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Introduction / Re: Hello, BVEStation
« on: March 12, 2015, 07:13:48 pm »
Welcome to BVEStation! Enjoy your stay.

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Station Talk / Re: Old BVE Station Forums
« on: March 08, 2015, 05:22:25 pm »
You can find the link at the bottom of the forum index, or go to archive.bvestation.com

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BVEStation Network News / March 2015 BVE Update
« on: March 08, 2015, 05:21:02 pm »
As we move forward into the year, we will be attempting to do monthly updates from everything BVEStation to BVE to even other simulators that you may be interested in, so you always get the latest updates!



First off, if you have been following us on Facebook, we've given updates on the Q.  DJ Hammers and Mr. Railfan have been working tirelessly on it, and it appears a beta is coming in the near future.  As always, we can never guarantee any release dates, but you will be notified on BVEStation when that happens.



Recently we've had a new member mrsam127 begin working on LIRR routes for OpenBVE.  This is a first, as we've had many LIRR trains, but no routes.  Keep an eye out on the forum for these updates!



The old BVEStation Forums has now been re-archived, in a simple format for fast browsing.  You can visit it by clicking on the forum homepage at the bottom.



One of our members posted a link to the London Underground Central Line, a highly detailed route, with realistic train and safety systems for a more realistic experience.  The learning curve on the train is slightly higher than what we typically have for content on BVEStation, but do stick with it, as these systems make the experience more enjoyable, especially once you get the train moving.  Read the instructions carefully, and don't give up trying.  As for the route overall, its great, and is one of the best London Underground routes out there in my opinion.


Visit our forum topic: http://forums.bvestation.com/index.php?topic=2814.0
Link to info page: http://brnobve.eu/?page_id=2725



Not an advertisement or endorsement, but if you are looking for Train Simulator 2015, it is currently on sale on Steam for 50% off.  The game is rather expensive so its best to get it on sale.  As of now.  There's about 19 hours left as of this posting.  What you should do though, is join the BVEStation Steam Group if you have Steam!  http://steamcommunity.com/groups/bvestation

If you have any updates, news or routes you like to share, please feel free to post it in the forums.  It may even make it to next month's updates.

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Station Talk / Re: Old BVE Station Forums
« on: March 08, 2015, 04:43:55 pm »
The old BVEStation has been archived and formatted in the most basic format, and is now available for viewing.  The link should be working again.

As a disclaimer there may be some links which are missing/links that are not working.  Those were unfortunately lost during the archiving process.  Images are also missing, and youtube videos are mere links.  Any other links to external services may or may no longer work.

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I don't know about those two routes specifically, but the game is relatively stable, and plays fine.  Load times are still a problem, even though I'm using a Solid State Drive, they take forever.

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Other Games / What other games do you guys play?
« on: March 02, 2015, 08:06:54 pm »
Hey everyone, We would like to take a survey of what games you guys play.  Most of the above will be train/sim related.  Please feel free to add your game in this post if it is not listed above.  We assume you all play or have played BVE.  Thanks!

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Station Talk / Re: Old BVE Station Forums
« on: February 23, 2015, 10:43:16 pm »
We are seeing this is feasible.  All downloads have been reposted on the new BVEStation, there are no older downloads.

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Other Games / Re: What's your experience with HMMSIM?
« on: February 23, 2015, 07:36:59 pm »
Can you get us some screenshots? I've noticed these in the downloads section, but haven't seen what they look like.

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Introduction / Re: Whats up guys
« on: February 19, 2015, 05:12:58 pm »
Welcome to BVEStation! Enjoy your stay.

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Other Projects / Re: London Underground Central Line Ė demo
« on: February 19, 2015, 02:01:10 am »
I too had some trouble trying to get the train to run, read the instructions on how to operate it, and it will tell you how to get the train moving.

I found the instructions just a little bit unclear, so I kept trying, so what you need to do is first push the Delete key, you should hear the key being inserted.  Then push Page Down 3 times to activate ATO mode.  You should hear the chimes.  At this point close the doors, and the Blue light should come on.  Make sure the gear is set to F (forward) and power set to N (Neutral).  Hold down the 5 and 8 keys at the same time until the train starts moving, then you can let go, and the train will move.  The instructions say 3 seconds, but for me once the train starts moving, you can let go like a second after that.  At this point all you need to do is open the doors/close doors at stations and hold down the 5 and 8 keys to get moving again.

If you want to run it in manual mode, push delete, then Page Down twice.  Then tap the space bar.  Close the doors, and you should be able to control the train manually, you will still need to follow the speed limits, as it will force you to if you go over.

Hope this helps.



