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Working Ebula For German Locos

Discussion in 'Feature Suggestions & Proposals' started by palme111100, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. palme111100

    palme111100 Active Member

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    I just wanted to ask if it's possible to add a working EBuLa to the German Locos.
    The benefit of the EBuLa would be that the player could drive the train with the HUD disabled and for me that would be "real" realism.

    So how could the EBuLa work?
    • The EBuLa timetable could be created with the editor and delivered with the map
    • The EBuLa gets its data form the service mode timetable and the speeds on the route
    • Then it works like a real EBuLa

    What are your opinions on the EBuLa?
     

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  2. UnartiC

    UnartiC New Member

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    Thats a feature i would die to have ingame! Strangely enough, you can press all the buttons on the display but obviously they don't do anything right now.
    I thought this could be for the future. I realy hope so.
     
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  3. palme111100

    palme111100 Active Member

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    I hope so too. Like, why would they make those buttons work for nothing?
     
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  4. eurocityboy

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    Great idea, I'd love to see working EBuLas as soon as possible, ideally with automatically generated timetables.
     
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  5. palme111100

    palme111100 Active Member

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    Yeah, that's a good idea ;)
     
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  6. Jonas16396

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    Please Ebulas but dont Ebolas :)
     
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  7. palme111100

    palme111100 Active Member

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    No panic, it's all just about EBuLas. ;)
     
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  8. thearkerportian

    thearkerportian Well-Known Member

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    Or, if not Ebula (so especially on older locos, should we ever get them) maybe the oldschool paper version. Ever wondered what the large empty area in the middle of the driver's desk is for? Yep. It's a clipboard essentially!
     
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  9. palme111100

    palme111100 Active Member

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    Yeah, that would be nice as well.;)
     
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  10. palme111100

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    I've just watched the RRO Preview Stream I found out that Matt said he wants to implement EBuLa, but he has to look further into it. I mean it's a step in the right direction. So there is a chance that EBuLa is coming.:cool:
     
  11. lucas_5_5

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    This is more immersion. Has to be priority stuff to add for a simulation game. My opinion, of course.
     
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    palme111100 Active Member

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    I absolutely agree and by looking how many people liked this thread, we are not alone :cool:
     
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    thearkerportian Well-Known Member

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    I agree too. Sad thing is only, seeing how new features in TSW are typically handeled, I fear should we ever get a loco with an Ebula, it will be the only one. No updates for the older ones we have already. Same as with the destination displays, interior displays, ...
     
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  14. palme111100

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    Could be, but the EBuLa-displays are working already, the destination displays and interior displays not and I think for them to work something has to be remodelled whereas with the EBuLa it would just be expanding the capabilities of the display. Maybe this is handeled differently in TSW, but that would be my guess. Let's hope for the best.;)
     
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  15. lucas_5_5

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    i think, its again, proirity decisitions in what to make. Personally i like to drive with less HUD options i can. Almost nothing in the HUD. But maybe the mayority likes to drive even with the speedometer and all the other options. So EBuLa becomes too much to do (in a priority list)
     
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  16. palme111100

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    Yeah, I guess. But that's why I'd like the EBuLa: to drive without the HUD.
     
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    On the German routes, it's actually fairly easy to drive mostly without the HUD: Kilometer posts. say you depart from a station at km 10.5. Turn on the HUD so it tells you how far the next station is away, and add or distract the distance, depending what direction you travel. Speeds as well, signage on the DB routes is fairly well done in TSW.

    Alternatively, you can write down the kilometer numbers for stations (maybe even speed restrictions), thereby essentially creating your own "Ersatzfahrplan", the paper predecessor of Ebula sotospeaks
     
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  18. ales.hnyk

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    it is true that ebula on RSN, MSB and now RRO routes makes these three routes the most popular for me. Without HUD with PZB and SIFA on, it's more fun.
     
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  19. LastTrainToClarksville

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    It's nice to encounter some humor on these forums now and then.
     
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  20. lucas_5_5

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    https://rail-sim.de/forum/wsif/index.php/Category/251-Sonstiges/

    For now i been trying this. Here you can find Ebula screens for the 3 german routes.

    Edit: Also, to have this screens on the 155 and 182 you can find there repaints that also come with Ebula. I think you thearkerportian already knew this but for everyone that doesn't know there is the link.
     
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