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[New release] Pak128.Britain-Ex 0.9.1
« on: January 26, 2014, 12:40:15 AM »
A new version of Pak128.Britain-Ex is available to-day: 0.9.0. Download the pakset here, or alternatively, get a complete package with Pak128.Britain-Ex 0.9.0 and the latest Simutrans-Experimental (Windows only) here.

This is a version of Pak128.Britain adapted to work with Simutrans-Experimental. It does not work with Simutrans-Standard. See here for more information on the Standard Pak128.Britain. Note that this pakset is only compatible with Simutrans-Experimental 11.0 and later. I had originally planned to delay this release until after the re-scaling of some rail vehicles, but, owing to the extensive discussion in connexion with the scale of Pak128.Britain, I thought it best to release this version now, as the rescaling work might be more significant than I had first imagined (and it is not yet clear what rescaling will be necessary).

This version, 0.9.1, is a release which makes incremental progress over the previous version, 0.9.0, featuring a number of new graphics, some recalibration and numerous bug fixes. It is expected to be the last pakset release before the release of the next major version of Simutrans-Experimental, which is likely to feature the double heights code from Standard and will thus at that juncture need a new pakset release which supports the double heights code.

The pakset is still somewhat work in progress (especially as regards cost balancing), but is playable. At the time of writing, this is the pakset that has the fullest support for Simutrans-Experimental features.

Contributions of artwork, research, etc. are always very welcome: see here for more information on contributing graphics to Pak128.Britain (including Pak128.Britain-Ex).



A full list of changes follows.

Changes from 0.9.0
  • FIX: Miscellaneous bugs (Giuseppe)
  • CHANGE: Reduce the comfort of the BR Class 304
  • CHANGE: Increase the comfort of the BR Class 303 from 79 to 82
  • CHANGE: Reduce the comfort of the BR Class 423 from 81 to 79
  • FIX: Do not retire the modern aircraft hangar, as it has no replacement.
  • ADD: NER Tyneside units (mostly Junna)
  • ADD: LNWR Experiment class
  • ADD: SR "Leader" Class (Junna)
  • FIX: Misaligned substation graphic with snow and bolt logo
  • ADD: BR Class 17 "Clayton" (Junna)
  • FIX: .dat file typing errors in the GWR autocoach and brig, schooner and clipper holds (spotted by Giuseppe)
  • FIX: Typing error in the weight of the BAE 146 300 series.
  • FIX: ",," typing error
  • FIX: Remove duplicate (and incorrect) MacAdam road
  • ADD: Many more street/stop names
  • FIX: Graphical error with the BR blue/grey livery of the BR Class 123 DMU
  • CHANGE: Rebalance the Leyland Atlantean 'bus based on earlier models (we need eventually to have different versions of this, as the "Atlantean" describes only the chassis, not the complete 'bus).
  • CHANGE: Add a tractive effort to the Daimler Fleetline to help it to climb hills
  • CHANGE: Raise bridge success percentage very slightly. (Neroden)
  • CHANGE: Add rules to fill in some more common "blank spaces" in cities. (Neroden)
  • CHANGE: Additional link road rules. (Neroden)
  • CHANGE: Fill in more gaps in cities... but don't build out from diagonals as aggressively. (Neroden)
  • ADD: Eurostar buffet car
  • FIX: Correct weights for Eurostar vehicles
  • CHANGE: Reduce the axle load limit for the high speed track.
  • FIX: Incorrect axle load for the Class 180 buffet car.
  • FIX: Confusion/duplication with the BR Class 489 GLV
  • CHANGE: Rebalance multiple unit tractive effort
  • CHANGE: Recalibrate tractive effort of DLR stock
  • ADD: Buffet car for Eurostar (needs new graphics)
  • FIX: Typing error for clustering 1890 residential buildings
  • FIX: Typing errors in vehicle upgrade specifications
  • FIX: Typing errors in retire years of certain railway bridge
  • FIX: Incorrect goods type for the larger narrow gauge tanker wagon
  • ADD: Mersey Railway EMU (Junna)
  • CHANGE: Increase the comfort of Docklands Light Railway vehicles
  • CHANGE: Increse the comfort of Liverpool Overhead vehicles
  • FIX: Annoying blue colours on the concrete elevated road
  • FIX: Excessively early obsolescence for the BR Class 101
  • FIX: Translation text for Boeing 707 320 series
  • FIX: Misnamed "tractive effort" parameter for the GWR Park Royal railcar
  • FIX: Incorrect name designation for the Boeing 727-100 (perishable goods)
  • FIX: Miscellaneous typing errors
  • CHANGE: Double productivity of oil refinaries
  • CHANGE: Increase output of oil rigs
  • ADD: Multiple liveries for the BR Class 423 (4-VEP): NSE livery by Junna
  • FIX: Typing errors in street name list
  • ADD: New city buildings (from Standard; deadlyboring)
  • ADD: Concrete tube tunnel (from Standard; with some modifications)
  • CHANGE: Add a retirement date and reduce the speed limit for the original tube tunnel
  • ADD: Hospital (Junna, from Standard)
  • CHANGE: Retirement date of the old library
  • CHANGE: Reduce the loading time of coal hopper wagons to 2 minutes
  • CHANGE: Reduce the axle load of the MR 130 "Crampton" class to work with contemporary track.
