Train Simulator Max Performance And Visual Quality @ 4k

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  1. ntypeman

    ntypeman Active Member

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    Whaaaaaat??? I'll be gutted if you don't release it Dunc...

    You know TS has been waiting for a decent 47...

    Eric
     
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    Duncan.. trust me, people will buy it. If your tamper is any indication of quality, then people WILL buy it.
     
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  3. dunkrez

    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    Also, this, very embryonic, MTU HST... but I'm aiming to include a lot of extra detail progressively...

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  5. Reef

    Reef Well-Known Member

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    Glad you're enjoying this 3D modelling lark now you've gotten your teeth into it, it's very rewarding but hellish time consuming, I miss doing battle with Blender and ultimately winning but I just don't have the free time anymore.

    Keep at it Duncan I expect to be playing GST Rail Sim before long. :D:D
     
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  6. tsonboard

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    Please start a new thread for any new projects you are making.

    Makes it easier to keep up to date with everything
     
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  7. ntypeman

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    On the contrary, whilst I agree in part, at least all of Dunkrez's work postings are more or less in one place...

    If I had any criticism, then it's the thread title...

    Eric
     
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  8. dunkrez

    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    Well, this thread did start out as a drains up on what it takes to make TS run and look great... and with over 40,000 views, I'm pretty sure it's one of the most viewed TS forum threads which is fantastic. Makes sense to keep all of my experimentation and development posts in one thread, However, please do feel free to follow me on Facebook or Youtube:

    https://www.facebook.com/goldstartrains

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiXPXY4cIt9DA9zCqpac_Uw

    I've got quite a lot in the pipeline; An MPV, HST and class 47 that you might already be aware of. Then there's periodic tamper updates to follow (quite keen to cover more of these machines). There is more, but I'll tease or announce as appropriate :)

    Thanks for your support guys, without it there would be no way that Gold Star would gain any traction. Also, if you haven't already picked the tamper up... get it today! This project feeds into everything else that I've got on the stove simmering away.

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

    Thank you again,

    Dunc :cool:
     
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  9. spsimon285

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    I have Purchased your Tamper. Its excellent. Maybe you should add some more Mantainance of Way machines to your list of to do's
     
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  10. WhippleStripper

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    Has anybody experienced these problems?

    I bought the Tamper, but three of the four QDs are void. Only DR3016 Forwards works.

    [​IMG]

    Also the tamper lowers, but doesn't tamp and the VDU screens in the operator's position are blank.

    I put in a support request to ATS six days ago, but no response yet from Gold Star.
     
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  11. dunkrez

    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    I'm here, just finishing up the next tamper update. Even though there are no images on the quick drives, they should work all the same. I can correct the missing forwards driving one, but the wagon first are impossible to do anything with.

    To tamp, lower the tamping bogie, release the brakes, gear position 1, accelerator notch 1... when you reach about 0.4 miles an hour you can press c to begin tamping and shift+c to stop.

    Hope this helps, please let me know how you get on. Thank you!
     
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    I can now get the tamping action to start and the VDUs to display. Thank you.

    I don't understand why the QD images are blank. Surely all they require is a suitable image?

    If there's something deeper then I suggest you add QD presentation and selection to the manual.
     
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  13. dunkrez

    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    Good idea, and thank you for the suggestion... more news to follow soon :)
     
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  14. dunkrez

    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    Just a little look at the upcoming extra detailing (pre-bake)...

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    Last week of the tamper being on sale too :)
     
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    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    Here's a better view of things... (43,000 views, epic)

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    :cool:
     
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  16. 878606

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    You got some great detail in there Duncan well done :)
     
  17. ntypeman

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    Oh... It's on sale??? On ATS i presume???
     
  18. dunkrez

    dunkrez Well-Known Member

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    Just for a few more days Eric... It's about to get a substantial update, and will return to the normal price when that drops.

    I'm no AP but damn, I'm determined to work my arse off to get close :)
     
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    About to go in the oven...

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    I'll update when she's baked :cool:
     
  20. Craigie-C

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    Looking fantastic, can't wait for the update.
    Just wondering if in the future you may have any plans for releasing the Fastline livery, or any other liveried versions as an AI tamper alongside the Intercity one?
    Cheers
     
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    The update will be nicely comprehensive... take the first release incarnation as me finding my feet.

    Hopefully will please and surprise many :)
     
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  22. dunkrez

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    Just sweeping up now ready for release:

    - Ballast tamping kit model improvement
    - Gauges added to tamping bogie
    - Gauges added to vehicle sides
    - Animated cooling fans added
    - Missing springs and dampers added to tamping bogie
    - Missing hydraulics added throughout
    - Material use improved throughout
    - Hoses and cables improved throughout
    - Valves and pipework added throughout
    - Exhaust model improvement
    - Side indentations re-worked
    - Texture bleeding corrected
    - 4 additional spotlights added
    - Colour correction on tail light housing
    - Windscreen wiper models improved
    - Smoothing added to cylinders
    - Cab cable on right hand side removed
    - Small geometry error on cab1 left hand side fixed
    - Max speed texture added
    - Black lining improved on sides
    - All TS LOD issues corrected
    - Bonus features (TBA)

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    :cool:
     
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    DR73001 - Jarvis Livery

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    More news to follow shortly :cool:
     
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    Incoming...

    dr73001-jarvis.jpg

    dr73101-BR.jpg

    dr73102-carillion.jpg

    dr73105-carillion.jpg

    and...
     
