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Title: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on June 15, 2013, 05:38:26 pm
Hello to everyone.

I have been in the BVEStation community for a little over a year now, and watching other members start projects and complete them looking amazing, and I plan on coding the A from Lefferts to 207th as my contribution for the hard work that other members have put in to create the routes and trains that everyone is allowed to use.
I have sent a PM to Phantom909 and asked for his permission. If he says yes, my project will be started and screenshots will posted soon.

EDIT 1/6/2017: I have decided to create a guideline for how this route is being developed, which is available here (https://www.dropbox.com/s/6yederwz7pbmz9s/%28A%29%28C%29%20Line%20release%20notes%20for%20OpenBVE.docx?dl=0). Within the word document is my ESTIMATED release dates and scenarios for the A/C lines to 207th/168th. It is ALOT of work to be done, and I think this will help with any questions about the A/C development, and help keep people interested as I make my way up to 207th by releasing it in sections. The document will be updated as necessary with work that needs to be done, and so will this thread.
Title: Re: Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: trainbrain on June 15, 2013, 07:17:05 pm
Good luck bro, this sounds really cool.
Title: Re: Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: Mr Railfan on June 15, 2013, 08:20:09 pm
If i recall, it's already in development.
Title: Re: Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on September 02, 2013, 05:29:54 pm
I wouldn't make sense to create the A to straight to 207th without creating one to Euclid! So I have decided to create an A to Euclid then the A to 207th. I will be using objects from the LisaRaye2 and the Lefferts Blvd-bound A folders. Here are screenshots of each station:

Lefferts Blvd:
(http://imageshack.us/a/img716/9521/dzjl.jpg)
111th street:
(http://imageshack.us/a/img594/9818/5xu2.jpg)
104th Street:
(http://imageshack.us/a/img4/2163/ktpo.jpg)
Rockaway Blvd:
(http://imageshack.us/a/img839/1697/9v09.jpg)
88th Street:
(http://imageshack.us/a/img854/8672/2r3r.jpg)
80th Street:
(http://imageshack.us/a/img41/5760/5ew5.jpg)
Grant Avenue:
(http://imageshack.us/a/img706/2010/1xcd.jpg)
and finally, Euclid Avenue:
(http://imageshack.us/a/img801/6400/gnp8.jpg)

The route is about 75% complete. More screenshots coming soon!
Title: Re: Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: PelhamLocal on September 02, 2013, 11:11:19 pm
Sweet!
Title: Re: Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on September 08, 2013, 12:38:16 pm
Updated Tunnel Rail Textures:
(http://imageshack.us/a/img35/5931/vmxi.jpg)

Added textures to the switches so they won't be white:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img571/5475/mqjt.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: Dj Hammers on September 08, 2013, 01:54:28 pm
Good stuff, keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: Mr Railfan on September 08, 2013, 02:15:12 pm
I'm very impressed. Keep up the good work. I'm looking forward to playing this.
Title: Re: Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: PelhamLocal on September 08, 2013, 07:11:56 pm
(http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr345/justinsz/download_zpsa5463404.jpg)
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: Psycho William on September 19, 2013, 08:16:16 pm
whoa nice
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on June 26, 2014, 06:06:17 pm
Progress has been slow because I had to start from scratch. At the moment screenshots of each station:

Lefferts Blvd
(http://imgur.com/wTwSnI4.png)
111th Street
(http://i.imgur.com/zDA9qsR.png)
104th Street curved platform canopies are a WIP
(http://i.imgur.com/3Xh0LWh.png)
Rockaway Blvd curved platform canopies are a WIP
(http://i.imgur.com/b4ktzpq.png)
88th Street
(http://i.imgur.com/tZKd3sc.png)
80th Street
(http://i.imgur.com/94KpiHq.png)

Each station is approxiametely 50% complete. Once I have fully completed the elevated stations, I will start working on Grant and Euclid. More screenshots coming soon!!
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: Fan Railer on June 26, 2014, 09:04:06 pm
Lookin' great. Keep it up dude... and as a general note, always keep backups, especially if you're a developer. Ya never know if something might happen that causes you to lose everything XP
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on June 27, 2014, 04:37:24 pm
Yeah, I learned my lesson the first time  ;)
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on July 11, 2014, 08:03:46 pm
104th Street is starting to look a lot more smoother around the edges....

