Train Simulator Max Performance And Visual Quality @ 4k

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  1. dunkrez

    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    To celebrate a whopping 50,000 thread views here's a little teaser... :cool:

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    Amazing to see how it’s taking shape. Great stuff!
     
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    Coming along well Duncan, interesting to read that they trialled an FMU (freight Multiple Unit) variation of this for use on the Cambrian line carrying logs from Aberystwyth to Cronospan Chirk consisting of two powered MPV's top and tailing, the one flatbed container carrying MPV having a specially constructed log carrying module and the other a water tank module to act as ballast with 7 OTA's in between, shame it never got beyond a 19 run trial though.

    Talking of variations, there's also a 9 car HOWT (High output wiring train) and a double ended single unit Switches and Crossings video train too.

    Plenty of scope for expanding this into a multiple pack then Duncan. :D:D
     
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  4. dunkrez

    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    Last few for today...

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    :)
     
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    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    Yellow end baking is done, a little weathering added too...

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    Reef Well-Known Member

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    We don't care any more Dunc, NWC is coming back..

    JUST KIDDING!!!!!!

    Love it, it's looking bloody marvellous, can't wait to add it to my collection. :)
     
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    Looking really nice really can't wait for it a much needed dlc for TS20XX
     
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    Good News!

    This morning, Plasser & Theurer have very kindly granted GOLD STAR TRAINS ® permission to use their branding on our Train Simulator models! [​IMG]
    Please expect an update to the Plasser & Theurer 09-32 CSM tamper pack very soon [​IMG]

    While I think about it, just thought I'd let you know that I also have permission to use Network Rail's logo (granted on the 27th November 2019 [​IMG]) - so the MPV will come shipped with the correct liveries and branding straight out of the gate.

    This is truly epic and I am extremely grateful to Plasser & Theurer :cool:
     
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    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    To celebrate the goodness, here's a shot of the front end almost fully baked, no ssao, leaning into a corner at speed! [​IMG]

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    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    Plasser & Theurer branded pack is sorted and being packed by ATS for distribution now :)

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    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    I still can't believe we've now got a proper Plasser in Train Simulator. Amazing!

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    Network Rail's branding has now been approved for use with the upcoming MPV pack too :)
     
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    Has the update been released on ATS dunkrez?
     
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    Not yet mate, they're on in though - just had to double check everything with Plasser & Theurer and the ATS team to make sure everything is proper and above board - getting permission for this is a huge deal and all of the right boxes needed ticking before committing. It should be with you shortly (estimate is within a day or two).

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    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    A lot of baking done today, so much detail added too...

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    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    I am delighted to announce that legomanbiffo has provided GST with a very comprehensive full set of perfectly recorded MPV sounds to work with for the upcoming MPV pack. This is truly excellent - Thank you legomanbiffo! [​IMG][​IMG]

    For those that don't know, legomanbiffo typically works alongside Richard Armstrong (AP) when gathering source sounds.

    To celebrate this, here's a 4k shot of an MPV leaving Sheffield on a gorgeous summer afternoon with Northern DMU 150111 lurking in the background [​IMG]

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    Also, a shot with the start of weathering removed for clarity:

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    :cool:
     
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    Any ideas when the new Tamper skins be available?
     
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    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    The ATS team are waiting the green light from the testers... after that, it's just down to admin updating the web page and download pack. I've been sweating this since last Monday! Not long now mate. Here's a pic of the MPV with ultra high definition shadow bake in the meantime:

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    Great stuff!
     
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    Just a little teaser...



    TFI Friday! :)
     
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    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    More progress still, everything is now UHD shadow baked, unit 1 and unit 2 are completely modular too. All materials are set up nicely on the loco model and it also has a cab interior. And marker lights as of today :cool:

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    That's all for now...
     
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    Now driveable with a basic geometry based cab...

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    I'm actually itching to give it its sounds!
     
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    How did a thread about game settings turn into a DLC promotion thread?
     
