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[New release] Pak128.Britain-Ex 0.8.1
« on: September 18, 2011, 12:43:45 AM »
A new version of Pak128.Britain-Ex is available to-day: 0.8.1. Download the pakset here, or alternatively, get a complete package with Pak128.Britain-Ex 0.8.1 and the latest Simutrans-Experimental (Windows only) here.

This is a version of Pak128.Britain adapted to work with Simutrans-Experimental. It does not work with Simutrans-Standard. See here for more information on the Standard Pak128.Britain. Note that this pakset is only compatible with Simutrans-Experimental 10.0 and later.

Although this is a largely complete and working pakset, there are a number of areas that are not finished, including an incomplete set of passenger boats/ships, an incomplete (although happily growing, thanks to Giuseppe) set of aircraft, missing bridge graphics (steel/concrete/suspension bridges use graphics of other types of bridges), an incomplete set of narrow gauge vehicles, ways and buildings, and incomplete support for the (cosmetic) liveries feature. Additionally, the price balancing is currently somewhat approximate, and is awaiting detailed refinement, which is likely to be a substantial task (and is likely to require further refinement of the Experimental code to balance properly). Nonetheless, the pakset is eminently playable in its current state, and has been refined by several years of playing and testing, including, more recently, online playing.

We (I and the maintainers of the Standard version of this pakset) always welcome contributions of artwork, research, etc.: see here for more information on contributing graphics to Pak128.Britain (including Pak128.Britain-Ex).

This version includes some substantial updates from 0.8, including support for the liveries feature, snow graphics for most industries (from Standard), a large number of new pre-grouping steam locomotives, and full support for the minimum/maximum loading times feature introduced in Simutrans-Experimental 10.0. A full list of changes from 0.8 follows:

