Polish Lighthouses by yazalo

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Polish Lighthouses by yazalo

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Jeśli mówisz po polsku, zobacz też ten wątek na forum OpenTTD-Polska (nie aktualizowany)

Set of lighthouses based on real lighthouses from the Polish coast. Drawn, coded and (c) by yazalo

Current version: 1.0.2
Available on BaNaNaS: YES :twisted:
License: GPL v3 or CC-BY-SA 4.0*
GitHub (source code): https://github.com/yazalo/Polish-Lighthouses

Download NewGRF file: Polish_Lighthouse_Set_1.0.2.grf

*You may distribute this NewGRF and its parts under either of these two licenses

Any bugs you notice, things that could be fixed, or ideas for improving NewGRF (Translations welcome!) are best posted in this thread, or in a private message to me. This is my first NewGRF, I would be grateful for any feedback :D

The lighthouses are, of course, added to the game as eyecandy objects.
All lighthouses are made to the same scale.
The years of availability coincide with the original years of construction.
The lights of the lighthouses in the game are programmed as in the real world (as far as it is possible for me and in OpenTTD).

Historical releases available on: https://github.com/yazalo/Polish-Lighthouses/releases

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Done:
  Polish lighthouses:
    Lighthouse from Świnojście
    Kikut Lighthouse
    Lighthouse from Niechorze
    Lighthouse from Kołobrzeg
    Lighthouse from Gąski
    Lighthouse from Darłowo
    Lighthouse from Jarosławiec
    Lighthouse from Ustka
    Lighthouse from Czołpino
    Lighthouse from Stilo
    Old Lighthouse from Rozewie
    New Lighthouse from Rozewie (not working)
    Lighthouse from Jastarnia
    Lighthouse from Hel
    Lighthouse from Sopot (not formally a lighthouse)
    Gdańsk Nowy Port Lighthouse (not working)
    Gdańsk Port Północny Lighthouse
    Lighthouse from Krynica Morska
    'Blüses'
    Stawa Młyny (Świnoujście)
  Other baltic lighthouses:
    Lighthouse from Rønne
    Lighthouse from Dueodde
    Lighthouse from Baltyisk
To do:
  Lighthouse of the polar station Arctowski in Antarctica
  Lighthouse of the polar station Hornsund in the Arctic
  Góra Szwedów Lighthouse (not working)
  Gdynia Oksywie Lighthouse (not existing)
  Jastarnia Bór Lighthouse (not existing)
  Wisłoujście Fortress
 
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Good stuff! :)
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Nice Job!
fingecrossing for next episodes!
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2TallTyler wrote: 10 Feb 2021 23:06Good stuff! :)
kamnet wrote: 11 Feb 2021 05:38I like 'em!
gravelpit wrote: 12 Feb 2021 09:01Nice Job!
I'm so happy you like it :D !
In the near future I will focus on pAter's comments about Świnoujście and Kołobrzeg (1st and 4th lighthouses), and draw the lighthouses I don't have in the set yet. Later, I'll draw more views of the current lighthouses, and then also their "old looks", at which time I'll finish coding the (parameter-enabled) automatic rebuilding of the lighthouses according to real rebuildings dates :)
I will describe all the updates here :D
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yazalo wrote: 10 Feb 2021 22:55 Current version: 0.1.0
Yes, that's right, I finally made those few planned changes, and am updating NewGRF to version 0.1.0 :D

Additional explanation: In the current version there is no lighthouse from Świnoujście in the previous version of view. Version 0.1 implies a minimum, i.e. one, south-western, view of each existing lighthouse, plus the "bliza" available from the Middle Ages. (I don't know the right word for "bliza" in English. Auf Deutsch heißt es "Feuerblüse" :) ). For more views, you have to wait for version 0.2 (translations would also be welcome)! :)

And this is how the drawing of the Gdańsk lighthouse looked :twisted: :

