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Nice subways for Advanced Trains (advtrains)
Tracks without crossties for Advanced Trains (advtrains) that can be used on streets and other related things
A bit confusing at first, but works well!
I tested this mod, and it works well! The terrain displays correctly, and the player position is accurate. However, there are a few things that could be more clear:
All in all though, this is a neat mod, and it works great!
A good mod, excited to see more devices!
I tried this mod out, and it works well! Here are a few things I specifically like about it:
So, to sum it up, I think this is a good mod, and I'm excited to see more devices implemented! If you're looking for ideas, it would be nice to add more power sources (like hydroelectric and geothermal generators), more sensors (like light sensors), and maybe some motion-oriented blocks (like pistons).
Exactly what AdvTrains needs!!
As if being able to set the train color wasn't enough, as if being able to set the colors for multiple areas on the train wasn't enough, as if being able quickly apply identical liveries wasn't enough, as if having the option of multiple different presets wasn't enough, as if packing it all into one user-friendly formspec wasn't enough, on top of all that there's an instant 360° 3D preview!
Seriously though. This mod is extremely thorough, well-thought-out, and easy-to-use! From a player's perspective, the tool is simple to use and everything is laid out in a clean and orderly fashion. The Update/Save/Apply buttons are the tiniest bit demanding, you have to remember to push them in the right order before you exit the formspecs. However the temporary template save feature is very nice; it enables you to save the current livery settings and then apply them to other train cars, for customizing large trains. The 3D preview is awesome, enabling you to view what the customizations will look like on your train before actually applying them, and it can be rotated in all directions!
From a developer's perspective, it has a little bit of a learning curve (partly due to lack of detailed documentation, which is still in progress). However its overall design makes sense; once you figure it out it's easy to add more customizable areas to your registered train cars.
So I definitely recommend this mod! It offers almost limitless livery customization to Advanced Trains, and packs it all into an organized, functional, and fancy UI! Well done Marnack, I admire your work!
Quick and easy-to-use!
I used this to export thumbnails and it works very well! It's quick and the nodes in the exported file come with all their textures attached, and it has virtually no learning curve. You just punch the corners of the area you want to export. The only complaint I would have is that it doesn't support
.b3dfiles, which prevents it from being able to export certain kinds of nodes.
Fun exploration and problem solving!
I played this game to the end, and I enjoyed it!
Sleek, luxurious, and modern!
This is a nice step up from the Moretrains Japanese Train; though it's the same model, the MeseJet has a much more refined feel. The subdued colors in the interior, combined with the dark gray/yellow contrast, make this train much more luxurious. The tinted windows are a nice touch! I also like the line number displays on the interior.
The only minor complaints I would have are odd transparency issues; for example, when looking through the windows from the outside, the floor, seats, and some parts of the wall are missing, and I can see the tracks and wheels through them.
Good functionality, realistic trains!
This mod is a HUGE step up from the default carts. Aside from having bigger, nicer-looking transportation, the trains can run automatically no matter where you are. I find this very usefull in creating large worlds where walking everywhere is extremely tedious to say the least. I can set up trains that run to various places, and getting where I need to go takes a fraction of the time.
It also includes advanced train control and signal systems so that you can have multiple trains running on the same stretch of track, while avoiding crashes. Also, when installed alongside the Mesecons mod, you get more features like detector rails, which can be used for making station lights, and also can be used for programming more complex train control systems (I have yet to dig into all that myself).
There's a slight learning curve for track placement and the signal system, but once you get the hang of it, it's logical and straightforward. Also, the trains look great!