I know what that is - its for truck in icy/nonicy roads. So they can use the tire chains on icy roads (monstly going slowly uphill, but its also used downhill for a lesser extent), then they can turn it off to go on normal roads. That cilinder makes the chains spin around, so they are caught by the wheels. A flipswitch remotly turn the device on and off. The convenience of tire chains without the problem of taking them off on non icy roads.
I use a couple of mods to make the game harder (otherwise, I reach critical mass - i.e. I make money faster than I can spend it - in some 10 or 15 years).
--Experts Servers - Industries
Makes industries "store" raw materials, then make them over time. Means you cant have ALL oil going into one single Oir refinery, as it cant store all of that.
--Alternative Base Costs
Makes construction a LOT more expensive. Roads and rail costs are nearly doubled, making a small airport costs around 300'00£ at the start, a big airport is a cool million. A jet plane is also around one to five millions when they first appear.
Terraforming is 600k£, building rail on a off-camber slope (i.e. not straight up or down) costs 200-400k£.
Much more challenging and fun.
There are all newGRFs, which you can grab from the game itself.
tha great big problem with HD is that even though stuff is broadcasted in HD, it is usually not RECORDED in HD. just the regular cams, that do slightly better than SD. Result; even though it is being seen at 1920*1080, it is just upscaled and blurred 720p-ish
Exceptions are the stuff you look at and in .1 secs go "oh.. wow that is gorgeous."
And another is that you are looking at both pics in the same res. Maximize BOTH to your screen and the diff should be obvious.
Erm.. thats a standard military 24h clock.
Damn near required when you are operating on 24 or more hours with no sleep... trust me - at some point you have no idea if its 7am or pm.... Specially if your inside.
Dragon Commando is right.
Best way to brake in a roadcar is to slam it till abs fires, then gradually reduce pressure until abs stops firing. This should get you the correct amount of pressure for threshold braking -the most effecient way to brake.
HOWEVER, as you slow down you can(and should) apply more brake pressure, as the tires can deal with it. So in practice just slam the brakes and hold on. Keep the pressure constant, abs will work for you until you stop.
OR - and this is the real kicker - learn how much pressure you have to apply (at different speeds, and at different grip levels), to brake as hard as you can without engaging the ABS. (ABS trades a little bit of braking distance of the ability to steer, and does this while keeping the braking distance way under the usual all-wheels-locked emergency braking.).
Some ABS' are more eager than others, though - my Skoda Octavia's abs is waaay too eager, while my old Xsara Picasso's ABS were a tad not eager enough. Result: With the xsara I could easily threshold brake, enabling me to brake so hard it felt your eyeballs were gonna fall off, and in my Octavia the abs engages BEFORE I could apply full brakes without locking up (or as I feel I could, from the "butt feeling" in the car - could be the tires it comes with have less grip than Im used to).
TL: DR: Dragon Command is right, your friend is DEAD WRONG (Perhaps I should put "Soon-to-be-dead" wrong), Full brake force with ABS, and learn to brake as hard as you can without locking up.
yep. A lot more fuel.
In idle, a car uses between 0.6 Liters per hour to 1.4 liters per hour (depends on wether you got AC, and other electrical consuption).
This means that while coasting in neutral to a junction you are spending 1 liter / hour, independant of your speed. So you are using SOME fuel.
If your in gear, since the car's inertia is forcing the wheels to turn, all fuel is cut off, and the engine keeps turning as the wheels are forcing it to move. ZERO fuel is expended.
Thing is, if you are going through a very slight downhill section, and you keep it in gear, you will slow down (as the engine turning slows you down). If you put it in neutral, you will not slow down. So in some very specific cases (very long slight downhill sections) putting in neutral might be best, as if you put it in gear you will have to eventually accelerate as to not slow down to a crawl.
But generally, keep it in gear. Engine braking = free travelling.