Yet Another Road and Rail Set (version 0.2.1 - 26/02/09)

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Yet Another Road and Rail Set (version 0.2.1 - 26/02/09)

Post by buttercup » 07 Oct 2008 00:07

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I'm not feeling very creative right now so I can't think of a suitable name for this grf. The roads/rails aren't really specific to any region but "generic road and rails" sounds rather boring. Any suggestions?
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I have only done the temperate tiles and default bridges so far but you can select which bits you want with parameters.
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Re: New road/rail set (looking for a name)

Post by buttercup » 07 Oct 2008 00:07

Parameters:
First: 0 (default) = new road and rails; 1 = new road only; 2 = new rails only
Second: 0 (default) = no road junction markings; 1 = road markings

Current version: 0.2.1 (26/02/09)

Changelog:
  • 0.1 - initial release (temperate only)
  • 0.2 - added arctic and tropic climates
  • 0.2.1 - bugfix and minor visual improvements
Still left to do:
  • Toyland (possibly)
  • Support other road/rail/whatever sets
  • Tidy up the code (probably)
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Re: New road/rail set (looking for a name)

Post by wallyweb » 07 Oct 2008 01:43

buttercup wrote:Any suggestions?
1. No-Name Road/Rail Set
2. Generic Road/Rail Set
3. buttercup's Road/Rail Set
4. Yet Another Road/Rail Set.

My choice is #3 :wink:

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Re: New road/rail set (looking for a name)

Post by Gremnon » 07 Oct 2008 01:47

Hm, I think 4 myself.
I like the rails, would be nice to have them at least compatible with other roadsets... but that's just a little personal wish, I might use it to teach myself a little about nfo coding at some point.

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Re: New road/rail set (looking for a name)

Post by athanasios » 07 Oct 2008 04:31

Nice set.
My only negative comment is about the white lines on the roads. Can I suggest 2 tones darker and some smoothing?

Top area is original
Yellow area is darker
Orange area is more smooth.

- And dark slopes should have +1 tone darker lines (opposite for sunlighted ones).
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Re: New road/rail set (looking for a name)

Post by DJ Nekkid » 07 Oct 2008 08:22

YARRS :)

#4 4tw :)

btw, adding support to opengfx? (grass/snow etc underneeth the tiles)
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Re: New road/rail set (looking for a name)

Post by jvassie » 07 Oct 2008 12:24

I was thinking maybe Temperate Road & Rail Renewal? :P
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Re: New road/rail set (looking for a name)

Post by Ameecher » 07 Oct 2008 15:32

ISA wrote:Ill go with #3 but....
I have suspicion that I have seen those railroad tiles before somewhere?!?!
My thoughts exactly. I think they were part of a .grf that removed gridlines. Tempenh.grf or something like that.
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Re: New road/rail set (looking for a name)

Post by buttercup » 07 Oct 2008 16:15

Gremnon wrote:would be nice to have them at least compatible with other roadsets...
Compatibility with other roadsets is planned (not sure for when though)

DJ Nekkid wrote:btw, adding support to opengfx? (grass/snow etc underneeth the tiles)
It does indeed support OpenGFX terrain (temperate only at the moment)

ISA wrote:I have suspicion that I have seen those railroad tiles before somewhere?!?!
Ameecher wrote:Tempenh.grf or something like that.
The problem I found with tempenh.grf (as nice as it was) was that the bridges, tunnels, and level crossings were left untouched. Rather than adapting someone else's work I thought it would make more sense to start again. So while to two are similar, I assure you the railway tiles were drawn from scratch.

athanasios, thank you for the suggestion. I have darkened the white lines and it does look better now.

For the name, I think YARRS is probably the most suitable, given its nature.

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Re: New road/rail set (looking for a name)

Post by maquinista » 08 Oct 2008 01:42

I prefer names like buttercup's Road/Rail Set.

Also, the rails and roads are very nice.
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Re: New road/rail set (looking for a name)

Post by Dave » 10 Oct 2008 15:02

Very nice work :D

Not sure if I'd use it myself, but still, very nice!
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Re: New road/rail set (looking for a name)

Post by WWTBAM » 10 Oct 2008 23:38

jvassie wrote:I was thinking maybe Temperate Road & Rail Renewal? :P
I like that name and YARRS as well as buttercups' RRS
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Re: Yet Another Road and Rail Set (version 0.1 now available)

Post by buttercup » 11 Oct 2008 19:53

It is with some hesitation that I release the initial version of YARRS (available in the second post*).

It would have been sooner but I thought that it might be better if the first version let you choose whether to use new roads only/new rails only/both.
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As I mentioned previously, this doesn't yet support other road/rail/bridge sets, and is only available in temperate. This will change in future releases.


*I'm still not quite sure why I reserved the second post. It seemed like a good idea at the time...

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Re: Yet Another Road and Rail Set (version 0.1 now available)

Post by Acerbus » 11 Oct 2008 20:45

Ooh, I like these! I'll be sure to use them in my next Europe game.

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Re: Yet Another Road and Rail Set (version 0.1 now available)

Post by Nite Owl » 11 Oct 2008 21:32

I checked out the grf in game and found the rails much to my liking. I always thought the default rails had a ballast that was a bit too dark with no real definition of the ties. The CS Rail Set had a ballast that was much too light although it does have the best catenary. The ballast and ties in this set are just right. The roads in this grf are good but just not to my taste. Fortunately with the parameters properly set I can have what I consider to be the best of everything.

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Re: Yet Another Road and Rail Set (version 0.1 now available)

Post by Dave » 11 Oct 2008 23:04

I do think that the rails are more realistic - the roads, for me too, are a bit "European" (especially the crossings), but it still looks really good.

Really impressed - and thanks for the parameter to just use the rails!

Really, really nice work!
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Re: Yet Another Road and Rail Set (version 0.1 now available)

Post by Aegir » 11 Oct 2008 23:58

Let it be known that I wholly approve of any set called 'YARRS', also, the graphics are awesome. I always loved the rails in tempenhw.grf, but couldn't stand the gridless tiles and overly noisey overlays used to blend the tiles together.

This is quality ace :).

Looking forward to compatibility with other road/rail/bridge sets, but hey, this is going straight into my games as-is, I'm hardly going to complain :).
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Re: Yet Another Road and Rail Set (version 0.1 now available)

Post by AndersI » 12 Oct 2008 08:07

Five minutes with these rails and I'm hooked. The original rail looks awful, I won't ever use it again. :-)

Now I just need to get rid of the fences...

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