Started by Vladki, February 28, 2019, 08:21:25 PM
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QuoteThe other day I got inspired to do a proper platform, with big round roof and roof windows.Google image search: https://www.google.com/search?biw=1804&bih=893&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=ViR4XJv-L6qtrgSHlZaADg&q=malm%C3%B6+centralstation+banhall&oq=malm%C3%B6+centralstation+banhall&gs_l=img.3...97385.98516..98709...0.0..1.235.735.7j0j1......1....1..gws-wiz-img.......0i30j0i5i30j0i24.kjY8d6dc2Qw#imgrc=IKHyrSzs2e8mDM:The google link above goes to a picture search with lots of hits for Malmö Centralstation, a station which have these iconic arches above the platforms.While drawing, I first reallized that I could not make stops with more than 1 "height", and the structure is so big that it doesnt fit into one 128*128 square. It was only a problem for the graphics with the platform on the lower side of the track, but I came around it by defining the topmost part "backimage", while the rest is "frontimage". Anyway, here is a picture of the painted platform:To show the vehicles inside the station, I for fun replaced the lower platform building with just a normal platform:Although I think it looks surprisingly good, I think it would be a shame to hardcode the platform this way..Then i ran into an issue:On the real station the platforms extend beyond the covered platform. When you try to do that with my platform this is the result:The end cap on the buildings will not be displayed.Unfortunately it wont be possible to paint the end cap on to each segment, as that would be visible through the roof windows. I would love a datfile parameter that forces the platform to use the end cap when it is in the end of similar platform, but that is probably not going to happen.I could make an extra platform object that always paints endcaps but that would clutter the toolbar too much I think. Any ideas?
Quote from: Vladki on February 28, 2019, 09:44:29 PMIt can be even just the glass wall, and roof free platform, but that would look funny if you build only 2-tiles long platform
Quote from: Ves on March 04, 2019, 05:56:52 PMI seem to remember some clever method made by someone in pak128 or the comic pakset I believe, where in the sliced view the roof would disappear. However, I dont understand how that was done, and I cant find the thread it was described in.Just for confirmation from whoever would know: Is it possible to build stops with a height of more than 1?