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Title: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: eggman121 on June 25, 2017, 09:04:00 PM
Hello everyone.

Apart from working on the mod I also work on some projects that may or may not work.

This topic is designed to showcase some of the Modding I have done and am doing at the moment.

First off... Rural Dashed lines without Puzzle Pieces ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/z4wY87A.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/2durvYc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/atVniEG.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/kWs1FRG.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/SiSb40P.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Tp1N8Qu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/8H7nPsO.jpg)



So basically this is a mod that allows you to have dashed lines on the road according to the slope it is on using the T21 method.

It took a while to get running and I am all for opinions on this project. I feel it is quite neat in that the slopes can determine weather you have solid or dashed lines.

This project I feel will allow for greater flexibility and there are no complicated patterns or overrides to worry about ;) . Just draw the road and according to the slope you will get the lines that are applicable to the slope.

Unfortunately you can't have semi dashed lines with this method but I believe that this will bring more flexibility into rural scenes.

So... What do others think?

More projects will be showcased here in the future  ;)

-eggman121
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Kitsune on June 25, 2017, 09:38:45 PM
can it be made to work with rhw-2 ?
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: eggman121 on June 25, 2017, 09:54:45 PM
can it be made to work with rhw-2 ?

Yep. That is the versatility of the T21s. Since the two networks are similar by geometry it would not be hard to make that work on the RHW 2.

-eggman121
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: APSMS on June 25, 2017, 11:02:17 PM
Interesting. Alas US highways always have a solid middle line unless it's a passing location (so straightaways and slopes), so I probably wouldn't use it, but I applaud your novel use of T21s.

Hopefully it will be of great use for other users.
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Simcoug on June 26, 2017, 11:25:51 AM
super clever!  This would pretty closely mimic rural roads that I'm used to seeing.   &apls
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: matias93 on June 26, 2017, 03:47:16 PM
I literally went in five seconds from "no, that's absolutely impossible in SC4" to "now I need to have that". Simply magical  &apls
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Akallan on June 26, 2017, 03:57:48 PM
Interesting. Alas US highways always have a solid middle line unless it's a passing location (so straightaways and slopes), so I probably wouldn't use it, but I applaud your novel use of T21s.

Hopefully it will be of great use for other users.

In Europe it is the norm. ;D So the arrival of this mod is magic! You are amazing, and SC4 too, I did not think it was possible... But the yellow traitilles, it is not very beautiful in my opinion, I prefer in white, but it is only a detail with respect to the mod itself.

Good work! &apls
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Andreas on June 26, 2017, 04:29:04 PM
Pretty neat finding! :) In Germany, the lines would be always dashed unless overtaking is not allowed, which is usually in sharp curves and the top of a hill, where you can't see the oncoming traffic. So with a bit of tinkering (and white lines), it would mimic rural roads nicely alright.
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: eggman121 on June 26, 2017, 05:32:36 PM
Thanks for all the kind comments everyone  :)

In Australia it is the norm to have dashed lines on major highways (Australia also uses white line marking) since such vast areas are not covered by 4 lane highways. The majority of highways (Even between cities and rural areas are two lane, that is one lane in each direction of travel).

A European/ White line marking would be easy to fill as well. I may have a look at doing that today.

-eggman121
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Kitsune on June 26, 2017, 06:25:06 PM
Thanks for all the kind comments everyone  :)

In Australia it is the norm to have dashed lines on major highways (Australia also uses white line marking) since such vast areas are not covered by 4 lane highways. The majority of highways (Even between cities and rural areas are two lane, that is one lane in each direction of travel).

A European/ White line marking would be easy to fill as well. I may have a look at doing that today.

-eggman121

Same in Canada. We also have passing lanes on the rural 2 lane making it 3 lanes .... ie the westbound has a lane added for passing, however the markings on the road allow the eastbound to use it so long as there is no westbound traffic in that middle lane. It can cause your heart to drop when your going westbound in that non-passing lane.
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: tigerbuilder on June 27, 2017, 07:23:30 AM
Very cool. I can't wait to see what comes from this thread...I love your work, you are a game changer. Thank you for all you do!

Cheers, tiger
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Terring7 on June 27, 2017, 11:29:25 AM
So it's now possible to get different textures according to the slope it is on? That's unexpected. I wonder if we can use this technic in other aspects of the game as well, like on railroads, avenues, and even in building's lots.

