OpenGFX Mars Xtended

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Re: OpenGFX Mars Xtended

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I often make a "doit" script, that runs all programs with all the parameters to build whatever I am doing in that directory. For example

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#!/bin/sh
set -u -x
nmlc --nfo=output_swapped.nfo -n output_swapped.nml
nmlc --nfo=output_orig.nfo -n output_orig.nml

echo
nforenum output_swapped.nfo
echo
nforenum output_orig.nfo
I have long ago forgotten what it does or why it needs this sequence, but thanks to this script I can still rerun the build, and look up exactly what it is doing, and what parameters are being used.

While the above is a Unix script, I imagine you can make a similar batch file at Windows.

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Re: OpenGFX Mars Xtended

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*bump*

what's the current state of the grf ? :?:

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Phreeze wrote:*bump*

what's the current state of the grf ? :?:
Well, seeing as I have no idea what I'm doing, and all files uploaded to the repository are GPL, I encourage anyone who knows what they're doing to take up the mantle. Other than that, this set is cancelled, sadly.

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Re: OpenGFX Mars Xtended

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Just do the gfx i'll code them ;) just use a template and a separate png for each vehicle

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It's a deal. Sorry I took so long to reply.

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i'll upload a template from my trainset, you can use it as a template, so you'll see where to place stuff ;)

edit: leave the right color-table away, i dont need it, it was just still present in the file
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Actually the drawing was the easy part for me. I understand that system already, but thanks anyway.

Well, just to make sure you have the absolute latest version of the files, here are the two graphics that were already created, and a spreadsheet with the names/eras for them. I've also commented on the attachments to clarify which name is for which.
AetherWorks GTR-10 Freight Halftrack
AetherWorks GTR-10 Freight Halftrack
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Comet Industries “LiOX” Tanker Crawler
Comet Industries “LiOX” Tanker Crawler
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busses & trucks.ods
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what basically is needed besides those infos:
- max speed
- weight
- capacity
- refittable to (e.g for good trucks)
- intro date (year is enough)
(i'll take standard values for years you can use it etc.)

once you did an era, i can code the stuff ;)

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I thought of that after I posted the file. Here's an updated version of that file with data for the two vehicles made so far.
busses & trucks.ods
Check the "Data" tab.
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I'll get to work on figuring out a scheme for the steam era right away.

EDIT: If a vehicle is listed for two or more cargoes in the "Names" tab, it is refittable to all of the cargoes it is listed for.

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Re: OpenGFX Mars Xtended

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Twyster wrote:Actually the drawing was the easy part for me.
the important part is not the drawing, but the templating, meaning the position and size of the individual sprites must be the same in all the files, and easy to calculate for the coder of the set, without looking at the file.
You might not exactly be interested in Ferion, but if you are, have fun :)

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that's why i gave him my example train ^^

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Eddi wrote:
Twyster wrote:Actually the drawing was the easy part for me.
the important part is not the drawing, but the templating, meaning the position and size of the individual sprites must be the same in all the files, and easy to calculate for the coder of the set, without looking at the file.
Phreeze wrote:that's why i gave him my example train ^^
Actually, that's what I meant. I already knew about templating from the existing vehicles, and it was one of the easy things to execute. Although if you think anything is incorrect on the PNGs, just let me know and I'll have it fixed.

Still doing research for steam era trucks and busses. Surprisingly heavy machinery isn't a popular subject for steampunk art.

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Re: OpenGFX Mars Xtended

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Twyster wrote:Still doing research for steam era trucks and busses. Surprisingly heavy machinery isn't a popular subject for steampunk art.
Maybe try searching for dieselpunk. Its more of a pulp 30s version of steampunk. There tend to be more vehicles, where steampunk is mostly hot air balloons and iron ships. Also check out concept art for art deco vehicles.

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oftcrash wrote:
Twyster wrote:Still doing research for steam era trucks and busses. Surprisingly heavy machinery isn't a popular subject for steampunk art.
Maybe try searching for dieselpunk. Its more of a pulp 30s version of steampunk. There tend to be more vehicles, where steampunk is mostly hot air balloons and iron ships. Also check out concept art for art deco vehicles.
I would, but there's already a "diesel interlude" in which such vehicles would go into. The vehicles have to be strictly from before the internal combustion engine began to replace the steam engine.

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Re: OpenGFX Mars Xtended

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have you watched the mad max trilogy at least ? :mrgreen:

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Re: OpenGFX Mars Xtended

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how does mad max qualify as "steampunk"?
You might not exactly be interested in Ferion, but if you are, have fun :)

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Re: OpenGFX Mars Xtended

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For steampunk lorries and such, I'd suggest looking at some of the Sentinel steam lorries and so forth from around the turn of the century. Basically take that basic idea and design and turn it up to 11 and tada :)
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Re: OpenGFX Mars Xtended

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I modified this to work with NRT and have a bit nicer graphics. Just an experiment in making nice graphics and trying to figure out how switches work in NML. Not sure what my experiment is useful for but if anyone sees this then here, take a look.
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