so, today I found myself sat in front of my computer and having a look at the poll results so far, it looks like the majority would like to see a new route. I am sort of happy to see that as well. I am not dissing the FBT, but it will be very refreshing for me as well to produce something new. The downloads of FBT will (of course) remain available to you and I do not claim that the route itself will never be updated again; it will just be not worked on at this time.
Regarding the eventual new route – I am considering to create two versions; Low Detail (LD) and High Detail (HD). Even though I do not expect it to be as hardware demanding as FBT, since there will be no electricity on that route, I still think about people, who don’t have too powerful machines at home. Maybe I should actually gather some votes on that as well; to see if it is reasonable enough. I will not be creating separate meshes for the objects, but I might create HD and LD textures for objects.
And to not just talk rubbish and make promises – take a look at what I managed today 😉
Old rails in FBT
as you can probably tell, the website has undergone a couple of changes over the last few days. I think these were necessary, as the old design was created for the old resolution 1280 x 1024. These days, a vast majority of users has a screen capable of Full HD (I am not making that up, the stats clearly show it), so I have decided to widen the website to match this resolution. It allows me to put two sidebars as well, which will come in handy.
The first change is that the polls will no longer be put in posts – they now have a separate widget in the left sidebar. All the widgets are visible from everywhere, which makes it a lot easier to use them. Another new feature that I am able to re-introduce with this site layout is the message board on the right hand side. I will be very happy if you guys use it to report any issues on the website, or to simply tell me anything. If there is something you want to tell me in private, you can still use the web form in Miscellaneous -> Banners & Contact.
Also, I would like you to disable your Ad Block if you have it, as I hope the commercial banner will help me cover the site running costs.
I hope these small things will help make this site a slightly better place to visit, because that’s the aim of it all. 🙂
Thank you! 😉