Advanced Settings/Construction

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Advanced Settings window: Construction section

The Construction section allows you to set various options related to construction and terraforming. The purpose of the available settings is explained below. For each setting, the respective variable from the config file is listed with it's possible values.

Contents

The Construction section of the Advanced Settings window (1.3.1)

Signals

Show signals on the drive side

Feature availability (since 0.2.0)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

Whether signals are shown on the side that road vehicles drive on or the opposite.

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

Enable the signal GUI

Feature availability (since 0.6.0)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

With this patch enabled, clicking on the signal button will result in the opening of an extra signal toolbar, which allows you to pick certain types of signal (semaphore, light signal, presignals) directly without having to cycle trough them using the CTRL-key. Using CTRL to select your signal types is still possible when this patch is enabled.

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

When dragging, place signals every

Feature availability (since 0.3.4)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

When using the "Autorail" style of dragging signals (or when autocompleting signals using ctrl+drag), you can set their density (place on every Xth tile) with this setting. The number of empty track squares is equal to the set value minus one.

Possible Settings: 1 tile to 20 tiles
In Openttd.cfg config file: ([gui] drag_signal_density = <num_val>)

Automatically build semaphores before

Feature availability (since 0.6.0)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

Makes semaphores (old style signaling) the default placed signals until the year you have configured in this patch.

Possible Settings: 0 to 5,000,000
In Openttd.cfg config file: ([gui] semaphore_build_before = <year>)

Signal type to build by default

Feature availability (since 0.7.0)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

Set the type of signal to be built by default when using the signal tool. Choose between block signals, path signals and one-way path signals. If the signal GUI is enabled, this type of signal is selected by default.

Possible Settings: Block signals, Path signals or One-way path signals
In Openttd.cfg config file: ([gui] default_signal_type = <0-2>)

Cycle through signal types

Feature availability (since 0.7.0)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

Set which type of signal should be cycled through when ctrl-clicking on a ready-built signal. Choose between cycling through all signal types, just the block signals types or only the path signals types.

Possible Settings: Block signals only, Path signals only or All
In Openttd.cfg config file: ([gui] cycle_signal_types = <0-2>)

Allow building on slopes and coasts

Feature availability (since 0.2.0)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

Normally you can only build tracks and roads on slopes parallel to the incline, with this setting enabled you can build nearly everything on a slope with foundations being built automatically.

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

Allow landscaping under buildings, tracks, etc. (autoslope)

Feature availability (since 0.6.0)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

This patch makes the terraforming restrictions far less severe and allows you to terraform under objects, where you normally would need to remove the object first.

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


Allow removal of more town-owned buildings, roads, bridges, etc

Feature availability (since 0.3.3)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

The town’s attitude is more lenient towards you removing their property.

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


Maximum bridge length

Feature availability (since 1.1.0)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

Allows you to specify longest bridge length, longer than originally intended. Replaced "Allow very long bridges".

Maximum tunnel length

Feature availability (since 1.1.0)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

Allows you to specify longest tunnel length, as above. No previous similar feature.

Airports never expire

Feature availability (since 1.0.0)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

Airports may have an expiry year, similar to engines. Expired airports can't be built any more. With this option enabled, airports never expire.

This option has been renamed from Always allow small airports in r16614.

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


Enable terraforming the tiles at the map borders

Feature availability (since 0.7.0)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

With this enabled, the map doesn't require to have water all around it and allows you to terraform the map's edges just as any place elsewhere. Selecting this feature also provides an extra set of buttons in the map generator to select the type of egde (water/freeform) for each side of the map.

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

In game placement of trees

Feature availability (since 1.0.0)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

With this option, you can enable/disable the in-game generation of trees.

Possible Settings: none (breaks lumber mill), only in rain forests or everywhere
In Openttd.cfg config file: ([construction] extra_tree_placement = <0-2>)


In previous versions

Always allow small airports

Feature availability (since 0.3.2 to 0.7.5)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

Small airports are not removed from the airport construction list when large airports appear. With this option disabled, you no longer can build small airports as soon as larger airports become available.

This option has been renamed to Airports never expire in r16614.

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


Allow building very long bridges

Feature availability (since 0.2.0)

<1.0

1.0-1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5-1.7

Nightly

Allowed you to build very long bridges. Now it is replaced with custom maximum bridge and tunnel length setting.

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


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