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    We recently downloaded Trainz Simulator 2012 on our desktop cpu using Windows 10 operating system. Everything appears to have downloaded properly. We are able to click on the game icon located on the desktop. When we click "Start" from the opening screen, it takes us to the menu screen where you can click on Tutorials, Routes, Railyard, etc. However, we are unable to click on anything beyond that. When we we do, the game closes out back to the desktop. I understand this is an older game but there are certain things about it my ten year old Son likes. Is there a specific download that is needed for the game to play? We appreciate any help anyone can provide.

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    I'm not sure why you'd want to run TS12. Practically all the content is available in TANE. It runs mainly on the CPU rather than the GPU. From memory check the directx requirements I think win 10 runs a later version. I seem to recall it needs a specific version of OPENGL as well.

    If you're looking for something to run on a lap top or a machine without a GPU try Middleton for laptops. If you don't have a first class ticket you can pick up many of the dependencies on jatws.org.

    Cheerio John

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    Try running as administrator. TS12 is an older program and Windows 10 are more secure operating systems written far later than this program was.

    Right-click on the TS12 icon and choose Run as administrator. You'll be prompted to confirm that you want to run the program. If this works, you can then go into the properties and compatibility tab and make that a permanent option.

    You should run the program with DirectX, and you need to install DirectX 09c.

    Download DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010) from Official Microsoft Download Center
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    Where did you download it from? What is the build number? The build number shows in the lower right corner of the launcher.

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    Build #48249. Dowloaded it from Amazon.

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    I believe running the program with Direct X is working. I am able to go further into the game. I'll give an update in a moment.

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    Ah, that is a very odd build to have purchased as a product from Amazon. That is patch 2 level to the original release version. If you can register the serial number under your username then you can patch to a more stable build of 49922 which is patch 3. I would stop there. There is a SP1 patch that will jump you to the final version 61388 but that is a massive patch and has a tendency to fail leaving you with a useless mess of a install.

    Register the serial here:https://www.auran.com/planetauran/SN...rialnumber.php

    Patches are here: https://www.auran.com/servicepacks/

    If you can't register it due to it having a serial that has already been registered then play with it to see if you like it but I would recommend buying it from Steam during the upcoming black Friday sale. That version will be fully patched when installed and any old DLC you own like Murchison 2 or Settle & Carlisle will install automatically. The sale price is normally less than $5.

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    My Son likes the fact that when the trains derail, they travel continue down the track a short way like a real derailment. Thats kids for ya.... On the new versions of the game, the trains stop as soon as there is a derailment.

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    Your suggestion worked. Thank you very much!!! We appreciate the feedback.

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    Thanks for the info. We still may order the full version from Steam during Black Friday like you suggested.

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