FS#6466 - Change distribution mode to distribution ratio or change distribution conditions

Attached to Project: OpenTTD
Opened by Milos (Milsa) - Monday, 16 May 2016, 17:11 GMT
Last edited by andythenorth (andythenorth) - Thursday, 31 August 2017, 18:06 GMT
Type Feature Request
Category Vehicles → Cargodist
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version trunk
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Please change higlighted option (passengers, etc.) from switch to ratio.

I have connected train station with airport. I have this schema:
- A, B, C on one line
- A - train station and airport
- B - train station
- C - train station and airport

In the long time is aircraft in red numbers because passenger returns on this way: BAC. I can not use aircraft for this. It is problem with cargo distribution. My opinion is that ratio in this option partially solves this problem.

Or, if passenger uses long-way vehicle then he uses other vehicles with max. 20 % way of long-way vehicle (Max. profit for aircrafts).
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Closed by  andythenorth (andythenorth)
Thursday, 31 August 2017, 18:06 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  Unable to understand how this could work. Three people looked at it, if we're all misunderstanding, discuss on irc and I might re-open.

Flyspray clean up. No obvious way forward for this one, so closing. Thanks :)
Comment by Milos (Milsa) - Monday, 16 May 2016, 17:12 GMT
Added: My schema is for 20 town without one line in real.
Comment by Milos (Milsa) - Monday, 16 May 2016, 17:19 GMT
In my saves in have train station connected with airport with urban transport.

Problem is the same.
Comment by Alberth (Alberth) - Saturday, 18 June 2016, 08:40 GMT
The whole point of cargo-dist is that you lose control where the passenger go, and how they go. It's part of the challenge to adapt the network to their wishes.

It looks like the main problem is that you don't provide enough capacity to move all passengers directly, so they try to find other routes. If there is a traffic jam, people will drive around it even if it means a longer road.
Comment by andythenorth (andythenorth) - Saturday, 19 August 2017, 07:43 GMT
This ideally needs a comment from fonsinchen, but my guess is that having a ratio of 'manual' and 'controlled by cdist' is:
(a) simply not possible with cdist
(b) won't get any kind of desirable result if it is possible, there will be contention when loading vehicles. Which waiting cargo should be loaded? The cargo that has next hop assigned? Or the cargo that has no next hop assigned?
Comment by Ingo von Borstel (planetmaker) - Thursday, 31 August 2017, 17:49 GMT
Not sure I grasp the problem entirely. But to me it looks like setting the ratio of where people go manually basically is not much different to playing without cargodist