FS#1321 - Autorenew to manage in same way as Autoreplace

Attached to Project: OpenTTD
Opened by vc-labs (vc-labs) - Tuesday, 09 October 2007, 19:59 GMT
Last edited by Bjarni (Bjarni) - Tuesday, 09 October 2007, 20:13 GMT
Type Feature Request
Category Vehicles → Autoreplace
Status Assigned
Assigned To Bjarni (Bjarni)
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version trunk
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


Here is the in-game situation:
- I have a group of hundred small Opel mailtrucks (Pika's RVS 3.34), which I want to stay unchaged forever (they use to burst mail generation in towns a lot, making a good profit at same time). I don't want to enable Global Autorenew, because I don't want other vehicles to be silently renewed. Meanwhile, I want Autorenew to be applied to that mentioned mailtrucks group (so it wouldn't bother me anymore).
Would I want to Autoreplace these mailtrucks - no problem, - this feature is already manageable. But I cannot set the group for Autorenew.

As it currently designed, there is an Icon: "Protect this group from Global Autorenew".
I'd suggest to replace it to (or add another one): "Set Autorenew for this group".

*) One minor issue about this mentioned button: it's currently unclear from the icon if protection is set or not. If you decide to implement this requested "Autorenew" functionality, I'd suggest radio-switch: "Autorenew/Autoreplace", so it would be perfectly clear which function set active.
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