North Eastern Railroad Forum Index North Eastern Railroad
We Deliver What Others Promise
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

XTracks & New Roads - have you installed them yet?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    North Eastern Railroad Forum Index -> Help for New Engineers - Please Read
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
JohnH
Human Resources Director
Human Resources Director


Joined: 14 Sep 2002
Posts: 3580
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2004 1:50 am    Post subject: XTracks & New Roads - have you installed them yet? Reply with quote

XTracks upgrades the track shapes in your MSTS installation to a set of a much higher standard. Some routes will not work without XTracks being installed (e.g. ADFRR, Hamilton Norfolk, CSX M&M, Wisconsin Central). To find out which ones, you should check the readme.txt that comes with the route.

But you really should install XTracks without worrying about which routes need or do not need XTracks, because all routes will work if it is installed, whether they specifically need it or not.

Xtracks can be downloaded from the Other Downloads page on this web site. You need to log in through NETS in order to be able to download it. Unless you intend to develop a route, you need only the standard version - about 9 Mb.

Before starting the installtion, copy the /Global/shapes folder in your MSTS installation to some other place on your hard drive - make sure that you remember where you put it.

The version of XTracks provided here is self-installing. ownload the zip file, open it, and double-click on the exe file inside. And that's it.

Members do not report any problems with either the installation or the operation of XTracks. But if you do have any issues, ask for help in the forums.

You should also install the New Roads set of extra road files - some routes need them, and they will cause no problems with the routes that do not use them.

_________________
An expert is a person who knows enough about what's really going on to be scared.

Cert.# 04-1-NERR008D
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
LateNight
Apprentice
Apprentice


Joined: 18 Aug 2009
Posts: 3
Location: ON, Canada

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey John finally got this sorted out so I could log on.

Yes I have all that.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
cbff33
Engineer
Engineer


Joined: 21 Nov 2002
Posts: 292
Location: Gunnison, Colorado

PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John is right. And as a matter of fact, both xtracks and new roads should be part of you base installation, one of the first addons you install when you install msts.

I've been running xtracks from day one, and have never had a problem. Same with new roads, no problems ever.

_________________
Buddy Ramstetter
NERR #133
Diesel Cert. # 04-1-NERR133D
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Yahoo Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    North Eastern Railroad Forum Index -> Help for New Engineers - Please Read All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group