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Object labels

Defining Object Class Label Recommendations


Recommendations - Predefined

  1. Predefined labels are best used for single objects that are not part of a comprehensive set
  2. It is possible to have a label for each object. This would make for a very ungainly menu.
  3. A labeling system allows a coder/author to make their works much more user friendly.
  4. To keep the numbers more manageable, the classes are as generic as possible.
  5. While being generic, assigning objects to a label should be intuitive.
  6. Assuming that there will be special circumstances where a coder/author needs to deviate from the norm, the Recommendation is not mandatory.
PREDEFINED RECOMMENDATIONS
Label Action4 Text Description
STRU Structures Multitile engineered objects that don't quite fit in as industries, houses or stations - dams etc.
INFR Infrastructure light poles, communication towers, transmission towers, road signs, etc.
BLDG Buildings Normally accommodated by industries, houses or stations but the author feels there are limiting circumstances.
NATR Natural objects caves, coral reefs, swamps, etc.
PARK Public areas Normally accommodated by towns or industries (tourist stuff ...) but the author feels there are limiting circumstances - Parks, statues, etc.
ARTF Artifacts They really don't fit under any of the above - shipwrecks, etc.
MISC Miscellaneous For the author who is unable to accommodate his/her object under any of the previous labels.

Recommendations - Author defined

  1. Author defined labels are best used for comprehensive object sets that consist of several obviously related objects.
  2. Each label must consist of four (4) alphanumeric characters.
  3. To prevent menu confusion, new labels should be unique and should not duplicate predefined labels (see chart above) nor previously selected author defined labels (see chart below).
  4. The author should add their label(s) to the following chart in alphanumeric order.
  5. If an author is uncomfortable with adding a label to the chart, they can PM their request to wallyweb.
  6. The chart will be regularly reviewed for duplications.
  7. The chart will be regularly edited for alphanumeric sequence.
AUTHOR DEFINED RECOMMENDATIONS
Label Action4 Text Description Author TT-Forums link
EXM1 Example 1 An example label listing your name here Forum link goes here
HOUS TARS Landscape: Village Houses Houses as Objects Yoshi http://www.tt-forums.net/viewtopic.php?t=61442
HTLG TARS Mountain Lifts: Gondola Gondolas Yoshi
HTLC TARS Mountain Lifts: Chairlift Chairlifts Yoshi
HTPT TARS Pistes: Trail Blazer Pistes Ski Slopes wallyweb http://www.tt-forums.net/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=56588
HTML TARS Mountain: Lodges Lodges for the slopes wallyweb http://www.tt-forums.net/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=56588
NLRA Dutch Road Furniture: Matrix Activators Activators for matrix signs for Dutch Road Furniture FooBar http://www.tt-forums.net/viewtopic.php?t=56316
NLRF Dutch Road Furniture For Dutch road related objects (generic label) FooBar http://www.tt-forums.net/viewtopic.php?t=56316
NLRM Dutch Road Furniture: Motorways Motorway related objects for Dutch Road Furniture FooBar http://www.tt-forums.net/viewtopic.php?t=56316
NLRS Dutch Road Furniture: Signs and Fingerposts Road signs and fingerposts for Dutch Road Furniture FooBar http://www.tt-forums.net/viewtopic.php?t=56316
SZFO To infinity and beyond Famous monuments from movies and more SilverSurferZzZ http://www.tt-forums.net/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=74439
SZJW Lets go... Journey around the world Famous monuments from all world SilverSurferZzZ http://www.tt-forums.net/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=74446