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Offline Ves

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New help texts for the signallin system
« on: December 27, 2019, 07:08:06 PM »
Hi all, and a Merry christmas to all of you!

I have almost completely rewritten the ingame help texts for the signalling system, making it much more elaborate and added alot of more pages:

signals_overview - Introduction to the signalling system of Simutrans Extended, with small notes on some key features.
signals_help.txt - A FAQ page.
signals_tips.txt - This "Top tips" page contains usefull tips, for instance a "working method upgrade path".
signals_working_methods.txt - Overview page with list of all working methods in the game.

And then a page for each working method with detailed descriptions:
signals_wm_drive_by_sight.txt
signals_wm_one_train_staff.txt
signals_wm_time_interval.txt
signals_wm_time_interval_with_telegraph.txt
signals_wm_token_block.txt
signals_wm_absolute_block.txt
signals_wm_track_circuit_block.txt
signals_wm_cab_signalling.txt
signals_wm_moving_block.txt


All the working method pages mostly come around these topics:
* Main description
* How it works
* Types of signals
* Best uses
* Pittfalls

... where some working methods are fleshed a bit more out than others, due to their complexity, similarities etc.
The help section, and especially the "Top Tip" section could use some more entries from people having useful tips!

You can find the new help texts here:
https://github.com/VictorErik/Simutrans-Experimental-Ves/tree/help-text

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Re: New help texts for the signallin system
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2019, 08:39:37 PM »
Excellent, thank you very much! Now incorporated.

Merry Christmas!

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Re: New help texts for the signallin system
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2019, 01:05:16 AM »
Thank you very much - Ves.

I think it's better to update Simutranslator.
The English text is often up to date with the James repositories, but the Simutranslator remains old.
Due to that inconsistency, some old text update requests have been posted.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2019, 01:17:12 AM by Ranran »

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Re: New help texts for the signallin system
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2019, 01:28:04 AM »
Ranran makes a good point; Ves - do you have access to Simutranslator?

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Re: New help texts for the signallin system
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2019, 07:49:19 PM »
Yes, I have acces to the simutranslator, although I need to remember how to use it...

But before I do that, would you mind to read through the pages to see if I have gravely misunderstod anything?

Also, I would like to invite anyone having great tips or some other FAQ questions to post them, so they could be integrated into the help texts!