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

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How to join distant stations in OpenTTD on Android?

On desktop, if the feature is enabled and you place a station with Ctrl, the game will ask you if you want to connect it to an existing station nearby. How to do this on Android version of the game?
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Debugging high-throughput station: why does a train stop when there is a path?

I'm puzzled with current pathfinder behavior when it comes to the entrance of the high-throughput station (and, correspondingly, to many paths to choose from). In the following screenshot there is a ...
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How to get the Operating Profit Graph for the entire game?

The game shows it only for last few years: Is it possible to get similar graph for the entire game duration?
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How do I optimize my high-throughput train station that has lots of exits and depots?

On big maps with lots of resources, I end up with so much traffic that the following high-throughput station doesn't work that well (from manual). Only two trains can leave at the same time, resulting ...
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Debugging station rating — it is 53% when it should be around 82% — what's missing?

I followed the OpenTTD Wiki, which explains how ratings are calculated, and also cross-checked with the implementation. According to this table, I should get around 210 points, which should map ...
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How do I join a new dock to an existing dock?

I have an existing dock. I am trying to build a new dock on the empty tile right next to the existing dock. I want the new dock to be joined to the existing dock, to increase the coverage area of the ...
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Collect oil on oil rig with a feeder system

My situation: I collect oil from many oil rigs and bring them all to one oil rig, where the huge tanker will come and bring it all to my oil harbour. I have many ships bringing oil to the oil rig with ...
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How do I ensure my trains stay evenly spaced on a shared track?

I have created a long line of double tracks with stations along the way at each town. I have created four trains which run on this network. However my ratings are only 'Good' because whenever I look ...
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How do I close the console in OpenTTD?

Sometimes I accidentally press ^ to open the console in OpenTTD. How do I close it again? Pressing ^ again does nothing. Commands quit and exit close the game. list_cmds doesn't list any command for ...
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Do I need three train depots for a triple-station in OpenTTD?

If I continue these rails to another three-station without connecting them, will I need a total of three train depots?
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Are long roads worth it over trains?

I have a bunch of towns. All of them currently have buses. A few have some trams as well. They are in a somewhat large area. Does it make sense to have buses run on roads between the towns rather than ...
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Cannot combine a city airport with existing station but can do with small airport

I have a station where there is a bus stop, truck stop and a harbour all combined together. Now I like to add a city airport. But I cannot combine the city airport with the existing station. When I ...
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How do I change the font size of small text in OpenTTD?

I'm playing OpenTTD on a 2560x1440 monitor and the text on labels (when zoomed out) and maps are incredibly small, using letters that are only about 5 pixels in height: The text is so tiny that it's ...
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How Many Passengers?

I'm currently writing an AI to play OpenTTD, and I'm trying to find out how many people & mail will be available if I build a station covering an entire town. (Such as 100 passengers and 20 mail ...
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OpenTTD Loading & Unloading times

I'm trying to calculate the time for a train to load at a station. This website states that a full load and unload cycle takes (capacity * 2 / load_amount) days So a full load would be (capacity / ...
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Path reservation is not working when crossing a path signal from back side

I'm trying to build a two-way railroad with 3 tracks. 2 tracks for both directions and a shared track in between which can be used in both directions for passing slower traffic on "main tracks&...
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OpenTTD NewGRF WebRequests [closed]

As part of a university project, I'd like to connect certain events like cargo unloaded cargo transfered money received with a custom made service / send HTTP Web Requests from within OpenTTD. I'm ...
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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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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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