Share your tips and tricks and anything you feel important for our little community!
Dec. 24, 2012, 8:26 a.m. - rt35ge
Dear Roy's Trainz, I love your routes that you have created and I would love to see the White Pass & Yukon Railroad made into a route. You guys would make it on the next level up. Thanks, keep the grand content coming. Cheers,
Dec. 25, 2012, 3:16 a.m. - Roy
RT35ge, wow thanks for the very nice comment and request. We put this on the next to do list but of course first have to finish the 4 other routes making the Vancouver Calgary to a collectible series. Can you email me you Trainz username to keep your name private here.
Dec. 25, 2012, 3:23 a.m. - Roy
If you like something see different on this website let me know also if it does what it needs to do and no overkill.
Any other subject feel free to talk about.
Dec. 29, 2012, 8:58 a.m. - 64Warhorse
Hi Roy ---
I'm having trouble with a couple of the turnouts in the Revelstoke engine terminal, specifically P01 Revelstoke C and P03 Revelstoke C. The points on 03 seem to be frozen; even though the indicator arrows switch from red to green, the points stay in the same position. Also, whenever I try to run a loco through either turnout, it derails! Close visual inspection does not reveal any immediately obvious reason for this to be happening, and I am moving at less than 10 mph with the points properly set, so I can't see that it's anything I'm doing, either. Help???
Dec. 29, 2012, 11:22 a.m. - Roy Joosten
No problem the spline bug from N3V here did his job, when frozen and derail that means the object spline inside is corrupt and I will replace the object or the splines, i check which one works fastest for me and i put in the update 1.02 PlS NEVER feel bad if something is not working(lucky happen very rare!) as we all know very well certain things(N3V bugs) we have no control but can repair luckily at least so i feel good when i can help.
Dec. 30, 2012, 7:54 a.m. - Roy
to ALL community users PLEASE READ THIS:
by tonight or tomorrow dec. 31st latest I will have a updated version of CPR Mountiain Sub and Rogers Pass both under release 1.0.2.
If you are interested to receive please email me on roystrainz together with information on your username so I can provide each one with a newer version.
update contains replaced corrupted switches, repaired textures dissolved left and right and also a new speed and signal update. The signal update will cover Viktor Lake till half way Lake Kinbasket to Donald Station.
Please report any missing, corrupt or not working item so we can update them in the next version end of january 2013.
thanks for all the nice post and help to get this blog getting better and more lively. Please post any remark, suggestion, idea, wish, comment in general as llong as it is constructive and positive.
Many thanks again and happy, happy new year!!!
Dec. 31, 2012, 12:07 a.m. - Roy Joosten
Ok this morning test revealed signal 1100S is flashing yellow top left. the V2 HUD is showing green. I consider this not to bad and would accept the HUD not to be correct. The more once the train passed the signal it turned yellow for S 1095S so proofed the HUD is little bit off. Your take and please do not be shy to post something here.
Dec. 31, 2012, 6:14 a.m. - Steve Bulger
Trouble with the 1.0.2 download. I'm getting a file not found error. Possibly because the link says crp rather than cpr?
Dec. 31, 2012, 6:48 a.m. - Runthat
Same issue as 64WarHorse. File not found error when trying to download 1.0.2
Dec. 31, 2012, 11:59 p.m. - Roy
The file not found was obvious the _ sign missing in the name of the file: CPR Mountain Sub TS14 1.0.2.zip has to be CPR_Mountain_Sub_TS14_1.0.2.zip.
Happy New Year to all of you!!!!!!!!
Ning Roy and Djoetje
Jan. 1, 2013, 2:44 a.m. - elgato
Hi Roy, I confirm that the download of version 1.0.2 and the installation in Trainz went as expected, ie. no problems at all. Thanks for such good service and for such a superb route. Happy New Year, Gilles
Jan. 2, 2013, 7:46 a.m. - Roy
Thanks Gilles most other Roy's trainzers confirmed also good execution of the new release and yes works as expected, thanks for the ice comment.
Jan. 2, 2013, 2:39 p.m. - Runthat/thomascbc
Hi everyone! I want to thank Roy for an AMAZING route (I bought the 3-in-1 CPR Mountain Sub)!! The detail is ridiculous and I cannot even imagine the effort and time it took to create this route. Today I spent some time reading the new PDF instructions for the CMTM System (http://forums.auran.com/trainz/showt...7-CMTM-Upgrade) and was wondering if anyone else other than myself is crazy enough to attempt creating at least one session utilizing it. It seems like a daunting endeavor and I have no doubt that it would be an intense effort. However, I believe that a few of us dedicated enough may be able to team up and put something quite impressive together for this equally impressive route. Anyone have any thoughts or ideas? I especially would like Roy to chime in here too. Thanks!