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  25. dunkrez

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    a few more...

    dr73106-fastline.jpg

    dr73106-intercity.jpg

    dr73107-fastline.jpg

    Almost there :cool:
     
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  26. Craigie-C

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    Excited ................... More EXCITed ............... EXTREMELY EXCITED .... NEED IT NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OMG these look amazing :love:, I just have to create some scenarios for them, never uploaded a scenario to ATS but I think now is the time to learn how. Thanks Dunc. :D
     
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  27. chieflongshin

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    I have zero idea to get mine looking like that. It’s nowhere close. I’m guessing there’s countless things at play beyond dtg settings
     
  28. NEC Railfan

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    He also uses RWEnhancer and Reshade with his setup, I believe he talked about it in detail somewhere.
     
  29. Pookeyhead

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    Mainly because (mostly) everything is set to max in game, then I also use RWEnhancer Pro, plus ReShade. It' snot easy to set up and takes a bit of tweaking to get everything right, but once it is set, you can save your config files so you can easily put everything back if something changes.
     
  30. dunkrez

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    Here's the final changelog:

    - 7 Liveries Included:
    - DR73001 Jarvis
    - DR73101 Intercity
    - DR73102 Carillion
    - DR73105 Carillion
    - DR73106 Intercity
    - DR73106 Fastline
    - DR73107 Fastline
    - Ballast tamping kit model improvement
    - Automatic tamping speed correction
    - Exhaust model improvement
    - Gauges added to tamping bogie
    - Gauges added to vehicle sides
    - Cooling fans added
    - Missing springs and dampers added to tamping bogie
    - Missing hydraulics added throughout
    - Material use improved throughout
    - Hoses and cables improved throughout
    - Side indentations re-worked
    - Texture bleeding corrected
    - 4 additional spotlights added
    - Colour correction on tail light housing
    - Windscreen wiper models improved
    - Smoothing added to cylinders
    - Cab cable on right hand side removed
    - Small geometry error on cab1 left hand side fixed
    - Max speed texture added
    - Black lining improved on sides
    - All TS LOD issues corrected
    - Exterior mirror window issue fixed
    - Spot lights only illuminate at night
    - Sounds tweaked:
    - Final mix improved
    - Engine sound improved
    - Better track joint sounds
    - Better flange screech sound
    - Manual updated

    It's getting packed now, so it should be available within the next few days. Time for a well earned beer!
     
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    Hi Dunc, not sure if the ATS installer is playing up but I have just redownloaded and installed the Updated version and it's thrown a wobbly to the point where they seem to appear in the Assets folder but not in TS (No variations) :(
    Just wondering if anybody else has had similar issues?
    EDIT:- Looks like a lot of the GEOPCDX files have a value of 0KB
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    I am getting problems after the update as well. There are 55 files with a size of 0 in the "engine" directory, including GodPcDx files that look like they refer to the new liveries (eg DR73001-jarvis.GeoPcDx, DR73101-br-trailer.GeoPcDx, DR73102-carillion.GeoPcDx, fastline, intercity, carillion).

    TS2022 doesn't recognise the new liveries and Quick Drive fails.
     
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    The ATS team is working on it now guys, and the installer will be good to go again asap, I can only apologise for this, I'm very sorry indeed.

    On the upside, shortly, you should all have a slew of tampers to tamper away with. I'll report back here and post on FB once confirmed to be fixed.

    Sorry again, and thank you for your support, it means a hell of a lot.

    Dunc
     
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    Please could you try again guys? The installer version should be v1.1.1. I'm getting confirmations that it is now fully functional.

    Again, sorry for the hiccup there.

    Hope you enjoy the overhaul! :)
     
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    All good now Duncan, also just curious was there never a Network Rail version of this Tamper?
     
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  37. dunkrez

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    Not that I've seen a reference photo of... but if you can find me one, it'll get included at a later date, that I promise.

    Just need to work on spreading the word a bit now and get some sales in :)
     
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  38. Craigie-C

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    Thanks Duncan, Looking good now, Cheers
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    Working fine here too. Thanks.
     
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    Awesome! :)
     
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    That looks grand mate!
     
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    No not seen anything myself, I was just curious is all.. :)
     
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    For some unknown reason a payed 6.99£ instead of 5.99£ or the actual price with sub suppose to be 6.99£ instead of the 5.99£ advertised?
     
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    It was supposed to be 6.99 for subs, but I think the webmaster made a slight error, perhaps this has been fixed now. Either way, it's ridiculously cheap for what you get.
     
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    Alright fair enough, agree it's very cheap for the details in it you done an incredible job at it, hope you have plans to release future dlc within the railway infrastructure area, its really something we lack in TS20XX well done Duncan :)
     
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    Thank you mate, very appreciated. All depends on how many more tampers ship... it's had no reviews, or anything since I re-worked it. Shame really as I worked really hard.
     
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    Duncan this Sound replace for the Tamper just went up on the German forum may be worth a try and speak to the author to see if you can include them on your packaged i haven't had a chance to try and see if they are any good or not but by the previou video they arent too bad, normally this guy does decent replacement sound's for other dlc

    https://rail-sim.de/forum/filebase/...-star-trains-ballast-tamper-pack-version-1-0/
     
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