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    If you are building your own system, I found this...

    If you are building your own system, I found this site useful

    https://pcpartpicker.com/

    You need to register to take full advantage of it. Then you can put together and save various combos and...
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    DVD drive might be useful if you want to load...

    DVD drive might be useful if you want to load older software, like MSTS for instance. They are pretty cheap these days.
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    Hard disks are getting really cheap. NewEgg has...

    Hard disks are getting really cheap. NewEgg has 4Terabyte drives for $100 and less.

    Jon
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    Ugh watchdog timers. Back when I was working for...

    Ugh watchdog timers. Back when I was working for a living in process control we had a cement plant customer whose control system had the annoying habit of freezing and dumping cement all over the...
  5. Thread: Ship simulators

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    A quick try of the Ship Simulator demo version....

    A quick try of the Ship Simulator demo version. Not impressed. Seems impossible to operate the port and starboard thrusters at the same setting so the boat goes off half cocked. Pushing up arrow...
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    Lately I have been running the Surfliner 2.3...

    Lately I have been running the Surfliner 2.3 route with its superb SoCal scenery. Here are a few shots from the front of the train.
    Just north of the San Diego area
    81802

    Near Sorrento Valley
    ...
  7. Thread: Activity Editor

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    Yes autopilot can be misleading as it "cheats" it...

    Yes autopilot can be misleading as it "cheats" it can use nonexistent power settings e.g. notch 2 1/2. I use it mostly for long boring stretches of track. It gives you the ideal so that if you are...
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    To me the granddaddy of all simulations was...

    To me the granddaddy of all simulations was Flight Simulator. I remember running it on my original Jameco 8088 "IBM compatible PC" with 512K of memory (after all Bill Gates said 640K was all we would...
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    I have the opposite view. OR is superior to the...

    I have the opposite view. OR is superior to the old MSTS in every respect except maybe the lack of organic editing tools. But then there are adequate 3rd party tools such as TSRE.

    Especially the...
  10. Thread: Ship simulators

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    Ship simulators

    Has anyone tried a ship simulator? I see ShipSim.com has 2 - the Ship Simulator Extreme Edition seems to be the latest.
    Since it runs under windows 7 I assume it should run on W10.

    I see it has a...
  11. I second Q-317's comment. After seeing all the...

    I second Q-317's comment. After seeing all the whining on social media about Steam I don't want anything to do with it. I'm fine with ORTS + numerous free routes and trainsets + payware that is not...
  12. Doug, all of the trainsets listed in your...

    Doug, all of the trainsets listed in your original post were provided with the PRR East V2 Beta installation.

    Are you sure you have that installation from April 2019, and not the older version...
  13. Ged, I don't recall creating a .trk file, it came...

    Ged, I don't recall creating a .trk file, it came with the install AFAIK. Looks like the only difference with the base version is that they added the line: ORTSUserPreferenceForestClearDistance (...
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    You can also save the change to the activity...

    You can also save the change to the activity settings using the "save activity" button at the bottom right. Useful if you want to make other changes to activities without exiting and re-entering TSRE.
  15. "Not same route" error with latest OR version

    I recently decided to try out the Monogame version of OR so I downloaded the latest New Year MG version.

    Everything worked fine until I tried selecting one of the Surfliner activities to run. When...
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    PRREast V2 new activities

    I recently uploaded some PRR, SEPTA and Amtrak activities for PRR East V2 Beta. thy may be found under the filename jd_prreast2_act_v1.zip.

    One of the people that uploaded this pack found a couple...
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    Is this a search on your computer for a folder or...

    Is this a search on your computer for a folder or file, or is it a search in the trainsim.com file library? What are you searching for? You need to be more specific.
  18. Thread: Activity Editor

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    I hear you. Especially when you have a longish...

    I hear you. Especially when you have a longish activity and are getting near the end, you have to run through all the bits you already tested to get to the part you want to test.

    At least ORTS has...
  19. What is this file, a piece of rolling stock?...

    What is this file, a piece of rolling stock? Perhaps you might be better trying to search by text rather than by name.

    I searched for "kis*.zip" and this is the only thing that came up:
    ...
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    You might need to set Firefox as your default...

    You might need to set Firefox as your default browser. That should be an option in the Firefox settings, or in your Chromebook settings (I'm not familiar with Chromebook so I don't know where that is...
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    Do the stations open up in Shape File Manager OK?...

    Do the stations open up in Shape File Manager OK?

    Also I suppose it might not be the stations themselves but something else on the tile that is getting loaded when you navigate to that location.
    ...
  22. 81715 A Pennsylvania Railroad MP54 MU train...

    81715

    A Pennsylvania Railroad MP54 MU train from Paoli on its way to Philadelphia Suburban Station makes its stop at the classic Strafford station on the Main Line. From PRR East V2 Beta and an...
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    It varies. Unfortunately most do not have as nice...

    It varies. Unfortunately most do not have as nice a system as BNSF does.

    Norfolk Southern uses a 3 character alphanumeric designation usually 3numbers or 2 numbers and a letter.
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    Given that it has been so long since a stable...

    Given that it has been so long since a stable release, is there any consensus as to which is the most stable of the weekly releases? Seems like it would be something of a moving target to just accept...
  25. Thread: The Cambria line

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    Yeah, yeah, well like Mike says, nothing wrong...

    Yeah, yeah, well like Mike says, nothing wrong with tourists as long as they spend their money then leave.

    I suspect the Ffestiniog wouldn't be around very long if they had to depend on local...
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