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Train Simulator Max Performance And Visual Quality @ 4k

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dunkrez, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. mattdsoares

    mattdsoares Well-Known Member

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    Not sure how much a difference a 3080 will make. I'm planning on getting one once there are some to get, and am not expecting much gain. Regardless of fps, whether it's 60 or 20, my GPU usage never goes above around 60% anyway.
     
  2. Pookeyhead

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    Well.. I'm not upgrading just for Train Sim :)
     
  3. dunkrez

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    I will be, my monster rig is just for TS, no way I'm going to get many gains throwing in something hotter than a 5GHz i-7700k, but swapping out the GTX1080 might see a few small gains here and there.
     
  4. Pookeyhead

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    I think you'll see more than a few small gains at 4k.

    I'm upgrading just because a 10 year old rig is ridiculous. The fact that I went so overboard back in 2011 is the reason it has remained viable for so long... that and a GPU refresh in 2014. I also do a great deal of photo editing and video editing, so core count is where I'm at at the moment. I was going to go for a Ryzen 9 3950X, but I'll wait and see what Zen 3 brings to the table now I think.
     
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  5. dunkrez

    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    I may need to upgrade just to keep working on this :)

    ballast-tamper.jpg

    It's going to be a beast.
     

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  6. dunkrez

    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    To be fair, considering the insane amount of geometry, my rig handles this with no issues:



    Still so much more to do :)
     
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  7. DTG Jamie

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    Interesting guide dunkrez, the Ballast Tamper looks great, what Tamper is it based off?
     
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    Thanks Jamie, much appreciated. It's based on a very popular 1980's ballast tamper, with examples that exist around the globe today.

    The units I am referencing for the build are DR73101 and DR73106 of the BR civil engineers department (Circa 1987-89). If the community get busy with liveries, then this unit would be at home on Swiss, European and other railways. There's always one of these lurking somewhere!

    There's still a lot of work to do before its release, my aim is to have it as functional as is possible and making all the right noises :)

    It's a good start, however, tonight I need to sleep. Back to the coal face tomorrow after some rest.
     
  9. dunkrez

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    250,000+ polygons and she still needs more:



    I'll sleep when I'm dead :)
     
  10. mattdsoares

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    MUST HAVE ALL THE POLYS.
     
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    It's starting to take shape :)

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  12. ntypeman

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    Dunkrez...

    posting photos at 0338hrs... DO YOU EVER GO TO BED???!!! ;)

    Eric
     
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    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    Heh, sometimes, it's coming along though and it's easy to get stuck in and totally lose track of time.
     
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    Just a quick update for anyone interested in the ballast tamper (which shares some remarkable likenesses to a Plasser & Theurer 09-32 CSM), the project is well underway now - I'm very keen to show off the progress made so far so stay tuned for further updates.

    Trying to keep the poly count down on it is a little tough, as it's a very complex bit of kit, but it is coming along beautifully :)
     
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    As promised, a few screens of development so far to whet your appetites:

    railpunk-ballast-tamper-1.jpg railpunk-ballast-tamper-2.jpg railpunk-ballast-tamper-3.jpg railpunk-ballast-tamper-4.jpg railpunk-ballast-tamper-5.jpg
    Loads more to do, but that's enough for today :)
     
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    Looking good bud.
     
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  17. ntypeman

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    Yes please!!! Oh by the way... Without wishing to hijack this thread, THANKS SO MUCH for your HST cab texture improvements... so much better now!!! :cool:

    Eric
     
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    Eric, you're very welcome mate, makes it all worth the effort :)
     
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    Happy Sunday dudes, here's a couple of new shots of the 80's ballast tamper. Cabs are now halfway to completion and the locomotive can be driven. Next up will be some serious scripting :)

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    Once this project is wrapped up and out in the wild, it will be time to start the next loco. Exciting times!
     
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  20. ntypeman

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    Want it, want it, WANT IT...
     
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  21. dunkrez

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    I've about sorted publishing and distribution, so it's not far away at all now.

    What's your top next wish for a loco Eric?

    n.b. This thread is at 14,000+ views, amazing! And still no sticky, haha.
     
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    A working Scotrail DBSO & accompanying 47/7 would be my wish...!!! Probably get slated for it but there you go...

    I can wish... :cool:

    Eric
     
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    Dunkrez.

    is there any chance we'll see this on the side of the tamper???
    Screenshot_20201122-162338_Google.jpg

    Apologies about the rubbishy image, its all I could find!!!

    Eric
     
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    Make it a class 104 unit!
     
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    Because they were common in the 50s (just), 60, 70s and 80s, and because there's a real need for 1st gen DMUs in train sim. All we have is the 101 and the 117 really.
     
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  28. dunkrez

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    I hear you loud and clear bud :)
     
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