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    MSTS must haves

    There's been some major improvements on msts since it was released in 2001. Here's a list of the top three (in my opinion anyways) that are needed,

    There are two on this page from Microsoft.
    Main page in case there's somethin else you might want

    http://cgi.ebay.com/MICROSOFT-TRAIN-...item2555b7c536

    This update makes the SD40 drivable and adds a few rollin stock to the game

    http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...ent_update.exe

    This is an update to the game exe. itself. This is an importrant update

    http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...rainupdate.exe


    This one's important also. The MSTS Bin Update is a 3rd party update developed for MSTS. It has enabled many new features, previously unavailable in Train Simulator. BUT you MUST have the updated exe from ms (posted above) installed to use this one.

    http://mstsbin.uktrainsim.com/eng/eng.html

    Click on the download button on the left
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    OK Gramps do I have to buy the new upgraded version of MSTS to use the downloads or can I use my old version and just let it update? Looks I'm gonna start sooner than I thought-your fault by the way! LOL
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    LOL, I'll take the blame on this one.

    Nope, just have msts installed, download the updates from MS and install them.

    Then download BIN, and run the installer on it. On bin, just do the basic install, uncheck the sound update an whatever else is there (been awhile an I can't remember what all it has) an your ready to go.

    Just remember, ya gotta have the updated exe from MS installed before you can install BIN
    Fireman's prayer

    Give me the strength to save a life,Whatever be its age
    Help me to embrace a little child, Before it is too late
    Or save an older person from The horror of that fate
    Enable me to be alert and Hear the weakest shout
    And quickly and efficiently To put the fire out
    I want to fill my calling and To give the best in me
    To guard my every neighbor And protect their property
    And if according to your will I have to lose my life
    Please bless with your protecting hand My children and my wife.

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    On second thought, you might try the other options on BIN an see which one works best on your pc. You can always unstall it an start over.

    That was what worked best on mine, yours ciould be diffrent.
    Fireman's prayer

    Give me the strength to save a life,Whatever be its age
    Help me to embrace a little child, Before it is too late
    Or save an older person from The horror of that fate
    Enable me to be alert and Hear the weakest shout
    And quickly and efficiently To put the fire out
    I want to fill my calling and To give the best in me
    To guard my every neighbor And protect their property
    And if according to your will I have to lose my life
    Please bless with your protecting hand My children and my wife.

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    Thank you sir, I will start this week
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    Quote Originally Posted by txnetcop View Post
    Thank you sir, I will start this week
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    Yeah, reckon I'm a bad influence :icon_twi: :icon_twi:
    Fireman's prayer

    Give me the strength to save a life,Whatever be its age
    Help me to embrace a little child, Before it is too late
    Or save an older person from The horror of that fate
    Enable me to be alert and Hear the weakest shout
    And quickly and efficiently To put the fire out
    I want to fill my calling and To give the best in me
    To guard my every neighbor And protect their property
    And if according to your will I have to lose my life
    Please bless with your protecting hand My children and my wife.

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    I remember buying this one ages ago but did not like in then.

    Downloading the above and will try to find the disks and give it a go again. I know I keep them, just have to locate them again.

    Cheers

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    Thanks Gramps for posting this.

    Going to get MSTS running on the Laptop. Looking forward to those updates.

    Where do you recommend going for good addons? I was going to see what all SimMarket has. Also, is there any more freeware sites around for good Addon downloads?



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    Fireman's prayer

    Give me the strength to save a life,Whatever be its age
    Help me to embrace a little child, Before it is too late
    Or save an older person from The horror of that fate
    Enable me to be alert and Hear the weakest shout
    And quickly and efficiently To put the fire out
    I want to fill my calling and To give the best in me
    To guard my every neighbor And protect their property
    And if according to your will I have to lose my life
    Please bless with your protecting hand My children and my wife.

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    Thanks!!

    Thanks for the links too!!
    Fireman's prayer

    Give me the strength to save a life,Whatever be its age
    Help me to embrace a little child, Before it is too late
    Or save an older person from The horror of that fate
    Enable me to be alert and Hear the weakest shout
    And quickly and efficiently To put the fire out
    I want to fill my calling and To give the best in me
    To guard my every neighbor And protect their property
    And if according to your will I have to lose my life
    Please bless with your protecting hand My children and my wife.

