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    #16
    Originally posted by haverfordwest View Post
    Just out of interest Bruce........
    SMRY beat me to the punch, Mike, but from what I'm experiencing I think he's hit the nail on the head.
    My initial impression is that the creative side of RL is very much what Greg Lane initially envisaged with Trainz (until someone I know pushed the boundaries with Robe River).

    Vern:
    There is at least one what is termed Quicktexture three-dimensional map called Kaikoura (NZ) and I have the distinct impression that it has been made from DEM or equivalent.
    How this is made possible I have no idea.

    The instructions for the game are very sparse and I mentioned same in a comment I made on the Rolling Line Steam page.
    Franks (dev) responded immediately acknowledging same and invited me to help by writing a User guide, to which I said I'd be happy to do so.
    In order to help I need to discover all the protocols available for the creation of a layout, and this is trial and error right now.
    But it is an enjoyable experience, albeit frustrating at times until I find a method of (just one example) altering the gradient of track.
    That took several Google searches!
    IBM XT i386; 512Kb RAM; 5.25" FDD; 1.4Mb FDD; 5Mb HDD; VGA 256-colour graphics card; AdLib soundcard; DR DOS 6.0; Windows 3.0

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      #17
      I think I will watch from the sidelines at the moment. It looks good but the graphics are a bit on the primitive side.
      Vern.

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        #18
        Originally posted by NorthernWarrior View Post
        I take it there is no capability to import real world DEM/map data at this stage? How about overlaying track plans or diagrams, though?
        Vern, This may indeed be of interest: https://steamcommunity.com/app/754150/images/

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          #19
          Thank you Scott and Bruce for replying.

          The graphics do look a bit basic, but i guess that is part of the developers deliberate intention.

          Not a simulator, but a fun model rail creation game. Better think about this before jumping in.

          I bought Red Dead Redemption 2 last month for nearly £50 and it is not even on the pc anymore.

          Thanks boys.

          Mike.
          Yma O Hyd

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            #20
            Originally posted by haverfordwest View Post
            Thank you Scott and Bruce for replying.

            The graphics do look a bit basic, but i guess that is part of the developers deliberate intention.

            Not a simulator, but a fun model rail creation game. Better think about this before jumping in.

            I bought Red Dead Redemption 2 last month for nearly £50 and it is not even on the pc anymore.

            Thanks boys.

            Mike.
            Ah "Red Dead Redemption" for the pc version.
            I recall when it first came along, believe was to be western theme wanted so bad, somehow lost track, never got around to it.
            You just had to put that title back out there. Be more funds down the drain, my poor O'l wallet runnith dry.
            Gotta leave some cash for my planting, &, eventual pushing up of daisies at burial time.

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              #21
              Originally posted by NorthernWarrior View Post
              ... the graphics are a bit on the primitive side.
              That's one of the things I like about it.
              IBM XT i386; 512Kb RAM; 5.25" FDD; 1.4Mb FDD; 5Mb HDD; VGA 256-colour graphics card; AdLib soundcard; DR DOS 6.0; Windows 3.0

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                #22
                RDR 2 is western themed Scott and had rave reviews. But i find it repetitive and boring.

                Bruce, you are Australian. Primitive is your middle name.

                Mike.
                Yma O Hyd

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by haverfordwest View Post
                  RDR 2 is western themed Scott and had rave reviews. But i find it repetitive and boring.

                  Bruce, you are Australian. Primitive is your middle name.

                  Mike.
                  Damned Vern,
                  Caused me to scratch this morn, touch of the O'l brain gas here. For the life of me RDR just wouldn't click. Finally the switch went on..lol.
                  Anyways, on another note, just for ha ha's I clicked the link I'd provided yesterday, took me to different area/snapshot. So I'm going to just add the snapshot I was hoping you may enjoy/see referencing the map overlays for the table tops during creation time. Honestly, I got to looking at it, looks like the same style images used in another game TrainPlayer, I believe was called.

                  1551868719_trjytyrk.jpg

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                    #24
                    It was my post you quoted Scott, not Vern's buddy.

                    Good info in the piccies though.

                    Mike.
                    Yma O Hyd

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by haverfordwest View Post
                      It was my post you quoted Scott, not Vern's buddy.

                      Good info in the piccies though.

                      Mike.
                      Sorry there Mike, no disrespect intended.
                      See what a touch of the O'l brain gas (fart) will do to ya.

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                        #26
                        Not a problem at all Scott. Certainly didn't take it as any sort of disrespect buddy.

                        I must stop posting in this thread. As the game is only £15 i could get tempted.

                        Mike.
                        Yma O Hyd

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                          #27
                          A request of Mr. SMRY......

                          Any chance that you could model one of these (or several with different numbers) of these for me please?

                          IBM XT i386; 512Kb RAM; 5.25" FDD; 1.4Mb FDD; 5Mb HDD; VGA 256-colour graphics card; AdLib soundcard; DR DOS 6.0; Windows 3.0

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                            #28
                            Aggggggggghhhhhhhhh thought it was something really good, not a lecky.

                            Like this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_So...ass_locomotive

                            Or this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_So...ass_locomotive
                            Yma O Hyd

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                              #29
                              Mike, I'm after an electric - preferably the 46 Class - because they were on almost every coal train that I saw when I lived in the Blue Mts. (1976 - 1984).
                              They were superceded by these.....


                              and these.....


                              The electrics were tossed aside in favour of diesels because of the cost of electricity, I believe.
                              IBM XT i386; 512Kb RAM; 5.25" FDD; 1.4Mb FDD; 5Mb HDD; VGA 256-colour graphics card; AdLib soundcard; DR DOS 6.0; Windows 3.0

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by seagoon View Post
                                A request of Mr. SMRY......

                                Any chance that you could model one of these (or several with different numbers) of these for me please?

                                http://www.trainman.id.au/photos/nsw/electric/46class/
                                I'm not too well versed in non-North-American equip. Perhaps some of the units already in Rolling Line come close that we could build upon. I'll still try a scratch-built alongside see how things go. Can't say for sure, but, give it a go.

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