FS#6244 - Allow ship to reverse at dock

Attached to Project: OpenTTD
Opened by bobix (bobix) - Wednesday, 04 March 2015, 23:42 GMT
Last edited by andythenorth (andythenorth) - Thursday, 17 August 2017, 14:32 GMT
Type Feature Request
Category Vehicles
Status Closed
Assigned To andythenorth (andythenorth)
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Version?
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Ships turn around when they leave docks. This causes annoying ship is lost warning messages when a dock is in a tight space like a canal or a neatly designed harbour. There is an option for allowing trains to reverse at station, we need that for ships too. It would make the game more realistic as in real life a ship would back out and turn around on open water.
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Closed by  andythenorth (andythenorth)
Thursday, 17 August 2017, 14:32 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  Thanks. This is a nice suggestion. To control the ship movement would require state machines for docks (similar to airports). It's not currently a goal for OpenTTD to add state machines to docks.

Ships getting lost is usually solved by enabling 90 degree turns for ships.
Comment by andythenorth (andythenorth) - Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 19:07 GMT
FWIW, do you have 'Forbid trains and ships from making 90ยบ turns' set to 'on'? That can cause poor ship routing behaviour on canals / rivers, and setting it to 'off' can mitigate problems with lost ships. I know it's not the feature you asked for, but might help.