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V3 Update

Postby cairnswk on Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:08 pm

Version 3 Update - moving right along now.

* Bonuses added
* Changes to Paris design

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Postby MarVal on Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:52 pm

I like the design, the style and gameplay.

Go for it!! And hopefully it will be soon on the Developmental Atlas.

By the way, Great update and bonuses.

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Postby cairnswk on Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:51 pm

MarVal wrote:I like the design, the style and gameplay.

Go for it!! And hopefully it will be soon on the Developmental Atlas.

By the way, Great update and bonuses.

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Thank you MarVal...that's very encouraging. :)
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Postby onbekende on Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:12 pm

I see you got some good bonussen for a quick look, althou 1 thing, you call the railroad of Paris - Brussels - Amsterdam - Hamburg (Copenhagen too?) the "Brabant Express", me being from belgium and thus the neighbourhood know that Brabant is a small region, around Brussels. perhaps another name? Like "Benelux express"?
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Postby cairnswk on Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:20 pm

onbekende wrote:I see you got some good bonussen for a quick look, althou 1 thing, you call the railroad of Paris - Brussels - Amsterdam - Hamburg (Copenhagen too?) the "Brabant Express", me being from belgium and thus the neighbourhood know that Brabant is a small region, around Brussels. perhaps another name? Like "Benelux express"?


Thanks for that onbekende. I got that name from a railway timetable of a journey that run from Paris to Amsterdam ( I extended it for gameplay to Hamburg), but your suggestion is very good and I will change it to Benelux Express next version.
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Postby unriggable on Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:06 pm

Make the lines bolder!
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Postby cairnswk on Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:16 pm

unriggable wrote:Make the lines bolder!


WM is doing lines later.
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V4 Update

Postby cairnswk on Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:26 pm

Here is one more service added, thanks to Onbekende for the research.

Eurocity 174-175 Hamburg to Budapest

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Postby edbeard on Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:59 pm

could you add the colours to the Brussels station? It just makes it easier to look at bonuses and such.


One thing I have noticed is that the Copenhagen to Hamburg appears to be the only place where two different coloured rails connect by rail instead of stationwise. It's probably not bad, but just thought I'd point that out to give you some trouble! Well actually wanted to make sure it was on purpose.
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Postby turtle32 on Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:23 am

nice map, very fast pace
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Postby cairnswk on Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:08 am

edbeard wrote:could you add the colours to the Brussels station? It just makes it easier to look at bonuses and such.


One thing I have noticed is that the Copenhagen to Hamburg appears to be the only place where two different coloured rails connect by rail instead of stationwise. It's probably not bad, but just thought I'd point that out to give you some trouble! Well actually wanted to make sure it was on purpose.


edbeard this latest version 5 should address those issues...hamburg has been turned into a three station terminal...thanks for picking that up.

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Postby gimil on Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:38 am

Morning cairns and how are you on this fine day. Ive circles a few on the little issues ive seen currently.

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MRS: Shouldn't it be two colors since its from two different lines?

HAM, SPG and ISL: These stations seem to be missing posts? on either end of where the armies numbers are placed.

Also the red area ive circles i seem is empty a could use a little something to fill it up :wink:

EDIT: SPG's font isn't bolded :)
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Postby yeti_c on Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:53 am

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yeti_c wrote:A sneaky suggestion - but for the clocks - why don't you make them read different times - in accordance with their Time Zones... I guess this suggestion could be made for Rail USA?!

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As most of the timetables are available for MOST of the routes including the first Orient Express, I will be adjusting the clocks to read those times in each city.
It has been done on the USA map already I beleive. :)


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Postby cairnswk on Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:55 am

gimil wrote:Morning cairns and how are you on this fine day. Ive circles a few on the little issues ive seen currently.

MRS: Shouldn't it be two colors since its from two different lines?

HAM, SPG and ISL: These stations seem to be missing posts? on either end of where the armies numbers are placed.

