Railroads! in Pimp Dreams Posted August 11, 2020 On 7/16/2020 at 8:58 AM, Liesel Weppen said: I don't think that will work with the engine. Roads are not really roads, that are just a bunch of blocks of asphalt. They don't really have a "context". For a working railroad you'd imho need 1 dedicated block as a rail. That leeds to the next problem: Corners. With the voxelsystem you can only build 90° corners in one block (like in minecraft). Or you need some kind of prefabs that do long corners over several blocks, e.g. a 90° curve with 5x5 blocks. Still very unrealistic. So you will need a lot of those prefabs for just curves. And you can still build only 90° curves as you can't build straight lines diagonally, you'd need even prefabs for diagonal straights, so additional 4 prefabs for only being able to build in 45° steps. And and all of them could only be placed on absolutely even terrain. And placing prefabs is not even a part of the common gameplay. Slopes would be the next thing. Only 30° allowed? And further then, only A-to-B-tracks possible or do you also want/need switches and crossings? I think it's a nice idea. Maybe something that could be included in world generation (hardly) or been used in handmade maps like Navez. But building them in the actual game... imho will not work and also doesn't really fit to 7d2d. Or see it the other way: The RWG can not even handle bridges over water/rivers to connect roads. Not even fully premade bridges, not even thinking about dynamic bridges with variable length. Railroads would be much more complicated. Wow that’s very informative, I never really thought in-depth about the voxelsystem but yes that introduces a lot of difficulty. To beat the uneven terrain there could be a wooden support that you can build or just the wood block to keep things even. I kinda just assumed to build them I would first flatten and build some kind of base block. Would definitely have to stick to just 90 degree turns. No switches or crossings but would allow the track to go a->b or b->a. That introduces collisions though. Inclines/declines would be it’s own challange for sure. If it’s simplified down to a few single track blocks with no big prefabs, the weight system should take over for things like bridges or floating tracks, makes sense any kind of bridge or variable prefab would be a lot of work.