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

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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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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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How do the pre-signals work in OpenTTD? [duplicate]

I'm reading their Signals article on their wiki, and it's still not 100% clear to me. I'm trying to (and failing) to understand the Entry signal, (and subsequently, the Exit and Combo signals, ...
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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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Should I add Armoured Trucks to my passenger trains or run dedicated trains?

I'm wondering which is better? Should I be adding valuable carriages to my existing passenger trains, to allow for faster turnaround and to add a boost of cash to my passenger services. OR Should ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Feeder service is costing me money

So I have a feeder service. A train drops off goods (i.e. is ordered to transfer) and a truck picks these up and makes the short journey into town. The problem I seem to be having however is that ...
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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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Why is my boat stuck, and how can I unstick it?

I have a boat that goes between an oil rig (Dreningbury Valley) & a dock, I also have a hover boat that goes between multiple oil rigs. For some reason both of these boats got stuck at a single ...
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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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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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Why aren't my entry/exit signals working correctly?

I like to use loops in my train systems to speed up loading and unloading, with multiple platforms at each station. Each loop feeds into the stations and at the end each train feeds back into that ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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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 ...