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    #61
    Mullan Pass Minor Fixes - UPDATED 3/30/20

    This route was tested on the Stable version of Open Rails using the settings specified in the route manual. If you experience errors, verify you're using the proper settings. The below update fixes several errors. If you downloaded the patch a few days ago, please do so again because this includes a few new minor fixes (items 3 and 4 below). Only use this fix if you are familiar with basic copy-pasting of files into their proper location. You must be VERY careful to select the ROUTES and TRAINSET folders in this ZIP file and copy-paste them to directly overwrite the folders by the same name in the folder where you installed Mullan Pass to. If you are not comfortable doing this, it is highly recommended you do not attempt it.

    https://www.trainsimulations.net/files/MULLAN_PATCH.zip

    Fixes:
    1. Replacement Shape Files for objects that are invisible for some users due to game settings.
    2. Replacement texture for BNSF 5228, which had incorrect locomotive numbers on the rear of the engine.
    3. Fix for signal programming which corrects signal behavior at Carter Street (east end of Helena Yard) and fixes signal behavior in some Monogame versions of Open Rails.
    4. Fixes one signal east of East Helena.

    New purchasers of the route (3/30/20 and onward) will have these fixes already applied.
    ~Sean Kelly~
    SP Shasta Route for Open Rails: https://www.trainsimulations.net/sp-shasta
    MRL Mullan Pass for Open Rails: https://www.trainsimulations.net/mullanpass

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      #62
      Hi everyone,

      I bought the Mullan Pass route yesterday. And I noticed something. The MRL SD70ACe 4408 does not look like it looks in the original. I mean the maintenance hatches on the sides of the cabin. They have a forward, oblique bead.
      Here is a picture.

      MRL_4408.jpg

      And here the original:


      It's not in the sim, the engine has the old rectangular flaps.
      Should that be so?
      It's only a question.
      I hope, the Community can understand my posts.

      Michael

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        #63
        Small details can easily be missed. It's a large product, with a lot of content, and a wide array of variation. We try to develop an enjoyable experience for users, and by no means do we advertise that we produce content that are precise replicas of the real thing. Over the years, I've referred to it as 'respectable facsimiles of the prototype'.

        Cheers,
        Jason@TrainSimulations

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          #64
          Originally posted by jdilworth View Post
          Small details can easily be missed. It's a large product, with a lot of content, and a wide array of variation. We try to develop an enjoyable experience for users, and by no means do we advertise that we produce content that are precise replicas of the real thing. Over the years, I've referred to it as 'respectable facsimiles of the prototype'.

          Cheers,
          Jason@TrainSimulations
          From the various pictures being posted Jason I think you and team did a amazing job and I really look foreward to buying this route.

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            #65
            ......The MRL SD70ACe 4408 does not look like it looks in the original. I mean the maintenance hatches on the sides of the cabin. They have a forward, oblique bead....
            I've heard of "rivet counters" but this is pretty wild!
            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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              #66
              Do you know the difference from left side and right side? You posted pics from opposite sides. The unit is correct.

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                #67
                Good Morning,


                it was not my intention to start a wild discussion here. I just noticed.
                And John, sorry I chose the different sites, the result is the same.
                And of course it's a great route. Like many others, I have waited a long time for the route. Therefore I would like to express my greatest respect for the work of Sean and Train Simulations.
                I hope, the Community can understand my posts.

                Michael

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                  #68
                  Gents,

                  I need a map.
                  I can't tell what road numbers are in the yards!!

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                    #69
                    Originally posted by seagoon View Post
                    I've heard of "rivet counters" but this is pretty wild!
                    Took the words out of my mouth.

                    Sent from my SM-G988U using Tapatalk

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                      #70
                      Open Rails 2020-03-31 06-30-20.jpg

                      I recently rediscovered my childhood love of MSTS. After playing MSTS for a while, I went searching to see if any of the old payware companies still existed. After some googling I came across TrainSimulations.net and the MRL Muallan Pass route. Yeah, $35 isn't exactly cheap, but it was about the same as what new routes cost circa 2010, so I didn't have qualms about the price.

                      My last Open Rails install was from 2011 and was version 0.7.0. WOW, they have come a long way. Even though the camera controls take a lot of getting used to, most of the time I feel like I'm playing an upgraded version of MSTS. It's definitely the spiritual successor to the original, and I'm quite happy with it.

                      However, I have two complaints:

                      1) When resuming a save game, the next signal does not appear on the track monitor. Signal indications do not being to progress normally until that next signal is passed, then everything goes back to normal. Not sure if this is a setup issue on my end or a quirk of Open Rails.

