African Trails

Discussion in 'Terrains, Levels, Maps' started by ltntai, May 13, 2022.

  1. GEKA

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    Excuse me, could you fix the rails?
    In some areas, they almost drown in the sand.
    Also, on a large railway bridge, trains "bounce" a little, which, in addition to not very smooth joining of the rails, is often the reason for derailing them. (Sorry, i use a yandex translater)
     
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  2. ltntai

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    It's supposed to be a dangerous ride :). I tried to make it challenging without being insufferable. The large bridge used to be much worse. I've aligned the H-beams a couple of times and I think this is the best I can do (without a complete rebuild).
    TEM2 is the easiest to drive there, then the DMM. With the WLD it's pure luck.

    A good practice is to press insert before the bridges to create a spawn point. Of course it's a lot of work with a longer train. I haven't tested the tracks with more than a loco with two RRI carts for that reason.

    Edit: A simple solution was to edit the track model. I made it optional to choose "NEW_RAILS" for the bridge in the editor.
    screenshot_2022-05-30_13-44-38.jpg screenshot_2022-05-30_13-44-44.jpg screenshot_2022-05-30_13-06-02.jpg
    Also moved that pole which was too close for the WLD.
     
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  3. GEKA

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    Sorry, I forgot to add: in some places, the poles wipe the side of the car/train because they are too close to it, also closer to the small bridge there is a gorge through which the train passes, so he also wipes himself on the rocks and, as they can be called there, hills.
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  4. BNG-FUN

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    Fantastic work here!
    I love that the train tracks are bumpy/rough yet still drivable - very fitting.

    Since you said you're open to feedback - one would be to have a small abandoned airstrip - kind of like the one seen in Jungle Rock Island. I feel like this would be a good map to fly around on due to it's large scale. I know there's plenty of flat areas to take off/land on but I think it would be fitting to have something like this.

    Just a thought and I look forward to seeing the progress!!
     
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  5. ltntai

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    :) What, another airstrip but smaller and more abandoned?

    edit.
    Ok, I forgot to mention it in the OP. But there is a spawn point for it. The strip includes half mile markers and prepped surfaces on both ends, plus a maintenance area. For occasional air shipments you call a guy who sets up the landing lights.
    screenshot_2022-06-03_20-16-58.jpg
     
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  6. ltntai

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    Slightly drifted away from my plans while experimenting with ocean shore water currents.
    The idea was to use rivers near the sea surface to work like rip currents and such, but encountered problems with unnatural sinking of floating props and vehicles at the river edges, ends, and overlaps. I also hoped that the current would be visible with different wave and ripple settings than the ocean. Well it was not, and there were only more issues like flickering under water lighting at the river/ocean borders.

    For now there is one long and boring sea route concept to try, starting at the Beach spawnpoint. Water flows at 3 m/s, 12 metres wide. Under this current is a narrower mesh road to guide you. It's visible from above the surface if you have normal color vision (at least on my screen, you can cheat by moving the orbit camera under water).

    Tested mainly with DaddelZeit's Waterboard boat. https://www.beamng.com/resources/daddelzolutions™-waterboard-pro-base.19279/
    If you veer too much off the course, the "down current" will take you to the depths. A true seafarer can make it to the finish at the Harbour.
    screenshot_2022-06-12_13-51-03.jpg screenshot_2022-06-12_14-02-13.jpg screenshot_2022-06-10_00-15-42.jpg
    You can use the world editor to set the difficulty (flow speed and width of Ocean_Current, or width of Ocean_Mesh).
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    On land I continued building farm roads and walls, small fixes. Both railroad bridges have option for safer NEW_RAILS (hide the OLD_RAILS).

    Thanks all for your feedback and comments so far.
    -updated download link in the 1st post-
     
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  7. Lewhik

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    Ooh. What's that big Cargo Boat? A Prop?
     
  8. ltntai

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  9. ltntai

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    Shared a link to the current build in the 1st post, though it's more like my back-up copy in the cloud than an update. Groundcover grasses should be less fps hungry now, while they still rebelliously grow on steep terrain ridges (>11 deg), ignoring the editor maxSlope settings.
     
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  10. Lewhik

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    Cool!

    Also, one quick question, what's actually the difference between Las Coli as de Vampire and Black hills? Other than the other one being really old?
     
  11. ltntai

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    Terrains and layouts are different, building assets are similar. Black Hills still works, so go and take a look. Unpack the map in mods manager and restart the game, so it shows up in the freeroam map selector.

    Edit
    Thanks to your quick question @Lewhik, there is now updated version of Black Hills available. No need to unpack this one:
    https://www.beamng.com/threads/black-hills-a-desert-world-1-2-3.7137/page-11#post-1471462
     
    #31 ltntai, Jun 26, 2022
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