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

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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 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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there any way to clear out my busy airport so I can upgrade it?

I really want to upgrade this airport, because it's causing some big backlogs for me. However, it's so busy that there are constantly airplanes either loading/unloading, in the hangar waiting or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I rotate map in OpenTTD?

Is it possible to rotate the map? Sometimes things are very difficult to select because they are behind buildings or other things. The shorcut icon, key, etc. would be greatly appreciated
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to demolish one of the rail tracks in a station, and not all of them?

Sometimes I want to demolish just one line of rail station in a big station. However when you demolish it, all of the rail stations go away. Is it possible to just get rid of one station at a time? ...
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How do I get rid of a stuck train?

I have an old electric train that's been stuck for quite a while. During upgrading I upgraded the electric rail station to maglev while a train was in the depot. However, the train was never "stopped" ...
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OpenTTD: Semaphores

Could anyone advice me how to set up semaphores in OpenTTD? I'm trying to make one double station near Oil Refinery with two different trains going there.
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What causes some industries to go away?

Sometimes I've had industries go away - notably oil rigs but sometimes forests or coal mines. I thought it had something to do with proximity to a city but I have some urban forests (ha!) that are ...
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How does one keep trains from slowing down while waiting for a green signal?

From point A, through B, to C, there is a railway serving a large number of trains. At point B, a train wants to enter the railway, but stops at a signal as the tracks are currently occupied. Now ...