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[New release] Pak128.Britain-Ex 0.7.1

Started by jamespetts, December 19, 2010, 02:26:46 PM

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A revised version of the preview and testing version of the Simutrans-Experimental version of Pak128.Britain is now available: download it here. This is a complete pakset and should be installed in its own directory. It is only compatible with Simutrans-Experimental (version 8.0 and higher) - the normal Pak128.Britain should be used with Simutrans-Standard.

This is a preliminary version meant for testing and evaluation, although it should balance better with Simutrans-Experimental than the standard Pak128.Britain. This is a minor bugfix release to deal with some of the issues identified in 0.7 (particularly the tunnels having a maximum weight of 0t), and also to add the catenary removal tools, which are very useful. Here is a full list of changes since 0.7 (a list of changes from 0.6 to 0.7 can be seen here):

CHANGE: Increase the retirement age of the coaching stable.
ADD: English translations for the Volvo 240 estate city car
CHANGE: Allow the GWR Autocoach to run in multiple.
ADD: Electrification removal tool (SDog)
REVERT: Set trolleybus catenary to be introduced in May 1931, the same date as the first trolleybus.
CHANGE: Class 153 can now be upgraded to/from a trolley service
CHANGE: Restore outside.dat, and add version information.
ADD: Stand in buttons for steel rail bridges, yet todo (SDog)
CHANGE: Recalibrate distribution of attractions.
CHANGE: Alter the cost of the Humber Keel
CHANGE: Minor changes to running costs of some road vehicles
CHANGE: Tile border colour is now purple
ADD: Remove electrification options
ADD: Graphics for the BR Standard 5MT
FIX: BR Standard 5MT was not compatible with its tender
CHANGE: Put introduction date of the car carrying wagon back to 1910
CHANGE: City roads can no longer be built by ordinary players
FIX: The masonary road bridge with the unmetalled surface now has the correct graphics
ADD: Missing graphic for the BR Standard 5MT
CHANGE: Reduced starting capital to 250,000c

The following features are supported by this release of Pak128.Britain-Ex:

  • Comfort
  • Loading times
  • Catering
  • Upgrading
  • Way constraints
  • Reversing
  • Air resistance values
  • Tilting trains
  • Overcrowding (now complete)
  • Industry obsolescence
  • Industry upgrading
  • Weight limits
  • Tractive effort
  • Traction types in depots

See here for a more detailed description of the work outstanding and so far completed, and also for information on how to get involved in contributing to the project and obtaining the sources.

Any feedback on this pakset variant (especially relating to the gameplay balance) would be very much welcome. This topic is locked, as it is intended to serve as an announcement: please post bug reports and feedback/suggestions in separate threads, one for each bug/topic.
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