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    Thanks, Slipperman! I turned down the sliders...

    Thanks, Slipperman!

    I turned down the sliders quite a bit....but that made no difference. Starting any activity leads to a meltdown.

    I have only "on-board graphics" for now.....video card went...
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    Another Cripple Creek question

    I'm running MSTS on an older Windows Vista machine, and I successfully run dozens of routes and hundreds or thousands of trainsets without problems. I have Xtracks, tsection.dat 38, NewRoads and BIN...
  3. MSTS in Win 8--was working fine but frame rate crashed

    Hi folks!

    I need help for a friend's installation. He's not on the Internet any more, but still uses MSTS. I performed all his installation and troubleshooting. His MSTS is in a simple Lenovo...
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    Warning: This is an ANCIENT solution that may no...

    Warning: This is an ANCIENT solution that may no longer work. I certainly have not tried it under Win 7 or Win 8. However, it is very easy to attempt, and I know of no risk accociated with it.

    I...
  5. Thread: Weird Message

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    Saw this some years ago, perhaps in a Cascade &...

    Saw this some years ago, perhaps in a Cascade & NW activity. Based on my off-and-on memory, seems like the message does not appear "immediately" after a grade crossing. You may get some...
  6. Thread: new onr route

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    I seem to remember downloading these from Paul...

    I seem to remember downloading these from Paul Fowler's GM&O site years ago as freeware.....they are grain cars....3 bay ribside covered hoppers.

    My personal photo collection shows a car in the...
  7. Vince: Thanks for the critique. I didn't say...

    Vince:

    Thanks for the critique. I didn't say it would be a GOOD activity.....just musing about whether it was possible.

    As for your first comment, though, I think I CAN throw the switch because...
  8. Flying switch activity possible, or fantasy??

    I was fantasizing about an activity that included a flying switch maneuver--car behind loco is uncoupled while in motion, loco pulls forward, the switch between them is thrown, and car proceeds to...
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    BigBoy10 is wrong about this group. It IS a group...

    BigBoy10 is wrong about this group. It IS a group with a lot of friendly folks who will offer all manner of good (and occasionally well-intentioned but less-good) advice. I've been the recipient of...
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    Yes, the BB is a little long, by about .1m on the...

    Yes, the BB is a little long, by about .1m on the left and .25m on the right (but I don't know which of those is "forward" on the shape file.

    WHY is it bothering you? Does the caboose refuse to...
  11. Thread: Horns in msts

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    Do you get the low pitch in both the ENG and CAB...

    Do you get the low pitch in both the ENG and CAB versions? Or is it normal in one SMS and low in the other? If so, then the low-pitch horn may be a stereo WAV file when it should be a MONO file. Use...
  12. Hi, guys, and again--thanks for the inputs. Keep...

    Hi, guys, and again--thanks for the inputs. Keep them coming.

    I wanted to tweak a few things before I resorted to a full re-install. After all, I had done a complete new install from disk, and I...
  13. Thanks, guys, for the suggestions. I was HOPING...

    Thanks, guys, for the suggestions. I was HOPING that someone had seen this weird error before and had an easier fix.

    Guess I'll start over and be literal.

    Part of the reason I wanted a...
  14. Need help diagnosing a problem with MSTS in Windows 8

    I'm trying to get MSTS running on a Windows 8 machine belonging to a friend. (He WAS running MSTS quite successfully on an XP machine that cratered on him.....Office Depot sold him a Lenovo with Win...
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    In my estimation, this is not an error that...

    In my estimation, this is not an error that results from a registry problem or from a bad installation. (Although......have you read the excellent tutorial on installing MSTS into Windows 7, and...
  16. Problem installing sp_gp38_2_pack_80s.zip

    Have any of you successfully installed sp_gp38_2_pack.zip, uploaded here about a week ago?

    The zip does not contain the primary shape files, but the readme instructs the user to get that file from...
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    Here's where to change the brake position at...

    Here's where to change the brake position at activity startup:

    Open the ENG file
    Find the Engine Controllers section (quite near the end of most ENG files)
    Find the controllers Brake_Engine and...
  18. I know it's a bit of an old thread, but I finally...

    I know it's a bit of an old thread, but I finally got my answer.

    I now realize this more properly belongs in ENGINE design, not CAB design. Moderator, feel free to move thread.

    The answer IS in...
  19. Thanks for the comment. I, too, felt that the...

    Thanks for the comment. I, too, felt that the answer lay in the controllers. But that's an area that I know little about. And I've read what I thought to be the relevant areas of the classic Engine...
  20. Changing the speed at which keyboard affects cab controls

    I'm not a cab designer. At best, I'm a repainter and a file tweaker.

    I've noticed (for years) that on the controls of some locomotives, the keyboard seems quite sluggish in its move to fully...
  21. Thanks, all. Obviously, I'm not a route...

    Thanks, all.

    Obviously, I'm not a route builder, and honestly, I'll leave that to you masters, and to Steve Dunham, who did a really masterful job on the Blue Comet route.

    I had not realized...
  22. Electric locos appear in Con Builder but not in MSTS Simulator

    My apologies if this has been covered before, but I searched and found little of relevance, and didn't see a recent thread that was closely related.

    Normally I play the game in Explore mode, and...
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    Perhaps there is a need for a set of tutorials in...

    Perhaps there is a need for a set of tutorials in Route installation, Rolling stock installation, etc. But I'm not sure I want to suggest building tutorials for someone else's payware product.
    ...
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    I echo ForestHillsRob. Whenever something goes...

    I echo ForestHillsRob. Whenever something goes wrong with MSTS, it is quite often tied to whatever you installed last ot whatever you changed last.

    I've been running MSTS for almost a decade, and...
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    JoeB: Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your...

    JoeB:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your response was "dead on."

    Thought I had searched all of the C: drive, but missed that one somehow.

    I've now MOVED the files in question to where...
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