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    Default Installing3D Trainstuff .con routes on Open Rails?

    Have several 3D Trainstuff.com routes on CD. How do you install them to run on Open Rails? Operating Win 10 platform. Thanks

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    It's quite likely that the installers for those are 16-bit, in which case your only option is to use the Windows Virtual Machine to "install" the files into the virtual system, then copy what was created into your actual local drive.

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    There's a better way to install most 16-bit programs on modern systems.

    These are replacement installer exe files: http://toastytech.com/files/setup.html

    To use these installers, place the new executable in the same directory as the old installer.

    If you're installing from CDs, copy the directory with the setup.exe in it somewhere on your system, and then place the 32bit installer there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD40-2 View Post
    There's a better way to install most 16-bit programs on modern systems.

    These are replacement installer exe files: http://toastytech.com/files/setup.html

    To use these installers, place the new executable in the same directory as the old installer.

    If you're installing from CDs, copy the directory with the setup.exe in it somewhere on your system, and then place the 32bit installer there.
    Those are designed only for projects that used Installshield installers. I don't think many MSTS-related routes did, even the commercial ones.

    If you have a backup of your old MSTS installation with the routes in it, just restore the backup to someplace on your present disk, then point ORTS at it. The route will show up.

    Another possibility: if the route was packaged using WinZip or Clickteam, you can probably open the .exe file with 7-zip and copy everything to a folder, then merge the results into your MSTS/ORTS file structure.

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