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    TS2022 Mt. Shasta route released.

    Milepost Simulations' "Mt. Shasta Line" is now available and the few (about 8) reviews so far seem to applaud it....except for the recycled locos and 'stock - which are DTG's responsibility, not Milepost's.



    It will be interesting to see how the Open Rails version compares when it is completed.
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    #2
    Thanks for the heads up Bruce. Only 108 miles though, not good particularly for an NA route.

    No idea why a developer in the US has not done the same as JT did with the Paddington - Penzance route.

    Release in sections, but then when completed the whole route is available.

    There is a nice merge of Marias Pass & Montana Hi Line on Steam, which is a good 260 miles end to end.



    Mike.
    Yma O Hyd

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      #3
      Yma O Hyd

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        #4
        Thanks for those links, Mike. I had the Montana Hi-Line but didn't know about the combined version. Ta!

        I bought Mt. Shasta and Milepost have done a nice job. I'll download the updates and see how we go.
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          #5
          Hmmm....I grabbed the Shasta update zip file, installed it and all my tracks on that route disappeared!
          So I've reinstalled the default and will leave it at that, I think.
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            #6
            Originally posted by seagoon View Post
            Hmmm....I grabbed the Shasta update zip file, installed it and all my tracks on that route disappeared!
            So I've reinstalled the default and will leave it at that, I think.
            Oh bugger, sorry about that Bruce. I'll just go walkabout then..............

            Mike.
            Yma O Hyd

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              #7
              No, don't do that, Mike!

              Maybe I misread the instructions provided by the guy who came up with the package - they weren't really clear as to whether they overwrite what's there or whatever. A little confusing....for me, anyway.
              No matter....the route is fine without those enhancements. Just needs some really decent locos and not the models that are now rather old.

              I really like the combined Marias and Hi-Line pack. Thumbs-up on that one.
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                #8
                Thought i better sod off to Alice and lose myself

                Have you got this lot Bruce..................

                Requirements

                3DTrains ScaleRail (Both the freeware and payware versions work fine)
                3DTrains ScaleRail ATSF Expansion
                3DTrains ScaleRail Southern Pacific Expansion
                3DTrains ScaleRail Wheel Stops
                AP Sky & Weather Enhancement Pack
                Marias Pass
                Mount Shasta Line


                I have just been running Marias - Hi Line merge. Looks nice with RW Enhancer 2, shaders installed.

                Mike.
                Yma O Hyd

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by haverfordwest View Post
                  Thought i better sod off to Alice and lose myself

                  Have you got this lot Bruce..................

                  Requirements.......

                  Mike.
                  Aaaaah! I thought that the pack included that stuff! Egg all over my face, in that case. I'll go and get 'em.*

                  I run a separate environmental enhancement pack....Reshade. It does some nice things, graphics-wise.
                  I have it on both TS2022 and TSW2.


                  Some time later.......
                  *I did so and then realised that I needed to buy them and enter a registration number when installing.
                  So-o-o-o.....seeing that Marc has been incommunicado for some time, I aborted the exercise.
                  Last edited by seagoon; 02-10-2022, 07:52 PM.
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                    #10
                    Supposed to put the egg in your mouth Bruce.

                    There are freeware versions of Scalerail buddy, says in the requirements free or pay versions.

                    Mike.
                    Yma O Hyd

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                      #11
                      I was under the impression that the SD9E model included with this route was brand new, I've not seen it anywhere else before? Unsure if it is a DTG creation, or, DTM or, another 3rd party developer, or even Milepost Simulations (I didn't know he created locomotives), it does look quite good anyway, unsure about the route though, they all look similar these days, rocks and ground texturing wise, and single track running limits the immersion factor of a busy line with regular passing trains, which is not exactly awe-inspiring for me personally.

                      Cheerz. Steve.
                      Last edited by ex-railwayman; 02-11-2022, 08:45 AM.
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by haverfordwest View Post
                        ....There are freeware versions of Scalerail buddy, says in the requirements free or pay versions.

                        Mike.
                        Yeah, but he also lists the other items as being "required", Mike.
                        I have the freeware version of the standard Scalerail, but not the payware versions of ATSF or SP Expansion.
                        Also I don't intend buying ($20+) the Armstrong Powerhouse Sky & Weather Enhancements.

                        The route is fine as it comes.
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by ex-railwayman View Post
                          I was under the impression that the SD9E model included with this route was brand new, .....
                          It may well but I am sure it is based on the Rio Grande unit released back around 2014/2015.
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by seagoon View Post
                            Yeah, but he also lists the other items as being "required", Mike.
                            I have the freeware version of the standard Scalerail, but not the payware versions of ATSF or SP Expansion.
                            Also I don't intend buying ($20+) the Armstrong Powerhouse Sky & Weather Enhancements.

                            The route is fine as it comes.
                            Fair play Bruce, i thought there were freeware versions of the other Scalerail track.

                            AP sky and weather you don't need. Just means you would have standard DTG skies.

                            If you are happy with the route as it came, then it is all academic anyway buddy.

                            Mike.
                            Yma O Hyd

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                              #15
                              There seems to be an issue with 3DTrains site. Marc hasn't been around to allow access for the downloads or reply. Don't know why but people are upset as they purchased items but have never received a download link. At least this was the status two Days ago.
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