Jan. 2, 2013, 3:44 p.m. - Steve Bulger
Hmmm ... that sounds like a rather cool idea, Thomas, but do you think there are enough industries on the route to support it? I'm only really familiar with the Revelstoke area, personally, and *maybe* there's enough there, but this seems to me to be more the sort of route one drives through than does much switching on. Still, I'd love to be proven wrong on that ... :-)
Jan. 3, 2013, 1:18 a.m. - Roy
CMTM also works on thru traffic from other separate routes (here in the make like Laggan Sub)and linked via I- portal. You can setup cars originating on another route to go all the way to Vancouver eg. and make stopover for unloading partially somewhere in one of the Sub's etc etc. Arranging, reshuffling consists in Golden or anywhwere else like from hot box or broken car axle ... Enough industries to do the first steps with lumber industries rolling stock and truck bringing the lumber from the forest..eg.
Jan. 3, 2013, 7:36 a.m. - Runthat/thomascbc
64WarHorse, yes, I think that there are enough industries, esp if you include the whole Mountain Sub. Not to even mention what Roy here has proposed (integrating it into his upcoming additional route(s)). CMTM does support all sorts of cool scenarios as mentioned by Roy, not just yard/switching duties specifically. I am in the process of learning the new CMTM version (v.4) and would gladly contribute as much time/effort that I can to developing some sessions if we do it in a team fashion. :) Maybe we can start small at first and make some very basic sessions/scenarios to see how it goes. If all works out well then we can collaborate and come up with some truly epic sessions for these awesome routes! This idea is very exciting for me and if some of you share my enthusiasm (esp Roy), I really think we could build something legendary here. Idk. Maybe we can pull DAP (CMTM creator) into this somehow too.
Jan. 4, 2013, 12:18 a.m. - Steve Bulger
Okay, colour me intrigued. So where do we start? I suppose the first question would be, do we need to modify any rolling stock for CMTM?
Jan. 4, 2013, 11:57 a.m. - ChrisD
Just purchased the 3-1 Yesterday, and the ´puter spent a couple of Hours last Night importing all the stuff into Trainz. Install OK :) I have spent 5 Hours this Morning, and I have not driven one single Kilometer Yet. I have Just been exploring the magnificent work You have done creating Revelstoke. Even the engine inside the museum is working :)
This is the most expensive ad-on I have ever bought, but I consider it worth every penny.
Keep the spirit high. :) I really look forward to following the devlopment of Your project.
Jan. 4, 2013, 11:38 p.m. - Steve Bulger
Hey Roy, I realize that the CPR likes to paint stuff red, but would it be possible to get the background on the blog, at least, set to something a little less, ummm ... eyeball - searing? After a couple of minutes looking at the blog, I get after-images ... Thank ye! :-)
Jan. 5, 2013, 6:29 a.m. - Roy Joosten
Steve i agree i will tell Ray to change the background in a neutral easy to read color monday! promise!
ChrisD yeeeehhh wow that feels good you like it as so many did already before you and yes it is a marvel and yes worth every penny you spent There is so much to discover it will take you a lot of time to find out and still not see it all,........that means yes i spent a lot of time creating this and hope to finish the next section soon.
Jan. 6, 2013, 11:49 a.m. - Thomas
Railworks user here that just had to see what Trainz was capable of in its most extreme! Picked up Trainz on 75% discount and bought the Rogers Pass route from your site. The level of detail in this route is amazing. Im a routebuilder in Railworks, and I know how long it takes to build anything. I cant imagine it being any different in Trainz.. Your work is really and I mean really fantastic! Its all in the details as they say and your route has it all. Take care all and thanks again for your hard work Roy!
Jan. 8, 2013, 10:23 a.m. - Runthat/thomascbc
Hello all! Sorry for the few days absence but I've been quite busy lately. Anyway, I am almost done reading and re-reading the CMTM documentation and would soon like to start collaborating with those of you interested in helping me out with some basic CMTM session ideas and subsequently creation. All of those interested should PM me on the main Trainz forums thread and send me their e-mail addresses so we can communicate more efficiently. Or, feel free to e-mail me directly at email@example.com.
Jan. 9, 2013, 1:19 a.m. - andyt (bazcouta)
Hi Roy, Found a railway crossing that has the sign in the path of the train at "milepost 6.4" along the Ottertail River. I have posted a screenshot in the Trainz Forums (post #412) Andrew.
Jan. 9, 2013, 5:10 a.m. - Roy Joosten
saw that one too1 I did straighten a track segment and did not realize the signposts were separate and so got this cosmetic error. Moved the post and fixed already, thanks for reporting.
Jan. 23, 2013, 10:28 a.m. - guillaume
Thank you for this nice route it is wel very long to drive cpr mountain sub -)) my wife is killing me. The forums an auran my name is the same as here
Feb. 5, 2013, 8:44 p.m. - Roy
Guillaume, i cannot advice you what is a less of more painful death, killed by your wife or trainz excitement, lol. Thanks 4 sharing, Ning laughs she understand. Roy
Feb. 16, 2013, 7:35 p.m. - pdkoester
Hopefully this will work in TS12, seeing errors as I install, previous versions errors, warnings. All help is greatly appreciated. Thanks for the routes!
Feb. 16, 2013, 8:53 p.m. - pdkoester
I have this problem... Unknown Location: <kuid:328583:100176> all related to JVC grass items by author jankvis.
Your help and support are greatly appreciated.
