jwilkerson-If I have TFs in a port and try to load the different TFs in excess of the port's capicity, will there be a "popup" saying I can't do this, or will the TFs just not load?
Also, if there are 3 TFs in a port and the third exceeds capicity, will the other 2 load, or are all 3 shut down?
Anyone know where I can get a brain capacity extender? I'm going to need it.
Thanks, Hugh Browne
Allow me to try to clear up some confusion. From this attached screenshot, the top is a base display. You can see that the total tonnage of docked shipping is 6860 tons, the port maximum is 172,000 tons, and the single ship maximum size is 78,000 tons.
The 2nd example is a TF forming. What I did is just like I said I do in my AAR, that is form a TF with a single ship, and then dock it. As you add ships to the TF in the upper right of the TF that is being formed (bottom display) it will tell you how much tonnage you have in the TF and the remaining space at the port. Also, if a ship wont fit into the TF, its name turns white (middle display) and you wont be allowed to add it. Now, if you dont dock the TF first, if you know how much space is available at the dock you can watch the size and add ships to it, but there will be nothing from stopping you from over-loading a TF (in this case, the port can accommodate 24,000 tons, if you go over that, you cant dock the TF. This doesnt mean you cant load or unload it.
Don did something nice here and assumes that ships will be brought into port and unloaded (within size limits of course, a 20,000 ton ships wouldnt be able to unload at this dock regardless) So SOME of the ships will load/unload at "docked" speed, while the remainder will do so at the "undocked" speed. And thats another thing, SOME things can load regardless of if the TF is docked or undocked, just as some things can unload regardless.
For you folks that can read, there is the manual. For the rest of us, its trial and error