(http://i.imgur.com/vDn4oPx.png)
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: PelhamLocal on July 11, 2014, 11:08:54 pm
Nice!
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on July 30, 2014, 08:30:26 pm
When is the next train arriving at 1am?

(http://i.imgur.com/2u4lZnZ.png)

Curved Canopies are in place at rockaway and the stairs to/from the platforms are next

(http://i.imgur.com/QCMv5zo.png)
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: PelhamLocal on July 30, 2014, 10:41:05 pm
Nice!
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: B3 via Av U on August 01, 2014, 12:07:17 pm
Can't wait for this release!
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on September 09, 2014, 10:49:59 pm
Since school has started back for me, coding will be done on weekends and breaks (Thanksgiving, Winter, etc.) and any free time I may have. In the works:
adding textures to the canopies to make it more realistic
adding station items (conductors board, R110 board, seats, bins, sandbox, etc)
buildings and streets (Woodhaven, Liberty)
More screenshots when significant progress is made.
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on November 04, 2014, 02:32:52 am
Lefferts Blvd before textures:

(http://i.imgur.com/BGSqfoi.png)

Lefferts Blvd after textures and lights:

(http://i.imgur.com/aPHVpGB.png)
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: Psycho William on November 04, 2014, 05:30:30 am
Lefferts Blvd before textures:

(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w674/bigbellymon4/Leffertsstabefore_zpsc898c8fd.png)

Lefferts Blvd after textures and lights:

(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w674/bigbellymon4/Leffertssta_zps4775b72a.png)

nice work bro
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on January 09, 2015, 02:03:58 am
January 2015 updates:

Lefferts with platform objects:

(http://i.imgur.com/Pg5cqAw.png)

Textures added to the switches:

(http://i.imgur.com/IZhLbjO.png)

Canopy with updated lights (111th is used as an example for the others):

(http://i.imgur.com/YB6u4c3.png)

"Aerial View" of 80th Switches:

(http://i.imgur.com/ggftSZh.png)

Rockaway switches (catwalks need to be worked on):

(http://i.imgur.com/o4eEkFe.png)
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: Psycho William on January 09, 2015, 07:12:58 am
not bad at all
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: Fan Railer on January 09, 2015, 08:36:37 am
coming along nicely =) keep it up dude
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: rstar on January 09, 2015, 05:36:53 pm
very good  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on February 19, 2015, 11:34:23 pm
Over Mid-Winter Break, catwalks have been modified on the switches to "mesh" with existing objects. I am in progress of coding rockaway switches as one big file instead of using multiple files within the folder and multiple codes within the route file. The route is approximately 40% done (excluding Euclid and Grant). The basic skeleton is done up to 80th Street, with grades and curves. When I have the time, I will post screenshots.
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on March 18, 2015, 10:26:58 pm
Due to catwalk and rail replacement using new textures, there is no service to the Rockaways

(http://i.imgur.com/wFeAFt7.png)

After multiple weekend closures, catwalks have been fully replaced and updated at Lefferts Blvd

(http://i.imgur.com/Rw3mDYm.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/40HurtH.png)
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: Ramirez1523 on March 19, 2015, 12:15:53 am
Looking Good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on April 03, 2015, 09:06:01 pm
The last switch at Lefferts needed some extra work, but it officially completed. Time to start work on the Rockaway switches:

(http://i.imgur.com/2z5ts4n.png)
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: Fox-179 on April 03, 2015, 10:31:15 pm
Are you going to redo(update the stations) ?
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on April 04, 2015, 02:27:21 am
Are you going to redo(update the stations) ?
Yeah I do. The problem is that I have not "toured" or passed through the stations I'm working on and I'm pulling the objects from previous folders and updating them if I know and/or have seen the textures to update them with. Also, I saw on MTA's website that they are in progress of updating the Liberty Ave elevated platforms and if they look the same as the Brighton or the Rockaway's stations, they will be updated as such once I get the permission to use the textures needed. In the beta version the platforms used in the Lefferts-bound route may remain since they are currently coded in the route.
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on November 20, 2016, 04:55:15 am
Wow, It has been over a year since any progress has been posted, and it is about to be two :'(. I have been on a hiatus for various reasons, but now I am back, and it is time to finish this project that is 3 years in the making for a few stops  ;D. I have found some of most of the files, and progress has started on adding textures to the route. A sneak peek so far of what I have done:

