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  1. Another thought: I've never been able to get MSTS...

    Another thought: I've never been able to get MSTS to actually *run* in a virtual machine, but it does *install*. So if you have, say, a copy of Win98/SE or ME or XP around, you might want to install...
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    Thanks Eric. Hadn't though of that, because the...

    Thanks Eric. Hadn't though of that, because the latest FF hadn't caused problems for me otherwise. Will check that, Though of course I'm one of those olde far*z who has everything packaged for...
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    At the top of this page, click on File Library,...

    At the top of this page, click on File Library, then choose Search Files. In the search screen that comes up, enter "Melbourne" in the Search Text field and press Enter. You might have to go through...
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    Sorry for being missing for a while. Yes, I...

    Sorry for being missing for a while. Yes, I recommend doing the library search, because it yields not only the 2004 package but some more recent, updated packages. You don't have to be a paid member...
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    For future reference: don't even try to run MS...

    For future reference: don't even try to run MS Train Sim (MSTS) right after you install it from CD or ISO. It has bugs, and the copy protection requires a physical disk in a real optical drive. You...
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    That looks like the 2004 set at least the listing...

    That looks like the 2004 set at least the listing picture. Try downloading it from here and see if it works.
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    Quick search of the file library with "Melbourne"...

    Quick search of the file library with "Melbourne" yielded a Comeng set from 2004 on page 2 of the results. Is that what you're looking for?
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    railvictoria.net seems to be offline. Hope it's...

    railvictoria.net seems to be offline. Hope it's not damaged by the fires...

    Edit: Oh, I'm an idiot. gm95 resurrected a thread from 2014 - my ancient eyes saw 2019. Ignore.
  9. I might note that given its age, unmodified MSTS...

    I might note that given its age, unmodified MSTS might not be able to effectively use more than 2 GB of RAM (-mem:2048). It's 32-bit software, designed well before any 64-bit operating systems were...
  10. Thread: Greek route

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    I wonder; there may be some examples of tricking...

    I wonder; there may be some examples of tricking MSTS into accepting loops. The old Red Arrow Lines trolley route has loops at the end of a lot of lines that work in both ORTS and MSTS. Might be...
  11. There's a crop of malware out there now that...

    There's a crop of malware out there now that embeds itself in your computer hardware. It can attack the low-level parts of the disk that aren't affected by a format, or even the BIOS. The worst ones...
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    The issue is simply that MS removed support for...

    The issue is simply that MS removed support for SecurROM, SafeDisc, and similar DRM systems in Windows 10.

    MSTS uses one of them (if you don't apply the MS updates, you have to insert the CD to...
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    I think those blue boxes are left over from v0.1....

    I think those blue boxes are left over from v0.1. The original route builder made the shapes but had no textures to apply to them.

    As for "is it a complete route" - for some value of "complete,"...
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    The 3dts route is very nice, and well worth...

    The 3dts route is very nice, and well worth purchasing. However, it's a period piece (steam/diesel transition) and short (Truckee-Colfax).

    The Donner route in the f/l is more modern, and is the...
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    Frankly, with all those services disabled, I'm...

    Frankly, with all those services disabled, I'm surprised that even WINDOWS works. Not sure which one (probably several) are causing OR to stop. Note also that OR needs XNA 3.1, .Net 3.5 SP2, and...
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    Re. the large sheets: try just taking a photo...

    Re. the large sheets: try just taking a photo (with your camera or cell phone). All a scan really is, is a controlled photo. If possible without creating a file too big for posting or emailing, try...
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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...
  21. 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...
  25. 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...
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