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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...
  7. 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...
  9. 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...
  12. I think there is sufficient content without the...

    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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    Now why John? There are a couple of things at...

    Now why John? There are a couple of things at play here first on a drive that is less than 70% full win 10 does quite a nice job of writing the files contiguously and keeping associated files...
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    If we take a 6 gig Western Digital Black hard...

    If we take a 6 gig Western Digital Black hard drive and compare it to an SSD.

    First off the connections have more to do with performance than anything else. SATA is limited to 6 gigs so a SATA...
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    I look forward to seeing your creations. A...

    I look forward to seeing your creations. A number of content creators I work with have decided that creating with PBR etc is just too much hassle. I note you have not made anything available on the...
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    If you'd like to tackle it I'm sure we can sort...

    If you'd like to tackle it I'm sure we can sort out some resources and assistance for you.

    Cheerio John
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    Different people have different ideas about what...

    Different people have different ideas about what is important to them and what is acceptable. If you're running TANE on a conventional laptop, not a gaming one, then you may well be happy to accept...
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    And strangely enough its the enthusiastic amateur...

    And strangely enough its the enthusiastic amateur content creators that make Trainz what it is. Over time some develop the skills to build more complex and more detailed models but I must confess...
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    Go mad and upload a few items. If you're...

    Go mad and upload a few items. If you're uncomfortable with the DLS licensing I can offer you a folder on jatws.org for free.

    Cheerio John
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    If we're into a discussion about the quality of...

    If we're into a discussion about the quality of freeware I note a certain content creator's models often lack LOD. Much less effort than creating an interior cab. I understand interior cabs can be...
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