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

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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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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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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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Are high mountains possible with random map generation?

I'd like to generate a map with a few big mountains to vary up the landscape and add some challenge. So far, even using Alpinist, all I get are high plateaus at about 2000m / 6000ft and most of the ...
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Can I join two stations after building them? [duplicate]

If a city already has a station, and I build another station without holding CTRL (to join them), can I merge them after the fact? Destroying and re-building either one would cause a lot of ...
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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 are 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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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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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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Can I change industry output when creating an OpenTTD scenario?

I'm building a small scenario for practicing rail networks, junctions, stations etc. So far I have 4 large cities which is great for high-volume passenger traffic, bus transfers and the basics. Now I ...
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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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Do all inputs for an industry need to be delivered before it will start production?

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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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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How do you move a tile in OpenTTD

Can you move a tile in OpenTTD 1.5.2 (depot, station, etc)? If so, how do you do it? I don't want to demolish it.
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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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How can I utilize near/far platform end commands for trains?

It's possible to direct trains to the near/middle/far end of a platform. But how can this be practically used? I thought I could use this for one-way stations, so that long loading trains would stay ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I allow trains going in the same direction to not stop at the signals?

I currently have an intersection of trains. 4 go parallel and 1 perpendicular. I would like to let the 4 parallel trains all go if they approach the intersection at the same time. However, they all ...
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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 ...
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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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How can I get my ship to go back to the dock once it's full, even if it has other oil rigs to go to?

I have some ships going to multiple oil rigs because each rig doesn't generate a lot of oil. However, sometimes it gets full after the 2nd, 3rd or however many rigs, and wastes time fulfilling the ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...