Started by wlindley, February 15, 2010, 02:02:02 PM
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Quote from: VS on June 20, 2010, 08:25:21 PMRaven gave me carte blanche...
QuoteWhite dashed lines indicate something completely different on US roads
Quote from: sdog on July 02, 2010, 10:03:27 PMWhat is different with the lines in the US? (besides being yellow). I thought they mean the same as in the rest of the world, the middle of the road. They must not be crossed when they are solid lines.
Otherwise, a double yellow line is always used to separate lanes of opposite travel.
Quote from: sdog on July 03, 2010, 12:13:31 AMWhat line is in the middle of a normal bidirectional road with one lane in each direction outside of built-up areas? The ones found between small towns or villages
Quote from: jamespetts on July 03, 2010, 09:19:40 PMPresumably you're not starting the timeline in 1900? Railways were already quite mature by then...
Quote from: wlindley on July 05, 2010, 01:59:25 PMHow about a high-speed road, with white dashed lines, and a high maintenance cost, (and ideally available as an elevated way) which can be used to build expressways starting around 1960? Two of these would look like a superhighway even if Simutrans does not yet fully have the concept of both lanes going in the same direction.
Quote from: sdog on July 05, 2010, 11:20:13 PMi don't want to be overcritical, but on the diagonal part is a very visible zig zag pattern, due to not very well tile-able noise. Perhaps you can match the different tiles a bit better? The texture of the straight parts is pretty good however. It has not only noise, but also a slight stripy structure, orthogonal to the direction of the road. The structure is also very well tilable, no tile borders are noticeable at all.
Quote from: Isaac.Eiland-Hall on July 06, 2010, 12:46:59 AM150kmh? That's around 93mph.The highest speed limit in the United States is on part of I-10 and I-20 in far West Texas, where it's 80mph (128km): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_limits_in_the_United_StatesAnd from 1973-1995, the national speed limit was 55mph.
QuoteI attempted to correct it, as well as the other diagonal sections;
Quote from: Isaac.Eiland-Hall on July 07, 2010, 09:30:28 PMhttp://files.[ simutrans [dot] us (site down, do not visit) ]/ exists precisely for this purpose. I didn't write it - it's intended for paid usage, but it's free - you don't even have to log in, just poke around on the menu on the right
QuotePrior to that  the only road available is dirt with cobblestone in the cities.
Quote from: sdog on July 07, 2010, 10:57:29 PMDid you have macadam roads in the past in the US? They could be a good fill in inbetween, for slow speeds up to 40 km/h (don't know whats that in US trivial units). Since they could support rather hight weights, they could still be interesting for large bulk carriers (Like the huge mining dump truck in pak128).:wq
Quote from: Isaac.Eiland-Hall on July 08, 2010, 01:40:10 AMI don't know if it's coincidence or not, but I'm getting assertion errors when I use these roads.
Quote from: checksumdigit on July 08, 2010, 03:30:01 PMWell It may be too late but I have been working on a road way also. It's not totally done yet, but I went in a different direction with mine. Not really certain which period it fits with but it has both dashed and straight lines (for corners). I suppose it would be more modern era, perhaps post 50's? I got into a little more detail with mine though and added road blocks on dead-end roads as well as stop signs at intersections. If you think it's something worthy of being included in 128 USA let me know and I can touch it up a little more. At any rate, this is my first road pak so it was a good learning experience.I was thinking about taking the roads in a different direction by varying the widths of the roads. Typically the rural roads are more narrow and highways wider to accommodate higher speeds. This road was simply the standard width but I can try different sizes if there is interest. I also have a question on one of the Dat attributes for roads. I notice there is a max_weight setting, is this respected by vehicles? Does this mean a vehicle finding a way will not travel on roads that have a maximum_weight less than the vehicles weight? if so that excites me very much as I know we have roads restricted by vehicle weight in my part of the country. I'm guessing the value is in Tons?If we are good on roads, I'll start playing with bridges.