• Installing MSTS In Windows 7 Or Later

    To make it easier for some to install MSTS and MSTSBin on WIN-7 and later computers I have compiled a comprehensive and illustrated HOW-TO which should help to get all of it working as it does on my WIN-7 64-bit computer.

    Here is Part-1 of how to install it from its CDs:
















    Here is Part-2 of what to do after having installed MSTS from its CDs, making sure that all of the MSTS folders have been set to allow Full Administrator Rights and have been flagged READ/WRITE, adding MSTSBin, X-Tracks and other essential add-ons many more recent routes require to run:















    17 Comments
    1. rufuskins's Avatar
      rufuskins -
      Unfortunately the pictures which illustrate the proposed method do not show up on my computer. Clicking on the icons take me to a page where the presumed MSTS link takes you to a "404" error; i.e. page not found!
    1. charliechan2006's Avatar
      charliechan2006 -
      Strange, it worked fine yesterday.

      Chandler
    1. peaches461999's Avatar
      peaches461999 -
      I would still recommend the step by step method that is available at the steam 4 me website. Not everyone has the computer know how to just follow a picture tutorial of msts and its file system. Instead of having multiple ways to get msts to work....it might be easier for new users if we in the community stick with the one tried and true method that has worked flawlessly for hundreds of users.
    1. OTTODAD's Avatar
      OTTODAD -
      Quote Originally Posted by rufuskins View Post
      Unfortunately the pictures which illustrate the proposed method do not show up on my computer. Clicking on the icons take me to a page where the presumed MSTS link takes you to a "404" error; i.e. page not found!
      Sorry, but had to do some housekeeping on my web site yesterday, its host having made some software changes. Is back to normal again !
    1. OTTODAD's Avatar
      OTTODAD -
      Quote Originally Posted by peaches461999 View Post
      I would still recommend the step by step method that is available at the steam 4 me website. Not everyone has the computer know how to just follow a picture tutorial of msts and its file system. Instead of having multiple ways to get msts to work....it might be easier for new users if we in the community stick with the one tried and true method that has worked flawlessly for hundreds of users.
      This is aiming at those who are not aware of that web site and if they are could not make installing MSTS, MSTSBin and other essential add-ons work, I am providing from my web site !
    1. Old_Codger's Avatar
      Old_Codger -
      Are you saying that if people use the Steam4Me installation process, the stuff downloaded from your site won't work?
    1. OTTODAD's Avatar
      OTTODAD -
      Quote Originally Posted by Old_Codger View Post
      Are you saying that if people use the Steam4Me installation process, the stuff downloaded from your site won't work?
      Where in all my posts in these forums have I said that ?
    1. Old_Codger's Avatar
      Old_Codger -
      Quote Originally Posted by OTTODAD View Post


      Where in all my posts in these forums have I said that ?
      You didn't. That's why I was asking: To clarify. You did seem to give that impression though. That's why I asked.

      Quote Originally Posted by OTTODAD View Post
      This is aiming at those who are not aware of that web site and if they are could not make installing MSTS, MSTSBin and other essential add-ons work, I am providing from my web site !
    1. ble643's Avatar
      ble643 -
      OTTODAD.
      When do you think your page will be back online as I am trying to get back into MSTS and need bin.
      Thanks for all your harrd work you share with us.
    1. OTTODAD's Avatar
      OTTODAD -
      Quote Originally Posted by ble643 View Post
      OTTODAD.
      When do you think your page will be back online as I am trying to get back into MSTS and need bin.
      Thanks for all your harrd work you share with us.
      It is back at
      www.otto-wipfel.co.uk
    1. philchorusch's Avatar
      philchorusch -
      Hi OTTODAD,

      I also have a Windows 7 64-bit system, but I have never ran into any problems re-installing MSTS on it I installed most of my MSTS based on the guide written by Yuri Sos on the Steam4me site which is written clearly and more understandable then what you have posted here, I'm sorry to say

      The only thing that I had to disable completely rather then silencing it (althrough not recommened by Microsoft) was the UAC "User Account Control" because some installers didn't work and my dial-up connection kept on getting deleted even when the UAC was silenced so disabling it was the best option I had

      I also installed my MSTS to the location C:\MSTS\Microsoft Games\Train Simulator rather because I needed some sort of full type path to help me remember how to create installers for my models so I haven't quite installed my MSTS according the the Steam4me tutorial but it still helped me to clearly understand on how to re-install MSTS onto my Windows 7 64-bit machine

      For the full tutorial on the Steam4me site please see here
      http://msts.steam4me.net/tutorials/i...g_msts_w7.html
    1. latimers's Avatar
      latimers -
      I certainly prefer the Steam4me tutorial and would recommend it to MSTS users.
    1. johnnyboy99's Avatar
      johnnyboy99 -
      Woah it works on windows 7?
    1. Paul112554's Avatar
      Paul112554 -
      How about installing with Windows 8, or for that matter....the 8.1 'update'...?!?

      Also, what about Route_Riter AND apparently an issue with Java Runtime?

      Personally, I still miss Win98....sooooo much more user friendly (((LOL)))
    1. Akarsh's Avatar
      Akarsh -
      I am unable to extract MSTS 2.nrg while MSTS 1.nrg was extracted successfully... What could be the reason..? Please someone help.
    1. Patriot's Avatar
      Patriot -
      Should this be put on (X86) or not!
    1. simer's Avatar
      simer -
      Hello,

      I am trying to install Indian Routes and Locos to MSTS referring a lot of Videos posted fro m youtube, but nothing seems to be working as i find that most of the related packages downloaded from trainsim and irfca only end up to be corrupt and useless. Please can you guide me through your knowledge on the installation of custom routes.

      Any help provided will be highly appreciated.
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