OpenTTD NewGRF Competition - January/February 2021

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Who made the best NewGRF for the theme "High Speed Rail"?

Poll runs till 01 Mar 2021 10:16

Andrew350
6
38%
Erato
2
13%
HandyAndyT
6
38%
2TallTyler
2
13%
 
Total votes: 16

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OpenTTD NewGRF Competition - January/February 2021

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OpenTTD NewGRF Competition
We invite you to make a small NewGRF project over the next 2 months. This competition is open for both veterans to challenge themselves, or for a small side project, and newcomers, looking for a place to start.
Submissions are currently CLOSED for January/February 2021.
Deadline for submissions is around 10:00 GMT on the 21st of February.

Current competition theme is High Speed Rail

Voting is currently OPEN for January/February 2021.
Deadline for voting is around 10:00 GMT on the 1st of March.

Competition Rules
  • All participants must register an account on tt-forums.
  • NewGRFs should be submitted to this thread. Please make sure your entry is in an "attachment" and not just a direct link.
  • You're allowed to publish the NewGRF for your entry at any time, outside of the competition, but you're not allowed to submit a NewGRF that has been made before the start of the competition.
  • NewGRFs may only be submitted in GRF or TAR format, compilers will produce either of these automatically.
  • Any license is allowed for your NewGRF project, but by submitting it you agree to it being shared by the organisers in this thread.
  • Up to 2 NewGRFs may be submitted, but only if limits have been reached or to separate functions.
  • Entries are allowed to contain multiple types of content, such as trains, tracks and stations, hence why you're allowed 2 files.
  • You are encouraged to provide a screenshot, and/or captions in order to elicit greater voting.
  • Only one entry per participant. Entries may be withdrawn or replaced at any time before the deadline.
  • The competition runs for 2 months at a time.
  • If fewer than three entries are submitted by the end, the competition will automatically roll over to the next month. If after two months there are still fewer than three entries, the competition moderator will declare the competition a draw, and select a theme for the next competition.
  • The winner is offered an opportunity to suggest a theme. The theme will be chosen by the organisers, based on the suggestion, to allow for a broad range of NewGRFs to be made.
Resources for newcomers
The following links will redirect you to tutorials for NewGRF development. DM me if you want your tutorial here:
NML tutorial
m4nfo tutorial
NFO tutorial
Recommended for starters is either NML or m4nfo.
TT-Forums Technical Discussion forums for questions
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Re: OpenTTD NewGRF Competition - January/February 2021

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The first theme is High Speed Rail.
Feel free to make any NewGRF that you think suits this theme. This can include existing high speed trains, high speed tracks, shinkansen stations, futuristic high speed trains, high speed maglevs, whatever you think fits.
I’m looking forward to what all of you have in store for us.
No pics no clicks. Seriously.
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2 months? I best get going...

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I’m definitely giving this a go.
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I am neither high speed coder nor high speed artist, but I am looking forward so very much to see the submissions. 8)
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For High Speed Trains I've gone to pixel-Sweden and created the SJ X2, also known as the X2000. It's a high-speed tilting train capable of 210 km/h (130 mph) and is used on services within Sweden as well as trains to Copenhagen, Denmark. It will be included in my Danish trainset.

Highlights:
  • Instead of magically flipping around when reversing in stations, the train stays put and only the headlights and taillights swap ends.
  • The train is available in two liveries: white, black, and blue from the train's introduction in 1990; and grey from 2005. The livery is updated to the latest version available whenever the train is serviced in a depot — no need for refits and if you want to keep an old livery around, just avoid depots. If also works if you cheat the date backwards!
  • By default, the train uses real-world colours, but there is a parameter to use 2CC colours with the same livery mechanics.
I used Magicavoxel to create 3D voxel objects of each vehicle and then used GoRender to make them into sprites. A big thanks to Timberwolf for creating this toolchain and helping me tune it for 1x zoom sprites. You can check out my project repository (and use it as a base for your own future contest entry, if you're so inclined) on GitHub.
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Re: OpenTTD NewGRF Competition - January/February 2021

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My submission to the high speed train competition: ROCKET GRONK! I also made a video!
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HandyAndyT wrote: 15 Jan 2021 23:46 My submission to the high speed train competition: ROCKET GRONK! I also made a video!
EPIC VIDEO!! :D :bow:
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My submission is Dutch High Speed Trains. The Eurostar was missing, the sprites for the ICE3 were bad, and the Thalys had some glaring flaws. I redid them all for this competition. These will soon make it into the Dutch Trainset Addon.
Source, because it's GPL:
Source DutchHSR.rar
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Although, don't mind it. It's gonna be in the Dutch Trainset Addon anyway.
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Sliding in just before the deadline like a true procrastinator :lol: I present my take on the theme:

Three Interesting Trains Set

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It's got everything you could ever need!

- A jet train. 'Nuff said. (earplugs not included)
- A superpointy supersonic maglev which creates a "sonic boom" when it crosses the sound barrier
- A massive nuclear train for hauling ungodly amounts of cargo quickly (Tracks and basic wagons included)
- The best name of any train NewGRF ever

All of them are completely useless, and completely awesome! Fun for the whole family! Try it today!
[+] Spoiler
Introduction dates:
- 'Thrust' XJ-1 - 1957
- Machlev - 2035
- Valkyrie - 2055
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Re: OpenTTD NewGRF Competition - January/February 2021

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Let the voting begin
Andrew350
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Three Interesting Trains Set. It's got everything you could ever need!
Link to Andrew350's submission

Erato
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My submission is Dutch High Speed Trains. The Eurostar was missing, the sprites for the ICE3 were bad, and the Thalys had some glaring flaws. I redid them all for this competition. These will soon make it into the Dutch Trainset Addon.
Link to Erato's submission

HandyAndyT
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My submission to the high speed train competition: ROCKET GRONK! I also made a video!
Link to HandyAndyT's submission

2TallTyler
Image
For High Speed Trains I've gone to pixel-Sweden and created the SJ X2, also known as the X2000. It's a high-speed tilting train capable of 210 km/h (130 mph) and is used on services within Sweden as well as trains to Copenhagen, Denmark. It will be included in my Danish trainset.
Link to 2TallTyler's submission
No pics no clicks. Seriously.
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Re: OpenTTD NewGRF Competition - January/February 2021

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Putting the first vote and seeing 100% is an epic gamer moment.
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