Am I mistaken in learning that I cannot assign a vehicle to both a depot and a gate at the same time? This is clearly a thing. What’s the point in assigning a gate if it turns around and travels across the ramp to get to it?
I also noticed that you had to choose gate, or depot, but not both. I also noticed you can assign vehicles to parking lots – but I couldn’t figure out how to build a parking lot, or even if you can build a parking lot yet.
Alpha 29.6-0 is up! Unfortunately no parking lots, deciding to withhold those as I want to perform a full implementation including public parking lots too to make sure it all goes to plan (and so we don’t have any future interruptions).
At the moment it’s 1 on 1 on a stand, would be nice if we could assign multiple stands to vehicles and to a parking lot/depot. At the moment have a test running with one service vehicle type (fuel, push back, belt, etc) per stand and 1 extra per 4 stands in a depot nearby to catch the ‘gaps’ if necessary. Hopefully will be more flexible in the future when all bugs have been squashed.
The main point of assigning a specific vehicle to a specific stand is to be able to ensure operational capability, i.e. the fact that “on this stand there will always be a vehicle of type X ready to do job Y and will be able to do it immediately”:
We will continue to enhance vehicle behavior over time and we will revisit and refine this feature.
@Olof, I love being able to assign them to stands. I remember suggesting forever ago, and everyone chewed me out because “it isn’t the norm.” But I find that there really isn’t a norm. Where I am from (Florida), they can afford to park vehicles on stands with pretty much year-round nice weather. I would like to suggest that certain vehicles can have multiples assigned to stands - specifically the service trucks. Baggage loading and unloading can really take 2 vehicles per stand, but when a certain one is assigned to a stand, in my games at least, only that one will handle both unloading and loading of baggage, which will delay the pushback. I do have extras in a depot right next to my baggage bays in hopes that the assigned truck would unload, and when the task for loading bags was dispatched a truck from the depot would handle the outgoing baggage; sadly, I do not see that yet. But THANK YOU SO MUCH for allowing us to assign vehicles!!!