Slovak Transportation Graphic Set (STGFX)

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Re: Slovak Transportation Graphic Set (STGFX)

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Hi there,
as may you know, we agreed with Greyfur on co-productions of trams and we did set a scale to follow around trams. Trams are a bit distant future for me right now because there is still a lot of things in buses and trolleybuses I want to get done. And there is this little thing I want to do - trains. Yet, I have to find a balance between everything right now, life and so...

Anyway, thank you for your support guys.

I was not able to draw electric bolts, and Greyfur was that kind he drew it for me. I am very thankful for that.
Greyfur helped me with electric bolts
Greyfur helped me with electric bolts
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I've released STGFX Trolleybus set B1.00.01 and I got some feedback, so I've incorporated it and I'm ready to publish B1.00.02 with these fixes. It may take a few days as I am waiting if something else will come up with the set, so I can change it.

Back to the agreed tram scale. (I will call it from now on ATS).

I consider it a good scale, so some of the existing vehicles got do-over to ATS, mostly some articulated ones. And even trains will follow this guideline.
ATScale Vehicles Preview
ATScale Vehicles Preview
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The attached picture is Enlarged 2x, as you may notice, there are some busses that you can find in the current version and I was considering changing for this release but this would mean I have to delay trolleybuses and buses. I made a decision, it will be added later, as the packs will progress.
Also, I will show you one tram, Tatra K2, that will be put to the testing because I still have crazy ideas about how it can works.

And please don't get to excited about next picture, as this will take a very long time to get finished.
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Trains
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Okay, thank you again, and I'll keep you posted.
I know, it is a bit of a stretch for now, but I am really enjoying drawing them and we did not have a train here for a very long time, so here you have a peek.
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Re: Slovak Transportation Graphic Set (STGFX)

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And please don't get to excited about next picture...
Sorry, but I think we have already failed on this! :lol:
Actually we are to thank you.
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Re: Slovak Transportation Graphic Set (STGFX)

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Hello everyone,

due to complications, I had with a computer, I took a day or two of doing anything helpful. The thing is my notebook is kinda old and as it seems he had his best days counted. It works for now, but the sooner I get on a new one sooner I got to do more amazing stuff. Pray for my computer, so it will live till I got a new one, because due to "current situation in the world" reasons it is unlikely I'll get myself a new one anytime soon.

Anyway, today I started slowly picking up where I left.
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Some the vehicles have this already, some don't it is a bit chaotic, but this is a new approach, recommended by Andrew who created the NightGFX replacement set.
This is Škoda 31Tr SOR on a new scale. There was not much of this type of trolleybus so I am gonna try the night version for every livery it had. That should not be problematic.

Anyway, I've noticed some issues with t/buses.

Škoda 25Tr DG in some cases does not open doors on the second part, which is not wanted, it should open every door. Please, report any problematic sprite of 25Tr DG (or any other thing, please.) Thank you.

Buses have offset set wrongly, for the first part, and I am quite not sure how that happened, because it was alright, but it is not anymore. Something is messed up in the code, probably the template.

Due to this fact, which annoys me, I am gonna pull one more unplanned update for buses, that will just solve this issue and I will probably phone mode, as on Android version of the game can not be used custom glyphs, which is sad really. I wrote an e-mail to the guy who created the android version, but so far I got no answer. Phone mode is used on STGFX Trolleybuses B1.00.02 where after switching it on you got classical text instead of glyphs in the purchase menu.

Unplanned update for buses means, there will be no new vehicles, only fixes. Which I am not fun of, but if I would want to add more to it, that would take a lot of time to do. And honestly, I am kind of lazy a few last days.

I don't want to brag about the current situation, but.. man, it's bad. This game and grfs hold me afloat.

In my place:
Would you release anupdate only with fixes, or would you make others wait for new content?
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Re: Slovak Transportation Graphic Set (STGFX)

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IMO first priority is bug fixing. But as long as the bugs do not ruin the game no need to hurry to release an update.
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perverted monkey wrote: 29 Mar 2021 03:34 IMO first priority is bug fixing. But as long as the bugs do not ruin the game no need to hurry to release an update.
They really don't, at least on the computers.
On Android, you don't see Powered by icons. That is quite broken, but it is the game that is bugged.

I am really not sure about this, but it would be probably better to start working on the next step and fixing issues as I am going through it. That way players got more buses, more liveries, and bug fixies in one go.
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spajdy wrote: 29 Mar 2021 18:47
On Android, you don't see Powered by icons. That is quite broken, but it is the game that is bugged.

as an Android player I can say it doesn't show 'glyphs ' but rather coloured question marks.


