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#1 cr-stagg

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 04:27 PM

Nalle says we can post.
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#2 mishac75

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 06:56 PM

My credit card is smoking already.

#3 cr-stagg

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 07:58 PM

To fan the flames
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#4 Coast Starlight

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 08:13 PM

HOT!!!!

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 09:40 PM

Just a quick note...

We made a last minute change to the Zephyr set to be included with the route. Instead of the 801ABC F3's (as in the separate CA Zephyr), the set will be lead by FP7 805A, F3B 802C, and F3B 803B, which are more accurate for the period. smile.gif

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 08:07 AM

I can't get over how amazing this route looks! Thanks to all those involved who put so much effort into this.

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 08:35 AM

OK Charles! biggrin.gif Absolutely stunning.

But, now give us the computer specs and MSTS specs to run this spectacular creation. Do I sack my XPS Gen3?

Keep sluggin'
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Posted 22 November 2007 - 01:51 PM

QUOTE(petersde @ Nov 22 2007, 9:16 AM) View Post

OK Charles! biggrin.gif Absolutely stunning.

But, now give us the computer specs and MSTS specs to run this spectacular creation. Do I sack my XPS Gen3?

Keep sluggin'
Dave


I have no idea what a XPS Gen3 is but here are the specs for the system I am running the WP FR on.

- CPU - Intel P4 3.00 GHZ
- OS - Win XP Pro SP2
- System Memory - 1024 MB
- Video Card - NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT 128MB
- Video Drivers - NVIDIA 6.6.9.3
- Loaded Programs at Startup - MSN Messenger, Sound, WebShots (ScreenSaver), Iomega Quick Sync, Norton AV, Printer, NVIDIA settings
- MSTS Installation - F: Drive Mini install with Bin 1.7.0519
- Available Hard Drive Space - 97GB of 115GB
- Swap File - Custom Initial 1536 Max 3072

BTW I have all sliders maxed and all items selected.

#9 cr-stagg

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 07:19 PM

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#10 cr-stagg

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 08:38 PM

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#11 Coast Starlight

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 09:07 PM

Yet even more fine screen shots. I recognize some of those spots since I have driven down and done railfan photo shoots of the real Feather River Canyon. I have driven up and down high way 70 numerious times.

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 09:43 AM

You guys have done a fine job! Well worth the wait. I am looking forward to the download! I am curious, will you be able to purchase both the download, as well as a CD version together?

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#13 petersde

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 10:23 AM

Thanks Charles for the feedback, and more great shots smile.gif .

Looks like the "old" machine (BTW, an XPS Gen3 is a Dell 2005-era gaming PC) will handle it.

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE(gtw5812 @ Nov 23 2007, 8:24 AM) View Post
I am curious, will you be able to purchase both the download, as well as a CD version together?

As a test, the route will initially be made available via download - those that purchase will automatically be sent a DVD as part of the deal, however. I'm not sure if the download option will carry on after that, as the total file size is fairly large (approximately 1.2Gb), and depending on the number of orders, could put a serious ding in bandwidth.

Cheers!
Marc

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 02:04 PM

Stunning!!!!! ohmy.gif

I love that caboose. Great work so far. Thanks for posting the screen shots.

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 06:56 PM

QUOTE(Hack @ Nov 24 2007, 3:00 AM) View Post

As a test, the route will initially be made available via download - those that purchase will automatically be sent a DVD as part of the deal, however. I'm not sure if the download option will carry on after that, as the total file size is fairly large (approximately 1.2Gb), and depending on the number of orders, could put a serious ding in bandwidth.

Cheers!
Marc


Wouldn't the purchase price cover the bandwidth cost?

#17 Hack

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 08:35 PM

I'll have to wait and see.

Cheers!
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 04:37 PM

I know what you mean Marc ... it might be cheaper to Priority Mail the DVD ... lol. That would certainly be one bandwidth bill I wouldn't want to be stuck with - yikes. Better look that one over very carefully.

Anyhow, back to the question at hand. My short answer is I pull around 30 fps on my system pretty consistantly in explore mode (Athlon 64 X2 - 3.25 GB RAM - 250 GB SATA 7200 - ATI X1650). My laptop pull low teens, which I would expect since it's anything but a performance machine.