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Author Topic: RHW (RealHighway) - Development and Support  (Read 2960593 times)

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Offline mightygoose

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Re: RHW (RealHighway) - Development and Support
« Reply #420 on: August 03, 2007, 05:53:52 AM »
for those who look at the bridge engineering department, the gibralta bridge..... anyone fancy working with me on making it a bridge for the RHW6..? i think its just about possible to do isnt it?
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Re: RHW (RealHighway) - Development and Support
« Reply #421 on: August 03, 2007, 08:03:33 AM »
It'd be possible, but you'd probably would need puzzle pieces, as well as getting rid of the shoulder (so that'd mean a wide bridge deck). I wonder... hey, that's a great idea, RHW6 on two tiles, solely for the creation of bridges - that means no shoulder, just a concrete barrier. :P

As for the FHW texture replacement, I was considering just making it replace the normal FHW for the time being, until the starter pieces can be done. Remember, it's a low priority thing. By the way, jplumbley, the FHW actually uses the same textures on the orthos as it does on the diagonals - so that could mean one set of textures being replaced, but would still require the paths. Anyway, this is just a simple texture replacement mod for the moment - it's only eye-candy right now.

Though, it'd look odd having three lanes of traffic on a road marked for two. Both ground and elevated highway will be affected by this mod.

I suppose the following starter pieces would be done:
- GHW to RHW (RHW to El-RHW not necessary since it has to enter GHW first)
- Avenue to GHW

With diagonal variants, perhaps?

Anyways, I'll look and see how it can be implemented. I'm learning how to path (it should be quite easy to do once I get the trick, especially when dealing with paths that go over multiple tiles), but this has to be put on the backburner for the next month or so. I'll have two weeks then towards the end of August to work on it, and then it's study, study, study (with breaks, of course. I'd burn myself out if I didn't take a break) for my final exams.

So, here's how it's gonna pan out: The replacement mod will be done first (most likely won't be released, as it's more for testing purposes - this means that if the path files are done beforehand, replacing the FHW, all that would be needed is for the path files to be given a new IID and the RULs changed to refer to that IID), then I'll talk to Tarkus or jplumbley about the starter pieces and RUL overrides. I'm only a texture person, but hopefully I should expand my forte of skills with transit related networks.

After my final exams, I'll probably look at replacing the NAM overpass models with something that looks better, and match up the diagonal styling with the ortho styling. That means that the footpath on the elevated sections will need to be removed. It's unfortunately necessary. I will have a model ready to show before long.
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Re: RHW (RealHighway) - Development and Support
« Reply #422 on: August 03, 2007, 11:29:40 AM »
Hey SA, sounds like you've got it all planned out and ready to get started, but I was just wondering if it would be possible to do a 3 lane version of these new textures too, because most motorways/highways in urban areas are at least 3 lanes in my experience. That tends to be the case in the UK anyway.

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Re: RHW (RealHighway) - Development and Support
« Reply #423 on: August 03, 2007, 12:44:30 PM »
no the gibralta bridge has a gap between the two roadways as wide as each roadway which is why the RHW6 sprung to mind....
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Re: RHW (RealHighway) - Development and Support
« Reply #424 on: August 03, 2007, 04:31:39 PM »
Hey SA, sounds like you've got it all planned out and ready to get started, but I was just wondering if it would be possible to do a 3 lane version of these new textures too, because most motorways/highways in urban areas are at least 3 lanes in my experience. That tends to be the case in the UK anyway.

Well, the regular in-game elevated highways have three lanes already, so it would be somewhat pointless to re-create them with a slightly different texture (thorvin's Euro highway textures should do the trick).
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Re: RHW (RealHighway) - Development and Support
« Reply #425 on: August 04, 2007, 01:08:08 AM »
okay,  Big Dig -over- RHW-4 Overpass is completed;  Comments welcome.  it will be uploaded to NAM repository soon..












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Re: RHW (RealHighway) - Development and Support
« Reply #426 on: August 04, 2007, 01:11:34 AM »
That's very well done.  I can't wait to use it!

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Re: RHW (RealHighway) - Development and Support
« Reply #427 on: August 04, 2007, 03:10:26 AM »
Blahdy,

I'm a bridge engineer and that is pretty much to most realistic overpass I have ever seen in SC4. Great work!

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Re: RHW (RealHighway) - Development and Support
« Reply #428 on: August 04, 2007, 09:34:38 AM »
blahdy,

Wow. You're the master of 3DSMax9. Excellent work and I cannot wait to see what you come up with next.

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Re: RHW (RealHighway) - Development and Support
« Reply #429 on: August 04, 2007, 09:49:04 AM »
blahdy: Wow! that looks awesome!  &apls

any chance of a with SA's textures?

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Re: RHW (RealHighway) - Development and Support
« Reply #430 on: August 04, 2007, 10:04:07 AM »
The only problem is that its too good for Sc4, all your recent BATs loose alot of the amazing detail when you render them, damn you SCS for sucking!

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Re: RHW (RealHighway) - Development and Support
« Reply #431 on: August 04, 2007, 11:09:35 AM »
&apls oh wow im speechless--thats one heck of a creation
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Re: RHW (RealHighway) - Development and Support
« Reply #432 on: August 04, 2007, 12:08:24 PM »
OMG. Yet again blahdy, you have surpassed yourself, this is probably the best model I have seen since, well... since your last one!
Keep up the good amazing work!

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Re: RHW (RealHighway) - Development and Support
« Reply #433 on: August 04, 2007, 12:10:42 PM »
That is very cool, Blahdy!

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Re: RHW (RealHighway) - Development and Support
« Reply #434 on: August 04, 2007, 12:42:41 PM »
Amazing! Simply amazing! Excellent work, my friend!

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Re: RHW (RealHighway) - Development and Support
« Reply #435 on: August 04, 2007, 01:54:30 PM »

Blahdy im total speechless....................  &apls :thumbsup: &apls :thumbsup: &apls :thumbsup:

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Re: RHW (RealHighway) - Development and Support
« Reply #436 on: August 04, 2007, 04:39:14 PM »
It really is too bad you loose all that great detail in the game.     This is really a work of engineering art.   Absolutely georgeous.     I'd love to see a mod that makes ALL my overpasses look like that.


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Re: RHW (RealHighway) - Development and Support
« Reply #437 on: August 04, 2007, 05:07:40 PM »
Outstanding model as usual Blahdy  :thumbsup:
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Re: RHW (RealHighway) - Development and Support
« Reply #438 on: August 05, 2007, 05:25:24 AM »
That overpass is looking very beautiful, Blahdy! :thumbsup:

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Re: RHW (RealHighway) - Development and Support
« Reply #439 on: August 05, 2007, 06:12:22 AM »
Just one quick question Blahdy.  Would you be able to release a version with the gantries turned the other way around for those of us who have versions of SC4 where the cars drive on the left?  I appreciate this might be a bit of an undertaking, but if it is relatively simple and you could find the time in what must be a packed modelling schedule, there would be much applause from the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Japan ...

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