FS#6114 - Involuntary cargo exchange with cargodist via neutral station

Attached to Project: OpenTTD
Opened by Ingo von Borstel (planetmaker) - Sunday, 14 September 2014, 12:07 GMT
Last edited by andythenorth (andythenorth) - Monday, 21 August 2017, 07:18 GMT
Type Bug
Category Core
Status With patch
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority High
Reported Version 1.4.3-RC1
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


When two players serve a neutral station at an industry, a cross-company chain for cargo flow can and will be established which can only be interrupted if one of the players stops competing for the ressources of that industry.

It's a fun thing, but as it's unvoluntary sharing, it would at least need some way the players can control whether they want to share or not.

See the attached screenshot and savegame where fish is carried from all fishing grounds of yellow company via the Koudenhoek Fish Market, the neutral fishing ground De Falom Sandbank to the blue player's Den Haag Fish Market fishing harbour (and also vice versa).
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Comment by fonsinchen (fonsinchen) - Saturday, 11 October 2014, 19:30 GMT
There is an easy fix for this: If you are loading at the shared station make the order "no unload" and if you're unloading make it "no load". Cargodist will then figure out that it should not create such a route. Is that sufficient?
Comment by andythenorth (andythenorth) - Sunday, 20 August 2017, 18:23 GMT
Discussed with planetmaker & frosch - can be moved to known_bugs.txt and closed. Patch attached.
Comment by Peter Nelson (peter1138) - Thursday, 31 August 2017, 10:34 GMT
Not sure documenting a known bug counts as closing a bug...
Comment by andythenorth (andythenorth) - Thursday, 31 August 2017, 17:28 GMT
Well it's feature eh? :)