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    #31
    Originally posted by NorthernWarrior View Post
    Agree with that Mike, it's a PITA as you have to run the installer then the latest update as well. Should install seamlessly to whichever version you have. Again where a proper e-commerce system would know and check which version of the game you want it for and proffer the download link accordingly.
    I agree.
    This, and not the cost, is the prime reason I cannot be bothered to replace all the generic "R8" placeholders with proper items.
    It's just a bloody tedious process buying and installing R8 stuff.
    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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      #32
      Am i right in saying if i install v3 DLC, i do not have to run the Run8 v3 exe to update it ?

      Just purchased mixedfreight_03, after realising i only owned 01 & 02.

      Mike.
      Yma O Hyd

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        #33
        That's correct, however I think that generally speaking you should install the last update after installing any content.

        So in your case:

        Run8v3 (already installed)
        Mixed freight 3
        Run8 Update 6

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          #34
          Many thanks buddy, i better put the update in again then.

          I appreciate the help.

          Mike.
          Yma O Hyd

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            #35
            Would like to see more train crew functionality in multiplayer. In last evenings session it was noted (with crew interaction stuff all 'on') the conductor was unable to activate the unload function on each coal car as it arrived over the coal dump at Trona. The engineer could vacate the cab and activate the unload function. To test it, the players swapped places and the inability of the conductor to activate the unloader was still a thing. Just a suggestion as an added option.
            Avidly simming on the rails:
            Currently operating Run 8 and TSW3

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              #36
              This is a good suggestion Leaf85!

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                #37
                Speaking of coal Leaf you remind me of something else I'd like to see (perhaps this is more of an update). That is the minimum industry time being reduced or to allow an option where an industry zone triggers an unload or load sequence right away. This will help for coal mines, drop off, rock, etc. so that you can have a prototypically moving train that loads or unloads on the fly for certain car types. It would also avoid the need to manually change them over like you guys were doing on RTS Saturday.

                Thanks

                Sean
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                  #38
                  Originally posted by SurvivorSean View Post
                  Speaking of coal Leaf you remind me of something else I'd like to see (perhaps this is more of an update). That is the minimum industry time being reduced or to allow an option where an industry zone triggers an unload or load sequence right away. This will help for coal mines, drop off, rock, etc. so that you can have a prototypically moving train that loads or unloads on the fly for certain car types. It would also avoid the need to manually change them over like you guys were doing on RTS Saturday.

                  Thanks

                  Sean
                  That’s one of the features I like in TSW on Clinchfield and Tees Valley (there may be others) the fact you can run the train dead slow through the loaders and actually watch the cars/wagons fill interactively. Even Trainz features animated industries so kind of surprised Run 8 embraced this yet.
                  Vern.

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                    #39
                    More realistic vegetation and ground textures.

                    Socal routes, do not really look much like what i have been seeing on YouTube.

                    Mike.
                    Yma O Hyd

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                      #40
                      Originally posted by haverfordwest View Post
                      More realistic vegetation and ground textures.

                      Socal routes, do not really look much like what i have been seeing on YouTube.

                      Mike.
                      The whole graphics really needs a makeover. Yes I know and respect the argument about it being an operational sim, but it helps if it's nice to plook at. I just can't bring myself to run over the Roseville route as those mountain textures... well they ain't, just green hills not even much difference in shade from lower levels. Not expecting TSW or Snowrunner level of detail or colouring, but something along the lines of ETS2 and ATS which we know and love surely shouldn't be too hard to achieve?
                      Vern.

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                        #41
                        Spot on Vern, agree with your post in it's entirety.

                        Mike.
                        Yma O Hyd

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                          #42
                          Though I agree with the inclusion of interactive industries, it would take much more talent to get the scenery detail and your only going to get so far. This isn't Unreal or Unity game engines, nor is it the manpower that the developers of TSW & Trainz can throw at it. Would much rather see the things that continue to breathe life into Run8. Personally it's been a bit too repetitive for me and I've said that about another sim that is much prettier but has the same physics in SimRail.

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                          Sean
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                            #43
                            Since this is a 'wish'list thread...I'd love to see a UK freight route and/or a German freight route, also would wish for some steam traction. Would like my conductor to call out numbers of freight cars while we're switching...and maybe, just maybe, have them actually spring for a cup of java now and again...
                            Avidly simming on the rails:
                            Currently operating Run 8 and TSW3

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                              #44
                              Originally posted by Leaf85 View Post
                              ...Would like my conductor to call out numbers of freight cars while we're switching...
                              Leaf85 - you might like a feature I just added to EA4R8. There's a window that shows your save train list with all the train car numbers and tags. It also color codes cars that aren't sorted, and shows weight distribution of the train.

                              http://run8guides.com/EA4R8

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                                #45
                                Originally posted by Leaf85 View Post
                                Since this is a 'wish'list thread...I'd love to see a UK freight route and/or a German freight route, also would wish for some steam traction. Would like my conductor to call out numbers of freight cars while we're switching...and maybe, just maybe, have them actually spring for a cup of java now and again...
                                I would go one further and would love to see a historical UK route, set in the steam or maybe early diesel area. Maybe something in the Highlands which would be interesting to dispatch/signal or even the Cambrian/Cambrian Coast which of course for the first version I did most of the route building for the (then) 3DTS. Something like the Somerset and Dorset line in the late 50's or early 60's before the line was run down would also be great. The problem I could forsee is the obvious one, that R8's very much free play style would need to be adapted to suit the more disciplined and ordered style of operation on UK routes to a working and public timetable, including freight movements. However there is an argument and has been suggested already that the US routes should support this to some extent, so that Amtrak can run to its proper schedule and trains can be specified to spawn at specific times at various locations.
                                Vern.

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