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Post by karsten » Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:02 am

Coming along, slowly but surely (based on a map by Dr Frag).
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Post by karsten » Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:12 am

View of early Sydney settlement :P
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Post by Burlington_Northern_3140 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:45 pm

That looks great can't wait for that map.
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Post by karsten » Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:09 am

Thanks, Burlington_Northern! Positive comments are so motivating to the mapmaker. :D

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Post by CeeBee51 » Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:44 pm

Karsten, what size is the map? It looks great and I'm hoping it's not too big to play on my pc. :)
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Post by Lowell » Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:49 am

I love the screen shots...is that some sort of port or distribution center in the front left? It looks like the factory building close to shore. Everything looks spaced out just right too. The mountains are a real nice touch as well. After seeing the first landmaps of Australia that Dr Frag made...I'm sure this map will be a super map for sure. ...can't wait...great work.

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Post by karsten » Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:42 pm

Another Sunday and I have reached Canberra! :P Hi CeeBee, thanks for your kind comments. Its a 17x17 map, I'm afraid, because it was first intended as a demo, back when Dr Frag initially developed the way to use really large maps. Having said that, he really had to squish Australia to fit it all in.

Thanks Lowell, for your encouraging comments. Yes, that's a harbour building down on the shore. It is sort of timeless, but if Rodea gets his port building ready, I might be tempted to add the lighthouse! :P

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Post by Lowell » Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:39 pm

Wow...17x17 sounds great. I think the lighthouse looks good even if the lamp animation can't work. I think that is a great idea. Do you work-up the clouds a tad in photoshop maybe? The sky looks real good in your screens. Maybe we need anouther screenshot...say of Canberra! :P

EDIT//on second thought maybe you are using the UK shyline in the scenario...I know the clouds look different with that setting.

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The default one for the US game set is the one I highlighted in green. Maybe the UK version of the game starts out with the UK shy setting :?: ...that was my thought and question...

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Post by Rodea2007 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:06 am

karsten wrote:Another Sunday and I have reached Canberra! :P Hi CeeBee, thanks for your kind comments. Its a 17x17 map, I'm afraid, because it was first intended as a demo, back when Dr Frag initially developed the way to use really large maps. Having said that, he really had to squish Australia to fit it all in.

Thanks Lowell, for your encouraging comments. Yes, that's a harbour building down on the shore. It is sort of timeless, but if Rodea gets his port building ready, I might be tempted to add the lighthouse! :P
I'm in Middle testing my map, with Port and Light House, maybe in this week I will post them :wink:

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Post by karsten » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:59 pm

:P Wow, Rodea, your tip to enable the RRT_Shader works brilliantly. See this new industry in Canberra, which is called "Politics". It generates people traffic (and it should generate loads of mail as well, I guess). It currently costs 1 Million to buy, but I guess I should change that.

Anyway, this is a model by Asio, and it displayed the usual grey in grey. Look at it now! A "white house", if ever I saw one. Bravo!

And special thanks to Asio for letting me use his models in the Australia map!
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Post by karsten » Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:07 pm

Whew! Easter came and went and the transcontinental connection to Perth has been made! :P Lowell, I don't go through Photoshop normally, but my screencapture program has a contrast enhancing option, so I try that to see if it improves the picture. Having said that, I thought, why not experiment with Photoshop for a change, this is what I came up with ...
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Post by karsten » Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:11 am

I invested a few hours over the weekend, and here is the GE CV40 in new Ghan livery, with prototypic (sort of) Ghan passenger cars.
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Post by CobraDriver » Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:30 pm

Very nice!!

I'm looking forward to making a mess outta this 1 too :lol:

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Re: Australia preview

Post by karsten » Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:37 pm

The politics industry would need an evocative icon, for example ... :P
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Post by Burlington_Northern_3140 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:10 pm

karsten wrote:The politics industry would need an evocative icon, for example ... :P
This might work for the politics industry.
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