In Germany, the lines would be always dashed unless overtaking is not allowed, which is usually in sharp curves and the top of a hill, where you can't see the oncoming traffic.

Same in Greece too. Dashed lines in straight sections, and solid lines in curves and uphill/downhill sections of the road.
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Wiimeiser on June 27, 2017, 10:49:33 PM
So is this dashed line thing an override network or what? It'd be great to have dashed lines without puzle pieces...
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: APSMS on June 27, 2017, 11:13:17 PM
So is this dashed line thing an override network or what? It'd be great to have dashed lines without puzle pieces...
It's the most basic of T21 mods, but ingenious in execution.
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: eggman121 on June 28, 2017, 03:52:15 PM
Thanks again for all the positive comments  :thumbsup:

So glad that this project is gaining traction  ;D

Anyway. I have had a go at making a euro mod to compliment the textures.

(http://i.imgur.com/Mr5fZdq.gif)

(http://i.imgur.com/ka41reG.jpg)

I will have a go at making the bends when I get home from work.

This type of process may have applications that are wider in scope than just adding rural road lines.

I really do appreciate the enthusiasm that this project is getting  :)

I may organize and open beta once the mod matures.

-eggman121
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: kbieniu7 on June 28, 2017, 04:38:50 PM
Wow, I enter sc4devotion again and what do I see? Eggman once again came up with some new awesomeness :D

By the way, I know that the default euro textures have single dashed line, but what if there's possibilty to rechange them by the way for a double solid? Like in Australia (or Poland)? :D
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: mattb325 on June 28, 2017, 06:21:40 PM
What an excellent find! It's nice to see that this old game to still turn up some nice surprises  &apls
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Nanami on July 07, 2017, 10:49:08 AM
Yay for euro/white version! ;D

that's how the road marking here mostly. although I find there is another version for 2 lane roads here which consist of double dashed white line marking.
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: dyoungyn on July 07, 2017, 02:50:21 PM
I do like the dashed lines for rural roads.  Keeping in mind of the original RHW (Rural Highway Mod) back in the day. 

Only this time it is time for a road to get attention.  It always bothered me that the default Maxis road has a solid line even in very rural environments. 

Great job and hopeful it will make NAM 36. 

Finally, stupendous job on the Real Expressway (REW) Mod about to be debuted. 

Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: eggman121 on July 07, 2017, 03:47:45 PM
Thanks dyoungyn

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Only this time it is time for a road to get attention.  It always bothered me that the default Maxis road has a solid line even in very rural environments.

This is just my mod thread to highlight modding that I do aside from the NAM. The modding not tied to the NAM so it gives me some time to work on at my own pace.

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Finally, stupendous job on the Real Expressway (REW) Mod about to be debuted.

The REW will not be part of NAM 36 unfortunately. It will be released at some stage (probably NAM 37) and I am working behind the scenes to get the project rolling.

As all things this will take some time. We (The NAM team) Reserve the right to withhold projects that are not yet ready for prime time. Apologies in advance.

-eggman121
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: eggman121 on September 11, 2017, 05:45:13 PM
Just dusting off this thread  ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/tw5cdBE.jpg)

No fooling. This is still in active development so it won't feature for some time, (NAM 37).

While I have your attention, you can suggest viaduct pieces for myself to model since the whole SAM range will eventually get covered  $%Grinno$%

Preferably links to google maps would be helpful :)

-eggman121
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: matias93 on September 12, 2017, 07:24:54 AM
Don't you think this song looks really appropriate for this... breakthrough?  &hlp &apls :bnn:


https://youtu.be/CEjU9KVABao (https://youtu.be/CEjU9KVABao)
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: siemanthepieman on September 12, 2017, 07:59:14 AM
Too cool. I was only thinking last night what a shame it is to have to use the herringbone red brick bridges because there is no better match for SAM3. Seeing as about 98% of my region is SAM3 and 99% is SAM-something or other, this is very exciting news.
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Alan_Waters on September 12, 2017, 10:53:49 AM
This development of SAM is very cool!
Another would be "NVM" as well to develop.
There is one discrepancy in this picture: САМ-3 is a dirt road, and there is no soil on a brick bridge.
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Andreas on September 12, 2017, 12:10:18 PM
Well, I'd assume the dirt on the road would spread across a paved bridge as well, maybe not as evenly as the textures imply. ;)

Really promising work here! :)
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: jaredh on September 13, 2017, 01:38:41 PM
I can tell you from personal experience small amounts of dirt on this type of bridge blows off immediately.  And if somebody decides to dump a foot of dirt on such bridge, it blows off eventually....

