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Remove Annoying Circle Timer For Passenger Loading

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by hasse#8149, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. hasse#8149

    hasse#8149 Member

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    For increased realism, please consider removing the circular timer for loading passengers. its not realistic to be late and wait out the timer on a plattform when all passengers are already onboard or have disembarked. we only need to rely on the time table time instead. if im early, i wait for the departure time but if im late I want to depart as soon as loading is done. this is not realistic. and its for all routes.
     
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  2. trainsimplayer

    trainsimplayer Well-Known Member

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    Do you see drivers open doors for around 15 seconds then bolting it? I think not. It's there so you have a minimum time for loading, so that passengers can get on.
     
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  3. Tay95

    Tay95 Well-Known Member

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    He's got a point as it is too long. Maybe not to remove it but shorten the time we need to wait
     
  4. stujoy

    stujoy Well-Known Member

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    15 seconds is quite a long time for some stops. There are some 20 second stops in TSW so it’s not so much shorter. A real driver will close the doors when ready and be on his or her way if all the passengers are safely on or off. If that’s only 10 seconds then that’s as long as the doors stay open.
     
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  5. hasse#8149

    hasse#8149 Member

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    When the people on the plattorm clears , You close the doors and drive off. It’s reality. I’ve been driving underground trains for a living before. There is no timer on passenger loading in reality, so why have one here? It’s not present in reality. Why simulate it? Time IS à bit part of reality. Finns i drive fast i hav to wait for the Time to catch up Witherspoon me like in the game, but this countdown is unrealistic.
     
  6. matjamca

    matjamca Well-Known Member

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    I agree we should be able to close the doors whenever. If running late, we can close the doors earlier etc. More importantly, I’d like this to be consistent. Sometimes closing the doors early stops the timer immediately, meaning you have to reopen the doors. This is on GWE and RT at least. Whereas other routes, you can start closing the doors with say 8 seconds of the timer remaining so you can dart as soon as the timer allows.
     
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  7. saltychipz#3569

    saltychipz#3569 Well-Known Member

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    Or just turn off the hud
     
  8. ZeenozPlays

    ZeenozPlays Well-Known Member

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    You could say they do for Rapid Transit systems like the Underground.
     
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    ZeenozPlays Well-Known Member

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    That won't change anything, the loading timer would still be active. You're just removing it off of the screen.
     
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  10. trainsimplayer

    trainsimplayer Well-Known Member

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    To be fair though the waiting time is shorter in game on Bakerloo - or so I've noticed.
     
  11. hasse#8149

    hasse#8149 Member

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    Well that is not a good suggestion. Removing the hud removes the clock too and thus the time table in time table mode. And i realized i cannot use game controller to push buttons either…
     
  12. lukereynolds1

    lukereynolds1 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. I'd like this to be removed. It's very annoying. As long as you don't leave early, I can't see a problem with it being removed.
     
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  13. dave from Cornwall

    dave from Cornwall Well-Known Member

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    The "game" I play is how early can I close the doors, so that they close "on time" and that I can depart.

    With the MrkII you literally have to close it on the second-

    The other trains the door closing sequence is longer than others. 5-8 seconds

    If you are running late, its a way of stealing a few seconds back. If you time it wrong, you lose 20 seconds as you have reopen and then close the doors.

    Hey it entertains me...

    D
     
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  14. Br425

    Br425 Well-Known Member

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    I totally agree, waiting for the circular timer was always annoying me...
     

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