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    Default Adding Automatic Switch Sounds in Openrails

    I was recently reading the Openrails Manual and read that automatic switch sounds can be placed on all switches for a route without the need to specify a sound region for each switch. I remember back when running the SLI Seligman Sub v2 I did hear the switch sounds and decided to see if I can replicate/add this for the MLT Niagara Corridor. I have modified the below files seen below but am not able to hear anything. Does anyone know why?

    In the routes SOUND folder, I added the below files:

    wheel switch moderate.sms
    wheel switch moderate1.wav
    wheel switch moderate2.wav
    wheel switch moderate3.wav
    wheel switch moderate4.wav
    wheel switch moderate5.wav
    wheel switch moderate6.wav
    wheel switch moderate7.wav



    On the end of the ttype.dat file I added the below three lines:


    [email protected]@@@@@@@@@JINX0t1t______

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    TrackType ( "Concrete Supported" "USATrack1In.sms" "USATrack1Ex.sms" )
    TrackType ( "Switch" "wheel switch moderate.sms" "wheel switch moderate.sms" )
    TrackType ( "Squeal Curve" "wheel switch moderate.sms" "wheel switch moderate.sms" )
    TrackType ( "Squeal Switch" "wheel switch moderate.sms" "wheel switch moderate.sms" )





    On the end of the trk file I added the below three lines:

    ORTSSwitchSMSNumber ( 10 )
    ORTSCurveSMSNumber ( 11 )
    ORTSCurveSwitchSMSNumber ( 12 )

    )

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    Quote Originally Posted by csx8851 View Post
    I was recently reading the Openrails Manual and read that automatic switch sounds can be placed on all switches for a route without the need to specify a sound region for each switch. I remember back when running the SLI Seligman Sub v2 I did hear the switch sounds and decided to see if I can replicate/add this for the MLT Niagara Corridor. I have modified the below files seen below but am not able to hear anything. Does anyone know why?

    In the routes SOUND folder, I added the below files:

    wheel switch moderate.sms
    wheel switch moderate1.wav
    wheel switch moderate2.wav
    wheel switch moderate3.wav
    wheel switch moderate4.wav
    wheel switch moderate5.wav
    wheel switch moderate6.wav
    wheel switch moderate7.wav



    On the end of the ttype.dat file I added the below three lines:


    [email protected]@@@@@@@@@JINX0t1t______

    1
    TrackType ( "Concrete Supported" "USATrack1In.sms" "USATrack1Ex.sms" )
    TrackType ( "Switch" "wheel switch moderate.sms" "wheel switch moderate.sms" )
    TrackType ( "Squeal Curve" "wheel switch moderate.sms" "wheel switch moderate.sms" )
    TrackType ( "Squeal Switch" "wheel switch moderate.sms" "wheel switch moderate.sms" )





    On the end of the trk file I added the below three lines:

    ORTSSwitchSMSNumber ( 10 )
    ORTSCurveSMSNumber ( 11 )
    ORTSCurveSwitchSMSNumber ( 12 )

    )

    Hi...

    TTYPE.DAT

    You need to update the number at the begging to reflect the accurate count of TrackType.

    Code:
    [email protected]@@@@@@@@@JINX0t1t______
    
    13
    TrackType ( "Default" 			"CPTrack0In.sms" "CPTrack0Ex.sms" )
    TrackType ( "Concrete Supported"	"USATrack1In.sms" "USATrack1Ex.sms"	)
    TrackType ( "Wood Supported" 		"USATrack2In.sms" "USATrack2Ex.sms"	)
    TrackType ( "In Tunnel" 			"USATrack3In.sms" "USATrack3Ex.sms"	)
    TrackType ( "Steel Bridge" 			"USATrack4In.sms" "USATrack4Ex.sms"	)
    TrackType ( "Girder Bridge" 		"USATrack5In.sms" "USATrack5Ex.sms"	)
    TrackType ( "Under Bridge" 			"USATrack6In.sms" "USATrack6Ex.sms"	)
    TrackType ( "Concrete Bridge" 		"USATrack7In.sms" "USATrack7Ex.sms"	)
    TrackType ( "Crossing Platform" 	"USATrack8In.sms" "USATrack8Ex.sms"	)
    TrackType ( "Wooden Bridge" 		"USATrack9In.sms" "USATrack9Ex.sms"	)
    TrackType ("Switch" "switchtrackin.sms" "switchtrackex.sms" )
    TrackType ( "Squeal Curve" "SquealIn.sms" "SquealEx.sms" )
    TrackType ( "Squeal Switch" "switchtrackin.sms" "switchtrackex.sms" )
    Regards,
    Scott

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    I changed the ttype.dat to 4 and tried adjusting the switchsms parameter to 2 but wasn’t successful. I am running the latest experimental version of openrails 1.3. I have also tried copying the wheel switch sms and wav files into the main MSTS Sound folder but no luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csx8851 View Post
    I changed the ttype.dat to 4 and tried adjusting the switchsms parameter to 2 but wasn’t successful. I am running the latest experimental version of openrails 1.3. I have also tried copying the wheel switch sms and wav files into the main MSTS Sound folder but no luck.
    Hi...

    Carlos did the work - I know the main pipe takes a while to get updates - perhaps try Monogame which is what I use - I know they work there.

    In one of the threads on the subject - Carlos was even kind enough to provide all his sound files to help get you started - I don't have that thread handy though.

    Regards,
    Scott

    Regards,
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    I must as, Scott & csx8851 - where does one get these files, from the Carlos post you speak of above?:

    wheel switch moderate.sms
    wheel switch moderate1.wav
    wheel switch moderate2.wav
    wheel switch moderate3.wav
    wheel switch moderate4.wav
    wheel switch moderate5.wav
    wheel switch moderate6.wav
    wheel switch moderate7.wav
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    The wheel switch sounds I mentioned were provided with the Streamlines BNSF Seligman sub upgrade. I am trying to incorporate these into other routes. If anyone has Carlo’s contact information, please send me a PM
    Last edited by csx8851; 02-01-2021 at 05:42 PM.

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    The only reference that I can find to the sms file is in the ssource.dat.

    The entry exists in the msts bnsf seligman2 and the orts bnsf seligman.
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    Derek

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    I followed the instructions in the OR manual section 13.3 ( which includes a link to download the sounds) and managed to get this to work in my MG installation. Surprised myself there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by niknak View Post
    I followed the instructions in the OR manual section 13.3 ( which includes a link to download the sounds) and managed to get this to work in my MG installation. Surprised myself there!
    MAN-O-MAN read the manual and got it to work....WOW...no snark or irony here -- just congrats...my first stop is always the manual and then pushing my self to try and figure out the problem ( maybe with a call on the forum if I hit a real brick wall ) Well Done.
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    Gerry you made an old ex-serviceman blush lol. I meant to add that after downloading the DemoAutoSound zip from the link on the OR manual section 13.03, I had a problem getting the sounds to work properly. I found that the curvesquealtrackex and curveswitchtrackex sms files appear to have a couple of wrong references. After correcting them the sounds produced now greatly enhance my routes.
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