Feb. 17, 2013, 1:30 a.m. - Roy Joosten
missing deps or unknown deps 99% of the time are caused by to many cdp's installed at the same time in Content Manager Program! So if jankvis has unknown ora ny other look for the author and reinstall that group like here for Jankvis go to group 3 dependencies you downloaded and reinstall the group J in there, should work flawless honest. Let me know this helps
Feb. 17, 2013, 1:41 a.m. - Roy Joosten
hmm working in my dungeon on Mount Stephens/Spirals/Lake Louise area Laggan sub.....sssst top secret.
Feb. 17, 2013, 2:05 a.m. - Roy Joosten
What people say about my work:
"Roy, the screenshots of the Mountain Subdivision are phenomenal. Have you done the whole thing to absolute scale? What sources did you use (or are you a railroader)? What version of Trainz will this run on and are there related kuids included?"
Like Google real scale and detail as far as possible. Running TS12 latest version 49922.
Feb. 17, 2013, 4:23 a.m. - pdkoester
Thanks a million Roy! You are a wonderful and patient support. Everything is up and going, beautifully! Now for that latte, sit back, relax and enjoy.
Feb. 25, 2013, 1:32 a.m. - Roy
Thursday Feb 27th I will upload release 1.03 of the CPR Mountain Sub. Claim yours by sending an email to me and i will link an upload for you. Have a great week!
Feb. 26, 2013, 2:09 a.m. - Roy Joosten
did you have any succes implementing the CMTM system for our routes? let us know what the current status is ok?
Feb. 26, 2013, 7:42 p.m. - Runthat/thomascbc
Hello! Sorry for the lack of updates, but I was out-of-state enjoying Mardi Gras in New Orleans for a few weeks. :) But yes, CMTM DOES work with the routes and it works quite well actually. I had started to collaborate with another member here but he hasn't replied to my last e-mail. He had some VERY good session ideas which I was excited to work on with him. He had suggested doing multiple CMTM sessions, each one building upon the previous one(s). I will attempt to contact him again. Otherwise, I, myself, have begun testing CMTM implementation on the CPR Mountain Sub route (3-in-1) and am now trying to come up with some of my own session ideas. If ANYONE else here would like to help, PLEASE contact me via e-mail or PM on the forums.
Feb. 27, 2013, 12:54 a.m. - Roy Joosten
Mardi Gras that has been a while for me.... very nice time! Well CMTM that sounds good, let me know when you have something for me to test here and give ideas to you as feedback. If lucky not to long we have a connection to the Laggan sub to run real CMTM! Keep up the excellent work and keep me in the pict.
Feb. 28, 2013, 1:31 a.m. - Roy Joosten
CPR Mountain Sub release 1.0.3 is ready for dl. email me and I open in your account for dl!
Feb. 28, 2013, 6:22 p.m. - ChrisD
Done, and downloading now.
Thank You for the update. :)
March 8, 2013, 4:13 p.m. - Runthat/thomascbc
Hello all! I must apologize for the delay in providing any updates regarding implementing CMTM 4 on the CPR Mountain Sub. I am just starting to get over a nasty bout with bronchitis/upper respiratory infection and have not been able to devote much time to Trainz or much else aside from sleep (and coughing my lungs out). Steve (I am now unsure of his Trainz username here) contacted me awhile ago about his interest and desire to help me get some CMTM sessions thought-out and started. I will be contacting him later today to continue to work out the details of some of his ideas (which are really awesome btw!!). Not going to ruin the surprise or anticipation, but due to the route's huge size and unique layout of industries, yards, and portals to subsequent routes that Roy has mentioned, the sessions Steve has suggested as some possibilities really do a great job of taking those factors into account.
Roy, yes!, CMTM 4 can and DOES work with the route(s) and YES!, it should definitely be something you take into consideration for future updates, upgrades, and new routes/expansions. Steve and I both came to the same conclusion that adding CMTM to existing rolling stock is a very simple matter of just adding some lines to the config.txt files. However this poses a potential problem with the original content creators' licensing/hosting mandates. I am not sure what to do about this potential issue, but I am sure we will find a way.
That is all for right now. Again, sorry for the slow progress lately, but now that I am starting to feel better, things will begin to get accomplished. :)
March 12, 2013, 11:38 p.m. - Roy Joosten
Well Thomascbc I look very much forward to CMTM 4 test when ready to run on my WIP Laggan Sub and the released CPR Mountain Sub, let me know when you are ready and we could run it on the internet finally and do a live pass on consist from your CPr to mine Laggan sub IP. Would that be something neat? Think so.... can't wait to get that aired online..... kep up the good work guys, i work hard to get the daunting task of texturing over and over again certain areas to my liking but as i get older (like all of you) every day, day by day I get more picky and say to myself time is not of the essence, quality, pride of work and fun of doing it makes the difference.
April 3, 2013, 1:21 a.m. - Roy Joosten
It has been a while but still people ask about what trainz version my routes run on:
TS12 49922 up.
have a great week!
