Transport Fever

Transport Fever

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Track Design Patterns
Station: Train Station
Track/Street: Track, Tunnel, Bridge
Depot: Train Depot
File Size
7.620 MB
Oct 13, 2017 @ 5:12pm
Aug 2 @ 5:24pm
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Track Design Patterns

In 1 collection by Enzojz
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This mod give you possibility to create kinds of track patterns precisely with parameters, which more alike real life engineering work.
It gives you hand to control separately the following parameters:
* Slope
* Horizontal curves, presented by radius
* Vertical curves, presented by two different slopes at two ends of the track
* Size of switch
* Relative height of the whole construction
* Signal spacing, or emulated moving block
* Walls at sides of tracks, including type, height, distance to track, and height variation to avoid Zig-Zags when you want to make a transition of walls of different height
* Automatically calculated terrain which is impossible to archive by normal constructions

=== Six patterns are found in Asset menu category "track_design_patterns" ===
1. Parallel tracks
2. Underground parallel tracks
3. Compact tunnel entry
4. Switch
5. Crossover
6. Track ladders
7. Road stacking over tracks

=== Brief introduction to patterns ===

1. Parallel tracks
This pattern permits you created tracks with all parameters mentioned above. You can create groups of tracks with signals automatically installed, an emulation of moving block is supported.

2. Underground parallel tracks
The underground version of parallel tracks, by removing wall related options

3. Tunnel entry
This pattern permits you create a concrete looking tunnel entry, which is frequently used worldwide. No signal option exists in this pattern.
Use the parallel tracks to complete the vertical curves at the beginning of the entry, otherwise you can use native construction to make it (but less easy to control).

4. Switch
This pattern create simple a switch, by controlling the size represented by cotangent of the switch frog. You can use it repeatly to quickly construction a diverging section of a depot or station.
This pattern also permits a flat junction quickly, by multiplying number of tracks
You can choose the form of turn out of switches by changing "compactness" option between "Complete" and others.
You can add walls to the sides of switches, which is much easier than adding it manually with assets.

5. Crossover
Two crossovers are supported, the X crossover and N crossover, to get K crossover, please construct two N crossover in opposition.
You have option to construct some parallel N crossovers by choosing 1/2 or 3/4 N crossovers.
You can change the distance between two tracks to fit into different parts of stations.

6. Track ladders
This pattern is destinated to quickly create diverging part of a depot or something similar.
You can change the distance between exit tracks to fit into different parts of stations.
You can add walls to the sides of switches, which is much easier than adding it manually with assets.

7.Road stacking over tracks
This pattern is added from version 1.4, which gives possibilty to build road structure suspended over tracks. Such infrastructure can be seen in Paris, in Zurich and some other cities.
You can choose one side of infrastructure open, or two open sides. When two sides are open, the road is center is aligned to tracks, when only one side is open, one side of the road is aligned to the most outside track of inside track group. You have option to build some parallel tracks outside the structure.
Due to a terrain alignment bug from the game, which is never fixed, the construction of this pattern is not very intuitive, you need to toggle between an option called "Connection End" and some manual operation to over come this bug from the game, if not the infrastructures you built will not be connetced and will have buggy look.
The game will not build buildings alongside the road built by the infrastructure.
For a demo operation see this video.

=== What's there that can't be done with game itself ===
Expect the special terrain calculating acting with wall configurations, some other things that can be done with mod are unique to the game.
1. The minimal radius of the track can be as small as 50m, which exists in the real world (Paris Bastille has a curve as minimal to 38m) but impossible to get via the game construction tool.
2. The maximal slope can be at 10%, which overpasses the maximal value permit by the in-game construction tool (7.5%).
3. The minimal switch turn out is #1/4, while with the game you can has as much as #1/5. This permits you construct smaller switch and crossovers on the map.
4. You can build crossover where the game says impossible to construction in some places.
5. The walls can be auto placed with all patterns, which is more elegant and quick than manually placing.
6. The signaling can be placed automatically, so does the emulation of moving block

=== What may be buggy for some players ===
The automatically generated signals are not indicated in the map, and not visible in the preview before the construction. They are can only visible after construction, and moving blocks doesn't have anyway graphically way to present them.
The ordinary signals are place at each 1/2 place of the distance choose, for example, if you have chosen to have signal each 500m, you will see the first signal at 250m, and the second at 750m. I did this just because the way to calculate it is easier than putting the signals at the extremes, and if I have time I will rework on this calculate.
This distance is also not counted further that the length of the track, that means between the position of signals are only calculated within each piece of tracks.

