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    The only hitch with the offline file is that it's a self-extracting archive, which will expand all its contents -- .cab files and installer .dll's -- loose into whatever folder you happen to have it in. So if you double-click it on the desktop, it will dump all the extracted files loose on the desktop and make a mess.

    Put it in a folder and double-click it to keep everything neatly contained. Then find the actual installer (DXSETUP.exe) in the files it extracted and run that. It will copy all the extracted files to where Windows needs them. A little cumbersome, but it works.


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    A little clarification on (ultra)wide and or high-resolution screens and graphics...

    More and more laptops and desktops are coming equipped with high-resolution screens, many of which are also "ultrawide" aspect ratios beyond 16:9. When you start up MSTS with your graphics set to your monitor's native "recommended" resolution, MSTS will immediately crash back to the desktop. This isn't just a Win10 problem -- it's another case of technology marching on far beyond anything MSTS was programmed to handle.

    MSTS will crash if the desktop resolution in Windows is set above 1600 x 1200 when BIN is installed. Even less with plain-vanilla MSTS.

    If you've upgraded to a new high-resolution monitor or a new laptop, try setting your desktop resolution in Windows to something less than 1600 x 1200 and then try launching MSTS. This may be all it takes to get it working again on a new or upgraded system. You can play with the Windows desktop display settings to find what works for you as far as resolution and aspect ratio. Unfortunately, you'll have to do this anytime you want to run MSTS.

    Windows 10, at least, generally remembers the locations of all your desktop icons when it switches resolutions. Older versions often don't -- so the annoyance factor may vary.


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    In addition to Eric's post: running MSTS windowed (-vm:w) or using the compatibility setting "Run in 640x480 screen resolution" works too. The compatibility setting only applies to the in-game menu, the game will still switch to the configured resolution when loading a route.

    Running in 1600x1200 on a 16:10 monitor works particularly well with GPU scaling to maintain the 3:4 aspect ratio.

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    The compatibility mode setting may work for some situations, however when I changed to a 3440 x 1440 monitor it didn't.

    At some point MSTS seems to fall apart with high pixel counts. This problem might also show up with 4K monitors which might have more normal aspect ratios, but extremely high native resolutions. Running windowed forces MSTS to a specific resolution so it should continue to work fine, although the view might seem small on high-dpi monitors -- that's why keeping full-screen working is handy, and why fixes to make the RE run in larger window sizes are important.


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    Quote Originally Posted by EricF View Post
    MSTS will crash if the desktop resolution in Windows is set above 1600 x 1200 when BIN is installed. Even less with plain-vanilla MSTS.

    If you've upgraded to a new high-resolution monitor or a new laptop, try setting your desktop resolution in Windows to something less than 1600 x 1200 and then try launching MSTS. This may be all it takes to get it working again on a new or upgraded system. You can play with the Windows desktop display settings to find what works for you as far as resolution and aspect ratio. Unfortunately, you'll have to do this anytime you want to run MSTS.
    Also, for those with Intel graphics (and I'm sure something similar for Nvidia), one can configure it to switch resolutions automatically when a program (for example: train.exe) runs.

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