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Editors and Tools in Windows 10

Post  Jonathan David on Wed 19 Apr 2017, 2:44 pm

I think I must be having a senior moment! I have successfully got MSTS running on my Windows 10 laptop - despite the problems I reported earlier with Bullguard kindly quarantining tens of thousands of perfectly innocent files. However, I assumed that Bullguard had included among those quarantined files the relevant exe file for Editors and Tools. I have therefore parked all my stock and routes and installed a fresh install of MSTS as recommended in c:\1msts. However, I cannot find Editors and Tools. One does not have the facility in Windows 10 one has in Windows 7 and earlier, and shown in the Steam for Me tutorial on using Editors and Tools, to look for all programs - unless I have failed to fund it.
So can someone please point me in the right direction.
Jonathan

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Re: Editors and Tools in Windows 10

Post  slipperman12 on Wed 19 Apr 2017, 3:24 pm

Hi Jonathan,
There is no executable file for Editors & Tools!!
It can be run using either launcher.exe or train.exe, but I recommend using train.exe as it allows the memory switch to be used.

To create a Desktop shortcut, locate train.exe in the MSTS root folder and right-click it.  Select "Send to", then "Desktop (create shortcut)".  You'll now see a shortcut on your Desktop named "train.exe - Shortcut" - I suggest you rename it "MSTS - Editors".  Right-click the shortcut and click on "Properties".  On the "Target:" line, edit the entry to add one space, then -toolset followed by another space then -mem:2048 (to add the memory switch).  The end of the target line should look like this : \train.exe" -toolset -mem:2048  It's important NOT to omit the spaces!  Note that if you have less than 4GB of memory, use 1024 instead of 2048 for the memory switch.

It should be under "Microsoft Games" in the Start Menu of Windows 10, but it uses launcher.exe. If it's not there, then have you installed MSTS from its CDs, or copied it from a backup? If it's the latter, then several utilities won't work and MSTS won't work correctly!

Cheers,
Ged


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Re: Editors and Tools in Windows 10

Post  Jonathan David on Wed 19 Apr 2017, 3:45 pm

Many thanks. Found it. I am still coming to terms with Windows 10.
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Re: Editors and Tools in Windows 10

Post  Jonathan David Yesterday at 10:46 pm

As suggested, I have been trying to use MSTS_Swap to enable me to use Editors and Tools for multiple mini-routes. However, although I can open Route Editor, and I can set the start point for a path, it does not show the turnouts as switchable (green) and they do not respond to the mouse. Is this a fault with my set-up or have others had the problem?
I thought an answer might be to set up a new icon leading to Editors and Tools for the mini-route, similsr to the procedure described above, but it does not work.
Currently the only solution I can find is to copy the route without its activities to my basic MSTS installation at 1\MSTS, create the paths, and then copy it back to the mini-route folder.
Any suggestions?
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Re: Editors and Tools in Windows 10

Post  slipperman12 Today at 9:50 am

Hi Jonathan,
I've just tried MSTS_Swap with a mini route and have had no problem.
...although I can open Route Editor, and I can set the start point for a path...
This may have just been a typo, but you need to open Activity Editor to create paths!
it does not show the turnouts as switchable (green) and they do not respond to the mouse.
Is the "dot" shown as black, instead of green? That means that the path doesn't go through those points
No drop-down list when right-clicking? Even when the "dot" is black, you should still get the list to appear, although not all options will be available.

Possible reason - the selected mini route folder is set to Read Only.

If none of the above works, maybe if you could post a screenshot, it might help Smile

Cheers,
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