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Title: NAM Request: Paralel inter-tile ramps
Post by: matias93 on June 28, 2016, 12:55:35 AM
Would it be possible to create something like this, but with RHW, Roads or both?

(http://i.imgur.com/1GCpD4e.jpg)

Many highways have parallel one-way roads that act as local routes (here in Chile they are called 'caleteras'), and because of the alignement, can have very short and levelled ramps, in the exact same fashion as the turning tracks do (that eggman121 has teased in this forum (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=15931.msg510293#msg510293)). These ramps could also ease the building of a collector-distributor system, by reducing the width of the needed right of way.

I haven't asked for this before because simply assumed it required too-much-complicated modding and routing, but it seems is not as impossible as I thought.
Title: Re: NAM Request: Paralel inter-tile ramps
Post by: Tarkus on June 28, 2016, 01:04:03 AM
RHW support for tighter C/D-lane or frontage road setups is something that's been on the list for a long time, but never really implemented.  There's a few aspects of it that make it more difficult than doing it with Rail.  The Rail network's INRUL files actually support a whole host of additional flag types for dealing with branching junctions, which all the Road and Highway-type networks do not.  Additionally, the matter of directionality is more critical with the RHW side, whereas all these Rail networks have two-way pathing.  There might still be some trick INRULing that could be done, but it'd likely entail a more RUL2-heavy implementation.

That said, it's by no means impossible, and it's still something I'd like to see happen.

-Alex