Advanced Settings/Competitors

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Advanced Settings window: Competitors section

The Competitors section allows you to set various options related to the AI and multiplayer. The purpose of the available settings is explained below. For each setting, the respective variable from the config file is listed as well, together with its possible values.

Contents

The Competitors section of the Advanced Settings window (1.3.1)

Computer players

Default settings profile

Feature availability (since 1.3.0)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

Difficulty level reported to AIs and game scripts. Generally: how hard the AI shall try to compete with the player.

Possible Settings: Easy, Medium, Hard
In Openttd.cfg config file: ([scripts] settings_profile = <easy|medium|hard>)

#opcodes before scripts are suspended

Feature availability (since 1.3.0)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

Amount of computation time granted to AIs and game scripts. Less time means usually easier AI.

Possible Settings:
In Openttd.cfg config file: ([scripts] script_max_opcode_till_suspend)

Allow AIs in multiplayer

Feature availability (since 0.4.5)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

Enables computer players in multiplayer games. The number of computer players can be set through the difficulty settings window.

Possible Settings: On or Off
In Openttd.cfg config file: ([ai] ai_in_multiplayer = <true|false>)

Disable trains for computer

Feature availability (since 0.3.2)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

Computer cannot build trains or rail infrastucture. This option has been moved from Vehicles section in 0.3.4.

Possible Settings: On or Off
In Openttd.cfg config file: ([ai] ai_disable_veh_train = <true|false>)

Disable road vehicles for computer

Feature availability (since 0.3.2)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

Computer cannot build road vehicles or roads. This option has been moved from Vehicles section in 0.3.4.

Possible Settings: On or Off
In Openttd.cfg config file: ([ai] ai_disable_veh_roadveh = <true|false>)

Disable aircraft for computer

Feature availability (since 0.3.2)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

Computer cannot build aircraft or airports. This option has been moved from Vehicles section in 0.3.4.

Possible Settings: On or Off
In Openttd.cfg config file: ([ai] ai_disable_veh_aircraft = <true|false>)

Disable ships for computer

Feature availability (since 0.3.2)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

Computer cannot build ships. This option has been moved from Vehicles section in 0.3.4.

Possible Settings: On or Off
In Openttd.cfg config file: ([ai] ai_disable_veh_ship = <true|false>)

#opcodes before AI is suspended

Feature availability (since 0.7.0)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

Lower this value if the AI is making the game run slow. Increase this value if you find the AI doing a lot of nothing instead of actually building stuff. Leave value at 10,000 if unsure.

Possible Settings: 5,000 to 250,000
In Openttd.cfg config file: ([ai] ai_max_opcode_till_suspend = <5000-250000>)

Allow sending money to other companies

Feature availability (since 0.7.0)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

Allows you to donate money to other companies.

Possible Settings: On or Off
In Openttd.cfg config file: ([economy] give_money = <true|false>)

Allow buying shares from other companies

Feature availability (since 0.7.0)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

Allows you to enable or disable the ability to buy shares from competitors. You also have to wait for the company to get old enough before buying 25% or a full take over. This age is about 6 years old.

Possible Settings: On or Off
In Openttd.cfg config file: ([economy] allow_shares = <true|false>)


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