    Author unknown

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    hey A whered ya get that evil lookin avatar...thats cool:salute:

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    Hey D,

    Can't really remember..................................... think somebody sent it to me
    Fireman's prayer

    Give me the strength to save a life,Whatever be its age
    Help me to embrace a little child, Before it is too late
    Or save an older person from The horror of that fate
    Enable me to be alert and Hear the weakest shout
    And quickly and efficiently To put the fire out
    I want to fill my calling and To give the best in me
    To guard my every neighbor And protect their property
    And if according to your will I have to lose my life
    Please bless with your protecting hand My children and my wife.

    Author unknown

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    Thanks Gramps and RobH for the links.

    :ernae:


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    Here's something that should be added in too Gramps, its XTracks. A lot of routes call for this file, its an auto installer.

    http://www.trainsim.com/file.php?cm=...me=XTRACKS.ZIP

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    Hey Eddie thanks for the tracks download! Nice!
    Ted
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    You'll need "newroads" for alot of routes also.

    You can find it at trainsim

    http://www.trainsim.com/file.php?cm=...e=NEWROADS.ZIP
    Fireman's prayer

    Give me the strength to save a life,Whatever be its age
    Help me to embrace a little child, Before it is too late
    Or save an older person from The horror of that fate
    Enable me to be alert and Hear the weakest shout
    And quickly and efficiently To put the fire out
    I want to fill my calling and To give the best in me
    To guard my every neighbor And protect their property
    And if according to your will I have to lose my life
    Please bless with your protecting hand My children and my wife.

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    Glad you remembered that G, I forgot about that one!

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    Having had my copy of TS for 5 years with it still being unused, I decided to install it yesterday and found the discs. I then went looking for the essential extras as listed pretty much here, but the best guide I found was this tutorial on installing TS -
    http://msts.steam4me.net/tutorials/i...g_msts_xp.html

    This is another useful hint -
    http://msts.steam4me.net/tutorials/xtra_mem.html

    I would never have found these without Gramps' other thread here, so thank you muchly for both these "newbie" threads,
    Ro

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    You're welcome. :ernae:

    Steam4me is a great site, with tuts on just about everythin msts related.
    Fireman's prayer

    Give me the strength to save a life,Whatever be its age
    Help me to embrace a little child, Before it is too late
    Or save an older person from The horror of that fate
    Enable me to be alert and Hear the weakest shout
    And quickly and efficiently To put the fire out
    I want to fill my calling and To give the best in me
    To guard my every neighbor And protect their property
    And if according to your will I have to lose my life
    Please bless with your protecting hand My children and my wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramps View Post
    There's been some major improvements on msts since it was released in 2001. Here's a list of the top three (in my opinion anyways) that are needed,

    There are two on this page from Microsoft.
    Main page in case there's somethin else you might want

    http://cgi.ebay.com/MICROSOFT-TRAIN-...item2555b7c536

    This update makes the SD40 drivable and adds a few rollin stock to the game

    http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...ent_update.exe

    This is an update to the game exe. itself. This is an importrant update

    http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...rainupdate.exe


    This one's important also. The MSTS Bin Update is a 3rd party update developed for MSTS. It has enabled many new features, previously unavailable in Train Simulator. BUT you MUST have the updated exe from ms (posted above) installed to use this one.

    http://mstsbin.uktrainsim.com/eng/eng.html

    Click on the download button on the left
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    Alright! Picked up an unopened copy of TrainSim in a thrift shop this morning walking from the hotel to the office. WooHoo.

    My question is: I see Europe, Japan and USA .cab's on the install CD. Can I omit Europe and Japan in the install process? I won't be able to install it until I get home for the weekend, shucks.

    Also, I'm only really interested in the Union Pacific line. I have downloaded a ton of files this afternoon (a confusing process. Mucho more so than FS2004 which I'm used to) and want to install them as well. Big Boy is my "baby", lol, but I also have some diesel engines going in as well. Are there sceneries similar to FS2004 by which I can build UP1946 or UP2011 etc.?

    Thanks!
    Matt

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    Sometimes it pays to plan ahead. Last night I went to Train-Sim.com to download Hugh Reilly's series of Big boy files only to find out they were MIA. Many years ago while looking for a copy of Train Simulator, I downloaded these files and lo and behold I just received an email from the wife saying they were indeed still in my backup archives! Can't wait to get home tonight!!!
    Matt

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