====================First 'taster' version released! Find it here: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=75209&start=40#p1206242
So I decided to separate this topic from the ARRS thread so I could post updates without cluttering up that topic.
I posted this teaser pic
in the ARRS release thread a while back about some bridges I was working on:
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The American Bridge Replacement Set is planned as a stand-alone bridge set as an alternative to TBRS. As the working name implies, it is meant to be a complimentary set to ARRS, but I'm not necessarily limiting the bridge designs to just the United States. In the future I'm hoping to include support for the road surface change available in ARRS, and maybe even additional road surfaces, but we'll see how far this goes. Who knows, maybe we'll get working RoadTypes by then?
So far the designs reflect mostly bridge types that I commonly encounter, but I have other types not limited to my area, and I'm open to ideas. There are 13 available bridge slots in OpenTTD with 4 types each (one for rail, monorail, maglev, and road), and so far I have 4 slots filled up, with maybe 2 or 3 more ideas ready.
The set isn't ready for a release yet, as most of the bridges are only partially implemented. But I thought I would share my progress on the bridges I was working on and maybe get some input from players before release.
Here is a new bridge I worked on in the last couple of days. I know I've seen screenshots of a covered bridge somewhere, maybe in the old Canadian topics, but as far as I know none have ever been released. There aren't really any in my neck of the woods, but I figure it's a pretty iconic bridge type at least in North America, so I definitely have to include one
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Mind that this is merely a mockup, but if you have any suggestions to improve it (or any of the bridges above), I'm all ears.