Wow, quite a bit of feedback! Thank you all, it's great to read your comments.
OTTD 1.2 Beta 3
When I try for narrow gauge track (using monorail) I get mono rail
Well, if you installed the French Rails Set (as it appears from the screenshot), then you should find the NG tracks at to the bottom of the railtypes list. In OTTD, narrow gauge tracks don't replace monorail; they are simply added to the list of available railtypes. This is the reason why, if you build monorail, it will be still shown as monorail.
This concerns the Narrow Gauge train set.
- Graphical glitch : The only glitch I found so far was when using a 031T SGLM with mixed mail/passenger carriage (see picture).
Ok, this was a feature of those wagons. The mixed mail/passenger carriage used on those lines had a small "box" on half of the roof, to give light to the mail compartment; this box only appeared on one extremity of the wagon, and only on half of its width. Here is a picture of it (the box is highlighted):
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Perhaps I might play with the shading a little bit more, to make it look like less of a glitch.
(Also please notice the flipped engine
those steamers were almost always used as cab-forward engines).
- Wagon speed limit : passenger coach, mixed passenger/mail car and mail van have speed limit values of 40 and 49 km/h. But when using these with a faster locomotive (120T for example, 54 km/h) the train goes to the maximum speed of the locomotive. Is this normal? (this doesn't bother me) The freight carriages slow the train normally.
Oh, interesting! This should not be the way it works, i.e. the 2-axle wagons should still slow the train down. This is also an incentive to buy bogie-mounted cars, by the way. I'll have a look at the code!
- Bug 1 : this concerns 030T and 030T tram. When attached to these engines, mail vans and mixed pass/mail van have a really high annual cost (£1190, when a passenger coach cost £23 a year).
Very good catch. Probably, some properties got screwed up when defining the "tramway"-style mail and mixed coaches. I'll fix this as soon as I can.
- Bug 2 : (with FIRS) When refitting a freight carriage, a small fee is sometimes required (£10-20). But when refitting the tanker to Alcohol, Food(wine) or Milk, it costs £19822. Is this normal?
Whoops! Well, the idea behind it is that refittinng to food or milk would need cleaning, but no one would charge that much!
I'll have a look into that, too.
This concerns the french narrow gauge tracks set.
- Bug(?) : I noticed that rackrail tracks come with a fence, when normal tracks don't have one (see picture). Is this intended?
Yes! This is intended. Most of the early unelectrified narrow gauge lines were unprotected, probably because of the low speed reached by those trains, as well as their low frequency. Electrified and modern tracks are usually protected by wooden fences though. I thought this would add variety to the set as well.
- Suggestion : I read in your donotreadme file that there were stations equipped with double gauge tracks (both normal and narrow), so all trains could share the same tracks. Do you intend to make a 'double gauge' track type? I guess it will result difficult to draw properly, but still. Good idea?
I also think it's a good idea in principle, but there are a few things that might make it problematic. First, drawing a double gauge track would be quite awkward, as you said, because the space is very limited and it would be hard to make a good double gauge track that's not messy. Then, I'm already planning to fill all the 16 slots for the railtypes (summing up the SG and NG tracks for the French set), so there would be no room for double gauge tracks. In reality, they were used quite rarely anyway.
I hope this post will help you.
It does, quite a lot!
The A80D and A150D2 railcars look a bit like they have a hat on. In this picture
, the roof doesn't seem that
round. Especially evident in the diagonal views.
I see what you mean. I'll review that when I draw the other EMUs (which will happen very soon!)
030T tramway engine costs barely less than regular 030T, even though it's about two times weaker
Well, the running costs in 1900 are about 15,600FRF vs 21,300 FRF . Perhaps the Tramway might be a little bit cheaper, say around 12,000 FRF. But probably no cheaper than that.
SGLM 031T is much more expensive than 030T even though it's worse every which way
It's marginally slower, but also more powerful (279hp vs. 250) and it's got a much higher TE (63 kN vs. 38). The SGLM 031T is the first mountain NG loco. However, also considering the cost of the 020 020T (which has a much higher TE), perhaps I could make both 031Ts a little bit cheaper. I also was a little bit afraid they'd be a little overpriced w.r.t. the regular 030T.
That said, the 030T was by far the most widespread steamer in the French NG scene, so it would make sense to make it attractive in-game...
Finally, the capacity of the four-axle passenger car seems a bit high.
Well, those numbers are taken from historical data. A few coaches had a central corridor and seven sets of 8 seats each (4 wooden seats mounted "vis-à-vis" at each side of the corridor, in correspondence to the windows), resulting in 56 (rather uncomfy) 3rd class seats. I tried to balance this with a very quickly-decaying cargo aging, so those coaches won't pay much if used for long-distance transport, despite their large capacity.
Again, thanks for your feedback! Very helpful. Please keep them coming