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    Default Run8 V3 Roseville Sub ( Donner Pass )

    Well it has arrived a trip can be had over Donner Pass on the SP-UP Roseville Sub from Roseville to Reno/Sparks. Modelled towards the end of the SP era into the UP era this challenging route will test you on the hill and give you plenty of industries to serve with the locals out of Roseville and Sparks.

    http://www.run8studios.com/roseville.shtml


    Run on over and check it out
    Work Safe play hard

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    Interesting! This certainly slipped under the radar. I'm guessing at present this will be standalone, i.e. not linked to the existing SoCal network. Time to talk nicely to the wife, I guess...
    Vern.

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    Just flew over start to end and it is stunning. Ambient sounds include traffic and city sounds in addition to industry sounds, birds, and crickets. The Busy Roseville SS1 world is full of trains traversing the route. It is a standalone region, NorthernCA.

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    Glad to hear it's looking good. One quick question Brad, how are the terrain textures looking? Any improvement over what we have in current SoCal. I'm thinking particularly of the mountain section over the pass, the images I can see on the Run 8 website don't really show how they have captured the greener and more rugged Sierra Nevada look. Likewise trees - any advance on the 2D trees we have come to know and, um, tolerate on the other routes?
    Vern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernWarrior View Post
    Any improvement over what we have in current SoCal. I'm thinking particularly of the mountain section over the pass, the images I can see on the Run 8 website don't really show how they have captured the greener and more rugged Sierra Nevada look. Likewise trees - any advance on the 2D trees we have come to know and, um, tolerate on the other routes?
    Having been through there many times on the train and I-80, the look & feel is spot on. Ground textures are rocky & rugged where they are suppose to be, there is rushing water ambience near rivers, tunnels & snowsheds are very detailed, and the views of Donner Lake & the river valley are great. Modeling of urban areas around Reno & Roseville are excellent, and Roseville at night sparkles. There is a great assortment of new vegetation including pine, spruce & fir. It all looks good from the cab of the train. There is no way around 2d modeling of vegetation and distant urban structures--It's simply not possible while maintaining the smoothness of the simulator, especially with the weather enhancement.

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    Just bought and installed and my initial impression is yes!.....such a good job and a nice change from the Southern Californian environment.

    Well done, R8 lads.
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    Oh, how I want to continue the Run8 tradition, as, I've just got to have it. Sadly, unable to purchase RV for the moment, as, discovered card she no work. Also discovered no work at brick & mortars as well. Upon further investigations, finally learned someone(s) had hacked into my credit union central nerve center during last month or so. Long story short, Cards deactivated, taken away altogether. new to arrive 5/7 business days upwards of 6/8 weeks. I grow hungry as well. With Sean & his ever growing Streams had me trying my hand at Run8 once again. Sadly, I'm discovering, I'm just unable to read any of the text on the DS panels, esp. the GA/FL panels, In the playing world, unable to see signals, markers, various features, many, when just too late to remain in proper train control. I still must have RV & future releases, even though the cobwebs look to be growing ever increasingly. Ah hell. won't be able to see them anyways. I fully support Run8, pretty much all the RR sims / games, for I like the thought, perhaps those younger, learn / get something out of them, maybe help keep out of other troubles along the way. Instill a lifelong love of something worthwhile, tangible, RR, games/sims. pc repair, software dev, artwork, hell even a model layout stashed away in the basement at some point in life to help bring those creative juices out from time to time. What shall we name my next novel?.

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    I have a telescope I'm not using any more if that would help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurvivorSean View Post
    I have a telescope I'm not using any more if that would help?
    Thank You Sean, don't believe will hurt.
    I already wear my normal glasses, along with prescribed readers over them, while holding a spyglass up to the screen, course have just about everything enlarged on the 43" screen. Which is troublesome at times for I become disoriented moving about the screen. My O'l memory banks seem to be slipping gears more & more by the day. Dr. Sean, is there anything you can prescribe for the O'l Noggin-Drill?.

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    Dammit Scott I'm a foamer not a doctor!

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