FS#6565 - Add trak wait timer

Attached to Project: OpenTTD
Opened by Paul Robinson (rfc1394) - Friday, 26 May 2017, 05:35 GMT
Last edited by Alberth (Alberth) - Saturday, 12 August 2017, 15:17 GMT
Type Feature Request
Category Core
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version Version?
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I would like to suggest a wait timer or set of them, say 10. When a train stops at a signal, turn on a timer for a certain amount of time. When the train moves, dismiss this timer. Each second a train sits, all timers are reduced by 1. When any timer reaches zero, a message pops up similar to the one warning a train is losing moiney. I think this will help with deadlock conditions where two trains are waiting for exh other to move, sometimes because a third train is in the path. The timer could be 2 or 3 minutes or settable.
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Closed by  Alberth (Alberth)
Saturday, 12 August 2017, 15:17 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Additional comments about closing:  There is already vehicle news telling about stuck trains
Comment by Alberth (Alberth) - Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 04:44 GMT
Vehicle messages already exist to indicate having no path to continue, or that it looses money on yearly basis.
Comment by andythenorth (andythenorth) - Saturday, 12 August 2017, 15:17 GMT
IMHO, a valuable part of the playing experience is occasionally finding your network totally log-jammed.