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Offline dedgren

RAM (Rail Addon Mod) - Development Thread
« on: October 16, 2008, 02:49:28 PM »
RAM development has been discontinued.  Further railroad development will be part of the new RealRailway (RRW) project.



RAM is short for (you guessed it) Rail Addon Mod. It is based primarily on the heavy rail network that maxis created, using RUL overrides and starter piece technology (much the same way as GLR and SAM) to create the range of new networks. To accompany the draggable form are various puzzle pieces such as the Wide curves and Wye switches. The Mod is released under the NAM.
 
Installation

The RAM was merged into NAM 31.x-series releases as an option--just check the box to install it.  It is no longer available as a separate download component plugin.  There will be no future RAM development, as all Rail development resources have been shifted toward the RealRailway (RRW) project.


RAM Network Chart

STR is the only network available to download

[tabular type=1]
[row] [head]Network[/head] [head]
Number of tracks on 1 tile
[/head] [head]
Progress
[/head][/row]
[row] [data]STR[/data] [data]Single[/data] [data]Complete[/data][/row]
[row] [data]DTR[/data] [data]Double (Maxis)[/data] [data]Complete[/data][/row]
[row] [data]TTR[/data] [data]Triple[/data] [data]In progress[/data][/row]
[row] [data]QTR[/data] [data]Quad[/data] [data]Planned[/data][/row]

[row] [data]EL-STR[/data] [data]Elevated Single[/data] [data]In progress[/data][/row]
[row] [data]EL-DTR[/data] [data]Elevated Double[/data] [data]In progress[/data][/row]
[row] [data]EL-TTR[/data] [data]Elevated Triple[/data] [data]Planned[/data][/row]
[row] [data]EL-QTR[/data] [data]Elevated Quad[/data] [data]Planned[/data][/row]
[/tabular]
all networks fit on 1 tile.


Quad Track Rail



FAQ

1. I'm having problems and/or I would like to report some bugs/technical issues. How do I go about this?
2. Will Triple Track Rail (TTR) be able to draw diagonal?
3. I've seen elevated-STR pics for a while now. when is this going to be released?
4. Why is it that the Mod has no elevated road/avenue/owr crossing puzzle pieces?
5. How come the Str puzzle pieces have Dtr stubs?
6. Will tunnels ever be part of this fantastic Mod?
7. When I drag STR over one of the SAM networks, it reverts back to normal street.
8. When I'm in U-drive-it mode, it is difficult to decide which way the switch is pointing. This occurs on curve switch puzzle pieces.
9. Why are my trains colliding head on when travelling along STR?
10. When will Version 2 be released?

1. I'm having problems and/or I would like to report some bugs/technical issues. How do I go about this?

make sure to have some pics illustrating the problem and post it in this thread.

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2. Will Triple Track Rail (TTR) be able to draw diagonal?

yes. this is possible using the model overhang trick.

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3. I've seen elevated-STR pics for a while now. when is this going to be released?

It will be ready when it's ready. Originally it was puzzle piece based and then the creators decided to transfer It and El-DTR to draggable form.

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4. Why is it that the Mod has no elevated road/avenue/owr crossing puzzle pieces?

This is planned for a later release as the elevated models included in the NAM are in a state of review.

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5. How come the Str puzzle pieces have Dtr stubs?

The reason behind this is to allow greater slope conforming. If the stubs are included, this means more RuL work and time. In some instances, the slope gradient would be non-existent. 

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6. Will tunnels ever be part of this fantastic Mod?

This has been discussed as a team and is still on the drawing board for best methods of implementation. 

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7. When I drag STR over one of the SAM networks, it reverts back to normal street.

the RUL code is unstable for that particular intersection and will be fixed for Version 2.

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8. When I'm in U-drive-it mode, it is difficult to decide which way the switch is pointing. This occurs on curve switch puzzle pieces

This is due to the way the game is made. It was designed for 1 tile switches (draggable switches) that are directly orthogonal to diagonal. 

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9. Why are my trains colliding head on when travelling along STR? 

Str is pathed bi-directionally. This is purely for functional reasons so that trains can commute both ways.

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10. When will Version 2 be released?
Just like the NAM, we can't give you a release date as we don't know it ourselves (and it would ruin the surprise :))

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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2008, 09:14:55 AM »
woops.. let one out to the public $%Grinno$%
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Re: Content Showcase
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2008, 09:54:45 AM »
oh thats just AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o
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Re: Content Showcase
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2008, 07:00:38 PM »
my mind just ended. I am now afraid to do anything but refresh this page repeatedly to be sure this is real...

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Re: Content Showcase
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2008, 08:17:07 PM »
YESSS! ;D I am particularly interested in heavy industry, and once this is released, will go great in my industrial areas! :thumbsup:

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Re: Content Showcase
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2008, 08:48:58 PM »
 :o

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Re: Content Showcase
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2008, 09:43:26 PM »
O_O

Wow....

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Re: Content Showcase
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2008, 02:41:26 AM »
What  ()what()

Its a joke right? STR puzzle pieces??

What is next I wonder?

Seriously this is amazing  &apls &apls

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Re: Content Showcase
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2008, 05:27:39 AM »
........OMG !! I can't cry that !! this is just awesome !! great work  &apls &apls
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Re: Content Showcase
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2008, 06:36:10 AM »
woops.. let one out to the public $%Grinno$%



 :o x I think Maxis made the trains sublimely with single-track in mind, because that train looks like it was made for that! *(I know that's a custom train)
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Re: Content Showcase
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2008, 08:28:42 AM »
I was just about to ask David if he planned for an el-SLR but i guess my question has been answered.

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Re: Content Showcase
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2008, 11:04:07 AM »
All the el-STR pieces were made by Dave (Bighead99), he's done an amazing amount of pieces. Also there may be a surprise in the release of the RAM (sometime next year).

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Re: Content Showcase
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2008, 10:16:33 AM »
I really didn't know that could be make, very very impressive :thumbsup:

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Re: Content Showcase
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2008, 03:46:56 PM »
I cant wait for this....my freight rail lines will extend all over my region now even through remote areas since single track looks so great. Top notch work fellas.  &apls

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Re: Content Showcase
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2008, 06:19:19 AM »
WOOW this is looking good

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« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2008, 09:23:43 AM »
wow is all I can say here!!!  &apls :thumbsup:

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Re: Content Showcase
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2008, 03:26:10 PM »
woops.. let one out to the public $%Grinno$%



Wow!!! That looks just like the elevated MIS ramp in the RHW 3.0 development thread.
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Re: Content Showcase
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2009, 01:13:57 PM »
No updates? &mmm

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« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2009, 01:19:21 PM »
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Re: Content Showcase
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2009, 06:24:16 AM »


Oh dear, this is actually the public thread ;)

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