(Suggestion that phone more should be renamed phone/tablet mode :mrgreen: )
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PEPSprinterPacer wrote: 31 Mar 2021 19:05
spajdy wrote: 29 Mar 2021 18:47 (Suggestion that phone more should be renamed phone/tablet mode :mrgreen: )
It will be renamed due to the fact even if not Latin font is used the result is the same. color questionmarks.

For now, I am not sure what it will be called, but most probably it will be called "glyphs", but if you have any other ideas, I am open to suggestions.
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Re: Slovak Transportation Graphic Set (STGFX)

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This is gonna be long, so let's begin.

First of all, I want to thank all who did find bugs, who showed support and excitement for what I am doing. It is very helpful and motivating, so yeah, thanks.
And now everything other.

My original plan for this year was to get trolleybuses together to non-beta version "ONE". And yes, I am still hoping, I will be able to put this to the finished version, but as I could see while updating the bus set, I owe it a better treatment. Why? Because right now they are made chaotic, not future-proofed and with every new update they will have issues I am aware of. And I have to say, I did put more bugs with a small update last time - the offset of the vehicles is crazy. Yet, to be told, glyphs are getting on my nerves, because I did not count on troubleshooting them. The thing is if game Latin font is not used, glyphs got disabled, so there is probably nothing I can do to make them work properly, so I am really considering switching to text versions, but man, I don't like it. But making extra steps to make parameter settings that will switch them is kind of... crazy and will take some time, but it is doable.

Why there is no Solaris, Troliga, and Tedom despite graphic files exists? Well, that is the issue I want to talk about, I did not know, how big this pack will get in the begging, and adding stuff slowly is not a good way to do this. It would mess Engine IDs and I don't want that. So, the next update will mess everything. I am sorry, but it has to. I want to make it smart and future-proofed, so I am gonna put a lot of code for vehicles that are planned into it. That means I am gonna totally mess up Engine IDs and orders of vehicles in purchase menus. You will probably get a lot of game buses after getting this update and I am sorry for it.

But after this step, when everything will be ready I can update anytime, without any issues and whatever I want, because it will be mostly adding small parts to the existing code.

Right now, I am doing research mostly and planning, so I can do the code and graphics. The last days I spend on SOR buses and that was kind of crazy, as there is not a lot of information about them on the internet. Today I wrote down 111 entries for Crossways. (Types, subtypes, liveries, etc.) And that is a lot. There still can be some tidying up so there may not be all of them in the final file. Or there can be more. And I suddenly remembered I forgot to put one livery so... 112 entries.

I am sorry, but you gotta be patient right now, as this is a freaking lot to do.

And there are some graphic issues, like the wrong color of SOR NB 12/18 of DPMK, and more, so some of them are going to be replaced with new sprites and I hope this time, it will be better.

Parameters need to be unified with the trolleybus set. So, current non-functional placeholders for this will be replaced by:
Liveries, eGFX, PhoneMode (this will be probably named Glyphs), Liveries by year.
and some small changes.

SO, THERE WILL NOT BE SMALL UPDATE TO FIX CURRENT ISSUES, as it is waste of time, if I would need to redo it anyway.

So what about trolleybuses?
Gladly, they have partial future-proofing, which is nice. I hope I got back to them asap.

Other things?
Trucks are canceled from my side, there will be no STGFX Trucks, as Greyfur already started doing nice graphics for it, there is no point in doing it twice Maybe I can help him with it.
Trams will be done in co-production with Greyfur, but you know that.
and I am gonna be quiet on anything else.

So, please be patient, be happy and enjoy yourself. :) I am gonna return to the researching and planning, so ... have a nice time. Thank you for your support.
With best regards,
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Re: Slovak Transportation Graphic Set (STGFX)

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spajdy wrote: 06 Oct 2020 20:17
  • STGFX Train Set BETA B1.00.02 available in-game (B1.00.03 in production)
  • STGFX Trolley Set currently in production
Hi, spajdy, did you accidentally switch availability of trolleybus and train sets here? In-game are buses and trolleybuses, while according to this, there should be buses and trains. Also, you are posting teasers to trains, which are in development, according to you, while you released beta of trolleybuses. So, I think, that some small mistake got in.
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Re: Slovak Transportation Graphic Set (STGFX)

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MLG wrote: 02 Apr 2021 07:31 Hi, spajdy, did you accidentally switch availability of trolleybus and train sets here?
Yeah sorry, it got confused a little bit. There is a lot of stuff. Thx.
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