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Hello From Ireland - Just Outside Dublin

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by eiamw, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. eiamw

    eiamw New Member

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    Hi all,

    I've just got TS2019 and will probably have lots of questions. My first two are:

    1 - I've done the Academy and all of the lessons shown, for the Class 170 DMU, but when I go to drive, using the Drive button, this train does not appear in the list of available trains. How do I select the Class 170 DMU?

    2 - When you clock on the Academy button there is a second tab called Tutorial, but nothing appears in it, even if you select a loco from the first tab.

    Thanks for any help offered.

    Tony
     
  2. Gordon7000

    Gordon7000 Active Member

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    Hi Tony,

    Welcome to the forum!

    The Class 170 in the Academy can't be driven outside the Academy. If you want to drive a Class 170 Turbostar in the main programme, you'll need to download one from Steam - such as this one:

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/...DMU_AddOn/?snr=1_16_16_&curator_clanid=958135

    Unfortunately, I don't think this one comes with any Scenarios - but you will probably find 170 Scenarios in the Steam Workshop. However, if you're going to use Scenarios, you'll need a suitable route to drive it on - like the Edinburgh to Glasgow route.

    I've just noticed that the Edinburgh to Glasgow route includes a Class 170 in the package - so you don't need to buy it separately. This is the link:

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/65216/Train_Simulator_EdinburghGlasgow_Route_AddOn/


    I checked the Tutorial tab and successfully loaded a Class 158 with all the instructions. Try loading this or a different train from this tab. Make your selection from the menu list on the right hand side.
     
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  3. JJTimothy

    JJTimothy Active Member

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    Tutorials seem to be just another type of scenario. Some DLCs include them, some don't. I didn't have any until recently. WCML(Shap), which I bought after Christmas, added a couple more.
     
  4. eiamw

    eiamw New Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I'm coming from around 18 years background in MS flight simulators - FSX for about 10 of those, so I need to get my head around the fact that add-ons, or DLC as they are called in Steam, work quite a bit differently. So for example if I buy a Route then do I assume that Trains and/or Scenarios for that Route may have to be purchased separately, or would I automatically get some?

    I any case I'm starting out on a big learning curve so at the moment I have around 7 different Routes, as I happened to have got both TSW and TS-2019 within a week of each other, both a present from my wife. When she learned I had what looked like serious issues with TSW she got me TS-2019 as a substitute. As I have since solved the issue myself (as Tech Support couldn't) I have both sims working. Once I get over the learning I'll probably look at DLCs, especially steam powered locos in Austria and Germany.
    Thanks again,
    Tony
     
  5. Gordon7000

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    When you buy a route, some related loco(s) / trains, will be included. The included assets will be listed on the Steam page for that route. You will also receive some Scenarios for that route. At a later stage, you can add more locos / trains to that route. Just ensure that you've got all the necessary assets for any add-ons that you want to buy. These are listed on Steam's loco or train add-on download pages. (DLC)

    There's a few Steam powered locos available for Austria and Germany - but most of the add-ons for those countries are either electric or diesel powered.

    This is an example of a German steam train add-on:

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/376969/Train_Simulator_DB_BR_18_Steam_Loco_AddOn/

    But you'll need the corresponding route for it.

    Watch out for special deals in the Steam sales, and occasionally in sales at the DTG Store and Just Trains, etc.
     
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  6. Gordon7000

    Gordon7000 Active Member

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    Tony, it might be better if you could ask future questions in one of the other sub forums - such as 'General Discussions.' This is primarily an Introduction sub forum. You'll probably receive more responses under 'General Discussions'.
     
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  7. eiamw

    eiamw New Member

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    Thanks Gordon.
     
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