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BVEStation Network News / Teamspeak Notice: File Storage
« on: September 14, 2011, 09:35:47 pm »
This is a message to everyone who uses the Teamspeak, but may apply if you plan to use it in the future anyway.

The file storage on the Teamspeak server is great for doing quick sharing of files, but the server owner has informed me that it is taking up too much space.  So there are 2 solutions to this.

1. Don't use the Teamspeak Server to transfer/share files.
2. Use the Teamspeak Server to transfer/share files, BUT remember to delete the files once your done.

The files will be purged from the server regardless.  Do not store critical files on the server, Do not use Teamspeak's file storage system as a backup system.  Once the cleanup and maintenance is done, the server should be back up shortly.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation!

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Off Topic / SimCity on Fox News
« on: September 07, 2011, 03:43:03 pm »

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General BVE/OpenBVE / CD/DVD Survey for BVE
« on: August 28, 2011, 05:22:07 pm »
All of you have been there before, you got a new computer and just reinstalled BVE.  What about the routes and trains?  I've faced the problem myself as it certainly is a hassle to redownload and reinstall everything.  Of course, the administrators at BVEStation try to repackage the most popular routes into easy and fast installers, and use a simple and compatible 7zip format.  Still, it takes a while, especially on people with slower connections to redownload everything.

I have gotten requests of this in the past, but the idea never really taken off.  So my question to everyone is, if there was a CD/DVD that you could buy with most if not all of the routes here on BVEStation, for a fast and simple installation, would you buy it?

Due to the nature of BVE itself and its content, we're not allowed to sell its add-ons, so you would technically be paying for the physical disk and shipping, and of course, everything on the disk would still be free to download on the website.  So its really a convenience thing.  Maybe we could have like a super package or something to download, if anybody has ideas or would like to comment on the CD/DVD idea or if you simply have any questions, feel free to post them here.

I've recently gotten a new computer, so I am most certainly facing this problem myself  ::)  Luckily this will make future site updates again more efficient and easier for me and everyone to download stuff off BVEStation.

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BVEStation Network News / R68 for OpenBVE released.
« on: August 12, 2011, 08:58:01 pm »
The R68 by Mr. Railfan is now available on the BVEStation Downloads Section.  Enjoy!

http://www.bvestation.com/downloadinfo.php?id=65

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Transit / Jay Walder resigns, heads to Hong Kong MTR
« on: July 21, 2011, 06:57:04 pm »
http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2011/07/21/mta-chief-jay-walder-resigning/

Looks like the head of the MTA will be resigning and going over to work for the Hong Kong MTR.  Admist the MTA's budget crisis and service cuts, he still managed to bring some innovation to the MTA, things like countdown clocks, revamped website, improved access to information, and other little projects.  I personally think its a bad time to leave, especially after starting these new things then leaving them unfinished as he hands it off to somebody else to run.  What do you guys think about this?

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BVEStation Network News / Annoncing BVEStation Mobile!
« on: July 09, 2011, 04:08:00 pm »
Hey everyone, after several requests, and the overcoming of technical difficulties...  BVEStation is finally launching a mobile version of its website.  Built mainly for iOS devices and Android devices, the mobile version of the website can be found at

http://www.bvestation.com/m/

iOS users add the mobile website as a Home Screen bookmark!  ;D  If you prefer the desktop version of the website, you can still bookmark http://www.bvestation.com

We also now support Tapatalk the forum app for the iPhone, Android, webOS, Windows Phone 7 and BlackBerry.
The Tapatalk Forum App provides super fast on-the-go forum access to many major forums out there.  Its about time BVEStation gets some love too!

Images are thread are converted to thumbnail and allow full-screen viewing


Ability to search by topics and posts:


Ability to upload images directly from Android and iPhone!:

Check out http://www.tapatalk.com for more information!

For users who do not wish to use the Tapatalk App, dont fret, as we haven't forgetten about you.  When you visit BVEStation's mobile site at http://www.bvestation.com/m/ navigating to the forum via link above on the mobile site will bring you to a mobile version of the forum.

This mobile version of the forum, looks and feels like a native iOS application, and is optimized for mobile device navigation!

We hope you take advantage of these new features and give them a try.  Enjoy!

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BVEStation Network News / Independence Day Weekend Releases
« on: July 01, 2011, 07:43:18 pm »
To start off the Independence Day Weekend right, amidst all the closures of many major BVE websites, we've got some releases today.

First off we've got the Crosstown 9 route by coneyislandDFNQ (DRT)  Download it via link below.  You will need the A to run the route.
http://www.bvestation.com/downloadinfo.php?id=63

For more information check out the forum post: http://forums.bvestation.com/index.php?topic=644.0

Second we've got the FIRR (Fictional Long Island Railroad) by ipaclansite.  You may have seen this route if you have watched error's R160 test run videos.  The route was never released, despite being out for well over a year.  The route has never been worked on, and only has those two stops just like the video.  You can download it via link below.

http://www.bvestation.com/downloadinfo.php?id=62

Happy Independence Day, and enjoy!  :D

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BVEStation Network News / Trainsimcentral has closed
« on: June 08, 2011, 12:43:54 am »
While this is technically last month's news, trainsimcentral.co.uk one of the popular BVE websites hosting a number of London Underground and other European routes and trains has closed.  OpenBVE's website has also moved as well to trainsimframework.org

This unfortunately means that the add-ons formerly hosted at trainsimcentral.co.uk will not be available until a new site is put online.  Of course we'll update everyone whenever a new site returns.

