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    I only ever flew for VAs back in university. I...

    I only ever flew for VAs back in university. I considered VATSIM in later years (FS2004/FSX) but the learning curve for proper radio communication protocol I found too intimidating. I've played other...
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    Steam/Valve are extremely unlike to go bankrupt...

    Steam/Valve are extremely unlike to go bankrupt any time soon, either. They make billions in annual revenue and have stated that in the very unlikely event of something happen, you will still have...
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    Very useful stuff. I know it says they share the...

    Very useful stuff. I know it says they share the same multiplayer environment - one of the great things about Steam is just selecting your friend and joining their game and it usually happens pretty...
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    The train was a completely pointless gimmick, as...

    The train was a completely pointless gimmick, as it was a German-style shunting loco pulling one of each type of car around an oval to industries arbitrarily not meant to be reachable by road. It...
  5. Hi Andrew, is voice required or is using the...

    Hi Andrew, is voice required or is using the in-game text ok? I (am pretty sure that I) remember Trainiac from Highball.
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    Sounds as though you might enjoy the infamous...

    Sounds as though you might enjoy the infamous "Staplerfahrer Klaus" parody forklift safety video on YouTube. I daren't link it as it's quite OTT showing the consequences of ignoring the rules but...
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    Pretty much all of their community unlocks (based...

    Pretty much all of their community unlocks (based on interest in the game) have been... unlocked.

    http://www.derailvalley.com/unlocks/index.html
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    You're living the LA Noire dream there!

    You're living the LA Noire dream there!
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    I haven't played since I did my little "manual...

    I haven't played since I did my little "manual multiple" experiment. Diesel Railcar has filled my needs, I've been busy otherwise playing either ATS or Kingdom Come: Deliverance. I do wonder if...
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    Having to update my own traffic mod for every new...

    Having to update my own traffic mod for every new release gets a little wearing - it takes four times as long to properly package the files up for the stupid uploader application SCS insist on you...
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    GTAV (and their other games) uses their...

    GTAV (and their other games) uses their proprietary Rage game engine.

    DTG decided to go with the widely-used and well-regarded Unreal Engine for TSW, not realizing quite how much they were biting...
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    After a big furball like that, I like to clean...

    After a big furball like that, I like to clean the scene up by calling EMS, coroner and tow trucks to get traffic moving again. The radio plugin has shortcuts for the latter two.

    The GTA IV...
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    Not all the rails are actively used by trains,...

    Not all the rails are actively used by trains, there are yards and sidings in a number of places, especially along the river. Really surprised you didn't see anything coming along, though, they are...
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    In Canada they're known as real estate agents or...

    In Canada they're known as real estate agents or realtors. Solicitors here are generally people who go around ringing doorbells trying to sell crap :p so I guess if you wanted a good gag sign for...
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    Nice tanks! I used to spend hours driving around...

    Nice tanks! I used to spend hours driving around in the Tank in GTA2 crushing the police and FBI (the tank was basically invulnerable in the Residential District area as the army wouldn't show up)...
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    Speaking as a Steve, not puzzled at all - 14...

    Speaking as a Steve, not puzzled at all - 14 years in the UK with 6 of them on the railway. Not a fan of moving house at all so I would quite happily have taken three years to finish unpacking!
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    No worries. I liked the game more or less as it...

    No worries. I liked the game more or less as it was, my modding for GTA V was focused almost entirely on LSPDFR related stuff, I only changed three things outside of that:
    -train length (as above)...
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    I tend to drive at night, too, since that's what...

    I tend to drive at night, too, since that's what it is outside IRL when I am able to sit and play!

    Vern, check out this guide, it helped with my weird micro-stutters:
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    RDE is great when it works, which sadly, isn't...

    RDE is great when it works, which sadly, isn't often. They've made it so complex that they are constantly fighting their own code. I got Discord almost entirely due to all their support and advice...
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    Do you want longer trains? This is a mod that...

    Do you want longer trains? This is a mod that I've used for a long time, it gives properly long freight trains (with multiple engines) as well as sometimes runs the light rail vehicles through the...
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    Strike Eagle wasn't hard, no, you just pushed C...

    Strike Eagle wasn't hard, no, you just pushed C and F more than anything else.

    Strike Commander... now that was a game. It was, alongside Flight Simulator 5, the "killer app" that made people buy...
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    F-15 Strike Eagle II was fun, but you were...

    F-15 Strike Eagle II was fun, but you were CONSTANTLY dumping countermeasures as the entire world was firing SAMs at you.

    F-19 and F-117A made life a lot easier, but it was still a little...
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    Rockstar doesn't really like mods for their...

    Rockstar doesn't really like mods for their games, it has always been a bit of a 'mare to do them. GTA IV was even worse. It's very unfortunate, because they make such damned good games and the mods...
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    You got LSPDFR working, nicely done! I highly...

    You got LSPDFR working, nicely done! I highly recommend the Realism Dispatch Enhanced addon for it... a ton of new vehicles and other toys to play with. One of the new vehicles was the in-universe...
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    Good news if you fancy getting the new cab items...

    Good news if you fancy getting the new cab items as part of the Idaho event: SCS are extending the deadline to deliver to or from all 11 cities until August 16:
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