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    I have that Mack and I love it. I run one set up...

    I have that Mack and I love it. I run one set up with the Detroit Diesel engine. Lots of fun to drive, if you don't mind taking your time getting anywhere. That mod is actually really good at...
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    There was a posting to ET's Facebook page about a...

    There was a posting to ET's Facebook page about a day prior about some SQL errors, and a note from the person supporting the site that there was going to be some work on the host infrastructure to...
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    The Iveco in the post above is an absolute...

    The Iveco in the post above is an absolute must-have. Extremely well-done.

    The last time I ran the Mercedes mentioned, I had to make sure that "Advanced Coupling" was turned off, or it wouldn't...
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    There have been more RailDriver improvements...

    There have been more RailDriver improvements since that thread -- things just keep getting better!

    As always, perpetualKid's RailDriver development is based on the Monogame builds of OR....
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    No, there's no official weather-related...

    No, there's no official weather-related physics/handling changes. The only thing built into the game is wet road and dirt road handling, which do change with the conditions, and those are modified by...
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    I should have said Surfliner painted F59PHIs......

    I should have said Surfliner painted F59PHIs... :)

    And nowadays, There's probably all kinds of Amtrak power running on that line by now. And the Cascades train runs on that line, too.

    I think...
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    The 3D Trains sets are still the most...

    The 3D Trains sets are still the most accurate/detailed versions of dedicated Surfliner equipment for Amtrak. Surfliner bi-level cars are different from Amtrak's regular Superliner cars. That being...
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    Vern, there's a known bug with starting on hills...

    Vern, there's a known bug with starting on hills sometimes. Apparently it doesn't happen all the time, but it's a pain when it does. Sometimes setting the parking brake, revving up, then releasing...
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    Perpetualkid's modified version is based on the...

    Perpetualkid's modified version is based on the Monogame build of OR -- which may not work under Windows XP. :(

    The default RailDriver implementation in Open Rails is has laggy/rubber-band-like...
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    To be honest, SCS's prices on their expansions...

    To be honest, SCS's prices on their expansions always seem remarkably low for what you get. And then Steam often puts things on sale, or does "complete your bundle" pricing which knocks some off the...
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    No problem! According to everything I've ever...

    No problem!

    According to everything I've ever seen from SCS, getting licensing for trucks and trailers is very difficult. The manufacturers are desperately concerned about image and liability, so...
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    For American cab-over "flat-front" trucks, there...

    For American cab-over "flat-front" trucks, there are some very good ones in the Steam Workshop. Most recent is the Kenworth K100-E, an International 9800, and a Freightliner FLB. They're all classic...
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    Another ETS2 and ATS player here... Enough that...

    Another ETS2 and ATS player here... Enough that when I got into playing both about three years ago, I hunted up a good used force-feedback wheel and pedals control setup to make it more realistic. A...
  14. Thread: Old CGW route?

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    Very gracious of you, Mike. Because of the...

    Very gracious of you, Mike.

    Because of the ScaleRail component and its various versions, that sometimes cause confusion, the simplest solution for anyone wanting to run the route today would be to...
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    You can also simply copy the files from each CD...

    You can also simply copy the files from each CD into just one folder. There are a couple of minor files that are duplicates which can be overwritten by each other (They have no effect on the...
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    I don't think the "Old-Games" subscription site...

    I don't think the "Old-Games" subscription site mentioned above is legitimate. I'd recommend against it.

    You can generally find used or old-stock copies of MSTS on Ebay and Amazon inexpensively....
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    It's mostly the modern graphics cards that are...

    It's mostly the modern graphics cards that are consuming power -- which makes sense, really, since they're "computers" all to themselves with massively parallel CPUs.

    I run a 650W power supply in...
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    The thing to remember is that computer technology...

    The thing to remember is that computer technology is a never-ending treadmill run. "Planned obsolescence" may be a major annoyance with things like appliances and automobiles, but computer hardware...
  19. Thread: Image Hosting

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    For things like posting to to forums (not...

    For things like posting to to forums (not archiving photos online) Imgur is pretty good and doesn't seem to be going anywhere. No limits on number of pictures, no time limit on storage. Files more...
  20. Thread: Msts windows 10

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    For the simplest approach, start with a computer...

    For the simplest approach, start with a computer that has Nvidia graphics card or chipset. It is the only graphics card setup that "just works".

    Make sure you install the old DirextX...
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    One way to ease the move to a new computer is to...

    One way to ease the move to a new computer is to just install MSTS to the location where you want it -- probably the same folder names as your old PC. This makes all the Registry entries. Then just...
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    As of version 1.3, OR will still run under...

    As of version 1.3, OR will still run under Windows XP (if the computer is fast enough to run it well). Versions beyond 1.3 will be moving to Windows 7 and later due to dependency on newer .Net...
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    After 15 years, that's been a very good run for...

    After 15 years, that's been a very good run for your old PC!

    The PCI graphics card has less memory than the old one. MSTS won't really care, but it won't help matters, either.

    Also, if one slot...
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    To start with, MSTS is old software and may not...

    To start with, MSTS is old software and may not run correctly on every system. Open Rails is its community-developed replacement, and there are significant advantages to using it to run MSTS content....
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    MSTS will still run fine on Win10 with Nvida...

    MSTS will still run fine on Win10 with Nvida graphics, the driver fix for AMD graphics, and even some varieties of Intel integrated graphics -- as long as you manually set the screen resolution to...
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