Old Path Based Signaling

From OpenTTD
(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
 
Line 19: Line 19:
  
 
One of the problems with autoplacement, is that wants you have the block done as a PBS one, you have to destroy it to remove the PBS features.
 
One of the problems with autoplacement, is that wants you have the block done as a PBS one, you have to destroy it to remove the PBS features.
 +
 +
==Other notes==
 +
If you try and modify a live PBS junction you are quite likely to have crashes occur. As such you should stop all trains before they enter the junction if you need to modify it.

Revision as of 16:17, 4 August 2005

Contents

Introduction

Path Based Signalling (or PBS for short) is a new feature in OpenTTD that allows you to have more than one train in a signal block. A screenshot of this in action can be seen below, where three trains are sharing a signal block.

Three trains sharing a PBS block

Using PBS

All you need to achieve this is turn on New Pathfinding, and then build PBS signals at the junctions.If you have a look at this screenshot of the same place slightly later, you have to build special signals to use PBS.

The PBS block

To create this signals, just place normal signals, then press Ctrl and click on them four times, as if placing pre-signals.

Autoplacement of Signals

To prevent players from getting RSI a feature has been added so you only need to place an entrance and exit PBS signal, and the rest will be automatically converted to PBS signals. To do this, just place normal signals where you want your PBS signals to be, and convert an entrance and exit signal to PBS signals.

The animation below shows you how to do this.

Autoplacement animation

One of the problems with autoplacement, is that wants you have the block done as a PBS one, you have to destroy it to remove the PBS features.

Other notes

If you try and modify a live PBS junction you are quite likely to have crashes occur. As such you should stop all trains before they enter the junction if you need to modify it.

Personal tools