Fake Airport Anthology - Development & Test Release ThreadFake Airport Anthology
is a soon-to-be-released NewGRF Station and NewObject collection of airport-themed artwork which can be used to enhance the appearance of functional airports in TTDPatch and OpenTTD, or create fantastic, non-functional airports which serve only as eyecandy.
The project is both inspired by and directly draws upon the original Fake Diagonal Airports
set that was drawn by RSpeed Tycoonfreak and coded by Jezulkim. The initial releases will address some issues in both the code and artwork of the original project, and work towards making as much of RSpeed's artwork and mock-ups available and playable. Some art will be modified and improved upon, some lost and discarded art will be re-introduced, and new works of art inspired by RSpeed's graphics will be introduced.
Later planned versions of the project will expand to make use of additional artwork from other projects such as OpenGFX+ Airports and Combined Airport Set
, and will also introduce new, original artwork as time goes on (and permits).
The initial project has the blessing of RSpeed Tycoonfreak, whom has allowed me to use the graphics and code as I wish. I have also secured the same blessing and use of the Combined Airport Set by Skidd33. As OpenGFX+ Airports is released under GNU Public License, the work may be re-purpose and adapted, with thanks be to all of the developers and artists who contributed to it.
----------FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSCan aircraft use these tiles?
No, these are not usable airport tiles. They are eyecandy NewGRF Station and NewObject tiles. Aircraft cannot use them at this time. Why code these as NewGRF Stations? Shoudn't these be NewObjects?
As of this time the majority of the project will be coded as NewGRF Stations due to the shortage of NewObject IDs available. Other NewObject sets such as MariCo, ISR/DWE NewObjects and VAST already use a significant number of sprites and layouts. By comparison, there are thousands of Station IDs available. Why can't I land my planes on the runway tiles?
No, these are not usable airport tiles. They are eyecandy newGRF Station and NewObject tiles. Aircraft cannot use them at this time. If these are NewGRF Stations, can trains use them?
As of this time, no. Rail station add-ons to complement airport-themed graphics may be created in the future, though. HELP! I built this great airport, and I have thousands of passengers, but no planes can visit! What happened?
You did it wrong. Do not pass go, do not collect $200.