[UNIV] Combine Razor Train (V1)

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[UNIV] Combine Razor Train (V1)

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Howdy. Last night I decided to learn how to use Grfmaker (I understand it isn't as good as coding a vehicle in by hand, but I'm still trying to wrap my head around that.), and made a new locomotive and Carriage. I'm assuming that since it was made with Grfmaker, and Grfmaker was made for TTDPatch, that it will work with it in addition to OTTD (Which I use, since TTDPatch won't work for me.)

It's an alien-designed Locomotive made to work on Earth's rail system by the Combine Empire, and is from Half Life 2.
http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Razor_Train
http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ha ... 6Canal.jpg

Here's a picture of several of them.

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Ingame it has a speed of 131mph (Originally set it to 210, but I guess there's a speed cap on Diesel Locomotives or something), 10,000 Horsepower, and an enormous pricetag. It's released in 2040, along with a specialized carriage that shares its rather tall size that can be retrofitted to any cargo. Really, it's kind of overpowered, and more of a "for fun" vehicle than anything else.

Planned updates:
- A second "pod" based carriage, to split the cargo between liquid/livestock based goods and "solid" goods in the original carriage.
- Slightly less overpowered stats, possibly an earlier release date.
- Double-header version to replace the rear-facing train.

Desired, "maybe after this is done" updates:
-The prototype version of the Razor Train, as seen here:
http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/File:De ... _train.jpg

Desired but very unlikely updates:
- A set of Combine-themed Station and Depot tiles.
- An HQ Replacement that converts it into the Combine Citadel.

And here's the file.
Combine Razor Train.rar
Combine Razor Train, comes with one locomotive and one all-purpose carriage.
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Ah thank you!

I always kinda wanted to make this but never got round to it! It looks great, what cargoes can it carry? :D

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lawton27 wrote:Ah thank you!

I always kinda wanted to make this but never got round to it! It looks great, what cargoes can it carry? :D
Every cargo type for every climate except toyland.

Although, think it would be a good idea to add the toyland cargoes just in case someone wants to use it with the Mars Replacement Set?

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Commander_Evil wrote:(Originally set it to 210, but I guess there's a speed cap on Diesel Locomotives or something)
The speed unit for trains is mph*1.6. 210/1.6 is, yes, 131.

Very nicely done, btw.

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PikkaBird wrote:
Commander_Evil wrote:(Originally set it to 210, but I guess there's a speed cap on Diesel Locomotives or something)
The speed unit for trains is mph*1.6. 210/1.6 is, yes, 131.

Very nicely done, btw.

Oooh. I guess I should have done a bit more research on game mechanics.

Thanks for the complement!

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I'm not sure how many people actually still use Toyland to Mars Conversion, but this would fit in PERFECTLY with it! Very nicely done, indeed.

You could.. umm... also... retool it for Maglev. maybe? 8)

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kamnet wrote:You could.. umm... also... retool it for Maglev. maybe? 8)
Why? It's not a maglev train. :)

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Only because in Half-Life at the time the Combine Overlords arrive, mankind had not developed MagLev as the predominant form of train transportation. They adapted their technology to what was available. By the time they get into the world of OpenTTD in 2040, MagLevs are here. :-)

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Do you gentlemen think it would be wise to make a version for each type of rail, with appropriate speed boosts to match the upgrade?

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^ I do not think that would be a good solution because it would just make the weaker trains a lot less used ... unless the faster trains would also have some disadvantage like lower capacity than the slower trains.

By the way, why exclude toyland? It is just a few words in the code and if you do not draw cargo-specific sprites it even isnt any extra drawing work.
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It really doesn't need to go on other rail types it is a rail train :D

@kamnet, the default maglev trains probably represent what the combine might use just fine ;)

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How nice :D

Did you think about putting it in the Online Content?

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V453000 :) wrote:^ I do not think that would be a good solution because it would just make the weaker trains a lot less used ... unless the faster trains would also have some disadvantage like lower capacity than the slower trains.

By the way, why exclude toyland? It is just a few words in the code and if you do not draw cargo-specific sprites it even isnt any extra drawing work.
I was under the assumption that Toyland wasn't very popular. I could add it with the next update, though. I was gonna start work on that today.
Terkhen wrote: Did you think about putting it in the Online Content?
I guess I could do that, is there any way to get feedback through that so I might no how to improve it a bit more?

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You can include a link to this topic in your newgrf, which makes the topic easily accesible from within the game. There's no way to get feedback through bananas directly.

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