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Re: Official Update Thread For The NYCTA R38 By Dj Hammers
« Reply #45 on: October 21, 2011, 05:44:58 pm »
u sould do the R40 Slant next

Zerobeats2000 is already making a new R40
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Re: Official Update Thread For The NYCTA R38 By Dj Hammers
« Reply #46 on: October 22, 2011, 10:22:15 am »
yeah i am looking for a new controller. Unlike car types still in service, it's really hard to find R38 cab textures that are usable and even controller textures in general.
Subwaytrainoperator5 has a point most of the SMEE's had or have identical controllers the R-32 and 38 are alike.
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?95614
However here's a photo of the controller with the knob type probably a replacement.
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?97853
Here's a shot of a R-38 controller with a regular style flat.

Either or controller type would be fine but I think the one without the knob thats flat would be better.

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Re: Official Update Thread For The NYCTA R38 By Dj Hammers
« Reply #47 on: October 24, 2011, 05:06:59 pm »
I have sent in an updated version of the R38 to the BVEStation submissions email.
It isn't a large update, mostly QA/QC work and some sound and graphics tweaks.

However, the braking issues below 5 MPH have been fixed to the best of my ability.

So the updated version is already in the downloads section? just wanted to check since the date wasn't updated.

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Re: Official Update Thread For The NYCTA R38 By Dj Hammers
« Reply #48 on: October 24, 2011, 05:15:15 pm »
I actually don't know if it has been updated or not. Can an admin confirm if the new version has been uploaded?

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Re: Official Update Thread For The NYCTA R38 By Dj Hammers - UPDATED
« Reply #49 on: October 26, 2011, 03:30:59 pm »
The new R38 update is now on the downloads page: http://www.bvestation.com/downloadinfo.php?id=19

Download the new version for fixed braking, tweaked sounds, and slightly higher FPS.

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Re: Official Update Thread For The NYCTA R38 By Dj Hammers
« Reply #50 on: November 01, 2011, 03:20:46 pm »
I have the older version, and IDK if I should download the new version if this thing would be fixed :
On the middle rollsign on the version I have, there is no "Not in service" while the other rollsigns do. Is this realistic or something else?
Well, guess I'm back.
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Re: Official Update Thread For The NYCTA R38 By Dj Hammers
« Reply #51 on: November 01, 2011, 03:33:10 pm »
The rollsigns have been unchanged since the last release.
The rollsigns are realistic, I have checked them using a rollsign I have at my house.

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Re: Official Update Thread For The NYCTA R38 By Dj Hammers - Update
« Reply #52 on: January 15, 2012, 09:12:02 pm »
I am still working on my projects.

I don't have as much time as I used to have to gather textures and sounds, so I will be asking for contributions from the community a lot more.

Check out the contributor page regularly to see what I and other developers need in order to create our projects.

Link:
http://www.bvestation.com/contributor/

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Re: Official Update Thread For The NYCTA R38 By Dj Hammers - Another Update
« Reply #53 on: January 15, 2012, 09:36:15 pm »
Several requests have been created for the R38.


Blue18 is working on the exterior and needs YOUR help to further the R38 project.

I also am in need of some material for the R38 as well, check the contributor page to see what I need.

If you wish to see this project progress, please do your part and contribute!


LINK:
http://www.bvestation.com/contributor/

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Re: Official Update Thread For The NYCTA R38 By Dj Hammers
« Reply #54 on: July 07, 2012, 05:41:36 pm »
Work is starting up again on the R38.

Goals:
1: Increase framerates in the cab:

I realized that the way openBVE does depth sorting for PNG alpha channels is very
inefficient and slows down the simulation, so I am removing alpha channels where possible from the panel.


2: Increase the accuracy of the exterior

For its time, the R38 exterior was very good. It was one of the first with animated doors and rollsigns, as well as a
relatively geometrically accurate interior.
However, in today's day and age, it simply doesn't cut it anymore. When mudwrestle finishes his R32, I will use
his exterior as a basis for a new R38 exterior. All that will be needed is a bit of texture replacement, and
a little editing to the interior pole arrangement.


3: Better brake sounds

I am unhappy with the brake sounds while operating at speed. I will fix this. lol



I hope to have a finished version out shortly after mudwrestle releases his R32. However, I will be away in late summer,so this is all subject to change.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2012, 05:45:57 pm by Dj Hammers »

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Re: Official Update Thread For The NYCTA R38 By Dj Hammers
« Reply #55 on: July 10, 2012, 05:29:30 pm »
I have improved the brake valve sounds tremendously. When operating the train, one can now hear the air brakes
being used even at speed. Also, the sound of a small brake release has been added for minor brake adjustments.

A video showcasing these features will be coming soon.

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Re: Official Update Thread For The NYCTA R38 By Dj Hammers
« Reply #56 on: July 10, 2012, 10:51:35 pm »
Do you think you'll be able to fix the brakes giving up as the train is stopping?
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Re: Official Update Thread For The NYCTA R38 By Dj Hammers
« Reply #57 on: July 10, 2012, 11:38:11 pm »
It has already been fixed to a certain extent in the current version of the R38 that you can get on the downloads section, but braking characteristics under 5 MPH are being improved further, don't worry.

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Re: Official Update Thread For The NYCTA R38 By Dj Hammers
« Reply #58 on: July 11, 2012, 01:58:48 am »
Here the preview vid of the R38 I promised you guys. Sorry about the overrun at 42nd street - port authority bus terminal. I should not have released the brakes to B6 two thirds of the way in to the station.
Also I apologize for the low video quality in the tunnels, MOV compression went overboard this time lol
R38 v3.5 for Preview for openBVE

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Re: Official Update Thread For The NYCTA R38 By Dj Hammers
« Reply #59 on: July 11, 2012, 02:30:27 am »
Ok the sounds on this train are by far much, MUCH better than the ones in the current train. It sounds realistic, and the brakes seem a little better. Good job.
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