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    This probably won't come to pass, but seems...

    This probably won't come to pass, but seems enough of an issue to ask: would this new computer, with recommended specs, also work well with other simulators? I'm not sure what's on the market, and...
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    Thanks for the heads up, I was unaware of such a...

    Thanks for the heads up, I was unaware of such a fix.

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    Speaking of monitors, MSTS comes in 4x3 format,...

    Speaking of monitors, MSTS comes in 4x3 format, new monitors are 16x9. Is there a way to 4x3ize the screen when using MSTS? And, regards OR, I'm guessing it comes in 16x9 format??
    For MSTS and OR,...
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    Finally retiring the old XP machine

    My recent video card downgrade has proved to be the last straw.
    So, I'm in the market for a new desktop, presumably a Windows 10 machine. My plan is to stick with MSTS, and venture into Open Rail....
  5. Maple Leaf Tracks....open for business, or not?

    I've made two inquiries to the MLT "contact us" feature.......with zero response. Has anyone made recent purchases, or had other contact that would indicate they ARE open for business?

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    "It'll b e a few days"......that is if 200 or so...

    "It'll b e a few days"......that is if 200 or so represents "a few". That keyboard experiment went about the same as the RD experience. Besides the XP issue, there is the new weaker video card. I...
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    Thanks guys.....I'll follow your suggestions,...

    Thanks guys.....I'll follow your suggestions, including running OR from the keyboard. It'll be a few days, but I'll report back on my results.

    If my computer is too "weak", would there be any...
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    Gerry, Thanks for your reply....I did follow...

    Gerry, Thanks for your reply....I did follow instructions on "page 16" for use of RD with OR. About MSTS...after failure of RD to work with OR, I recalibrated again, checked the copy/paste of the...
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    Today, I did the full RD calibration and folder...

    Today, I did the full RD calibration and folder copy/paste to the main MSTS folder, and got the same result.....OR does not recognize the RD, but keyboard controls do seem to be operative.......not...
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    set up difficulties

    I finally bit the bait, and installed OR, v 1.3.1, as I understand it, the last XP compatible version. Install was simple, and it appears the MSTS content came along.....all my routes showed up,...
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    Goku, The 9400 was not the problem, it was the...

    Goku, The 9400 was not the problem, it was the slot that died, thus requiring a new motherboard in order to have a slot for the 9400 to fit into. The 5500 was the best he could find that would fit...
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    OK, here's the final report....well, for now, at...

    OK, here's the final report....well, for now, at least. I've made many hours of runs now, on multiple routes, free and payware, using steam and diesel.

    Turning back some of the sliders, easing...
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    Geepster, Please don't misunderstand...

    Geepster, Please don't misunderstand me........the only offense I took/mentioned was about folks who, just as I said, just have to have the greatest, newest stuff. I took zero offense at any of the...
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    geepster, My old XP machine was working fine 5-7...

    geepster, My old XP machine was working fine 5-7 years ago, I would never consider retiring a perfectly functioning machine. Guess you could call me the opposite of those who must have the very...
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    Looks like this will be an ongoing...

    Looks like this will be an ongoing story.....haven't made too many runs yet, but do notice the operating controls are quirky, especially the brakes, which seem to way over-react to what once were...
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    OK, here's the follow up report......the card...

    OK, here's the follow up report......the card described above arrived from China, made my first runs last night. It appears everything is functioning properly, though I only tried a few...
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    Thanks for all the helpful replies, I'm grateful...

    Thanks for all the helpful replies, I'm grateful that you took the time/effort to respond. Sounds like it could take a couple of weeks for the card to arrive from China. I'll report in after the...
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    If this new card works, then I'll feel I dodged a...

    If this new card works, then I'll feel I dodged a major bullet in not having to set up with a new computer. If it fails, there is still the new computer option, and the nightmare of reinstalling the...
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    Thanks guys for the response/advice. For now,...

    Thanks guys for the response/advice. For now, not planning to install OR "yet", I've decided to stay with the old computer.

    It's not about $$$, that's not the issue. I don't do change well, so...
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    Dang, I forgot to mention one big thing......my...

    Dang, I forgot to mention one big thing......my Raildriver.....won't be simming without it. Will RD be able to work with an upgraded OS, like Windows 7 or 10?

    Old man with old computer = trouble....
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    seeking graphics card advice

    My 15 year old XP computer decided to freeze up, so went into the local shop.

    Here's my problem: the PCI-e slot in the mother board has died. the old graphics card: Nvidia GeForce 9400 GT I...
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    I like the total immersion proposals.....I'm only...

    I like the total immersion proposals.....I'm only part way there....with a nice Logitech speaker system, which produces good sound. I'm a Raildriver advocate...have had mine for 15 or so...
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    Thanks guys for the responses. R. Steele, Good...

    Thanks guys for the responses.

    R. Steele, Good to be in touch with you after several years of my near dormancy on the sim....still no OR, though. I found nothing with my search efforts regards my...
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    Just wondering if there's a problem with my...

    Just wondering if there's a problem with my description of the problem?

    I haven't been to Trainsim much of late....and I read that participation here is down...so fewer people see posts.

    The...
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    I should add that I attempted to contact the...

    I should add that I attempted to contact the route author, Charlie Sibaja, but his email address is 5 years old, and my email was returned, hence my thread here.

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