Aug 23, 2015 - 08:05 PM
In answer to part 2:
"How is it that the engineers who worked on TANE were unable to provide a system that disables the shadows when the weather turns gray or when it rains or snowing?"
Thre are a couple of ways to answer this, one from the technical side and one from the business side. The short technical answer is that clouds are not currently recognized as "objects" by the shadow system and therefore it always appears "sunny". From the business side, adding layers of complexity like this takes time and resources, and over time we will continue to improve the relaism of Trainz in a variety of areas, including creating "cloudy" lighting conditions as an option.