[BVE5] JRW 321 series NAVI-lization Patch

This mod was published WITH PERMISSION from the vehicle author, FWCH, and the NAVI system author, Mc220-78. NOTE Mc220-78 has the right to call back the mod at any time if it was due to quality issue.
FWCH also kindly secured permission from Panel author, vvvf−vvvf, as this involved editing his panel, big thanks to FWCH and vvvf-vvvf.
Also big thanks to FWCH who kindly reviewed and guided me on fixing bugs that presented.
This mod does NOT claim itself 'realistic', instead it aimed to utilize the route and the NAVI system available, hoping to improve the service by providing more assistance.
Disclaimer: The picture was from wikipedia, by Himeji-Higashi11184, at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Series-321-D17_(2021-11-25).jpg, I will replace it with other picture if there is any copyright issue
This is the NAVI-lization mod for BVE5's JRW 321 series produced by FWCH.
This mod will require several installment including the game and vehicle itself and the NAVI system from Mc220-78, Detail was listed in the manual in .zip and the description below.

What does this mod do?
JR West accordingly equipped their vehicle with a NAVI system based on GPS that can advise driver on 'Incoming station' 'Incoming stop point' 'incoming line speed limit' and 'incoming junction speed limit'.
To represent this, Mc220-78 produced the JR West NAVI system patch for BVE5, allowing routes and vehicle be modified to represent operating with NAVI system.
However not every JR West route and vehicle available in BVE5 equipped with NAVI as it need manual edit to make it work.
I pick up the chance and choose to modify the JRW 321 series.

What to download?
1: (If you DONT have the BVE5 installed): BVE5 at https://bvets.net/en/
2: (If you DONT have the 321 series installed): 321 series at https://sites.google.com/view/fwchbve/top/bve%E3%83%87%E3%83%BC%E3%82%BF%E3%83%BC%E5%85%AC%E9%96%8B/jr%E8%A5%BF%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC321%E7%B3%BB?authuser=0
3: JRW NAVI system at https://mudamc22078.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-341.html
4: Download this mod itself

How to install?
0: In my mod, there is 2 manual (English and Japanese) and 3 .txt file (named as 'D39_NAVI.txt', 'panel5-NAVI.txt' and 'sound_NAVI.txt'.
0.1: You must install the JRW NAVI system as above.
0.2: You MUST place the 'navi' folder of the BVE West GPS System INSIDE 'scenario' folder. The 'navi' should NOT be put inside 'FWCH' folder.
1: This patch included 3 .txt file, namely 'D39_NAVI.txt', 'panel5-NAVI.txt' and 'sound_NAVI.txt'.
2: 'D39_NAVI' is the vehicle file, it should be placed in 'FWCH\321\Vehicle', where you can also see the 'D39.txt' file.
3: 'panel5-NAVI' is the panel file, it should be placed in 'FWCH\321\Panel', where you can also see the 'panel5.txt'.
4: 'sound_NAVI' is the sound file, it should be placed in 'FWCH\321\Sound', where you can also see the 'sound.txt'.
5. IMPORTANT!: Open folder 'navi', find file 'navi.dll'. COPY AND PASTE at 'FWCH\321\Ats'.
6. IMPORTANT!: Open file 'detailmodules.txt' (found in 'FWCH\321\Ats'), add the sentence 'navi.dll' BELOW the sentence 'FWCH\Yoku.dll'.
7: When you enter the game using the 'D39_NAVI', the NAVI should be visible.

(Published at 1.4)
1.4: 2023-09-27 (2129): Fixed typo in 'panel5-NAVI' that caused error message.

This patch referenced ALL the sound in NAVI system yet apparantly it does not actually display image for some line speed limit and junction speed limit. The reason was unclear.

Feel something went wrong?
I must remind that this patch merely provided a (somewhat) working) NAVI-lized experience on the 321 sires WITHOUT claiming it was realisitc, nor I having any knowledge on how this should actually work IRL. I completed the mod based on the original author's example, guesswork and assumptions. I seek to ensure all station stops and speed limit be warned in time that ensure player drive safetly.
If you feel theres anything I should improve on, please kindly send email to [email protected] . I assume it will likely be the beacons be placed at wrong locations, or wrong sequence, or there are some special arrangement that I'm not aware of.
Despite saying I did not intended to provide a 'REALISTIC' experience, I will be happy to work if there are any sources and guidance I can use to improve the mod TOWARD the side of realism.
Please do not hesitate if you wish to point anything that went wrong. But also please kindly include some direction on improvement so I know what I can do.

Tags: jr-west jrw


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2 Sept 2023
8 Oct 2023
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