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    Reef Well-Known Member

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    Something we raised months (years maybe) ago with Duncan but apparently view count is more important than organisation, at the end of the day it's Duncans thread so get over it it's his train set so it's his rules.:)
     
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    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    The evolution of my knowledge of Train Simulator... whichever way you look at it, it's contribution based right from the start. Passion, contribution and growth :)

    Next up will be some UHD MPV cab shadow bake shots!
     
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    Cyclone Well-Known Member

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    Why did you suggest I was raising a beef? I was just curious how it evolved.
     
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    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    In a few years it might be interesting to look back to this thread... I'm working 7 days a week from morning until night on the MPV to make sure it's on another level entirely - after that perhaps something less exotic but equally essential will be on the menu. Although I am partial to beef, I like mine pink on the inside, rare to medium and definitely not well done :)
     
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    Medium well. Not done to the point of chewing on shoe leather and enough tenderness to it without having the feeling that I'm eating something that's still mooing.
     
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    I didn't suggest anything i just answered the question you posed as i interpreted it.
     
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    ................. and the problem is ????????????
    So you never derail a thread? :D
     
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    Hey, I'm innocent here! :o
     
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    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    As promised, a couple of shots of the MPV cab, about 90% baked (UHD quality baking again):

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    The amount of work it took to get this right cannot be underestimated!
     
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    I love baking, me! ;)
     
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    cab4.jpg

    Cab detailing part way through :)
     
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    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    And a little more (painstaking detailing)... tomorrow it's time to get that radio kit sorted out!

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    Pretty much all of the cab shadow baked and ready for immaculate texturing...

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    Getting closer and closer still...

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    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    The full spread of the control desks... next jobs, walls and ceiling :)

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    Just be aware the scenario set released on ATS for £6.29 is absolute pants.
    https://alanthomsonsim.com/.../ballast-tamper-scenario.../
    Not sure who created them but when you get a 75min scenario with only 3 moving Ai out a total of 7 for the price of £1 for each scenario???? Unacceptable.
    Also most of the time you are driving from a - b with no tamping. What is the point of that.
    As there is no option to feedback on the ATS page thought it suitable to post here.
    If you like spending 15+ minutes stationary with no passing Ai then this set is perfect for you.
    If you enjoy driving (and using) the tamper, do not buy this pack.
    I thought I would post this here in case any newcomers to the excellent Tamper are maybe looking for useable scenarios.
    The only decent one I have found so far was featured on TrainSim TV
    https://alanthomsonsim.com/downloads/cc-2n83-tamping-out-of-preston/
     
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    They are charging money for doing the bare minimum? Wow, not cool...
     
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    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    How about charging the bare minimum for an absolute shed-load of work...

    SPRING SALE!
    The GST Plasser & Theurer 09 CSM Series Pack is now heavily discounted to help fund the ongoing MPV development.
    Grab yourself an absolute bargain!

    https://alanthomsonsim.com/product/gold-star-trains-dr73106-ballast-tamper/

    Standard Sale Price: £5.99
    ATS Subscriber Sale Price: £4.99

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    • DR73001 Jarvis
    • DR73101 Plasser & Theurer BR
    • DR73102 Carillion
    • DR73105 Carillion
    • DR73106 Plasser & Theurer Intercity
    • DR73106 Fastline
    • DR73107 Fastline
    https://alanthomsonsim.com/product/gold-star-trains-dr73106-ballast-tamper/

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    https://alanthomsonsim.com/product/gold-star-trains-dr73106-ballast-tamper/

    Enjoy! :)
     
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    The MPV waiting at Wakefield...

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    Last few...

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    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    And another week on :)

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    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    Here's a 4k shot after a lot more work (this is not a toy!)...

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    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    A well earned thrash on the Stoke Loop :)

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    Still a lot left to do!
     
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    Looking good!
    Stoke Loop is a fab route BTW.
     
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    If it's going to be heavily stained high up on the front shouldn't there be more rail level and side grime?
     
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    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    The pack ( ... :) ) is still in development, we've come from this...

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    To this...

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    In 12 weeks :)

    Absolutely loving working on it. Hope it shows.
     

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