Lawton27 just asked me for permission to use my sprites for the French steamers that are included in the 2CC set.
Well, as most of you know, I've never had any problems sharing my graphics or even drawing for other sets
so, in principle, I would have no problems sharing those two steamers (or other graphics) with anyone.
To be honest, however, I fail to see how having a second trainset based in France sharing exactly the same graphics (with just a different color) as the "original" French set might add value to the TTD community.
I'll be happy if this set develops and reaches completion. However, I quite frankly can't see the point of having two sets based on the same country sharing the same sprites. If there's gonna be a second set based on France, I'd rather see it with graphics of its own and a different style. Then, players can choose the one with the graphic style they prefer. Don't you also think so?
I understand that the French set development has gone slowly in the past few years. I probably chose the best nickname for myself
Now I'm learning how to code, so new progress is being made, and I can tell you that set will be finished sooner or later. If someone else wants to draw French trains for another set, I obviously have no problems with that, but I see no point in including the same graphics that will be included in a forthcoming set based on the same country, which btw I've been working on for quite some time now.
In the past, I was eager to share my graphics with the 2cc set, because that's a set based on the railways of the entire world, so the scope is clearly different from the French set. I also had fun drawing "foreign" engines such as the Polish okz32 and the Big Boy. But in this case, the thing is different.
As a matter of fact, I've already drawn the graphics for almost all the steamers on this set's list, as well as a few electrics. But those will be part of the French set. What should we do? Include them all here, too?... Well, I'd rather see something original here
Needless to say, I can provide any technical help and constructive criticism for any new graphics being made here. Just, I think it's going to be better if each of the two trainsets sticks on its graphic style!
The French Narrow Gauge Train Set is now released! Get it here