  • ADD: Multiple working constraints for diesel and electric locomotives
  • CHANGE: Reduce the air resistance for the Concorde
  • ADD: Livery definition for Scotrail
  • FIX: Missing translation text for the compound coastal steamer's mail deck
  • ADD: A new street/stop name
  • ADD: Multiple liveries up to the end of the BR era for all BR Mk. I hauled carriages
  • CHANGE: Improve existing BR Mk. I hauled carriage graphics
  • ADD: Front/rear brake definitions for brake-ended Mk.I carriages
  • FIX: The Leyland T45 Roadtrain's power was so low that it could not pull a full load at a reasonable speed.
  • FIX: Graphical anomalies in the suburban BR Mk. I vehicles
  • FIX: BR Class 123 DMU now more consistent with existing Mk. I vehicles
  • CHANGE: Improve the graphics for the BR Class 104 DMU
  • FIX: Minor graphical errors on the BR Class 128 DMU
  • ADD: BR Class 120 DMU
  • FIX: BR Class 142 can now couple with other BSI equipped DMUs
  • FIX: The earlier form of the British Railways livery appeared long after it expired on the Mk. I TPOs
  • FIX: The Royal Mail (and related) liveries were retired too early
  • ADD: Multiple liveries for the BR Class 419 MLV
  • ADD: "Jaffa cake" livery definition
  • ADD: Dedicated graphics for the BR Class 499 TLV
  • CHANGE: Bring forward the retirement date for teh BR Class 499 TLV
  • FIX: Incorrect bidirectional/can lead at rear settings for the BR Class 419 MLV and 499 TLV (the latter of which had no cabs)
  • CHANGE: Remove rear coupling constraints from the BR Class 419 MLV
  • CHANGE: Do not allow the BR Class 499 TLV to lead a train (it had no cabs)
  • ADD: Multiple liveries and improved graphics for the BR Class 489 GLV
  • FIX: Allow the BR Class 489 GLV to lead from the rear of a train.
  • FIX: The Mk. 2d micro-buffet should have a catering level of 2, not 3.
  • FIX: It was not possible to build end of choose signals underground.
  • FIX: Errant pixels in the Volvo 240 citycar
  • ADD: Fokker F27 200 (Giuseppe)
  • FIX: Some ships' mail holds had not been recalibrated.
  • CHANGE: Enable the propellor aircraft sound for appropriate aircraft.
  • ADD: MR Green livery for the Met. A class
  • FIX: Liverpool Overhead Railway EMU introduced before third rail electrification available
  • FIX: Some road goods vehicles were underpowered
  • FIX: Volvo V70 police car (city car) graphics related errors.
  • FIX: Incorrect coupling constraints for the BR Class 390
  • ADD: Fokker F27 100_300 BritishMidlandAir (Giuseppe)
  • FIX: sound for propellers plane (Giuseppe)
  • CHANGE: Reduce slightly the comfort of the BR Class 170
  • CHANGE: Reduce the comfort of the BR Class 395 "Javelin".
  • ADD: Fokker F27 Post (Royal Mail) (Giuseppe)
  • CHANGE: Add spare electricity generating capacity of 20%.
  • ADD: LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin (Giuseppe)
  • ADD: MR 25 class
  • CHANGE: Improve graphics for MR 115 class
  • ADD: MR open vestibule clerestories
  • ADD: MR 50ft arc roof lavatory carriages and compartment brakes
  • CHANGE: Make the retirement date of the MR 6 wheel non-lavatory carriage later for use in local trains
  • FIX: The SR Isle of Thanet had no payload defined (Philip)
  • ADD: MR 2601 Class
  • ADD: MR 1327 class (and recalibrate the 1738 class to distinguish the two)
  • FIX: Error in the graphics of the MR 27 class in lake livery
  • CHANGE: Recalibrate the tractive effort/power of some MR locomotives.
  • CHANGE: Bring the passenger capacity of the 'bus stop with the post box into line with that of the 'bus stop without the post box, as post boxes do not allow more passengers to wait.
