Hst Cab & Lights Graphics Quality (v5.0)

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  1. inversnecky

    inversnecky Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I’ve got about 20 HSTs in folders. There’s texture folders in the Default and each of the variants. So the mod will replace the textures in all?

    I’ve backed up the HST folder
     

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  2. dunkrez

    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    Sounds about right mate, let us know how you get on :)
     
  3. dunkrez

    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    Just a little update regarding the HST cabs - the Ballast Tamper is coming close to completion so next up is the long awaited MTU cab pack.

    I'm throwing this out to the community - what MTU cab styles would you like to see included?
     
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    A W E S O M E news!!!
     
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    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    It was designed with the AP packs in mind, but it's become apparent over time that it works with some default HST stock too. Enjoy mate :)
     
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    Forgot that was mentioned. I’ll have a go on the default version first, so I can appreciate the difference!
     
  8. inversnecky

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    I've downloaded and unzipped your folder from ATS, and it says just to copy it into the Assets folder? No 'install' necessary? Presumably all the 43s I have will detect the new folder?
     
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  9. dunkrez

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    It's a texture upgrade, swapping out the 320x200 textures (may as well be) for 4k enhanced textures. Only way I could happily drive the HST on a 55" tv, the default textures are of a scandalous quality.

    Just copy over and happy driving bud :)
     
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    Hope I’ve done it right: selected the 4K folder, and rather than copying Assets over in its entirety and overwriting all the other entries, I delved down into your HST folder, and copied across (overwriting where necessary) the files only within that?

    [Not sure if it might cause an issue, but just a note that ‘4K’ is different for the cinema v monitors: while cinema resolution is just over 4,000 pixels, computer screens are actually 3,840 px wide (aka ‘Quad Full HD’).]

    off to try it now!
     
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    Here's some before and after screenshots (different station, liveries and time of day, but I tried to take from similar angles). First is default, second image from same view if your pack.

    You can certainly see the 3D quality of the textures, the shiny metal fitting, and indeed the outside looks so much more realistic.

    Well done!

    1 outside default.jpg 1b outside dunkrez.jpg 2a controls upper default.jpg 2b controls upper dunkrez.jpg
     
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    inversnecky Well-Known Member

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    Could only get five shots per post, so here's more:

    3a controls full default.jpg 3c controls full dunkrez.jpg 4a controls left dunkrez.jpg 4e controls left dunkrez.jpg
     
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    Last two!
    5a controls right default.jpg 5b controls right dunkrez.jpg
     
  14. Reef

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    inversnecky I'm pretty sure you've screenshotted different cab/loco variants, definitely for the first four screenshots anyway.

    This image from ATS explains what I mean, same train different fronts..
    [​IMG]
     
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    Could well be, reef, I couldn’t remember the first one. Exterior was GW, but the interiors were from another variant in a scenario.
     
  16. dunkrez

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    Happy days, the HST Cab & Lights Enhancement Pack has now hit 1500 downloads! :)

    Grab it here if you haven't already: https://alanthomsonsim.com/downloads/hst-cab-enhancement-pack-hd-1080p-ultrahd-4k-v4-0/

    Produced by GOLD STAR TRAINS ® and distributed by Alan Thomson Sim.

    Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to download and install this pack, it's hugely appreciated. When I set about improving the HST cab texture work, I had no idea it would be so well received. Well worth the time and effort.
     
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  17. Pookeyhead

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    Look what I came across today
     
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  18. dunkrez

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    Very nice, I'm still on with fine detailing, will have an update soon :)
     
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    It was awesome watching it that close. You could literally feel the ground shake.
     
  20. theicehound101

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    Just wondering what's happening to the cab fusion pack?
     
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  21. dunkrez

    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    It's all hands on deck for the Tamper at the moment, I'll have more mtu cab news closer to it's delivery.
     
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    Pookeyhead Well-Known Member

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    Have you thought about using the cab from the DTG LNER HST and patching it to the AP MTU versions? Is that doable? It's a fairly nice cab. The rest of the package is pants... especially the sound, but the cab is nice.
     
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    That's it folks, we've passed the 1600 downloads milestone!

    Not bad at all :cool:
     
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    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    I have indeed Ph, check this out:



    This is way before I really knew what I was doing with the controlcontainer elements, it's a bit hit and miss but with some tweaking I'm fairly confident that it would work. The other option is a new MTU cab from scratch, but that'll be very time consuming - perhaps cheaper as a release though, would definitely cost less to purchase than the DTG LNER HST. However, for those guys that already have the LNER HST, a fusion patch would certainly make sense.

    Take the "coming soon" with a pinch of salt, I'm up to my neck in it :)

    EDIT: If anyone reading this has the technical ability to push forward with this, given that there is a proof of concept video above - please feel free to soldier on with it, I'm all up for that. Would benefit the community greatly.
     
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  26. Pookeyhead

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    That looks fab if you can get it working properly.
     
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  27. Pookeyhead

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    ...seriously... I'd pay for that.
     
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    add virgin logo to valenta pack? Thank you so much
     
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    I had not re-downloaded the pack for some time as I had some problems with the first version.
    The files for 1080 work perfectly for me and I am well impressed :)

    Thank you for the trouble you went to in making this enhancement dunkrez

    Peter
     
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  31. dunkrez

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    My pleasure Peter, loved making it - haven't forgotten your electric request either :)
     
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    Just wondering if there are any updates regarding the MTU cab?
     
  35. dunkrez

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    It's still simmering away, and is definitely on the map... your patience will be rewarded :cool:
     

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