Lefferts Blvd (platform objects will be added later)
(http://i.imgur.com/xDWCnmO.png)

111th Street
(http://i.imgur.com/fOXzS1V.png)

104th Street
(http://i.imgur.com/ssrM884.png)

Rockaway Blvd
(http://i.imgur.com/mkSecuc.png)

88th Street
(http://i.imgur.com/hth1usu.png)

80th Street
(http://i.imgur.com/4uMZNp2.png)

Grant Av and Euclid Av will be done after the elevated stations due to the fact that different objects are used for the underground stations.
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: J4trains on November 29, 2016, 06:59:50 pm
Nice Job!
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: WizDaGamer on December 08, 2016, 02:02:25 am
Looking good  :) Hope to see some more pictures! Good luck!
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on December 08, 2016, 08:14:56 am
Thanks!

And here is a progress update:

Smooth curves are a WIP from Lefferts to 111th, and from 111th to 104th looooool

(http://i.imgur.com/dB6hKOX.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/QYzvNhf.png)
(I do understand this mess, and it will eventually be 3 tracks side by side, trust me)
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: WizDaGamer on December 08, 2016, 12:59:17 pm
Thanks!

I have decided to create a guideline for how this route is being developed, which is here (https://www.dropbox.com/s/6yederwz7pbmz9s/%28A%29%28C%29%20Line%20release%20notes%20for%20OpenBVE.docx?dl=0).
Within the word document is my ESTIMATED release dates/scenarios for the A/C lines to 207th/168th. It is ALOT of work to be done, and I think this will help with any questions about the A/C development, and help keep people interested as I make my way up to 207th by releasing it in sections. The document will be updated as necessary with work that needs to be done, and so will this thread.

And here is a progress update:

Smooth curves are a WIP from Lefferts to 111th, and from 111th to 104th looooool

(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w674/bigbellymon4/A%20to%20207th/curve%20to%20111th_zpsumrlktoe.png)

(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w674/bigbellymon4/A%20to%20207th/111th%20Street%20to%20104th_zpsbrmivxyj.png)
(I do understand this mess, and it will eventually be 3 tracks side by side, trust me)

Ooo Looks good cant wait :D
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on December 12, 2016, 08:45:11 am
What a weekend

(http://i.imgur.com/jlP0u6x.png)
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: joeyjet625 on December 12, 2016, 03:24:38 pm
nice
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on December 21, 2016, 07:58:10 am
I think an updated route is coming soon...  Can you tell the difference?

(http://i.imgur.com/cryyqL5.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/ird8Jnh.png)

Also, the elevated curves are done, and its time to work on switches to/from the Rockaways at Rockaway Blvd. More progress pics coming soon!!
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: WizDaGamer on December 22, 2016, 07:24:10 pm
I think an updated route is coming soon...  Can you tell the difference?

(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w674/bigbellymon4/A%20to%20207th/curves%2080th2_zpscyxckxbu.png)

(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w674/bigbellymon4/A%20to%20207th/curves%2080th_zpsazjkk1m0.png)

Also, the elevated curves are done, and its time to work on switches to/from the Rockaways at Rockaway Blvd. More progress pics coming soon!!

OHHHHHH WWWEEEEEEE
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on December 24, 2016, 03:11:58 am
Due to new rules imposed by the lead developers, I can not release the A to Euclid without releasing the A to 207th first :'( :'( :'(.  Obviously it is going to be a WHILE before that is done, and these rules change A LOT of things. Either way, progress pics will still flood this thread all the way up to Inwood. The G.O.'s that I planned to release on my way up to 207th will still be created and released with the route.
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on December 25, 2016, 05:15:32 am
Smooth Curves with the elevated catwalks? Check  ;D

Lefferts Blvd to 111th Street
(http://i.imgur.com/uAYGZ3m.png)

1st Curve after 80th Street before the portal to Grant Avenue
(http://i.imgur.com/okA1UDc.png)

2nd Curve after 80th Street before the portal to Grant Avenue
(http://i.imgur.com/uA0vwXX.png)

Now it is time to work on the Rockaway switches, which are no where to be found right now lmao. This was the original layout of Liberty Avenue before the Rockaway Branch was added.

(http://i.imgur.com/XUQcTl2.png)


Lefferts to 80th Street is about 75% complete, with only Rockaway switches and the platform objects (garbage bins, benches, platform signage) at each station needing to be placed. Then it would be time to complete the underground section, Grant and Euclid.
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on January 01, 2017, 06:57:33 pm
Canopies need some serious work lmao. Updated windscreen on the left, old canopy from the old route with updated windscreen on the right

(http://i.imgur.com/NRBKUi7.png)
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: WizDaGamer on January 04, 2017, 01:40:33 pm
Omg does anyone have my foam bucket... I NEEEDDD ITTT
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on January 06, 2017, 05:27:23 am
lol, it is not that serious  :D

The switches @ Lefferts Blvd need to be worked on before I start on Rockaway Blvd's own. They have been updated with textures from the rails to the catwalks. I'll just let the images speak for themselves...

(http://i.imgur.com/mithviJ.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/ZTNJyxn.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/DZs9nl4.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/Pu0real.png)

And progress with Rockaway switches are coming along, slowly....

(http://i.imgur.com/f0ni2zX.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/CTZzIyo.png)
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: WizDaGamer on January 06, 2017, 07:25:11 am
lol, it is not that serious  :D

The switches @ Lefferts Blvd need to be worked on before I start on Rockaway Blvd's own. They have been updated with textures from the rails to the catwalks. I'll just let the images speak for themselves...

(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w674/bigbellymon4/A%20to%20207th/Screenshot%2091_zpskpvptguq.png)
(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w674/bigbellymon4/A%20to%20207th/Screenshot%2092_zpsguzib5uh.png)
(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w674/bigbellymon4/A%20to%20207th/Screenshot%2093_zpsqnvaw6hx.png)
(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w674/bigbellymon4/A%20to%20207th/Screenshot%2094_zpsrgksrng6.png)

And progress with Rockaway switches are coming along, slowly....

(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w674/bigbellymon4/A%20to%20207th/Screenshot%2096_zpsohkeairc.png)
(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w674/bigbellymon4/A%20to%20207th/Screenshot%2098_zpsqkc8jrxd.png)

NOT THAT SERIOUS!? ITS SUPER SERIOUS OOOOO FOAM FOAM FOAM FOAM FOAM
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on January 27, 2017, 03:04:33 am
Rockaway Blvd area is starting to come around, slowly.....

(http://i.imgur.com/0sJQDJP.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/PGymH57.png)
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: Ztraintobroad on January 27, 2017, 02:26:05 pm
I feel you, I've had to deal with Queensboro and 111 St which took me almost a week complete.
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on January 29, 2017, 10:44:49 pm
Wow, and yeah, it is a challenge to code some of the complex sections.
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: Brighton Express on February 18, 2017, 02:42:28 am
Man I remember playing the reverse route since before OpenBVE, glad development is in process!
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: Ztraintobroad on February 18, 2017, 09:02:18 pm
Quick question, will there be a late night shuttle scenario?
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on February 19, 2017, 03:55:32 pm
Man I remember playing the reverse route since before OpenBVE, glad development is in process!

You mean the A to Lefferts, right? It was released before OpenBVE was made? wow, the route has some age to it. Thanks!

Quick question, will there be a late night shuttle scenario?

Funny you should ask that as the current route I am building has a nighttime texture for the background lol. Yes the first release hopefully will be the late night shuttle from Lefferts to Euclid, with the lead developer's permission.
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on February 23, 2017, 08:12:08 am
Finished coding for the elevated curves in the route up to 80th Street, platform and track wise. Rockaway Blvd and 104th Street have all their proper curves, from the rails to the platforms to the windscreens. Eventually, I will need to go back and update the canopy, as it is still the old one from the old A. Time to finish the mayhem of Rockaway Blvd switches......

(http://i.imgur.com/OhhMUwM.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/57KWnof.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/9QglVr2.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/EI0Hpsd.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/f9rEdg8.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/RHssDtP.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/1oNRKlF.png)
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: Ztraintobroad on February 23, 2017, 09:26:33 am
Looking good my friend! 
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: WizDaGamer on February 23, 2017, 03:03:43 pm
OHHHHH YES.  FOAM FOAM FOAM FOAM FOAM FOAM FOAM. YESSSSS
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on March 05, 2017, 10:57:21 pm
Switch Work coming along. Now I understand why the MTA uses weekends to do work, as there is less train traffic on the rails lol. The third set of switches (Rockaway/Lefferts bound track) will be coded after the middle set is done

(http://i.imgur.com/vCKx45L.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/vcopGCy.png)
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: WizDaGamer on March 05, 2017, 10:59:10 pm
get that done boy! thats what sup! can't wait for it!
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on March 05, 2017, 11:08:48 pm
Thanks! I need to place the guard rails and catwalks for the middle and Manhattan-bound track, and some fine detailing left to do. A few more weekends and these switches should be done. Then on to the Lefferts-bound track bypass
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: WizDaGamer on March 05, 2017, 11:33:34 pm
Thanks! I need to place the guard rails and catwalks for the middle and Manhattan-bound track, and some fine detailing left to do. A few more weekends and these switches should be done. Then on to the Lefferts-bound track bypass

You got this :p wish best of luck to you!
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: Ztraintobroad on March 06, 2017, 12:28:06 pm
Switch Work coming along. Now I understand why the MTA uses weekends to do work, as there is less train traffic on the rails lol. The third set of switches (Rockaway/Lefferts bound track) will be coded after the middle set is done

(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w674/bigbellymon4/A%20to%20207th/switch%20work_zpspfnbcmgk.png)

(http://i1335.photobucket.com/albums/w674/bigbellymon4/A%20to%20207th/switch%20work2_zpsauzfcj75.png)

I hate it when you try to reuse some of the old switches from Lexington and then the color of the rails don't match/don't have the same texture as your actual rails. It always gets me tight :p
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on March 07, 2017, 08:13:51 am
I hate it when you try to reuse some of the old switches from Lexington and then the color of the rails don't match/don't have the same texture as your actual rails. It always gets me tight :p
After I took the screenshot and uploaded it, I realized that I forgot to remove the {;} that I had in place for the texture line for the middle track rail. The {;} keeps the texture line in the object file but tells Object/Route viewer and OpenBVE to ignore the line instead of totally removing the whole texture line to preventing the texture from loading. The texture is there, though. It is easier for me to code with the rail white (add {;} in the texture line), then "add the texture back". (remove {;} in the texture line)

And I have not used any switches from the Lexington Folder lol, all of the switches that I use in these screenshots and are being upgraded to have textures are either from the 8th Ave or LefShut folder.
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on March 25, 2017, 12:11:01 am
Houston, I think we have a problem......

(http://i.imgur.com/QeOht7l.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/erhUfa4.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/s5ogacl.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/vFUoaDw.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/SjDXuhK.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/GsjYpWL.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/ywuNxqP.png)

Obviously, not the final product, but once the "skeleton" (rails) line up, the major and key component, getting the catwalks, ties, guard rails, and sidings will all fit like a puzzle. I did see an Acela pass on those tracks to Lefferts Blvd tho......
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: WizDaGamer on March 25, 2017, 12:13:00 am
YASSSS.
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: R160Railfan on March 25, 2017, 07:01:27 pm
YASSSS.
xD
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on June 09, 2017, 07:23:43 pm
Chugging quietly along is the A to Euclid Av. The underground section is starting to come to life. Slowly...

Portal after 80th Street
(http://i.imgur.com/YGhTLHv.png)

Tunnel Walls and track are up for the approach to Grant Avenue
(http://i.imgur.com/1jYG7qV.png)

Eventually there will be switch placed here for the Pitkin Yard lead. The other one lowers to the right
(http://i.imgur.com/k7AI0Ov.png)

Grant Avenue with temporary walls and platform. In the process of editing wall textures
(http://i.imgur.com/MJc5jaT.png)

Tunnel walls and track after Grant Avenue. Curve to Euclid can be seen in the distance
(http://i.imgur.com/SwuhBqS.png)

Smooth curve after leaving Grant Avenue, on the way to the 4 track Fulton Line
(http://i.imgur.com/E2TkmBZ.png)

Layout of tracks between Grant Av and Euclid. The yard leads from Euclid Avenue to Pitkin Yards are not coded yet. And that is a temporary, elevated switch placed there lol. The platform in the distance is Euclid Avenue.
(http://i.imgur.com/YHw2SAJ.png)


Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: BadriveR142A on June 11, 2017, 07:59:32 am
Wow! Great work! I'm looking forward to it!

And yes, time to renovate the A line because it never got updated since 2007, with the new tunnel textures which is awesome, good luck!
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: tf51d on June 12, 2017, 12:21:23 am
There's a new version of the A from 207th st to Far Rockaway out now on openBVEConnect.com Here's a video Note the announcements (From the Howard Beach version) are my own modifications. and the tunnel lighting is from the Howard beach route. Also note, unless they fixed it, there is a problem on the elevated section of the route. The problem is objects that is included in the package in the IND 8th Ave object folder the route looks for them in the 6thAve object. To fix download the updated 6th avenue objects in the link below and install into your Object folder.

http://openbveconnect.com//index.php?PHPSESSID=54d13b584471d21bc07abf6c8c03f7a5&action=downloads;cat=15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrvGfcTVEE8

Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: R160Railfan on June 12, 2017, 03:27:40 pm
tf please can you give me the download link? i cant find it :(
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: tf51d on June 12, 2017, 04:52:48 pm
http://openbveconnect.com//index.php?PHPSESSID=54d13b584471d21bc07abf6c8c03f7a5&action=downloads;cat=15

Note: They posted the updated 6thave objects, download and install, and you won't have to use the procedure I posted.
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on June 30, 2017, 09:46:57 pm
Good Evening all, and here is a little update on development   8) 8)

Smooth curve from Grant Avenue to Euclid Avenue is done, track and walls
(http://i.imgur.com/LmCMMCT.png)

Column beams from the ramp down to Euclid are coded in. The left ones are darker than the right, but that will be fixed soon, as it is an issue with the way the columns are coded
(http://i.imgur.com/Imeed5F.png)

The tunnel roof and columns for all the Layup tracks between Euclid and Grant are coded
(http://i.imgur.com/IrihQv8.png)

These are permanent switches. jkjkjk lol I have not used and underground switches yet, so these will stay there for now. The black hole 2 tracks over is where the other grant track (what the current A to Far Rock uses) comes from, and that hole is where a y-shaped switch will be placed
(http://i.imgur.com/WeM9UOb.png)

Aerial view (well, the tracks are underground, so street view?) of the tracks from the Grant Av tracks merge point. Pitkin Yard tracks are not coded yet, will get to that after the Grant Av merge point is done
(http://i.imgur.com/ekybXQB.png)

Tunnels and tracks are mostly done up to Euclid Avenue, besides the yard leads. View of the platform
(http://i.imgur.com/h1SIcwy.png)

In the distance the tunnels are up also. The station also has its columns placed throughout the station with its platforms
(http://i.imgur.com/gnOK6EN.png)
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on September 07, 2017, 12:18:33 am
The back to school update:  :o

So most of the critical skeleton work has been done, and it is time to do heavy detailing of stations, from signs to benches and staircases. The Rockaways-bound tracks have been the most difficult, as it is a bunch of trial and error just to make sure it lines up properly, but it had to be done. Anyways, enough talk, here are the screenshots of the Rockaway Blvd area and associated switches:

(https://i.imgur.com/bQb7GiM.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/DgzzQ1P.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/udSHtPq.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/SPA3cMg.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/yMFLrq7.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/rNmyGsI.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/oABPJw9.png)
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: BadriveR142A on September 07, 2017, 01:20:18 am
The back to school update:  :o

So most of the critical skeleton work has been done, and it is time to do heavy detailing of stations, from signs to benches and staircases. The Rockaways-bound tracks have been the most difficult, as it is a bunch of trial and error just to make sure it lines up properly, but it had to be done. Anyways, enough talk, here are the screenshots of the Rockaway Blvd area and associated switches:
Nice work man! Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on September 07, 2017, 08:32:58 pm
Nice work man! Looking forward to it!

