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Just my thoughts...

Floods of websites, speedtrees and more.

Rating: 4 votes, 2.00 average.
Recently in the community, it seems like website after website has popped up. This has been good and bad at the same time, in my humble opinion. One of my questions on this matter last night was aimed towards someone who already has a free website, but has created another for essentially the same thing, just a different railroad. This I do not understand. Why make multiple websites, so the people who actually visit them have to navigate all over Al Gore's world wide web to find the other half of your assets?
Another instance has been the ongoing saga of one website, and let me be clear I won't put names in this blog, that had an issue recently with some content they weren't supposed to release. Now here's my questions towards that crowd. What I don't get is this, why create a website, when you don't really even have any content on it? ...and then work so hastily to put content on it that you violate EULA's and such. That's a subject I have been meaning to bring up around here for a while now. I think some of you younger kids do not get the fact that these Trainz assets are legally binding assets in most cases. That should not be taken lightly. Sure, some creators will have some mercy if you're a kid, but that mercy runs out eventually. A lesson I was once taught? Think! Before you host, post, whatever...

With all that said, you're probably thinking "Oh here's Woody complaining about everyone again". Well, perhaps you're right...LOL
Not quite.
I've brought up points about people who host content and people who need to think before they host/post. So let me address a group of guys that are getting that right. TrainzStop. Yes, that's right. Its not about the fact that Justin is a personal friend of mine and so is Matt. Here's why I like what they're doing. Matt had already had some stuff in development when they created the site, heed that thought oh young ones for it is key. Think about it. He had content, that was worth creating a website for. People in the community seem to have this backwards these days. They seem to go by the idea of make a website, make the content later. No, that's not how it works. You make the content, then the site. TrainzStop understands that. Also notice, Matt does not release every asset he creates. This is another thing folks ought to learn from. You don't need to release every little creation you churn up. That's not at all to say you make crap stuff, its to say, take some time to perfect.
To summarize that thought, go visit TrainzStop or check out one of their threads. Don't go and request a bunch of content (a whole 'nother ramble), just go and let them know you appreciate what they're doing.

Okay...next thought.
Speedtrees. Some love them, some hate them. I for one, hate them. Not for what they are, but rather, the way the game has somehow automatically replaced some of the trees on my TRS2006 with these things. Look, if you're not rich, you probably have a crappy PC like me. So your PC, like mine, probably can't handle those extremely "detailed" (perhaps HI-POLY is a better statement?) trees. This was another genius user-friendly move by N3V/Auran.
Anyone else find Speedtrees rough on their system?

Now for some more compliments...
Chris Hackworth, I am talking to you here.
By now you all know the name n8phu like an old household name. This man is doing something few ever do, he's not making the 100,000th SD40-2 model, but rather, he's taking older models and upgrading them. Perhaps it could be called a recycling program? Whatever you call it, its genius and its drawing alot of attention. I mean just visit his thread! Requests everywhere! (That's how you know you've been successful at content creation/modification)
In all seriousness though, take a lesson from Chris. There's a lot of great quality assets out there, that just need a little TLC. How about those "Modding with Hack" threads? I for one think its great. This guy is taking the time to explain how he does this, how he makes this stuff work again. Its almost like a seasoned auto shop teacher showing some kids how to make a reliable machine run again. Chris, you've made a real contribution here. Keep it up.

In summary,
I hope you've enjoyed reading these rambling and thoughts of mine. That's all they are too, just personal observations...which is exactly what a blog is generally about.


Just my thoughts,
Woody

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  1. illinoiscentral's Avatar
    Or perhaps you should quit making a big deal out of it? This is insanity...
    No, I am not going to play detective with you. Get over it and move on. No crime was committed, no rules were broken. I am free to write about this forum on my person page if I so chose to do so. Had I or someone else known your real name and used it, yes, we would have something to talk about. The point is, I did not nor did anyone else. Your username was mentioned. Quite petty really.

    Thanks,
    Woody
  2. dragonharh's Avatar
    Don't matter if it was my real name or user name it's all the same thing. I got the info I need now I now know who's lieing and who's telling the truth your post made that clear but I'm not going to say or revile it but I do know.

    Regards
    Nothing more.
  3. illinoiscentral's Avatar
    That's wonderful to know, have a nice evening.

    Woody
  4. socalwb909's Avatar
    -Surprised nothing said about my site, guess I'm doing something right! A few things I would like to say about trainzstop... (and yes, I talk to a few of them over there)
    -I see a lot of drama on the forums come from them, no need to get into details.
    -Matt can model, better than I can even. But in my eyes, that's all he can do. I don't know anything about him but from observation, he has a lot to learn. (at one point was willing to help, but never heard back from him) Just looking at that one loco he released, it may look good, but there is so many issues. High poly, no LOD, to many large textures, etc. The poly count is ridiculous. He really needs to read the wiki pages for Trainz. To many large textures where a lot of it could be condensed into one or two textures. Problems like these can hurt people with low-end computers, with just a little more time spent in learning how to do things right, he can really be up there with rrmods and jointedrail.
    -I think he is an example of someone, who came into the sim, wanted something that no one could provide him, so right off the bat, lets make locomotives. To me, what a wrong way about doing things. You don't just jump in a plane and think you know how to fly it. You have to work your way up. Me... the tunnels on the Mojave Sub, were some of my very first creations I ever did. The ATSF warbonnet Gevo's were one of the first skins I ever did and was walked through it even. Point is, I started out small, like I think everyone should. Make a house, a wall, a building or something first. anyway, I'll stop there.
    -I want to add to your rant, if I haven't already lol. I really hate that rubytmix or whatever its called. Bringing the high poly'd Google crap into Trainz.... now everyone thinks their an asset creator, cause they took someone else's mesh and converted it. Now the DLS is filled with all this useless high poly'd junk. That needs to stop and I wish it would. Anyway, just my .02

