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

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Can you synchronize & time signals over long distance?

I'm working on a (over-engineered) project which involves having a storage depot before a station in which trains wait until a space is free at the station. I've done all the infrastructure and I need ...
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Can I build infrastructure on a town's seed tile without affecting town growth? [duplicate]

I was reading OpenTTD City size declining, where the accepted answer says: When a player-owned building such as a bus stop, train station etc is placed on the seed tile, the city is unable to spawn ...
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Why are there lots of empty tiles in the city centre?

What are the possible reasons for the empty tiles in my city centre? The suburbs are fully filled with houses, but OpenTTD doesn't seem to bother to use the empty land in the city centre to build more ...
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Is there any benefit in funding new buildings while the town is still funded?

In the local authority window, I can "fund new buildings", which accelerates town growth. Suppose I have already funded new buildings: Is there any benefit in funding new buildings again ...
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How do I make my trains use the empty platforms in my train station?

I have a five-platform station in OpenTTD. Unfortunately, the trains only seem to want to use the middle platform, leaving the other four platforms completely unused. How do I use signals to instruct ...
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Why did my train choose the blocked path at the junction?

I am new to train signals. Here's a situation I don't understand: There are three signals. The signal at the entry of the Y-junction (on the bottom right) is an "entry signal". The other ...
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How do I make a city recover from a disastrous flood?

A disastrous flood has completely destroyed an important city. The population is now 0; everyone has died: To make the city recover, I spent money on raising the land: After some time, a single road ...
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What is the most efficient rail layout?

I have been doing some experimentation with rail layouts in OpenTTD, and quickly realized that two rails side by side all the way is not very good. I have found that short stretches of two rails with ...
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How do I deal with AI that endlessly tries to reach inaccessible water tiles?

Suppose an AI player has built a dock, ship depot, or buoy next to a city. Suppose I now conduct a land reclamation project such that the dock, ship depot, or buoy is completely surrounded by land. ...
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How do I make the road grid for new towns fit the existing road grid?

Under Settings > World generation > Road layout for new towns, it is possible to specify what the road network will look like. The default is 3x3 grids. When starting a new game, all towns on ...
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Why is this entry signal showing green?

Can someone explain to me why is the entry signal showing green for this train? I stopped two trains at the station and both exit signals are correctly in red. But the entry signal is green so it's ...
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Why vactrains in OpenTTD can only fit 1 passenger?

I downloaded Vactrain NewGRF, and wanted to play but for some reason it's wagons can only fit 1 passenger. Is there are any solution to this?
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Make train wait for X days since last train of the same group left the station in JGR patch pack

I want my trains to space out in a specific way so they are evenly distribured across the network. Therefor I want to b able to set waiting time according to the last train of the same group to leave ...
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How do I disable the “Save to network” option on OpenTTD for Android?

I use OpenTTD on an Android device that does not have an Internet connection or Google account associated with it. By default, "Save to network" is enabled in the Save game menu. The problem is that ...
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How to enable electric railroads in subtropical climate world?

I downloaded OpenTTD on Android and started a subtropical climate game. It's 1980 already and I still don't have access to the electrified railroad construction. I read on the wiki that there are no ...
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ECS NewGRF: why do these station ratings drop?

For whatever reason, ratings for oil in both Transfer and Valley stations drop to Atrocious and the amount of oil I get continues dropping. There are enough trains and truck to have one always loading....
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How quickly does local authority rating change?

I am currently looking to expand into one of the largest cities on my map and had recently purchased a fair expanse of land within the local authority area to do this. This has really affected my ...
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How to transfer goods via airports/aircrafts?

I have airport, there is a plane which was re-fitted for moving goods. In 2-3 tiles from airport I have loading bay, where goods are available. How to load goods to aircraft?
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How to set up 2 or more trains running on the same track?

How do you set up multiple trains running on the same track, using sideline rails (I don't know what the proper terminology for those sections of railroad is)? What signals would you use and how? ...
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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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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 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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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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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 are a lot of empty spaces. There used to be building along those roads. To prevent the decline I ...
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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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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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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 there any way (an extension, plugin, etc) to buy whole companies in multiplayer mode in openttd? Doing a fusion of companies would be quite 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 ...