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(WIP) NYCT-R to Forest Hills Official Update Thread
« on: May 31, 2013, 09:09:50 pm »
This is the update thread for the (R) to Forest Hills.

I am the official developer of this line along with my contributing developers, JayJay85, Mr Railfan, ipaclansite, Phantom909, and Imanuel.

Before I start flooding you guys with screenshots, I just want to get this message out to everyone:
These screenshots are BETA screenshots. They do NOT represent our final build. There will be mistakes in here. And some of these mistakes are put in here intentionally for testing purposes.

[EDIT] For those of you thinking "?? who are you?" - I am Lashrathius, a Head Admin at OpenBVE Connection. I was given this project to finish by Imanuel and Mr Railfan back in Feb. and am currently working on retexturing the skeleton.

With that said, on with the preview !


These tunnels features custom objects using textures I have made from scratch. Here is one of them:



This is Whitehall Street South Ferry Station:



And finally, an R46 standing by at 95th Street Station ready to depart for Forest Hills.




That is all for now. I will keep this thread updated from time to time. Expect updates a few times a week.

Enjoy !

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« Last Edit: September 09, 2013, 06:23:54 pm by Dj Hammers »
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Re: (WIP) NYCT-R to Forest Hills Official Update Thread
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 09:54:14 pm »
Ok.....
Nothing yet.

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Re: (WIP) NYCT-R to Forest Hills Official Update Thread
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 10:31:23 pm »
Great job man. Keep it up!!
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Re: (WIP) NYCT-R to Forest Hills Official Update Thread
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2013, 10:14:01 am »
Looks great!  Just a suggestion- NYCTA is changing the lights in the tunnels to CFL's to save energy, maybe make the tunnel lights whiter to resemble them?

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Re: (WIP) NYCT-R to Forest Hills Official Update Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2013, 11:13:40 am »
A lightbulb is a lightbulb. That is a really small and unnecessary move, considering the bigger picture of things, which is the overall development of the line. Great job on the R so far, Lash.

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Re: (WIP) NYCT-R to Forest Hills Official Update Thread
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2013, 11:45:18 am »
Looks great!  Just a suggestion- NYCTA is changing the lights in the tunnels to CFL's to save energy, maybe make the tunnel lights whiter to resemble them?
Recently, the MTA has actually been installing LED fixtures instead of CFLs.

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Re: (WIP) NYCT-R to Forest Hills Official Update Thread
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2013, 11:57:53 am »
Recently, the MTA has actually been installing LED fixtures instead of CFLs.

LED lightbulbs are actually part of the custom textures I am making. The line will feature rectangular, small, white LED lights for the Manhattan borough.

[ Edit : This is one of the pictures I am using as a guide:
http://clearvulighting.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Clear-Vu-LED-lighting-NYCT-Tunnel.jpg ]
« Last Edit: June 02, 2013, 12:07:08 pm by Lashrathorus »
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Re: (WIP) NYCT-R to Forest Hills Official Update Thread
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2013, 01:16:32 pm »
Those are construction lights and not permanent fixtures.

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Re: (WIP) NYCT-R to Forest Hills Official Update Thread
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2013, 02:01:17 pm »
Those are construction lights and not permanent fixtures.

I know - I'm basing the white rectangular LED lights off of those (unless it's already in LisaRaye2). The permanent placement of the lights will be way further apart than those construction lights.
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Re: (WIP) NYCT-R to Forest Hills Official Update Thread
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2013, 03:32:27 pm »
Wait I understand what you are talking about.

Permanent horizontal tunnel lights like in this video at 0:06  are actually florescent tubes, not LED arrays:
R42 Z Train RFW Footage - Jamaica Center-Broad Street (2013)
If you pause and look closely, you can see the mounting hardware for the tubes. It juts out from the tunnel wall pretty prominently.

Bulb-style tunnel lights used in the NYC Subway can be either LED, CFL, or Incandescent. Incandescent lights are a warm yellow, and CFL and LED lights are white with a slight yellow tint (Because of steel dust).

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Re: (WIP) NYCT-R to Forest Hills Official Update Thread
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2013, 03:52:35 pm »
Oh understood. My mistake. I think I'm going to use the incandescent lights for the boroughs that are not using florescent lights then.

I'm assuming these are incandescent lights?
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Re: (WIP) NYCT-R to Forest Hills Official Update Thread
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2013, 07:08:49 pm »
Yes. Those orange lights are all incandescent tunnel lights. Keep in mind that these lights have shrouds on them in some sections of tunnel. Those blue lights are also incandescent, they are emergency telephone indicator lights.

The type of lighting varies even along a single trunk line. See if you can find RFW footage on YouTube that shows the tunnel you are aiming to model.
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Re: (WIP) NYCT-R to Forest Hills Official Update Thread
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2013, 09:04:11 pm »
Oh understood. My mistake. I think I'm going to use the incandescent lights for the boroughs that are not using florescent lights then.

I'm assuming these are incandescent lights?


Yep but like I said they're all for the most part CFLs or LEDs now.  The lights on the current D line (Not sure what object folder that is offhand) resemble today's tunnel lights pretty well.

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Re: (WIP) NYCT-R to Forest Hills Official Update Thread
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2013, 06:57:33 am »
Great job with this Lashrathorus. Can't wait to drive this route!

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Re: (WIP) NYCT-R to Forest Hills Official Update Thread
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2013, 05:11:55 pm »
Update:

1. Fixed the orange lights to white lights.

2. Made an upside down blue exit light to replace the blue box.

3. Updated station form to a photo bitmap for max realism.

4. Overall bug fixes.

Screenshots coming soon.
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