Started by Matthew, February 26, 2023, 09:46:32 AM
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Quote from: jamespetts on February 26, 2023, 10:13:53 PMThank you for your work on this. I am a little unclear as to what this is intended to achieve that cannot be achieved by the siding, which has zero capacity.
QuoteI would tend to suggest against an object in the game (a water tower) having a very different function in the game to what that object had in reality, as this is likely to be very confusing for players and undermine the economic realism intended.
QuoteMay I suggest that this be an add-on?
Quote from: jamespetts on March 05, 2023, 12:28:12 PMCan you elaborate a little on why you think that this is necessary?
Quote from: jamespetts on March 05, 2023, 12:28:12 PMlooks untidy, as well as breaking immersion with the appearance of a railway created in the game.
Quote from: jamespetts on March 11, 2023, 01:11:25 PMThank you for that. I should note that already present in the code for the 15.x version is a feature that allows players to set a maximum speed for a consist for each destination on its schedule, which should prevent (e.g.) trains from reaching their destinations sooner than anticipated in this way. If we really do want to set non-loading timing points even though the speed limiting feature is coming,
Quotewhat I would suggest is something very similar to the existing siding graphic, but perhaps even subtler, possibly with some alpha transparency, so that players can see clearly enough where these are located, but they will not look like out of place objects cluttering the game world. Water towers in reality would not be placed in the middle of nowhere, but, rather, at depots and in stations. One might simply modify the existing siding graphic by changing the hue/saturation/luminance/alpha rather than creating a totally new graphic.
Quote from: Matthew on March 30, 2023, 07:42:54 AMMaximum speeds per journey leg would certainly be a useful new feature. However, as development on the consist feature has been underway for six years and is currently paused (for a very sensible reason), I think that there is still likely to be a period of time when timing points are useful.