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    It costs me $85 every year to host my websites...

    It costs me $85 every year to host my websites (like Railsimstuff.com). Everything I put up is free as I'm not running my site as a store. To be honest... if my provider raises the price again... I...
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    1) If you have never done 3D modeling before. ...

    1) If you have never done 3D modeling before. Get Blender.
    2) Your *model* dictates how the ACE files are broken up... you don't necessarily know how your ACE files will work out until closer to...
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    I really relate to that. ...

    I really relate to that.

    https://i.imgur.com/Aat1y70.png
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    Just adding here that there is no need to be...

    Just adding here that there is no need to be snarky. OR is way better than MSTS about polycounts... let's celebrate that fact and not be ugly about it.
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    ... as it should be... generally, people who...

    ... as it should be... generally, people who hide behind their Internet personas are more often jerks than considerate people. It's the Gimme Pig issue that never goes away that needs to be...
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    I've always made sure that I have some known...

    I've always made sure that I have some known dimensions before I start. So no matter what size I accidently made something, once I have the true dimensions of a shape... I make sure my model matches...
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    I'm going to take some artistic license with this...

    I'm going to take some artistic license with this one as there are too many variants.
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    I think about it too. These days... with fancy...

    I think about it too. These days... with fancy CPU's and Graphics cards that didn't exist in 2001 and systems with much more ram... compressing should hardly make a difference at all. Willing to be...
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    So... yeah, the "Apartment" is more like a big...

    So... yeah, the "Apartment" is more like a big 'downtown' office building.

    https://i.imgur.com/TAYNW64.png
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    A better office_1 file using images from...

    A better office_1 file using images from Textures.com as well as some of my own.
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    So. I did a quick mock-up of the ACTUAL size of...

    So. I did a quick mock-up of the ACTUAL size of the building... and yeah... size matters.
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    For grins: IkZ6UKnhz7k (That took 2 hours...

    For grins:

    IkZ6UKnhz7k


    (That took 2 hours to render... lol)
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    Well, I'm *not* modeling with anything but using...

    Well, I'm *not* modeling with anything but using MSTS/ORTS on a reasonably modern gaming PC in mind. For example: Something that has a 3G Video Card maybe in the 10 series range (circa 2015 or so) ...
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    And... you know... I wrote done the wrong...

    And... you know... I wrote done the wrong dimension values in my notes for the apartment replacement... so everything I said about size was wrong. So... we have a new "small building"... and I still...
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    Billboard replacement example

    Billboard replacement example
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    Right. I'm getting the DIMENSIONS from the...

    Right. I'm getting the DIMENSIONS from the original and duplicating it in a fresh shape.

    You know, when you see stuff like this... you can't help but think... "You had one job!"
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    TBH... those are a scaled image of white Asphalt...

    TBH... those are a scaled image of white Asphalt shingles with some moss added.

    Anyone with better texture skills than me is welcome to fix it.

    Also... here is my take on Apartments (Again, ...
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    Hey, it's a start... Here is what I will try...

    Hey, it's a start...

    Here is what I will try to do.

    I will try to share these on Github as public domain.
    I will try to use only sources like textures.com or personal photos.
    I will try to...
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    Well, if common/mundane things only take a few...

    Well, if common/mundane things only take a few minutes each... I can certainly do a few.

    Barn1 was listed as "generic", but I agree... it certainly looked more EU than USA.
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    So, I reached into my local default scenery...

    So, I reached into my local default scenery folder for a practice project... and *BARN1* popped out. (Boy, it was ugly...) so I made a new one. Using Blender, 30 minutes (mostly with textures) and...
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    Opera Window Centerbeam WIP

    https://i.imgur.com/IbOA6SQ.png
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    Good point... and it's not so easy for someone in...

    Good point... and it's not so easy for someone in USA to gather EU/UK and JP textures even with access to Google Earth
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    I did not skimp on details for my recent Tank Car...

    I did not skimp on details for my recent Tank Car upload, I don't see why I need to adhere to MSTS limitations if ORTS isn't making me do so.
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    Well, you do have a point that I agree with. ...

    Well, you do have a point that I agree with. Camera controls *still* have me wishing for a MODE switch where I can say "use MSTS style cameras or ORTS style cameras". Since I often start ORTS just...
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    There is nothing wrong with treating a Fuel Truck...

    There is nothing wrong with treating a Fuel Truck model the same way you would a telephone pole or small bush. Granted... you can't interactively move it but there might be some animation options...
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