April 12, 2013, 1:43 a.m. - Steve Bulger
More spam ... :(
April 13, 2013, 5:33 a.m. - Roy
sad this started when i got into a word fight with the 2 initials and N3v..... if this continues I close the blog and concentrate only on supporting you guys my unbelievable nice cosy and great roys trainz family. SP1 is the door closer for me with trainz although I will support you guys to the end of the 5 major routes for the next years to come and look seriously for another alternative than N3V. They insulted me and many other fine trainzer route builders so much beyond repair
have a great weekend
April 15, 2013, 6:05 a.m. - Roy Joosten
i not understand what fun they have spamming this blog. there is no financial gain nor fight or dispute of any kind related unless they show their face like we do. ugly but it seems to make them happen. Garbage not only fills our oceans and kills habitat.
April 15, 2013, 6:09 a.m. - Roy Joosten
I just finished testing a way around the grotesque bug existing for years far as TRS 2009 and now even blocking my routes from working with tunnels. It is not a copmplete guarantee it should work now for you to so pls dl it and test it once I uploaded only CPR marked as 57720_CPR. i not upgrade any smaller route instead I will teach you how to spli them yourselves from a certain release for your own enjoyment. Kepp all routes updated is to much work right now and easier to split the biog one local at your desk.
April 15, 2013, 6:25 a.m. - Roy Joosten
Yess, they failed to block me here is a version that will work at least it does on my computer 57720! I will now start prep upload for the route with tunnels working but its new tunnels not the old one i did change little things in the config too of the tunnels. Upload be ready in a few hours
April 15, 2013, 7:17 a.m. - Roy
Ok just uploade the latest CPR version working with big tunnels in 57720 SP1 and also uploade the 577203rdparty_fix for deps new tunnels you need to dl again. sorry for the incovenience but thank N3V for all the mishap and fuzz they create and deny.
April 15, 2013, 9:43 a.m. - karlshoj
I am not sure how to update my Rogers Pass to SP1. Please advise.
April 15, 2013, 12:19 p.m. - Roy
Niels send me an email and acc namr and see what we can do ok? Roy
April 17, 2013, 3:12 p.m. - Christi
Maybe You should take a look at Open Rails when You get a few moments to spare.
This is where I have moved after giving up on TS12 and its "Service Pack".
This freeware Train Simulator (at 0.8 rev 1561) uses at present existing MSTS Routes, but is running on 4 cores and is revised several times each week.
Bug reporting and fixing is a breeze compared to N3V, and the team even works for nothing.
Visual range from the CAB, where I am supposed to be when I drive a train, is 4 Km´s and can be set even higher If You want to, but 4 Km´s is GREAT sustaining a 100+ frame rate.
The driving experience is CLASSES Higher than Trainz.
Sorry for rubbing salt in Your wound, but my wound is just as great thanks to N3V, and You said in a previous post that You might change platform.
I wish You and Ning and Dottje all the best from Denmark. Spring is finally here. :)
April 18, 2013, 11:36 a.m. - andyt (bazcouta)
Hi Roy and fellow CPR users, Just wanted to let you know that after a fresh install of TS12 SP1 and CPR Mountain Sub 57720 I am simply amazed. Never before have I been able to run with 5000MT draw successfully. Usually I cannot even open up the CPR as it locks up my computer. I have never been able to run it with all sliders maxed out but with TS12 SP1 and CPR 57720 I have no problems. The graphics are a huge improvement as is the sound. In fact the only minor issue I have is a slight stutter when the scenery detail slider is on normal or high with the other sliders at max value. Smooth as silk if scenery detail is on low. this is unheard of on my humble computer. I will play with the slider settings a little more as I am sure there is a better compromise re the stutter. I have kept the TS12 pre SP1 install just in case, but I am really loving the 57720 version so much. I will report back after testing in a heavy yard area and with other trains about.
That's all for now, Andrew.
April 20, 2013, 3:28 a.m. - Roy Joosten
Hi Chris, sorry to hear you leave. Well if Open rails has a modeller similar to trainz or better, if the dbase of 3rd party freeware objects to choose from is similar or better, if there is a way to "move" "recreate the same DEM, networks, road,splines and locations of existing objects ....what else. I am not ready now for any restart from scratch without being able to import kind of things or have to redo years of work
April 21, 2013, 9:44 a.m. - Christian Sorensen
I know the problem, and there is no easy solution.
DEM can be made for MSTS as well, A CPR Mountain route is already available from Marble Leaf Tracks. No way near as detailed as Yours, of course. :)
As for the assets, there may be a way forward. Most assets are built with some kind of 3D modeller, and if the raw files (before export to Trainz) is at hand they can be exported to MSTS as well.
I am sure we will never get to a quater of a million assets, but right now N3V is voiding a batch of these, so..
Anyway, I still keep a copy of TS12 and CPR Mountain Sub on my HDD. I do not want to miss following the progress of Your Route.:)
April 22, 2013, 7:26 a.m. - Roy Joosten
yes Maple leaf tracks is an old very old representation of CPR xxx I not need all dls items so far 400 are faulty in my trainz dbase. ouch but can live with it for the moment. thanks for your support dear friend say hello home from all of us!!
