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  1. Geoff, a long time ago, I saw a blog post by one...

    Geoff, a long time ago, I saw a blog post by one of the ACES studio MSTS2 developers that was posted just weeks before Microsoft pulled the plug. I wish I could find it again, but so far I haven't...
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    Anything Nvidia. Doesn't matter if it's new or...

    Anything Nvidia. Doesn't matter if it's new or old, just as long as it has driver support under Windows 10 if it's an old card.

    For laptops under Windows 10, Nvidia's driver should let you...
  3. I've been looking at the various reports from the...

    I've been looking at the various reports from the MSFS event, and from what the developers have said, it seems they're aware of how deeply invested some FSX simmers are with addon aircraft, and that...
  4. I've been watching the new MSFS announcements...

    I've been watching the new MSFS announcements with a lot of interest. Even signed up for the public beta testing, so we'll see if anything comes of that. (Though just signing up comes with an NDA, so...
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    Probably one of the best-kept secrets of Open...

    Probably one of the best-kept secrets of Open Rails is that it's had rudimentary RailDriver support from it's earliest beginnings. If you have OR at all on your computer, it should work if you...
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    Yes, RailDriver is compatible with Open Rails,...

    Yes, RailDriver is compatible with Open Rails, although there are some things you should know about it. First, the "Official" release and "Experimental" versions of Open Rails have basic support for...
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    The malware problem is coming from sharemods and...

    The malware problem is coming from sharemods and modsbase - the places that a lot of modders use for hosting their downloads. They get a little bit of coin for each download from ad revenue sharing....
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    A proper "in-place" upgrade, like a Service Pack...

    A proper "in-place" upgrade, like a Service Pack or Feature Update shouldn't affect any installed applications. The Registry is preserved and only the contents of the Windows folder is changed. And...
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    I have that Mack and I love it. I run one set up...

    I have that Mack and I love it. I run one set up with the Detroit Diesel engine. Lots of fun to drive, if you don't mind taking your time getting anywhere. That mod is actually really good at...
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    There was a posting to ET's Facebook page about a...

    There was a posting to ET's Facebook page about a day prior about some SQL errors, and a note from the person supporting the site that there was going to be some work on the host infrastructure to...
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    The Iveco in the post above is an absolute...

    The Iveco in the post above is an absolute must-have. Extremely well-done.

    The last time I ran the Mercedes mentioned, I had to make sure that "Advanced Coupling" was turned off, or it wouldn't...
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    There have been more RailDriver improvements...

    There have been more RailDriver improvements since that thread -- things just keep getting better!

    As always, perpetualKid's RailDriver development is based on the Monogame builds of OR....
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    No, there's no official weather-related...

    No, there's no official weather-related physics/handling changes. The only thing built into the game is wet road and dirt road handling, which do change with the conditions, and those are modified by...
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    I should have said Surfliner painted F59PHIs......

    I should have said Surfliner painted F59PHIs... :)

    And nowadays, There's probably all kinds of Amtrak power running on that line by now. And the Cascades train runs on that line, too.

    I think...
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    The 3D Trains sets are still the most...

    The 3D Trains sets are still the most accurate/detailed versions of dedicated Surfliner equipment for Amtrak. Surfliner bi-level cars are different from Amtrak's regular Superliner cars. That being...
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    Vern, there's a known bug with starting on hills...

    Vern, there's a known bug with starting on hills sometimes. Apparently it doesn't happen all the time, but it's a pain when it does. Sometimes setting the parking brake, revving up, then releasing...
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    Perpetualkid's modified version is based on the...

    Perpetualkid's modified version is based on the Monogame build of OR -- which may not work under Windows XP. :(

    The default RailDriver implementation in Open Rails is has laggy/rubber-band-like...
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    To be honest, SCS's prices on their expansions...

    To be honest, SCS's prices on their expansions always seem remarkably low for what you get. And then Steam often puts things on sale, or does "complete your bundle" pricing which knocks some off the...
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    No problem! According to everything I've ever...

    No problem!

    According to everything I've ever seen from SCS, getting licensing for trucks and trailers is very difficult. The manufacturers are desperately concerned about image and liability, so...
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    For American cab-over "flat-front" trucks, there...

    For American cab-over "flat-front" trucks, there are some very good ones in the Steam Workshop. Most recent is the Kenworth K100-E, an International 9800, and a Freightliner FLB. They're all classic...
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    Another ETS2 and ATS player here... Enough that...

    Another ETS2 and ATS player here... Enough that when I got into playing both about three years ago, I hunted up a good used force-feedback wheel and pedals control setup to make it more realistic. A...
  22. Thread: Old CGW route?

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    Very gracious of you, Mike. Because of the...

    Very gracious of you, Mike.

    Because of the ScaleRail component and its various versions, that sometimes cause confusion, the simplest solution for anyone wanting to run the route today would be to...
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    You can also simply copy the files from each CD...

    You can also simply copy the files from each CD into just one folder. There are a couple of minor files that are duplicates which can be overwritten by each other (They have no effect on the...
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    I don't think the "Old-Games" subscription site...

    I don't think the "Old-Games" subscription site mentioned above is legitimate. I'd recommend against it.

    You can generally find used or old-stock copies of MSTS on Ebay and Amazon inexpensively....
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    It's mostly the modern graphics cards that are...

    It's mostly the modern graphics cards that are consuming power -- which makes sense, really, since they're "computers" all to themselves with massively parallel CPUs.

    I run a 650W power supply in...
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