                      2) That there isn't more content like this available!! I love the heavy-duty-western-us-mountain-railroading genre and would gladly pay for more routes, but sadly the market for this kind of content seems far too small to see much development.

                      Fantastic job, guys. My hat is off to you, it's great fun!

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                        #71
                        Originally posted by Eta power View Post
                        However, I have two complaints:
                        1) When resuming a save game, the next signal does not appear on the track monitor. Signal indications do not being to progress normally until that next signal is passed, then everything goes back to normal. Not sure if this is a setup issue on my end or a quirk of Open Rails.
                        Yep quite a lot has changed, have you tried the Monogame version? You can use ReShade with it, another improvement in graphics.
                        To answer your question, yes that is something that can happen, not sure if it's a bug or that it has been reported and documented. The fix is easy, simply switch from Auto to Manual mode and back to Auto --- Ctrl+M --- this should reset the signals. The manual is a must read.

                        from the manual:
                        10.3 Control Mode
                        Control Mode defines what interactions there are between the player and the control system, and the
                        level of control of the player on signals and switches.
                        There are two basic modes: Auto Mode and Manual Mode.
                        Use the <Ctrl+M> key to toggle between these modes.
                        10.3.1 Auto Mode
                        In AutoMode the control system sets the train’s path and signals, and the player cannot change the setting
                        of the switches or request for signals at danger to clear. ... etc.
                        Open Rails Monogame releases ( they are aligned with the current unstable releases )
                        Cheers, Gerry
                        "A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open." Frank Zappa
                        It's my railroad and I'll do what I want! Historically accurate attitude of US Railroad Barons.
                        Forever, ridin' drag in railroad knowledge.
                        Audi, Vide, Tace, Si Vis Vivere In Pace

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                          #72
                          Have you upgraded your version of Open Rails?

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                            #73
                            Originally posted by Eta power View Post
                            [ATTACH=CONFIG]78826[/ATTACH]

                            I recently rediscovered my childhood love of MSTS. After playing MSTS for a while, I went searching to see if any of the old payware companies still existed. After some googling I came across TrainSimulations.net and the MRL Muallan Pass route. Yeah, $35 isn't exactly cheap, but it was about the same as what new routes cost circa 2010, so I didn't have qualms about the price.

                            My last Open Rails install was from 2011 and was version 0.7.0. WOW, they have come a long way. Even though the camera controls take a lot of getting used to, most of the time I feel like I'm playing an upgraded version of MSTS. It's definitely the spiritual successor to the original, and I'm quite happy with it.

                            However, I have two complaints:

                            1) When resuming a save game, the next signal does not appear on the track monitor. Signal indications do not being to progress normally until that next signal is passed, then everything goes back to normal. Not sure if this is a setup issue on my end or a quirk of Open Rails.

                            2) That there isn't more content like this available!! I love the heavy-duty-western-us-mountain-railroading genre and would gladly pay for more routes, but sadly the market for this kind of content seems far too small to see much development.

                            Fantastic job, guys. My hat is off to you, it's great fun!
                            Thank you very much for your comments, they are much appreciated. As for your comment on western US mountain railroading: There is more where that came from. With Mullan out, my next plan is an 90's SP Shasta route. Once the dust has settled a bit more on Mullan's release, I will possibly make a post formally introducing that.

                            There are a handful of other heavy duty mountain routes in the western US and western Canada that I would also like to do, but I have no idea if they will ever come to fruition, as there is only so much that we (the very small team that TrainSimulations is) can do. My hope was something like Mullan would help draw in some new interest in OR, and perhaps spur new creativity in the community on both the engine/rolling stock front and on the new routes front. Perhaps it's still a bit too early to know if it will accomplish any of that.
                            ~Sean Kelly~
                            SP Shasta Route for Open Rails: https://www.trainsimulations.net/sp-shasta
                            MRL Mullan Pass for Open Rails: https://www.trainsimulations.net/mullanpass

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                              #74
                              Originally posted by derekmorton View Post
                              Gents,

                              I need a map.
                              I can't tell what road numbers are in the yards!!
                              Hi Derek,

                              Are you using the Ctrl-F6 (I believe) command to toggle on track names in the yards?
                              ~Sean Kelly~
                              SP Shasta Route for Open Rails: https://www.trainsimulations.net/sp-shasta
                              MRL Mullan Pass for Open Rails: https://www.trainsimulations.net/mullanpass

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                                #75
                                I could not get that one to work, but I used F7 (train numbers) and got the information that I needed.

                                thanks for the suggestion.

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