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    Some additional information pertaining to Steam...

    Some additional information pertaining to Steam vs. Microsoft Store purchases of the new MSFS that I found on Reddit today. Someone put in a help request with Microsoft about the differences and got...
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    🤣Made my day with that line! The old, in-house...

    🤣Made my day with that line!

    The old, in-house developed Flight Simulator, descended from the SubLogic original, was made for aviation geeks. Paul Allen from Microsoft, also an aviation...
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    Microsoft has been publishing the list of...

    Microsoft has been publishing the list of aircraft included in each version of the sim in the FAQ on their web page. At the very least, you can get some Cub variants, the Pitts Special, and various...
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    Keep 'em! X-Plane is no slouch as a sim, and I...

    Keep 'em! X-Plane is no slouch as a sim, and I don't expect Austin to pack it in any time soon. And FSX/P3D, particularly with good add-ons, is still alive and kicking; it may be a while until...
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    I too prefer Steam. Less of the Microsoft store...

    I too prefer Steam. Less of the Microsoft store mess running on my PC.
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    Well, some good news now that some of the press...

    Well, some good news now that some of the press and content creators are released from the NDA -- The new sim won't be locked to just the Microsoft store; it will also be available through Steam. And...
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    Any Nvidia card that works under Windows 10 will...

    Any Nvidia card that works under Windows 10 will work.

    There can be other challenges to getting MSTS to run on modern computers, but having an Nvidia card is a good start.
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    I use TrackIR in FSX, and it's nice having your...

    I use TrackIR in FSX, and it's nice having your view follow your head, rather than messing about with view pan/tilt/zoom controls even with a hat switch on a joystick. It also works beautifully in...
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    Also to add -- I noticed that the "Standard...

    Also to add -- I noticed that the "Standard Edition" is what's available with Xbox Game Pass. The content of the "Deluxe" and "Premium Deluxe" would have to be purchased as upgrades regardless.

    I...
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    What I understand of the pricing -- so far -- is...

    What I understand of the pricing -- so far -- is that the base game is either a one-time purchase or you can get it at no additional charge if you subscribe to Xbox Game Pass. That purchase includes...
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    A design decision in Open Rails was made to...

    A design decision in Open Rails was made to specifically not depict derailments and accidents. That won't change.

    For anyone who specifically wants to crash trains in MSTS, you'll find all the...
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    I thought it was Cody's (can't remember last...

    I thought it was Cody's (can't remember last name) development of his older site; I think it was supposed to be for convenience you could use your Trainsim username to easily set up a new...
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    My two favorite ad and tracker-blockers are...

    My two favorite ad and tracker-blockers are uBlock Origin and Disconnect.

    Also, never search on Google while logged on to Google services (Gmail, Google Drive, etc.). If you're logged on, all your...
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    Even for Open Rails, I usually switch to a more...

    Even for Open Rails, I usually switch to a more "standard" aspect ratio, like 1920x1440 for a less stretched cab view. Other than that, usually 2000m view distance looks good to me. I usually use the...
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    34" ultrawide 3440x1440 -- Originally ran with a...

    34" ultrawide 3440x1440 -- Originally ran with a GTX 1080 which handled it just fine; upgraded earlier this year to an RTX 2080 Super. Way overkill for Open Rails, and MSTS will crash unless I lower...
  16. The remembering issue is what drove me to the...

    The remembering issue is what drove me to the stream deck. I have no memory for keyboard commands outside the normal Windows keyboard shortcuts that I use endlessly. Everything else kind of falls...
  17. The expensive way to add to your keyboard... :P

    While we're on the subject of input devices, I didn't want to derail the other thread. (JoyToKey is a great way to get more use from a controller!) But as somewhat of an input device junkie, it...
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    Train Store just stores away routes, not...

    Train Store just stores away routes, not locomotives and rolling stock, so you can still wind up with an MSTS folder with an impractical number of other objects.

    The PRR Eastern is best run as a...
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    It's only Microsoft's fault insofar as at the...

    It's only Microsoft's fault insofar as at the time of publishing MSTS, using (3rd party) copy protection was implemented. The real problem is that the 3rd party copy protection - SecuROM - turned out...
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    Intel and MSTS is a mixed bag. Some chipsets...

    Intel and MSTS is a mixed bag. Some chipsets down't work at all. Some work, but with odd visual artifacts on ground textures. Some work fine... or at least fine until a driver update breaks...
  21. "Monogame" is the name of the programming...

    "Monogame" is the name of the programming framework. Many games are now written on top of it. Have no fear, Open Rails will retain its name. :) It's just convenient to refer to the Monogame version...
  22. Monogame is a more modern, open source framework...

    Monogame is a more modern, open source framework that implements XNA 4, but across platforms instead of being just tied to Windows/Xbox. It will help ensure Open Rails can stay on a modern platform...
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    Installing on Windows 10 is no different from...

    Installing on Windows 10 is no different from installing on Windows 7, other than the Securom protection being blocked by Windows 10. But you can still copy all the MSTS files from both discs into...
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    I think the anti-tracking feature in Firefox 70...

    I think the anti-tracking feature in Firefox 70 and later is breaking the programming on some sites. It's messed up authentication for one of the sites I had to use for work, broke the settings...
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    Mike, I just checked the Steam4Me links to the...

    Mike, I just checked the Steam4Me links to the MSTS updates and the site for the BIN patch, and all were working in Firefox for me... But I use the ESR version (68.x) these days. The 70.x release...
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