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    They are on the DLS so anyone downloading your...

    They are on the DLS so anyone downloading your layout will just bring them in as a dependency.

    Cheerio John
  2. If you're feeling hungry and want to cook a pancake Intel processors are best

    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-amd-hedt-pancakes,6366.html

    Cheerio John
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    If you dig around in the forum you'll find a post...

    If you dig around in the forum you'll find a post where windwalker states the design goal for TS19 and TANE is to make full use of any hardware in the near future. For that reason it is designed not...
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    I think the RTX 280 is wonderful but the SSD and...

    I think the RTX 280 is wonderful but the SSD and hard drive will be slower than need be. If you look at new Dell gaming machines they have PCI NVE drives which are much faster.

    I'd check the...
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    No there are a couple of restricted forums the...

    No there are a couple of restricted forums the dev one and Trainz content creation but freeware etc should be fine. Basically if you've registered TS19 that means you have paid someone some money so...
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    wd blue drives are not performance drives you...

    wd blue drives are not performance drives you want black for that. 64 MB cache is on the low side 256 MB are available.

    Bigger drives have more platters, so a 6 gig drive has more data under the...
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    There are two main bottlenecks for computers the...

    There are two main bottlenecks for computers the first is heat. Keeping it all cool enough is a major problem and the second is getting data in and out of the CPU and GPU. Hard drives are measured...
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    It depends more on the content you run than...

    It depends more on the content you run than anything else.

    https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php

    Anything above an RTX 2070 and I suspect you're paying for the name rather than...
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    Not quite,they display two or more meshes, one...

    Not quite,they display two or more meshes, one might be one with snow on it. Sometimes they just use different textures.

    Sprinkling snow on everything would need something more complex.
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    Bobsander's people are under a 1,000 polys and I...

    Bobsander's people are under a 1,000 polys and I have seen other reasonable ones in the 300 poly range.

    Cheerio John
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    But the poly counts are rather high which makes...

    But the poly counts are rather high which makes them less suitable for Trainz.


    Cheerio John
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    For your own use it's fine. Looking at the YN2...

    For your own use it's fine. Looking at the YN2 <KUID2:45324:100007:2> is on the DLS, always use the version with the highest kuid number.

    This one will take some time but I think it is doable. ...
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    Reskinning depends on the model and how it is...

    Reskinning depends on the model and how it is mapped. Some are easy some more difficult.

    In windows there is free software to change the texture files such as GIMP, paint.net etc. Paintshop pro...
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    The Realtek built in sound card is fairly good. ...

    The Realtek built in sound card is fairly good. If you read the thread a couple of audiophiles were unable to distinguish it from other sound cards in blind tests. There are different chip sets but...
  15. Have a look at the config.txt file and if you're...

    Have a look at the config.txt file and if you're lucky they are on attachment points and you can drop in another person.

    Quoting the kuid might help.

    Cheerio John
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    https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Trainz I have an...

    https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Trainz

    I have an idea it might have been me who started it as a way to retain information. I think N3V had just deleted a fair chuck of user documentation at the...
  17. Now featuring a life sized chess board. What's...

    Now featuring a life sized chess board.

    What's the problem?

    Cheerio John
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    I have TS19 amongst other versions of Trainz. I...

    I have TS19 amongst other versions of Trainz. I even have some payware with PBR textures and to be honest I can't see any major difference between those assets and ones made for earlier versions...
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    A complete layout with assets is fairly big but...

    A complete layout with assets is fairly big but the .cdp of just the layout is quite small and that's basically what you are writing to the disk. I won't be concerned about the number of writes made...
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    I think there is sufficient content without the DLC to keep me reasonably happy. I'd like a few basic enhancements to TS19 to make it usable but I have DRM free TANE if need be and it runs not too...
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    As always the first consideration should be...

    As always the first consideration should be defining the requirements. Which is why although the question starts with SSD or Hard drive the discussion has tried to take other things into account.
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    To run the software 8 gigs of memory is probably...

    To run the software 8 gigs of memory is probably good enough today having said that Microsoft have this habit of requiring more and more memory to run the operating system with new updates. Once 2...
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    We looked at disk fragmentation for word...

    We looked at disk fragmentation for word processing. Anything to get more out of the workers. What we found was when starting up the program files were much larger than the documents so installing...
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    Just on principle I'll disagree, these days...

    Just on principle I'll disagree, these days drives read the entire physical track as it rotates and then sort it out in the cache. Even moving the head a single track is about the same time as...
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    Buy an external hard drive or a ugreen external...

    Buy an external hard drive or a ugreen external case and stick something like WD blue drive in it. Use this for backup. I use Win 7 backup you'll find it under Win 10 backup. It's simpler to...
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