Cambridge Branch Lines

Modelling Cambridgeshire Railways in the 1950s

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On Making accurate curves.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 17:12 -- ruth

I have found a really good way to make a lofted curve+straight, where the straight needs to end at a specific place, and it works for all lofts - fences, track, roads.. The key is usually getting the curve to be of exactly the right length.

What I do now is:

Working towards release

Thu, 10/11/2012 - 18:24 -- ruth

Work hasn’t stopped, but releasing something this size isn’t simple…

We have both been working hard fixing various issues with track and scenery, and identifying rolling stock and other problems, and I believe the release is now imminent. Yay!

One of the changes we have agreed on is the scenario-requirement for the IKE 9F, as it is one of the major freight engines of the time, and i am now working on a scenario “Coal from Newcastle”, which features it.


Sun, 08/05/2012 - 00:34 -- ruth

Well, packaging for the Beta release of the route has started. Identification of the items we need has been completed and we have permission to include most in an asset pack, which is even better. We are learning lots about the packaging process and the aim is to release the beta soon, and probably the initial release in a month or two.

The bad news: the asset pack currently comes in at over 280 megabytes - and that doesn’t include the Freeware Packs and two other packs needed. The current list of major “packs” is:

Feathering Railworks Texturing

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 12:53 -- ruth

At first glance, the Railworks texture tools are very "all or nothing"... you can have this texture or that in a given area, and perhaps with a short changeover area. In fact they can be used to much greater levels of control, but the key is the strength (called Speed) control in the UI, and when used with Wang-type textures.


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