British and Welsh town names (UPDATE)

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British and Welsh town names (UPDATE)

Post by PaulC » 12 Sep 2006 00:12

I've been trying to teach myself how to code over the last few weeks, and this is the first grf I've created that's fit for any kind of public release. Unfortunately I've just found out that there already is a Welsh town names grf, so this feels like something of a hollow achievement. :oops: (Although in my defence I had to do a fair bit of digging just to find it.) Nevertheless, I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out and it has certainly been a worthwhile experience, so I thought I'd share it anyway. Hopefully next time I'll be able to come up with something a little more unique!
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Post by Samwise » 12 Sep 2006 06:05

Well that's nice, a Welsh name set.. I've never found the other one, so I'll use this one :D
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Post by Darkwalker » 15 Sep 2006 11:25

You should probably add a readme doc with pronunciation, i have no idea, how to read it :D

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Post by Samwise » 15 Sep 2006 14:56

Well I know that ll like in llanfair is spoken out as chlanfair.. That's all..
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Post by suttonc » 16 Sep 2006 05:25

to pronounce LL, put the tip of your tongue on the bottom of your front teeth and breathe out
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Post by PaulC » 04 Oct 2006 21:54

Might as well post this here instead of starting a new topic. I've never been satisfied with the default English town names in TTD, so I've coded this grf of real British place names. Should go nicely with PikkaBird's updated UKRS! :)
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Post by Dave » 04 Oct 2006 22:20

Nice one mate. Very nice indeed.

EDIT: Except it doesnt work for me :D.

Not quite sure where the problem may lie. Any particular place in the config the newgrf line has to go?
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Post by PaulC » 04 Oct 2006 23:18

In what way is it not working? I've just tried it on mine again and I'm not having any problems. I assume you have newtownnames switched on in your cfg? :?

I've uploaded the grf again so give it another go. Beyond that I'm not sure what to say. :(

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Post by Dave » 04 Oct 2006 23:22

Hmmm....

Let me have a looksee.

Did the above... Still no luck..

newtownnames is on.
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Post by PaulC » 04 Oct 2006 23:32

Bugger. Is it giving you an error message or anything? AFAIK it shouldn't matter where it goes in your cfg, but I suppose you could try moving it about and see what happens.

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Post by Dave » 04 Oct 2006 23:32

Small... oversight.. By me.

Er... Working perfectly..

I never said anything! Shh!

Forgot to select British in options... Cough
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Post by WWTBAM » 04 Oct 2006 23:33

i got it working by turning on newtownnames. did you select british from the drop down list dave.
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Post by PaulC » 04 Oct 2006 23:35

Ah well, not to worry - these things happen. :wink:

You had me worried for a bit though!

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Post by Dave » 04 Oct 2006 23:36

Read above...

Some nice town names!

Spotted from round here so far:

Dudley, Halesowen, Warley (Nearly me!), Wednesbury, Wolverhampton.

If you've got Warley, you'd BETTER have Brierley Hill or Stourbridge. :P

EDIT: Kidderminster too ^_^
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Post by PaulC » 04 Oct 2006 23:42

I'm fairly sure Stourbridge is in there. No Brierly Hill, but there is a Burgess Hill if that's any good to you? :P

Sounds like you've not done too badly though!
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Post by Dave » 04 Oct 2006 23:44

Alas Stourbridge is good enough for me :P

Imagine having Warley in there.
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Post by m3henry » 07 Oct 2006 13:00

now this is just what I was looking for! :D looks greeeat!
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Re: British and Welsh town names

Post by PaulC » 11 Nov 2007 22:02

Time for an update...

I found a glitch in the British town names grf that was causing a section of names to be missed out, so I've now fixed that and thrown in a few more names for good measure. No doubt most people won't notice the changes, but it runs a lot more smoothly now, and Dave should be pleased. :wink:

Enjoy!
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Re: British and Welsh town names (UPDATE)

Post by Ameecher » 11 Nov 2007 22:27

Now everyone will want one!

Good to see this .grf updated though, makes a change from those TTD defaults of Great Chinningpool Falls :lol:
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Re: British and Welsh town names (UPDATE)

Post by Badger » 11 Nov 2007 23:35

I've downloaded it too. I tend to play mostly UK based games so ta very much. :D
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