Spain pre-research tips

Some newbie driver
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Re: Spain pre-research tips

#341 Post by Some newbie driver » 20 Aug 2020 18:15

Las Médulas could be a very nice landmark (an it would rock if we ever could have winter weather), but they are very hidden of sight from any main road. If we had the luck of SCS to include some secondary trip near (for the typical forestry or agricultural isolated yard) then maybe we could have luck.

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Re: Tacky Folkloric Paintjobs

#342 Post by dsf.fernando » 21 Aug 2020 17:57

Esproquet wrote:
15 Aug 2020 09:51

Decades ago, in every petrol station, you could buy music cassettes, there wasn't a big offer, it was mostly folkloric or the biggest pop group of the time. These tapes were bought by travelers (and truck drivers as well) and you could find jewels like these:

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These songs are easy to find on YouTube, I don't know what use you could make of them (of the front covers) other than easter eggs.
In Portugal the cassettes were, let's say, much less innocent than those
Polytechnic of Leiria - Portugal - Undergraduate in Games and Multimedia - 1st year
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Road safety

#343 Post by Esproquet » 22 Aug 2020 10:12

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TRAMO DE CONCENTRACIÓN DE ACCIDENTES
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A stretch of road with a high rate of accidents, normally with a length under 1 km. They are signalised at the beginning with this board:
PRECAUCIÓN
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DURING THE STRETCH (RECUERDE)
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After the stretch, there's a board indicating the end of the danger.

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LINK TO THE 2018 LIST OF THESE SECTIONS:
https://www.mitma.gob.es/recursos_mfom/ ... regada.pdf

There's another concept called PUNTO NEGRO (black spot), a road with a significant number of accidents in a year.

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ROAD SAFETY ADS (possible billboards)
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There have been a lot of different ads, ones bloodier, gorier, others thrilling, others trying to make you feel empathic. Last year, DGT introduced a site to keep the people alert: http://www.topvacacional.es/

Where can bad driving get you? Let's find the best holiday destinations
(I'll post just pictures, not link to the videos because there are many... eerie).

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1 - The Hospital, you know when you arrive but not when you'll leave. Wanna come? Pedal to the metal then!
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More than 9000 visitors each year, pick a special plan to prolong your holidays. 4 stars.
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2- The cemetery, if you come, you'll stay forever! Use your cell phone at the wheel and you may end up there! Are you coming?
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4 daily visitors during high season, ideal place to find peace and rest for ever.
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3- Jail, it offers loneliness, isolation and disconnection. Driving under the effect of alcohol can get you there, are you coming?
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1200 long-stay visitors.
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After a traffic accident, what do you prefer to be, dead or alive?
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One out of 3 convictions in Spain come as a result of a traffic accident. 29% of fatal accidents are caused by excessive speed. Using the cell phone is the most common cause of an accident.

PICK YOUR VEHICLE, THE HEARSE, THE IC AMBULANCE OR THE GUARDIA CIVIL VAN
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DON'T LET THE DRUNK ONE DRIVE
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DRUGS KILL 1000 PEOPLE EVERY YEAR ON THE ROAD
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ANA HAS LEFT THE GROUP (mobile phone usage)
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THE MOST EXPENSIVE GLASSES ON EARTH (if you search them in the glove box while driving)
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YOU CAN BE THE NEXT STAR!
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USE YOUR SEATBELT, ESPECIALLY THE INFANT ONES
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This one is a snapshot from a video, it literally says "a truck driver killed my husband". She's not an actor. Suffice to say that this campaign got plenty of criticism, particularly from professional drivers.
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"Hi, my name is Anna and only a meter and a half separates me from death". (keep your distance when overtaking bicycles).

Other famous slogans from the 80s & 90s:

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LAS IMPRUDENCIAS SE PAGAN,
CADA VEZ MÁS.

(Recklessness has a price)

PAPÁ, NO CORRAS
Dad, don't rush.

LAS IMPRUDENCIAS NO SOLO LAS PAGAS TÚ.
You're not the only one who pays for your recklessness.

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Possible achievements for Iberia DLC

#344 Post by Esproquet » 25 Aug 2020 10:29

  • Discover all the cities.
  • Discover the following landmarks: Gibraltar, Cabo da Roca, Tabernas Desert, Ebro Delta, San Juan de Gaztelugatze, Cabo San Vicente (you may differenciate between natural places and beautiful towns, anyhow, this is really up to whatever you may have been able to fit in the map).
  • Find all the Osborne bulls.
  • The Silver Route: complete a job between Sevilla and Gijón.
  • Mare Nostrum: complete a job between Barcelona and Cádiz or vice-versa.
  • Santiago's Way: complete a job between Pamplona & Santiago (it can be A Coruña if Santiago de Compostela is not included in-game).
  • The Caliphate Route: complete a job between Córdoba & Granada.
  • Don Quijote's Route: complete all the possible routes between the cities of Castilla-La Mancha OR Visit every city/town in Castilla-La Mancha (even if they don't appear in the game map).
  • Transcantabric: complete a job between San Sebastián (or Bilbao if there's no San Sebastián) and A Coruña. Mar Cantábrico is how we call the Bay of Biscay, there's a train called Transcantábrico that completes this trip .
  • Deliver x cargoes of olive oil.
  • Complete a job from every winery.
  • Deliver to all the harbours.
  • Deliver to or from automotive companies.
  • Iberia: cross Ebro, Duero Tajo, Guadiana & Guadalquivir rivers in only one job. Guadalquivir & Ebro are not Portuguese rivers. Actually some people argue that Iberia descends etimologically from Ebro as Pliny the Elder suggested 2000 years ago, but historians don't find enough evicence to support that thesis, anyway, Iberia name was established in Roman-Greek societies by the 5th century b.C following the notion that natives used the word IBER to call any river.

