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need help making train to go back and forth

Discussion in 'Tutorials & Resources' started by static2601, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. static2601

    static2601 L2: Junior Member

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    I'm making a train that goes forward on a track when you press a button, then when it reaches its destination, have another button the will make it go back to where it came from. this train would carry passengers a to b and back. I don't want user controls and want to lock the buttons so player cant press them when their in transit. I have an idea how to do this but I'm not very good with trains since i haven't used them much in my maps.
    I've tried making one but i couldn't get it to "branch" right. I also had the other button set it backwards but its too slow and cant speed it up. Any help is much appreciated.
     
  2. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    branching is really tough to do, and usually causes a lot of issues... this might be why you are having issues...

    For 1 path simple back and force just set the activation so that when it activates, it disables itself until the train arrives at its destination... when it reaches the final path_track, have it enable.
     
  3. static2601

    static2601 L2: Junior Member

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    but how do i make the train go back on the same track at the same speed?
     
  4. Fr0Z3nR

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    I think (i haven't done this in a while) but I think it is just set direction, then on button activation, start forward...


    This tutorial may help
     
  5. static2601

    static2601 L2: Junior Member

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    What I ended up doing was putting path_tracks along the track and back making a loop that goes in a line. I had the train stop at the path_tracks and the button set to setforward, so it just continued on the loop. but now im having a problem, the train hits a turn and doesnt change directions, it moves sideways. I checked the path_tracks and orientation is set to face direction of motion for all of them and the flags are all the same. not sure whats going on here.