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Accelerometer

Discussion in 'PlayStation Discussion' started by byeo, Aug 24, 2020.

  1. byeo

    byeo Well-Known Member

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    So we’ve had a few days to play the game. What are people’s opinion on the new accelerometer? I’m not a fan of it, find it hard to see whether I’m actually maintaining speed, speeding up or slowing down. The circle which is suppose to make things easier get’s in the way and I just can’t see what I need to do, this is especially important when driving the Sand Patch Grade where momentum is key.

    I don’t know why they changed it from the one in TSW2020, it was simple and did it’s job with no fuss.
     
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  2. Trainmania100

    Trainmania100 Active Member

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    I think it's fine although the white speed limit dot coould be a bit more prominent and bigger
     
  3. OnlyMe1909

    OnlyMe1909 Well-Known Member

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    From the moment I first saw the new HUD in preview streams, I have been saying that they should take out the beach ball they put into the accelerometer and replace it with just a small bar. That will be far more precise and clear for small, but important speed changes. I really don't know what DTG was thinking with the beach ball
     
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  4. Cottonmouth

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    Hi, I agree 100% a small bar a cross would give a far better reading and indication.
     
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  5. Rail Runner

    Rail Runner Well-Known Member

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    I preferred the previous one. It was easier to track your acceleration.
     
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  6. TinTin_57

    TinTin_57 Well-Known Member

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    The previous one was much easier to read IMO. While running in TSW2 I've hardly looked at it as it's hard to see small increases/decreases with the new version
     
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    matjamca Well-Known Member

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    I’d definitely prefer are bar or small cross, not the mahoosive ball we have now.
     
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  8. Dave Mel

    Dave Mel Well-Known Member

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    why have this acelerometer at all. i dont see the point of it, surely you can tell if your moving using the speedometer or looking at the ground or scenery around to tell if your moving. do modern day trains have these. i dont know as i have not been inside a modern day cab
     
  9. Paulo_1997

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    It tells you, if you are accelerating enough to hold the speed.
    An example would be, if you would go up a hill, you would lose speed if you wouldn't push the throttle a little bit. The marker helps you to figure out, how much you have to push.

    To agree with you, the ball is kinda confusing.
     
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  10. stujoy

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    I prefer the old one. This one has two sides to look at with that quartered ball and is harder to tell what’s going on. It’s also smaller overall so harder to read, despite DTG’s claim it’s easier to read. It’s okay when it’s far from the centre (when you don’t need it) but almost useless when it’s supposed to be showing a low acceleration (when you need it). I think just changing the colour of the ball would help but it it still won’t be as good as the old one.

    I’ve also noticed that in Sand Patch Grade, it doesn’t match what’s happening with the train or the built-in accelerometer in the GP38-2. You can be gaining speed quite rapidly and the ball is still showing you are slowing down. The built in one shows what’s actually happening in numbers.
     
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    LucasLCC Well-Known Member

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    To sum up my entire thoughts:

    Why does it use a silly circle?
     
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  12. Wilfboy

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    The quartered circle in the accelerometer is next to useless as it totally obscures the small horizontal white centre line. This means that you can’t see if you are just below or just above the line anymore to make small speed corrections. The old system with a small dot was much clearer and better.
     
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  13. byeo

    byeo Well-Known Member

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    Somehow I barely see if the line is yellow in the dark tunnels. Its so annoying :mad:. The new one looks maybe sleek, but you could get more info from the old one.
     
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  15. Stockton Rails

    Stockton Rails Well-Known Member

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    I don’t like the new accelerometer at all really... they should’ve just taken the old accelerometer style, rotated it 90° and then placed it where the new one is now. At the most they could make the acceleration/deceleration line a little thicker or wider, just so it stands out a bit more.
     
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  16. Disintegration7

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    Have to agree with the crowd here. Hate the new beachball version. Would prefer they go back to the line and cross, but if they stick to the ball could they have it change color maybe (green/accel and red/decel)?

    It's impossible to use for small changes (which is really all it's needed for- big changes are pretty obvious)
     
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