April 22, 2013, 7:29 a.m. - Roy Joosten
New version of CPR Mountain Sub TS14 release 1.0.5 now available.
just uploaded the 1.0.5 release which runs very nice and is the best ever driver version so far in 10 years! Scenery and quality is beyond expectations and a complete surprise probably for N3V too they never check or report things anyway. OGL is now finally the way to go and has better fps too when tweaking your Nvidia. Personally I am most happy with driver as the speedtrees and my textures now do VERY well!!!
Pls email me if you are interested in 1.0.5
April 22, 2013, 5:29 p.m. - Christian Sorensen
Roy, let me in on Your update :)
And just for You and the users of CPR Mountain SUB :)
This small patch enables Trainz.exe to use up to 3 GigaBytes instead of the usual 2 Gb (if You are using a 64 Bit Windows, ONLY!.)
I Works :)
I just made a free roam around Your route and the memory usage peaked at 2,454,000 Kb, so Trainz definately uses more than the usual 2 Gb. And, no locking or long thinking pauses.
Good luck :)
April 23, 2013, 5:09 a.m. - Paul
Roy, thanks again, I have donwloaded all 1.0.5, do I need all these if I have the previous version?
April 23, 2013, 11:58 a.m. - Roy Joosten
Chris your dl is waiting You only need to dl th 57825 and 57720 3rd party deps and route release 1.0.5 If you dl already earlier revs deps you not need to dl again same. Paul what did you dl before i guess for 57720 if so than you only need to dl 1.0.5 and 57825 deps...
April 23, 2013, 1:14 p.m. - Roy Joosten
Chris thanks for the link it seems to work better than expected!
April 30, 2013, 3:19 p.m. - pdkoester
Is there a way to undo the 4GB patch? My trainz.exe file is changed, cannot apply patch #2. Thanks.
May 1, 2013, 4:15 a.m. - Roy Joosten
you run into the same booby trap too like me. Currently i make some backups of older TS212 versions to an old HDD but a slow one. After done I will than carefully upgrdae another 57720 on my SSD and install same way you do. I lost my major HDD backup disk incl my original TS12 files from trainz setup. Not in the mood now to see if i can dl them again from trainz... Maybe when we finished supplying N#V with all the bugs they will fix them for the next TS14 for sure and use us as their testers like always. there is and never will be a rollback from them so when goes wrong you have to uninstall reinstall crazy but true as far as I know. keep me us posted and you can post in roy doors thread so other can learn from it.
May 2, 2013, 5:32 p.m. - Christian Sorensen
Check Your folder and You will see a file named Trainz.exe.Backup
That is Your original file. Just delete the Trainz.exe and rename tha backup.
That´s it Folks. :)
May 4, 2013, 3:51 a.m. - Roy Joosten
May 27, 2013, 4:30 p.m. - Roy Joosten
Ok guys this evening uploaded tons of kuids upgraded to trainz build 3.5 to be used in TS12 49922 and 87898. If your interested dl the 5 groups on the deps page of your profile.
May 27, 2013, 6:21 p.m. - Dean
Roy, just found your website by chance, looked at your route pics. they are the best I've seen. You are an artist.
June 22, 2013, 11:47 a.m. - Roy Joosten
For all those using the CPR Mountain freeware route with s301 ZR grasses which unfortunately not do the job at all. I did replace them today but the route is not updated yet. Here is a way to use replace assets and you can dl via your profile the Pofig-JVC frewware cdp with the grasses needed. Here is what to replace: I did work on a proper replacement for the S301 grasses for the freeware grass version of the CPR route.
I thought that those from jvc in the pofig lib could do the job till one decides to change/upgrade to ST_2 grasses if he/she likes them more.
I did add the deps fil cdp already to the group 5 deps so dl them and than follow this guide here to do a replace asset in surveyor on the route:
#1 location ip viktor lake to locate them: find near track following item "ZR~(Gr-1)Grass R-Dark green-2 mtr" open in surveyor main menu replace assets and place this object in left side as assets to replace! now in F3 object menu activate the object you want to replace with which here is "3D1_Pg-JVC_gr3_3_120" drag this in the right side window of replace assets click current selection only to make it replace all in the route! ipv
#2 "Grass B light green sparse 1.4m" asset to replace
"3D1_Pg-JVC_gr1_22" is asset to replace with!
#3 In Golden yard to locate this one: "Grass I dry green clump" asset to replace
3D1_Pg-JVC_gr2_58 asset to replace with!
This should do the job.
In case you are not familiar with I can make tomorrow a short video how to but bet you know this command how to use.
June 22, 2013, 9:30 p.m. - Andrita
Roy, a query please. I am in the process of writing a Session for CPR to be uploaded (hopefully) to the DLS. I have the freeware S301 grasses at the moment. If I replace them with the 3D1 grasses does your map still retain your kuid? If I upload a Session with S301 grasses will other players with other versions of grasses still be able to download and play a Session from the DLS? Thanks, Andrew H
June 23, 2013, 12:59 a.m. - Roy Joosten
I not have experience with creating sessions to that level of detail how trainz would handle it bit from the surveyor handling this it should work as long as the other side has the same grass it will show that grass. Most probably the session would have missing deps (grasses) if the other party not have those grasses in his/her dbase. We have to test this and see or discuss with other more experienced session users on the forum. The eeasiest and most forward way for you however would be to make these grasses Gr... now used mandatory to dl and install when someone dl your session.
