Posted 17 May 2004 - 08:54 PM
I have an email into Kyle and will let you and everyone else know when we know something.
Posted 19 May 2004 - 10:35 PM
Posted 20 May 2004 - 04:11 PM
The update is nearly finished. We are fixing all the errors at the same time before we release the fix.
Posted 02 June 2004 - 07:42 PM
BTW I love the units. I've been running UP power on Rollins Pass and I'm very pleased with both appearance and performance.
Posted 28 August 2004 - 09:59 AM
Can you fill us in on any progress towards the sound file upgrade?
Posted 24 November 2004 - 04:33 AM
Just wanting to ask about the sounds.... it's been a while...
Thanks for any info...
Posted 24 November 2004 - 10:07 AM
Posted 24 November 2004 - 03:34 PM
The SD90s are Kyle's creation and last he told me, the patch was complete but he was not going to release an update until he finished working on the sounds. In addition to his MSTS activities, he works 70 plus hours, has a 3 or 4 year old and has house work to keep up on. This means his time is spread extremely thin, but he will eventually complete the sounds and release an upgrade.
Posted 24 November 2004 - 06:46 PM
Posted 27 November 2004 - 07:19 PM
When you work for the railroad, you work when they tell you to. He doesn't have the option of going to work when he feels like it. When they call, you go, and UP has a lot of freight trains to run. It wouldn't surprise me if he he's getting 6 hours of sleep for every 12 hour shift he works.
Posted 28 November 2004 - 02:32 AM
Posted 28 November 2004 - 06:14 AM
I understand, I didn't mean to come off sounding pissy, sorry about that. I worked as a corrections officer for 10 years, my private time was very important me. It sounds like Kyle is loving his job, though. But you are 100% right that all those hours can make you old quick. Happy Holidays!
Posted 28 November 2004 - 08:59 PM
I actually don't work for the railroad, I work as an assistant manager at Walgreens. I have a minimum requirement of 44 hours a week and my shifts are always changing. There have been sometimes that I work about 50 hours a week, especially during busy times of the season like the holidays. I also just got back from a four day vacation for Thanksgiving which was a good break.
So with driving an hour each way to and from work, I'm gone about 54 hours a week minimum. It really is hard to balance time for work, family, and msts with the remaining hours of the week!
The other bad thing is the current release of Halo 2
Damn you Microsoft!
Posted 28 November 2004 - 11:09 PM
Posted 10 March 2005 - 02:03 AM
I am going to be totally honest here; these are not payware quality locomotives! First of all there should be an installer, you should not have to manually put these into your MSTS folder, and secondly the skin is not that good, that and the fact that the sounds are aliased to the default dash9 make these locos no better than any freeware stuff out there!
I think the lighting could use some work also!
However, I do like the cabview.
Sorry if this upsets anyone but I must be honest, hopefully some of these issues can be fixed with a patch.
Posted 10 March 2005 - 02:26 AM
As far as the quality of the model goes. I agree with you, it is a shame that there is still no custom sounds available. As far as the model goes, you should also consider the vintage of the original model. When it first came out it was / is an awesome model.
You should also see that the author of the model has a life in the "real world" too...
I still use it and quite like it.
Edited by sstyrnol, 10 March 2005 - 02:27 AM.
Posted 10 March 2005 - 10:28 AM