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Author Topic: RHW (RealHighway) - Development and Support  (Read 2305515 times)

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Offline Haljackey

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« Reply #12920 on: June 04, 2018, 02:01:38 PM »
I am really sorry for putting a puzzle piece issue between this FLEXible wonders.

Has anybody already come up with a way to solve this?


Don't be sorry! This is still a support thread after all!

What I do to fix this sort of thing is to drag the 'sharp' curves on one side so it configures to the right RHW network. You can then carefully demolish the curve pieces or use the remove tool (probably works better). Then plop our smooth curves / FAR in place. Should stabilize.

Note for really short stretches it might default back to RHW-2 after you do this. Yours seems to be 3 tiles so might be a tight fit! You might have to extend it an extra tile or two or use the curve piece instead of FARHW.

Anyways hope this helps!

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« Reply #12920 on: June 04, 2018, 02:01:38 PM »

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Offline Seaman

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« Reply #12921 on: June 04, 2018, 02:39:37 PM »
What I do to fix this sort of thing is to drag the 'sharp' curves on one side so it configures to the right RHW network. You can then carefully demolish the curve pieces or use the remove tool (probably works better). Then plop our smooth curves / FAR in place. Should stabilize.

Note for really short stretches it might default back to RHW-2 after you do this. Yours seems to be 3 tiles so might be a tight fit! You might have to extend it an extra tile or two or use the curve piece instead of FARHW.

I tried dragging out the network, then remove-tooled the unwanted part and plopped the FAR piece. Unfortunately, this FAR piece has some inbiult stubs which poked the unstable short strech of the 6C network to revert back to RHW-2.

I really like the look of the 6/8C-RHW for the curves, since I am sometimes a little bit itchy about how the median of the RHW-4/6S doesn't stay the same width in the curves. Also the use of FARHW makes for some smooth curves which look really nice in the region view.

I guess the removal of the inbuilt stubs would help in this kind of situations, since the remove tool is a nice feature, which wasn't available in the earlier NAMs. But on the other hand it would make the "normal" use of the pieces more complicated...

Thanks for your suggestion, Haljackey!

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« Reply #12921 on: June 04, 2018, 02:39:37 PM »

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Offline noahclem

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« Reply #12922 on: June 04, 2018, 03:05:34 PM »
I love the look of those networks too! Since Stephen's R5 curves (for 1-tile networks) there's now an (at worst) comparably wide-radius and realistic-looking option out there that supports modern implementation. But if you, like me, often find times you'd prefer your highway in a "C" setup you'll have to work within the bounds of the old pieces. I assume it was because their geometry would make filler piece creation and use something of a circus that those diagonal networks were left out of the original implementation and the new methods followed quickly enough that doing that would become deprecated before long anyway, that they weren't made.

To do a 90 degree curve you're limited by how far the innermost part needs to be to maintain its network override. That should be 3-4 tiles in an ortho direction, roughly twice that in actual diagonal tiles. That's a bare minimum though and one wrong click, including after you've already successfully made it, can send you back to having to redo enough curve to override it again. Throw in trying to deal with slopes or terraforming and you've got yourself one hell of a half-day headache--but it can look pretty good  ;)

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« Reply #12922 on: June 04, 2018, 03:05:34 PM »

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« Reply #12923 on: June 04, 2018, 04:17:31 PM »
I have actually begun initial work on implementing diagonal starters . . . so far, I've just done the L0 RHW-4 as an initial proof-of-concept, but once I can find nice false intersections that work well, I plan to get all the networks.  That might help in this situation, as there is at least one base diagonal tile in between the puzzle pieces.  FlexFARHW is, of course, the ultimate solution.

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Offline Seaman

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« Reply #12924 on: June 05, 2018, 04:07:11 AM »
Thx, Noahclem and Tarkus.

I have actually begun initial work on implementing diagonal starters . . . so far, I've just done the L0 RHW-4 as an initial proof-of-concept, but once I can find nice false intersections that work well, I plan to get all the networks.  That might help in this situation, as there is at least one base diagonal tile in between the puzzle pieces.

Diagonal starters would indeed be helpful in this situation. Especially the dual and triple tile networks always take a considerable amount of effort to start a diagonal stretch. But I assume, they need also more effort to create the diagonal starters for, compared to the single tile networks. Maybe, at some point, you'll get to them...  ::)

FlexFARHW is, of course, the ultimate solution.
Well I just wanted to start laughing about the hilarious finicky pattern for a draggable FARHW-6C layout. But then I realized, that the NAM team tends to think in FLEX pieces lately. And for something like that, at least all the textures and paths are already there... hmm doesn't look impossible on a second thought.  &Thk/(

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« Reply #12925 on: June 10, 2018, 04:31:22 AM »
Working on optimizing the fully diagonal parclo setup . . .



Added a little code to allow one to "cheat" the end of the diagonal Type A1 interface there by stuffing part of an R1 MRC in there.

-Alex

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Offline bladeberkman

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« Reply #12926 on: June 10, 2018, 09:38:54 AM »
So stable! Loving the slight curve on the second orthogonal exit, very smooth.  :thumbsup:

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Offline Seaman

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« Reply #12927 on: June 10, 2018, 09:58:21 AM »
wait... this geometry seems... unfamiliar. Alex, have you sneaked in a new ramp type?  :bnn:


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Offline matias93

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« Reply #12928 on: June 10, 2018, 12:16:15 PM »
To me it looks like a skillful usage of the disconnector and a flex curve over a diagonal B ramp. If you note, the first tile is identical on the exit ramp at the other side.

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« Reply #12929 on: June 10, 2018, 06:36:55 PM »
Thanks, bladeberkman, Seaman, Matias, and everyone for the kind words/support! To clear up the mystery as to just what all is going on with the diagonal FLEXRamp in question:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/e3MnnUT92Uk" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/e3MnnUT92Uk</a>

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Offline Gugu3

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« Reply #12930 on: June 11, 2018, 02:10:10 AM »
Very exciting!

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« Reply #12931 on: June 12, 2018, 07:52:51 PM »
Thanks, Gugu and everyone!  Now, for a follow up . . . the other two potential orientations for parclos (OxD and DxO).  I built both as "AB" or "Folded Diamond" variants, to best show off the potential geometry.





And yes, a side-effect of all this is that there will be some improvements to the draggable version of the Elevated Road Viaducts--potentially enough to vanquish the old puzzle pieces to legacy status, once and for all.

-Alex

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« Reply #12932 on: June 12, 2018, 10:04:27 PM »
Wow, I haven't been on this forum for a while but this all looks awesome!!
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