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    I can come up with a couple of guesses, since I...

    I can come up with a couple of guesses, since I don't know which locomotives these are, and whether you're using MSTS or Open Rails. (Lots of people using both these days.)

    If this is happening on...
  2. My 2 cents... The RailDriver modification in...

    My 2 cents... The RailDriver modification in Route Riter was intended for use with MSTS. I'm not sure if it's really necessary (or advisable) for use with OR.

    "Stable" versions of OR have the...
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    Well, as long as it's Nvidia. :) As mentioned...

    Well, as long as it's Nvidia. :) As mentioned earlier, AMD removed compatibility for older DirectX. (Which has irritated not only MSTS fans, but other retrogaming enthusiasts in general.)

    The only...
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    :D I doubt Open Rails / MSTS will ever need that...

    :D I doubt Open Rails / MSTS will ever need that kind of GPU power any time soon!

    But a reasonably up-to-date Nvida card seems to have the best backward compatibility. I know there are complaints...
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    The menu/key command structure of the new sim is...

    The menu/key command structure of the new sim is completely different -- and while it may be a "clean sheet of paper" and undergoing refinements, it's getting called out as a significant deficiency...
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    That's the BlueHost/Hostmonster conglomerate's...

    That's the BlueHost/Hostmonster conglomerate's landing page. I've dealt with them and left; they'll do that now even when your account is paid but they want to "verify" some piece of site owner...
  7. Worst-case scenario, you'll have to use the Disk...

    Worst-case scenario, you'll have to use the Disk Management snap-in to make Windows recognize the disk and manually assign a letter to it.

    Start > Type "Disk Management" and let instant search...
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    I went ahead and purchased it; but having been a...

    I went ahead and purchased it; but having been a beta tester I wasn't going in blind. I knew it was going to be like countless other Microsoft products at release -- Late Beta or "Early Access"...
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    I'd say the handling of the new sim with an XBox...

    I'd say the handling of the new sim with an XBox controller is fairly good. maybe great -- but with some caveats. First, although I prefer an XBox controller to keyboard and mouse for most games, I...
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    That's great! Many thanks. :D

    That's great! Many thanks. :D
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    Worse than that, there's nothing to indicate what...

    Worse than that, there's nothing to indicate what you should do, or how to activate the setting mode correctly. You have to pick the setting you want to assign, and then click in a blank "search" box...
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    To anybody considering snatching up a copy right...

    To anybody considering snatching up a copy right now, it might be a bit safer / less frustrating to wait for a day or two for the rush to die down. There's been tons of reports of download and...
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    Thrustmaster has a 5-speed gearshift accessory....

    Thrustmaster has a 5-speed gearshift accessory. There are one or two 3rd parties that make custom truck shift knobs for it and for Logitech's shifters; those have the splitter switch on them like a...
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    They've been encouraging the alpha/beta testers...

    They've been encouraging the alpha/beta testers to report the things you've seen in some of the videos, like the solid/blocked/misplaced bridges and other obvious errors. So some may be fixed at...
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    Camera position in the cockpit can be adjusted....

    Camera position in the cockpit can be adjusted. It's a bit better if using TrackIR.

    I don't know if the camera in the release version will behave like it's been in testing. I'm sure it's received...
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    Floppy disk installs! :D I had to re-install...

    Floppy disk installs! :D

    I had to re-install the beta test version over the weekend, and MS is having some kind of issue with the downloads being terribly slow. I started on Friday evening and it...
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    The system OS requirements for the new simulator...

    The system OS requirements for the new simulator are for a 64-bit Windows 10 operating system, running the November 2019 ("1836") update or higher.

    I haven't paid much attention to the XBox...
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    From what I'm seeing now as details come out,...

    From what I'm seeing now as details come out, Steam vs MS Store is really just a personal preference. There's not any significant impact to how the game runs. Perhaps with a Steam version, the launch...
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    Some additional information pertaining to Steam...

    Some additional information pertaining to Steam vs. Microsoft Store purchases of the new MSFS that I found on Reddit today. Someone put in a help request with Microsoft about the differences and got...
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    🤣Made my day with that line! The old, in-house...

    🤣Made my day with that line!

    The old, in-house developed Flight Simulator, descended from the SubLogic original, was made for aviation geeks. Paul Allen from Microsoft, also an aviation...
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    Microsoft has been publishing the list of...

    Microsoft has been publishing the list of aircraft included in each version of the sim in the FAQ on their web page. At the very least, you can get some Cub variants, the Pitts Special, and various...
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    Keep 'em! X-Plane is no slouch as a sim, and I...

    Keep 'em! X-Plane is no slouch as a sim, and I don't expect Austin to pack it in any time soon. And FSX/P3D, particularly with good add-ons, is still alive and kicking; it may be a while until...
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    I too prefer Steam. Less of the Microsoft store...

    I too prefer Steam. Less of the Microsoft store mess running on my PC.
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    Well, some good news now that some of the press...

    Well, some good news now that some of the press and content creators are released from the NDA -- The new sim won't be locked to just the Microsoft store; it will also be available through Steam. And...
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    Any Nvidia card that works under Windows 10 will...

    Any Nvidia card that works under Windows 10 will work.

    There can be other challenges to getting MSTS to run on modern computers, but having an Nvidia card is a good start.
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