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  1. I certainly wouldn't count Open Rails out yet....

    I certainly wouldn't count Open Rails out yet. The base engine has transitioned from XNA to Monogame, which has much better development and support for advanced modeling and lighting. There's a lot...
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    I rarely show up here, but I do have Run8 V2...

    I rarely show up here, but I do have Run8 V2 which I enjoy occasionally for the challenge. I don't do multiplayer -- at all; it's just an enjoyable, interesting "sandbox" for me. As such, if V3 comes...
  3. There's no exact recipe or step-by-step, because...

    There's no exact recipe or step-by-step, because every sound recording cleanup task is going to be unique. But I can pass on some working tips based on my experience in broadcasting and recording...
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    Some good information here and all of it points...

    Some good information here and all of it points to one key point -- MSTS/Open Rails isn't precisely plug-and-play. There's a bit of a learning curve to making it all work well.

    But MSTS isn't...
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    Once you've gotten a hold of a used copy of MSTS,...

    Once you've gotten a hold of a used copy of MSTS, copy the contents of them into a single folder (There are a couple of duplicate files that can be safely overwritten during the copy) and then save...
  6. Thread: Web Page Captcha

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    Sticky: "New Normal" indeed -- the amount of cyberattacks...

    "New Normal" indeed -- the amount of cyberattacks and cyber-criminal activity is at new levels with little sign of slowing down. Just last Friday, my day was detoured by the need to mitigate a new...
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    What we really need is a proper,...

    What we really need is a proper, freely-distributable open-source replacement for all of the old, unique MSTS "assets" -- the default scenery objects/textures, default rolling stock, default sounds,...
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    Sean, if you and/or your son are getting back...

    Sean, if you and/or your son are getting back into ATS, you might want to hang on to that wheel. Setting up a wheel and pedals for the game isn't too hard and really makes it come alive.

    Also, if...
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    A couple of other possibilities for the Watchdog...

    A couple of other possibilities for the Watchdog Timer errors are driver issues/conflicts and power issues.

    Drivers, even if you keep them up-to-date, can still have bugs. Or one device's driver...
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    Anything related to the license keys and...

    Anything related to the license keys and activation for Windows on the Internet seems to be plagued with fakes and malware, and it's been that way for a long time. To avoid it, I've always been...
  11. Which simulator application are you using to run...

    Which simulator application are you using to run the activities?

    If it's Open Rails, click on the Options button, go to the "Video" tab, and tick the box for "Overhead Wire" halfway over on the...
  12. Thread: Unblock Files

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    NTFS, the typical modern Windows file system, has...

    NTFS, the typical modern Windows file system, has something called the "Alternate Data Stream" in a file, which is really just metadata. (Data that helps describe the main data in the file -- Or, as...
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    MSTS 2 was summarily executed when Microsoft...

    MSTS 2 was summarily executed when Microsoft (then under Steve Ballmer at the helm) closed down ACES studio and laid off most of its staff. It didn't matter what stage of development it was in --...
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    If you want to do anything with MSTS, an Nvidia...

    If you want to do anything with MSTS, an Nvidia card is the easiest to deal with. Any modern Nvidia card will do for MSTS. Make your decision based on the most demanding game(s) you expect to run. An...
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    Water slide decals and dry transfer (rub-down)...

    Water slide decals and dry transfer (rub-down) lettering are two rather different application methods, both with their own peculiarities.

    Water slide decals are probably the easiest to apply. Trim...
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    I can come up with a couple of guesses, since I...

    I can come up with a couple of guesses, since I don't know which locomotives these are, and whether you're using MSTS or Open Rails. (Lots of people using both these days.)

    If this is happening on...
  17. My 2 cents... The RailDriver modification in...

    My 2 cents... The RailDriver modification in Route Riter was intended for use with MSTS. I'm not sure if it's really necessary (or advisable) for use with OR.

    "Stable" versions of OR have the...
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    Well, as long as it's Nvidia. :) As mentioned...

    Well, as long as it's Nvidia. :) As mentioned earlier, AMD removed compatibility for older DirectX. (Which has irritated not only MSTS fans, but other retrogaming enthusiasts in general.)

    The only...
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    :D I doubt Open Rails / MSTS will ever need that...

    :D I doubt Open Rails / MSTS will ever need that kind of GPU power any time soon!

    But a reasonably up-to-date Nvida card seems to have the best backward compatibility. I know there are complaints...
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    The menu/key command structure of the new sim is...

    The menu/key command structure of the new sim is completely different -- and while it may be a "clean sheet of paper" and undergoing refinements, it's getting called out as a significant deficiency...
  21. Thread: Conbuilder forum

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    That's the BlueHost/Hostmonster conglomerate's...

    That's the BlueHost/Hostmonster conglomerate's landing page. I've dealt with them and left; they'll do that now even when your account is paid but they want to "verify" some piece of site owner...
  22. Worst-case scenario, you'll have to use the Disk...

    Worst-case scenario, you'll have to use the Disk Management snap-in to make Windows recognize the disk and manually assign a letter to it.

    Start > Type "Disk Management" and let instant search...
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    I went ahead and purchased it; but having been a...

    I went ahead and purchased it; but having been a beta tester I wasn't going in blind. I knew it was going to be like countless other Microsoft products at release -- Late Beta or "Early Access"...
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    I'd say the handling of the new sim with an XBox...

    I'd say the handling of the new sim with an XBox controller is fairly good. maybe great -- but with some caveats. First, although I prefer an XBox controller to keyboard and mouse for most games, I...
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    That's great! Many thanks. :D

    That's great! Many thanks. :D
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