FS#4712 - Autorenew doesn't work. Or works but what it does?

Attached to Project: OpenTTD
Opened by March rabbit (march_rabbit) - Friday, 05 August 2011, 08:11 GMT
Last edited by frosch (frosch) - Friday, 02 September 2011, 22:21 GMT
Type Bug
Category Core
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Version?
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


See screenshot attached.

Road vehicle is 17 years old when autorenew set up to -6 months (i'm sorry i don't understand what does -6 mean but it less than 1 year anyway).

Not sure is it connected to subj or not.
I loose aircrafts. They simply disappear without message "plane crashed!". I set up airport in "Darningwille East" and set up some planes to carry goods. And after some time i found that there is only 4 of them are present. When i'm sure i bought like 10. Maybe it is another problem with autorenew?
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Closed by  frosch (frosch)
Friday, 02 September 2011, 22:21 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  in r22876
Comment by frosch (frosch) - Friday, 05 August 2011, 18:49 GMT
The vehicle will go to depot to try replacing when the service interval triggers.
Autorenewal fails because the vehicle is no longer available for buying. Use autoreplace to select a different engine.

Unfortunatelly it does not seem to trigger a news item when autorenew fails, which might be a bug.

About the aircraft: Are you sure you didn't disable the news about accidents/disasters?
Comment by March rabbit (march_rabbit) - Friday, 05 August 2011, 21:05 GMT
well. if you check save i attached you will see that buses and water trucks are still available to buy. however they don't want to renew automatically.

About aircrafts: i've seen 2 or 3 messages about aircraft crashing. Maybe there was too many messages so i simple missed some?
Other question: does autorenew procedure refresh refitted aircrafts? Isn't there a bug with it so aircraft disappear instead of renewing? I have lost aircrafts which were refitted for carrying goods.
Comment by frosch (frosch) - Saturday, 06 August 2011, 09:18 GMT
The Uhl armoured truck shown in the screenshot is not available anymore in the save.
You have to replace it with the Foster one.

About news: News are not stored in the samegame, so if you quit OTTD and later continue the game you will miss the news which were pending when quitting.
If you think there is some bug with renewing refitted aircraft, please provide a savegame showing so.