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South Wales Coastal??

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  1. jamie.greatorex58

    jamie.greatorex58 New Member

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    I'm after the South Wales Coastal as its needed for a particular route i would like to download.

    I know its been discontinued but is there anywhere or anyway I can get it still as this route will not work without it?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. ARuscoe

    ARuscoe Well-Known Member

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    You can get the Bristol to Cardiff version but not the Bristol to Swansea one. The BRI-CDF was included in the 2017 bundle I believe
     
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  4. jamie.greatorex58

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    Is that the same route? Trying to download Birmingham to Bristol XC route and it states that I need the South Wales coastal, will it work without it do you think?
     
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    Pookeyhead Well-Known Member

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    Someone tried to use Instant Gaming the other day and had issues with Paypal verification not sending SMS codes... use a credit card etc... unless they've fixed it.
     
  7. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead Well-Known Member

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    If it just lists it as DTG South Wales Coastal, then yes.
     
  8. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I misread the post... If it lists it, it probably either won't work, or will have assets missing like platforms, gantries etc...
     
  9. ARuscoe

    ARuscoe Well-Known Member

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    XCRoute only goes as far as Cardiff but there is an email on the webpage so could email them and ask
     
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    For the Birmingham to Bristol extended route you can either/or the original Bristol to Cardiff or the extended one.
     
  11. jamie.greatorex58

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    Thanks for all the help guys, think I'll just get TS2017, found a key for £4 on gamivo. So if I want routes from the other TS games I can just buy that particular years release and the routes will work?
     
  12. ex-railwayman

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    Yes, the free version of the Birmingham xc route only goes to Cardiff, but, there is a payware donation version isn't there, does this carry the route on to Swansea now? I don't have that route so can't confirm anything for the OP.

    Don't forget that there is likely to be a Halloween Sale on Steam starting tomorrow afternoon, you can get routes at discounted prices.

    Cheerz. Steve.
     
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  13. ARuscoe

    ARuscoe Well-Known Member

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    Each year DTG have released a core update (TS followed by the year) and a bundle of routes that go on sale with that update
    So if you buy that bundle you get the licenses for the included routes which you can cash in on steam and they will work on any version of TSx
    Next year they will put out TS2022 (most likely) and this will be the core update (free for everyone who has any version of TSx already) and a new bundle on steam for those who are either new to the game (so no DLC at all) or who don't have the three or four routes included in the bundle. I bought the bundle deluxe this time round as I didn't have any of the routes and got 4 routes (approx £100) for about £40
     
  14. ARuscoe

    ARuscoe Well-Known Member

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    Confusingly there used to be two payware "south wales coastal" routes, one to Cardiff and one to Swansea. Both are now discontinued, but you can get the CDF one as part of the bundle detailed above. I have both but don't know which specifically is required for the XC route, They're separate folders in the file structure so you would need the correct one to run XC
     
  15. Pookeyhead

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    It just says DTG South Wales Coastal. I have the one that came with 2017, and it's the only South Wales route I have, and the Birmningham XC route works for me.
     
  16. Reef

    Reef Well-Known Member

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    What and where's this XC route you're all talking about? It sounds interesting, wouldn't mind taking a gander.
     
  17. jamie.greatorex58

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    Here, its the Birmingham to Bristol route.
    Has quite a few payware requirements

    https://xcroute.com/extended/

    Also, your profile picture is awesome, The Dead South are wicked
     
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    only those in red are required to actually run the route. The others are scenario requirements I would imagine.
     
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    Reef Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the link bud, yeah TDS are awesome, will be interesting to see what happens now the cello player has left though.
     
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    Anybody got a copy of the XC manual I can check out, the link appears to be dead on the XC site
     
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    It didn't come with a manual as such... just a .txt file telling you how to install it
     
  22. ARuscoe

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    I've got a manual but there's nothign in there above what's on the website. Reqs for the route, reqs for the scenarios and a few bits about interesting points on the route
     
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    Thanks ph I'll dl it when I'm back on my PC later, I'm on my phone atm. :)

    Edit:
    Looks good, think I'll give it a try. :)
     
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  25. jamie.greatorex58

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    Okay so I now have the South Wales coastal installed but am also in need of the DTG class 220 and 221 which is also not on sale anymore. Is there anywhere I can still obtain this??
     
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    No. You missed that one by a a few weeks only. Notifications were posted on here warning of the deletion of them. You can always get the Just Trains Voyager Advanced though.
     
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    Ahh well that's a damn shame, it states that the DTG and the JT voyager are both required for the scenarios to work. I guess there's no way around this without having the DTG version.
     
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    Use TSTools and swap out the two types for the JT one
     
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    jamie.greatorex58 New Member

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    Is that a program that comes with the game? Havent heard of that before, I wouldn't really have a clue how to go about changing them.
     
