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Title: Older dutch routes
Post by: bevaart on Monday 06 July, 2015, 19:14:20
Hi,
I need some help!
What do I need for the routes offered under MSTS.
Will they run on windows 8.1 or do I need a different Windows program?
I still have MSTS 20001 disk, also have a Raildriver. Perhaps a later version of MSTS?
Appreciate any answers.
Anthony, Canada.
Title: Re: Older dutch routes
Post by: rjz222 on Monday 06 July, 2015, 21:02:25
Hi Anthony,

MSTS still runs in Windows 8.1, but under some conditions. Main condition is that the PC or laptop runs with Nvidia Graphics or a advanced Intel-graphics (as far as I know 4400 or higher). The complete guide to installing MSTS on Windows 8.1 can be found here (http://msts.steam4me.net/tutorials/installing_msts.html).

Another option is installing MSTS (that will work on every Windows 8.1 PC) and use
OpenRails (http://openrails.org/) to run the routes. OpenRails runs MSTS routes and stock in a new engine and is more Windows 8.1 compatible. Routes made for MSTS certainly do not work on TS2015, these sims might have a similar name, but are not related to eachother, in contrast to OpenRails and MSTS.

At last, most routes require Xtracks and NewRoad, both can be found in our downloads section, and a lot of stock needs MSTSbin (also to be found in our download section) to run properly. (This last one is not required to be installed if you use Open Rails, only for MSTS itself.)

Regards,
Robert
Title: Re: Older dutch routes
Post by: bevaart on Wednesday 08 July, 2015, 02:26:04
Thanks Robert for your answer.
A little more info about my case, I have a Mac and have to load Windows in yet.
Open Rail looked OK, until I read that MSTS crashes on a Radeon card on Windows 8.1, which is what I have in my Mac,
need a G Force.
I am trying now to get a Windows XP installed on it, MSTS always ran fine on that program.
Also my RD worked great in the past.
I am assuming that the Dutch routes still work OK on XP.
Thanks again, if you have a different idea I would love to hear about them.
Anthony.
Title: Re: Older dutch routes
Post by: rjz222 on Wednesday 08 July, 2015, 09:26:02
Hi Anthony,

OpenRails is not dependent on the video card brand, in contrary to the MSTS core on Windows 8.1, so that wouldn't have to be a problem for OpenRails because the MSTS installer will run on a Radeon card in Windows 8.1.

To run MSTS in Windows XP is off course a safe choice, MSTS will run in Windows XP without any problem and is not vulnerable for Graphics (driver) issues in this old Operating System.

The Dutch routes for MSTS (some of them are not that old, there even are some routes to be released yet) will run without any problem in XP, only remark is that it could come in safe to install a 64-bit installation, because some routes nowadays ask the ultimate of the MSTS engine.

Regards,
Robert
Title: Re: Older dutch routes
Post by: bevaart on Thursday 09 July, 2015, 02:36:04
Hi Robert,
If I understand it right, XP is OK but with the 64 bit version, or………….

If I load in Windows 8.1, use MSTS with Open Rails, I will be fine too.
Only one question remains for me (hope you don't mind), which MSTS?
I still have MSTS 2001 in good shape, will this be good enough?

The best thing I ever did was join this site.
Thanks again, your help greatly appreciated.

Anthony.
Title: Re: Older dutch routes
Post by: jor[D]1 on Thursday 09 July, 2015, 10:59:57
There is just one MSTS, which is the one from 2001.  ;)

Openrails works on newer systems, it just uses the content (routes/trains) from MSTS, thats why you need MSTS installed to use it correctly.

The other trainsimulators are different games.
TS2015 etc are also known as Railworks and the other big commercial trainsim is TrainZ.

Jordi
Title: Re: Older dutch routes
Post by: rjz222 on Thursday 09 July, 2015, 14:21:01
If I understand it right, XP is OK but with the 64 bit version, or………….
XP for MSTS is perfectly fine, and if you install Windows XP 64 bit you are completely safe, because the 32 bit version could limit the memory too much.
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