Also the red area ive circles i seem is empty a could use a little something to fill it up :wink:

EDIT: SPG's font isn't bolded :)


Gimil...oh my...i'm not doing very well am I? :cry:

Anyway, in the image above (refresh your browser) i've fixed those circles issues with the exception of the Ukraine area, would you like to see another station in there? or perhaps an image.

I am going to pull all the tert names into a layer and get them all the same in the next version.

Thanks. :)
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Postby cairnswk on Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:02 am

gimil wrote:Morning cairns and how are you on this fine day. Ive circles a few on the little issues ive seen currently.


Gimil...do forgive me...evening to you! I'm pretty tired actually after a long day at work, and working all weekend on this one, plus other stuff.
Hope you have a fine day, nice fresh eyes you have. :) :wink:
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Postby gimil on Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:33 am

cairnswk wrote:
gimil wrote:Morning cairns and how are you on this fine day. Ive circles a few on the little issues ive seen currently.

MRS: Shouldn't it be two colors since its from two different lines?

HAM, SPG and ISL: These stations seem to be missing posts? on either end of where the armies numbers are placed.

Also the red area ive circles i seem is empty a could use a little something to fill it up :wink:

EDIT: SPG's font isn't bolded :)


Gimil...oh my...i'm not doing very well am I? :cry:

Anyway, in the image above (refresh your browser) i've fixed those circles issues with the exception of the Ukraine area, would you like to see another station in there? or perhaps an image.

I am going to pull all the tert names into a layer and get them all the same in the next version.

Thanks. :)


The Ukraine area isn't really a big concern just think it would be niev to have a little something there. A station might work. But to be honset im not to bothered :D
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Postby gimil on Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:36 am

cairnswk wrote:
gimil wrote:Morning cairns and how are you on this fine day. Ive circles a few on the little issues ive seen currently.


Gimil...do forgive me...evening to you! I'm pretty tired actually after a long day at work, and working all weekend on this one, plus other stuff.
Hope you have a fine day, nice fresh eyes you have. :) :wink:


So long as your well. Keep working hard and ill keep my eeys as fresh for you as i can :)
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Postby cairnswk on Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:41 am

gimil wrote:The Ukraine area isn't really a big concern just think it would be niev to have a little something there. A station might work. But to be honset im not to bothered :D


OK...I've found LVUV and ODESSA for that area, but I'll have to reconfigure the rail lines to include Budapest. That will fill that area nicely and the Urkraine will become a large continent.
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Postby gimil on Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:46 am

cairnswk wrote:
gimil wrote:The Ukraine area isn't really a big concern just think it would be niev to have a little something there. A station might work. But to be honset im not to bothered :D


OK...I've found LVUV and ODESSA for that area, but I'll have to reconfigure the rail lines to include Budapest. That will fill that area nicely and the Urkraine will become a large continent.


Dont strain yourself now :lol:
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Postby cairnswk on Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:00 am

gimil wrote:Dont strain yourself now :lol:


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Postby onbekende on Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:01 am

review time!!

I will work via the bonusses

Brabant Express:
4 terr, 3 def, 9 cont => Bonus of 4, make it 4, more then enough for a 4 terr continent with 3 to defend stations. (1.0)
change name to "Benelux Express" (1.1)

Baltic Express:
3 terr, 3 def, 5 cont => Bonus of 3, thus good
Station "SPG", its name in't bolded as everyone elses. (2.0)

Nord Express:
5 terr, 4 def, 10 cont => Bonus of 5, thus good
Station "KLG", its top with clock is different from the other 1 station, 1 line stations, as in you keep the arc in gray and here not (3.0)

Vilnius Express:
3 terr, 2 def, 4 cont => Bonus of 3, but I like your 2, more appropiate, thus fine
Station "VIL" has the same as adressed in 3.0, look at "MIN" next to it how I mean I like it (4.0)

British Rail:
4 terr, 1 def, 2 cont => Bonus of 2, thus good
I can't but wonder that "GLW" station is wider in size then "EDB" or is it my eyes?

