Signal icon disappears when signal has more than 4 aspects

Suzie
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Post by Suzie » 18.03.2013, 19:54

The eight potential UK aspects are fine for me, but I am helping to do the documentation for a decoder that supports all the aspects using the extended protocol with its potential 32 aspects, and some of the supported speed signalling systems use aspect numbers higher than 15, Canada uses all 32 which can be displayed on three searchlight heads one above the other using red, green, yellow, flashing green and flashing yellow on any of the three heads. It scares me a bit too how the driver is supposed to remember the rule book, but it would be nice to be able to include RocRail as a potential software offering for these too since I can generate the symbols for them now to make it attractive, they should all fit into a 32 pixel high symbol with no difficulty.

The NMRA has defined a 5-bit signal protocol that allows up to 32 aspects, so it would be nice to be able to use it without compromise.

Suzie x

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Post by rjversluis » 18.03.2013, 20:05

You can use already 5 bit aspects in combination with DCC in Rocrail.
The documentation does limit it only by text. ;-)

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Post by Suzie » 19.03.2013, 00:40

That is good to hear. :-)

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Post by Aleksey » 19.03.2013, 18:52

Suzie wrote: The only question I have now is how to display flashing aspects.
Hi! I did it this way:
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Post by Suzie » 19.03.2013, 19:36

I did similar but I think you have done it better
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Post by Aleksey » 23.03.2013, 06:43

Suzie wrote:I did similar but I think you have done it better
Thanks :oops:

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