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TT Writing 08/02/2010 at 12:59 #677
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Hi to you all tt writers.
I am currently writing a tt (not saying which sim) but i have a question. I want to do the tt for a summer weekend 00:00 fri - 95:59 monday. Is this possible or will it be too big to download or will i have to split it into two portions

Chris

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TT Writing 08/02/2010 at 12:59 #6524
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Hi to you all tt writers.
I am currently writing a tt (not saying which sim) but i have a question. I want to do the tt for a summer weekend 00:00 fri - 95:59 monday. Is this possible or will it be too big to download or will i have to split it into two portions

Chris

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TT Writing 08/02/2010 at 15:27 #6526
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I wouldn't have thought that this should be a problem. The largest timetables that I can see are the Kings Cross ones at about 370Kb, followed by Trent at 350Kb. 4 days of this would get you to about 1.5Mb before compression, which is about the same size as the Trent executable download after compression. I've also tried compressing 4 copies of the Trent default WTT & WTR files: the resultant zip file is about 310Kb.
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TT Writing 08/02/2010 at 16:17 #6527
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I did start a similar project for another sim, and my prefered choice of doing it was to have released one day at a time and then the user can merge timetables, just remember that with this the seperate timetables will need times entering as if they were just the one timetable covering the whole period.

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TT Writing 10/02/2010 at 20:25 #6595
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Won't be too big, but you will find that 96 hours is getting toward the limit the SimSig clock can display (once you go beyond 99:59 it starts to look a little weird....)

The only other consideration is that the data has to be shared over a network when in multiplayer, that gives a large file to be transferred every time a user connects to a game...

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TT Writing 10/02/2010 at 21:21 #6598
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JamesN said:

The only other consideration is that the data has to be shared over a network when in multiplayer, that gives a large file to be transferred every time a user connects to a game...
I'd have thought all that is transferred in MP is the current and changing state not the full timetable- but I may be wrong.

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TT Writing 10/02/2010 at 21:27 #6599
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Complete timetables aren't sent over the network in a multiplayer - only individual train schedules are sent on demand (hence the couple of seconds delay when you click on a train in a client).

Apart from the millenium bug (well, ok, 99:59) there's no reason why you couldn't have a 4-day timetable. I have timetables with several thousand trains without a problem... well, apart from signalling the sheer quantity of them.

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TT Writing 11/02/2010 at 10:09 #6603
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Thanks to all for replying to this topic you comments have been welcome & noted. I have now decided to do it in two day stages ie Fri/Sat, Sun/Mon

Thanks
Chris

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TT Writing 11/02/2010 at 19:22 #6612
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Hmm... surely the clock (as it appears in sim, not the functional part) is only for display purposes, and therefore wouldn't be too difficult to code it so it rolls over to 00:00 after 23:59... And thinking about it, the same goes for displayed schedules (Timetable Popup window, Timetable in messagebox thingy) aswell...
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TT Writing 11/02/2010 at 22:56 #6614
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Well yes, but occasionally the wrong method has been used (roll over instead of actual time, or vice versa), but what I was referring to was what happens when you get to 99:59. If nobody tells me there is something wrong then I don't necessarily know about it.
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TT Writing 11/02/2010 at 23:44 #6615
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I thought it a bit to trivial to mention, as no timetables would usually go over 99:59... You can also get negative times in schedules, by duplicating train with a negative interval, not tried starting the sim at a negative time though....
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TT Writing 13/04/2020 at 20:03 #125742
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You can try to import timetables where the values exceed (3600 x 100) but the loader code automatically converts 123:45:30 to 23:45:30, i.e. it deducts 100 hours!

So without some radical core changes, 99:59 (4 days and 4 hours) is the longest timetable still permitted!

Jamie S (JAMS)
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TT Writing 13/04/2020 at 20:11 #125744
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9pN1SEAp in post 125742 said:
You can try to import timetables where the values exceed (3600 x 100) but the loader code automatically converts 123:45:30 to 23:45:30, i.e. it deducts 100 hours!

So without some radical core changes, 99:59 (4 days and 4 hours) is the longest timetable still permitted!
The core code has changed significantly in the 10 years since this was last discussed....

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TT Writing 13/04/2020 at 20:33 #125746
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Hi James,

That's true, however the TT editor displays (and sorts) only by the last 2 digits of the hour, you can't put >99 in any field editor, and the tip display only supports 2-digit hours. The analyser also sorts by the last 2 digits of hours only.

So whilst in theory it's workable with timevals >360000, you'd have a job playing it!

Jamie S (JAMS)
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TT Writing 13/04/2020 at 21:12 #125749
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JamesN in post 125744 said:
9pN1SEAp in post 125742 said:
You can try to import timetables where the values exceed (3600 x 100) but the loader code automatically converts 123:45:30 to 23:45:30, i.e. it deducts 100 hours!

So without some radical core changes, 99:59 (4 days and 4 hours) is the longest timetable still permitted!
The core code has changed significantly in the 10 years since this was last discussed....
And sadly Chris (derbybest) is no longer with us.

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TT Writing 14/04/2020 at 09:17 #125764
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9pN1SEAp in post 125746 said:

That's true, however the TT editor displays (and sorts) only by the last 2 digits of the hour, you can't put >99 in any field editor, and the tip display only supports 2-digit hours. The analyser also sorts by the last 2 digits of hours only.
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TT Writing 14/04/2020 at 09:41 #125765
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clive in post 125764 said:
9pN1SEAp in post 125746 said:

That's true, however the TT editor displays (and sorts) only by the last 2 digits of the hour, you can't put >99 in any field editor, and the tip display only supports 2-digit hours. The analyser also sorts by the last 2 digits of hours only.
Mantis 30087 raised.
Don't know if it is some sort of generic three digit problem, but it looks as if the TT editor will accept three digit distances when setting NX and FX stopping positions but the core won't apply them and stops the train at the default position. Two digit distances still work as expected. Three digit distances are sometimes needed when stopping a short train on a long platform. Mantis 29178 which is waiting in the Holding Sidings.

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