New South Wales Rail Set v.0.1 Development Thread
You've reached the NSWRS' forum thread. Development of the NSWRS dates all the way back to sunny 2004. It's been a long time, and there's been plenty of setbacks along the way. But we soldier on, and development has continued under the radar since our last official release (all too long ago)What is the New South Wales Rail Set?
The NSWRS is, simply put, a rail set of the locomotives and rolling stock of the state of New South Wales, Australia. Why use only one state in this set? The answer is simple. The railways of the states of Australia are in essence the same as the seperate national railways throughout Europe. Because when Australia was first founded, each "state" was actually seperate, independent colony of England, each of these colonies developed their own railway systems, using different gauges and locomotives. While it's been over 100 years since Australia was one, whole, independent nation, the distinction between the state's railways has continued, and in each state different companies run the rail systems. To mash all of these together in one wouldn't do justice to how the Australian transport system works, and it would be a mish-mash of different locomotives in different liveries, and it simply wouldn't fit together properly. While one day due to the increased engine pool in OTTD a full Australian set might be possible, it's always preferable to have something doable on the horizon.Is this set in company colours?
No, the set is all in the rolling stock's real life liveries. However, a 2CC Australian set can be found over at the Generic Australian Rail Set
.When can we expect a new release of the NSWRS?
Over the coming months work is being done on the back end of the code already written for the set. What that means is that there's currently a feature freeze. No new locomotives or stock is being added to the set until such a time as the pre-existing code is completely optimised. Given that the NFO code was originally written in GRFMaker, the converted code is a jumble of errors and mistakes, and it's taken a long time to remedy this.
That being said, we're hopeful that a new release will be put out sometime in the new year.Who runs the NSWRS?
I suppose you could me the de facto manager of the set. Throughout much of the early days of the set many of the creative decisions in the set came down to me along with two or three other major contributors to the set. While the day to day running of the set is very much a democratic effort, I do grant myself the "casting vote" when difficult decisions arise.How do I get involved?
There is a huge amount of artistry to be done on the set. At this point in time an updated tracking table is forthcoming, and we hope to have this public before long. If you see something you'd like to draw, simply leave a note on this forum and claim what you'd like!
Our tracking table is over here