acs121 wrote: andythenorth wrote:
acs121 wrote:And more, instead of having about 5 vehicle generations, we should have one generation about each 15 years.
15 years is too frequent. It becomes very hard to provide a good spread of stats progression. I would strongly recommend against 15 years.
Generations lasting in the range 21-40 years are better.
IRL, a road vehicle generation is about 15 years.
Also, the set doesn't lack any trucks. It mostly lacks buses : there's just 4 bus generations, there's no coach or similar, buses are amalgamed (standard buses seem to equivalent intericty, suburban and city buses) and much other flaws.
Also, that didn't answer my main question : may i translate for French and maybe Italian ?
There are 8 generations of fossil fueled busses, only 4 for trolley busses. However, trolley busses tend to be fairly long lasting - a trolley bus from 1970 and 1985 would be fairly similar. Furthermore, if you pay attention to the grf you will notice there are some subtleties in the code that let each model 'evolve' a bid over it's life to simulate the gradual updates manufacturers would make between major developments. I was quite pleased and satisfied with this approach.
I can see a gameplay use for different types of buses, but in practice, buses are boring, and the current ones seem to fill out the various niches well enough, considering there are trams and trains available as well. I considered a late game mini-bus/collectivo for games with very small villages, but the regular rigid buses don't actually leave a need for one.
This set is intended to be a broad purpose set inspired by the default vehicles and providing an example of what NRT makes possible. There are a few basic expantions of scope informed but what I have seen as desirable inclusions to the 'basic' vehicles over my 22+ years of playing this game. This isn't 'all things to all people' or even 'all things to a few people' - it is 'basic things to most people'. I've added parameters to adjust the selection and properties so people can use it selectively to fill out perceived gaps in games using other RV sets.
For translations - I am not really seeking out translations yet. Most strings are just manufacturer names. Eventually this will probably be up for EINTS translations, but until then I am only going to bother putting in the ones I translate myself. If you disagree with the basic premise of the grf, your time may be better spent developing another one.