Welcome to the development thread for Trains of Europe - a series of NewGRFs for OpenTTD that will epitomise European railroading at its finest. TOE - Generic
Starting with the Generic European Set, which is still very popular judging by the amount of downloads (77000
) it has on BANANAS, and the recent friendly reminders I received asking to continue development, I have decided to build on that for the first main module of TOE. (which also follows the recent trend of funny acronyms
) However, the new TOE-Generic will not be compatible with the old version, due to a poor choice of IDs in the old set, and the changing of railtypes. TOE-Generic will eventually have its old sprites replaced with improved ones, many from the 2CC set, because the old ones are not well drawn and not shaded at all. They were, after all, some of my first sprites...
I will try to keep the new set compatible with the old GES. To avoid changing railtypes, I will keep the IDs of the current locomotives where they are, but replace the 15kV AC electrics with similar 25kV AC, diesel or steam ones to run on the default track. So when someone upgrades from GES to TOE-Generic, some of their locomotives will change, but most importantly, they will all be powered.
Current Status: (not done yet)
- On Hiatus until November (after HSC is over
- Graphics from original GES and 2CC set (thanks Voyager One)
- Make a playable release so that the track types can be used properlyTOE - Tracks
The defining feature of TOE will be the track set, which has the 4 main electric overhead systems used in Europe: 1500V DC, 3000V DC, 15 kV AC and 25 kV AC. The 25 kV AC replaces the default electric railway, enabling the default vehicles to run under the correct system, and in case anyone wants to use other sets, such as the UKRS, in combination. The track set will eventually also contain some different gauges, making for even more interesting and varied gameplay.
Later, I plan to make some real-coloured sets that represent different countries, (but I will need drawing help) but let's focus on the Generic one for now
Current status: (Version 0.1)
- Contains 3 new railtypes and unique catenary graphics
- Contains one "secret" railtype because of current coding limitations, to make the multi-voltage locomotives work properly. If you don't like this, please vote
- Add narrow and broad gauge (GRAPHICS REQUIRED)
- Fix the rather bodgy multiple tracktype issue, when OpenTTD supports it or there is a better wayTOE - Tri-Phase Electric Railway
Also, I have made this small addon which adds yet another tracktype and a locomotive, intended to represent the unique Three-phase electrification system in use in northern Italy from the 1900s to the 1970s. Like in real life, it is fully compatible with RAIL and therefore the locomotive pulls regular carriages, and steam/diesel trains will happily run on it. It contains only one locomotive for now, but it will be expanded.
Current Status (version 0.1)
- One locomotive
- May be a few bugs in the overhead wires
- Add more locomotives
- Fix said bugs in overhead wiresDownloads
These are testing releases - Please try them out and tell us what you think
More will be available soon.
File comment: Three-phase electric railway - The tar contains the source and the GRF.
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