Post by Tom Goodrick on May 11, 2009 9:54:35 GMT -5
I have been unsuccessful in using the Paint Shack to paint tankers for different fuel products. All I have are black oil tankers and bright yellow salt tankers. The Paint Shack is in the Content Manager or CMP and is related to the web site. The CMP is a way to download rollingstock and keep track of it. Yesterday I went to the online site without using the program (TRS2006) and joined so I can download stuff. But when I go to the CMP, it does not know I am a member. I can't find any of the content I already have. That's all I want to do: paint some cars I already have.
The web site does have free downloads for registered owners. But the main purpose is to sell you a bunch of stuff. I looked at the free rolling stock downloads and found none I was interested in. Most are European and are very special cars - special paint jobs, that is.
I just want to take jet fuel to the airport and diesel fuel to a ship.
Post by Tom Goodrick on May 15, 2009 10:00:05 GMT -5
This aspect of the program is a real downer. The TRAINZ manual discusses using the PaintShed to paint rolling stock. BUT there are several problems. This is done within the "Content Manager Program' or CMP. This part is tied in with the internet. To work in this area you must register the program properly with the Auran site and receive a User ID which is then embedded within your program's memory. How it gets there is a mystery to me but mine eventually got there somehow. Then you learn that only a small portion of your rolling stock can be painted. There were only two tamkers and they are not among the cars that can be painted.
So I will run small unit trains - one for crude oil, one for diesel, one for auto gasoline and one for jet fuel. It means more operations but that's what I am here for!
Post by Tom Goodrick on Jun 6, 2010 22:37:16 GMT -5
I have spent some time in the last couple days trying to learn to make up the driver instructions in TR2006 to control trains with artificial intelligence. This can make possible setting up an action sequence where several trains run simultaneously which is neat when a visitor asks what you do with your trains. (I am running this on a laptop which is also used for flying FS2002 and driving Porsches to satisfy my Need For Speed. And the same laptop records my music. It's a busy little fella.)
Has anyone found a way to run the drivers without them suddenly doing dumb things? I had two problems but solved them with extra trackmarks and use of the command "Drive via trackpoint ...." I had one driver that liked to leave the main station on a double track matching speed with the train on the adjacent track only he was facing the opposite direction. Another driver would stop when he came to a utility cross-over and could get on the adjacent track. (I think he was English and liked driving the wrong way!) Now I have those quirks fixed but one driver just stops in the middle of a desert after making his first scheduled stop and then proceding properly for a while.