I was hoping that you would have this done by the time i released the amtrak pack so i could put it into the pack, oh well we both released same day! get them both!
ok i just played this. WOW it is hilly! i had a B#@4@# laying track.second you migh have wanted to start in 1971. by 1975 you already loose the 2 first generation diesels in the pack. sad but true.
edit again, hey i dont know if it is realistic or not. how out of place would an oil rig or 2 be way out to sea? might as well use that water for something? ooh yeah and place some light houses...
Yeah, I know it's pretty hilly - it's from a greyscale of a relief map and as anyone who's played Railroad Tycoon 2 knows, a gentle slope in real life becomes an unsurmountable cliff when you shrink it down into a game map! I blurred and smoothed the map a LOT and this is still the result
the water level could also do with being a bit higher - the Hudson, for example, was a nightmare for me to make and even now it's not perfect.
I'm posting this via GPRS and my iBook, so I can't work on the map until the weekend at least. I'll release a new version once I have some time, so keep making suggestions! I need to:
-smooth the whole thing over - this will be incredibly time consuming as I'd have to make each of the slopes by hand. In fact, unless anyone's really bothered I might even just flatten the rest of the hills and then be happy with it.
-remind the clock a bit to 1965 - that's a very good point you made. I might also adjust the 1930s one - what year does the GG-1 come out? I want it to coincide with that.
-maybe raise the global water level a few levels
-anything else you can think of! Did I miss your favourite town? Do you want me to further enlarge the New York City?
Hope you're all enjoying the map, I look forward to actually trying it properly myself/