It all started with TrainDispatcher3.
I wanted a large monitor for viewing train dispatch diagrams offered for the dispatching simulator in full view.
I had a 19" widescreen monitor but even at 1440x900 res. the chosen track charts could not be displayed in full view....I played the game anyway...
I bought a 17" standard res. at 1280x1024 & run dual-view mode...using a 8800GT card.
Then, one day I windowed the TD3 payware version & put the upper left corner as far upper left as I could & pulled the window down & right as far as I could stretch the screen....to 2718x1368 resolution!
Here is the result...reduced to 800x402 to present my new toy for the Holidays...TD3 Beginner View...
Here is the Classic View of Norfolk Southern's Georgia Division, Atlanta North District...2714x1363 res. reduced to 1063x534
Needing to select trees for my new route, I searched Content Manager Plus for Category/Flora/Trees/Fall & saved the search to a tab called Fall...there are 201 assets listed, including my local folder. By the way, the route is divided into three parts. Jersey to Phelps, Freeman to Lindale & Brice to Austell(Atlanta). I'm already running Trainz on the 1st map & reference this TD3 Trackchart for track & signals....it's sooo hot!
I wanted to view the thumbnails & suddenly it dawned on me to put monitor #2 in the picture...fourteen thumbnails at a time...2719x899 res. reduced here to 1024x339...
Of course there is a seem at the monitor edges, however there is no loss of view. The 19" monitor displays the Windows Title Bar & Task bar, the 17" does not.
Then I suddenly realized why Content Manager Plus as well as Content Manager v2.0 always tries to update the Trainz Asset Database...
In my C:/TRS2006 Folder there is a sub-folder for caching CMP...that is the location for all the thumbnails from Download Station.
All content that has a $screenshot$ in the asset's folder is stored at this location. No screenie means...
Of course it would take CMP a long time to log the entire DLS screenshot collection, but you can use ESC to stop the action & continue on editing in CMP. All the thumbnails are stored on your computer & whenever you need them, they'll be there. Being .jpg files, they are lightweight & handy if you are creating routes, etc.
So what for the holidays? I recommend a second monitor...!