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Posted 06 November 2021 - 11:40 AM

It's been a while since I posted here, but perhaps it's time to finish off this review and then we can discuss some ideas for improvements.

The next control from the Experimental Tab is:
Attached Image: 2021-11-06 19_38_10-MS Excel with extensions - Options.xlsx.jpg

and the Manual entry reads:

Attached Image: 2021-11-06 19_36_03-Manual.pdf - Foxit Reader.jpg

This seems straightforward, but perhaps there should be a Tab dedicated to developers as opposed to users.

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Posted 06 November 2021 - 11:52 AM

Maybe this should default to .dds textures and only show an .ace when a .dds isn't available.

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Posted 06 November 2021 - 02:50 PM

View Poststeved, on 06 November 2021 - 11:52 AM, said:

Maybe this should default to .dds textures and only show an .ace when a .dds isn't available.

Randy

I have not checked in a long time but when I did .dds files degraded frame rates. I threw away all my .dds files as a result. Perhaps somebody w/ such files could test .ace vs. .dds to see if the facts are different today.

This does prompt the question: is there any visual difference between the two types in OR today?

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Posted 07 November 2021 - 11:13 AM

View PostGenma Saotome, on 06 November 2021 - 02:50 PM, said:

I have not checked in a long time but when I did .dds files degraded frame rates. I threw away all my .dds files as a result. Perhaps somebody w/ such files could test .ace vs. .dds to see if the facts are different today.

This does prompt the question: is there any visual difference between the two types in OR today?

Would be nice to get an answer to Dave's questions.


In the meantime, the next control on the Experimental Tab is:

Attached Image: 2021-11-07 19_03_48-Options.jpg

and the Manual reads:

Attached Image: 2021-11-07 19_03_48-Options.jpg

I don't know, but I guess that the purpose of this option is to allow a player to use Kosmos environments and, if Kosmos was fully implemented in Open Rails, then this option would be unnecessary. Is that right?

I note that there is a blueprint already proposed for this by rdamurphy, so it's a shame that he didn't manage to implement it.

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Posted 08 November 2021 - 12:00 PM

Moving on, I saved the first tab until last - the General Tab. The first control is:

Attached Image: 2021-11-08 19_53_25-MS Excel with extensions - Options v02.xlsx.jpg

and the Manual reads:


Attached Image: 2021-11-08 19_54_03-MS Excel with extensions - Options v02.xlsx.jpg


This looks straightforward.

It seems to me that "General" is a rather unhelpful name for the tab. Along with some other controls, this particular control would be better in a tab called "Behavior" indicating how the simulation should behave.

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