I know of an entire dirt road in Arkansas where the state did this back in the early 80s when I was a kid.  It was my dad's bus route, so I was very familiar with it.  Before the 3rd year, the dirt on the bridges was gone, blown and washed out.   It was essentially a foot up/down hill to get onto the (concrete) bridge.

Ahh, the brilliance of back-woods highways and those who construct them.

Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Alan_Waters on September 13, 2017, 02:14:24 PM
There is a suggestion:
Make dirt only at the entrance to the bridge, and then concrete slabs.
My opinion is that it will be more natural.
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Themistokles on September 13, 2017, 03:38:19 PM
This looks so natural that it wasn't until the third look I realised what this was and how impressive it actually is. Wow :o
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Akallan on October 11, 2017, 04:09:03 PM
Very nice work, but I agree with the opinion of jaredh. I do not think dirt would stay on deck for long. In any case, this is very promising! &apls
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Krasner on October 11, 2017, 05:14:31 PM
This is great  ;D Keep it up !
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Gugu3 on October 12, 2017, 03:08:17 AM
How cool is this!!! &apls &apls
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: eggman121 on October 29, 2017, 08:08:20 PM
Hello Everyone

I would like to showcase some of the workings that I have been doing over the past few days...

#1) Catenaries

(https://i.imgur.com/58Pn11n.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9oe5mPA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CTzWTIo.jpg)

The catenaries are going to become a thing for the RRW! They will however be limited to minicurve, Flextrack and ERRW pieces. No Puzzle pieces will have Wires on them! So please don't request that functionality.

Now that is out of the way I have sorted most of the mechanics with cohorts and the alike to make the catenaries and poles work. As for the actual models none of these are BATs  ;D I can export True 3d Models through a special secret :-X with Gmax.

The wires will be standard but the Poles will eventually be interchangeable by making the IIDs and models in separate files. That way if someone wants different variants can be made. A standard set will start off this mod however.





#2) E-SAM

(https://i.imgur.com/CZjvY9h.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HcC2v2r.jpg)

The E-SAM will have two variants and will be designed to blend in with the current SAM networks. Currently slated for NAM 37. I have adjusted to Roadbase to make it look more Realistic and add flavor to the relevant SAM networks.

I hope you have all enjoyed this edition of eggman's Misc Modding

-eggman121
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: _Michael on October 30, 2017, 09:58:47 AM
All looking good! Will I have to wait all the way to NAM 37 for those catenaries? They are looking superb! (You say no puzzle pieces will have them, what about Bridges?(or are they classed as the same thing?))
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: noahclem on October 30, 2017, 12:25:03 PM
Catenaries are looking awesome  :o  Can't wait to get my hands on them! Keep up all the great work with everything  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Alan_Waters on October 30, 2017, 02:31:10 PM
These are amazing things! I'm really looking forward to the release. This is not enough.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: eggman121 on March 12, 2018, 12:03:52 AM
Thread  %%Order?/ Now!

I am still working on the wires. A simplification was needed too make the props more suitable in more areas of the mod.

Here is a picture of the current progress...

(https://i.imgur.com/SXRxwOa.jpg)

Starting simple with the minicurves will mean that I can get the fundamentals right and than I can progress onto flextrack. I have been able to cover most of Flex Track with the current few Items I have made. The project is fully True 3d and textures on the poles can be interchanged to emulate different styles of poles found around the world.

-eggman121
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Gugu3 on March 12, 2018, 12:11:50 PM
Great stuff!! &apls &apls
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: kbieniu7 on March 12, 2018, 01:48:17 PM
Excellent  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: mattb325 on March 12, 2018, 03:28:58 PM
The catenaries and catenary wires look fantastic! They really add to the realism of the rrw  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: feyss on March 12, 2018, 06:26:25 PM
Yes, that's awesome  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: vester on March 12, 2018, 06:35:04 PM
Looks great, E.  :bnn:

One thing, the distance between the masts on the straight sections longs a bit to long. Maybe 65-75 % would make it look even more realistic.
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: eggman121 on March 12, 2018, 08:08:50 PM
Thanks for everyone that pressed like and/or posted.

