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    Exclamation Reverse Cabview for Single Cab Locomotives?

    The Reverse Cabview File Maker (rvcvfmak.zip) is a great utility that can make reverse cabview files for any locomotive with dual cabs. It also makes the same for single cab locomotives but logically speaking that looks odd!!

    For example, We are running a train which has a SHF Alco position. If we reverse that AlCo, the SHF(cab side) attaches to the first coach and the LHF is at the beginning of the train itself. But, even after using the rvcvfmak or even tinkering some Direction & Position in the reverse cabview file manually, the desired effect is not achieved. The reverse cabview, so to speak appears in the front of the loco but in fact its on the other side.
    So, how to make reverse cabview file in such a way that the cab retains its position but the LHF side can be seen from its window?
    I thought of a workaround that if we can change the ace file itself but that's complex and does not guarantee success.
    Is there any guide on making cabview & reverse cabview just like we have guides on lights and activities?

    Any suggestion is highly welcome. Thanks.
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    Hello

    I made a YDM-4 reverse cab view for my own use, it seems to work fine for me

    Code:
    	CabViewType ( 2 )
    	CabViewFile ( wdm2cab1-rv.ace )
    	CabViewWindow ( 0 0 640 480 )
    	CabViewWindowFile ( wdm2cab1-rv.ace )
    	Position ( -1 3 4.5 )
    	Direction ( 45 -185 0 )
    	CabViewFile ( wdm2cab2-rv.ace )
    	CabViewWindow ( 0 0 640 480 )
    	CabViewWindowFile ( wdm2cab2-rv.ace )
    	Position ( 1 3 3.9 )
    	Direction ( 0 -190 0 )
    	CabViewFile ( wdm2cab3.ace )
    	CabViewWindow ( 0 0 640 480 )
    	CabViewWindowFile ( wdm2cab3.ace )
    	Position ( 1 3 4.5 )
    	Direction ( 0 10 0 )
    Testing with dual loco setup (front SHF, second loco LHF)

    Open Rails 2021-02-18 11-37-52.jpg

    Cabview of front loco (SHF)

    Open Rails 2021-02-18 11-38-45.jpg

    Shift+1 view (without Cab overlay)
    Open Rails 2021-02-18 11-38-54.jpg

    Cabview from second loco (LHF)

    Open Rails 2021-02-18 11-42-34.jpg

    Without Cabview overlay, you can see there is the space to the front loco meaning the cabview is where it is supposed to be

    Open Rails 2021-02-18 11-42-39.jpg

    One thing to keep in mind, in standard cabview mode the 3D model of the locomotive currently active is not being rendered, otherwise the cabview would be buried somewhere inside the 3D model. So any part of the loco body that can be seen in LHF mode has to be included within the cabview itself, as can be seen above

    I have only tested this in OR. If you are seeing different in MSTS Bin even using the code aboe, then I cant comment much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe_star View Post
    Hello

    I made a YDM-4 reverse cab view for my own use, it seems to work fine for me

    Code:
    	CabViewType ( 2 )
    	CabViewFile ( wdm2cab1-rv.ace )
    	CabViewWindow ( 0 0 640 480 )
    	CabViewWindowFile ( wdm2cab1-rv.ace )
    	Position ( -1 3 4.5 )
    	Direction ( 45 -185 0 )
    	CabViewFile ( wdm2cab2-rv.ace )
    	CabViewWindow ( 0 0 640 480 )
    	CabViewWindowFile ( wdm2cab2-rv.ace )
    	Position ( 1 3 3.9 )
    	Direction ( 0 -190 0 )
    	CabViewFile ( wdm2cab3.ace )
    	CabViewWindow ( 0 0 640 480 )
    	CabViewWindowFile ( wdm2cab3.ace )
    	Position ( 1 3 4.5 )
    	Direction ( 0 10 0 )
    Testing with dual loco setup (front SHF, second loco LHF)

    Open Rails 2021-02-18 11-37-52.jpg

    Cabview of front loco (SHF)

    Open Rails 2021-02-18 11-38-45.jpg

    Shift+1 view (without Cab overlay)
    Open Rails 2021-02-18 11-38-54.jpg

    Cabview from second loco (LHF)

    Open Rails 2021-02-18 11-42-34.jpg

    Without Cabview overlay, you can see there is the space to the front loco meaning the cabview is where it is supposed to be

    Open Rails 2021-02-18 11-42-39.jpg

    One thing to keep in mind, in standard cabview mode the 3D model of the locomotive currently active is not being rendered, otherwise the cabview would be buried somewhere inside the 3D model. So any part of the loco body that can be seen in LHF mode has to be included within the cabview itself, as can be seen above

    I have only tested this in OR. If you are seeing different in MSTS Bin even using the code aboe, then I cant comment much.
    Thanks a lot, Sir. Its great help. Will definitely try this out.
    PC Specs :- Intel Core2Duo [email protected] GHz, Nvidia Geforce GT 710 1GB, Samsung 4GB DDR2 RAM, Seagate 500GB HDD..
    Rail Fan & MSTS Fan.

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