Trentitalia:
5 terr, 3 def, 2 cont => Bonus of 3, but I agree with 2, thus fine
station "CBA" and "BSI" don't have that nifty color in there top as the rest of the 1 station, 1 line stations (5.0)
the name of "FLN" is slighty off to the left (5.1)

Orient Exp 1919:
7 terr, 6 def, 8 cont => Bonus of 7, I say 7 is more then fine for that railway (6.0)

Sim Orient Exp 1921:
9 terr, 9 def, 10 cont => Bonus of 10, I say atleast a bonus of 9 (7.0)

Ven-Sim Orient Exp:
6 terr, 6 def, 8 cont => Bonus of 7, I agree, this will be a fought over railway

Train Grande Vitesse:
4 terr, 4 def, 9 cont => Bonus of 5 but I say make it a bonus of 3! yes 3, explaination is at the bottom of post (8.0)

Rail Iberia:
7 terr, 2 def, 1 cont => Bonus of 3, seems failrly nice

EuroCity 174-175:
terr 4, def 4, cont 5 => Bonus of 4, thus good
"PRG" station, you switch colors between the color behind the name and on the sides. (9.0)

Scandanavian Rail:
7 terr, 2 def, 3 cont => Bonus of 3, but I agree on the 2
"HAM" station doesn't has the color of Scandanavian Rail behinds its name (10.0)

Trans Europe Exp:
7 terr, 6 def, 10 cont => Bonus of 7, thus good

Ukraine Express:
6 terr, 4 def, 5 cont => Bonus of 5, thus good

Iceberg Express:
5 terr, 5 def, 8 cont => Bonus of 6, thus good
Why on earth is it called "Iceberg Express"? it links London (LON) - Brussels (BRU) - Keulen (KLN) - Luzern? (LUS) - Paris (PAR), thus why not calling it the Thalys or if a more wider term, HST as in "High Speed Trains" which run between those city's



(8.0): if you hold the TGV's Paris station and NCE station, you have both TGV + Rail Iberia, thus don't overgo on the bonus of those 2, hends I wish TGV = 3
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Postby cairnswk on Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:59 am

onbekende wrote:review time!!


onbekende...because i change the Ukraine Rail, and also the EuroCity Express, can you please alter your review above to reflect these changes.

The new V6 is below

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Postby gimil on Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:02 am

That looks better :)

is there any plans for the rail routes them self?

Im not a fan on the 1px line :wink:

EDIT: Also i think taking out the land that over laps the legends is a must do :)

ANOTHER EDIT: alternatively you could take out the blank section of the legends and work the land round that.
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Postby onbekende on Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:09 am

shall overlook the bonusses later but I can tell ou this:

"HSL" naùme isn't centralized, neither is all the Scandanavian ones, "HAM" still misses the 3rd color, "KEV" station has some problems of name centralisations and falling clockwork. "VIE" - "BUD" - "BGD" - "BUC" - "SOF" also suffer from what I know think a layer shifting (correct?)

than again, I note a couple of tings I said not changed/commented/or even argued, so meh
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Postby cairnswk on Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:19 am

gimil wrote:That looks better :)

is there any plans for the rail routes them self?

Im not a fan on the 1px line :wink:

EDIT: Also i think taking out the land that over laps the legends is a must do :)

ANOTHER EDIT: alternatively you could take out the blank section of the legends and work the land round that.


GIMIL...I apologise before I say this :wink: but

DON'T YOU GUYS & GALS READ ANY OF THE POSTS THAT I PUT ON HERE OR DO I JUST DO OT FOR THE FUN OF IT TO WASTE MY TIME AND NOT PROVIDE INFORMATION ON WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE MAP...FOR ABOUT THE THIRD OR FOURTH TIME

WM IS DOING SOME LINES LATER WHEN EVERYTHING IS IN PLACE.

Now, back to other business. i think the land over the bonus is a nice design feature, so i will probably leave it there. :)
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