An open source remake and expansion of the 1995 Chris Sawyer video game Transport Tycoon Deluxe

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What's the difference between semaphore and electric signals?

In OpenTTD you can use electric signals and semaphore signals. In every instance I've ever seen people use electric signals to direct their trains. On the wiki the only mention of semaphores is "don't ...
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OpenTTD City size declining

I had a city with 25000 citizens, but it started to decline. As you can see on the screenshot there're a lot of empty spaces. There used to be building along those roads. To prevent the decline ...
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Autorenew vehicles openTTD

I am playing a scenario (Europe + Cities V2) and despite all settings being correct I can't have my vehicles renewed automatically. Is that because it is a scenario and not a "normal map"? I attached ...
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Do I need multiple Power Plants?

I'm just getting into this game and I've built a basic coal to power plant train delivery system. I'm curious, since power plants can accept an unlimited amount of coal, is there any reason to deliver ...
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OpenTTD - Industry Confusion

For industries with multiple possible resources, do you need to deliver all types in order for the production of the product, or just one? For instance, in the sub-tropical climate, do I need to ...
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How to profit on vehicles

Every time I play OpenTTD, I manage to make profit on trains only. If I play against AI, they start building mostly vehicles and they manage to make profit on them. And I am not able to profit, even ...
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Industry production efficiency (or How to work out how much steel from iron ore?)

In OpenTTD - I've noticed that delivering 120 tonnes of iron ore (for example) does not convert into 120 tonnes of steel. This appears to hold for other manufacturing process in the game. I suppose ...
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Manually set items transferred with a train

I have train that runs between a farm and a factory; it has 1 livestock cart, 4 grain carts and 2 goods carts. I want it to deliver livestock and grain from the farm to the factory, then collect goods ...
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How to increase station storage?

I have super large station in a city of 175,000, so coverage of station is fully covered by buildings. But I never seen more than 1,500 passengers in my station. That's bad, because if some Airbus ...
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What are some rules of thumb for train lengths?

Obviously the optimum train length will change depending on what trains are available, the cargo types, and maybe even how hilly the land is. But what train lengths should a beginner pick for some ...
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My trainstation doesn't collect the goods from the wood mill but it delivers the wood to it from my train. What is wrong?

My train delivers trees to a wood mill which creates a lot of goods but the station doesn't collect the goods, so I cant transport it to the city. How can I fix this?
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Android version of OpenTTD has multiplayer window too large for my display

I have installed the awesome OpenTTD on my android device. Unfortunately, when I tried to join multiplayer it appeared that I wouldn't be able to click the button to start a new company. The window ...
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Why won't this dock produce grain?

As can be seen in the image below, the ship can access both docks.
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Specify a particular path (track) for a train

Is it possible to force a train to use a particular section of track to reach a destination? I keep having problems attempting to use a bay platform in a station when they should be using a through ...
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Why Won't This Station Accept Mail?

Each of those buildings give 1/4 Mail (or 2/8, if you want to get technical.) The station's range is about five squares.
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Is it possible to change inflation in openttd while it is running?

I do not want to restart the server, but I would like to stop inflation in the game. It is quite annoying that price are increasing. Is it possible?
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Network game connection lost

Today I always get a network game connection lost message when I try to join to my multiplayer openttd server. I checked local / server speed test. The only critical value is the 0.5 MBit/s on upload ...
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Is it somehow possible to remove competitors road in openttd?

It is really annoying that I can not restructure a city because human competitor in multiplayer mode put his road inside. Is it any option to disable remove others road?
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Buy all shares in multiplayer mode openttd?

Is it any way extension, plugin, etc. to buy whole companies in multiplayer mode in openttd? I companies fusion would be quit an interesting challenge.
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How can I start a public openttd server?

Since now I press the Add Server to be able to play on our private server. But how is it possible to be able to see it when press Find Server from the beginning? How is it possible to register it on a ...
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How is it possible to join dock to railway station?

It seems openttd does not allowed to join dock to railway station, only in separated way. Unfortunately.
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Is transfer time included in the passengers transportation time?

If I transfer passengers from bus to train will it increase the waiting time or time spent with transportation? Maybe if I directly transfer passengers from city without transfer them with bus, I can ...
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What is the advantage / disadvantage of joining stations?

I am getting familiar joining stations. I usually have a railway station and 'not joined' bus stations around it. I transfer passengers from bus to railway station. Is it worth to join stations with ...
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Number of passenger in a station

Number of passenger depends on the number of surrounding building or the roads too? If I remove roads around station and building will be built instead of roads, will it increase the number of ...
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How is tunnel price calculated in openttd?

Is the price of tunnel linear or it is exponential by length? I am thinking about to dig a hole down in the ground with a certain frequency and connect holes with tunnels, if so the price I can ...
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What can I do with UFO in openttd?

I play often in multiplayer mode in openttd. The UFO is really annoying. How do you deal with it?
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How do I start with smaller/more consistently sized towns?

