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September 6, 2014 at 11:55 #5075plnrmattParticipant
Hi, can someone tell me whether it is possible to build roads over existing tracks? I’ve been trying and can’t seem to manage it!September 6, 2014 at 12:12 #5077MansenParticipant
Not at the moment. You’ll need to cross the road with the track – not the other way around.
It’s one of those small things that weren’t finished quite in time for release but it’s on the way. 🙂September 6, 2014 at 14:15 #5133plnrmattParticipant
Thanks Mansen, I suppose it’s a fix on the Dev’s list of things to do then 🙂September 6, 2014 at 15:17 #5159MansenParticipant
Alternatively you can put a bridge across it – Roads are very easy to bridge and tunnel with because of the added slope angle allowance. If you drag out a line of road and use the N&M keys, it will make a bridge or tunnel at the center of the length.September 6, 2014 at 18:00 #5204RickDParticipant
Didn’t realise you could use n / m to make road bridge tunnels, nice! 😀September 6, 2014 at 21:23 #5302grimdanfangoParticipant
Yeah, that’s one that *really* isn’t clear, and mightily useful. I had no idea this existed until I read it here 🙂
What I think could be even more useful is the option to pick S-bend inclines, so you can pick to build a road/track that goes from flat, curves up, then levels off to flat at a higher level, ready to build a bridge. The m/n road bridges are good, but if you do them over any significant distance with any significant incline, they end up becoming huge arches towering in the air. I just want a steep incline that levels off flat for the actual bridge.September 13, 2014 at 16:26 #7927MoratParticipant
Good lord. I’ve struggled and struggled with the whole road bridge thing and I had no idea at all about the M and N key thing until I found this post through Google. It’s unbelievable that this isn’t clearer in the game – until now I thought road bridges had to be built with a raised end on an earth mound at one end if they needed to curve or be multi-sectioned.September 13, 2014 at 18:07 #7951Maj_SoloParticipant
They need to add a special bridge building mode.
You drag out a road. You lift then entire thing up in the air till the game says OK it is high enough for a bridge and then you click ok.
Next step is the ramps , click on end of bridge , drag out and place on ground , you keep draging out that ramp till the game says I can make a ramp now, then you click ok. The ramp should not necessarily have to be straight the game should be able to do currves too.
A the moment I am sculpting the terrain for some bridges. The problem is if I make a mistake and make a wooden bridge and delete it to make a steel bridge instead the changes the game did to the terrain make the new bridge impossible to place. And it is therefore we need a special bridge building mode that brute force change the terrain and isn’t so careful and scared and nervous.
The game is so “nervous” when you place things that you don’t trust it be able to do upgrades. Instead you build the 5 track 400 500 meter stations immediately and when you make bridges you use the biggest road cause you believe the game will fail when you come back later and try an upgrade.
Same with bridges over water you try again and again till you have a 4 track brige. So you look at the map, make plans, and then you fill it with 4 track train bridges over water, and all the road bridges, and then you start connecting the stations and all these stracks under bridges you made. Cause goging back and upgrade you get error error error error.
This game is just as bad as all other games that have come before it where you can change the terrain. If you delete any tunnel or bridge u made you can not make the same tunnel or bridge in the same spot again. They all complain about the terrain being wrong. And they behave indentical all these games one wonder if they us the same algorithm.
No there should be a special tunnel bridge mode where the game just brute force change the terrain until it is happy with the terrain and not look at the terrain and then decide I can not do this ……. when the game ofcourse could do it.
These bridges are very important so you can haul gods over the tracks to where the train station for goods are.
Also I noted when placing a train station for goods next to one for passengers that either you freely place the station and rotate it as u like , or you make a road first and the station align itself with the road. But these stations don’t seem to react to any piece of tracks. you know, automatically connect iself to the end of an existing track.
If it did it would be easy to perfectly align the passenger station with the one for goods. You just lay a lot of parallel tracks till you get the right side offset. Then you delete the tracks inbetween and connect the goods station to that track stump.
Bridge / tunnel tool, and that stations have a magnet the glu them to existing track.
Except for this I want in an advanced mode be able to write time tables. To really try squeeze a lot of traffic through bottlenecks.
And I want block signals. So the train drivers can “proceed with caution / reduced speed”. Just so you can squeeze even more traffic in.
The game have potential. And I am actually amazed it haven’t crashed yet. I am just stting there smiling and wondering while I do all I do , cut of tracks, rebuilding, while the game is runing at slow speed not paused.
It is good that it is always day while you build. But watching a train station with 12 tracks and signals at night would be cool.
right now they probably only work with stability patching but the game is not finnished. And it needs intelligent and understanding players. Cause it takes a long time to build these rail networks …. error error error error collition, terrain is wrong , no can not do that. etc etc.
you have to keep working on this title.’September 21, 2014 at 13:27 #9538RayParticipant
Good luck I found this post with google. n and m just saved my day 😉September 21, 2014 at 15:22 #9543EnzojzParticipant
I hope N/M thing will work for railway one day, that helps making flying junction.September 21, 2014 at 17:44 #9553gietekParticipant
Level crossings are one of the annoying things about this game. You can’t build them over tracks, you can’t upgrade them either. You end up with a city with a level crossing made of country dirt road while few meters away it’s a dual carriageway with bus lanes.
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