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  • Hi Sean

    Im being following your RTS ect since it began, as a South African i had the opportunity to learn the USA train setup from a few experienced guys ive met at DAMS long time ago. When DAMS closed weve run the server as a South African (aussie england NZ because of the time zones) server with the permission of Ralph eventually his hardware packed up and so gone was our server:)

    Since I found a ISP in Cape Town that is not so expesive to host Run8 min specs hadware but for now it will do so we started again in Oct 2019 with total 4 of us (trying to get old nice guys back playing again)

    The reason Im writing to you is, over the years of playing Run8 and watching you videos I came to realize that Run 8 needs a good Ops Board  / Call programme apart from RTS.

    The issue is that not all the players especially a few older players know how to operate Google docs that most us as a OC and then they get frustrated with all the typing ect and don't see the tabs and so forth, most of the players also dont want to be captured is admin. When most players come on the server they only see the trains running on CTC and not those in LAJ yard 

    While watching your video seening your F3 disp screen and the things your son can do and wanted to ask this for 3 years now I came to clonclusion to flip this idea by you and with your knowledge what is the possibility to develop a proper OC programme. 

    The thinking was this

    - A stand alone programme like Ext disp

    -Cover all the dark Yard eg Bakersfield and bigger ind like CMX and others to display trains standing on the yard tracks (like you did with BAR Hump) without the typing in of eng tags but incl a note section for the Work order that will not disapear if that player leave

    -Bigger pic train list like Shift T in Ext Disp.

    -Separate tags for yards

    -Prog must be able to run along side the server as 3 party software and autosave

    -Then trying to integrate the AI RTS sytem in cars needed for each local something like that

    This is just a few ideas and feedback I got a long time ago.. we can discuss it more 

    My thoughts was that if TSCAD and Ext Disp can get it on CTC there must be a way to disp other yards

    Greetings Martin  (southafricamts@gmail.com)

    Player who like to join us can mail me .

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    • Hello:

      The issue with ext dispatcher is you need to communicate with Run8's prototcol which I've always had a hard time achieving.

      The other yard tracks don't have occupancy set up for them so it will never display automatically in Run8 I'm afraid.

      Your currently posting on my wall which I believe only I can see (but am not sure).  Feel free to post a forum post so that others can see.  Scott Martin who is not my son made the dispatch screens.  The only difference here is the backgrounds and anyone can modify the .PNG files to their liking.  You'll notice the occupany lights don't change though.

      My son doesn't do anything in Run8.  For now I appreciate the offer but the SW server has just started up on Sundays again which I'll be dispatching tonight.  Mondays I usually run my server and Scott and I are working on the Run8 software to run with eventually code updates to RTS.  It's in spreadsheet form at the moment to allow me to play around with the formulas.

      Again I'll mention Scott Martin SMRY has he may be interested.  But do post on the forum here.

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    • Gosh Martin, That photo sent in, &, I thought I was a dinosaur. Cheers

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    • Thats a old SAR loco, love the old stuff they still keep it running bmo retired engineers passion 

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    • Hopefully your chcking out the forums here and not just "my wall" as that is public anyways.  People don't come to my wall that often.  The forum is available to all who visit and that I hope is what people see and react to the most.

      There is lots of discussion right now about new features of Run8 RTS, and possibly new simulations being developed in the background as we get the most out of this.

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  • I am new to run8 how do I play online I don't have any friends

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  • Hey Sean,

    For some reason my computer decided I didn't need the URL for the southewest server we run on and I can't remember what website had it posted (too many sites with servers to keep look around on )...can you send it to me please? I'll save it off the net this time. 



    Thanks!

    Blake

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  • Sean, Hoping all is well. was on SRS 5/23/18, moving some power to service area, it took longer than I wanted but was fun! I Saw your chat that you were working a local switch job to finish. Appreciate all the help that you have given me,(being a beginner), with your help i'm getting more comfortable with the 'whole' run8 / stream process! Note: Keep your YouTube Streams going, I've learned a lot from them! Keep your 'Spirits' up! Tim:)

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  • Hey Sean.

    I've been out of the run 8 loop for a while and haven't been on the RTS servers in quite some time.  I was wondering if you could tell me what I have to do to get back into the swing of things as far as new ops changes and server info goes.  Thanks a bunch.



    Nate.  

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    • QTW

      Sean you were left a message about Waycross

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    • You mean above, yes I see it when I log in.

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  • Sean,just finished watching your session stream 4/25/18 Wed. I noticed you having problem pulling your train,when you clicked on the engine, I noticed that the engines were not 'Powered' on! Check it out the startup sliders are 'red' not 'green'. NOTE:Not sure if it was all of the engine 'PWR' or just one engine. Anyways another good session hosted! see you at the next one. Tim

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    • I was trying to pull unpowered engines with the air bled if that's what you meant.  Apparently that doesn't work.

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    • Oh! Understand, that's what was happening. Thanks for the explanation. Tim

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  • Hi Sean, another good session, I know you were busy in the yard, sorry I missed some of your DS responses, they faded away before had a chance to respond, I did have a question about the texture / transition from SBD to WC, in single player I could drive through the elevated textures with no problem but,in multiplayer it stopped my train quickly! I hope the run8 guys will slove this in version 3. Also what does a Holster do? is he like a conductor? Anyways had a good time see you at the next one. Tim

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  • Sean what do I put for the server 'name' in the client window? And which of the LA Extra Board to click on? Thanks! see you sunday. Tim

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    • The server name is anything you want.  You probably already had one setup when you joined me in the past it can be anything that identifies what server your on for your refrence.  As for the extra board same thing.  If you like being in Hobart to start for example there might be an extra board there.  You can also save new extra board locations as well.  But there are plenty to give you a spot where you may start from in an MP session.  If your in the wrong place you can always transport and fly.

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  • Sean, doing some upgrades to my PC , and motherboard died!! might be 2wks before I receive a replacement, so i'll have to catch up with you in about 2wks! I have a less powerful pc I can use to follow your progress on youtube. Tim :(

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  • Hi I saw your wed.4 RTS stream, learned a lot about ED, when I join your server it says that there is a "mismatch with host/server database, then connects me anyway! Is this a normal process? Also I had to signup for wed. session (twice), then delete one, the first time did not take, so I signed in again, that might have caused conflicting info, for me when you checked the signups. Sorry! See you Sunday! Tim:)

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    • Not sure what the mismatch means to be honest.  Glad the ED stuff helped.

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