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This is a very incomplete list of previously discussed suggestions.

Requested features that have already been rejected are marked as 'Rejected' or "Not needed". Please do not request those features here or in the forums again.

Contents

List of requested features

Environment

Feature Progress Forum link Notes
All Climates World
not needed
Thread
Rejected
Remove Trees
90%
Thread
Latest version of patch is r20180
Trees growth reduced
90%
Thread
Latest version of patch is r20180
Create Realistic Heightmap
50%
Thread
Latest version of patch is r13922
Day/Night Cycle
not needed
Thread
Use NewGRFs
Grass on unused tracks
not needed
Thread
Rejected
Higher mountains in map
100%
Thread
In trunk since r27010
Improved Timetable Management
75%
Thread
Latest version of patch is r17628
Increase terraforming cost
not needed
Thread
Use NewGRFs
Larger map sizes
100%
Thread
4096x4096 in trunk since r26319, even larger maps are rejected
More Map Settings (MMS)
50%
Thread
Latest version of patch is r14439
New Title Screen
100%
Thread
Title screen is occasionally changed when releasing a new version
Seasons
not needed
Thread
NewGRF variable snowline supported since r9371
Snow in temperate climate
not needed
Thread
Rejected
Tracking Viewport
75%
Thread
Latest version of patch is r20082
Underwater levels
50%
Thread
Visible or not, Latest version of patch is r11127
Weather
not needed
Thread
Rejected

Industries and cargo

Feature Progress Forum link Notes
Changes to the Original Industries
not needed
Thread
Use NewGRFs
Industry budgets
not needed
Thread
Rejected
New Industry Closures
not needed
Thread
Use NewGRFs
Passenger and cargo distribution
100%
Thread
Cargodest is dead. Cargodist in trunk since r25361

Towns

Feature Progress Forum link Notes
Colour Town Ratings
75%
Thread
Indicate Town Rating with colour in Title, latest version of patch is r18684
Limit town growth
50%
Thread
Latest version of patch is r9894 (old!)
Maximum Town Size
75%
Thread
Very similar to patch above, latest version of patch is r15815
Minimum Town Distance
75%
Thread
Latest version of patch is r18656
New Town Grid
50%
Thread
Latest version of patch is r15096

Construction

Feature Progress Forum link Notes
Better statue placement
100%
Thread
In trunk! r19206
Copy and paste
10%
Thread
Rejected only in its current form, latest version of patch is r22255
Custom Bridgeheads
not needed
Thread
Rejected
Diagonal clearing and leveling
100%
Thread
In trunk since r21500
Diagonal level crossings
50%
Thread
Also see TTDPatch suggestion, latest version of patch is r5911 (V. old!)
Diagonal roads, tunnels, bridges
0%
Thread
Enhanced tunnels
not needed
Thread
Rejected
Limit flattening to sea level
not needed
Thread
Rejected
Minimise autosignal gaps
100%
Thread
In trunk since r24129
Bridges between any land level
not needed
Thread
Rejected
Non-instant construction
not needed
Thread
Rejected
Purchase land faster
75%
Thread
Drag a box, latest version of patch is r19990
Realistic Level Crossing
not needed
Thread
Use Path Signals
Shared Tracks
75%
Thread
Latest version of patch is r12346.
Underwater tunnels
75%
Thread
Latest version of patch is r19518
Undo feature
not needed
Thread
Rejected.
Close adjacent level crossings
50%
Thread
Latest version of patch is r18359

Signals

Feature Progress Forum link Notes
Long Reserve PBS Signal
not needed
Thread
Rejected
Priority Path Signal (PPS)
not needed
Thread
Rejected
Route markers
not needed
Thread
Rejected
Signals in tunnels and on bridges
75%
Thread
Latest version of patch is r24024
Traffic Lights
not needed
Thread
Rejected
Multi-Aspect Signals (MAS)
not needed
Thread
Rejected
Signal Extensions (SignalEx)
75%
Thread
General support for complex signal extension (i.e., programmable). Latest version of patch is r17618

Vehicles

Feature Progress Forum link Notes
More diesel smoke
100%
Thread
In trunk since r20376
Adjustable plane crash probability
not needed
Thread
Rejected - use the cheat if necessary)
Disable Train Reverse when waiting for too long
100%
Thread
In trunk since r21962 (See also Disable Train Reversing)
Easy conversion for different rail types
not needed
Thread
Rejected
Improved Breakdowns
75%
Thread
Last version of patch is r19152
Plane landing queues
75%
Thread
Last version of the patch is r17510
Ship Distance
50%
Thread
Stop ships from going on top of each other, last version of patch is r16018

