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    openBVE Program UpDate 2017Sep07

    http://obts.wikia.com/OBTS_Wiki#OBTS..._.26_Documents

    #2
    Thanks for the heads up. Maybe a short list of improvements would be a good thing to post along with the link.

    Robert

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      #3
      Robert AKA NW2156:
      FYI, weblink to the long list of improvements\fixes\updates to the OpenBveTrainSim source code and program
      https://github.com/leezer3/OpenBVE/commits/master
      This is updated with each Beta release.

      Enjoy
      OBTS
      Last edited by OBTS; 10-08-2017, 01:40 PM.

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        #4
        Thank you for the explanation.

        Robert

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          #5
          Good news, I will have to give it a try.
          Vern.

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            #6
            And having tested it on a couple of routes I have to say OpenBVE as it now stands is...

            Absolutely Brilliant!!

            I've been testing it on a couple of routes and it runs so smoothly as to be unbelievable. My favourite so far has been trying the railtour on the superb West Midlands Network. It honestly looks and feels better than any of the commercial sims.

            Good news too, not sure if this was a change already made but older rw format routes now work, so classics like Bruce's Heavy Coal can be enjoyed once more.

            The only plea I would make, for a future update, is for a Save Game option. Some of the routes (including the new supplied ones which I have still to look at) are quite long and can't always be driven in a single session. I know you can skip to a station but it's not the same as being able to resume.
            Vern.

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              #7
              NorthernWarrior:
              If you desire to convert legacy Bve1\Bve2 .RW fomat routes to the latest OpenBve .CSV format,
              a RW to CSV route conversion program is in the same folder with main program at this downlink:
              OpenBveTrainSim\OBTS is a free application for PCs with MS.Windows10\8\7~32\64Bit; the program simulates operating a train with a view from the cab of track ahead, or from lineside while roaming 3D train exteriors & scenery; the goal is to complete a selected route, while obeying Schedules+Signals, without Speeding\Derailing. Various Main+BranchLine, Freight+Passenger, LightRail+SubWay+Tram content is available for this MenuDriven app, which depict RollingStock+RailWays worldwide, all freely dev


              This program file name is "OBTS_Route.RW~CSV_Chek+Cvrt.Exe".
              Have used it on a few old .RW routes with good luck.

              Also, I believe a PAUSE\SAVE\RESUME function for routes is on Chris Lees long to-do list for the main program.
              You may wish to search\enquire on this subject at


              OBTS

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                #8
                I was going to give this a try, but after seeing all the messing about needed to install and run it.

                I will give it a miss sorry. I used to use BVE constantly 14 - 15 years ago and used to enjoy it immensely.
                Yma O Hyd

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by haverfordwest View Post
                  I was going to give this a try, but after seeing all the messing about needed to install and run it.....

                  Sadly, I am of the same mind.
                  After reading Vern's assessment I went to the instruction page and felt as if I was back in the days of DOS and writing batch files.
                  Something I really neither want nor need at my age - it makes my head hurt.
                  Last edited by seagoon; 10-25-2017, 04:03 PM. Reason: Grammar
                  IBM XT i386; 512Kb RAM; 5.25" FDD; 1.4Mb FDD; 5Mb HDD; VGA 256-colour graphics card; AdLib soundcard; DR DOS 6.0; Windows 3.0

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                    #10
                    Yes same here Bruce, DOS was fine 25 years ago when i was young enough and well enough to be bothered.

                    Made my head hurt just reading the Wiki, shame because BVE, was good going back some time.

                    It was you that told me about it originally.
                    Yma O Hyd

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                      #11
                      Installed it and read the addons installation instructions here...............

                      http://openbve-project.net/install-addons/ Same as with BVE practically, except i had to put the train and route in the \UserData\LegacyContent folder.

                      Cannot get the loco to move though, pressing all the correct keys and zilch.
                      Yma O Hyd

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                        #12
                        haverfordwest:
                        What is the \Train\FolderName\
                        that you are trying to use?

                        OBTS

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                          #13
                          Some of the UK locos you have to put the reverser forward then back quickly (F, V) to set the AWS which is cancelled with Insert. You may also have to hit spacebar to turn off the Driver's Reminder Appliance (IMHO the most pointless piece of safety kit ever retro-fitted to UK traction). The beauty of OpenBVE is that so long as the routes themselves have the correct file structure they can go anywhere - I have some installed under OpenBVE, some under Mackoy and a few under BVE4. You just use the menu to navigate to the csv or rw file. Same with the trains.

                          It *is* worth persevering with, get West Midlands up and running with the Class 37 and you won't regret it. Equally with both Mike and Bruce reporting difficulty, perhaps the author(s) need to review the installation procedure (particularly the various utilities which need to be gathered) to make it a bit more seamless?
                          Vern.

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                            #14
                            Vern,
                            I've downloaded and installed the core program from HERE.
                            And I also downloaded and correctly "unpackaged" a set of UK signals, found HERE.
                            I also downloaded a UK route from HERE....it's one I used many millennia ago (the second one down.)

                            Everything appears to be installed correctly and in their proper folders/subfolders.

                            But I can't find the locomotives/stock suggested......
                            "Traction on the route is: Class 156, Class 153, and freight is DRS Class 20, Class 33 and Class 37 and EWS Class 37, Class 47 and Class 66.".

                            Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
                            IBM XT i386; 512Kb RAM; 5.25" FDD; 1.4Mb FDD; 5Mb HDD; VGA 256-colour graphics card; AdLib soundcard; DR DOS 6.0; Windows 3.0

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                              #15
                              I have the Class 37 + 6x MK1's on the ECML route.

                              Try here Bruce, use the menu top left for types of stock.

                              Download links under the piccies.



                              Older loco's i think, not sure if they work with OBTS

                              Last edited by haverfordwest; 10-26-2017, 08:30 AM.
                              Yma O Hyd

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