricoltural products, one or more for the other goods) with a very low chance could be a good fallback.

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« Reply #69 on: September 19, 2011, 01:21:40 PM »
Oops, on a second thought, this really belongs to a discussion on industries.

Starting from Fabio's post, this could be moved to the industry thread? (This post: http://forum.simutrans.com/index.php?topic=7944.msg76646#msg76646 )

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Re: New Industry Suggestion
« Reply #71 on: September 29, 2011, 06:07:02 AM »
This mini-discussion about indutries and climates reminds me that forest plantation would deserve also version with deciduous (leafy) trees.

Then original version (with conifere trees) would be in only some climates (as it should be - and as it was before my remark) and version with deciduous trees would be in other climates.

It seemed to me thant expanding of climates queue for forest plantation is easier than making another factory at that time, mostly if that forest plantation was very young.

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Re: New Industry Suggestion
« Reply #72 on: January 18, 2012, 03:12:48 PM »
I have taken a look at various paksets, this thread and various wiki pages and I have come up with this diagram.

It is incomplete, but it was refined...
and all I can say, is that it ends up very complex.


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« Reply #73 on: January 18, 2012, 07:22:59 PM »
AEO
I find some new ideas in your photo.

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« Reply #74 on: January 18, 2012, 09:03:03 PM »
for modern or near future industry chains a Terra Preta chain could be good.

Farms produce organic waste, so do organic waste dumps in cities, together with wood chips from tree plantations they are transported to pyrolytic reactors, where bio coal is gained.
The bio coal can be transported to local block combined heat and power units (those also accept wood chips) and more importantly to a Terra Preta producer (requiring organic waste and coal). The terra preta is then sent to farms*, gardeners* and builder shops.

the chains could start from 2010 or 2020 onward.

*here one would cause a circular dependency, in the recent state of simutrans. it could be very interesting to have some products work like pax, mail or power in industries, increasing the production but being not a requirement.