    -Joe
  5. boyerm25's Avatar
    I don't take offense to this post, and yes I agree that DLP is still not yet a great website. However, the breach of copyright was merely an accident and we are all sorry. I, personally, am very confused as to why people are STILL making a big deal out of it.
  6. mp202's Avatar
    Exactly, and I am sorry Nelson (dragonharh) but I am going to have to side with Alex on this one. This has gone on long enough. Time to get over it and move on, stuff happens sometimes that your not necessarily going to like and other people will try to reason with you but if you keep throwing threats their way, they have expressed written consent to piss you off even more...
  7. dragonharh's Avatar
    I don't care your the one's who started it So Every one JUST Drop it Already. This is stell about the dam VIA train and I get sucked into the crossfire well fine then I'll fix the problem Project Scrapped No VIA Train. there problem solved now leave this dead horse alown.

    Blake: You started this bomb fire by telling me in trainz chat that illinoiscentral said a bunch of BS on Facebook about my Spelling and what ever so before you jump the gun and take sides think about who started what and man this is not how partnerships are run so next time if There a next Get your fax's right before telling me whats being said if it's even anything worth telling be about.



    boyerm25: No one hates you about what happen it's over and forgotten you need to let it go and move on with your works and stopping worrying about what others think because there not worth your time.


    illinoiscentral: This is nothing but a bunch of bull **** and I thot is was over with. Sorry about this **** I didn't know what was going on intell I read the posting 50 times and get the faxs Sorry about the derailmet of your post this **** stops now.



    Guys No ones is allow to talk about me behind my back it's rude and piss's me off if you got something to say about me say it to my face I being dealing with bull **** on this forum for years and I'm not as nice as or torrent as I ones was. This stops here and now Not another word about it and drop it or I'll pull the plug on DLP and take my shares and leave It's the End Of The Line.
    Updated February 23rd, 2013 at 03:01 PM by dragonharh
  8. mp202's Avatar
    Your only jeopardizing your own reputation...
  9. boyerm25's Avatar
    [QUOTE=BlakeDooley;bt2063]Exactly, and I am sorry Nelson (dragonharh) but I am going to have to side with Alex on this one.]
    Who's alex?
  10. dragonharh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by BlakeDooley
    Your only jeopardizing your own reputation...
    It's already too late for that are reputation already screwed.
    "self"
    "sigh" Why am I wasting my time wend no ones listing or wants to, fine say what you wont I don't care Do what you wont I'm going to play Star Teck Online.
    Updated February 23rd, 2013 at 03:44 PM by dragonharh
  11. boyerm25's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dragonharh
    I don't care your the one's who started it So Every one JUST Drop it Already. This is stell about the dam VIA train and I get sucked into the crossfire well fine then I'll fix the problem Project Scrapped No VIA Train. there problem solved now leave this dead horse alown.

    Blake: You started this bomb fire by telling me in trainz chat that illinoiscentral said a bunch of BS on Facebook about my Spelling and what ever so before you jump the gun and take sides think about who started what and man this is not how partnerships are run so next time if There a next Get your fax's right before telling me whats being said if it's even anything worth telling be about.



    boyerm25: No one hates you about what happen it's over and forgotten you need to let it go and move on with your works and stopping worrying about what others think because there not worth your time.


    illinoiscentral: This is nothing but a bunch of bull **** and I thot is was over with. Sorry about this **** I didn't know what was going on intell I read the posting 50 times and get the faxs Sorry about the derailmet of your post this **** stops now.



    Guys No ones is allow to talk about me behind my back it's rude and piss's me off if you got something to say about me say it to my face I being dealing with bull **** on this forum for years and I'm not as nice as or torrent as I ones was. This stops here and now Not another word about it and drop it or I'll pull the plug on DLP and take my shares and leave It's the End Of The Line.
    You could be nice respected content creator, but then you go and say something like this.
  12. ATSF854's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by socalwb909
    ~snip~

    -Joe
    Joe, when you get the chance we should talk on skype. I remember Justin telling me of this, but it had completely slipped my mind later on.

    I should mention that I never was walked through modelling, texturing, or mapping for that matter. I learned 95% of this, from observation, and youtube. I started because I got interested when I messed around with a trial of 3ds max. I soon learned that it would be pretty cool to model trains (since that was of my largest interest)

    So I would be willing to listen to what you have to tell me.

    EDIT: N3V, can you please fix the avatars floating over most of the names?
    Updated February 24th, 2013 at 04:25 AM by ATSF854
  13. socalwb909's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ATSF854
    Joe, when you get the chance we should talk on skype. I remember Justin telling me of this, but it had completely slipped my mind later on.

    I should mention that I never was walked through modelling, texturing, or mapping for that matter. I learned 95% of this, from observation, and youtube. I started because I got interested when I messed around with a trial of 3ds max. I soon learned that it would be pretty cool to model trains (since that was of my largest interest)

    So I would be willing to listen to what you have to tell me.

    EDIT: N3V, can you please fix the avatars floating over most of the names?
    -I'm sorry, I may of came off as a little harsh and for that I apologize. You sound just like me, lots of reading and youtube videos. Yea JR helped me also and really got me to where I am today, but mostly, a lot of trial and error.
    -We will get to chat sooner or later!

    -Joe
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