I completely agree. Climate restrictions are frankly pretty pointless. If you want to do an arctic or tropic themed game then don't build locos that don't fit is my angle. But yeah. I understand the origins of climate restriction (i think) from back when you could only have so many engines loaded at once. However, nowadays considering people can load multiple vehicle grfs at once, its completely outdated.
Anyways on another note, for those of you such as Spirit of Trains who have been chatting about expanding why they would like to expand the set...if you browse a bit back in the posts, I uploaded some attempted sprite sheets for a Big Boy, Black/Grey FEF, GS-4 and an AC-12 Cab Forward. Danmack has seen these already, so they HAVE been drawn. However its all about whether or not its worth it timewise for Pikka/DanMack/whoever works on the set (sorry if theres anyone i missed) to work on the set.
Yes, I would like nothing more than to see my work steaming through the jungles or climbing snowswept hills, but its all down to the authors of the set....it is their set after all.
I agree about the climate restrictions. Maybe if they can be toggled on or off with a parameter it would be best to satisfy both sides.
Same here with the stuff I did. All those EMDs, dash-7 Bs, RS11s, etc. I'd like to see those running around someday. I was going to do an RSD15, SD24, a baby trainmaster, and a few other FM stuff. But the fact that there isn't a coder is kind of throwing me off.