September 6, 2014 at 21:26 #5306therobotParticipant
Wondering what you all use for naming conventions for your different transport lines. With so many lines between cargo, inner-city buses and trams and then of course the trains, I’ve found this to be helpful in keeping things organized and easy to understand/manage the routes.
I’ve adopted the following which has been working fairly well.
All cities get a three letter code, e.g. Glossop becomes GLO, Barnley becomes BAR, etc.
For Cargo from raw material to manufacturer:
[Raw Material]-[City code]-[Mill, refinery, etc.]
For Goods to town:
[City code]-[Bus or tram]-[#]
[City code]-[City code]-[City code, etc.]-[#]
Anyway just curious what else people are doing and if it can give me any better ideas about how to do it.
Thanks!September 7, 2014 at 00:53 #5380MansenParticipant
CITY – TYPE (Either cargo for trains or vehicle for bus/tram) – NUMBER
So London – Bus 1 or London – Lumber 1
September 7, 2014 at 02:22 #5406hertParticipant
- This reply was modified 7 years, 3 months ago by Mansen.
City name Tram (City Tram Routes)
City name to City name eg (Uckfield to Camelford) City to City
City name + Industry name eg (Camelford Iron Mine) Raw resources to refineries
Industry to Cityname eg (Steelmill to Camelford) Goods to city
I think that baically covers all my names i use.
Sometimes if i need to transfer goods around the city, I name it: (Cityname Goods Transfer)
September 7, 2014 at 03:54 #5434AzraelParticipant
- This reply was modified 7 years, 3 months ago by hert.
For Intercity-Passenger Transport nearly the same:
Example: Woodbridge to Tow Loaw, my first train line, became 1-WB-TW, later on, when i connected a third city for it, Dinnington St. John it became 1-WB-TW-DSJ
After that, I just took the start and the end city of a line into the name, example Dinnington St. John to Bexhill-on-Sea became 3-DSJ-BOS, but in total this line connects 6 cities, DSJ is the starting city and BOS the ending city of the line.
If it is a line raw ressource -> industry -> city its called in my game for example:
If only a good transport corrisponding Goods-City or, a ressource transport to an industry near a city Ressource-City
If i have multiple lines transporting the same type of freigt to one Industry/city, the get numerized.
Goods-Downham Market 1
Goods-Downham Market 2
and so on.
For Public Transport within city I give it a line number, the ÖPNV-Prefix (In German ÖPNV means “Öffentlicher Personennahverkehr” or in einglish Public Transport) and the City name for example:
I don’t adapt the name towards if I use busses or tram.
And with all my line names, the numerization represents the order in which they were set up.
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