June 23, 2013, 1:26 p.m. - Andrita
Thanks Roy, I have never used Replace Assets before so I'm not sure if it also replaces your kuid with mine for the map. That would be no good to upload a Session to the DLS. I'll play safe for the moment and keep to the S301 grasses until my Session is released. After that I can experiment. I think you are right in that another player would have missing deps but that should'nt affect the playability of the Session. BTW, what is the correct spelling. Illecillweat or Illecillwaet? Both are used in the map. I would like to know the correct one for use in html messages. Thanks again, Andrew H
June 24, 2013, 7:27 a.m. - Roy Joosten
Before you release any session on the dls make sure that not inadvertedly parts of the payware route are linked or available thru the session on the dls. I never used sessions in depth but I think i saw once a large route file linked in the sessions data file that was the major part of the route. This we have to avoid you understand. Replace asset is easy and handy so pls use it and let me now the new grasses do the job.
Illecillewaet is the correct name.
June 24, 2013, 11:31 a.m. - Andrita
Roy, I understand your concerns about people getting hold of your route through other means. That will not happen with me. I shall be uploading 2 files to the DLS when ready. One is the Session and the other is a HTML file which will contain the instructions, messages, etc. Nothing of your route is included apart from your kuid in the Session config.txt that gives the map being used. What this means is that if someone hasn't bought the route and downloads the Session, they won't be able to play it as the route will be a 'Missing Dependency'. With your permission I'll add into the DLS description that the Session uses a Payware route only available from you at Roy's Trainz. You never know, it might bring in a few extra sales! If someone has already bought the route then everything is peachy. I've started the Session at Revelstoke CPR Yard and have now reached Illecillewaet (correct spelling thanks). I'll tidy up here and save a backup to external HD before I try replacing the grasses. Will keep you posted. Andrew H
June 28, 2013, 5:55 a.m. - Roy Joosten
Andrew H thanks for the nice post and agree with you. Sorry for the late approval of the post. My webmaster adviced me to go this cumbersome way to approve outside posts since hackers/spammers keep bombarding the website relentlessly what fun they think they have is unclear to me but this world has more unclear habits and things happening.
have a great weekend
June 28, 2013, 12:38 p.m. - Andrita
Roy, Thanks for the reply. I agree with you, these hackers are a menace. I installed the grasses ok but what I feared would happen, did. I could only save them in a new map with my kuid. This of course is no good as I need to upload a Session for use with your map, your kuid. What I think I'll do is to continue on to Wakely and stop there. I'll upload the Session and explain that it can only be played with your S301 map. I'll wait and see if there is any positive interest/feedback before deciding whether to carry on to Golden. Don't bother replying to this post. I'll put future posts on the Forum and let N3V worry about the hackers. See you there. Andrew H
June 29, 2013, 1:06 a.m. - Roy Joosten
If you go into the config of your session and change the route map the session refers to than, anyone who has the CPR in any form but different grasses eg should be able to run the route/session. When you have a test for me i can proof what I say when you ready. I have done this dozen times when a session linked to an older CPR version I wanted to link to a newer, changed the config map kuid the session has to run on and done.
June 29, 2013, 7 p.m. - Andrita
Thanks Roy, I understand what you mean when updating Sessions but this is your own kuid on your own computer and Trainz recognises this. When I replaced the grasses I can only save it in my kuid which Trainz gives me, like it or not. For instance: your map 122860:100035, after installing and saving the new grasses has now become 90608:100027, the 90608 being my kuid. This is fine as long as I don't want to upload the map to anywhere. It may now be in my kuid but doesn't belong to me. I think the way to go is to release the Session with the default map 122860:100035. I will add an instruction on how to change the map kuid in the Session to whatever they have on their system. This will not infringe your copyright as any player must have bought your original map before they can update grasses. All very complicated so I'll leave that for now until I get the Session finished. I'll come back to you at that time to see about testing. Andrew H
July 17, 2013, 6:21 a.m. - Roy Joosten
defying 58414 little critters and bugs the Rogers Pass passed my QA tests with "flying colors" after crashing first time after 2 hours without any normal reason than the exisitng Trainz bug. The route is now ready for dl for those interested in a 58414 1.07 version of this section. Keep me posted on any irrigularity or finding
Aug. 2, 2013, 7:54 a.m. - Roy Joosten
About wich trainz TS12 versions support my routes. Simple and straight forward ALL releases work 100% and dependencies of the route are all working and links for dl provided. It cannot be more simple and all in one place.If for any reason you feel well with the 49922 version dl this one from your account profile.I use the 58414 as the driver here runs particularly well, but earlier versions no problem. Roy
Sept. 28, 2013, 7:10 a.m. - Mick
Can i ask what the file size is for the whole Route please Roy ?, Like to download the whole thing mate i am on a limited wireless service here and it would take for ever to download if the Route and Deps is too big. And does it only come in a winter version ?. Loks pretty cool the whole thing. Cheers Mick.