  • FIX: some user-visible typos fixed (Philip)
  • ADD: SR "Lord Nelson" Class (graphics by The Hood)
  • ADD: Multiple liveries for the SR "Schools" class (graphics by The Hood)
  • ADD: Multiple liveries for the SR "West Country" class (graphics by The Hood)
  • ADD: Multiple liveries for the SR "Merchant Navy" class (graphics by The Hood)
  • ADD: BR passenger express blue livery definition (making use of previously unused blue graphics for the LNER A1, A3 and A4 class locomotives) (graphics by The Hood)
  • ADD: Fast freight and milk vans in for the 1860s and 1870s.
  • ADD: MR Clayton 8 wheel mail carriages
  • ADD: New graphics for the MR 6 wheel mail/TPO carriages
  • ADD: New 6 wheel MR clerestory and cove roof brake vans (replacing existing 6 wheel brake vans)
  • FIX: Synchronise retirement dates for the flyboats
  • ADD: Midland dining twinset
  • ADD: Midland Railway 6 wheel clerestory carriages
  • ADD: Some early MR clerestory 48ft carriages
  • ADD: 45ft Midland clerestory full brake
  • ADD: 48ft Midland clerestory mail and TPO carriages
  • ADD: Midland 60ft clerestory carriages
  • ADD: Midland 48ft clerestory corridor carriages
  • ADD: Midland 31ft clerestory corridor brake carriage
  • ADD: Midland 60ft kitchen/diner
  • CHANGE: Increase length parameter for Midland 48ft clerestory carriages
  • ADD: Midland 54ft clerestory corridor carriages
  • ADD: Remaining Midland 54ft clerestory carriages
  • ADD: Midland 65ft dining car
  • CHANGE: Deprecate old non-specific Midland clerestory carriages
  • ADD: Midland 48ft suburban arc roof carriages
  • ADD: Midland 50ft arc roof carriages
  • ADD: Midland 54ft elliptical roof corridor carriages
  • ADD: Midland 57ft eliptical roofed non-corridor carriages
  • CHANGE: Correct graphics and data for the Midland push-pull carriages (these should flank the locomotive and were based on an arc roof design)
  • CHANGE: Increase the comfort of the LMS non-corridor carriages
  • CHANGE: Deprecate/remove the old Midland eliptical roofed corridor carriages
  • ADD: Midland 65ft eliptical roofed dining carriage
  • CHANGE: Allow the MR 1833 Class to be used with the MR push-pull set
  • FIX: Naming anomaly with the MR 156 Class tender (used for lots of locomotives but retained MR 156 Class name)
  • FIX: Incorrect axle load for the MR Class 483 tender
  • CHANGE: Extend the retirement date for the MR 2000 class owing to absence of suitable replacements
  • FIX: Rescale numerous LBSCR locomotives (it seems that many older (pre-1890s) steam locomotives are still too big and will need in the future to be re-scaled)
  • ADD: LBSCR West End (experimental) tank
  • ADD: LBSCR Crystal Palace tank
  • ADD: LBSCR Standard Passenger Engine
  • ADD: LBSCR Victoria Class
  • ADD: LBSCRT 6ft6 single
  • ADD: LBSCR Small Goods Engine
  • ADD: LBSCR Small Single
  • ADD: LBSCR Standard Goods Engine
  • ADD: LBSCR Richmond Class
  • ADD: LBSCR Long Boiler Engines
  • ADD: LBSCR Kemp Town Tank
  • ADD: LBSCR single well tank
  • ADD: LBSCR G Class
  • ADD: LBSCR Croydon Engine
  • ADD: LBSCR Belgravia Class
  • ADD: L&BR Small Tank
  • ADD: Century Building (Sarlock)
  • CHANGE: Rename "woods" to "long goods" as steel is included in this category.
  • CHANGE: Recalibrate price and capacity of goods stations and extensions
  • FIX: Modern newsagent had the same images as the furniture shop (Vladki)
  • ADD: LBSCR B2, B2x, C2, C2x, B4, B4x and D3
  • ADD: LBSCR E6 class
  • CHANGE: Increase maximum speed for the LBSCR E5 class
  • ADD: .dat files for the LBSCR H2 class
  • ADD: .dat file for the LBSCR K class
  • FIX: Incorrect axle weight for the LBSCR H1/H2 class tender
  • ADD: Zeppelin LZ10 (Giuseppe)
  • CHANGE: Synchronise air infrastructure introduction dates, and set the correct introduction date for the Zeppelin LZ10
  • CHANGE: Correct introduction date for trams to August 1860, the year that the Birkenhead tramway was opened.
