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Thread: Run8 V3 Roseville Sub ( Donner Pass )

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    Default Run8 V3 Roseville Sub ( Donner Pass )

    Well it has arrived a trip can be had over Donner Pass on the SP-UP Roseville Sub from Roseville to Reno/Sparks. Modelled towards the end of the SP era into the UP era this challenging route will test you on the hill and give you plenty of industries to serve with the locals out of Roseville and Sparks.

    http://www.run8studios.com/roseville.shtml


    Run on over and check it out
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    Interesting! This certainly slipped under the radar. I'm guessing at present this will be standalone, i.e. not linked to the existing SoCal network. Time to talk nicely to the wife, I guess...
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    Just flew over start to end and it is stunning. Ambient sounds include traffic and city sounds in addition to industry sounds, birds, and crickets. The Busy Roseville SS1 world is full of trains traversing the route. It is a standalone region, NorthernCA.

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    Glad to hear it's looking good. One quick question Brad, how are the terrain textures looking? Any improvement over what we have in current SoCal. I'm thinking particularly of the mountain section over the pass, the images I can see on the Run 8 website don't really show how they have captured the greener and more rugged Sierra Nevada look. Likewise trees - any advance on the 2D trees we have come to know and, um, tolerate on the other routes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernWarrior View Post
    Any improvement over what we have in current SoCal. I'm thinking particularly of the mountain section over the pass, the images I can see on the Run 8 website don't really show how they have captured the greener and more rugged Sierra Nevada look. Likewise trees - any advance on the 2D trees we have come to know and, um, tolerate on the other routes?
    Having been through there many times on the train and I-80, the look & feel is spot on. Ground textures are rocky & rugged where they are suppose to be, there is rushing water ambience near rivers, tunnels & snowsheds are very detailed, and the views of Donner Lake & the river valley are great. Modeling of urban areas around Reno & Roseville are excellent, and Roseville at night sparkles. There is a great assortment of new vegetation including pine, spruce & fir. It all looks good from the cab of the train. There is no way around 2d modeling of vegetation and distant urban structures--It's simply not possible while maintaining the smoothness of the simulator, especially with the weather enhancement.

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    Just bought and installed and my initial impression is yes!.....such a good job and a nice change from the Southern Californian environment.

    Well done, R8 lads.
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    On the website here is the map of the route labelled with industries also

    http://www.run8studios.com/downloads...ck_Diagram.pdf
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    Great to hear the positive feedback. On the shopping list once I get the wife in an amenable mood!
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    No sale with 2D trees etc, this is 2022 not 2002.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haverfordwest View Post
    No sale with 2D trees etc, this is 2022 not 2002.
    Yes it is a bit of a tricky one. Was watching part of a video review earlier and most of the buildings in Reno apart from the station are recycled from other routes. No casinos or any of the other distinctive buildings. If there are licensing issues with the real locations some fictional names would have sufficed. I know the emphasis is on the railway operations but at least a couple of blocks either side try and match the real location.

    I’m still going to buy this later after talking SWMBO around, but would like to think Reno will get a DTG Preservation Crew style makeover in respect of the buildings.
    Vern.

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