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Feature: Increased aircraft breakdown rate based on travelled tiles. #7312

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@SamuXarick SamuXarick commented Mar 3, 2019

https://www.tt-forums.net/viewtopic.php?p=1184036#p1184036

This patch adds an expert game setting which increases the chances of an aircraft to breakdown every passing day after travelling a user defined number of tiles since last takeoff, ranging from 1 to 65535. If it's set to 0, the feature is disabled. Requires breakdowns being enabled, and it's only kicking in if the aircraft hasn't broken down yet.

Additionally, aircraft have a new property which allows them to keep track of their currently travelled distance by the means of a counter. Each time an aircraft moves from a tile to another, the count is increased by 1. The maximum limit of this counter is 65535, which is equivalent to saying that it has already changed its tile position 65535 times.

  • Savegames before this patch will treat this game setting as disabled.
  • Aircraft from savegames before this patch don't have the feature to keep track of distance travelled. This patch treats them as having travelled 0 tiles.
  • Default value of this setting is 500 tiles. 0 disables it. It is increased or decreased in steps of 15 tiles when pressing the arrows.

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@SamuXarick SamuXarick force-pushed the increased-aircraft-breakdown-rate-based-on-travelled-tiles branch from 53969f9 to 08ab8e3 Compare Mar 3, 2019
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@PeterN PeterN commented Mar 3, 2019

Reliability decreases (and therefore breakdown chance increases) already over time. This does not seem necessary.

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@TrueBrain TrueBrain commented Mar 3, 2019

I agree; yet another variable, which doesn't seem to have a clear benefit. Going to close this PR for that reason. Nevertheless, tnx for your contribution! (not all features can make it in!)

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