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yazalo wrote: 19 Feb 2021 18:41
It looks very difficult to me :D I'm just drawing ... :lol:
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It seems that some of the lighthouses have wrong perspective, especially the fourth one from the left. Could you make some screenshots of those lighthouses placed next to some town buildings?
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odisseus wrote: 22 Feb 2021 05:13 It seems that some of the lighthouses have wrong perspective, especially the fourth one from the left. Could you make some screenshots of those lighthouses placed next to some town buildings?
Oh... Yes, that's right, it should be seen from more above :oops: . This is especially true for the "rounder" lanterns, the "squarer" ones have a better perspective.
Thanks for pointing it out, I'll try to take some screenshots soon. (And some fixes) :) !
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odisseus wrote: 22 Feb 2021 05:13 It seems that some of the lighthouses have wrong perspective, especially the fourth one from the left. Could you make some screenshots of those lighthouses placed next to some town buildings?
Here you can see the original lighthouse near the buildings:
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Here after corrections (these were not corrections but re-drawings):
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Here again after, but moved a little further away from the buildings:
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I will soon try to fix the other lighthouses that need it. I'm not 100% happy with the result on this one yet, I'll be working on it too. Thanks for the suggestion on what's wrong, I knew my lanterns didn't quite match the buildings, but I didn't know what was up... :) I'm just learning ;)
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The corrected perspective looks much better. Good job!

However, the rim of the inner wall looks cusped in the front and back. Is it intended to have such shape?
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odisseus wrote: 25 Feb 2021 03:34 The corrected perspective looks much better. Good job!

However, the rim of the inner wall looks cusped in the front and back. Is it intended to have such shape?
I don't know which spot on the lighthouse you are referring to, could you mark it on the drawing?
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The edge of the inner wall looks like its height varies along its circumference.
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odisseus wrote: 06 Mar 2021 02:06 The edge of the inner wall looks like its height varies along its circumference.
I have remade that, and now it looks much better (and I made the 90 deg rotated view):

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Thanks for your advice! :bow: :D
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Version 0.1.1, with improved perspective, is now available on BaNaNaS :D
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Version 1.0.0 1.0.1 available on Bananas!

Thanks to LaChupacabra! :bow:

The latest version got the number 1, because I managed to get rid of the "surprise boxes", i.e. objects that I planned to add as soon as possible. There were also a few new objects and other changes not previously planned. The whole list of new features below:

New objects
There are six completely new lighthouses in the set: 3 from Poland, and 3 from other countries. Perhaps in the future the set will evolve into "Baltic Lighthouses" :mrgreen: .
New objects:

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On the bottom: Polish lighthouses:
  • New lighthouse from Rozewie (Rozewie II)
  • Lighthouse from Sopot
  • Gdańsk New Port lighthouse
On the top: Other Baltic lighthouses:
  • The lighthouse from Rønne (Bornholm, Denmark)
  • Lighthouse from Dueodde (Bornholm, Denmark)
  • Lighthouse from Baltiysk (Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia Královecký Kraj, Czech Republic :wink:)
Improved animations
All the lighthouses received new and improved light animations.
It is worth knowing that the light does not actually rotate in all lighthouses. In some of them it simply turns on and off. To the best of my abilities (and the availability of information on the subject on the Internet), I programmed the lighthouses as they are in reality.

Example animation of a rotating light (Jarosławiec):
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Example animation of 'flashing' light (Czołpino):
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A special animation is added in the Gdansk Nowy Port lighthouse :D .

New views of objects
I prepared a few views each for some objects.

One of these lighthouses was Jastarnia: I drew an alternate version, slightly larger than according to scale, because the current one (as pointed out to me by LaChupacabra) was poorer fit with other objects in the game. I also added a version with a hill:
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Before lighthouses were built, ships' paths were illuminated by fires lighted on the seashore. The set included one blüse, now there are more:
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Corrections in the current drawings
Several of the current drawings needed corrections. The most important were:
  • "calming" the wall color of the lighthouse from Swinoujscie (according to LaChupacabra's idea),
  • modification of the top part of the lighthouse from Stilo,
  • reducing the contrast of parts of the lighthouse from Niechorze,
  • corrections of the the top part and perspective in the lighthouse from Hel.
New parameters
As a result of the changes listed above, I made several new parameters.

The list became chaotic and difficult to understand, which I corrected in version 1.0.1.

The current list of parameters looks like this:

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(Updated descriptions of the parameters are available in the game, after downloading the NewGRF ;) )
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New version released :D
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A new version of the set has been released on Bananas: 1.0.2.
There are mainly minor and/or technical changes from the previous version AND I have added a new object: the Stawa Młyny beacon, visible in the screenshot above.
The full list of changes can be found on GitHub.
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yazalo wrote: 10 Oct 2023 09:22 the Stawa Młyny beacon
Wow. What a weird building! And what a weird legend!
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