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Feature Proposal: New Loco Selection Screen

Discussion in 'Feature Suggestions & Proposals' started by TomJswt, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. TomJswt

    TomJswt Member

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    Based on wishes some people have regarding to drive certain trains on different routes. And based on an answer (29:45min in the MSB release stream) Matt Peddlesden gave to the qouestion if all german trains would be available on all german routes in the future, to which he said that if there is a train that doesn´t run on a route, probably not. I tried to make the best out of both worlds and came up with the idea to have new button in the menus: TSW Menü 1.png (Concept in RSN)
    The "Other Trains" button gives you the oppertunitiy to open another menu in wich you could select any of all the other Locos you may have installed, to drive services in the service mode. Exception are Locos that are not able to drive on a certain system (Electric locos on diesel routes for example). The new button would give a visual difference to the other buttons and opens a sub-menu, so that players don´t get confused or mix up the trains included with the ones that are not (The "Walk around" button is also visually different to the locos, so that the player knows that it's something different than normal driving).

    The sub-menu to select the trains that are not included in the route could look like this: TSW Menü 2.png
    (Concept in RSN)
    In this sub-menu you can select the train you want to drive in service mode (ACS-64 and similar locos would have a consist with one loco on each end of the train due to the lack of control cabs on many trains). One important point here would be that freight locos would only be able to drive the freight services, and passenger locos only the passenger services available on the route.

    I think this feature would profit most casual players and people that only have the base package of TSW, because it adds flexibility to the game. Also the upcoming editor not releasing on console means that console players will miss out on the features it brings. One of them being to create services with any loco on any route. The Loco Selection Screen would fix this problem.

    I just wanted to get this idea out.
    Also, sorry that the pictures are partly german.
     
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  2. Sintbert

    Sintbert Active Member

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    There are some more things it has to filter for. Like the coupling type, safety system, brake system, clearance for tunnels and bridges...
    If you take a american diesel on a German route, you would need to change the consist to american wagons or you could not couple to it or use the brakes, also they would not get through the tunnels and destroy the power lines..
    And for example the banking services would also no longer function because the loco can't couple to the cars.

    Its not quite as simple as with TS2019 where the simulator just doesn't care about most of that stuff.
     
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  3. palme111100

    palme111100 Member

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    Well, if every loco had a info file with information concerning coupling type, safety system, ect., the game just had to check, if the loco matches the route's criteria.
     
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  4. TomJswt

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    Makes Sense. I knew that there has to be a flaw haha :D
     
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  5. Rob39

    Rob39 Well-Known Member

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    Think service mode is the issue mentioned later on the stream. Currently unable to prevent what locos enter service mode. Once that is solved then ...
     
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