New blog post, Patreon announcement, and UKRS3

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Re: New blog post, Patreon announcement, and UKRS3

Post by PikkaBird » 24 Apr 2018 10:31

CMircea wrote:
PikkaBird wrote:All depends how big the houses are, doesn't it? ;)
Sure. I take it you're planning a town set as well?
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Re: New blog post, Patreon announcement, and UKRS3

Post by PikkaBird » 28 Apr 2018 08:00

UKRS3 is rolling along... here's the locomotive roster in the current alpha.

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The tender spacing on the steam locomotives is as they will appear when built. I'm not sure whether to bring them together in the buy menu for appearances' sake, or would that be 'false advertising'?

Also, the Type 4 has its 2cc panel darkened to give a two-tone effect if only one company colour is used, but it does make the second company colour appear duller compared to the Type 2. I'd like to make them consistent; which style do you prefer?

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Re: New blog post, Patreon announcement, and UKRS3

Post by Pyoro » 28 Apr 2018 11:45

Is there a reason for those gaps? Just curious; looks a bit odd ^^;

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Re: New blog post, Patreon announcement, and UKRS3

Post by PikkaBird » 28 Apr 2018 11:59

Pyoro wrote:Is there a reason for those gaps? Just curious; looks a bit odd ^^;
Simply put, the space provided for TTD train vehicles in the diagonal views is geometrically shorter than the space provided in horizontal views. It's an old problem.

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The two options are to leave gaps between vehicles in the horizontal views (which the original TTD graphics do), or to stretch the sprite to fill the space, resulting in vehicles which look much shorter in the diagonal views than the horizontal. These UKRS3 sprites are somewhere in between; they are slightly longer than they strictly should be (and longer than, say, the 3d-rendered Pineapple Trains), so the gaps aren't that bad, but they're not too stretched compared to the diagonals.

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Re: New blog post, Patreon announcement, and UKRS3

Post by peter1138 » 28 Apr 2018 13:36

This length change is (partially?) the reason vehicles appear to change speed depending on direction. Somebody once had plans to fix it and make it consistent, but it would probably break every NewGRF set *ever*.
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Re: New blog post, Patreon announcement, and UKRS3

Post by CMircea » 28 Apr 2018 16:15

The engines look good. They're a bit too big in the window (and perhaps the font could be bold to look nicer, but that's an UI thing). I'm not so sure about the space between the steam locomotive and tender. Can you show how it appears when built, at the normal zoom level? After all that's what matters the most :)

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Re: New blog post, Patreon announcement, and UKRS3

Post by PikkaBird » 28 Apr 2018 16:45

CMircea wrote:Can you show how it appears when built, at the normal zoom level? After all that's what matters the most :)
Is it? Who plays at the normal zoom level? :lol:
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Re: New blog post, Patreon announcement, and UKRS3

Post by CMircea » 28 Apr 2018 21:41

With that gap between the locomotive and tender (on the east-west track) nobody's going to be able to shovel any coal :lol:

Looks pretty darn beautiful to be completely honest.

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Re: New blog post, Patreon announcement, and UKRS3

Post by Doorslammer » 29 Apr 2018 06:16

CMircea wrote:With that gap between the locomotive and tender (on the east-west track) nobody's going to be able to shovel any coal :lol:

Looks pretty darn beautiful to be completely honest.

Throw harder.

And very certainly does. :)
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Re: New blog post, Patreon announcement, and UKRS3

Post by Tony Pixel » 05 May 2018 07:24

I tried to draw anything with your style - It looks cool :D . Here is the New York Standard Lo-V:
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Re: New blog post, Patreon announcement, and UKRS3

Post by PikkaBird » 05 May 2018 08:15

Very nice, Tony. It's not too much extra work to draw in 2x zoom, right?

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Re: New blog post, Patreon announcement, and UKRS3

Post by Tony Pixel » 05 May 2018 09:39

PikkaBird wrote:Very nice, Tony. It's not too much extra work to draw in 2x zoom, right?
Yes :)
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Re: New blog post, Patreon announcement, and UKRS3

Post by SkeedR » 08 May 2018 16:40

Astounding work Pikka! Once the wedding is out of the way, I'll certainly look to support you via Patreon. I look forward to seeing more of your work!
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Re: New blog post, Patreon announcement, and UKRS3

Post by Tony Pixel » 05 Dec 2018 18:27

Any news?
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Re: New blog post, Patreon announcement, and UKRS3

Post by trainman1432 » 14 Dec 2018 20:08

Man, if nothing else, those tracks and base look nice. What is it?
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Re: New blog post, Patreon announcement, and UKRS3

Post by PikkaBird » 15 Dec 2018 11:37

Tony Pixel wrote:Any news?
Not a new, I'm afraid, although I have been reviewing some sprites the last few days.
trainman1432 wrote:Man, if nothing else, those tracks and base look nice. What is it?
They're the "Pineapple" landscape and tracks. Still very unfinished, but there is an alpha on the Patreon.

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Re: New blog post, Patreon announcement, and UKRS3

Post by PikkaBird » 22 Jan 2019 13:48

I'm told that HSTs are bad features. :roll:
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Re: New blog post, Patreon announcement, and UKRS3

Post by andythenorth » 22 Jan 2019 15:02

PikkaBird wrote:I'm told that HSTs are bad features. :roll:
Pretendelinos are better :twisted:

I might have looked at the UKRS2 one for inspiration :P
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Re: New blog post, Patreon announcement, and UKRS3

Post by PikkaBird » 23 Jan 2019 01:03

Pretendelinos are too 21st century for UKRS3... or are they?


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