September 8, 2014 at 04:00 #5903
I need a little help here. Whenever I play, I am only able to make money off of transporting passengers, and no cargo is ever seen being transported. I am new to this game and Don’t really understand how the system works. Also, I am using the Cargo Mod.September 8, 2014 at 04:29 #5907
I would take off the mod for now, get working in the normal game before you start messing with it.
for an industry to start production it needs a supply of raw materials and transport to a city.
If you only link Oil to an Oil refinery and there is no transport to get the “goods” to a city then it won’t do anything.
The “demand” for goods from the factory directly increases it’s production. The raw materials will then increase their production to meet the factory’s requirements.
Hopefully that makes sense. You should also check out the Guide that was posted here, it has a lot of good information.September 8, 2014 at 04:33 #5908
Alright, but I don’t exactly know how to link of industries. Like I said, I am new to this game.September 8, 2014 at 04:40 #5909
either with a train with the correct wagon (some only take oil, some only wood, some iron/coal) or a cargo “truck” (or horse drawn carriage) with either a cargo depot or a train cargo platform.
have a read through the guide I posted too, it will explain a lot that you need to know.September 8, 2014 at 04:42 #5910
alright, but whenever I place down a truck stop next to a factory, it still says not connected to line. Also, ever since I got the game, with or without cargo mod, I never see anything being transported.September 8, 2014 at 04:53 #5913
basically, you need to meet a number of requirements before a factory will start using your train/cargo line. It is based on many things, access to raw materials, demand from a city and transport time.September 8, 2014 at 04:54 #5914
So if I wanted to make oil but need crude oil, I would have to make a station at each one before it would start transportingSeptember 8, 2014 at 06:09 #5936
Yes, you need to give the refinery the Oil, you also *need* to give the refinery access to a city. It will only produce if there is a demand for it from a city.
The order is the opposite of the way people think… A Factory will only start to produce if it has a decent link to a City to give it’s goods. A “mine” (ie, oil) will only give the raw material if the factory it has a decent link to is producing.
Most people would think the other way, you deliver goods to a factory that it blindly turns into goods and then you pass it on to a city.September 8, 2014 at 23:40 #6269
okay, thanksSeptember 9, 2014 at 04:52 #6323
I have had some issues with cargo transporting as well.
Today I set up a train station by a logging camp, connected that to a train station as a sawmill, which was connected to a city.
I set up 1 train to transport wood to the sawmill and 1 to transport goods to the city.
It sat there for 5 years, and not once was anything delivered to the station, and the logging camp was listed as not being connected to a line.
I then tried replacing the train station with a truck station, and all of a suddenly production went up to max, the logging camp was listed ans connected to a line now and wood was being delivered.
When I tried to replace the truck station with a train station production was still maxed, but nothing was being delivered, and the logging camp was again listed as not connected.
I have tried this several times in several games with various industries, yet no matter what I do, its as if train stations are not acceptable as pickup points, only truck stations.
I dont want to use trucks, I want to use trains, so why cant I use trains?
Why am I forced to use something I dont want to use?September 9, 2014 at 06:02 #6331
stupid question… you are using cargo platforms and not passenger platforms, right?September 9, 2014 at 12:53 #6429
stupid question… you are using cargo platforms and not passenger platforms, right?
Thanks for asking the stupid question, I never thought of that but now that you mention it I actually have used passenger platforms.
That explains everything.
I suppose that means I have to build a separate cargo station at the city where I want to deliver the end product as well then, or will any station do?September 9, 2014 at 13:25 #6443
haha, glad we worked it out 🙂
yes, if you use rail for passengers and for goods you will need 2 stations, one for each.
A little annoying, but I guess it’s more realistic?September 9, 2014 at 14:39 #6468
Will the goods be automatically distributed in the city or do I need to drive them around the city as well, like with passengers?September 9, 2014 at 19:49 #6619RickDParticipant
They are automatically distributed, and while you have to build separate stations you can build them right next to one another so it looks like only one station
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