Also if you want to know if the plugin is working hit F10 to open the debug menu, you will see the status listed on it.  There was one time where the safety systems didn't work at all though even though it said the plugin was loaded, I just restarted the game and it worked agin.

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Station Talk / Search is back on Downloads
« on: February 17, 2015, 09:42:17 pm »
Search functionality has been added to the downloads section.

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Station Talk / Re: Video support back on BVEStation Downloads.
« on: February 17, 2015, 09:41:39 pm »
Your video is regarding this file correct? http://www.bvestation.com/download/79

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Other Projects / Re: London Underground Central Line Ė demo
« on: February 17, 2015, 07:23:12 pm »
Looks beautiful, will definitely check this out.

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BVE/OpenBVE Support / Re: OpenBVE Connect Website No Longer Avalible
« on: February 16, 2015, 02:12:29 pm »
The site is shut down from what I hear.

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Photography / Making All Stops by O.S. Funk Review
« on: February 16, 2015, 02:13:55 am »

Making All Stops by O.S. Funk has got to be one of the greatest high quality NYC Subway Photo books Iíve seen and with that said, this book not only offers photos but also offers tributes to the transit workers of the age, and their love for photography.  Taking passions from both their work and their hobby, they have generously contributed their works to make this book possible.  Here is my review of Volume One, mainly featuring photos from 1970 to 1976.

Introduction

The book begins with an introduction and a dedication to Steve Zabel, Zabel being a transit employee for over 20 years, and combining his passion for photography, to go the extra mile in photographing the NYC Subway.  The book is meant to have something for everyone, and the ones born during this time will most certainly be able to relive the memories of a vastly different system than what we have today.  For the ones that havenít it is an interesting trip into the history of the NYC Subway, and one that can be felt through vivid photos, and commentary provided by the several photographers contributing to the book.

The next part of the book is an interesting fact chart of movies that feature the NYC Subway, all the way from the 1970ís to the 1980ís.  These classic movies are all given a brief comment on what they feature, and a rating presumably depicting how well they showcase the NYC Subway.  If you want to check out some movies showcasing the NYC Subway in this time period, this list is a great one to have.

We almost begin the meat and flesh of the book, but before we reach that we have a short timeline from 1970 to 1989 documenting all the major events in NYC history.

At last we get a look at Steve Zabel, flipping through his photos heís been everywhere from Pittsburg to the SEPTA system.

The Rooftops

Steve Zabel was called a risk-taker in the book, and that clearly shows in his rooftop photos.  The book features 20 photos from Coney Island, all the way to the Bronx.  All are breathtaking views, very rarely seen by the average person.

100 to 9000

This section features cars with odd numbers. The book calls them special numbers, but other than the cars having unusual or funny numbers, I felt there weren't really anything special about them. The photos here mainly show these oddly numbered cars like 7777 or 6200. 6200 has 2 photos showing how it transformed from new to vandalized.

Chronological

At this point, we begin the tour from the 1970 to 1976.  Photos showing shiny new railcars roll along the rails, and within just a few years, graffiti goes to become a signature of the NYC Subway.  Still, our fearless photographers still manage to find a shiny new one, and at the best of places too, with a set of silver and blue on the 4 with the old Yankeeís Stadium open in the background.  Through all this we also get a glimpse of the 3rd Avenue Elevated, itself with its own set of 20 photos.

To be honest, Iíve only really read books from the library containing photos of the NYC Subway.  The difference however is massive, as the photos here were clearly selected to tell a story.  The story begins with an era and end with an era. And the ones who tell us the story is this set of passionate photographers who were there to take it all for us to see and share today.

Some notable photos, that I personally liked, no doubt all of them were great, but just some that caught my eye.

IRT Gun Hill Road, Station mezzanine/interior entrance. Great photo, didnít find it anywhere online.
Super white, super spotless car #7777 at 174th St. in the Bronx.
R7 car #1477 as the KK train, at 57th St. on 6th Ave., that station is still brand spanking new in this photo.

There are certainly a lot more photos, I wanted to share, but alas youíll have to check out the book yourself in order to fully appreciate the era.  I cannot post any photos of the inside of the book here, as I have to respect the publishers decisions.  Visiting nycsubway.org will not curate fantastic photos for you, and the book contains plenty of photos that arenít online.  If you are a true railbuff, this collection of photos is a must have, and I cant wait to see Volume 2. If you are a general railfan with even a slight interest, this book is worth a look, as it provides a good way to get a glimpse of the 1970's era NYC Subway system. That movie list will certainly help with that as well.  If you guys have any questions, please feel free to ask me in the forum.

Check it out here: http://www.makingallstops.com


Note: This is a sponsored post brought over from the old BVEStation for archival purposes.

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