Changes
  • FIX: Maudslay van underpowered
  • FIX: S-Type 'bus underpowered
  • VERSION: Increment version to 0.8.1
  • FIX: Coupling constraints on the SR Augmentation trailer
  • FIX: Correct speed limit for the APT
  • ADD: BR Class 24
  • CHANGE: Retirement date for the BR Class 25
  • CHANGE: Retirement date for the BR Class 39
  • FIX: Incorrect price for the BR Class 35
  • FIX: BR Class 52
  • CHANGE: Retirement date for the BR Class 58
  • ADD: Support for livery schemes in simuconf.tab
  • CHANGE: Class 50 now with two liveries
  • ADD: Translations for livery schemes
  • CHANGE: New format for livery schemes represented in simuconf.tab
  • ADD: Green livery for Class 47
  • ADD: Multiple liveries for the BR Classes 24 and 25
  • ADD: BR Large Logo livery for the Class 47
  • ADD: BR Green livery for the BR Class 31
  • ADD: BR Blue livery for the BR Class 71
  • CHANGE: Revised German translation
  • CHANGE: Oil refineries produce more fuel oil in proportion to petrol
  • CHANGE: City road maximum weight increase from 41t to 45t.
  • FIX: Reduce running cost of the Hackney Carriage to be more comparable with similar vehicles
  • FIX: Add tractive efforts for the traction engines
  • CHANGE: Reduce passenger factor to 15
  • FIX: Add tractive effort to the BR Class 121 DMU
  • ADD: Liveries for the BR classes 35, 40, 52 and 55
  • FIX: HSTs did not reverse properly
  • ADD: Snow images for the early brick viaduct
  • CHANGE: Set default start date to 1825 instead of 1830
  • CHANGE: Updated name of the LMS 4F to reflect its MR name
  • CHANGE: Put the production date of the LMS 4F back to 1941 (when the last of the class were produced)
  • CHANGE: Increased the speed of all post 1855 fitted wagons from 50 to 56km/h
  • CHANGE: Increase the payloads of the cooled goods and piece goods horse wagons.
  • ADD: BR Large Logo livery for the Class 37
  • FIX: Path to images for the brick viaduct.
  • CHANGE: Increase the weight limits for the wooden road bridges.
  • ADD: BR Green livery for the Class 37
  • ADD: BR Blue livery for the Class 20
  • ADD: BR Green livery for the Bulleid 1-Co-Co-1 diesel.
  • CHANGE: Added correct tractive effort for the LBSCR B1 class
  • ADD: Graphics for MR liveried early 4-wheeled carriages
  • ADD: LBSCR C1 class
  • ADD: Planet Goods locomotive
  • ADD: LMR Bird class
  • ADD: LNWR Crewe-type locomotive
  • ADD: LNWR Sharp tank locomotive
  • ADD: LNWR Sharp goods locomotive
  • ADD: LNWR side tank
  • ADD: Midland 480 class
  • ADD: LNWR McConnell side tank
  • ADD: LNWR black livery for the Bloomer
  • ADD: LNWR black livery for the DX Goods
  • ADD: LNWR black livery for the Problem class
  • ADD: Midland 133 class
  • ADD: Graphics for the LMS livery for the LNWR A class
  • ADD: LNWR B class
  • ADD: LNWR G1 class
  • ADD: Midland 800 class
  • ADD: Midland 700 class
  • ADD: LBSCR C class
  • ADD: Umber livery for the LBSCR B1 class
  • ADD: LMS livery for the LNWR Jumbo class
  • ADD: LNWR 17in coal engine
  • ADD: LNWR 18in goods engine ("Cauliflower" class)
  • ADD: LNWR 0-6-2T "Coal tank"
  • ADD: Midland 1738 class
  • ADD: Midland 1357 class
  • ADD: Midland 1377 class
  • ADD:LMS black livery for the LMS Fowler 3F
  • ADD: BR black livery for the LMS Fowler 3F
  • ADD: LNWR "Mansion House Tank"
  • ADD: LBSCR D2 class
  • ADD: LMS livery for the LNWR "Prince of Wales" class
  • ADD: LNWR George V class
  • ADD: LNWR Whale Precursor class
  • ADD: LNWR Claughton class
  • ADD: LNWR Precursor tank class
  • ADD: LNWR "Prince of Wales" tank class
  • CHANGE: Corrected the physics for the Jenny Lind based on data from Ahrons
  • CHANGE: Corrected the physics for the LMR Lion
  • CHANGE: Corrected the physics for the LMR Planetee based on data from Ahrons
  • CHANGE: Corrected the physics for the LMR Planet based on data from Ahrons
  • CHANGE: Corrected the physics for the LMR Rocket based on data from a very old railway magazine found inside a second-hand copy of Ahrons
  • CHANGE: Corrected the physics for the LNWR Bloomer based on data from Ahrons
  • CHANGE: Corrected the physics for the SDR Derwent based on data from Ahrons
  • CHANGE: Corrected the physics for the SDR Locomotion based on data from Ahrons
  • ADD: LNWR black livery for the Bloomer
  • ADD: Parcel coach (road, horse-drawn)
  • CHANGE: Replace later type mail cart with a newer, higher capacity type with new graphics.
  • CHANGE: Increase the capacity of the mail bicycle.
  • CHANGE: Reduce factory spacing from 48 to 12
  • CHANGE: Add comment to simuconf.tab relating to the factory spacing setting
  • CHANGE: Updated the physics for the SDR 1001 class based on data from Ahrons
  • CHANGE: Updated the physics for the MR 156 class based on data from Ahrons
  • CHANGE: Updated the physics for the LNWR Problem class based on data from Ahrons
  • ADD: Midland livery for the early 4-wheel coaches
  • CHANGE: The LMR Lion now retires earlier and costs more to run.
  • CHANGE: Increase the weight limit of the wrought iron track from 25t to 27t to accommodate contemporary locomotives.
  • CHANGE: Increase bits per month to 20
  • CHANGE: Correct weight and tractive effort of the LBSCR D1
  • CHANGE: Correct the power of the LMR Planet Goods
  • ADD: LMS and BR liveries for the LMS Jinty, MR 2441 class and MR 1632 class
  • ADD: LMS livery for the LNWR A class
  • CHANGE: Bring forward retirement date for the MR 156 class to match introduction of the MR 1738 class
  • FIX: Match Leyland National retirement date to the Leyland Lynx introduction date.
  • CHANGE: Increase the renovation percentage
