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    Default Run8 Tutorial Series on RTS

    In the past 24 hours I started a tutorial series of live streams focusing on how to set up a system in Run8. This will include industries, trains, spawn points, and other factors. I will try my best to keep the titles meaningful but this is basically myself setting up the system from scratch and running it.

    I recenty brought the RTS server down for the summer as I focused on better internal systems for RTS. I thought this would be a great opportunity to answer questions. If you come across a video or live stream and have a question let me know. If there is a topic you want covered let me know and I'll do my best to address it.

    The videos are a bit long but can be fast forwarded. Everthing is on a schedule so I should go through all aspects of setup and operations.

    Thanks

    Sean

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    Your R8 tutorials on YT look interesting Sean and possibly helpful to me. But they all seem to be done in darkness (the ones with the blue txt).

    Mike.
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    Yeah I usually to the most recent stuff in the dark as it makes seeing the industry tags better. Some times I'm also inside the 24 hour clock and it might be night.

    Stay tuned I should be starting sessions again this weekend though not really tutorials. If there is something you're looking for let me know.

    Thanks

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    Understood Sean, i was only looking for any help in general. To make the most of the game, thanks.

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    Thanks Sean good work
    Work Safe play hard

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    You're welcome guys, glad you enjoy it.

    I started my 24 hour clock this evening and I'm still in the process of adding more fake industries in. This gives a significant advantage to traffic headed to the humps as it prevents them from filling up quickly as well as more loads and empties based on the location of origin.

    Scott helped me in some data entry as well I've gone ahead and added as much as I can. I'll make save files, industry files, and other supporting stuff once everything is complete which should be soon. For now I'm running an experiment to see if I can handle Waycross by myself in single player.

    Escape valve industries are another tool I'll get to eventually (I already have one in Jacksonville). Again all of it is to push Run8 to the limit and make it as real as it gets from an operations standpoint as much as possible.

    Just saved at 02:30 on the first day of the latest experiment heading my 1st train to Waycross from Callahan Sub.

    Thanks

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    All double dutch to me Sean, but well done buddy.

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    Sean, is it possible to set up AI to auto collect the sorted cars from the bowl. After they have been sorted.

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    They don't have AI switching but you can build a train and AI it out which is something I did quite a bit. You can also AI power from one end of the yard to the other. Unfortunately when it comes to trimming the bowl (taking the sorts and building trains) it still takes some human work or teamwork to get the job done.

    I tried it once and was actually in the middle of trying it again, but kind of got tired of it to be honest once I was away from the PC for other reasons not related. Usually it takes me to get back into it again before I catch the bug again, but I found somehting else that caught my attention and I haven't been back.

    I don't expect Run8 to suddenly have this option as just having an AI dispatcher was beyond my expectations and got me back into Run8. But for the time being I've lost the interest. The railrdriver is still plugged in just like last time and it's still on my hard drive. What I think Run8 needs is a bit more of these new regions. Not sure what they're up to at the moment and I know eventually Florida is expanding (which might get me back into it again). But for now I'll wait until 2023 and try something else. Run8 was worth every penny multiple times over, and I would recommend it to anyone without hesitation.

    Thanks

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    Ok Sean thanks very much. Good informative post buddy.

    I will stick to main line running then, not a problem.

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