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    This was probably discussed way back when...

    This was probably discussed way back when trainsim was started, but a little historical reference might be useful for newer members. I suspect relevant language in the MSTS EULA files might include:...
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    One activity that comes with the PRR-ER V2 route...

    One activity that comes with the PRR-ER V2 route has you bring a train into Harrisburg, then uncouple and move the locomotive to the roundhouse (including turning the turntable to the correct track,...
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    Windows 10 Update Reminder

    Windows 10 "19H2" (might be called 1909 or 1910) is almost here. The "Insiders" are doing unpaid final quality control, and it's likely to arrive on or about the November 2019 Patch Tuesday. So it's...
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    If you still use MSTS and want to run under any...

    If you still use MSTS and want to run under any version newer than Windows 7 with "legacy" drivers, you need nVidia graphics to have any reasonable expectation of it all working right. It's a driver...
  5. Thread: LIRR on MSTS

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    Hate to be flippant, but did you try a file...

    Hate to be flippant, but did you try a file library search for "Long Island" and/or "LIRR"? I got 4 pages of results for "Long Island" with the route right up front, though the last page also pulled...
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    2 things bother me a little in the screenshots:...

    2 things bother me a little in the screenshots: the Bay Bridge as cantilever and the Ferry Building as LA Union Station. Understand why, but those are definitely things that might benefit from custom...
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    I'm going to jump in here with suggestions and...

    I'm going to jump in here with suggestions and background.

    First, the need for a separate directory structure for Microsoft Train Simulator (MSTS) dates back to at least Window Vista, when...
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    Interesting, that, about early EMDs. Makes sense....

    Interesting, that, about early EMDs. Makes sense. A few other thoughts:

    IIRC, GE U-series locomotives had 16-notch throttles. Presumably, when MU'd with EMDs, only every other notch actually...
  9. Those are designed only for projects that used...

    Those are designed only for projects that used Installshield installers. I don't think many MSTS-related routes did, even the commercial ones.

    If you have a backup of your old MSTS installation...
  10. Go back to the first post and view the videos....

    Go back to the first post and view the videos. Another info source: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/09/the-new-ms-flight-simulator-taught-me-how-to-fly-an-actual-plane/

    tl;dr: the initial...
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    The original system is plenty. Let others deal...

    The original system is plenty. Let others deal with the extensions; in the great scheme of things, they're minor parts of the total (and eBART is just a mistake). I sort of see this like the LIRR...
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    Excellent rendition of the stations. One other...

    Excellent rendition of the stations. One other thing, though: you're apparently not using Indian gauge (5'-6"). Oh well ... still looks good!

    There might be some MARTA/WAMTA/LIRR/Metro North cars...
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    You're correct about "should." "Does" is...

    You're correct about "should." "Does" is sometimes different. Though since about the 1803 release I've had pretty good luck with Windows 10 not messing with installed software during a Feature...
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    According to the Wine compatibility database,...

    According to the Wine compatibility database, MSTS itself is good. You should be able to install and run it with little difficulty (beyond getting Wine to work in the first place). As long as you're...
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    As long as I've installed MSTS outside Program...

    As long as I've installed MSTS outside Program Files (as has been recommended since, at least, Win7/Vista, and mandatory for 8/10), Win10 updates haven't touched it ... except for registry entries....
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    You're correct about the "feature updates" -...

    You're correct about the "feature updates" - they're complete o/s replacements. Essentially similar to "service packs" in previous versions of WIndows. So they uninstall most 3rd-party software (MS...
  17. Looking great! One question though - I saw...

    Looking great!

    One question though - I saw this in the PRR-ER as well - the whistle post is right at the crossing, not 20 sec at the speed limit to 1/4 mile back as in most western RRs. Is that...
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    Curmudgeon here. Consist editors are great. I...

    Curmudgeon here. Consist editors are great. I love them. But also note that consist files etc. are text files. It's quite easy to change equipment with a text editor.

    The 3DTrains (also FPM for...
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    I'm pretty sure I got my original copy of MSTS,...

    I'm pretty sure I got my original copy of MSTS, the real one from Microsoft, for somewhere around $30, and that was not from a discount joint. Back in those days, $30 was like paying $60 or more for...
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    SecurROM was on the original. The MS Update to...

    SecurROM was on the original. The MS Update to 1.2 removed it. SecurROM was the reason why you had to have the CD inserted to play the game, originally, and why it's no longer needed after the update.
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    Good point. My desktop case has an intake fan on...

    Good point. My desktop case has an intake fan on the front that blows through the main drive bays. It can be important for SSDs too - if they get too hot (and they can, if used heavily in a tight...
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    Catenary looks great! Now there's a place to run...

    Catenary looks great! Now there's a place to run those E60s in the file library...
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    You only need to uncheck Large Address Aware if...

    You only need to uncheck Large Address Aware if you're running 32-bit Windows (with its default 2GB RAM (technically, virtual address space) limit on user processes). Even then, the LAA binary should...
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    I've been reasonably lucky with parts acquisition...

    I've been reasonably lucky with parts acquisition over the years, so I'll probably build a new computer myself one more time, soon. Key point: I can reuse some parts to keep cost down, and optimize...
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    Not sure what copy protection GTA V uses, but one...

    Not sure what copy protection GTA V uses, but one possibility might be to generate ISO files of the DVDs and store those with your backups. Mounting and running the ISO files also tends to install...
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