Normally, the game's map generator creates towns with arbitrary populations starting under 100 and going up to over 2000. I would like to tweak these min/max values to something like 100 and 500. Is ...
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I can't delete town in Scenario Editor if it has oil rig in nearby waters

Using scenario editor, I created a town near waters and put an oil rig in waters. When I try to delete town, now it refuses that it has station or objects using city name. It do not let me delete oil ...
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How do I build Lumber Mill in scenario editor

No matter what I do, when I'm trying to buld a lumber mill, I always end up with red error: I tried to build hills and trees on them - no effect at all.
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OpenTTD : How to save complex rail block with signals to use it on other stations

I created one complex rails layout design with signals for faster traffic. I wish to put same layout on another station (use it whenever I have similar stations). Can I save a particular design ...
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Why isn't the oil refinery i'm using produce goods?

I supplying the oil refinery with oil from a nearby oil rig by train but my lorry station next to the refinery is not creating any goods to transport.
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Which signal should i be using?

I have got a small railway line that transports oil from oil pumps to a refinery. I want to add another train and so have made a siding so that they may pass unharmed (would be bad if they crashed) ...
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What's a good way to start making money in OpenTTD?

Just got back to playing the game and I'm sticking with transporting coal from a mine to a power plant with the cheapest locomotive, placing one train per route. What would be better ways to make ...
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What's the most efficient way to replace old locomotives in OpenTTD

I have a bunch of trains transporting coal back and forth and I wanted to know what's the most effective way to replace a locomotive when it expires. Right now I tell it to stop at the depot, sell ...
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Will implicit orders be removed if no longer necessary?

I was tinkering with a rail junction, and then quickly saw it wasn't working. I fixed my junction, but then I was reviewing a particular train and noticed that it had several '(implicit)' orders; ...
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Should I prefer long or short ways in OpenTTD?

I read that the payment for a delivery is multiplied with the distance. (Subquestion: does it mean the distance traveled or the direct distance?) Since the overhead of un/loading and repairs is ...
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Openttd: Why do I have a poor station rating for an industry that has closed?

I have station built near a city and it was happily transporting passengers, mail, and iron ore. A while back, the iron ore mine shut down and disappeared from the map. I sold off the train hauling ...
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How do the pre-signals work in OpenTTD? [duplicate]

I'm reading their Signals article on their wiki, and it's still not 100% clear to me. I'm trying to (and failing) to understand the Entry signal, (and subsequently, the Exit and Combo signals, ...
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Can someone explain me OpenTTD's train signals quick and easy?

I've read the OpenTTD wiki page for a few times, but I don't really get it very well. I usually use the 4th and 6th, but I'm not really sure what each of them does. And what are those things above ...
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Should I add Armoured Trucks to my passenger trains or run dedicated trains?

I'm wondering which is better? Should I be adding valuable carriages to my existing passenger trains, to allow for faster turnaround and to add a boost of cash to my passenger services. OR Should ...
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Path based signalling with dual-sided stations

I have just been introduced to Path Based Signalling (referred to as PBS) by a friend, and no matter how much I read I can't seem to figure out how to get a station to work properly which has trains ...
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How to disable the slowing down of trains in slopes and in curves?

With realistic physics, one can disable slowing down in slopes, but not in curves. With original physics, it is the opposite. How do I get trains that won't slow down in either slopes or curves ? As ...
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Pre signals are green when all exits are red - OpenTTD

I have two parallel tunnels (one-way) that lead to a station with 3 platforms, since this line is very highly trafficked. When the trains emerge from the tunnel, I would like them to stop and wait ...
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Quickest method to sell everything

I've built up a huge empire and have accumulated a sufficient fortune, but unfortunately (accidental pun) my empire is built on by-gone technologies that are limiting my profit potential (though it be ...
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Can you create two railway stations picking up goods at one coal mine?

I have a few coal mines that output quite a bit of coal. I have one station (multi ro-ro) where it's efficient and trains are loading as fast as they can. If I add another station on the other side ...
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Feeder service is costing me money

So I have a feeder service. A train drops off goods (i.e. is ordered to transfer) and a truck picks these up and makes the short journey into town. The problem I seem to be having however is that ...
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Why won't my train go to the depot for regular maintenance?

In all games I play it seems like my trains are not doing scheduled maintenance at all even though they are scheduled to do so every 150 days. This only happens to my trains i.e. it works fine for ...
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Why is my boat stuck, and how can I unstick it?

I have a boat that goes between an oil rig (Dreningbury Valley) & a dock, I also have a hover boat that goes between multiple oil rigs. For some reason both of these boats got stuck at a single ...
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Is it possible to achieve a 100% transported percentage?

Is it possible to transport 100% of the items that an industry produces? The closest I seem to get is in the mid-90s as seen here: If so, how can one achieve this holy grail?
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Is there an upper limit to the amount of production at an industry?

Is there an upper limit to the amount of wood/ore/grain/livestock/oil/etc. produced in Open-TTD? I notice that many of my industries tend towards the same number but I'm not sure if there's an end to ...