Advanced Settings

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==See also==
==See also==
*[[List of Advanced Settings]]
*[[Openttd.cfg]] for a list of advanced settings
*[[List of Advanced Settings by location]]
*[[Configuring patches]] for information of how to change settings since 0.3.0 to 0.6.3.
*[[Configuring patches]] for information of how to change settings since 0.3.0 to 0.6.3.
*[[Configuring patches in 0.2.0]] for 0.2.0 and 0.2.1.
*[[Configuring patches in 0.2.0]] for 0.2.0 and 0.2.1.
[[Category:Settings & Preferences]]
[[Category:Settings & Preferences]]

Revision as of 02:13, 22 September 2012

A lot of options that affect gameplay can be changed in OpenTTD. Many of these options can be changed from the Advanced Settings window, but for some of them you have to edit the config file, openttd.cfg. Most advanced settings improve gameplay or the interface, while others give you more power in the game.


If you access advanced settings from the main menu, that affects new games. If you want to change advanced settings of a running game, load it first and then change the settings you want to change.

Changing Advanced Settings

The fully expanded advanced settings tree

The Advanced Settings window allows you to change most of the available settings from within the game. The Advanced Settings window has a tree-like structure, divided up into the following main sections:

Buttons are green to show the setting is on, red to show it is off. Arrow buttons change the value of the setting like a horizontal scrollbox. Clicking on a patch-line with arrow buttons shown will bring up an edit box, where the desired value can be typed in.

Some features that have been advanced settings (patches) in older versions of OpenTTD can now be found under difficulty settings, game options or cheats. Some of them might even have become permanent features that you cannot disable.


The Advanced Settings windows was previously (prior to OpenTTD 0.7.x) known as the Configure Patches window. This name came from TTDPatch and was used in OpenTTD as well for quite some time.

Since r14275, the name Patches was dropped in favour of "Advanced Settings" in order to avoid confusion with TTDPatch in general, or patches (in the technical sense) against the source code of OpenTTD often found in the Development section of tt-forums.

Since r14974 the tabs at the top of the window are removed and all advanced settings are listed in a tree structure. This allows for subcategories that can be expanded and collapsed independently. The former tabs (Interface, Construction, Vehicles, Stations, Economy and Competitors) are now top level categories and they can now have subcategories, for example the subcategory Trains in Vehicles.

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