M4rek wrote:can we have a hexagonal grid instead of square or triangular?
it might make some of the track laying easier...
(im sorry if this is in the wrong thread because i have no idea where to put it)
A hexagon can be made from triangles, hence triangles are better. (Not to mention OpenGL readily uses them to render)
Squares can also be made from triangles...They are also easier to program for/with and are more natural, which is why I suspect it was picked.
Just what I though.
I would not be surprised if that [RFD] have been brought up on a meeting, then I created the thread, and then on next meeting we took the result of the poll and said this is what we will do.
I could be wrong, but to me it seams resonable.
I've diged abit in the meeting logs, and the meeting where the formal decision for rectangular cells is this: http://transportempire.com/logs/minutes19032005.txt
You can find logs and minutes for most meetings at www.transportempire.com
In this Discussion-forum there should be an old thread about rectangural/triangular cells. Probably also a poll, that did not turn out to be in big enought majority for a decision to be taken, therefor a dev-poll was created to have a final decission.
Those of you who are on the ship at the moment and feal that some old decisions are totaly wrong, change them if you want, but don't get in the trap where you change things back and forth and never ever goes forward. For the project it is good if not to many changes in the cource are made, but if many leave becuse they don't like it it is neither good.
Now I'v poluted this thread enough!