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BVE Train Simulator

Postby jspsh » Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:44 pm

Anyone have good non-fiction american routes for BVE?

I can't seem to find alot of American routes other than NYC subways.
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Postby Otto Vondrak » Sat Sep 18, 2004 10:47 pm

What's BVE?

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Postby jspsh » Sun Sep 19, 2004 10:43 am

Otto Vondrak wrote:What's BVE?

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BVE is a free train simulator. It's more well known in Europe with tons of European tracks available for download. But there is also some American tracks such as New York subway lines. Theres a few American locomotives such as F40PH and GP38. (That's all I found)

http://mackoy.cool.ne.jp/

(Use a translator service such as [url]bablefish.altavista.com[/url] to read the site)[/url]
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Postby CRail » Sun Sep 19, 2004 7:03 pm

Anyone know a good route to start with from http://www.nyctba.com?
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Postby jspsh » Mon Oct 04, 2004 10:35 pm

CRail wrote:Anyone know a good route to start with from http://www.nyctba.com?


I started out with the 7 line and it was pretty good.
The elevated subway after Vernon-Jackson Ave (IIRC) has decent graphics but it can definitely be improved.
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PRSL for BVE

Postby pollard7545 » Wed Jan 05, 2005 8:40 pm

I am going to try to recreate most of the PRSL Lines for BVE if I can get enough information. I have access to quite a few things, but I need help with getting the tracks started. If anyone has knowledge of building for BVE, please let me know.
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Postby jspsh » Sat Jan 08, 2005 10:57 pm

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Re: BVE Train Simulator (Reborn as OpenBVE 2012)

Postby Fan Railer » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:02 am

Figured I'd bump this up from its watery grave instead of starting a new thread. It's been more than 7 years since the previous postings on this thread, and BVE / openBVE has developed exponentially. There are some great American routes for download, like the Desert Freight / Passenger route, The Rocky mountains route, Seneca - Fairlands, Seneca - Monet, and Blueridge (All of which you can find here: http://www.bve.cz/en/route_table_usa_canada.html) .

In addition, the rolling stock for those routes has also improved greatly, and you can find examples here: http://wwwlocomotivaopenbve.blogspot.com/ (many heavy haul class 1 freight locomotives)
And here: http://www.mediafire.com/openbve <-- this is slightly complicated, because in order to get all objects to display, you must not only download the train file, but you must download the appliance folder and place it in the specific train folder you want the objects to display in. However, if you figure it out, the rolling stock is amazing.

Here are some video examples of today's OpenBVE quality. I will link my playlist on youtube, which contains most of the stock mentioned above, and some foreign stock. Many of my own trains I have modified sound and physics wise to make more realistic, but visually speaking, what you see in those videos is what you download. Enjoy my friends =)
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9C10AA748CB0FBCF

In order to download the latest version of OpenBVE, go here: http://www.openbve.org/
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Re: BVE Train Simulator

Postby frank754 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:34 pm

Quick question, is Open BVE compatible with the subway lines? I think I played around with them a lot on the original BVE, and got them from a Swedish site. I'm going to have to check it out.
It runs on Linux too now, doesn't it?
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Re: BVE Train Simulator

Postby LIRRMEDFORD » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:19 am

All the city subway lines are compatible with open bve. It has even gone into multiplayer stages. You don't have to get the routes from a sweedish website though you can just get them from BVESTATION which is where they are originally made.
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Re: BVE Train Simulator

Postby Fan Railer » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:12 pm

LIRRMEDFORD wrote:All the city subway lines are compatible with open bve. It has even gone into multiplayer stages. You don't have to get the routes from a sweedish website though you can just get them from BVESTATION which is where they are originally made.


not to mention the quality is MUCH better now after years of development, so the simulations and the route scenarios are much more realistic. Just make sure your computer has the right specs to handle it, or the lag will be unbearable.
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Re: BVE Train Simulator

Postby frank754 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:10 pm

Yes, I got it working the other day. I've played with it before under Windows, but this time I got it working under Linux. Ubuntu has it in their software "store", for free. It comes with the UK route. The only problem is, most of the subway lines use .exe files to install the routes and trains, which do not work in Linux. So after a long day, I was able to install a second copy using WINE, and then the exe's would run. But to open the program, you have to navigate to the directory, right-click and open with MONO. I think I had a path issue too, but I ran (from terminal): ln -s $HOME ~/.wine/dosdevices/h:
Not sure if that was the exact thing that cured it, but it works fine now.
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Re: BVE Train Simulator

Postby Fan Railer » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:19 pm

BVE continues to become more realistic as developers invest more time into creating new content:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeTTCe7rB0o
This train can be downloaded here: http://mudbvedays.webs.com/r32-2
Enjoy :)
EDIT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tM-xlp5JOg
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Update: P42DC available for download

Postby Fan Railer » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:01 pm

I was VERY happy when I was notified that this had been released. You can download it here (http://www.mediafire.com/?ye8o4obq906bz2e) The next and probably final update will see the addition of the unique compressor sound that is so commonly associated with the Genesis Series. Enjoy :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB4pHbwW1Vw

EDIT:
Managed to update the K5LA and compressor relatively quickly:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh3SBXYEnVo
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Amtrak Long Distance train mockup with fill in cars

Postby Fan Railer » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:30 am

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