Looks great, E.  :bnn:

One thing, the distance between the masts on the straight sections longs a bit to long. Maybe 65-75 % would make it look even more realistic.

Thanks. Do you mean the spacing for the poles or the poles geometry in general?

I still have to do a bit with the T21s but I do plan to make them shorter if you mean the spacing ;)

-eggman121
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: eggman121 on March 13, 2018, 12:22:48 AM
Here is a picture showing the ability to change the texture files to make a new set of poles.

Here is a type of pole found in europe.

(https://i.imgur.com/sKphc1t.jpg)

-eggman121
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: AsimPika3172 on March 13, 2018, 04:00:38 AM
Awesome!!!  &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Gugu3 on March 13, 2018, 04:08:42 AM
Great!
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: vester on March 14, 2018, 11:41:34 AM
Thanks for everyone that pressed like and/or posted.

Looks great, E.  :bnn:

One thing, the distance between the masts on the straight sections longs a bit to long. Maybe 65-75 % would make it look even more realistic.

Thanks. Do you mean the spacing for the poles or the poles geometry in general?

It was the spacing between the poles I meant.
Don't your poles deserve a train with a better texture on ?
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: eggman121 on March 14, 2018, 02:17:08 PM
It was the spacing between the poles I meant.

Fixed the other day  ;)

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Don't your poles deserve a train with a better texture on ?

Yes. I tried my hand on making my own automata for rails. I will see if I can improve the models and textures. Thanks for the hint.

-eggman121
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: eggman121 on March 14, 2018, 03:21:44 PM
Double posting here  ::)

I have made some steady progress over the past few days.

(https://i.imgur.com/ru9r7TM.jpg)

Using Rivits German train set to compliment the wires and poles.

-eggman121
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Andreas on March 14, 2018, 04:20:30 PM
German catenary poles are usually green, but this is looking really great so far. :)
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: eggman121 on March 14, 2018, 09:23:15 PM
German catenary poles are usually green, but this is looking really great so far. :)

(https://i.imgur.com/keqJ6LR.jpg)

This is the advantage of using True 3d props ;) You can customize the template to suit most poles :)

No Bating required

I just did a quick Texture edit and voila you have an edited set.

-eggman121
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: eggman121 on April 30, 2018, 04:04:52 AM
Long time... No post.

I have been quietly resuming the Real Railway Catenary project and have a bit of show and tell ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/L9qdLIk.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dBp8l1a.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EAeor3f.jpg)



Sorry about the grainy images  :-[

I am slowly working my way through the RRW and have a good system going. They should be ready for shipping with NAM 37 ::)

Remember these are skinnable meaning that the textures can be swapped out to make local variants.

The poles have to have the same geometry but I have designed them to be quite customisable :)

That is it for this edition of the misc modding postings

-eggman121

Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Andreas on April 30, 2018, 05:40:20 AM
I know it's a rather boring and repetitive work, but the outcome is well worth the wait for sure! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: belfastsocrates on April 30, 2018, 06:35:29 AM
That looks fantastic! Very exciting indeed
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: matias93 on April 30, 2018, 08:26:48 AM
It's... It's glorious!!  &apls
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Simmer2 on April 30, 2018, 09:16:02 AM
Oh man that is just sensational!!
.
(https://i.imgur.com/i17Tg4o.gif)

Simmer2
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Girafe on April 30, 2018, 12:35:10 PM
 &apls &apls &apls

I love this project, finally a dream of many players comes true  ;D
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Krasner on May 01, 2018, 03:59:54 AM
Nothing new to say, still a gorgeous project... And great news  ;D I really, can't wait to get it  ::)
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: AsimPika3172 on May 01, 2018, 07:58:06 AM
Well done!!!  &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls
Waiting for up to date!!!  :popcorn: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Gugu3 on May 02, 2018, 03:26:20 AM
OMG!  &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: mattb325 on May 03, 2018, 10:55:13 PM
It is looking truly amazing  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: eggman121 on May 08, 2018, 12:33:29 AM
Thanks for the all the comments and Likes  $%Grinno$%

I have FARR all wired up on the straights ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/U7e7R49.jpg)

It has only taken my a couple of hours to wire up the FARR straights.

