Stevens Pass Backdating Kit Released

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Stevens Pass Backdating Kit Released

Unread postby GreatNortherner » Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:19 am

Hello,

I have just released a little backdating kit for the Stevens Pass Route DLC.

What this does is add depots, station signs, train order signals, platform clutter and station markers to the route. This was all done in the scenario editor only, so the installed route remains completely unchanged.

You need a bit of knowledge of the inner workings of the scenarios, crucially their folder structure, and of course you must know how to build and edit your own scenarios if you want to use this.

Detailed instructions are available in the manual.

You can download the backdating kit on my website.

Below are a few screenshots of how it looks like in-game.

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Re: Stevens Pass Backdating Kit Released

Unread postby OldProf » Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:56 am

What a brilliant idea, Michael! You've opened a door to an entirely new concept in changing the era of any route, but only through scenarios. And, what is more, application of this kit or others like it yet to come will not be overwritten by cache verifications.

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Re: Stevens Pass Backdating Kit Released

Unread postby gkbaldwin » Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:12 am

*!!thnx!!*

This is great!

I hope other routes can be done as well (Marias Pass comes to mind).... *!lol!* \

Then build a bridge route to link the two... *!greengrin!*

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Re: Stevens Pass Backdating Kit Released

Unread postby BoostedFridge » Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:25 am

What a brilliant idea Michael!
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Re: Stevens Pass Backdating Kit Released

Unread postby billy » Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:01 pm

This is a excellent idea Michael !!! !*YAAA*!
Keep up the great work !!!
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Re: Stevens Pass Backdating Kit Released

Unread postby Chacal » Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:28 pm

!*brav*!
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Re: Stevens Pass Backdating Kit Released

Unread postby DapperDan » Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:33 pm

I **!!bow!!** to you, oh great one!!

*!!thnx!!*
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Re: Stevens Pass Backdating Kit Released

Unread postby GreatNortherner » Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:12 pm

Thanks for your kind comments!

OldProf wrote:And, what is more, application of this kit or others like it yet to come will not be overwritten by cache verifications.

I was quite surprised when I found out that the method works. The scenario-based Scenery Tiles and even tracks.bin edits (in ScenarioNetworkProperties.bin) apparently do not depend on anything specific set in the scenarioproperties, which I really did not expect to be the case when I started this experiment.

gkbaldwin wrote:I hope other routes can be done as well (Marias Pass comes to mind).... *!lol!* \

LOL, I had thought about that too. Actually, it would have been easier as I have most of of the models already from my old MSTS route, but then I like Stevens Pass better. A similar treatment for Marias Pass is still on my own wishlist too though.

gkbaldwin wrote:Then build a bridge route to link the two... *!greengrin!*

Wouldn't that be a dream! Sandpoint, Spokane, the Columbia River. There was a forum thread about a WIP Spokane route at trainsim.com several years ago but this seems to have gotten abandoned. So... who here has too much free time? *!twisted!*

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Re: Stevens Pass Backdating Kit Released

Unread postby ErikGorbiHamilton » Wed May 06, 2015 1:29 am

Im wanting to install the Scenarios but i cant find the route folder. Do you know the Folder Number?
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Re: Stevens Pass Backdating Kit Released

Unread postby GreatNortherner » Wed May 06, 2015 5:48 am

The Stevens Pass ID is 93aab37f-606f-484b-8525-25dc457360f1.

To quickly find out any route's ID, you can use the tool "NameMyRoute.exe" from the main Railworks directory. RW_Tools' "Check Routes" function also gives you a list of all routes' names and IDs.

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Re: Stevens Pass Backdating Kit Released

Unread postby ErikGorbiHamilton » Wed May 06, 2015 5:29 pm

GreatNortherner wrote:The Stevens Pass ID is 93aab37f-606f-484b-8525-25dc457360f1.

To quickly find out any route's ID, you can use the tool "NameMyRoute.exe" from the main Railworks directory. RW_Tools' "Check Routes" function also gives you a list of all routes' names and IDs.

Cheers
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Thank you!
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Re: Stevens Pass Backdating Kit Released

Unread postby AirCoaster » Sun May 08, 2016 12:19 pm

Michael, I have been trying to download this kit for sometime now, I was kind of waiting for the link to be repaired before I said anything hoping it was just me, but the link seems to be broken. It starts and then ends very quickly. I hope you can fix this, I would like to try the kit.
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Re: Stevens Pass Backdating Kit Released

Unread postby ZekTheKid » Sun May 08, 2016 12:41 pm

All the required assets are included in the download right? Not including the payware Stevens Pass. (That's illegal !**duh*!! )
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Re: Stevens Pass Backdating Kit Released

Unread postby buzz456 » Sun May 08, 2016 2:05 pm

ZekTheKid wrote:All the required assets are included in the download right? Not including the payware Stevens Pass. (That's illegal !**duh*!! )


Yes everything is there. The D/L is only 4 megs so it doesn't take long.
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Re: Stevens Pass Backdating Kit Released

Unread postby AirCoaster » Mon May 09, 2016 3:54 pm

AirCoaster wrote:Michael, I have been trying to download this kit for sometime now, I was kind of waiting for the link to be repaired before I said anything hoping it was just me, but the link seems to be broken. It starts and then ends very quickly. I hope you can fix this, I would like to try the kit.


Excellent, after many tries at downloading this file, I finally succeeded in my task. Thanks to whoever or whatever made this finally work. Now to go have some fun.
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