  • ADD: Multiple types and weights of tram track
  • ADD: Distinction between single/double horse for trams (needs completed graphics)
  • ADD: New tram trailers (awaiting completion of graphics)
  • ADD: Kitson steam tram locomotives (awaiting completion of graphics)
  • DEPRECATED: Old steam tram locomotive
  • CHANGE: Recalibrated the speeds of the private horse carriages based on research by W. Lindley
  • ADD: More steam tram engines: the Kitson Standard 3, the Merryweather Type 1 and Type 2 and the Wilkinson Patent type.
  • CHANGE: Modify 19th century electric trams to the correct scale and accurate historical data
  • ADD: Some Sheffield and London trams
  • ADD: Zeppelin LZ6 (Giuseppe)
  • ADD: Zeppelin LZ10 (mail) (Giuseppe)
  • ADD: Many LCC trams and the Sheffield Rocker Panel tram
  • CHANGE: Improved menu buttons with shortcut key hints
  • ADD: Differentiated depot graphics for different traction types
  • CHANGE: Minor GUI revisions
  • ADD: Multiple liveries for Blackpool trams
  • ADD: "Feltham" type tram
  • ADD: Bombardier Flexity 2 tram (awaiting completed graphics)
  • CHANGE: All depots now have player colour plaques
  • CHANGE: Reduce cost of building boatyards
  • ADD: Some experimental player colours on some depot types (mainly W. Lindley)
  • ADD: Blackpool EE Railcoach
  • FIX: Some incorrect payload for post version of some aircraft (Giuseppe)
  • CHANGE: Reduced speeds of horse 'buses to reasonably accurate historical levels (they were much slower than stage coaches, yet they previously had the same maximum speed)
  • CHANGE: Increase the running cost of stagecoaches concomitantly with the above
  • FIX: Accurate weights for all forms of horse.
  • FIX: Misaligned tram tracks (but they are now not in the centre of the road)
  • ADD: Bombardier Flexity Swift (Kieron, with additional new livery by me)
  • FIX: Second generation trams were too tall
  • FIX: Missing translation text for the MR 2781 tender
  • CHANGE: Remove halftoning on tram depots
  • CHANGE: Improve shortcut keys and visual representations of the same
  • FIX: Incorrect coupling constraints for the 1870s suburban 4-wheeler fromt brake
  • CHANGE: Make the LBSCR D1's retirement date after the introduction date of the LBSCR D3 to ensure continuity of LBSCR suburban locomotives
  • ADD: BR Class 501 (Junna)
  • ADD: BR blue livery for the BR Class 307 EMU (Junna)
  • ADD: BR Class 312 (Junna)
  • CHANGE: Increase the maximum axle load for the MacAdam road to allow it to be used with traction engines
  • ADD: BR Class 202 (Junna)
  • FIX: The passenger capacity of the BR Class 123's buffet was too high
  • ADD: BR Class 210 (Junna)
  • ADD: BR Class 33 (Junna)
  • ADD: LNER Tyneside units (Junna)
  • FIX: Some buttons would appear at half size on the 112.5-merge branch.
  • FIX: Correct tractive effort for many road vehicles for which it was formerly too low by virtue of not having been specified at all
  • CHANGE: Reduce the maximum_intransit_percentage to adjust for the new way of calculating this number in 11.16
  • ADD: Dennis Dart (9.5m) (FS1819)
  • CHANGE: Update the graphics for the Volvo Olympian
  • CHANGE: Reduce the running cost for the pack horse
  • CHANGE: Ensure settings compatibility with the 11.x branch whilst marking settings that need to be changed/removed for the 12.x branch
  • CHANGE: Increase the station coverage radius to 16
  • CHANGE: Reduce the rates at which towns grow
  • CHANGE: Remove redundant comments in simuconf.tab
  • CHANGE: Reduce the direction steps for trams
  • CHANGE: Update the pakset URL
  • CHANGE: Increase the city isolation factor
  • CHANGE: Reduce the walking speed to take account of the fact that most walking routes are not straight
The following features are supported by this release of Pak128.Britain-Ex:
  • Comfort
  • Loading times (including minimum and maximum loading times)
  • Catering
  • Upgrading
  • Way constraints
  • Reversing
  • Air resistance values
  • Tilting trains
  • Overcrowding
  • Industry obsolescence
  • Industry upgrading
  • Weight limits
  • Tractive effort
  • Traction types in depots
  • Liveries
  • Axle loads
  • Rolling resistance
  • Braking physics
  • New acceleration physics
  • Aircraft maximum runway lengths
  • Airport control towers
  • Fare staging
Any feedback on this pakset variant (especially relating to the gameplay balance) would be very much welcome. This topic is locked, as it is intended to serve as an announcement: please post bug reports and feedback/suggestions in separate threads, one for each bug/topic. Thanks to all those who have helped to test Pak128.Britain-Ex so far - happy playing!
« Last Edit: February 14, 2017, 12:59:35 AM by jamespetts »