(wip) Gx Class 387 Enhancements

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  1. londonmidland

    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys, Just to let you know I’ve already been starting on modding the GX Class 387.

    So far I have replaced the external marker and headlights. As seen below in the comparison, the plain white circle for the headlight has been replaced with something that actually looks like a headlight.

    I have also replaced the speed and brake gauge textures and colours, as these were reused from the 377. The new version is more accurate to how it looks in real life.

    I next plan to add some external weathering to the 387. Let me know what you think so far!

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  2. Jalio

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    Good, the more of your stuff I can throw into the sim the better. Can't wait.
     
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  3. 4-COR

    4-COR Well-Known Member

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    Looking good!
     
  4. OldVern

    OldVern Well-Known Member

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    Looking good. Weathering in particular will be welcome. The one thing that’s very noticeable dividing my current gaming time between Snowrunner and TSW, is just how unbelievably squeaky clean everything is in TSW, whether the envionment or the trains.
     
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  5. matinakbary

    matinakbary Well-Known Member

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    I think this has much to do with license agreements.
     
  6. londonmidland

    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    This is something I’m going to try working on next.
     
  7. chieflongshin

    chieflongshin Well-Known Member

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    Is there anyone here that can share any current pictures of any of the adverts, billboards up and about for the stations please (assuming you may look at this too londonmidland - very cheeky of me :cool:)
     
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  8. jamster47

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    Looking really good
    Are you able to make the traction motor noises louder when in cab view? Not sure if anyone finds them a bit quiet?

    I can turn the volume up and then get deafened by aws

    I travel on electrostars a lot and they are a lot louder irl
     
  9. davidh0501

    davidh0501 Well-Known Member

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    More weathering please.
    It's all a little squeaky clean.
     
  10. mas.arsyarrahman

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    How can I change the power mode into AC power. I have tried it gwe and i always failed. Does anybody know?
     
  11. AndrewWhite96

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    I done it on Cathcart for a test you gotta put it in neutral and press and hold the ac button for about 20 seconds then it'll switch then hold the pan up button until you hear the transformers kick in then good to go
     
  12. mas.arsyarrahman

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    It works, thanks
     
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  13. 5cip

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    for what is this ?
     
  14. londonmidland

    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    Hi, SprattyHeath is currently working on this. As a result, I'm going to focus solely on the 387.
     
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    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to have a look at the texture map and see if its possible to add weathering.
     
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    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    I think its realistic to be quieter in the cab as you're a lot more insulated and further away from the motors vs being in the interior.
     
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  17. DR98929

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    Suppose you can't do anything with the P.I.S speed can you?
    But I'm assuming that'll have to be a dev change?

    Great work already tho, your mods are game changing in my opinion.
     
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    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    WIP - some subtle weathering for the 387. Still need to do the glass on the windows and cab.

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  19. Jalio

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    Looks fantastic. Really appreciate your efforts.
     
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    Great work, one thing I don't understand about the stock train is the way the brake gauge looks, it's cartoon-ish, but the same exact gauge on the 377 looks a lot better.

    Also, this is a bit of an O/T, but are the little dots on the speedometer part of ATP? I thought only the HST was fitted with that system.
     
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  21. londonmidland

    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    I've never liked how DTG did the backlighting on the gauges on the 377/375/387 for the exact same reason - it looks very cartoonish and amateur.

    The dots are supposed to represent individual LEDs, as the 387s have this in real life.
     
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  22. Amtrak131

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    Can you darken the interior walls. It doesn't look right with the white they used. Had no curves.
     
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    Yes, completely they are quite immersion breaking IMHO. Especially on the 387

    Right, I see, thanks for the information.

    I hope those train improvements mods are eventually picked up by Adam when he gets around at doing newer routes (hopefully before the 2030s lol).
     
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    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    Do you have an image or the colour its supposed to be so I can use that as reference?
     
  25. PegasusLeosRailwayFanatix

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    Looks really good, did you saw the video that I posted, it can give you more ideas of how the headlight should be. Very amazing job so far, really appreciated what you are doing for the community londonmidland. :):o:D

    Here is the video link:
     
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    When is this mod going to be released, just so excited :)
     
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    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    The mod should be released very shortly - in the next few days.

    As you can see, I have no added weathering to the windows, as well as a bit more weathering externally. I have also tweaked the GX red very slightly to be a bit more pale.

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  28. zefreak

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    You always do incredible work, thank you for your many contributions to the game - I use all of your mods.
     
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    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the comments. It’s the response from the community which encourages me to make further mods for the game :)
     
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    Looking great so far! Any way to weather/add some detailing inside the cab?
     
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    I'll see what I can do :)
     
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    Some very subtle weathering to the passenger interior added:
    - Scratch and grunge marks added to all areas of the interior, including back of seats, table surfaces, panels and on the ceiling.
    - AC area made darker to indicate heavy usage/filling with dust

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    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    Cab weathering

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  34. WaveyDavey

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    Looking great so far..... Will this work alongside the BML enhancements mod being released today/tomorrow?
     
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    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    It will either be release on Thursday or Friday, so not too long left to wait!
     
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  38. LWDAdnane

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    It's this sort of attention to detail that makes you stand out. I salute you
     
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    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. These are the details DTG typically tends to miss.
     
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    Indeed, however sometimes their detail can actually be incredible, just not where it matters. I saw a post recently where someone found that the generators somewhere on BML ( I think it was this route) hum at the exact frequency that they would do irl. Amazing. But it's a generator that I assume less that 5% of players would come across, and an even less percentage of players who would appreciate that the generator hums according to the real life frequency. DTG would be a lot more appreciated if they included this sort of attention to detail to the train itself.
     
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  41. Rob39

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    Will the windscreen have dirt around the wipers radius?
     
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    Yes. I’ll make sure to include this.
     
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    Thank you for all the mods you make! I really enjoy what they bring to the routes and trains you have worked on :)
     
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    Glad you enjoy them :)
     
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    Thank you londonmidland, fantastic as usual! Much appreciated :D

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    Just downloaded it now. :)

    Will you be giving the 377 the same treatment?
     
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    Let me know what you think of it :) I think SprattyHeath has already done this in his route enhancement pack
     
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    Really amazing Work as usual londonmidland, i really like what you did would this mod, especially the headlight but is it possible you can make it default without the weathering but only change the headlight for those who like to drive clean train. Thanks again and amazing work as usual :)

    The headlight is still not edited for the 377 still, is it possible that you can fix this or ask SprattyHeath to. Thanks
     

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