Train related alerts

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Train related alerts

Post by PacifyerGrey » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:13 am

Most of these features are covered by FAT controller mod. However they are really useful and are easy to implement in the vanilla game.
I am not sure if some of them are covered in upcoming patches but they were relevant when I was playing the game.
There are several critical train related issues that a player should be notified of:
- Train in automatic mode is out of fuel
- Train has a "no path" error
- Train is stopped at a signal for a really long time

While the last one is questionable first two are a must to have clickable alerts

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Re: Train related alerts

Post by Darinth » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:19 pm

No path errors and trains out of fuel on automatic mode both seem like obvious candidates for alerts.

I feel like I'd want to hear from some of the more train-centric individuals who do things like custom circuit-controlled signalling before saying that having trains alert if they've been waiting for a long time is a good idea. Even a large train stacker at an ore smelting depot could just get a bit backlogged and result in trains waiting a 'really long time', but be perfectly normal operation.

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