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Offline Carl

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Re: Balkans & South East Europe rail network
« Reply #35 on: April 06, 2016, 09:25:18 PM »
Glad you like it - very kind of you to say! :)

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[VIDEO] Budapest to Vienna - Balkans & South East Europe rail network
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2016, 05:00:19 PM »
Click below to watch:
Budapest to Vienna - first video of the Balkans/SE Europe map

Here's a new video for the first time in almost two years. This time it covers the Balkans/SE Europe map, taking a trip from Budapest to Vienna. I talk about the map as a whole and what it aims to do. Hope you enjoy - keen to hear any comments!

Here are a couple of screenshots from the video:

Farmland and wind turbines near the Austria/Hungary border


Komárom and surrounds

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Re: Balkans & South East Europe rail network
« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2016, 03:59:03 PM »
Great work getting another video out!

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[Update] Balkans & South East Europe rail network
« Reply #38 on: March 01, 2017, 06:35:15 PM »
I've just returned from locations in the westernmost part of this map (Maribor and Ptuj in Slovenia - some rail-related pictures here, if you're interested). So I thought I would spend a bit of time on the map and re-upload the savegame. I've updated some rail and bus routes in Austria and Slovenia. The first trains into Albania have also been added since my last upload.

Here's the savegame and pak folder
. As with the GB map, this is currently only suitable for legacy Simutrans Experimental builds rather than the new Extended builds.

Quick screenshot of Maribor:



One more thing - I was surprised to find that the trains 'drive' on the left in Slovenia. I was under the impression that they 'drove' on the right everywhere in Europe. Anybody know of a list on this?

Offline Vladki cz

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Re: Balkans & South East Europe rail network
« Reply #39 on: March 01, 2017, 09:07:46 PM »
I think that Austrian trains drive on left as well. And the czech part of one of the oldest European rail lines from Břeclav to ostrava (KFNB) was left sided until few years ago, even though the rest of Czech railways is right sided.




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Re: Balkans & South East Europe rail network
« Reply #40 on: March 01, 2017, 09:20:25 PM »
In Sweden, trains also drive on left.
I read somewhere that if the railway was drive on left, the drivers seat would also be on the left side, so the driver would be further away from the other track, in case some cargo would be loose, or a cargodoor had opened etc. Likewise if it was right handed traffic, but I dont know if all that is actually true in general.

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Re: Balkans & South East Europe rail network
« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2017, 08:19:14 AM »
See here at the bottom:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right-_and_left-hand_traffic

Most surprising left driving countries for you might be France, Belgium and Switzerland...

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Re: Balkans & South East Europe rail network
« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2017, 10:10:25 AM »
Thanks - very interesting. My assumption that it would match the road behaviour in each country was very wrong!

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Re: Balkans & South East Europe rail network
« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2017, 08:43:45 PM »
Once again the link is dead, could we possibly have a new one please?

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Re: Balkans & South East Europe rail network
« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2017, 09:31:39 PM »
Also Lewis, can you update the 80X model for the GB map so it can run overcrowded please? :)

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Re: Balkans & South East Europe rail network
« Reply #45 on: May 19, 2017, 09:49:13 PM »
Another victim of Dropbox's link changes. This should work:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/t7v65djybz08xu5/Balkans2017.rar?dl=0

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Re: Balkans & South East Europe rail network
« Reply #46 on: May 20, 2017, 03:43:53 PM »
Thanks.  ;)

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[New Video: Slovakia] Balkans & South East Europe rail network
« Reply #47 on: January 22, 2018, 05:53:24 PM »
I've made a new video based on this map! It's called To the Mountains, and features a journey from Bratislava, Slovakia's capital, to a town near the Low Tatras mountain range. Enjoy!

Link to video on Youtube



The journey starts in the country's urban centre, but gradually gets more and more rural until we reach the foot of the mountains. The postcard below gives an idea of this transition!



I'll upload a new savegame soon - for now there isn't too much change except the preparations made for this video.

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[VIDEO: Belgrade to Budapest] Balkans & South East Europe rail network
« Reply #48 on: February 05, 2018, 05:55:15 PM »
Time for a new video, showing the mainline from route from Belgrade to Budapest:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42wUpWt7jJ4



The video has some discussion of how the route compares to real life, and of how international border crossings are handled on the Balkans map.

Some images from the video. First, a map of the route:



Second, the departure board at Belgrade Stari Grad (Old Town) station at the time of our departure:



And finally, here's an updated savegame. As ever, you'll need Simutrans Experimental legacy exe to run this properly.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/c5jijk6zsq79dsc/Balkans2018.rar?dl=0
« Last Edit: February 06, 2018, 06:35:15 PM by Carl »