How to make NSME Screensaver items

  1. You make a picture of the rolling stock item. Most pictures from the Signal Box site are scanned B&W drawings that are colourised using a Paint program. Pure Green (green=255, red=0,blue=0) will be displayed transparant.
  2. Adjust the size (catanary hight = 95 pixels)
  3. Fill the transparant background with the colour Green (green=255, red=0, blue=0). If you do this before resizing, your stock item will get a greenish border as the resizing process takes a medium colour there.
  4. Save the picture as -.BMP file in folder windows/NSME/trains . On screen setting 256-colours, problems might occur if the palette of the -.bmp file is not compatible to the original used by Oberon.
  5. Create in the same folder a -.wgn file: that is a -.txt file with following content and the extension renamed-.wgn
    file content replace red italics
    ltm26
    .wgn
    how to set
    your own itemname.wgn
    Naam=LTM26
    Locomotief=1
    Bitmap=Loc26.bmp
    Passagier=1
    Goederen=1
    * Museumstoomtram
    * Stoomloc LTM 26
    Naam=itemname
    1 for locomotives, else 0
    Bitmap= your bitmap file
    passenger service yes=1 no=0
    goods service, yes=1 no=0
    * these comments will be displayed
    *in the 'about the trains' section of the setup
  6. Create -.trn files using the setup or make them yourself
    The middle track is used for shunting so be carefull with your multiple-units. Strange things might happen.
    5Links.trn your own itemname.trn
    OKVoor=1
    OKMidden=1
    OKAchter=1
    ToLeft=1
    ToRight=0
    loc5
    B55
    BR60
    C58
    C58
    C290
    OK front track yes=1, no=0
    OK middle track
    OK back track
    Move to Left (oh thats english
    already)
    complete itemnames as in -.wgn file
    (Caps sensitive)
    A list of items you want to form
    the train as seen on the screen
    from left to right (for trains moving
    to the right it's the reversed order of
    appearence!)
  7. Trains that have to stop at the platform: copy the -.trn file into the folder windows/NSME/person
  8. Find out for yourself what happens when you copy a -.trn file into the folder windows/NSME/special.
  9. Have fun and let us know where we can download your contributions

 

Commercial distribution of add-ons made by the procedure above is not allowed. The NSME Screensaver community is based on free exchange of all items.