FS#6640 - Less towns than set in menu

Attached to Project: OpenTTD
Opened by PaulC (PaulC) - Monday, 20 November 2017, 22:06 GMT
Last edited by PaulC (PaulC) - Monday, 20 November 2017, 22:08 GMT
Type Feature Request
Category Core
Status New
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version trunk
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


Just a thought based on this forum topic:

Setting custom no. of towns to 5000 (or whatever) won't necessarily give you a map with that number of towns, for a number of reasons that may not be obvious to the user. Perhaps it would be an idea to display a message at the start of the game if this is the case, e.g. "Cannot generate requested number of towns; not enough room on map" or "not enough available town names"?
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Comment by James (james1101) - Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 00:07 GMT
Or the message could be "Could not generate requested number of towns; only enough room for XXXX towns" or "not enough town names (XXXX available)", with error code string "ERR_CANNOT_GENERATE_REQUESTED_TOWNS".
Comment by Hans (hackalittlebit) - Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 17:03 GMT
Just a sugestion.