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  • NorthernWarrior
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    The one thing that would enhance OpenBVE would be a GUI programme to create your own custom runs rather than having to delve into the csv/rw files. The icing on the cake would be a route editor - ISTR there was a very crude one made for BVE a few years back, but it was more of a route generator than a full editor (similar to what we used to do in Mechanik, when we spawned a random route to run on).

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  • seagoon
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    Well, I finally installed it (the earlier version, and the NWM route as mentioned above) and tried it out.

    The improvements over the original, and even over BVE4, are significant but for some reason I just couldn't "get into it" in the same way as I did way back when CroTrainz (Barney) was around.

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  • haverfordwest
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    I just drove a Class 56 heavy freight on the Network West Midland route.

    It was brilliant, even has water droplets appear on the windscreen, in tunnels.

    I was 7+ mins late arriving at Brookfield Yard, which i didn't think was bad.

    For a first drive on the route. The only downside for me personally is the static consists and moving AI are privatisation liveries.

    At least the loco behaves like it is dragging some heavy wagons behind it.

    No 0-60 in 30 secs and stopping on a sixpence.

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  • ex-railwayman
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    Originally posted by OBTS View Post
    seagoon:
    Here's a long list of British trains and routes with downlinks which may help

    RAILWAY GAGES USED IN THIS REGION ~Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo 2f000 0m610 =Abbey +Amberley +AmerTon +ApeDale +Bredgar +Cotswold +DerbyShire +Devon... 2f250 0m686 =CapHouse +Corris +SnailBeach +Talyllyn +Campbel 2f500 0m762 =AlmondValley +SittingBourne +Statfold +Swanage +WelshPool +Whipsnade +ScotRail 2f625 0m800 =Snowdon 2f750 0m838 =Seaton +Volks 3f000 0m914 =Manx +IsleOfMan +RavenGlass... 3f500 1m067 =Snaefell +BerkShire +Orme +ShropShire... 4f000 1m219 =Accring +Barrow +Colne +Darwen +FurzeBroo

    RAILWAY GAGES USED IN THIS REGION ~Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo 2f000 0m610 =Abbey +Amberley +AmerTon +ApeDale +Bredgar +Cotswold +DerbyShire +Devon... 2f250 0m686 =CapHouse +Corris +SnailBeach +Talyllyn +Campbel 2f500 0m762 =AlmondValley +SittingBourne +Statfold +Swanage +WelshPool +Whipsnade +ScotRail 2f625 0m800 =Snowdon 2f750 0m838 =Seaton +Volks 3f000 0m914 =Manx +IsleOfMan +RavenGlass... 3f500 1m067 =Snaefell +BerkShire +Orme +ShropShire... 4f000 1m219 =Accring +Barrow +Colne +Darwen +FurzeBroo

    OBTS
    Thank you for that list, I didn't know half of these locomotives and multiple units were available, including a leccy Class 87, blimey, things have moved on from BVE4, that is for sure!!! It has piqued my interest again in BVE, I might have a another bash at it.

    Cheerz. Steve.

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  • haverfordwest
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    Yeah i have left the keystroke settings alone now thanks OBTS.

    Since reverting to the earlier version of OpenBVE.

    I have my favourite route installed and running from way back as well, Edinburgh - Aberdeen.

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  • OBTS
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    haverfordwest:
    Best keep the default keys, as custom keys tend to create confusion using different trains.

    NWM route download site is here


    OBTS

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  • OBTS
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    seagoon:
    Here's a long list of British trains and routes with downlinks which may help

    RAILWAY GAGES USED IN THIS REGION ~Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo 2f000 0m610 =Abbey +Amberley +AmerTon +ApeDale +Bredgar +Cotswold +DerbyShire +Devon... 2f250 0m686 =CapHouse +Corris +SnailBeach +Talyllyn +Campbel 2f500 0m762 =AlmondValley +SittingBourne +Statfold +Swanage +WelshPool +Whipsnade +ScotRail 2f625 0m800 =Snowdon 2f750 0m838 =Seaton +Volks 3f000 0m914 =Manx +IsleOfMan +RavenGlass... 3f500 1m067 =Snaefell +BerkShire +Orme +ShropShire... 4f000 1m219 =Accring +Barrow +Colne +Darwen +FurzeBroo

    RAILWAY GAGES USED IN THIS REGION ~Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo Nfo 2f000 0m610 =Abbey +Amberley +AmerTon +ApeDale +Bredgar +Cotswold +DerbyShire +Devon... 2f250 0m686 =CapHouse +Corris +SnailBeach +Talyllyn +Campbel 2f500 0m762 =AlmondValley +SittingBourne +Statfold +Swanage +WelshPool +Whipsnade +ScotRail 2f625 0m800 =Snowdon 2f750 0m838 =Seaton +Volks 3f000 0m914 =Manx +IsleOfMan +RavenGlass... 3f500 1m067 =Snaefell +BerkShire +Orme +ShropShire... 4f000 1m219 =Accring +Barrow +Colne +Darwen +FurzeBroo


    OBTS

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  • haverfordwest
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    Sorry Vern & OBTS i missed your posts earlier, where did you get the West Midlands Network from please Vern ?

    The only link i have, the download button is non functional.

    Train is UserData\LegacyContent\Train\BR_Class37-416_passenger_openBVE OBTS.

    I tried customising the in game controls and now, although i reverted them to default.

    The keystrokes are not activating the controls.

    EDIT Took your advice thanks very much Dave and reverted to v1.2.14.0

    Class 37 worked first time and i went for a quick drive up the ECML.

    Thank you,
    Mike.
    Last edited by haverfordwest; 10-26-2017, 08:33 AM.

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  • Shawmut
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    One aspect of Steve Thomas' 3D models for OpenBVE (Steve runs the BVE4Trains website that haverfordwest mentions above) is that they only run properly under the an older version of OpenBVE (1.2.14.0). Steve mentions that on his site and I've tested his models (and after you try them it's hard to go back to the cab-only versions that you are familiar with from the old BVE2/4 days) and they do indeed only work properly on 1.2.14.0, NOT the the latest version available on this page. Fortunately, Steve has archived the older version on his website right on his homepage; get it here. To repeat, his 3D models with external views only work properly on the older version of OpenBVE, though they do work on the new one (just not properly )

    Good news is that you can have both versions on your computer, just in different folders. I run the Network West Midlands (far and away the best BVE route ever, and with Steve's 3D models a real treat!). Now for some really exciting news: Steve has been working on an extension of Network West Midlands which you can read about and download on his Work in Progress page here. He's really fleshed out Maybank and has even added a TMD extension to same. But don't take my word for it, high thee there and go grab it!

    Finally, I can't help but chuckle at how this open-source, freeware trainsim has completely out-shown the DTG stuff (both TS20XX and TSW) in every way except for the graphics engine. Physics are, in my opinion, some of the very best out there - and that includes Run8. The sim runs glass smooth even on average equipment. And they don't charge a penny for it ...

    Cheers,

    Dave

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  • haverfordwest
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    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.

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  • seagoon
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    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.

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  • NorthernWarrior
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    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?

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  • OBTS
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    haverfordwest:
    What is the \Train\FolderName\
    that you are trying to use?

    OBTS

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  • haverfordwest
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    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.

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  • haverfordwest
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    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.

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