Some terrain may recalculated wrongly after joining two pieces of tracks together, this is caused by the game mechanism and I have no way to correct it.

=== Translations ===
Cette version manque encore la traduction française, parce que le français n'est pas mon langue maternel, il faut prendre un peu plus du temps pour en finir.
English | Chinese: Enzojz
German: RPGFabi

=== Changelog ===
- Added option to align terrain to the top of the wall
- Added planner support, see Track Designer Patterns Planner mod.
* Added switch to toggle off/on free tracks
* Fixed crash in certain parameters (with support from the Final Patch)
* All tracks are modifiable free edges after construction (with support from the Final Patch)
* Change of menu entry from Rail Depot to Asset/track_design_patterns
* Crash under campaign mode should have been fixed
* Rework on terrain implementation to have zig-zag-less and smooth terrain cutting
* New thinner and realistic wall models
* Improved model collision detecting to help construction easier
* Bugfix on slope model error on switches, crossover and track ladders
* Added brick tunnel entry
* Added "Road stacking over tracks" pattern
* Added some extra spacing in Crossover pattern to adapt some other station mods
* Fixed crash bug when noise barrier is choosen
* Reimplementation of models and model positioning algorithm to have non-overlapping, non-flickering walls or bricks
* CommonAPI support
* Fixed the problem that #5 Crossover can't be build under some sitiations.
* Fixed crash when length is set to 0.
* German and Chinese translation
* First release
Popular Discussions View All (1)
Jul 15 @ 6:58am
Game crashes
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Enzojz  [author] Sep 30 @ 3:06pm 
@Armenuides In the menu where you find trees rocks etc, it was in the depot menu because before a certain version the game it's the only place where I can put it without crashing the game, and I feedbacked to the devs then they fixed it so they are displaced to assert when it's possible. Infrastructures are Infrastructures, they are not depot and should not be listed as depot. And this change is listed in the description (English/French/Chinese)
Armenuides Sep 30 @ 11:12am 
Im really sorry.
I'm no native english, so I didn't realise, what "assets" means.
I've been watching several YT-Videos, where the whole stuff has been in the depot-folder.
Thanks for your help and once again, sorry for my stupidity.
Enzojz  [author] Sep 30 @ 6:52am 
@Armenuides @KlausiMaus As said many times in the commentry, they are in asset menu
Armenuides Sep 30 @ 5:10am 
Ich weiß nicht warum, aber bei mir funktioniert die Mod leider nicht.
Ich habe alles mögliche versucht, auch die Mod direkt in den Mod-Ordner zu verschieben.
Sie wird mir dann auch im Mod-Menü angezeigt und ich kann sie auswählen, jedoch ändert sich im Spiel nichts.
Ich habe diverse andere Mods problemlos nutzen können, nur diese funktioniert leider nicht.
Mach ich etwas falsch, oder liegt das Problem woanders?

I don't know why, but this Mod doesn't work for me.
I tried everything, including downloading the mod via the TF-Website and adding it directly to the Mod-Folder in explorer.
It is shown in the Ingame-Mod-menu, but doesn't change anything in game.
Am I doing something wrong, or is it another problem?
KlausiMaus Sep 24 @ 8:27am 
Ich vermisse den kompakten Tunneleingang!
Ich habe ihn nicht im Menü, wo liegt der Fehler?
Gibt es eine Unverträglichkeit mit andren Mods?

I miss the compact tunnel entrance!
I do not have it in the menu, where is the error?
Is there an incompatibility with other mods?
ucmp DD Aug 27 @ 1:50am 
Thank you so much Enzojz ! Now I found them !!!
Enzojz  [author] Aug 27 @ 1:44am 
@ucmp DD No no no, asset the menu where you find trees and rocks etc.. nothing deal with other mods
ucmp DD Aug 26 @ 11:51pm 
Thx for quick answer. I tried now additional mod "Asset Expansion 1.8" .. but still no success.
I don´t have an button / icon "asset" May its not the right "asset mod" I used ?
Enzojz  [author] Aug 26 @ 4:26pm 
@ucmp DD They are now in asset
ucmp DD Aug 26 @ 1:26pm 
I tried 1.8 via workshop and also 1.6 via manual installation, but never saw the mod ingame.
Is it still active under actual version of transport fever ? (08-2019)
Would really appreciate help, thx !