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Posted 08 August 2016 - 02:33 AM

As we know, OR gradually darkens any cab from night to day and vice-versa.

The cabs that have a dedicated cab night texture, applies this up to 45 minutes early from a non night texture. ie the non night cab texture darkens to the maximum OR predetermined light level, 45 minutes after the night cab texture is loaded.

To take more advantage of this fade feature, is possible to adjust the night cab texture to load, when the OR non night texture cabs have reached their maximum fade level?, giving a much longer fade effect when a night cab texture is used?

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 01:56 AM

Any more thoughts on this ?

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 05:38 AM

Nice idea,,,, Should be nice to get implemented....

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 09:30 AM

Try this. I'm not sure that it is better than the actual situation.

16/11/2016: Files removed as new version available, see further below.

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 02:07 PM

View PostCsantucci, on 15 November 2016 - 09:30 AM, said:

Try this. I'm not sure that it is better than the actual situation.
Attachment Runactivities.zip


Just done a quick test.

On my testing version, the night textures and night cab and controls/needles, occurs at 20:11 in summer at 51 lat.

On version x3664 with the new Run Activitys, the night textures and all the night cab controls apart from the dial needles and main cab images load at 20:11 in summer at 51 lat.

The night main cab images and dial needles then loads at 21.02.

Unsure why there a two different times for cab images/needle and cab controls?

Some more observations, the sky is pretty dark at around 20.40 and well as all the stars showing with the default OR cloud1 texture. Using other cloud textures( blue and white) improves the lightning conditons as a dark blue sky rather than a black darken sky at 20.40

The stars actually load at 20:00. I'm not sure if the stars can load 30 minutes after the night textures have loaded.

With a darkern sky( default OR clouds1 ) as well as the stars showing at 20:40, it be another 22 minutes before the night cab loads. Maybe the night cab textures can load slightly earlier at 20.56 or 45 minutes after the route night textures have loaded.

Be intresting to see other comments! Thanks for looking into this carlo.

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 12:15 AM

Re not all night textures loading at the same time: I overlooked a place where I had to make the change.
Re slightly anticipating moment where night textures are loaded: it is possible.
Both changes are present in the attached modified .exe files.
Attached File  Runactivities.zip (621.65K)
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Posted 16 November 2016 - 06:51 AM

:sign_thanks: Carlo. All works good!
Cab controls night textures load the same time as the main cab images, along with the earlier time when this occurs.

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 09:22 AM

So, if you are convinced that this is better than the actual situation, you can put this issue into Trello, open a Blueprint and see if it gets approved. :)

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 11:41 AM

Blueprint created!. Trello to follow.

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Posted 24 November 2016 - 03:23 AM

Committed in x.3670.

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