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    I am no computer expert,but I have found several...

    I am no computer expert,but I have found several useful things on "Howto geek".I think this one came from there.Always happy to help others out when I can.
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    Get "softkey revealer".Once installed it will...

    Get "softkey revealer".Once installed it will tell you the key/code for your computer;or you can buy a key on ebay.
  3. I am not familiar with this cabview,but you have...

    I am not familiar with this cabview,but you have to make sure there is not a mismatch between a combined throttle/dynamic brake statement and separate throttle and brake statements in the eng/cv...
  4. The eng file controls section must match with the...

    The eng file controls section must match with the cvf file.Why not copy and paste (after saving the originals somewhere) an eng file from a loco that works e.g the sd40-2 ? I have come across this...
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    You need to download and install "Activity...

    You need to download and install "Activity Manager",available at UK Trainsim.Also "Convoi",available here:https://www.activitysimulatorworld.net/Convoi.htm.
    Additionally,although the consists show...
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    As I mentioned in a previous thread,generally in...

    As I mentioned in a previous thread,generally in MSTS the engines and wagons are overbraked.To find the real world values,look up e.g the UK diesel classes in Wikipedia,it gives the real brake...
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    Any of the Making Tracks UK routes.They are all...

    Any of the Making Tracks UK routes.They are all good.(If you can find them on ebay or Amazon)
  8. Thread: track sounds

    by ragtimer
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    Try UK Trainsim

    Try UK Trainsim
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    I presume that is the "couplings" section of the...

    I presume that is the "couplings" section of the eng file.I have used "Turbo Bill's" couplings on all my stock,Available in the f/l.
  10. Thread: New Monitor

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    No Ged,I am still running Windows 7 ! Upgraded...

    No Ged,I am still running Windows 7 ! Upgraded with a SS Hard Drive. You are right,I have accessed that part of the control panel,but cannot change it "maintain aspect ratio".
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    [QUOTE=slipperman;1978005]I've been using a...

    [QUOTE=slipperman;1978005]I've been using a Samsung 22inch widescreen monitor (1080) for several years now and MSTS is quite happy with it, but you do need to set your graphics card driver to "keep...
  12. As a retired train driver,I have played around...

    As a retired train driver,I have played around with the braking characteristics to give something approaching reality when used in the sim.If the real brake force for locos and wagons is used,you get...
  13. Use the MSTS activity manager

    Use the MSTS activity manager
  14. Check the path of both trains,I have known the...

    Check the path of both trains,I have known the supplied activities to have incorrect pathe.
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    Ged has been a great help over some time in...

    Ged has been a great help over some time in sorting some MSTS problems.Activity manager especially.
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    Sticky: Perhaps someone would like to upload a copy of...

    Perhaps someone would like to upload a copy of the last version to the f/l ?
  17. They may be old but they work fine ! Convoi is...

    They may be old but they work fine ! Convoi is especially useful where loose consists are missing in an activity.
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    If you read the techdocs,"MinimalReduction" is a...

    If you read the techdocs,"MinimalReduction" is a valid token.They work fine on all diesels that I have tried,and electrics that do NOT have a combined power/brake handle
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    Here are parameters that give much more realistic...

    Here are parameters that give much more realistic operation :

    Brake Train ( 0 1 0.05 0.25
    NumNotches ( 5
    Notch ( 0 0 TrainBrakesControllerReleaseStart
    " (...
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    Sticky: Some of us still prefer MSTS,having tried ORTS...

    Some of us still prefer MSTS,having tried ORTS several times and despite the limitations if the former find it gives a better experience,especially as those who created ORTS do not seem open to...
  21. I believe there is a freeware version of...

    I believe there is a freeware version of conbuilder about somewhere,use that or Convoi
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    Deleting photos in google hangouts

    I have read the instructions from google re this,but I do not get the screen they show when I follow the instructions.Does anyone have any ideas ?
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    I believe there is a DB tracks upgrade available...

    I believe there is a DB tracks upgrade available in the f/l.It makes the route even better.
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    It is probably because you are running XP,you...

    It is probably because you are running XP,you will find some websites are not accessible.Happened to me some years ago.
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    I am using a chromebook laptop and can reach the...

    I am using a chromebook laptop and can reach the site.No idea why you cannot.Have you tried another browser ?
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