Posts by TNH

    If this was Omsi, I would separate them without thinking.

    Even in OMSI I wouldn't do so. What kind of a benefit do you think of in LOTUS? I can't imagine any benefit.


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    Linear maps require way less resource because you don't build any unnecessary parts that you won't be driving on anytime you play. However in combined routes, there are junctions where multiple branches are loaded at the same time, hence requiring seemingly unnecessary resources. There are available LOTUS maps which tend to have this problem, like Sonnenburg, where other lines are just so close to yours that they are loaded even while not driving on them.

    Is this going to be a temporary fix? Because to be honest having an up-to-date driver is literally better for any other game and application on my computer.

    Things will probably change when LOTUS finally gets the DirectX update, then you won't need to deal with OpenGL anymore that causes the problem.

    Finally, no one is forced to use my conductor rail. Especially since it is only used in the Berlin underground in this design. (As far as I know)

    If you don't like this variant, feel free to build your own and use it.

    Bzmot even mentioned his experience how it affects the performace, so I don't think it's about using it in his own map (because as you see he's making his own 3rd rail), rather the fact that many of us are concerned if Berlin would run smoothly when it's released, while having these seemingly unnecessary details.

    Does he have an AMD GPU? If yes, he has to downgrade the Radeon driver to 22.5.1

    The 600W be quiet! sounds much better, never cheap out on PSU.


    I would't recommend a GT1030, it's really not intended for gaming, rather for multimedia. A GTX1650 isn't that expensive imo, and offers a much better experience until you get a higher tier card. Also, with a 600W PSU, you will not need to replace it when upgrading your GPU.

    Neither of this would be suitable for flawless experience. I would advise to postpone the project, save some money and get the first (with Ryzen 5 5600G) with a better, not noname PSU and at least an RTX2060 or 3060. Lotus is just poorly optimized at it's current state, and needs a beefy PC.

    So, since one of the owner of the developers made OMSI 2, how about integrating OMSI 2 mods into LOTUS? It will allow for quite a bit of flexibility, so we can have our maps on there in the UK.

    Just because the two games share a developer, they are not interoperable. Even the basics of the games are completely different, there is just no way to make it possible. But everyone can use their previos models in LOTUS, so map-makers can recreate their maps in a higher quality using the original models.

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    Yes, we need to create "round" tunnel splines for the U7, but I have no idea, when we will do this.

    I made my spline too, but have no idea if the train fits in there.

    I also have no idea about some other measurements. (how far from track axis should platform be, how long is it supposed to be, and its height too.

    Try looking for blueprints on the internet, they define the dimensions of the car.

    Untick 'Real electricity supply' in the options.


    Also, I'm not sure the Reverser was in 'V' position (Forwards) instead of '*' in the video.

    EDIT: The problem has been solved, somehow the &hres=1 part of the link wasn't suitable for the game. After deleting that (even though the quality decreased), the aerial now works fine.

    One more suggestion: Front-facing trees, which can follow the user's viewpoint. They could be used in distant areas, while they look way better than current backdrops.


    Edit: What I mean is just a plain rectangle with a texture, which can face in the direction the user is, so it's quite resource efficient but looks great.

    That's not exactly how it works, and I say it as a train driver. There are no forward or reverse signal, but there are two seperate line in the Schafenberg for the directions. The tram doesn't care about the position of the Reverser (I mean it actually cares, but it can't read), it only cares that it gets a Signal from one of those lines (what you switch with the reserver), and where does it come from (rear coupling or front)

    So no, it wouldn't go in different directions.

    actually, it would, If two trams are coupled back to back (considering one has their pins flipped to match the other) and both get the forward signal, both would go forward, meaning opposite of each other. And yes, as you mention, most Tatras don't care if signal comes from the front or back coupling, and here is the issue. In order to allow for back to back coupling to work, atleast one needs to have their pins for the reverser flipped so that the second car moves in the same direction as the first vehicle.


    And before you ask, I work as an electrician at our public transport company and I repair Tatras.

    I only have a circuit plan from a Tatra T5C5, but that is designed the way I described, so no matter if you couple a car with front or back, they will go on the same direction, no need to flip their pins either way.

    Even if the tram is not designed for it, shouldn't it still be technically possible. I mean, it's just a standard connection, and you could release the brakes on the tram behind?

    Nope, the pins in the couples would be on opposite sites, shorting everything. Even if all the pins would line up, both trains would try to move into their forward direction. YOu would need a modification to let the second train know to drive backwards

    That's not exactly how it works, and I say it as a train driver. There are no forward or reverse signal, but there are two seperate line in the Schafenberg for the directions. The tram doesn't care about the position of the Reverser (I mean it actually cares, but it can't read), it only cares that it gets a Signal from one of those lines (what you switch with the reserver), and where does it come from (rear coupling or front)

    So no, it wouldn't go in different directions.