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one suggestion: make the brick a little bit darker. the people on Simtrop will like it more (because they are so picky! :P)

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one suggestion: make the brick a little bit darker. the people on Simtrop will like it more (because they are so picky! :P)

Yeah, it's very bright....I actually might change it to gray, and change the "wing" color.

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Again, pardon the double post, but here is an update....I am still going to change the "wing" texture.

greenbelttextureforreal.jpg

-DC

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Another good improvement.

If the ground texture is such a light one, the roof shouldn't be too dark either.

Just one question:

Will the plattform be the main building of the station or a prop? I'm asking because it would be something great for privately used custom rail stations as well.

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I think you should make it a "mahogany" color because a lot of the DC Metro stations (the ones I have seen anyway) have brick platforms. It looks nice though 26721.gif

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@ Skimbo: It was going to be the main building, but I would be happy to include a prop version as well. ;)

@ k50dude: Yes, practically all of the DC Metro platforms are reddish. But with the red, I was dissuaded out of it when I tried it in game with the GLR textures. Here is a shot of the red and the GLR textures. I did this just to get a quick idea, and it didn't look too good, which is why I went with the gray brick texture, it fits in better with the GLR texture.

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Ok, so I've been working on textures.....

I've basically settled on the floor and "wings"; here's a look.

greenbelt.png

-DC

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DC, this plattform is getting better with every update, just amazeing work, I hope to see it in my cities sometimes 26721.gif

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very nice DC, what station is this again, I'm in the DC area visiting family and may be able to slip away to see it and give some better critiques.

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Greenbelt. It's either on the red line or the green line 26721.gif

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Thanks everyone!

@ Wacky32: Thanks!

@ Skimbo: Thanks a lot, I hope to have it on the STEX sometime soon. icon_rr.png

@ Mayorm: It is on the green line, so hope you can see it! 364988687.gif

Here is a map of the Metro system, Greenbelt is the last station on the Green line heading northeast.

@ K50 Dude: Yes, it is on the green line. ;)

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about your map DC are you sure it is updated? I swear that the Yellow line goes to at least Fort totten.... at least it did when I visited in June :?:

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about your map DC are you sure it is updated? I swear that the Yellow line goes to at least Fort totten.... at least it did when I visited in June :?:

Oh wow, didn't even notice that! Yes, it does go to Fort Totten, thank you for saying that. Here is a new map.

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My bad for the double post....

I was playing around with night lights, found some for the platform that look ok, I will tweak them a little.

I am looking for one more texture for all the columns, and then I will texture those....

And also, I might make the "wings" smaller so you can see more of the platform and so you can see the columns.

greenbeltaug2.jpg

I understand the image a little too big, sorry for that....

-DC

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I remember when I went to Arlington I saw these light pole things... (toward the left)

washington-arlington-cemetery.jpg

You should put some lights (props or BATed) towards the end of the station to light it up more ;) the station part looks great though! Nice work!

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Thanks guys!!!

@ K50: I tweaked 'em, see what you think.

I am basically done with the basic model (I might make the wing texture a bit darker).

greenbeltaug6.png

But other than that it's time for props!

On the subject of props, I am going to make them myself, and they are going to be authentic. My first one is a pole with the station name and line color on it, seen at every Metro station.

Here is an example of a sign like I am making now. The only difference is on the actual station platform, the sign says just "Greenbelt", dropping the "Station".

I have made my own textures, and tried various fonts on the sign pole. I was debating whether to have the type smaller (which is more authentic), or make the type readable in game. I have a couple pics for you showing my options.

I'd like to add that all these choices were rendered in "HD" in BAT.

Here is the one with the large, semi-readable font.

Click here

And the two I have circled are the best examples of the smaller font, my other option.

Click here

Any comments/opinions/critique is welcome!

-DC

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The smaller front looks much better. It also makes it possible to use this station giveing it another name (Greenbelt isn't a very good station name for an asian city....)

I also would use some benches for people who want to sit down. Probably an elevator on the platform for wheel chair users and old people.

I have to say: GREAT WORK, DC.

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That smaller one looks more like one of the real ones....

446px-Metro_Center_pylon.jpg

Go with the smaller font 26721.gif How many tiles will these be? If it was six, that would be awesome (five would be awesome too).

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