Started by ldog, November 14, 2009, 10:05:23 AM
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Quote from: sumwonyuno on November 14, 2009, 12:01:30 PMNow, I'll be following this as closely as the other traffic simulator-related threads.
Quote from: ldog on November 14, 2009, 11:09:19 AMOk, since Steve had some pretty shocking results in his Chicago with the stock max commute time of 6...
Quotebut what I see here indicates to me that the max commute time only affects the morning commute. Indeed it would seem that although the trip home is pathed out (I did not include pictures of evening commutes but I use a lot of owr so there is no choice but to take an alternate route home for many; also see the commute time graph test earlier) but the time it takes is in fact completely ignored.
QuoteNow I know we all agreed that the display was buggy, etc,
Quote from: ldog on November 15, 2009, 02:39:49 PMMy post stands, I just retract any claims to discovery.
Quote from: z on November 19, 2009, 11:35:59 PMYou can take those claims back. I read through your post a little too quickly, and misinterpreted what you were saying about the commute time. I thought your main claim was about the evening's commute not being counted for what it was, and somehow missed the fact that you clearly stated that the max commute time was one-way. That claim is definitely new, and goes against everything I've ever read about that particular property. But the results you reported certainly seemed to support what you claimed.Since this is, in your words, "amazing," I decided to do a really simple test myself, to verify that there couldn't be any other factors entering into this. I built a small town, with residences on one end of a long road, and commercial and industrial businesses on the other. Cars were the only method of transportation, and the max commute time was 6. I moved the commercial and industrial down the road to see how far the Sims would travel. Based on my previous understanding, I wouldn't have expected the Sims to travel more than three minutes to get to their jobs. But as you found, they're willing to travel the whole six. And beyond six, all residences get abandoned, as you would expect.So this understanding of maximum commute time is completely new, at least as far as I know. I'm sorry I missed the full import of your claims the first time around, and I'd like to offer you a belated congratulations for discovering this.
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