Transmitter By Date

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Transmitter By Date

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Transmitter By Date 1.0

Replace the default transmitter antenna by date and/or build the new objects manually.
Before 1700: Megalithic Dolmen
1700 - 1800: Stone Tower
1800 - 1900: Semaphore Tower
1900 - 1950: Fire Lookout Tower
1950 - 2050: Original Transmitter
2050 and after: Launch Tower

By JavelinNL -me-
Inspired by Rock Replacement for Transmitter
Uses graphics from the OpenGFX set
Thank you Reddit user sittinbythefire for coding advice
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Re: Transmitter To Tower

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Congratulations on your first NewGRF! It looks great, and I love the concept.

If you're open to suggestions, a few thoughts:
  • OpenTTD graphics traditionally use a dark purple for windows, #80-87 on this palette.
  • Some stairs to get to the top might be nice! :) It looks like you drew some on the bottom level, but I don't see them continuing up.
  • The scale might be slightly large, but I suppose it depends on the size of the real tower.
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Re: Transmitter To Tower

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I already made those windows a touch darker because I felt they stood out too much, but yes, they still do and thanks for pointing out the correct colors. I -think- the scale is alright, they're used to spot forest fires and in the pictures I saw of them they all looked really tall, so I made sure they always towered above the trees.

Also I can't believe you immediately noticed the stairs, it was getting messy and I figured noone was really going to notice anyway, shame on me for being lazy :).

Thanks for the feedback, guess I'll now have an excuse to bump the version number all the way up to 0.2

-edit- I've bumped the version up to 0.2
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Re: Transmitter To Tower

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javelinnl wrote: 07 Nov 2020 20:30 I already made those windows a touch darker because I felt they stood out too much, but yes, they still do and thanks for pointing out the correct colors. I -think- the scale is alright, they're used to spot forest fires and in the pictures I saw of them they all looked really tall, so I made sure they always towered above the trees.

Also I can't believe you immediately noticed the stairs, it was getting messy and I figured noone was really going to notice anyway, shame on me for being lazy :).

Thanks for the feedback, guess I'll now have an excuse to bump the version number all the way up to 0.2

-edit- I've bumped the version up to 0.2
For some reason, your GRF appears to have the same ID as the Finnish Trainset? When I use the in-game content downloader, the game proposes the Finnish Trainset when I click "Select upgrades"...
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Re: Transmitter To Tower

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The person who made that has the same initials that I do I suppose, should be fixed now.
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Re: Transmitter To Tower

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-edit- nevermind, my lack of coding experience bit me in the ass but somebody was helpful enough to point out a way to get the current year and still work in if/then statements.
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Re: Transmitter By Date

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Hello there, sorry for bumping myself but I'm more or less finished with version 1.0.
I'm not really sure how the GPLv3 license works though, is it enough to give OpenGFX credit or should I be more specific?
I guess I have to share everything I made myself now, right? Github
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Re: Transmitter By Date

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javelinnl wrote: 15 Nov 2020 16:18 Hello there, sorry for bumping myself but I'm more or less finished with version 1.0.
I'm not really sure how the GLPv3 license works though, is it enough to give OpenGFX credit or should I be more specific?
I guess I have to share everything I made myself now, right? Github
Yeah, you've got it. Nice work!
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