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Offline Václav

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Number limitation for vehicles
« on: October 05, 2011, 08:58:10 PM »
Currently it is possible to buy vehicles up to total maximum number given by game. It is right (but I would like to know if someone reached that number  ;)).

But my idea is related to every vehicle (as type of it as is available to buy in depot): it is simple - for example I could by only twenty five units of Haru's PSE Spike - or fifteen units of Zeno's postal TGV (TGV Le Poste) ... and so on.

Order for this could be called max_number and if this order would be missing in dat file, then player could buy unlimited number of such vehicle - as currently.

I think that this limitation would bring to the game special type of difficulty (but not so hard as for example weight limit - that can be not understood by most players) and a little great variety - because player would have to think - and use brain. And mostly it is targeted against some rail vehicles with extra qualities (huge power, extreme high speed and so on).

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Re: Number limitation for vehicles
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2011, 09:16:23 PM »
Hmm, don't see the need for it, to be honest. If one choice of vehicle is optimal for a certain route, why can't I choose it? And if a vehicle in all cases is always better than another one (more capacity, faster, and cheaper) then I would consider this as a design error of the pak.

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Re: Number limitation for vehicles
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 09:26:08 PM »
I don't see any economic justification for this feature.

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Re: Number limitation for vehicles
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2011, 10:15:40 PM »
it'd be better to fix pak sets, not to have uber-trains.

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Re: Number limitation for vehicles
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2011, 11:13:32 AM »
... I think that this my idea would be used for creation of real prototypes - it means vehicles that were quite interesting but made in very low numbered serie or in number of 1 or so - but they were not included into ordinary service (for some reasons).

And it is origin why I decided to call this idea.

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So, for example some trains would be available in game from year when they appeared on tracks but they were not in ordinary service - but only in limited number - and after year of including into ordinary service their number would be limited only total max. number given by game.

For example SNCF's AGV (brought to Simutrans by Gauthier - but available only as addon) still has not been included into ordinary service - and so ...

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Re: Number limitation for vehicles
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2011, 07:19:01 PM »
VaclavMacurek the SNCF's AGV it´s no more Allone.In Italy be start a Railroadcompany to use the AGV.

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Re: Number limitation for vehicles
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2011, 08:51:25 PM »
greenling, please, could you give me exact link to message where it is written? It would be fine.

And also, and it is more important, if I am not wrong, AGV is still under construction - regardless of tests made on test tracks in my country and also tests on tracks in France.

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And please, try to look for better translator.

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Re: Number limitation for vehicles
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2011, 09:03:09 PM »
VaclavMacurek
The Problem it that the report how i hate be read over the Agv not be exist in digital version.
I must be Remember how i have the Report over the Agv for the italy Railroad lay.
I will look tomorow after than report.
Sorry for my English.

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Re: Number limitation for vehicles
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2011, 08:24:47 PM »
If you read it in any printed medium, write its name (if you remember it). May it be that medium has on-line version.

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And by the way, and it is more important, I wrote SNCF's AGV because that train has been constructed by Alstom for SNCF at first.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2011, 09:01:08 PM by VaclavMacurek »

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Re: Number limitation for vehicles
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2011, 09:17:14 PM »
VaclavMacurek
I Will be sone look after the Report.But Paco_m Pakfiles,Addon and Paksets be are in big Danger.
I must be Saved his Data.
His Server it Offline.