Building buoys
Manual Tutorials

Basic tutorial:

Setting up a bus service
Setting up a train service
Setting up a plane service

Advanced railway tutorial:

Two Platforms
Two Tracks
Basic Network

In game tutorial:

In-game tutorial
In-depth Instructions

Railway construction:
Building tracks
Building stations
Building depots
Placing signals
Buying & selling trains
Converting railways
Road construction:
Building roads
Building stations and loading bays
Building depots
Buying & selling road vehicles
Waterways construction:
Building docks
Building depots
Placing buoys
Buying & selling ships
Building locks and canals
Airport construction:
Building airports
Buying & selling aircraft
General construction:
Building bridges
Working with vehicles:
Setting vehicle orders
Refitting vehicles
Replacing vehicles
Grouping vehicles

Now that you have some docks and a ship depot, it's time to place a few Water Transport Tiles. Buoys serve as waypoints for ships and there are two main reasons to use them:


A buoy at sea.

Finding a suitable location

It's recommended to place buoys about every 20 tiles along the route that a ship should take. You might want to use a little more around complex bends. Don't over do it, as you have to place every buoy in the ship's orders.

Placing a buoy

1. Open the Waterways construction toolbar by clicking the /File/en/Manual/Manual html m2cc0c4cd.png button.

The Waterways construction toolbar

2. Click on the Place buoybutton /File/en/Manual/Place buoy.png. Remember, you can right click on any button if you ever want a description of what it does.

3. A white square will indicate the future location of the buoy. Move the mouse around to indicate the location of your choice and then just click with the left mouse button to place the buoy.

Indicating where to place a buoy. Remember that a buoy should be placed on a water tile!

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 in order to place more buoys along the route.

A route between an Oil Rig and an Oil Refinery using two buoys.

And that's all there is to placing a few buoys! Now, lets buy a ship.

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