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Offline wernieman

Who is who in the PAK128-Team
« on: September 10, 2008, 06:21:10 PM »
For understanding of the PAK128-Team....

Fabio: maintainer, graphics artist
DirrrtyDirk: "Jack-of-all-trades", config files and menus
gauthier: graphics artist, also acts as maintainer
Gwalch: graphics artist
mEGa: graphics artist
Sarlock: graphics artist
wernieman: SVN-Server and nightlies
Zeno: vehicle data, economy, graphics artist


Formerly part of team:
Frank: "Jack-of-all-trades" - mostly misc. fixes in DAT files
martin: trucks "lord"
Napik: retired maintainer
Raven: retired graphics artist
Timothy: SVN-Server (now moved to Sourceforge SVN)
VS: retired maintainer, graphics artist
whoami: "Jack of all trades" ("master of none") ...


We search for people who can:
- complete and adjust railway timeline from 1850 to 1930
- help maintaing and enhancing existing buildings (snow, textures, rotations)



Note: Except for the pakset maintainer, all team members are listed in alphabetical order.
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Re: Who is who im PAK128-Team
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2008, 07:03:50 PM »
- Ask creator of existing objects what is her copyright
Specifically, we have to contact a number of Japanese people who are known only by their nicks, so someone who knows that community well AND can explain the new licence (understands the principles of Free software).

Plus the same for German... especially MHz's beautiful buildings would be a shame to lose :)

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Re: Who is who im PAK128-Team
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2008, 07:08:55 PM »
@wernieman:

At the moment I'd define myself as Jack-of-all-trades - I just do whatever catches my interest for now.

Although I'd generally agree to take on a more specified job, the problem with putting me into a stricter scheme is, that I don't know how much time I can (and to be honest: also want) to put into this, since I have a couple of projects of my own as well - and there I am all alone to do the work.

But from the listed items I'd be interested in helping (but not doing it all alone!) with both balancing issues.

And without wanting to command anybody, but I think it would be best if the official pak-maintainer (=VS) would contact the copyright holders - unless it is not possible for some reason. BTW are we talking about putting it all under artistic license so it can become open-source like pak64, or what is that needed for?

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@zeno:
I'm quite sure we'd find good use for your planes. IMO it would be great to have a big collection of different models, all more or less to scale and in the same style... a fleet of Airbus, Boeing... and maybe a couple other widely spread models?

replied in the other thread.

@VS: I have asked yoshi in the past to do right that for me - but as far as I understood there is no real organized Japanese community, so some people ar hard (or impossible) to contact. German shouldn't be such a problem with this group here...  ;)
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Re: Who is who im PAK128-Team
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2008, 07:33:33 PM »
Zeno's post is now a separate thread.

Doing just something here and there is fine.

Yes, 128 will become Open/Free as well. I have already contacted a number of people - see document license-state.ods in svn. Currently I am convincing Isaac :) And I should also catch Sergey (Sergiu?) while he's around.

Note: licence talks split to yet another thread.
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Re: Who is who in the PAK128-Team
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2008, 09:41:49 AM »
DirrrtyDirk: "Jack-of-all-trades"

whoami: What do you think? What is your Part?
"Jack of all trades" ("master of none" :) ) would also fit me. I don't know yet how much time and ability I will be able to put into this, but I can work on balancing.

Where can I read about the current scheme for balancing in the pak set? For wagons and trailers, I think that the profit contribution per ton and kilometer (depends on convoy's maximum speed and the date for speed bonus) is a good approach to allow easy comparison.

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Re: Who is who in the PAK128-Team
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2008, 10:40:07 AM »
The current scheme is based on a very complex excel sheet from napik doing a load of calculations on entering/changing values, and after that, one is required to tun a macro that does even more calculations.

I hope we can get that system simplified a bit with the new speed bonus table.
  
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Re: Who is who in the PAK128-Team
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2008, 10:54:56 AM »
So there is no simple Dokument about it?
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Re: Who is who in the PAK128-Team
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2008, 10:57:52 AM »
None that I have ever seen...
  
