Maps Yorkshire Counties

Sylar

Yorkshire Counties Developer
Masterswitch Studios
Apr 30, 2017
601
I have decided to relaunch the WIP from scratch rather than reactivate the old forum post (Which has since now been archived) There are several reasons for this and i wont go into them here but lets just say its for the best. So after releasing version 1.2 on here as an early access public beta it was decided that due to circumstances beyond my control Fictional Yorkshire would resume development in private with a select group of Testers.
Needless to say we are now on Version 1.5 and the changes have been exceptionally substantial. New Routes, Areas, scenery improvements, complete re-vamps of Towns/Villages, less dependencies, New YORKSHIRE specific Livery and more. I have also spent some of my time learning new Techniques to implement into Fictional Yorkshire including Custom Junctions. I have learned a lot from current members of the community and would like to thank them a great deal for their time and patience with me. So that being said i would like to share some of those screenshots with you all and would like to reassure you that the project NEVER stopped being worked on.
A great deal of hard work has gone into making the improvements to Fictional Yorkshire and i would kindly ask that should those of you who do not have anything constructive to say not post anything within this WIP. The map will be made available for public download within the not too distant future (but no release date as of yet) and i would like to remind people that no one is obligated to download it and thus not obligated to remain interested in the WIP as it develops.
We are currently roughly 90% complete and just trying to work out some of the bugs and updates.
I would like to thank every single member of the community who has supported my map, its development and its hard work. An extra Special thanks to the Beta Testers who have fed back information and suggestions continuously and last but not least a Big thank you to the FellowsFilm Moderation team, Admins and members that continue to look forward to and help with the development of Fictional Yorkshire.
Should anyone have anything to ask regarding Fictional Yorkshire i am reachable via message or by post on this thread. I Look forward to hearing from you all and i hope you look forward to a re-vamped, updated and upgraded Fictional Yorkshire.

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LazyGuy222

Roblox Name:CS7C3D
May 7, 2016
922
This is looking amazing now! Just one little bug I have is about the HOF File. Please not Capitals, It is highly not realistic and frowned upon.
 

The_Growl

Masterswitch Studios
Mar 7, 2017
421
Wow, this does look a whole lot better than your first attempt I must say, it's very impressive in my opinion! Although I'm not a map person, so I don't know how easy or not it is to change stuff, I've noticed some things that stand out so I'll point them out. :)

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I think this area looks a little barren maybe you could put some more vegetation or something around it? Also the ASDA object still looks very odd to me, maybe it's because it doesn't have the best textures, or the logo? Not too sure lol.

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I think those cliff faces (or whatever they're really called) look a little odd, and maybe even a bit American and out of place there. Personally, I'd change it, and cover with some trees and bushes perhaps. That cobbled area also looks a bit empty and out of place, but maybe it's meant to be like that? Not sure what it is.

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I think you should break away from this straight road, though even if you can't change it, maybe you could add some bends and gradients as it's pretty much dead straight and probably a bit of a boring drive. I think you should also consider more variation in the vegetation surrounding it so it's not all completely repeating itself again and again. I think I've read about some type of randomiser in the editor, but I'm not too sure on that.

Overall, it looks so much better than what it once did, I think this will be a handy addition to a growing collection of RHD maps. :) (Plus you've actually released something, so we know you're probably less likely to cancel it).
 

Sylar

Yorkshire Counties Developer
Masterswitch Studios
Apr 30, 2017
601
Firstly thanks for the amazing feedback already, as for the suggestions they are always taken into account as is evident with the current changes already made while some of the roads are straight theres a lot of bends and tight roads in the map so dont worry about that. Also its aimed at South Yorkshire although being fictional isn't really aimed at any region in particular only that the theme is based loosly on Yorkshire a bit like Cotterell is loosely based on Bath. Addressing the Capitals in the HOF file i do use the HOF editor and thus it is in capitals automatically and i currently have no plans on changing this. However this is not too say i wont be changing it as some bus companies do use block capitals on Hanover displays and some do not, my focus at this point is the map itself. Screenshots will be posted as the map progresses.
 

Rhys

Veteran Member
Mar 20, 2016
1,426
Good to see you're taking everything on board, I do agree with most feedback above. Only thing I'd like to add, please change the 'Fictional Yorkshire' name! As it's your second version, give it a brand new name to represent a brand new direction you're going in. For example, 'The South London Project' became 'London'. In your case, something like 'Lakeshire' or 'Shireness' or whatever you choose should be a lot more appropriate.

As it's fictional, you should have the advantage of coming up with a unique name. Just state that the map is loosely based off Yorkshire. Best of luck!
 

Sylar

Yorkshire Counties Developer
Masterswitch Studios
Apr 30, 2017
601
You know what @Rhys i think thats a pretty damn good idea, i have always taken pride in receiving constructive criticism and acting upon it accordingly. I mean you cant beat such constructive criticism from people as "your maps sh*t" and "its rubbish" lmao but in all seriousness i have taken a great deal of pride in my ability to go away and learn new techniques and new ways of making the map better based on peoples feedback. So now what to re-brand the map as....hmmmmm decisions...decisions :P
 

Sylar

Yorkshire Counties Developer
Masterswitch Studios
Apr 30, 2017
601
Ok, so i thought since Stagecoach no longer operate in "Fictional Yorkshire" i decided to take some brand new screenshots to better show the new company and the map in operation, so without further delay, i would like to give you all a few lovely looking screenshots that truly showcase the improvements to this map and the hard work that continues to go into it. Enjoy!!!

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Castlemilk37

98% Organic Human (may contain traces of asbestos)
Jun 29, 2016
329
SOS Phone Box! Ever noticed cars always tend to breakdown just next to them?
 
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LazyGuy222

Roblox Name:CS7C3D
May 7, 2016
922
@LazyGuy222 Im sure you will be very pleased to read this update, I have taken the feedback into consideration and replaced and re-done the HOF file using a different software in order to make the Hanover Displays look a little better for you all. Only a small update but a Welcome one non the less

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Thank you very much! Seems as if a lot of the AI are branded off route though