This will form the basis of the positioning poles on the various curves and turnouts.

I am making steady progress to have this in time for the NAM 37 release.

-eggman121
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: b22rian on May 08, 2018, 05:34:08 AM
This was a great job for you !  :thumbsup:

and it gives me a closer appreciation for what you have been working so hard on these past weeks  &apls
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: art128 on May 08, 2018, 06:40:38 AM
This is coming along quite well... :)
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: matias93 on May 08, 2018, 07:21:35 AM
Its... too much... perfect... I'm dying
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Krasner on May 08, 2018, 07:42:03 AM
Great, great, great  &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Simmer2 on May 08, 2018, 12:17:29 PM
Bravo!! &apls
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: brick_mortimer on May 08, 2018, 02:13:26 PM
 :o
Awesome!
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: AsimPika3172 on May 08, 2018, 06:14:59 PM
Way to go!!!  &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Akallan on May 14, 2018, 12:23:35 PM
Beautiful work, it's a real pleasure to finally see for SC4 catenaries as well done! Congratulations! &apls
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: noahclem on May 15, 2018, 12:46:30 PM
Not much to say that hasn't been already but this is a fantastic and beautiful project that will highly valued by many people and your "skinnable" implementation is a brilliant technique that is clearly already yielding fruit with additional great-looking options that will suit many regions and players. Awesome!  &apls
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: mattb325 on May 16, 2018, 06:00:20 PM
Loving all the details on this. NAM37 is going to be a cracker  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: eggman121 on May 17, 2018, 07:19:54 PM
Loving all the details on this. NAM37 is going to be a cracker  :thumbsup:

Sure is. Trying to get the remaining holdouts onto the right train  ?=mad)=

Anyway DTR... meet STR  ()stsfd()

(https://i.imgur.com/HJa4mgc.jpg)

And with a train.

(https://i.imgur.com/Z87gDOz.jpg)

-eggman121
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: matias93 on May 17, 2018, 08:20:16 PM
This is... is superhuman  &hlp &hlp &hlp
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: tigerbuilder on May 18, 2018, 08:57:13 AM
This is incredible. Thank you so much for all the effort you have put into the rails. I think you have even exceeded everyones dreams. Please keep going. :thumbsup:

Cheers, Tiger
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: eggman121 on June 28, 2018, 01:18:00 AM
Thanks for all the reply's and likes :thumbsup:

https://www.youtube.com/v/V4ikT972tmE&feature=youtu.be

Guess the new component ::)

-eggman121
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: mattb325 on June 28, 2018, 01:34:04 AM
Could it really be? It is so beautiful  &apls  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Andreas on June 28, 2018, 02:27:57 AM
You know, there's an entire SFBT prop pack with those... :satisfied:
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: eggman121 on June 28, 2018, 02:39:31 AM
You know, there's an entire SFBT prop pack with those... :satisfied:

Yep... I do know of those. They are very nice I will add.

Hint... Look at the signal lights watching the video ;)

-eggman121
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Andreas on June 28, 2018, 06:36:54 AM
Oh, I did see that. :thumbsup: There's also a never released German railway crossing set with animated gates, but royal ran into some problems when making them (not sure what it was). I wonder if you wanna take a look at those?
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: PaPa-J on June 28, 2018, 11:13:51 AM
How cool! This will add even more realism to the game.  Great idea.
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Girafe on June 28, 2018, 12:20:21 PM
That's really cool  &apls &apls

I am curious, is the shape and size of the light twistable?
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: bladeberkman on June 28, 2018, 12:22:35 PM
You’re sending us signals!!!  &apls
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Kitsune on June 28, 2018, 12:47:38 PM
Yeah I'm curious how modable it is, ie can it be replaced with north american searchlight signals.
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: art128 on June 28, 2018, 12:49:34 PM
This is very cool indeed.
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: eggman121 on June 28, 2018, 02:58:09 PM
Thanks everyone for the comments and likes :thumbsup:

To answer a few questions.

Oh, I did see that. :thumbsup: There's also a never released German railway crossing set with animated gates, but royal ran into some problems when making them (not sure what it was). I wonder if you wanna take a look at those?

Sure. I can take a look at those if you like.

