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Guvnor

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[10.5 bug] Busses suddenly choose a different (long!) route
« on: January 12, 2012, 01:47:19 AM »
Hello,

I just started a new game using 10.5 Experimental.  Things were going great until a pair of buses traveling happily between the two stops in the screen shot suddenly rerouted and took a different path.  This different path takes them many game months to traverse.  After experimenting a bit I determined that they could not find a route from the leftmost station to the rightmost.  I deleted the rightmost station and moved it two tiles.  I recreated the line and the buses routed correctly for about six months.  Then I noticed they suddenly starting taking the long way again.  It might have corresponded to when the leftmost station hit capacity.

Dave

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Re: [10.5 bug] Busses suddenly choose a different (long!) route
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 01:56:22 AM »
Without testing, I suspect that the issue is weight limits, and not actually a bug: if the 'bus is full, it will be heavier than if it is empty. If that bridge in the middle's weight limit is can take the weight of the 'bus empty but not full, it will have to re-route to avoid the bridge if it is too heavy when full. The best solution here is either to upgrade the bridge, or to use a larger number of lighter 'buses.

(The rerouting did not occur when you deleted the stop, I suspect, because it would take some while for passengers to return to your route after you did that).

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Re: [10.5 bug] Busses suddenly choose a different (long!) route
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012, 02:08:22 AM »
You were 100% correct James.  The buses were too heavy for that bridge.  I've upgraded the bridge and all is well.

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Dave

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Re: [10.5 bug] Busses suddenly choose a different (long!) route
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012, 02:28:29 AM »
Glad that that's fixed for you. Incidentally, welcome to the forums!