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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V27

Postby cairnswk on Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:09 pm

Version 27

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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V27(p19) [I,Gp] Altered Title

Postby TaCktiX on Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:42 pm

The train is a nice touch, but it looks "spliced in". Perhaps darkening the saturation so that it melds into the map a bit more would fix that.
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V27(p19) [I,Gp] Altered Title

Postby cairnswk on Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:30 pm

TaCktiX wrote:The train is a nice touch, but it looks "spliced in". Perhaps darkening the saturation so that it melds into the map a bit more would fix that.

Thanks TaCktiX. How's this look -> please refresh your browser.

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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V25(p17) [I,Gp] - Poll for Rail Lines

Postby cairnswk on Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:44 pm

gimil wrote:I have two minor points cairns mate:

1. I can't remeber but have I mentioned I don't really like the title all that much? It seems a little to distracting and doesn't fit the style of the map in my opinion.

2. I am not much of a fan of the white lines on the HUD. They look pixalated. I don't know, but maybe you could try something different instead of white lines please?



Gimil, I've changed the title, hope you like. I'm happy with the white lines on the 'doo, but have blurred them for you so they don't look so pixelated. :)
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V27(p19) [I,Gp] Altered Title

Postby gimil on Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:26 am

Cairns I'm happy and it seems eveyone else is!

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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V27(p19) [I,Gp] Altered Title

Postby cairnswk on Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:53 am

gimil wrote:Cairns I'm happy and it seems eveyone else is!

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Thanks Gimil :)
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V27(p19) [I,Gp,Gr] Altered Title

Postby yeti_c on Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:43 am

Great work Cairns.

FF here we come for yet another Cairns map... closing in on the 20 at full speed!!

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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V27(p19) [I,Gp,Gr] Altered Title

Postby e_i_pi on Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:01 am

I just noticed you have Bomaderry as the station south of Sydney. Being from this area (Illawarra South Coast), I'm pretty familiar with the lines. Bomaderry is the terminal, but Port Kembla is the biggest line, and also one of the biggest mineral exporting ports in Australia. Whether or not you want to take that on board is up to you
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V27(p19) [I,Gp,Gr] Altered Title

Postby cairnswk on Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:32 pm

e_i_pi wrote:I just noticed you have Bomaderry as the station south of Sydney. Being from this area (Illawarra South Coast), I'm pretty familiar with the lines. Bomaderry is the terminal, but Port Kembla is the biggest line, and also one of the biggest mineral exporting ports in Australia. Whether or not you want to take that on board is up to you

Yes. i'm aware of that e_i_pi. i used to work for State Rail back in 88-89, and often did the daily run on the old red rattler from Sydney down to Bomaderry and return in one day when i worked as a Steward in the buffet cars. I also used to walk the length of the train selling icecreams. Worked on the Xpts, and the Brisbane LImited also.
I had thought also about Port Kembla but that would give Sydney another "indicator" on an already busy terminal and would not be desireable.
Thanks for the suggestion though. :)
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V27(p19) [I,Gp,Gr] Lge & Sml

Postby cairnswk on Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:53 pm

Version 27

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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V27(p19) [I,Gp,Gr]

Postby Jumentum on Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:02 am

the gradient in the country and the stuff on the outsides doesnt look too good.

but i like the design dote much better.
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V27(p19) [I,Gp,Gr] Lge & Sml

Postby cairnswk on Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:18 am

Current Version 27

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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V27(p19) [I,Gp,Gr]

Postby AndyDufresne on Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:48 pm

              Final Forge

---The Rail Australia Map has reached the ‘Final Forge’ Stage. I've revived this thread from the pits of the Foundry Furnace (okay, maybe not) and have examined the contents. Nearly every major concern has been addressed. If there are any other current concerns, please make your voice heard. If after a reasonable amount of time there has not been any objection or protest, the map will be deemed finished with the 'Foundry Brand' of approval and will be submitted for live play. As long as there is still discussion or posts that have yet to be commented on, the map will remain in Final Forge until said discussion has reached the conclusion that the map has reached its final and polished version.

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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V27(p19) [I,Gp,Gr]

Postby cairnswk on Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:48 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:
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Thanks Andy,
Howver, I am looking into reducing the number of stations on the map particularly in NSW where it si very cluttered, and i now don't like it.
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V27(p19) [I,Gp,Gr]

Postby LLLUUUKKKEEE on Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:48 am

First of all, once again, another buet.
you are a true treasure to this site.
cairnswk wrote:Thanks Andy,
Howver, I am looking into reducing the number of stations on the map particularly in NSW where it si very cluttered, and i now don't like it.

I was gunna say the same thing.
And is it possible to make it more brighter and dull down the oceans
And can you make the top left legend more clearer

Apart from that it looks great!
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V27(p19) [I,Gp,Gr]

Postby cairnswk on Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:02 am

LLLUUUKKKEEE wrote:First of all, once again, another buet.
you are a true treasure to this site.
cairnswk wrote:Thanks Andy,
Howver, I am looking into reducing the number of stations on the map particularly in NSW where it si very cluttered, and i now don't like it.

I was gunna say the same thing.
And is it possible to make it more brighter and dull down the oceans
And can you make the top left legend more clearer

Apart from that it looks great!

LLLUUUKKKEEE, where have you been all my life.
This has been sitting for ages and no-one visited it, and now you want changes. Ha!!! :lol:
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V28 [FINAL FORGE]

Postby cairnswk on Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:03 am

Version 28

3 stations have been removed from NSWRail to offer less clutter in that state...i think this works better and the bonuses for NSWRail have been changed.

Currently in the process of centering the large map.

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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V28(p20) [Final Forge]

Postby yeti_c on Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:00 am

Hmmm - I'm not sure I like the new legend in the top left...

Why? - I'm not sure - but it all seems a little - er - busy? or contrived? I'm not sure - but basically - something seems a bit off!!

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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V27(p19) [I,Gp,Gr] Altered Title

Postby cairnswk on Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:47 am

Postby yeti_c on Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:43 pm
yeti_c wrote:Great work Cairns.
FF here we come for yet another Cairns map... closing in on the 20 at full speed!!
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yeti_c wrote:Hmmm - I'm not sure I like the new legend in the top left...
Why? - I'm not sure - but it all seems a little - er - busy? or contrived? I'm not sure - but basically - something seems a bit off!!
C.


Changed your mind then, have you? The first comment was posted just after the signals appeared in V25 "on Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:30 pm "
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V28(p20) [Final Forge]

Postby Night Strike on Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:44 pm

Hmm.....I kind of agree with yeti when I think about it. Perhaps get rid of that wood/medal "P" shaped thing. If you don't want to get rid of it, try pushing it towards the background/blended in more and make the signal boxes around the text "pop" a bit more.
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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V28(p20) [Final Forge]

Postby cairnswk on Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:54 pm

Night Strike wrote:Hmm.....I kind of agree with yeti when I think about it. Perhaps get rid of that wood/medal "P" shaped thing. If you don't want to get rid of it, try pushing it towards the background/blended in more and make the signal boxes around the text "pop" a bit more.

i reduced the opacity of the gantry in both versions, and increased the opacity of the signals a little.

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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V28(p20) [Final Forge]

Postby AndyDufresne on Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:11 pm

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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V28(p20) [Final Forge]

Postby cairnswk on Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:30 pm

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Re: RAIL AUSTRALIA V28(p20) [Final Forge]

Postby cairnswk on Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:08 am

"i've been sitting here for nearly two whole weeks now, and nobody wants to know me" :(
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