Transport Fever

Transport Fever

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Grain in Boxcars not Gondolas
Vehicle: Wagon
Misc: Script Mod
File Size
0.331 MB
Jun 24 @ 7:13pm
Jun 30 @ 4:59am
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Grain in Boxcars not Gondolas

Patches all Boxcars to carry Grain in addition to Livestock and Food, and patches Gondolas to NOT carry Grain.

More specifically, it patches any railcar that carries Food to also carry Grain (if it doesn't already), and it removes Grain from any car that also carries Coal.

You may also be interested in Gondola Construction & Steel.
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SoftwareSimian  [author] Aug 28 @ 12:37pm 
I will be patching "Gondola Construction & Steel" to be more universally compatible with custom bulk cargo types (current specifically targeting New Industry cargos, but should be easily extensible for other cargo types). I have experimented with the first model, I need to extend the modification to the other 5 models, so expect an update to that mod later today or tomorrow.
SoftwareSimian  [author] Aug 28 @ 9:11am 
Ah, yes, that would make sense.
"Grain in Boxcars not Gondolas" is a pure script mod and can add/remove cargo types from any enclosed car model (e.g. boxcar, tankcar), because since it's enclosed we can't see the cargo.
Open cars (e.g. gondola, flatcar) need to have the cargo load physically present on the model to show up when it's loaded or unloaded, which makes it harder to do as a pure script modification. Probably not impossible, but harder. I'll have to investigate.
If you load New Industry after "Gondola Construction & Steel" then it will override and you'll have waste and other New Industry cargos, but that's the same as not loading the mod at all (it's a complete override). I'll see what I can come up with.
Pekh Aug 28 @ 8:39am 
Ok, I tested again with a clean mod list. It seems like the culprit is construction & steel, which I always enabled & disabled simultanously. I should have run these tests in the first place, my apologies.
SoftwareSimian  [author] Aug 27 @ 11:12am 
@Pekh: I'm not sure what to say, I loaded up a test game with New Industries + this mod and it seemed to work as expected:

The only thing to check would be what order you're loading the mods in, does this mod come before or after New Industries? In either case, try switching the load order and see if that changes anything for you?
Beyond that I can't think of anything, other than you might have some other mod that's also attempting to modify car contents?
SoftwareSimian  [author] Aug 25 @ 11:56am 
@Pekh: It's not supposed to remove anything from gondolas except Grain. I'll have to load up New Industries and investigate what's happening and if I can solve it.
Pekh Aug 25 @ 10:07am 
Unfortunately, this mods seems to remove the "waste" cargo type (new industries mod) from the open car, making it impossible to move waste by train (at least in the early years). I appreciate your work though, that mixing of food and other bulks has been bothering me a long while ...
SoftwareSimian  [author] Jun 30 @ 5:00am 
v1.0.2 - 2018-06-30
* avoid modifying Maverick2002's Covered Hopper / Kalkkübelwagen (Slmmp) modded wagons
SoftwareSimian  [author] Jun 30 @ 4:51am 
@Kronic_Rogue: it won't affect any other cars (e.g. covered hopper) that carry grain, unless they also carry coal (which they shouldn't).

edit: I just checked the workshop for covered hopper mods:
6340cuft Covered Hopper = fine (carries grain / plastic)
4750 Hopper = fine (carries grain / plastic / stone)
Covered Hopper (Slmmp) -- carries same cargo as gondola, I will add an exception for this mod.
If you find any other modded wagons that carry grain and coal that you think should be excepted, let me know.
Kronic_Rogue Jun 30 @ 1:25am 
will it wipe covered hopper mods from hauling grain?. Also most grain that was transported by boxcar was done in bags. This made it easier to load it, be able to sell it in a set size format, and if it was to be shipped overseas it would be lifted with a cargo net into the hold of a ship. Some Cars where hoppers, as it was easier to lower the grain in with a crane, leave the net on the bottom, tarp over it if needed and haul it to the docks.
jimkehn Jun 27 @ 1:05pm 
Well cool....I stand corrected then. Still seems silly but I see how it could have been done. And yes my dad (and even I a little bit) scooped grain out of square granaries by hand so the box car would have been very similar.