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    Roseville

    You know it wasn't until recently that I began to think about of all the routes that would get me back into Run8 it was one that I pretty much igonred due to assumptions of traffic levels, switching, etc.



    Turns out with the exception of double track (I'm one who enjoys single track personally) I believe it's possible with less than 20 trains a day which is prototypical and the number of industries I could probably run this worst case single player or very small group MP with full schedules and serve each industry on a regular basis.

    That is something you can't do with other routes unless you only run part of a region. It's a really good looking route from the video I watched tonight. Despite the positives of SimRail I got bored of doing the same thing over and over again. Railroader has been pushed back until later this year. So now I'm looking for that fix, and I think this could be it.

    Thanks

    Sean
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    #2
    Do the snow textures still disappear across the grid lines? Other than that it does look slightly better in winter than the green texturing otherwise.
    Vern.

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      #3
      Not sure. I noticed them in the video.

      Thanks

      Sean
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        #4
        Yep, they still have the snow grid issue.

        I'm not a huge fan of the snow effect, I typically run in the summer.

        Sean, have you checked out Depot+? They already have a server for this, and they have an elaborate system of jobs to run.

        Personally, I love the Roseville route, I think it's a great route, it's especially great for customizing due to its limited size and number of industries.

        Definitely worth picking up!

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          #5
          Depot and I are like oil and water

          I just purchased Roseville. The idea is to run on my own and then start hosting RTS on a very PT basis like I last did.

          Thanks

          Sean
          Discord https://discord.gg/zfxTBbnu3K
          YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/SeanMurrellRTS
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            #6
            My initial thoughts added into what I've heard, this doesn't get as much respect or attention. It's been out for over 6 months now and despite being familiar with it, nobody was really convincing me that this was something that may fit what I'm looking for. Basically a self contained region that can be worked in 24 hours at both ends by a single person. Room for more to opertate on a small MP group.

            I'm not sure if it was because I looked at the industries and noticed too many, when in fact only about 45 are currently active. Perhaps it was because of the double track that made me think this was full of traffic when in fact it has less than the Mojave Sub. So as I enquired more about it with people on Discord it kept sounding better and better.

            Well I wasn't disappointed. I honestly think despite the grid lines in the snow, the vast open pass is much more scenic than Cajon Sub and that is saying something. Quincy let me know more about it and GameKeller87 on my Discord provided some more files to use (which I'll sink into tomorrow). But my initial thoughts are I'm going to have a ton of fun with this. This could very well be Run8's hidden gem.

            Yes I know the big regions are the rave and I understand why that is, as well as more traffic. But I was already phasing out of Run8 last year when this came around, and since then I've been occupied with SimRail and carefully following Railroader which is coming out later this year. SimRail though technically sound can become very repetitive as I found out this week (which opened up the conversation on my Discord about this). SimRail to me has a great future and will always be something I follow and enjoy. But I think I just found my passion yet again.

            Thanks

            Sean
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              #7
              Hi Sean,

              Had a look at the video contained in your post #1 and very impressed with the overall look and attention to detail. As a 'follow on' I sussed out the other Run8 videos contained on Schnauzahpowahz's channel (shocker of a moniker lol!) and enjoy his presentation style and is informative.

              Would welcome an in game video if you can spare the time / effort once up and running in Roseville.

              Thanks,
              Duncan

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                #8
                I'm going live tonight at 9:15pm EST on my YouTube channel. Will have a few hours tonight and possibly more follow up through the week. The plan is similar to what I was trying to achieve (but failed) in Waycross last year. That is be able to fully operate a territory in single player (as a bare minimum) switch all active industries and build all trains within 24 hours time.

                This is probably much more achieveable because the prototype is actually 55 tracks where as Waycross is over 100. In Roseville there is not as many tracks in the sim about 20 I believe and far less trains to build. Despite having about 70 industries GameKeller on my Discord was able to provide me his list of active industries which puts the number at 45. Considering most of the indusries are very close to the yards unlike say for example Waycross that had less industries but further to travel (and way more trains to build and block) I'm feeling optimistic about this.

                At least a couple people on my Discord have advised me it's totally doable. This was something I overlooked and assumed was much more busier with the double track etc. Little did I know that the average train count in a 24 hour period is in the teens. There are only a select number of manifests built and received (something I thought was a bit odd for even a mid size yard).

                Anyways check it out tonight or on demand once it posts to the YouTube live archive.

                Thanks

                Sean
                Discord https://discord.gg/zfxTBbnu3K
                YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/SeanMurrellRTS
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                  #9
                  Sean I took Roseville as an opportunity to really dive into the industry config.

                  I started renaming locals in the industry editor - for example Local "LRA61" I started breaking into LRA61-S, LRA61-SE, LRA61-NE

                  These extra letters tell me which general direction from sparks yard these need to go, which greatly assists with sorting the train in the yard.

                  Then I started experimenting with renaming industries, For example FER became FER-B and TPF became TPF-F.

                  The F and B tell me if the car needs to be in front of, or behind the loco for me to do the local delivery.

                  It was just an experiment but it was fun to do and I learned quite a bit about how industries work as a result.

                  (side note, if you try this, you'll need to update the hump config if you change any industry tags).

                  I really like Roseville and it's kind of been my go to for single player, and then for multiplayer, I'm typically on the SBD sub doing locals out of harms way of most users.

                  I am sorry to hear that you and Depot don't get along - they have seemed like decent people, and they are very detail oriented which I believe you are as well. It would seem like a perfect fit.

                  For some more laid back servers, you could try CMFRR, or Mateo-Tube.

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