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Offline Václav

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Strange alignment of MV Balmoral
« on: August 26, 2011, 06:38:03 PM »
I know that alignment of ships is very difficult - but MV Balmoral needs correction of it.

In some directions it is aligned like road vehicles - and in other it is aligned to center. It is very strange and quite incomprehensible (?confusing).

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Re: Strange alignment of MV Balmoral
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2011, 09:44:07 PM »
It should be always aligned to center. The only strange position I can see is the south view, which I'm already fixing and testing. If you still can see any view with a bad alignment, I would thank a lot a screenshot with the grid enabled to see what's going on.
Anyway, thanks for your reporting, Vaclav :)

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Re: Strange alignment of MV Balmoral
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2011, 07:28:51 AM »
Screenshots will be done and published as soon as possible.

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Re: Strange alignment of MV Balmoral
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2011, 08:52:14 AM »
The wrong direction I saw should be fixed now since v526. I'll wait for your confirmation anyway, thank you.

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Strange alignment of Patagonia
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 09:27:32 AM »
Yes. Alignment for MV Balmoral is right. Anyway I called it if it was not right. And with quite long time delay I found that Patagonia has that side alignment too - in both base directions, it means west/east and in north/south.

And below question for alignment of Patagonia I have question that could be split off to common development board: What alignment of ships is default - and isn't time for general  change of alignment for these vehicles? Because it is quite strange that some ships have been aligned to side - and some to center of tile.

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Re: Strange alignment of MV Balmoral
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 09:58:38 AM »
All of them should be aligned to the center of the tile. I'll take a look to the Patagonia later on.
I'll also look over all the ships, maybe I spot more buggy ones like these two then... thanks Vaclav.

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Re: Strange alignment of MV Balmoral
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012, 11:36:53 AM »
The smaller ones (barges) are aligned to side, so that they can pass in a canal. Please keep that...

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Re: Strange alignment of MV Balmoral
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2012, 11:57:59 AM »
And why not aligning them all to the side? Also if they happened to share the same tile in different directions in open seas they would look better aligned at sides.

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Re: Strange alignment of MV Balmoral
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2012, 01:14:37 PM »
Would the apparent width allow that?

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Re: Strange alignment of MV Balmoral
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2012, 06:58:22 PM »
Well, it would look really odd in a canal or in he coastal tiles, where it would invade the neighbor tile (land!!). No effect on oceans, and I guess it's possible as long as the "fictional" tile where those ships are centered is a 250 pixel tile; if makeobj doesn't complain about it, there should be no problem.

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Re: Strange alignment of MV Balmoral
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2012, 07:14:00 PM »
IMO the heavy ships should be made unable to enter canals (at least the basic ones)...

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Re: Strange alignment of MV Balmoral
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2012, 07:38:09 PM »
IMO the heavy ships should be made unable to enter canals (at least the basic ones)...
AFAIK that happens only in experimental (way max weight), doesn't it? And I can't think of any other way to make that happen :(

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Re: Strange alignment of MV Balmoral
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2012, 08:19:27 PM »
Also there should be canals wide enough to allow ocean liner (e.g. The canal linking the Danube to the Black Sea, Panama Canal, Suez Canal) whereas other should allow only barges. Implementing weight limits in standard was considered, but never enacted. Conversely, barges should be limited to canals, rivers and shallow seas.

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Re: Strange alignment of MV Balmoral
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2012, 10:14:22 AM »
IMO the heavy ships should be made unable to enter canals (at least the basic ones)...
May it be - but this way means making many other ships that could enter to canal. And what is more important, you may improve land (if it is one tile upon water level - else it is nonsense) to prepare canal of the same width - as classical (built) canal has.