The Northern Islands are called illRES (North-west) and illURB (North-east). The large mountain in the North-east of illURB is called Black Mesa. The northern islands have had there base land built, which is what the download contains (for GTAVC). The GTASA versions will be prelit before they are released, but they need the railway route constructed across them before this can take place.
I have been developing a 3D draft route
with illspirit. He thinks he'll be the person most likely to actually build it and that seems like a good way to ensure that any landscaping (such as embankments or cuttings) the railway uses will be consistant with the landscaping on Black Mesa, the illRES crater, the illURB highway and the islands as a whole.
The basic route across the Northern Islands is already known (it will be the "Idea 06" route
). The height changes the landscape requires and join with Necrosis mean we have to create a 3D draft to ensure everything will fit together first time. So far the Northern Islands route seems to be alright and has general support from JasonB (who is co-designing the route) and Illspirit.
As with any major project, the key is patience. This post has been edited by Cerbera on Thursday, Jan 19 2006, 17:05