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by karsten
Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: Randomize landscape
Replies: 1
Views: 4513

Re: Randomize landscape

One could darken a range of bright shades in the map file, but this would be hit and miss, and it could leave some low elevation towns in the sea as well. Trial and error will result in a fairly flat map eventually, but is it worth the trouble? Best to take up the challenge as intended by the map ma...
by karsten
Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: Mapmaking Tutorial.
Replies: 9
Views: 17087

Re: Mapmaking Tutorial.

AFAIK this cost depends on the earthworks plus tunnels/bridges the player uses - the formula cannot be changed, but the cost of tunnels and bridges can. :D
by karsten
Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: Mapmaking Tutorial.
Replies: 9
Views: 17087

Re: Mapmaking Tutorial.

Yes, it is the Terrain Map. Try it :D
by karsten
Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: New Map - The Gold King
Replies: 11
Views: 10557

Re: New Map - The Gold King

Single player runs well. Have not tested with competition yet.
The structure of the files is a bit complex, but I figured it out after a while :D
by karsten
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Strategy
Topic: How to specify from which platform a new train should depart
Replies: 2
Views: 7506

Re: How to specify from which platform a new train should de

Pretty complete analysis, from my experience!
by karsten
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Technical Issues
Topic: Default list order when browsing saved games
Replies: 1
Views: 4369

Re: Default list order when browsing saved games

I name my saves so that the newest is automatically sorted at top.
Ie
..
ZZ97 (plus other interesting details), newest save
ZZ98 (plus other interesting details),
ZZ99 (plus other interesting details), oldest save


etc.
by karsten
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: Florida Gold Rebuild/Upgrade
Replies: 45
Views: 34867

Re: Florida Gold Rebuild/Upgrade

I think he did, but it may have made him rethink his life priorities - never sit at a computer if you can be out and about :D
by karsten
Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: Florida Gold Rebuild/Upgrade
Replies: 45
Views: 34867

Re: Florida Gold Rebuild/Upgrade

Glad I could be of help :D
by karsten
Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: Florida Gold Rebuild/Upgrade
Replies: 45
Views: 34867

Re: Florida Gold Rebuild/Upgrade

RRT_Cities.zip
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Here is the modified Cities.xml. Replace it in the UserMaps file to fix the crashes. See Key West as an example of the neat new city style.
by karsten
Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: Florida Gold Rebuild/Upgrade
Replies: 45
Views: 34867

Re: Florida Gold Rebuild/Upgrade

Download the one in the first post. That is what I did. There are a lot more file issues with this version, but none are deadly :lol: I have added a modified City.xml. Replace it in the UserMaps file to fix the crashes. See Key West as an example of the neat new city style. Its good to be able to p...
by karsten
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: Florida Gold Rebuild/Upgrade
Replies: 45
Views: 34867

Re: Florida Gold Rebuild/Upgrade

I'm having some crashing problems. I get through the first era but when I start on the second it always CTD. Mike... I agree. There are some minor .dds problems (attached), but they are not the cause of the crashes. A while into the second era, one of the cities tries to grow and crashes the game. ...
by karsten
Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: New York Central and The Erie
Replies: 6
Views: 8561

Re: New York Central and The Erie

:D Back again, I guess I was losing my touch :cry: Perhaps I have been testing too few new maps. Anyway, this time I got all the goals and enjoyed hugely the careful and clever design of your map! EVERY resource needs to be utilized to the full to ensure success, and what fun it was to get everythin...
by karsten
Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: New York Central and The Erie
Replies: 6
Views: 8561

Re: New York Central and The Erie

I had a look, but I found the new version a bit too difficult to complete even at easy Investor level so far - have you tested it yourself? The trees are nice - I did not really notice any terrain modifications. But I did notice the excellent era victory newspapers with good and interesting images a...
by karsten
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Maps in Development
Topic: Florida Gold Rebuild/Upgrade
Replies: 45
Views: 34867

Re: Florida Gold Rebuild/Upgrade

Can you upload the version you use here for me to check? There are different versions in circulation, and not all are originals by Lowell.
by karsten
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical Issues
Topic: Getting mods to run on Steam ver of game
Replies: 4
Views: 7041

Re: Getting mods to run on Steam ver of game

Quoting Warll: Open the map files in notepad and resave. SMR will load the newest timestamp copy of any xml asset. There is a chance steam’s smr has assets with newer timestamps than some maps.

Please report back if you do try it. What you need to do is open every xml file in the map and resave.