Giving the official engines some code names?

Discussion in 'Ideas and Suggestions' started by mrwallace888, Aug 29, 2020.

  1. mrwallace888

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    Has the BeamNG.drive team ever thought of giving the engines in the game proper naming like we've got in real life (which I guess is similar to chassis code names for cars)?

    Like, for example, you have a 1.6L I4, and a 2.0L I4, or a 2.0L I6, for example.

    In real life, it's not exactly just that. There's loads of different inline fours and sixes. Toyota 4A-GEU, Nissan SR20DET, Nissan RB26DETT, Toyota 1JZ, Toyota 2JZ, Nissan CA18DET, etc.

    Maybe for newbies or people who don't know engines these engines in the parts selector or garage could be given a subtitle, so like for example, a Pessima could have an Ibishu 4B-HFV engine (just making something up here), and as a subtitle or something, it'd say it's a 2.0L I4.
     
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  2. DriftinCovet1987

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    I actually did something like this a while ago, for both cars and engines, but it hasn't been updated in three years, and to be fair, it doesn't really work for the American cars. I could update it, if anyone's interested.
     
  3. mrwallace888

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    You should honestly. These seem pretty promising.
     
  4. DriftinCovet1987

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    So, I actually did it. These should be much better than the old, messy names, and should be quite easy to use and understand.

    Anything in underline is stuff already in the game. Also, thanks to @vmlinuz for the names of the Gavril Z-Body and Bruckell Y-Body platforms.


    Autobello Piccolina: Tipo 7


    Autobello 1.1L F4: F11P

    Autobello 1.3L F4: F13P

    Autobello 1.5L F4: F15P


    Bruckell Moonhawk: Y-Body MkIII

    Bruckell LeGran: Y-Body MkV

    Soliad Wendover: O-Body MkVII

    LeGran/Wendover:
    Bruckell 2.2L L4: L4-22

    Bruckell 2.5L L4: L4-25

    Bruckell 3.3L V6: V6-33

    Bruckell 3.3L V6: V6-38 / V6-38S

    Moonhawk:
    Bruckell 4.0L L6: Redtop

    Bruckell 6.2L (S) V8: V8-62


    Cherrier Vivace/Tograc: FCV


    Cherrier 1.2L T L3: W3T/12

    Cherrier 1.5L TD L4: W4TD/15

    Cherrier 1.6L T L4: W4T/16

    Cherrier 2.0L TD L4: W4TD/20

    Cherrier 2.0L T L4: W4T/20

    Cherrier 2.5L T L4: W5T/25


    Civetta Bolide: B700


    Civetta 3.2L V8: 320/8i

    Civetta 3.5L V8: 350/8i

    Civetta 3.9L V8: 390/8i


    ETK I-Series: V330

    ETK 800 Series: V950

    ETK K-Series: K953

    I-Series:
    ETK 2.4L (T) L6: C63B24

    ETK 3.0L L6: C63B30

    K/800:

    ETK 2.0L T L4: E42B20

    ETK 2.0L TD L4: E42D20

    ETK 3.0L (T) L6: E62B30

    ETK 3.0L TD L6: E62D30


    Burnside Special: Z-Body MkIII


    Gavril Barstow: C-Body MkII

    Gavril Bluebuck: Z-Body MkVI

    Gavril D-Series/H-Series/Roamer: GTP460

    Gavril Grand Marshal: Z-Body MkXI


    Gavril T-Series: T65/T75

    Burnside:
    Burnside 5.1L V8: Turbo-Fleet

    Burnside 6.9L V8: Megathrust

    Barstow/Bluebuck:
    Gavril 3.8L L6: Super-Thrift

    Gavril 4.8L V8: Fleet-Power

    Gavril 5.8L V8: Super-Thrust

    Gavril 6.9L (S) V8: Ultra-Thrust

    D/H/Roamer/GM
    Gavril 4.1L L6: Stonewall

    Gavril 4.5L V8: Thriftmaster

    Gavril 5.5L (S) V8: Powermaster

    Gavril 6.0L TD V8: Super-Stroke

    T-Series:
    Gavril 10.6L TD L6: TCX


    Hirochi SBR4/eSBR: SB47

    Hirochi Sunburst: CH45

    SBR4:
    Hirochi 2.0L L4: PF20

    Hirochi 2.5L (T) L4: PF25 (PF25TT / PF25TTH)