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Re: Who is who in the PAK128-Team
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2008, 11:18:21 AM »
The scheme used in PakBritain for balancing is fairly simple:

- start a game in the year you want to balance vehicle for (usually in the middle of the time period where that vehicle is available)
- use shift+g look up the revenues per km for the correct speed and appropriate goods for the convoy
- take a proportion of this number to be the total running cost for the convoy (e.g. 0.35*revenue/km, more or less depending on how profitable you want the vehicle to be)
- divide this up between vehicles in the convoy if necessary.  We typically went for 80% on the loco and 20% between all of the wagons.

This will guarantee that a sensible length convoy is profitable at a sensible year for that convoy and the train is over half full (and also has benefits e.g. express trains are only profitable if they are long enough and full enough)

Hope that makes sense

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Re: Who is who in the PAK128-Team
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2008, 11:18:43 AM »
There are the two documents which I linked a while ago, and nothing more.

When I talked with Napik, he told me:
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It's really simple. Just take one thing as constant and calculate the others from it. Use logic.

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Re: Who is who in the PAK128-Team
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2009, 02:23:01 PM »
First post edited to reflect current state of things.

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Re: Who is who in the PAK128-Team
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2009, 02:39:49 PM »
If you are still looking for industry / vehicle graphics, feel free to use the ones I have made for PakBritain.  They are open source after all (some are already on sourceforge, others will go on soon).

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Re: Who is who in the PAK128-Team
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2009, 02:50:47 PM »
Hmmm... IMO pakBritain's graphics' style is a little too different from pak128. It would probably look kinda odd, I think.
  
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Re: Who is who in the PAK128-Team
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2009, 02:54:58 PM »
I would tend to agree, but it's there if you want :-)

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Re: Who is who in the PAK128-Team
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2009, 02:58:48 PM »
Sure as hell better than nothing! We'll see. Thanks!
  
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Re: Who is who in the PAK128-Team
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2010, 06:55:00 AM »
Hm mm... IMO pakBritain's graphics' style is a little too different from pak128. It would probably look kinda odd, I think.

I think pak Britan's graphics are a different style to pak 128's. Pak Britain's buildings are mostly stone which doesn't look too good with pak 128's modern style of buildings and stations.

So I'd agree :D

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Re: Who is who in the PAK128-Team
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2011, 09:48:16 AM »
First post updated...

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Re: Who is who in the PAK128-Team
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2012, 06:21:54 PM »
First post updated...

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Re: Who is who in the PAK128-Team
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2012, 09:08:47 AM »
Not active? ;) I'm on the forum almost every day, but I don't remember anyone asking me to do anything... ;)

But you're right, I'm keeping a low profile, since I don't really have much time for simutrans and haven't been working on it for many months. But I am still around, so if any problem comes up, the team can always ask me - worst thing that can happen is, I say "sorry, not now".  :)
  
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Re: Who is who in the PAK128-Team
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2012, 09:57:23 AM »
OK, I'll *GLADLY* put you back in the active list! :D

By the way, what do you think of the works and projects going on in the Pak128?

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Re: Who is who in the PAK128-Team
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2012, 12:37:29 PM »
Oh, I like the rotation of buildings and winter stuff a lot.

I'm not so sure about tracks and roads. I like their looks, don't worry, but I think it might be a few too many different types and speeds and eras, although I have never actually played with them yet, just a gut feeling.

As I said, I am not really deeply into simutrans as of now, but I'm still around, just to keep in touch.
  
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Re: Who is who in the PAK128-Team
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2013, 07:08:56 PM »
my name should be deleted, because I no longer actively paks/paksets work and will do even more in the future

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Re: Who is who in the PAK128-Team
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2013, 11:18:49 AM »
Is it enough if it is listed as "former team member", or do you want it to be removed completely?

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Re: Who is who in the PAK128-Team
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2015, 01:59:28 PM »
I make an Update ... .... at First February I stop the nightly-generation ...
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Re: Who is who in the PAK128-Team
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2015, 07:04:54 PM »
Well, thanks for the nightly generation over the last years :D
I will upload a pak128 with latest updates as soon as possible.