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iorso

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Diorama
« on: December 04, 2008, 03:03:13 PM »
I'm writing to propose Simutrans for another purpose also.
It could be useful for drawing train dioramas.
To have an idea of train dioramas you could visit: http://www.wintrack.de
Simutrans could be better of "wintrack" because it can show also the motion of the trains.
Could you make some little tweaks in Simutrans and let me use it as a CAD for dioramas?
Just few changes:
1) remove or ignore the game-mode (AI multiplayer, money/bankrupt, time...)
2) allow the user to draw (create) the cities, insert or delete building and/or factories...
That's all and you will have a perfet diorama cad!

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Re: Diorama
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008, 03:22:17 PM »
Both are already in!

With freeplay or beginner mode, money and bankrupcy can be ignored. And when you switch to public player (symbolizing government), you can build landscape elements.

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Re: Diorama
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2008, 03:57:29 PM »
The problem is than simutrans in not in real 3D, is only isometric, it no seem to change.

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Re: Diorama
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2008, 04:32:04 PM »
IMHO, that's not as important as it seems. Would be a good point to have a clear view of possible technical details, but If you just need a general view of the Diorama, Simutrans is not a bad choice. You can add as many addons as you wish, change textures, use different sizes to add more detail,etc.. so in terms of graphics, it's completly customizable to your needs.

Do you have in mind building any Diorama, iorso?

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Re: Diorama
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2008, 07:58:48 AM »
I'm not going to built a diorama yet... (I have few space in my apartment).
So Simutrans could be a good alternative for my dreams....
Thanks

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Re: Diorama
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2008, 09:10:35 AM »
Jeje...another frustrated fan of models that joins to our community. You're not alone... ;)