    Sunburst:
    Hirochi 1.8L L4: PL18

    Hirochi 2.0L (T) L4: PL20 (PL20T / PL20TH)


    Ibishu 200BX: C13

    Ibishu Covet: H14

    Ibishu Hopper: F273

    Ibishu Miramar: M12

    Ibishu Pessima (1988): M17

    Ibishu Pessima (1996) : M19

    Ibishu Pigeon: K30

    Pigeon:
    Ibishu 658cc D L3: CD6E

    Ibishu 600cc L3: CM6DE

    200BX/Covet/Miramar/Pessimas:
    Ibishu 1.5L SOHC L4: DV15C/DV15E

    Ibishu 1.5L DOHC L4: DV15DE

    Ibishu 1.6L SOHC L4: DC16

    Ibishu 1.6L DOHC L4: DC16D

    Ibishu 1.8L SOHC L4: DV18E

    Ibishu 1.9L SOHC L4: DC19

    Ibishu 1.9L DOHC L4: DC19D

    Ibishu 2.0L DOHC (T) L4: DV20DE(T)

    Ibishu 2.7L DOHC V6: FV27DE

    Hopper:
    Ibishu 2.5L L4: DR25C

    Ibishu 4.0L L6 : FR40C


    Wentward DT40L: L-Chassis


    Gavril 8.9L L6: TCM
     
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  5. P_enta

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    Can this be official?
     
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  6. vmlinuz

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    I am... honored.
     
  7. GearHead1

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    Cool! Regarding the Hirochis, I have two things to say-

    A. you got SBR and Sunburst powertrains mixed up
    B. I made my own chassis chart fot Hirochi a while ago, and (no offense) it seems a bit more straitforward-
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  8. CaptainZoll

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    I like the idea of the 80s-90s ibishu I4 engines going off "redtop" "silvertop" "blacktop" etc. it's similar to some IRL variants, and not too convoluted.

    I feel like you should elaborate on the gavril utility chassis codes, after all, with platform sharing and different generations, it makes sense to make them all similar, but different.
    I suggest having the first digit be the generation, and the secon be approximately the size/weight class in order.

    so GTP410,420, and 430 are for the charro, pre-facelift D15, and D25-35 respectively,
    and GTP440 and 450 would be for an 80's H Vanster and H Cabster respectively, if it existed.

    then GTP510,520, and 530 for the Roamer, mid D15, and mid D25-35, and GTP540,550 for the vanilla Vanster and Cabster.

    then for the late 90's/2000s facelifts, GTP610,620,etc...

    you could also maybe say the T series is something like a GTP290, but I think it's mechanically far enough removed it's best to keep it separate.
     
    #8 CaptainZoll, Nov 13, 2020
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  9. esesel

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    The devs don't seem to be particularly interested in fleshing out the beamng lore, we only ever get small tidbits... But there is a thread on this exact topic, I just forgot the name.
     
  10. VENOMOUS 2

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    i liked something for 4.5 L Six Cylinder For Gravil Don't Tell Anyone About 1FZ-FE
     
  11. Kasir

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    What?
     
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  12. ManfredE3

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    They've been getting better at it with the newer content. We got our first named platform in April, Civetta and Autobello both had their founders named in 0.15, and Gavril/Burnside has been getting lots of stuff (named engines (even if we still don't know what's the story with the Burnside's mystery big block), the RS line, the Marshall line, and Pete Burnside JR's race car)
     
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