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Offline Vladki

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cattle farm winter image
« on: July 13, 2020, 10:17:45 PM »
Hello,

I have noticed that in winter some cattle farm fields appear completely empty. It is quite confusing when you cannot build road over them.
Also some non-snow cattle pastures appear almost empty.

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Re: cattle farm winter image
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2020, 11:00:52 PM »
This is intended as the cattle would be clustered together eating hay rather than grazing in the fields, as grass does not grow in winter. Unfortunately, there is no algorithm for fencing only the outside of fields so as to allow the extent of the cattle farm to be represented visually.

Perhaps we need cow pat graphics...?

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Re: cattle farm winter image
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2020, 10:41:25 PM »
Perhaps some feeding troughs and the odd shelter or barn?

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Re: cattle farm winter image
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2020, 02:08:08 AM »
Could we build fences around the outer fields to let us know that there is a field there? That would of course solve the issue of fencing as well.

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Re: cattle farm winter image
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2020, 12:38:59 PM »
Perhaps we need cow pat graphics...?
Something would be very useful. I found the even the summer image is sometimes empty, and that is very confusing when building roads to the farm. For example - stephenson-siemens (649,709) - (651,707)

EDIT: march turned into april and cows were allowed on the empty fields...

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Re: cattle farm winter image
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2020, 11:30:24 AM »
Could we build fences around the outer fields to let us know that there is a field there? That would of course solve the issue of fencing as well.

The trouble with this is that we would need new code to demarcate the "outer" fields, and then more new code to have distinct images for "inner" and "outer" fields, and that would be a very major project. If somebody would like to do it, that would be splendid, but it is not a priority at present.

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Re: cattle farm winter image
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2020, 02:31:30 PM »
Oh, in Pak128 German, you have the ability to use walls while the French made fence addons so I was thinking of something along those lines, not specifically code. I agree, I wont attempt it. I need to focus on my Pakset.

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Re: cattle farm winter image
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2020, 04:25:24 PM »
One, admittedly crude, solution would be to place a translucent plane over the tile, like a filter, so that the field was always a slightly different colour to the terrain. Otherwise, I like wlindley's idea of placing the odd barn, rusty tractor or other detritus that is common on farms. As it happens, the ground around the winter trough is far too clean, could certainly do with a few cowpats there!

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Re: cattle farm winter image
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2020, 04:55:06 PM »
We can add more water troughs, or maybe hay barrels or perhaps a lone cow. In my family we call this cow Steve and he's alone because he's the smelly one and no other cow want's to be around him.