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Offline dragonshardz

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Making Trains Longer
« on: November 08, 2009, 12:21:34 PM »
I'd like to mod my trains so that passenger trains have a minimum of 10 cars plus the engine, and freight a minimum of 20 cars plus engine. What properties do I need to edit in the reader and what file are they in?

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Making Trains Longer
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Re: Making Trains Longer
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 01:09:15 PM »
I think there is something in NAM you can change. Maybe check the installation options and the documentation. Otherwise try to locate the property that controls this in properties.xml.

But I think 10-car long pax trains and 20-car long freight trains won't be looking good, they will be too long for most station lots.

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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009, 01:15:36 PM »
OK, thanks cogeo.

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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009, 01:24:33 PM »
You would need to edit the NAM automata plugin, which is found in the NAM (Network Addon Mod) folder.
Open the file, e.g. NetworkAddonMod_Automata_Plugin_Standard.dat, in Reader,
and locate the properties Commute Train Length and Freight Train Length.

By default the former is set to 0x03, 0x08, which means the commute train length is between 3 and 8 cars.
The latter is by default set to 0x09, 0x0F, which means the freight train length is between 9 and 15 cars.

Oh, btw... did I mention that you should backup that file before editing it? ::)

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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2009, 05:57:27 PM »
Yes, you did, thanks.

EDIT: Or I could just make a separate .dat, with those two properties modified correctly, that loads after the NAM.

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Re: Making Trains Longer
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2009, 11:52:46 PM »
I got to tell you Canadian Rail has trains a mile long run through my state, and they take forever to cross! I know because I can hear them at night, and all the car traffic starting after the gates go up after over an hours time.

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