Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 13 of 13

Thread: TrainSimulations - Sandpatch Development

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    New York, USA.
    Posts
    2,054

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tarrant75 View Post
    At this stage, I'm looking to do AT LEAST the extent that MLT went up to, how far I go beyond that will be based on how detailed I want to make the town and yard vs. framerates. No point making it look fantastic and 100% of the yard if we're only going to pull 5 fps consistently. That being said, Sean did a great job with Mullan and making the town look great, but Missoula is a MUCH smaller yard than Cumberland is, so we'll see.
    Hi Folks,

    Yeah - I'm a fan of selective compression - what's the point of having a veritable sea of yard tracks - if the FPS is low - and we can never populate them with a realistic amount of cars ? Even if we could populate them - I've never seen an image in MSTS/ORTS where anyone has done more than place half a dozen loose consists in a big yard - nobody has the kind of patience needed to fully populate large yards. Vast empty yards are a real immersion killer. Rick did a nice job with big yards on his Monon - many of the yard tracks were merely scenery populated with strings of super low poly models freight car models (a single shape making a massive string of cars with a common texture = 1 shape and 1 draw call) - which is the best compromise we could have in our sim.

    Thanks - Chris - for the continued discussion on your plans/intentions...

    Regards,
    Scott

  2. #12

    Default

    Hi Scott,

    All very true for those still running MSTS.
    Running Open Rails I was able to just about fill all yards with rail cars from New Jersey to Washington DC without impacting frame rates AND being able to run any of those parked consists.
    I did try running with MSTS but it instantly crashed when loading up.

    regards,
    ............Vince ..............
    ...... Author NECv4 .......
    .... LIRR BUILD PHOTOS ....
    .............LIRR VIDEO.............
    ...... Eschew Obsfucation ......

    On the The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor there is a Tablet. On it is written:
    "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Hanover, PA
    Posts
    109

    Default

    Sounds good, I’ve spent countless hours rail fanning the keystone sub. I’m excited to see this come to fruition

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
-->