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

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Stockpiles of cargo

I've seen some screenshots on OpenTTD websites of what look like stockyards next to industries/stations. How do I create these? Here's an example of what I'm talking about:
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How can I assigning specific depots to trains?

Is there a way to tell a train to which depot it "belongs"? Because it frequently happens to me, that my trains leave their normal route and head to depots on some other tracks (probably they just ...
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Success criteria for OpenTTD

I started playing OpenTTD again after many years and enjoy it a lot just building stuff. I am just wondering what can be seen as the objectives of the game, besides accumulating money. I also don't ...
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Do subsidies affect current routes?

When local authorities offer subsidies for a route between two destinations, any new routes are obviously subsidized. However, I cannot tell if existing routes (say, a bus route from one town to ...
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How fast are those planes really moving?

Even though the listed speed for planes are 951 km/h and the listed speed for maglev trains are 643 km/h, the trains seems to be moving at a much faster speed. In fact, I have a section of track that ...
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How is the price for delivering cargo calculated?

I understand that the price you get for transporting cargo goes lower every day, but when does this deduction start? Does it start when the industry delivers the goods to the station or when the train ...
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How to increase icon size in OpenTTD

Is there a way to increase icon size (e.g. the menu icons) in OpenTTD? The default size is much to small for high pixel density screens (e.g. 17" Laptop with 1920x1200).
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Can towns be founded during a game in OpenTTD?

I just started a small map (64x64), and there is only one town. It's 1890 and I don't know if I'll have to play the entire game with just one town. Can another town appear during the game? Can I ...
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What exactly is required for a town building?

I prefer the so-called 3x3 grid; and I notice that the center square often does not build. I have added to several towns an extra road piece (one of the side squares) to give road access to that ...
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Prospecting Industries

Under what conditions can prospecting an industry fail? Recently I threw away big money -- over a million cash -- attempting to prospect an Iron Mine. Well, I didn't get a new mine; I didn't even ...
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How do I send money to other companies?

There is an Advanced Setting: 'Allow sending money to other companies.' I have it ON. How do I actually send money?
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How can I deliver goods to towns?

I have a problem transporting the goods from the factory to the town. I order the truck to go to the truck station after collecting all the goods from the factory but nothing happens.
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Is it possible to move resources around?

I want to move coal from one island to another using boats, but the station is too far from the coal station. Is it possible to move the coal by Lorries to an intermediate station (the dock) and then ...
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Can you combine two existing stations in openTTD?

I recently started a new openTTD game, and forgot to hit ctrl while putting down my first airport near a bus station. I want the passenger service of both to merge together, but I'd rather not write ...
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What's the difference between One-Way Signal and One-Way Path Signal?

I really wonder what's the difference between one way signal and one way Path signal. I know they're not the same but my trains work with both of them. Also, building one way signal is slightly harder ...
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Can priorities be constructed diagonally?

In OpenTTD, is it possible to create priorities with diagonal tracks? Here is a straight priority for reference: I want the other track to have priority.
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Can AIs manage elements of my company for me?

I recently found an AI for OpenTTD that sets up feeder bus stops in cities and sends them to an airport. What I'd like to be able do is not compete against this AI, but rather have this AI manage ...
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Can multiple trains use a bridge or tunnel at the same time?

Is there a setting to permit multiple trains in a tunnel or across a bridge at one time? I can't seem to find anything related to it, yet I would imagine with more complicated layouts this kind of ...
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How do you handle a station that is both a source and a destination for a resource?

I have a large station with a forest on one end and a sawmill on the other. Wood is piling up in the station; does any portion of it get consumed directly by the sawmill? What do I need to do to get ...
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How do I configure a station exclusively for drop-off or loading in Open TTD?

I have an industry whose station is getting pretty overloaded. What I'd like to do is create a second station in the vicinity of the industry and use the stations exclusively for unloading of raw ...
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How do I avoid the warning about my station being too spread out and build a bigger station?

Adjacent to one of my cities is one of the larger airports. Adjacent to that I'd like to place as large a train station as possible. However when I attempt to place a 7x7 station I get an error ...
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How do I increase an industry's transportation percentage?

I have a lot of industries that are reporting, say, 50% transportation when I have trains waiting at their stations for their resource. What do I need to do to increase this percentage?
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OpenTTD: How can I help my trains move up hills?

Quite a lot of momentum is lost when my trains go uphill. However when first launching OpenTTD the initial screen shows trains that lose no speed while ascending. Aside from toggling some setting to ...
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Guiding or seeding town growth in OpenTTD

Is there a way I can assist the AI in being better about its town/city expansion? Currently the cities look a bit disjointed in terms of road connectivity.
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OpenTTD: “Invading” a city to get a rail line through it

How do I keep local authorities off my back long enough to destroy and terraform part of their beautiful city so my megaconglomeration can inject its horrible, pollution-causing railway station right ...
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Is it possible to do a mass replacement of aging vehicles?

I have a bunch of vehicles in need of replacement due to old age. I am aware of the vehicle autoreplacement feature, but that seems to only allow for the migration of one vehicle to another (instead ...
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OpenTTD: How do I allow for multiple trains on a track?

I have a train track loop on a map with two trains on it. Orders for both trains are identical, and they move clockwise around the loop: station A -> waypoint A -> station B -> waypoint B ...
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Do vehicles load/unload faster the more that the resource is covered?

For example, does this: load/unload faster than this does?: If yes, can you still load everything that that place produces in the second senario, or can you only load an amount proportional to the ...
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How do I stop trains from switching tracks in a 'stupid' way

Consider this situation, all signals are Path-signals: Obviously, it would have been more efficient if the first departing train would have reserved the bottom track. What happened is that the first ...
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How can I tell if I will make a profit?

I've just started playing OpenTTD (Thanks to Macha's blog post) and most of my train and cars are making a loss (or not much profit) how can I tell how much money the business will make? And how long ...
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How do I build lengthwise multi-platform stations?

In OpenTTD, it's possible to build multi-platform train stations side-by-side (pictured below as Parnpool Mines), and they would work as expected, allowing two trains to load/unload at that station at ...
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Where do bus passengers want to go in OpenTTD

I have just started a new game and built four bus stations in a city (2000 pop.). Now one has over 300 passengers waiting and the others have nearly nothing. Is there any way for me to determine ...
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Why is my station not collecting any resources?

I've got a station within range of a primary industry, but it's not collecting any resources. It's competing with another transport company but they're only transporting 60% of the product.
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OpenTTD Jukebox?

I'm enjoying OpenTTD a lot more than Transport Tycoon Deluxe, but I miss the jazz jukebox from that game; there's a poor variety of music in OpenTTD. Does this feature exist in OpenTTD? If so, where ...
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Why do multiple vehicles which are running the same route tend to bunch up together?

Having more than one vehicle working a single route usually means that after a while, the vehicles tend to bunch up together. I had previously thought it may be minute differences in delays introduced ...
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How can I create a two-way transfer system in OpenTTD without creating two stations

In OpenTTD, a feeder service can be created, as per the wiki, using the transfer option when giving orders. As the note at the top of the page notes, this won't work two ways, since the vehicle will ...