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Christmas tree

Post by PaulC » 01 Dec 2007 13:27

A little bit of festive eye candy, and also my first meagre attempt at doing some pixel art. The Christmas tree replaces the statue of company owner and has its own custom text in the local authority window. Unfortunately it still says statue in the query land block window; this text string appears to be shared with the other statue, so I can't change one without changing both.

The grf includes two Christmas tree variants and uses a single parameter with the following values:

0 - static multicolour decorations (default, shown in screenie below)
1 - flashing red and yellow lights
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Re: Christmas tree

Post by Zephyris » 01 Dec 2007 13:35

Nice little grf :)
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Post by Dave » 01 Dec 2007 13:36

Nice effort Paul :)
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Re: Christmas tree

Post by Railwaymodeler » 01 Dec 2007 14:24

I like this better than the statue, for sure.

/Me downloads the new grf file

Now maybe I'll actually build one of these, since I never build a statue. The statues just seemed so pointless.
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Re: Christmas tree

Post by SkeedR » 01 Dec 2007 14:56

Perhapse a post for the suggestions forum, but, having a bulding that gets bigger (or taller) as your company is worth more would be awesome.
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Re: Christmas tree

Post by SHADOW-XIII » 01 Dec 2007 19:50

I agree with Weirdy plus I would change it this way, if possible change graphics depending ot month, so November-January it will show Christmas tree with lights and flashing other tme just pure christmas tree
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Re: Christmas tree

Post by DonRazzi » 01 Dec 2007 19:55

Would be nice if it changes during the different seasons: In May a Maypole like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maypole

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Re: Christmas tree

Post by Railwaymodeler » 02 Dec 2007 02:54

Personally, I like just the idea of having lights only in the holiday season, and as a regular tree the rest of the year. That way, it's a bit less localized, and will fit more vehicle/building sets.
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Post by Dave » 02 Dec 2007 03:58

You could have it change to that statue in St. Pancras International on Valentine's Day!
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Re: Christmas tree

Post by Railwaymodeler » 02 Dec 2007 07:39

The problem with that, is that I for one, when not building, run the game at full speed (What is it, 8x normal speed or something like that). Feb. 14 would zip by in a fraction of a second.

For most, I suspect, who don't play this way, there would be no problem though.

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Re: Christmas tree

Post by wallyweb » 02 Dec 2007 13:10

Come on guys! Get with the Christmas spirit.

As in so many cities and towns around the world, on the day after Halloween, you put up the town's Christmas decorations, including the biggest darn tree you can scam out of some poor farmer, which you then decorate with enough lights to draw energy sufficient to power a small nation, all to suck unsuspecting consumers into spending their savings and maxing out their credit cards in the stores in your town. And when those consumers are tapped out and in hock up to their eyeballs, you take down the decorations until next year and pretend that it never happened while the bankers laugh merrily all the way to the ... erm ... bank. :mrgreen:

Merry Christmas to all and thank you PaulC for the wonderful gift. :D

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Re: Christmas tree

Post by DJ Nekkid » 04 Dec 2007 17:27

if you are a good coder, what about makeing it so that different "objects" appear in different parts of the year with different hollidays?

examples:
x-mas three in desember and january
easter-rabbit-statue (or something) in feb-mars-april
a flag of the the current language settings (ie: norweegian flag if language is norweegian) from may to september, as most national days is in the summer months
a halloween-pumpkin in october and november
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Re: Christmas tree

Post by wallyweb » 04 Dec 2007 17:36

Dave Worley wrote:You could have it change to that statue in St. Pancras International on Valentine's Day!
You could have it change to a statue of orudge on April Fool's Day!

If anybody is looking for Wally he left the country.

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Post by richk67 » 04 Dec 2007 17:49

wallyweb wrote:
Dave Worley wrote:You could have it change to that statue in St. Pancras International on Valentine's Day!
You could have it change to a statue of orudge on April Fool's Day!

If anybody is looking for Wally he left the country.
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Re: Christmas tree

Post by marvinblue » 08 Dec 2007 03:15

Hi all! I've downloaded this little gem and replaced the statue. I can't get the lights to flash though. I've tried xmas=1 and christmastree=1 in my TTDpatch.cfg but the lights won't blink. I'm running TTD Patch 2.6 alpha 0 r1790 and it's on XP.

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Re: Christmas tree

Post by wallyweb » 08 Dec 2007 03:34

marvinblue wrote:I've tried xmas=1 and christmastree=1 in my TTDpatch.cfg
You have to put the parameter into your newgrf.cfg, not ttdpatch.cfg. :wink:

try inserting newgrf\xmas.grf 1 or newgrf\xmas.grf 0 (and use a space instead of the "=")

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Re: Christmas tree

Post by marvinblue » 09 Dec 2007 10:27

That worked a treat! Thanks heaps and a Merry Christmas to you too! :D
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Re: Christmas tree

Post by matthew57778 » 10 Dec 2009 02:36

I love it w00t!
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Re: Christmas tree

Post by Bad Hair Day » 10 Dec 2009 02:56

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Two years and a day. I'm impressed.
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Re: Christmas tree

Post by PikkaBird » 10 Dec 2009 08:24

Lankku wrote:Two years and a day. I'm impressed.
This thread was recently linked from another, and I'm sure the original poster wouldn't mind the compliment even this late. On the other hand, posting just to point out that a thread has been "dug" is pointless, spammy and backseat moderating.

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