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Year 14 Day 256 17:18
George Tuffwer

I hope this question can be answered, but if not *shrugs*.

I was recently adding up weights of items to make sure I had a big enough ship along to carry them all. Mostly because if I could get away with a smaller faster ship why take the bigger one?

While adding things up I was looking for the conversion from Kg to tons (items to ship capacity) and discovered that there are in fact 3 different commonly used tons

the metric ton is defined at 1,000 Kg (a nice easy conversion)
the U.K. defines a ton as 2,240 lbs. (roughly 1,016 Kg)
the U.S. defines a ton as 2,000 lbs. (roughly 907 Kg)
all figures taken from wikipedia.

This being said I was wondering which ton the game uses when it adds up and calculates how much the items weigh in tons in order to show the change in ship available tons.


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Year 14 Day 256 18:53
I'm almost entirely sure that it's KG to Tonnes. 1 kg = 0.001 Tonnes.


Year 14 Day 256 18:59
Yes, 1 T = 1,000 kg.


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Year 14 Day 256 18:59
George Tuffwer

I've been operating on that assumption, but I wanted to make sure if I could.


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Year 14 Day 256 19:04
George Tuffwer

Alright, Thanks for your answers


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Year 14 Day 257 1:40
For the future, the rest of the world uses metric tons (or tonne, 1 t = 1000 kg). Don't ask me why the US and UK have to stick to their outdated units.

SWC uses metric units wherever possible.