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About jeffryfisher

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  1. jeffryfisher

    Problem revising Grosetania map

    Deja vu... Remember that if you mandate two or more human players, then the map will only show in the multi-player list.
  2. jeffryfisher

    Grand Prix

    Increased rating (reputation) is good for a player looking to buy rights. The higher rating means that a territory will demand less bribe money to let you in. Be aware that there are two types of rights: Track-building and train-running. You almost always need both. You can see what rights each company has by calling up the company report and going back to the map tab. There are three map types to choose from.
  3. jeffryfisher

    Manager question

    I don't think managers are on a schedule. Instead, they become available according to their salaries and a company's earnings or profits.
  4. jeffryfisher

    Merger question

    I think so, yes. The AI is too stupid to manage complex industry. It seems to just pick up whatever it finds in its stations and then dumps it somewhere.
  5. jeffryfisher

    Merger question

    That's it. It's an option for the player like start year and difficulty settings. The name is misleading. Liquidation happens at year-end if a company's "book value" has fallen below zero. A company can declare bankruptcy many times before book value hits bottom, and each will discharge half of its debts. However, a company in a death spiral will eventually hit zero book before it can declare again (I think the cool-down is 5 years). Beware however: When a company's track is ripped out, it may cut gaps in yours (if you ever crossed it). You should be saving your game just before each year-end anyway. If a liquidation rips out track, roll-back to your December save and carefully walk all of that track (and stations) making notes of track-breaks and opportunities. You might even spot a train that is in danger of vanishing with the track. If you can stop it before it enters the danger zone, do so. If not, then note its route & cargo (and pray that the deletion does not cause file corruption).
  6. jeffryfisher

    How do i make my own maps?

    If you accidentally make two human players mandatory, then the revised map will only show up when you ask to start a multi-player game. To get it to show in the single-player list, go back into the editor and make sure that all but one human player is optional.
  7. jeffryfisher

    Merger question

    Computer-run companies cheat. Their engines don't need water or maintenance (so if you use their track, don't count on getting any). They also ignore demand, being able to deliver anything anywhere for simple-economy payoffs. The main reason to merge a computer-company with yours is to remove an obstacle to expansion. A secondary reason (if you own most of the stock) could be to drop a huge wad of cash into your own pocket. For the most part however, computer-companies are trash. The best thing to do with them is drive them out of business (with the remove-track option selected)
  8. jeffryfisher

    Still playing RRII poll

    I've been spending more time in SimCity 4, but I sometimes drop back into an ongoing US History game, currently at the stage where about 300 GG-1s are being replaced by shiny new E-111s.
  9. jeffryfisher

    Limited supply and demand?

    Wow, a new discovery after all these years. I never even thought to look there (but that may be because of the pre-placed buildings causing empty cities bug).
  10. jeffryfisher

    AI player observations for map/scenario builders

    Ummm... My name is Jeffry, and you may call me Jeff.
  11. jeffryfisher

    AI player observations for map/scenario builders

    Looks like it should work for all companies (each company once). BTW, the Metra box is marked.
  12. jeffryfisher

    AI player observations for map/scenario builders

    OK -- I don't see any bonuses or penalties given to human players or companies. I do see a cash grant to computer companies. It looks as if every company-start will grant $100k to every computer company. If you allowed a large number of companies, the early-bird AI would get a lot of grants. I have edited your cash grant so that only the new company gets it. See how I test for a company variable being zero (the default) and then set that variable as I give the grant. This stops early companies from being triggered when later companies start. Cheryls Valley(test2).zip
  13. jeffryfisher

    AI player observations for map/scenario builders

    I don't think that's right. There are several ways to trigger the same event multiple times and/or affect multiple companies. If you give me a specific example, I can show you how it's done. EDIT: The OP has been corrected.
  14. jeffryfisher

    My Map Revision Philosophy

    Indeed you have! :o
  15. jeffryfisher

    Upload limit?

    Indeed, there's a total size limit. If you hunt around in your settings etc, you can see a list of all your files. If any can be cleaned up, then you can free some space. You might also replace the largest with zipped versions. I'm not a moderator, but if you PM Gobbalopper (see staff tab), then he might be able to increase your quota (or transfer ownership of some maps). PS: Zipping is good.