That's really cool  &apls &apls

I am curious, is the shape and size of the light twistable?

How do you mean by twistable Girafe? It should not be too hard to make variant signal props if that is what you are wondering?

Yeah I'm curious how modable it is, ie can it be replaced with north american searchlight signals.

Following on Girafe's comment I am sure you can make variants of signals for different localities.



So basically to get this to work I used the same type of Idea as railway Level Crossing props and used some RUL1 tweakery to get them to work. You need a stop path on the tile for the signals to function. Preferably a car stop path mimicking the Level crossing. I am still determining weather the piece needs to have a road network code in the piece to function. I think the stop path is sufficient. That means while I am doing the catenaries I can add the signals a well... kill two birds with one stone.

I am surprised it worked as well as it did. Well at the turnouts you will know which way the trains are going  :satisfied:

-eggman121
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Andreas on June 28, 2018, 03:39:43 PM
I'll have to check my archive and maybe translate whatever readme might be included, but I'll drop you a line once I gathered what I have :)
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: matias93 on June 28, 2018, 04:05:58 PM
WOW, that's really fancy!!!
But it's just me, or that fractionally angled junction at the beggining of the video is also new?
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Gugu3 on June 29, 2018, 09:35:11 AM
Very cool indeed! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: manga rivotra on July 01, 2018, 04:56:07 PM
Once again, the simulation of the railway tracks will become even more realistic and successful thanks to your exceptional work!  :thumbsup:
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That's really cool  &apls &apls
I am curious, is the shape and size of the twistable light?
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How do you mean by Twistable Giraffe? It should not be too hard to make a difference if you are wondering?

 About lights, I guess the question was about the shape of the light since it is not always cross-shaped but often round in many countries.
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: eggman121 on October 05, 2018, 06:12:05 AM
 ()lurker()  %%Order?/

(https://i.imgur.com/XqgoPrq.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6yLbQY1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/QdtnX4l.jpg)

 :blahblah:    ("It, is, going, to, happen?")       &opr

 :satisfied:

-eggman121
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Tyberius06 on October 05, 2018, 06:53:13 AM
Wow!

Another milestone in the history of SC4 which we can thank to You! It's truely amazing!  &apls &apls &apls
Thank you for making it possible!

- Tyberius
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Akallan on October 05, 2018, 10:23:33 AM
 &apls &apls &apls Thank you for all the work you have done on the railways! They have never been so realistic! :popcorn:
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: art128 on October 05, 2018, 10:31:33 AM
Hehe. Cannot wait to try those out once released. They will take realism to another level dimension.  &apls &apls
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Simmer2 on October 05, 2018, 10:51:53 AM
Surreal! &apls
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: matias93 on October 05, 2018, 12:50:00 PM
As we've said before: "grid? what's a grid?" &apls &apls &apls
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Krasner on October 05, 2018, 12:51:21 PM
Mesmerizing  &cry2
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: mattb325 on October 06, 2018, 03:57:41 AM
Brilliant! Love this new set-up  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: evarburg on October 06, 2018, 09:26:28 AM
OMG OMG I hadn't seen that yet Now I have. Drooling.  &apls
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: eggman121 on October 09, 2018, 05:01:53 AM
Thanks for the attention that the aforementioned post attracted ()stsfd()

Ready for some more  :clap:

https://www.youtube.com/v/epMM9cBmrog&feature=youtu.be

This is still a work in progress and I don't anticipate a release in the immediate future but I am working to make this project as functional as possible.

-eggman121
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Tyberius06 on October 09, 2018, 05:13:04 AM
Beautiful work! Great video!  &apls &apls :)
Thank you!

- Tyberius
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Alan_Waters on October 09, 2018, 10:52:47 AM
Did you turn your attention to the traffic light?  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Seaman on October 09, 2018, 01:41:46 PM
Very nice. I really like how the RHSR looks much more like rail now. Personally, I like that the texture differs only slightly from RRW (concrete vs wooden sleepers).
 :)
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: AsimPika3172 on October 09, 2018, 06:39:02 PM
Toooooot toooooooooootttt....... 🚄  :thumbsup: :bnn: Nice RHSR! Better than original HSR!  ()stsfd()
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Simmer2 on October 09, 2018, 10:01:55 PM
Sexy curves &apls
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Gugu3 on October 10, 2018, 03:13:00 AM
OMG!!!!
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Akallan on October 10, 2018, 04:26:43 PM
Yes, SC4 is still the best building game when I see everything that is possible to do with! Even CS can not exceed it! Congrulations! :bnn:
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: dyoungyn on October 10, 2018, 04:35:25 PM
Ditto on that and so thankful that there is still deep interest in SC4 and it's improvement.