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Re: Spain pre-research tips

#345 Post by itsavenn » 25 Aug 2020 19:46

- The Director
View cutscenes of all the sightseeing spots in Iberia (requires Iberia DLC)

Nice achievements Esproquet, 14 for Spain? I never see so many achievements for a DLC, 100% achievements only for Spain ! you are the best lol and portugal 1 at least? :D
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Re: Spain pre-research tips

#346 Post by Esproquet » 25 Aug 2020 20:01

Well spotted that director achievement!

For Portugal I can't really think of many, what about crossing all the bridges in Lisbon, or visiting certain places, I'm sure you can figure out a few!

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Re: Spain pre-research tips

#347 Post by itsavenn » 25 Aug 2020 22:16

Esproquet wrote:
25 Aug 2020 20:01
Well spotted that director achievement!

For Portugal I can't really think of many, what about crossing all the bridges in Lisbon, or visiting certain places, I'm sure you can figure out a few!
an achievement for the bridges, and I don't know anymore, maybe other about douro wines to UK?
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Re: Spain pre-research tips

#348 Post by Some newbie driver » 25 Aug 2020 22:53

Iberia connection: cross all the borders between Spain and Portugal
Some kind of achievement about driving the north to south Atlantic coast of Portugal, maybe
In France DLC there was too an achievement about discover several monuments; I'm sure there could be included some Portuguese if something similar is added
If Portugal include some showcased industry (like we know car manufacturing will be for Spain); then, an achievement of visiting all the yards of that industry

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Hints for achievement icons

#349 Post by Esproquet » 27 Aug 2020 08:42

Esproquet wrote:
25 Aug 2020 10:29
  • Discover all the cities.
  • Mare Nostrum: complete a job between Barcelona and Cádiz or vice-versa.
  • Santiago's Way: complete a job between Pamplona & Santiago (it can be A Coruña if Santiago de Compostela is not included in-game).
  • The Caliphate Route: complete a job between Córdoba & Granada.
  • Don Quijote's Route: complete all the possible routes between the cities of Castilla-La Mancha OR Visit every city/town in Castilla-La Mancha (even if they don't appear in the game map).
  • Transcantabric: complete a job between San Sebastián (or Bilbao if there's no San Sebastián) and A Coruña. Mar Cantábrico is how we call the Bay of Biscay, there's a train called Transcantábrico that completes this trip .
Santiago's way: El camino de Santiago. This represents a shell, the symbol of the apostle St. James (Santiago).
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Don Quixote's Route, Ruta de Don Quijote de La Mancha. This represent two mill blades, Don Quixote, in his madness, used to fight mills thinking they were giants.
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Caliphate Route, Ruta del Califato. This image is from The Andalusí Legacy, there's a typical geometric decoration motif and an 8-corner star Moorish art (Spanish Islamic art).
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Many touristic cities in Andalucía have a milestone like this, they represent one of the many touristic routes you can complete in the region.
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The routes: https://www.legadoandalusi.es/las-rutas/
I haven't found the meaning of the inner symbol, this is probably the origin, located in the Alhambra. I can't translate it though, apparently it's too eastern and too old for Google to make sense of it, but I guess it says something like Al-Andalus (Andalucía in Arabic).
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Transcantabric, the route is a narrow-railroad (rather slow BTW) operated by a company called FEVE, these have been the logos of the company over the years.
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Mare Nostrum, what about this?
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Culture hint: Miguelitos & Petrol Stations

#350 Post by Esproquet » 27 Aug 2020 17:47

Miguelitos are a typical cake from the small town of La Roda, Albacete. They can be translated as "Little Michaels from La Roda" or "Li'l Mikes from La Roda". They were started to be sold from the 60s in that town, especially to people going from Madrid to the East coast, the South-East coast, or vice-versa. Things kept getting big and these products got very famous among travelers to an extempt that now you can buy them outside La Mancha, but in that case you won't find them easily in supermarkets, you need to visit a petrol station, so there's some relation between making a trip and bringing miguelitos home. This industry depends so much in travelers that due to the spring confinement, their sales dropped drastically almost to half their normal numbers. In La Mancha they are so big that entire fridges are devoted to keep miguelitos cool.

There are a few brands that produce them, and in 2015 Miguelitos de la Roda got trademarked, to defend the original producers and avoid copycats.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguelitos
https://web.archive.org/web/20171107031 ... 50218.html

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It would be cool having some billboard advertising Miguelitos next to a petrol station, especially in La Mancha.
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