  • CHANGE: Replace ( and ) with { and } for moving up and down through the sliced underground view to avoid a clash with the build industry dialogue bound to (
  • CHANGE: Slightly increase the rate at which towns grow
  • FIX: Incorrect translation for the Volvo Olympian 'bus
  • FIX: Add length parameter for the LMS 4FFIX: Correct power and weight for the LYR Class 25, and also increase the cost
  • CHANGE: Reduced the power and speed of the GWR 517 class
  • CHANGE: Walking between stations enabled by default
  • CHANGE: Increase the tractive effort of the BR Class 304
  • FIX: The LMS Garrett appeared in depots of the wrong traction type
  • CHANGE: Reduce the power of the LMS Garrett to reasonable levels
  • CHANGE: Synchronise names of certain buildings with those in the Standard version.
  • ADD: Workshop (Archon)
  • ADD: Snow graphics for many industries (The Hood)
  • CHANGE: Add simuconf.tab setting for tile height
  • FIX: Numerous way graphics issues (AEO)
  • CHANGE: Improved tarmac road graphic (AEO)
  • CHANGE: Update documentation for date format.
  • CHANGE: Rationalise names of Mk. 2 vehicles
  • CHANGE: Recalibrate comfort of BR Mk. 1, BR Mk. 2 and LNER teak bodied stock
  • FIX: Incorrect introduction date for BR Mk. II carriages.
  • ADD: BR blue livery for the suburban Mk. 1s
  • ADD: Maroon variant for the BR Mk. 1 GUV
  • CHANGE: Replace the BR blue Mk. 1 BFK graphic with a BSK graphic
  • CHANGE: Remove the "previous" constraints from BR Mk. 1 mail vehicles
  • ADD: Maroon livery variant for the early BR Mk. 2s.
  • CHANGE: Improve the accuracy of the BR Mk. 2 windows
  • FIX: Power and weight of the Airbus A320 series (Giuseppe)
  • CHANGE: Recalibrated catering distances and increased catering revenues
  • CHANGE: Set the display of time by default to the new system
  • FIX: Royal Mail livery scheme definitions
  • ADD: Inter-City livery scheme definition
  • FIX: Brewery accepted wood chip instead of planks
  • CHANGE: Correct introduction date of the BR Class 73, and make the Class 71 retire earlier in consequence
  • ADD: Multiple liveries for the BR Class 73
  • CHANGE: Correct mph-kmh conversions for 110mph (177km/h is closer than 175km/h)
  • ADD: Dedicated graphics for the BR Mk. 1 BSO
  • ADD: BR corporate livery for the Mk. 2Ds
  • ADD: BR Mk. 2D BSO
  • ADD: BR Mk. 2D TSOT
  • CHANGE: Improved graphic for the BR Mk. 2D RFB
  • CHANGE: Increase the maximum speed for the BR Mk. 3 DVT to 200km/h
  • FIX: Roof shading for the green livery of the Bulleid 1Co-Co1
  • FIX: Retirement date for the LMS Coronation TO carriage
  • ADD: Multiple livery varients for the LNER EM1
  • ADD: Multiple livery varients for the LNER EM2
  • FIX: Coupling constraints for the MR push-pull set
  • ADD: Livery varients for the BR Class 43 (The Hood)
  • REVERT: The Class 43 "Intercity 125" power car reverts to its locomotive class numbering, not the multiple unit class numbering of 253
  • ADD: Livery variants for the BR Class 90 (The Hood)
  • ADD: Livery variants for the BR Class 91 (The Hood)
  • ADD: Livery variants for the LNER A1 class (The Hood)
  • ADD: Livery variants for the LNER A3 class (The Hood)
  • ADD: Livery variants for the LNER A4 class (The Hood)
  • ADD: Livery variants for the LNER express carriages (The Hood)
  • CODE: Rationalise BR Mk. 3 names
  • ADD: Enhanced livery graphics for the BR Mk. 3 buffets to distinguish between the TRFB and TRB types
  • CHANGE: Update LNER livery names
  • FIX: Incorrect retirement date for the LNER Coronation carriages
  • FIX: Incorrect introduction date for the LNER "bever-tail" observation car
  • FIX: Incorrect maximum speed for the 1835 era food wagon
  • ADD: Multiple livery variants for the BR Mk. III (graphics originally by The Hood, buffet cars adapted by jamespetts)
  • ADD: Livery varients for the BR Mk. 4s (The Hood)
  • ADD: BR Blue livery for the class 86
  • ADD: Basic narrow gauge (The Hood)
  • FIX: DC Catenary image
  • CHANGE: Various matters to integrate the narrow gauge more fully with Experimental
  • CHANGE: Increase purchase cost for the GWR 517 class
  • FIX: Double Fairlie locomotive tractive effort now uses correct value.
  • CHANGE: Reduce the level for the narrow gauge horse depot from 6 to 1
  • CHANGE: Add the bidirectional parameter to the Ffestiniog Railway carriages
  • FIX: The introduction date for the RCH tanker wagon did not match the introduction date of oil refineries.
  • ADD: Dual loading times in seconds for all vehicles
  • CODE: Remove all "comfort=0" definitions (which are redundant)
  • ADD: Many industry snow graphics (The Hood)
  • ADD: Tower blocks (Archon)
  • ADD: Old shops (Archon)
  • CHANGE: Add new non-town stop names and re-arrange existing such names.
  • ADD: Translation texts in English for livery schemes
  • FIX: Error with coupling constraints on LSWR/SR gangwayed carriages.
  • CHANGE: Appropriate prices, running costs and loading times for steamships
  • FIX: Add missing translation texts for the mail addons for boats.
  • ADD: New location icon (from Standard/Pak64)
  • CHANGE: Rationalise the chances for various city buildings and tourist attractions
  • CHANGE: Increase the introduction dates for the tower blocks.


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

  • Comfort
  • Loading times (New - including minimum and maximum 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
  • Liveries (New)

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. Thanks to all those who have helped to test Pak128.Britain-Ex so far - happy playing!
« Last Edit: October 10, 2011, 10:11:51 PM by jamespetts »
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