michael blunck wrote:
I honestly think Michael wouldn't halt development due to boredom or drifting away (which would leave everyone out in the cold) because of his attention to detail. [...]
Thanks for your polite words.
michael blunck wrote:
[track dimensions] May I ask how much? The DBRails seem larger than Finescale, but maybe it's just me.
I´ve seen a lot of screenshots from different "finescale track" sets, so I´m not sure which one you´re referencing here. DBRails SG tracks are "6px wide" (see below).
Ah, yea, they do look a bit wider now that you mention it. At least, they look wider on the in-game screenshots than in the buildmenu screenshots. Some clarification on just how much smaller they are than normal tracks would be nice.
The graphics in the build menu only use symbolic representations, they don´t show the real track graphics. DBRails SG tracks are "6px wide", see pic (BG = broad gauge, original TTD track dimensions; SG = standard gauge (DBRails now 6px instead of 7); FB = Feldbahn/Decauville) from an earlier discussion somewhere on this forum.
Definitely looking forward to it then! I tried finescale once, as the original TTD track dimensions are most definitely too wide and the UKRS2 vehicles need it, however the issue was two-fold; Pikka's finescale rails don't work with anything else except NARS2, and Pikka's finescale rails don't come in multiple speeds, etc. with no other finescale rails doing so (the loss of the finescale NuTracks is why licenses annoy me).
As a result, I use OpenTTD or original TTD graphics and track that is 9px wide at standard guage, and use a combination of NuTracks, UKRS1, Iron Horse, Early Rails, 600mm Narrow Guage, Modern Maglev Set (and the rails to go with it) and Vactrains.
That said, even if DBRails don't have multiple speeds/configurations (IIRC they do?), I would be completely willing to draw graphics from scratch for and code a track set that is also 6px=Standard Guage; from the screenshots they look better-proportioned without needing the trains to be shrunk to match.
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