Electrical Sparks For 3rd Rail & Catenary For Tsw2 Compatible Routes For Tsw3

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  1. GT2

    GT2 Well-Known Member

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    3rd Rail & Catenary Sparks For Electric Trains
    I Would love to see this added in future update,adds more realism to the simulation.Sounds cool,looks cool especially in tunnels,at night and gets even crazier in winter.If
    You can make an "option" to turn "off/on" it Would cater to everyone .Thank you

    Winter catenary & pantograph sparks


    Winter LIRR m7 3rd rail sparks


    LIRR M7 & M3 tunnel sparks Newyork penn-station


    377 emu winter 3rd rail sparks
     
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  2. HopesAnchor131

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    Absolutely agree, adds to the realism.
     
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  3. QNS Chris

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    Totally behind this - easy, relatively small addon, would add a lot of depth to the TSW catalog of electric routes.
     
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  4. GT2

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    That's What i was thinking if it would possible be to add to an update.Relatively small realistic feature with a noticeable change
     
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  5. Loyalty

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    Great idea I love I’m totally with it I hope DTG take this serious & give us a free Update on this 3rd Rail Sparks on the tracks
     
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  6. TRAINFAN

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    DTG should improve the lighting effects during night. Lighting effects are better for early morning and sunset but when we drive at night it becomes dead dark even when the train is at some station..They need to fix it urgently...
     
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  7. LastTrainToClarksville

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    Catenary sparks have been visible in TS for several years; their absence does seem odd in TSW.
     
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  8. mlouie100

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    Definitly adding this feature will add realism to the LIRR railroad and this can be added to if dovetails ever does a dlc based on the PATH Train or MTA New York Subway System.
     
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  9. GT2

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    future feature confirmed!?Shout out Gabe_1.0 for first sparks thread.Did not know you made a post sorry .
     

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  10. DigitalRails

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    Class 86 have it, IIRC
     
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  11. Olaf the Snowman

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    While we’re at it, can we make the HST do a cold start up in the winter? :cool:



    (didn’t mean to undermine this thread but thought some of you might find this interesting- not my video so credit goes to the video owner)
     
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  12. GT2

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    Not at all olaf.Your more than welcome to post What you like goes to everyone .Nice video though .Im currently 124 in services in for gwe and i would like see this tsw too.
     
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  13. Gabe_1.0

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    DGT shut up and take my money! I am all for this 100%. The demo videos got me really excited. If you want donations just say we'll gladly give you some money if its not an easy task. Youve come far with TSW. It's gonna be great

    The sparks can get very bad LOL
     
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  14. GT2

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    I would love to see the path train i almost forgot about that 1.NY has too many trains lol
     
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    Yeah sparks would be pretty cool especially with the section breaks like on the London line.
     
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    The last I heard is that it’s possible, however they need an artist to design it to make sure it looks good and appropriate.
     
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    Reminder for Sam to Adam on updates regarding electrical sparks for next Livestream.
     
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  19. CowBoyWolf

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    they talked about that in the roadmap stream tho
     
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    I’d say this was an essential necessity for realism and immersion.
     
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    Yeah they mentioned that the tech for this is done (as TSW 2 was published), but due to a lack of some kind of artistic designs this has not been implemented yet. But that's now months ago and DTG Protagonist wanted to talk to Matt about that and ask what happened to that. We're curious.
     
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  22. GT2

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    I did not want to make another post on same topic so I'm just using this for my question and suggestion.
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    I would love to see this as a feature in the new Harlem lime coming to train Sim World 2 and Dresden night lighting. Matt has mentioned they have the available tools implement this feature and around the time he's had suggested Adam do it if he had the artist free to do so. Granted at that time he did not but now that there's more to Adam's team this can be a bigger possibility and such dismal future with big impact in a good way. What are your guys thoughts on this feature?
     
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    Yayyyyyyy!! Finally Train Sim World 3 I could now take this feature off the list &Thunderstorms Thank you DTG :)
     
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    One more feature with that is Dynamic Weather.
     
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    Hopefully this is something that the preservation crew could implement to the electric routes. Now obviously the team does have their hands full moving all of the current trains over to the training center and releasing the rest of the preservation updates, but this would be a very welcome addition at some point for the other routes, along with at least the improved clouds
     
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    Definitely need to bring this feature to the older routes. It's been asked for a long time now.
     
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    I too am a little disappointed that All features Are not Making It into The compatible routes ForTrain Sim World 2.. To be honest I'm still very happy And Looking Forward to Train Sim World 3 But I'm really curious to know Would Sparks Be a hard thing to implement Before or even a little bit after release?
     
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