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Post by devilreborn on Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:20 pm

Hi all.
I wonder if anybody have heard of a track generating software called "Curverail Editer". Question
And yes, the name is spelled "editer", not "editor".


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Post by lonelyinardwick on Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:18 am

I have seen it but had never downloaded it, the original webpage was long gone (I think almost a year ago). Ro119, Jap version of Wayback Machine, tried to recover without avail, hence the broken link below. Ps. A lot of Japanese websites are usually very isolationist, you have to register by mobile phone and live in Japan to access search-defined information. Even Yahoo! Japan is not affliated to Yahoo! in the US.

http://ro119.com/archive/tokyo.cool.ne.jp/advanceboy/BVEs/Read%20me%20for%20CE4.9.html

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Post by graymac on Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:21 am

What were you expecting it to do that cannot be done with Switch or Railgen?
I would imagine if it was a better tool for the job then it might have been seen around in more places. As it is, it is very obscure, at least here in Europe.
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Post by Drag0nflamez on Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:29 pm

graymac wrote:What were you expecting it to do that cannot be done with Switch or Railgen?
I would imagine if it was a better tool for the job then it might have been seen around in more places. As it is, it is very obscure, at least here in Europe.
switch doesn't work on x64 systems and would either require a separate computer or a virtual machine running a 32-bit system.
thanks graymac


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solved Re: Curverail Editer?

Post by graymac on Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:25 pm

Switch will (and does) work on 64bit win7 using dosbox - free on web.
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Post by Drag0nflamez on Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:34 pm

graymac wrote:Switch will (and does) work on 64bit win7 using dosbox - free on web.
ah. should teach myself to ask it if a google search won't help. Oh well.

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Post by graymac on Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:50 pm

For anyone interested to use switch in 64 bit windows:

http://www.dosbox.com/

I think the 64 bit Switch question was first raised by velaro about a year ago on here.
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Post by leezer3 on Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:04 pm

Downloads are still available from here:
http://aquaware.opal.ne.jp/blog/?page_id=287

Not tried it personally Smile

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solved Re: Curverail Editer?

Post by devilreborn on Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:53 pm

This is a section of an underground curved track in an openbve subway line, which is similar to what I've been trying to create.


The track above has a different cross-section than typical tracks generated by Switch/Railgen, as demonstrated below:


After reading the manual of Switch, I have no idea how to use Switch to generate tracks like the one above. Sad Out of curiosity I decided to read the source code (it's a .b3d file) and discovered that this track object is generated by curverail editer. Which explains why I'm here...

Kudos to leezer3 for the link Smile
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Post by leezer3 on Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:47 pm

Did you want curves or pointwork too?
The OpenBVE Object Bender from the official tools will create simple curves if you create a base segment object Smile

Switch's track profile is basically hard-coded, so wouldn't be easy to change.
If you're looking to build pointwork, I suspect the best way to do this would be to build the curves with the OpenBVE Object Bender, then some manual combination of the curve bases and Switch generated point blades.

Curverail doesn't do points, so if you're going that way, you'd have to experiment for yourself.

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Post by devilreborn on Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:53 pm

leezer3 wrote:Did you want curves or pointwork too?
The OpenBVE Object Bender from the official tools will create simple curves if you create a base segment object Smile

Switch's track profile is basically hard-coded, so wouldn't be easy to change.
If you're looking to build pointwork, I suspect the best way to do this would be to build the curves with the OpenBVE Object Bender, then some manual combination of the curve bases and Switch generated point blades.

Curverail doesn't do points, so if you're going that way, you'd have to experiment for yourself.

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That didn't work.
I created the concrete track "base" by coding a segment in b3d then used object bender. Then I created a switch using Switch, and removed the ballast and sleeper so that only the rails, points and overhead cables were present. When I merged the two files into one, it turned out that the coordinates didn't match. No I thought it was a great idea at first, though.
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solved Re: Curverail Editer?

Post by Northern Line on Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:57 pm

Maybe a program could be made to edit existing curves in a way to suit the user need
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solved Re: Curverail Editer?

Post by graymac on Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:32 pm

Maybe a program could be made to edit existing curves in a way to suit the user need

Is this speculation, wishful thinking or do you have any working ideas or practical suggestions how it might come about? I would have though if it was practical or worthwhile it might have been done before now. Shocked
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