My main complaint about CS is that one is limited to the region/map size.  Also, I can't see an easy way to build the suburbs as in commercial big box stores and small chain fast food and gas joints. 

SC4 is truly breaking that ever annoying grid system restriction.  Thank so much to all those in the NAM team members and all others for their truly hard and tiring work. 

dyoungyn
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: eggman121 on December 17, 2018, 05:40:36 PM
Hello everyone.

Thanks for all the comments and likes  :thumbsup:

Here is another one  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/v/_1br_AAPOX4&feature=youtu.be

Comments appreciated.

I plan to roll out this project onto other parts of the RRW as well. I will show in time  ;)

-eggman121
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Tyberius06 on December 17, 2018, 06:04:14 PM
Oh, this is an exciting project of yours! Really cleaver and nice!  &apls &apls &apls
Thank you very much!

- Tyberius
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: mattb325 on December 17, 2018, 07:55:42 PM
Seeing it in much greater action, I have just one word: wow  :o
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Girafe on December 18, 2018, 09:16:24 AM
I love that project and I hope that these stop lights would be customizable later on  ::)
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: matias93 on December 18, 2018, 11:56:19 AM
Ok, this broke me, it's simply too perfect!!
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Simmer2 on December 18, 2018, 12:11:55 PM
............................
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(https://i.imgur.com/vg6KCVd.gif)

Nick
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: fantozzi on December 19, 2018, 03:34:47 AM
If Santa only would use eggman's revolutionary traffic management - this year he would do it in time to come to all of my towns!

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d9/71/35/d971355f88cddbbd9aa72f58affaa916.jpg)
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: noahclem on December 19, 2018, 01:29:54 PM
Awesome work with the signals  &apls  RHSR looks outstanding as well. Small issue compared to all the brilliant catenary work but you've done a really nice job with the textures. Don't know why but I just never can get anything I'm quite happy with when trying to make rail textures with concrete sleepers, though learning from what works for you has helped somewhat ;)
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: eggman121 on December 19, 2018, 01:51:17 PM
Thank you everyone for the likes and comments :thumbsup:

I will now pick some comments to reply on.

I love that project and I hope that these stop lights would be customizable later on  ::)

The posts (or poles) will be customizable but the lights will need me to be involved. I could do a quick FSH edit but the lights are True 3D based and as such harder to manipulate.

If Santa only would use eggman's revolutionary traffic management - this year he would do it in time to come to all of my towns!

Thanks fantozzi I hope to get these out before too long. Not this year however. Too short of time with work and stuff.

Awesome work with the signals  &apls  RHSR looks outstanding as well. Small issue compared to all the brilliant catenary work but you've done a really nice job with the textures. Don't know why but I just never can get anything I'm quite happy with when trying to make rail textures with concrete sleepers, though learning from what works for you has helped somewhat ;)

Thanks Noah. I use the Reskin method to make the ballast and sleepers. The design of the new RRW stuff leaves the textures with Rails/Sleepers/Ballast in the appropriate layers.

That takes alot of the heavy lifting of making the textures off me. Thanks to Rivit and mgb204 for helping me out on that front.

-eggman121
Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: eggman121 on September 01, 2020, 08:24:43 PM
Reviving this thread.

I have been doing alot of NAM modding of late so time to work on some other things, time to wake up this thread.  ()meeting() %%Order?/

Here is what I have been working on atm.

(https://i.imgur.com/c7D3Hsl.jpg)

Inter modal shipping transport.

Than also translates too...

(https://i.imgur.com/6xNeqGj.jpg)



And don't worry. I have not forgotten about the signals.

Some appear in the lower picture.

-eggman121


Title: Re: eggman's Misc Modding
Post by: Girafe on September 02, 2020, 05:57:33 AM
So nice to see some activity in this thread  :)
I love to see more signals. Do you think you will complete the electrification of RRW (PP mainly missing)?
 :thumbsup: