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Offline ErrorMacro11

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CSV and RW files
« on: February 06, 2012, 03:41:35 pm »
whats the difference on openbve between RW files and CSV files

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Re: CSV and RW files
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 04:48:35 pm »
In terms of a route file, there's no difference.  They are just route files.

In terms of route text, they are both using different languages to code the layout.  Just like comparing Java and C++.

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Re: CSV and RW files
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012, 07:39:54 pm »
In terms of a route file, there's no difference.  They are just route files.

In terms of route text, they are both using different languages to code the layout.  Just like comparing Java and C++.
Java is usually easier to learn and its the first computing language most people learn, while C++ is a bit more advanced and most people learn it after learning Java.

With CSV and RW, none of them are harder then the other. They are just different languages. If you build a route now, you would want to learn the basic commands of CSV first, then learn the more advanced commands such as .beacon commands.

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Re: CSV and RW files
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012, 08:06:18 pm »
I was just comparing it as general as I could of went.

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Re: CSV and RW files
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 11:16:33 pm »
CSV and RW use the same commands but different syntax. Think of it as comparing Cantonese to Mandarin in a way. CSV was designed to carry more commands and features than RW, but OpenBVE has sort of blurred the lines by adding support for CSV commands in RW