Sept. 28, 2013, 6:37 p.m. - Roy Joosten
sorry I just now checked the blog to see for comments that need approval. Many times hackers and sorts of try to ruin one's day and for unknown reason and sick pleasure that never works at least not with us.
Ok the size of the entire route is a cdp/zip 199 MB! not that big even for a limited internet connection and my site has fast acces so dl would work fine. The deps are all grouped in smaller ones and also setup to fit as you said ltd acces internet connections.
I am very pleased to see you around here and we would be more than happy to welcome you to our community. You will love it and yes the winter/seasonal groundtextures for a auto pre and post winter experience is included. Check my thread there are somewhere also winterpictures around.
This should get you on the tracks with Roy's trainz.
Sept. 29, 2013, 6:08 a.m. - Mick
Thanks Roy i'll certainly grab it at sum stage mate, Few other projects i want to take care of first though so thanks again. Cheers Mick.
Oct. 6, 2013, 10:32 a.m. - Mick
Howdy Roy, Hate to be a pain again mate sorry but can i ask one more question, If i have not updated to the latest patchs for TS12 can i still use your Route ?. Or would i have to patch to the latest build ?. Thanks Roy. Cheers Mick.
Oct. 9, 2013, 5:12 a.m. - Roy Joosten
yes when you purchase my routes it will show you what to dowload for eg. 49922 WIN and MAC version and in case the 58414 release the coresponding CPR route working/updated for the version of TS12. Also I did "update a lot of built-in and other used cdp's to actualize them as far as feasible to run well on 58414.
Nov. 3, 2013, 5:27 p.m. - Harry Giannias
these routes look awesome, i'm currently downloading alot of stuff for other software and will buy CPR Mountain Subdivision in a couple of hours. I hope the download includes everything needed to run the route because i'm new to Trainz12. Thank You Roy for your work of Art :) Harry from Montreal, Canada.
Nov. 4, 2013, 6:36 a.m. - Roy Joosten
you make my birthday a complete success. thanks for the very nice comment. Welcome to Roys Trainz and YES there is one page containing ALL needed deps at your fingertips. Many users praise me for having things done very professional and no hassle where possible
Roy, ning and Djoetje
Nov. 12, 2013, 5:23 a.m. - Harry Giannias
OMG, WOW! Roy you're awesome! I just finished installing "Rogers Pass" and I am in shock at how beautiful the route looks in TS12. Your payware even looks better than Railworks TS2014......BRAVO!
Nov. 13, 2013, 6:04 a.m. - PDKoester
Do you remember if I have all the routes when I bought the $70 combo? If not, which one do I not have? Curious, thank you for all your hard work and beautiful creative things.
Nov. 13, 2013, 6:59 a.m. - Roy Joosten
The 3 in combo means that you bought the CPR Mountain Sub from Ottertail all the way to west of Revelstoke. I made for a limited time 3 separate "smaller" routes cutting/overlapping with the huge CPR MOUNTAIN connecting them via Iportals. The "smaller 3 sep routes" where temporarily I want to allow people to taste at "entry" level before deciding to go for the big one. Some users liked the smaller ones to run a few hours i.o. of 9 up all day. 99% bought and uses the CPR MOUNTAIN SUB.
I did not anticipate so much work due to several bugs in any trainz version when cutting. Imagine eg deleting a baseboard does not mean all data within and crossing is deleted and you and up with "invisble floating elements" ouside your cut route. I updated as best as i could but maintaining these subsets is a real pain in the ......
Nov. 22, 2013, 2:18 a.m. - Roy Joosten
Morning Guys and girls,
this morning Richard post on my trainz forum threads very touching post indeed!
It deserves and a must to be posted here:
"Hi Roy and everyone else who views this thread.
5 days ago I had been in Trainz exile for around 4 years. If I am totally honest I didn't think I would ever take an interest in Trainz again having drifted onto other things. On Sunday afternoon I stumbled across The Kickstarter Project "Trainz Simulator - A New Era". Initially I made a modest pledge, I liked the idea and the more I read about it, the more my interest in the future of Trainz was growing. The fire was lit and within a few hours I was back on the Kickstarter page increasing my pledge. At this point I was going to take a back seat and strap myself in for the ride and watch the next 4 weeks unfold. It didn't stop there though, I still couldn't stop at pledge number 2. I decided I needed a bigger slice of the action and pledge number 3 was made within 24 hours of me starting all this. Having got this far and making a commitment to the future of Trainz it was time to dust down my last version of the game Trainz 2009 and take a look. I had remembered fondly how much I enjoyed Trainz 2004 and Trainz 2006 along with Trainz classics, although if I am honest winding the clock back 4 years and looking at Trainz 2009 did little to enhance my new found enthusiasm for the Trainz Kickstarter project.
