gradient presentation

Bug #1456164 reported by Richard Keene on 2015-05-18
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Bug Description

I do not think this is a bug but perhaps more wish list or preference. There are a number of things that I consider odd about the gradient presentation in the HUD.
The first is that when 'vibration' is activated the gradient alters 'in tune' with the vibration. As the gradient of the track is fixed, this ought not to happen.
When the gradient is negative the negative operand is shown in black not white. This can make it hard to see against a dark background. It would be better if it was white as the rest of the digits.
A second decimal point would give a better resolution as some of the gradients measure as little as 1 in 1700. I would also prefer that the figures were given as a ratio as that is the way they are represented on published gradient profiles, (perhaps could be achieved by the reciprocal of the %age gradient). This may not be relevant to MSTS routes which in a lot of cases do not follow published gradient profiles, however as Open Rails gains prominence a more accurate gradient profile may be the norm.
Other than that excellent so far. Keep up the good work. The more I use it the better I like it.

r.roeterdink (r-roeterdink) wrote :

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I would also prefer that the figures were given as a ratio as that is the way they are represented on published gradient profiles, (perhaps could be achieved by the reciprocal of the %age gradient).
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That rather depends on the country of origin. Here in continental Europe, all gradients are, and always have been, expressed as percentage (or permillige, if that is the correct word - expressed as 0/00, so 1 0/00 is 0.001).
So the best way out would be a user option for the required format.

Simon Etxebarria (spsimon285) wrote :

"So the best way out would be a user option for the required format." As said by r.roeterdink.

Agreed.

I was going to mention this one here or on Elvas Tower, but you bet me to it!

This is the best solution. Totally go for it. All current Curves and gradient profiles in Australia (And NZ) are in ratios, So this will be useful to quite a few people I could think of right now, Including myself, we are creating the Entire Melbourne, And later on, The Sydney Rail Network in the Sim. It is set in current age as of 2015, So all the diagrams are in ratios! Choice of formats would make life easier!

I also am doing and participating in some European (Spanish) routes that some of the profiles are in % age and some in ratios!, So the choice of which format is the best way to go for sure.

Simon.

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