<URL: http://bugs.freeciv.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=18641 >

> [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Tue Aug 01 13:15:48 2006]:
> Jason Short wrote:
> >> [EMAIL PROTECTED] - Sun Jul 16 16:22:27 2006]:
> >>
> >>   I have bombers at carrier. Unload command does nothing, they still 
> >> remain loaded. Only way to unload them is to move them to another tile.
> >>   I were using GTK client.
> > 
> > Can you provide a savegame?
>   I setup this in editor.
>   - ML

So, my guess is that the intended effect of 'Unload' would be that the
unloaded unit stays in place when the transport/carrier moves. Wouldn't
this be disastrous if the unloaded unit was a non-airborne one, where
you could easily lose it at sea if you unloaded and then moved your
transport without moving the unloaded unit to safe ground first? IMO the
only intuitive way of unloading a transport or carrier is to select the
loaded unit from the stack and then move it to an adjacent tile.

On the other hand, if you move your transport/carrier to a port city,
you get a different 'Unload transport' (Shift-U) command that works
fine. This also seems to me the only case where you'd want to actually
unload transported units onto the tile the transport occupies, for
example to defend the city in question.

In the end, I don't see what good the 'Unload' command would do even if
it worked and suggest we just get rid of it.


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