North Wales Coastal

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  1. bengarrett#7621

    bengarrett#7621 New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I am looking to buy the North Wales Coast Line: Crewe - Holyhead but was wondering if the old achievements still work as this is a re-released route?

    Thank you.
     
  2. ntypeman

    ntypeman Well-Known Member

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    Sigh...

    Here we go again... You (along with me) missed the boat for the Holyhead extension (Llandudno Junction - Holyhead) ages ago...

    Crewe - Llandudno Junction has been issued twice yet DTG seem to have no interest in re-releasing the Holyhead extension...

    Eric
     
  3. Reef

    Reef Well-Known Member

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    I don't think the achievements for the new combined route are linked to the old achievements, I could be wrong though, I'm sure someone will correct me if I am.

    The newly released combined route consists of the Crewe to Llandudno and the Holyhead extension, it also introduces TfW branding btw, I mention this because the above post by ntypeman may be a little confusing and misleading regarding the Holyhead extension part.
     
  4. gee

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    Holyhead is included with the latest re-release of the NWC route
     
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  5. bengarrett#7621

    bengarrett#7621 New Member

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    Ok I will buy it and hope then!!!
    Thank you for your responses everyone
     
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  6. ex_railwayman

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    This is my map for the North Wales Coast DLC as of today, from Crewe to Holyhead. Unsure if the old achievements work at all, sorry, I can't remember now, but, this is the layout and the route number.

    Cheerz. Steve.

    North Wales Coast 2D map.jpg
     
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  7. Cyclone

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    It is possible to get the achievements, but it would involve some hacking most likely. Source: I have experimented with this, and running the same scenario with different branding is acceptable use of such a trick in my book.
     
  8. ntypeman

    ntypeman Well-Known Member

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    Reef...

    I had the original NWC route... Does that mean I should now have the Holyhead Extension as wasn't the re-released version given to those who had the ORIGINAL NWC???

    Eric
     
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    Doomotron Well-Known Member

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    If you owned the original NWC you get the new NWC from Crewe to Holyhead, but you will not get the Holyhead extension for the original route.
     
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    Thanks for that... How do I check that I have the new version??? I've looked but can only find the original version...

    Eric
     
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    Nick Y Well-Known Member

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    The new version is listed as NWC(TfW)

    Also a point to note is that if you only had the original Crewe - Llandudno and you didn't have the extension to Holyhead, you wouldn't get the newer full version (Crewe - Holyhead) for free. I know because I had the Crewe - Llandudno route but not the extension and did not get the full rebranded TfW and Avanti version for free or even discounted.
     
  12. bengarrett#7621

    bengarrett#7621 New Member

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    So I bought it and checked, the holyhead extension is included... however no achievements :(
    Cyclone what was this you said about a possible hack?
     
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    Thanks Nick, that would figure... Looks like I'll have to wait till it's next on sale...

    Eric
     
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    Reef Well-Known Member

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    Incorrect.

    This is correct.
     
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    Cyclone Well-Known Member

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    Might be best to DM about this. Nothing wrong with doing it, but it is seen by some as cheating, though where things cannot be acquired legally I see no reason not to find a way to unlock them. In any case, I am seeking info and could likely tie edited scenarios using a WCMLS Virgin reskin of the 221 to the edited versions. I do own the newer full route so can edit clones of those scenarios. The trick is tying them to the achievements, That is the hacking element.
     
  16. bengarrett#7621

    bengarrett#7621 New Member

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    Ah I see

    Would be nice if they just fixed it to be honest!!
     
  17. ex_railwayman

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    This is a list of the Scenarios from my NWC route taken in TS Tools.

    Cheerz. Steve.

    NWC Scenario file number description.jpg
     
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    Ah, I didn't know about them not giving it to owners without the extension. Was it the same for SWC?
     
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    Yes
     
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  20. gee

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    I didn't own the extension for the first release of NWC and therefore didn't qualify for the re-release version for free. DTG wanted me to pay another 24.99. That would mean I would end up paying 50 quid for the complete route.
    Dovetail did offer the re-release version for 8.99 during a sale. That is the price I would of had to pay for the extension so fair play to them.
     

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