FS#2064 - Increase usability of vehicle replacement window

Attached to Project: OpenTTD
Opened by brandond (brandond) - Tuesday, 10 June 2008, 23:40 GMT
Last edited by andythenorth (andythenorth) - Thursday, 17 August 2017, 07:23 GMT
Type Feature Request
Category Interface
Status Closed
Assigned To andythenorth (andythenorth)
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 0.6.1
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


* Add headers to the vehicle lists - 'Current Vehicles' and 'Available Replacements' for example
This would assist new users in understanding what the respective lists contain.
* When a vehicle is being replaced, change its visual appearance in the From list
Do something to indicate that it is being replaced so that we don't have to run down the list checking button status to determine if a vehicle is being replaced. Suggestions - make text bold or red, prefix name with *, change row background color
* When a vehicle that is being replaced is selected in the From list, change the visual appearance of the To list
Rather than changing a label at the bottom of the window, indicate the new vehicle name by selecting it in the To list, and disabling selection of any other vehicle until replacement is stopped.
* When all vehicles are replaced, automatically end replacement and remove the vehicle from the list
I'm not sure why we have to go in and do this manually. Seems like something that should be automatically cleaned up.
* Remove the Start Replacing / <replacement vehicle> / Stop Replacing bar
* Add Start/Stop toggle button in bottom row
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Closed by  andythenorth (andythenorth)
Thursday, 17 August 2017, 07:23 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Additional comments about closing:  Autoreplace window is pretty good now. A chunk of improvements are implemented since 2008. Further changes are not a current goal.
Comment by Alberth (Alberth) - Sunday, 30 December 2012, 17:27 GMT
When the vehicle is being replaced, you now get a gold half-circle at the left, which is some feedback already (as per item 2).
However, I noticed that the vehicle it is replaced to (at the right), is not automatically selected yet (item 3).
Comment by andythenorth (andythenorth) - Tuesday, 27 December 2016, 13:45 GMT
Frosch has improved this window for NotRoadTypes. It's not as requested here, but it's good.