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    The program does not come with the game and you have to download and install it.
    It is a steep learning curve to get the first thing done but then it gets easier
    http://www.agenetools.com/downloads.html
     
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    Okay brilliant, thanks for your help, I'll have to give it a go later on. ;)
     
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    ARuscoe Well-Known Member

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    As 749006 says above, its a separate program with it's own quirks, but useful in these instances
     
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    Wish I knew when the south Wales route is coming back though, the article leaves me wandering if it'll be available in a year or in a week.
     
  35. AlexTheMole

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    When have DTG ever put up an article for an upcoming product that is more than 1-4 weeks away? I'd say it's safe to assume it is coming in the next couple of weeks.
     
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    I'd prefer if they let us out of our misery when they actually release it and then release the article. I could die in a week whilst waiting for this to come out...
     
  37. AlexTheMole

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    .....what?
     
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    ARuscoe Well-Known Member

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    Irony aside, do it quietly LOL
     
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    There's always 3rd party reskins :)
     
  41. AlexTheMole

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    Exactly, there are very good reskins out there for pretty much everything TfW operates that exist as models in TS. SWC coming back is good news no matter what way you look at it.

    Edit: Also considering the ownership of TfW is changing who knows what obstacles that may have put in the way of getting a license. With what is happening to the current TOCs at the moment who knows what the future holds for routes/stock in current liveries and branding.
     
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    Of course there is, of which I have many, but that's hardly the point, I would be much happier if DTG went full TfW with this including station signage, announcements, liveries, interior upholstery, destination boards and so on.

    Also you try finding re-skins that don't require other purchases like AP's Enhancement packs and such (I've purchased a few myself for this very reason, not everyone is in the financial position to do so)

    And what about new stock? The Class 769 (revamped Class 319 EMU into a BMU) is coming to TfW soon (it's in extensive track testing and familiarisation as we speak)

    Like I said, big picture this is terrible news.
     
  43. Reef

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    ARuscoe said he had it on good authority that DTG and TfW were already in talks, and besides TfW is a (Welsh) Government owned entity and they work for us (allegedly) so TfW should be public domain anyway.
     
  44. ionutmineadaniel

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    If I own Bristol-Cardiff would I get the line to Swasea for free?
     
  45. AlexTheMole

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    I think you might want take a look at the bigger picture of the world if you think us not getting TfW branding in a bloody video game is "terrible news". I've had enough, I cant stand listening to people acting like the world is collapsing because a virtual product isn't exactly what they want. If something is broken yes, but just because something isn't in a livery you want or doesn't come with the type of stock you want you need to grow up and get over it. People wanted this route to come back, so it's coming back.

    "We want SWC back!" "Okay, here it is back" "WAAAAHH It's not how I want it!!!!" Get some perspective, I'm done with all this entitlement in hobbies. Luckily most people on this forum are reasonable, shame a few ruin it. I'm out.
     
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    Not a chance. It uses SWC for signals, track, platforms and other essential items.
     
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    I meant that in reference to your point about XC Route
     
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    :D:D:D

    You sound a heck of a lot more upset than I am.

    Need a hug?
     
  49. Reef

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    Oh and just for the record, it's all about perspective and relativity, in the "grand scheme of things" third world famine, BLM not getting enough media time, Doris's cat stuck in a tree are all vastly more important than a video game and its content.. HOWEVER within the context of a video game and the media outlet for said video game that I've invested a lot of money in btw, my point is valid..

    You'll learn that when you grow up a bit..
     
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    Absolutely. There’s a lot of terrible things going on in the world. Whether it’s the possibility of an attempted coup in the USA, BLM being ignored, the poo-show of Brexit here in the UK, homophobia and misogyny on the increase or runaway climate change threatening the very existence of our species.

    However... it’s impossible for our pathetic monkey-brains to cope with all that doom and gloom constantly. So let’s drive imaginary trains and reset our brains and enjoy the fact that we can! Better so that we can have the energy to cope with and resist the onslaught of nonsense. It’s not a dichotomy, kids. You can do both.

    I am absolutely chuffed to absolute bits that SWC all the way to Swansea is on its way back (and my (leisure, not serious philosophical or life) dream of driving from PAD to SWA or MAN to CMN gets a bit closer). It’s ok if TfW branding isn’t there - there’s skins available elsewhere from the likes of Major Wales Design, and I spend my time looking out of a cab window at signals and route learning landmarks anyhow rather than worrying too much about liveries.

    I’m also chuffed that I can carry on driving TS2021 on “Apple silicon” Macs, and that somehow it actually runs better than under Boot Camp on my laptop. It means I can carry on actually using TS at all. I can’t afford a fancy gaming PC just for TS. Double good news today.

    It’s just a game at the end of the day, but please, remember that to many people, including me, having a little escapism in their life, where they don’t have to think about the macro or micro scale problems of the world is a blessing. Especially when a lot of us are worried about even leaving the house.
     
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