Taking the above into consideration it was time to research the current version of trainz and try and establish what the best available routes for Trainz 12 were. This is where I stumbled across Roys Trainz and after browsing his site and the forums I knew instantly I wasn't going to wait for my Get Trainz Now selection from the Kickstarter Pledge. I bought Trainz 12 along with CPR-Mountain-Sub TS14 and It's one of the best decisions I have ever made.
The Route is absolutely stunning Roy and is a credit to you.
I look forward to seeing your work hit new heights in future versions of trains.
Thank you. Richard"
ain't that something wow feels good and gives lots of energy.
Dec. 19, 2013, 6:12 a.m. - Roy Joosten
The day after Dec.17th we all feel much better KS first step reached and more streched goals will make it for sure.
Thanks all the trainzers who supported vie my website and of course all those that pledged on the official KS and trainz website!!!
For those new to my website asking how come this blog is not very active, the reason is simple we use the main Trainz forum my trheads and thus reach at the same time other trainzers not part (yet) of the Roy's Trainz family.
If you like to share on my threads that you pledged also thru my routes please post over there and here of course. I respect eachothers privacy and not publish a list.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Trainz year and 2014!
Roy,Ning and Djoetje
Feb. 19, 2014, 6:14 a.m. - Roy Joosten
william asked me today in an email if my routes work on TS 12 he bought from steam. Yes all my routes work on TS12 and all versions, see on this website when you click more on the CPR Mountain Sub it show TS12 version number and windows and or MAC version number.
April 24, 2014, 3:51 p.m. - Roy Joosten
Well, finally we did it the Laggan sub section West is ready to download. further posts and comments we do as usual on the trainz forum in my threads Canadian rocky Mountains 2011 and others i opened there. Have a great week!
Roy, Ning and Djoetje
May 18, 2014, 4:32 a.m. - Roy Joosten
Well this young man aka rafter deserves to be mentioned here as his very spontaneaous post on the Canadian rocky mountain 2011 thread yesterday is from his heart:
"I just downloaded the Columbia River Basin and it is the most amazing, most detailed route in trainz! It took me in a CP ES44AC running at track speed almost 3 hours to get done! of course I met 2 trains along the way and had to follow a northbound CN grain, but it was amazing! Super fun, super realistic, and totally worth the $25! Every person that has trainz 12 download this now!!!!"
Aug. 14, 2014, 1:25 a.m. - Roy Joosten
Well Mid summer for most on this globe activity still high on roystrainz!! Most users know this blog is kind of sleepy as most activity blog etc is on trainz forum so please follow up over there to avoid double traffic. At this moment i try to solve a mysterious bug on a beautiful very intelligent way of session automated traffic for CPR Mountain Sub created by my good dutch fellow friend Henk. His sessions works flawless on his computers but mine seem to love to bug a few AI trains so this and next week i will try to re-create his work from scratch and will keep you guys updated on the results. In case you are interested in the results email me or post on my threads on trainz forum. have a nice day
Dec. 20, 2014, 12:54 a.m. - Roy Joosten
Well we did it and cleared all winter tracks into Ottertail and further to Viktor Lake. Now ready for download is the all NEW CPR MOUNTAIN SUB SEASONAL with 4 seasons and much more and yes for future TANE use ready to migrate to that level when they are ready. In the mean time you can enjoy this gem the fullest in TS12 and maybe appreciate more now that TS12 with the so many shortcomings still is a nice piece of sim. It is sad to say how people ravage over TANE CE a not finished product (never should be released) as most trainzer have no clue what it takes to get a finished product until the final day of official release. Anyway here is a winter fall and summer route for you to enjoy
seasonal greetings from Thailand
ROy,Ning and Djoetje
Jan. 5, 2015, 8:56 p.m. - Roy Joosten
so we moved into the new year safe and hope this stays for the rest of the year(s) to come. Last weekend we managd to get the website setup on new servers and hope smooth sailing again and await many happy new and existing customers to see whazz up! As usual this blog is continued on trainz forum in my usual trheads. Like a real chef in the trainz kitchen getting most (98%) items seasoned by calendar takes time but we make good progress and it looks very very nice and frosty. Pictures as usual on my thread Canadian Rocky mountains 2011 on trainz forum. Take care!! Roy
May 14, 2015, 7:43 p.m. - Roy Joosten
So i released yesterday some 300 plus seasonal assets. you will find them on the download page when you have bought the CPR Mountain Sub 1.0.9 look for the route 1.0.9 seasonal. Still some more to do but that is for later now finish the TANE speedtrees first release for my routes.
May 27, 2016, 11:28 p.m. - Roy Joosten
Well at least the curtain starts moving in the TANE 3D theatre announcing wazz up and coming "soon". Yes they start with the Columbia River Basin followed by all the other one's all new routes so much bigger,wider,more details than ever before and much much more to come all in super realistic mode and not to forget protypical!! Once all routes in TANe are out there the TS12 routes will fade out slowly and close an era we all enjoyed so much. You can post here but I prefer you do on my Canadian Rocky Mountains thread in the trainz frorum. A little bit more patience to iron out little critters and cracks by the N3V crew. they have a mountain of routes from me to get ready so give them credit and energy to get things done the soonest and well.