Thanks!
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on November 16, 2017, 09:58:06 pm
Preview of the new staircase for the A line. Texture taken by me, modded and coded for BVE by another developer. Platform signs are all done by me. Video preview of 111th and 104th coming soon!!

(https://i.imgur.com/mfINH1p.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/5x1iONG.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/gYtpFmD.png)
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on November 20, 2017, 07:47:16 pm
The staircases got some more work, but instead of having more pictures, here is the video to show them! Everything here is a Work In Progress (WIP), so there will be errors. Enjoy the video, and subscribe to my channel to get future updates of the Uptown A!!

https://www.youtube.com/v/2L2djwhnxBA
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on January 03, 2018, 10:22:51 pm
New Years Update of the A Shuttle! Underground section is making progress, walls and columns are placed. Signs and staircases and minor detailing are left for the underground, while the elevated is basically finished besides the switches to be completed at Rockaway Blvd (that's an organized mess lol). Enjoy the photos!

Roof removed view of Euclid Avenue
(https://i.imgur.com/nLMfhFr.png)

Track view of Euclid Avenue, Manhattan bound
(https://i.imgur.com/zCLIdsQ.png)

Euclid Avenue, with columns and wall in distance
(https://i.imgur.com/jI3pMsM.png)

Track view of Grant Avenue
(https://i.imgur.com/dq83teW.png)

Grant Avenue wall, and column
(https://i.imgur.com/G3TW1Lz.png)

View down the track, with the elevated in the distance
(https://i.imgur.com/Cy2Bi9r.png)

View of Grant Avenue with "provisioning" for the high ceilings of the station
(https://i.imgur.com/ZgkDLCn.png)

Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on January 27, 2018, 12:29:31 am
Grant column got its finishing touch done. Old on the left, new and final on the right.

(https://i.imgur.com/dbHnBfs.png)
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on February 11, 2018, 03:17:15 pm
The sign shop has been extremely busy lately.....

(https://i.imgur.com/AXG7aLv.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/7laaIRx.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/Il7wBOY.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/w3WpZI5.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/hVu7WwK.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/Z5Db8Gx.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/Kxcwwql.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/NlCtjPJ.png)
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: BadriveR142A on February 12, 2018, 01:05:54 pm
Holy shit nice work! Keep it up
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on February 24, 2018, 10:36:56 pm
Thanks!!

A little bit more work has been started, and this work is the express version!! Sure, skipping 104th and 111th aint much, but it does happen, so there will be a route for it.

(https://i.imgur.com/EjvUGm6.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/IYYVvh3.png)
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on July 26, 2018, 12:58:29 am
It has been a while since it was posted, but since some people occasionally check on here, I figured I would post the video here if they have not seen it on Youtube yet. This is the full view of the route, with plenty of stuff in it that is a WIP. If you have not seen it already, watch like and subscribe, and if you have seen it already, make sure to like the video and subscribe for more!!


https://www.youtube.com/v/EEA1kL_7iO4
Title: Re: (WIP) Official Development Thread for the A from Lefferts to 207th
Post by: bigbellymon4 on August 06, 2018, 09:03:02 pm
Here is an update for the canopy work, specifically windscreens. I was thinking of just placing the station sign over the existing windscreens, but I decided to add a bit more detail by adding different windscreens to make the canopy look more closer like the real life counter part.

Full length canopy. The square holes will eventually contain mesh, and the black strip will contain the station name sign. The reason why the strip is black is so you see the words on the sign when on the platform, as the sign will be placed right in front of it, but will be black if the camera is behind the canopy and looking towards the station.
(https://i.imgur.com/iahCRX2.png)

Windscreen with space for wire mesh on the right
(https://i.imgur.com/WU4wE58.png)

Windscreen with space for wire mesh on the left
(https://i.imgur.com/GyMGkhY.png)

Black strip for the sigh in the middle, space for wire mesh on the left and right
(https://i.imgur.com/Z3OWL1k.png)

Updated version of the currently used windscreen
(https://i.imgur.com/YpIMkGj.png)