Stations and Depots

Feature Progress Forum link Notes
Airports built by parts
0%
Thread
Look at NewGRF Airports as well
City owned airports
0%
Thread
Close Airports
100%
Thread
In trunk since r24127
Display station coverage
0%
Thread
Multi-track railway stations divided into platforms for improved vehicle ordering
not needed
Thread
Rejected
Drive through depots
not needed
Thread
Rejected
Infrastructure Sharing
75%
Thread
Long train depots
not needed
Thread
Use NewGRF Example
RV (Road Vehicle) Waypoints
not needed
Thread
Rejected - one can use "go via" orders on drive through road stops instead since r12689
Sloped Stations
50%
Thread
Stations on bridges
not needed
Thread
Rejected
Trains through non-stop stations / Whistle boards
not needed
Thread
Rejected
Upgrade airports
90%
Thread
Also see Replace Airport thread

Eyecandy

Feature Progress Forum link Notes
Completely shore
90%
Thread
NewObjects
100%
Thread
Implemented in r20673

GUI

Feature Progress Forum link Notes
OpenTTD GUI Re-arrangement
50%
Thread
Project Page: http://dev.openttdcoop.org/projects/openttd-gui
Advanced expenses column
10%
Thread
Better graphs
75%
Thread
Clean up patch options
10%
Thread
Configurable hotkeys
100%
Thread
In trunk since r20055 and related commits
Font selection GUI
75%
Thread
Improvement for GUI toolbar
0%
Thread
Longer history of finances
not needed
Thread
Rejected
Multiplayer server list filtering
90%
Thread
Latest version of patch is r22449.
New Chat Window
50%
Thread
New Station Building GUI
50%
Thread
New Station GUI
50%
Thread
NewGRF GUI Window 2
50%
Thread
Toggle Terrain on Minimap
100%
Thread
In trunk since r18665

Cheats

Feature Progress Forum link Notes
Local authority doesn't reject you
90%
Thread

Other

Feature Progress Forum link Notes
Leasing
not needed
Thread
Rejected
Adjustable day length
50%
Thread
Alphabetized openttd.cfg
50%
Thread
Auto-download NewGrfs
not needed
Thread
Use centralised Content Service (BaNaNaS) instead.
Better save game naming convention
10%
Thread
Built-in goals
not needed
Thread
Use GameScript
Code optimizations
50%
Thread
Train collision detection is slow. Also see here (in trunk since r10111) and here
Competitive Play
not needed
Thread
Use GameScript
Draw on Map
not needed
Thread
Rejected
Improved Loans
not needed
Thread
Rejected
Load/Save Company Info
50%
Thread
Save information about companies and load it back
More Conditional Orders
50%
Thread
Multicore support
rejected
Thread
New Sound Mixer
75%
Thread
orudge
OpenGL Blitter
50%
Thread
[Real stock market]
not needed
Thread
Rejected
Station/track templates
not needed
Thread
Rejected

How to request a feature

Things to know:

  • OpenTTD is mature and stable, with clear goals. https://wiki.openttd.org/FAQ_development#What_are_the_goals_of_the_offical_branch.3F
  • The chances of a successful feature request are very low. Only features that interest one or more developers will make it into the game. The most likely trajectory for a feature request is one of:
    1. explicit rejection with a reason given
    2. it's read, but nobody replies because they don't feel able to comment usefully, or don't want to cause offence by rejecting
    3. nobody is aware of it and it's not even read - there is no-one who has volunteered to read and respond to all feature requests

This can be demoralising, so it's much better to know this in advance. :) We don't want to waste anyone's time.

If you do have a feature request and want to patch:

  1. Ensure you are playing the latest nightly version of the game so that you know what's already been done.
  2. Check that it's not already posted in the suggestions forum.
  3. Check that it's not on https://bugs.openttd.org/ - either in the open or closed statuses.
  4. Join the OpenTTD IRC channel - instructions here https://wiki.openttd.org/Irc IRC is the best way to discuss features.
  5. Do not create a separate article for your suggestion. It will be deleted.
  6. Do not create a suggestion that has already been rejected. Rejected features stay in this list, but with a "rejected" note instead of the percentage.
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