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BVEStation Network News / BVE 5 updates
« on: May 31, 2011, 12:55:13 am »
As late as we are, mackoy made an update for BVE 5 several weeks ago, now including a conversion kit for previous BVE 2/4 files, or as the translation suggests anyway.

You can give it a try here, http://mackoy.cool.ne.jp/bve5/download/

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Transit / Photo Contest
« on: May 19, 2011, 12:22:17 am »
Straphanger's Campaign is holding a Photo Contest, if you guys are interested, submit your photos, and fill out the form.  The winner will recieve a 30 day unlimited metrocard :D

http://www.straphangers.org/photocontest2011/

Enjoy.

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Photography / R68 G Train + 4th Ave Rehab
« on: May 05, 2011, 04:09:14 pm »
So I heard the R68's are now on the G.  Here they are!  And some other shots of the 4th Avenue/Smith-9th Corridor Rehab project















Taken from my iPhone.


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BVEStation Network News / BVEStation's new official Teamspeak Server
« on: April 14, 2011, 01:01:15 am »
The teamspeak pages have been updated to the new servers. Enjoy!

BVEStation has a new Teamspeak Server, offering much more reliable, and stable services for anyone who wishes to use the teamspeak.

Server: snstes.com
Port: 9987

The server is sponsored by snstes.com (NOT RUN BY) , visit them at http://www.snstes.com/indexalt.html

We will update the teamspeak pages as soon as possible.

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BVEStation Network News / Trainzo Noview Express v0.1 Beta
« on: April 01, 2011, 12:42:50 am »
The latest secret project of BVEStation is now in development!  Announcing Trainzo Noview Express.  The only text based train simulator ever created.  Runs on all platforms, MS-DOS-Windows 8, All Linux Distrubitions, Mac OS X.  Mac OS 9- whatever the first one was.  And we're working on a new web-based one too!

Just like BVE, you will be able to select your route, and run it!  Controls?  They're the same as BVE.  Options?  Plenty, you can import new routes, download new routes (thats right, right in your game), and even change the video settings.

The interface is simple, and you'll be able to see all the data you need to operate your train.


We'll be releasing the new train sim tomorrow.  Questions and Comments are welcome  :D

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BVEStation Network News / Full F from Coney Island - Stillwell Avenue
« on: February 20, 2011, 10:33:51 pm »
Today here at BVEStation we've reached a historic milestone in the current generation of non-fictional BVE routes.  We now have a route that travels from Coney Island - Stillwell Avenue, and is the first full route that runs through Brooklyn.

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the F.


The full F from Coney Island - Stillwell Avenue to 179th Street Jamaica is now released!  Grab the main download from the downloads section or here, http://www.bvestation.com/downloadinfo.php?id=55
Enjoy!

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Station Talk / Tour of BVEStation v5.
« on: February 08, 2011, 11:10:40 am »
There should have been some type of a tour for the new BVEStation, but for whatever reason that didn't happen.  So this topic will give you a quick picture tour of the new BVEStation, and I'm sure more than half of you guys still haven't explored the other 75%.  The forums are not the site!

As obvious as it is, if you visit the homepage of BVEStation now, we now have a 3 column layout allowing us to display more information than we could have previously.  This is the best way to get a general overview of the happenings on and around BVEStation.  Everything from news, to Photo of the Month, to all our social networking pages.  You will likely find it on our homepage, and we hope you are bookmarking that and not the forum.  (Shame to the people that only bookmark the forum.)

Next up is the meat of the new BVEStation, its redesigned navigation system.


On the very top of the page, present on every single BVEStation webpage, including the forum is the transparent navigation menu.  This is designed to get you to the major parts of the website, with the most useful information always just a top away.  To the left of that is the mini info ticker.  If you are logged into BVEStation, you will be given direct access to your personal messages, and notifications of any new ones if they are present in the BVEStation Forums.

Under the banner is our new redesigned navigation menu.

The black menu roughly represents BVEStation's pages, while the gray menu roughly represents BVEStation's community.  The more intimate connections will likely take place in the gray menu, so (with the exception of the forums) you can interact with other members of the BVEStation community through those links.  This includes Teamspeak, Chat, and the Multiplayer Systems.  You can find out more about our staff on our staff page.  The black menu is where all the meat is for our users.

You can find access to Downloads, Guides, Development Information, and more.  These pages are perfect for those who have questions on BVE or BVE development.  Please look at these pages if you are interested in any of those two and use the forum as a last resort for questions.  We're always happy to help your last resort questions on the forum regarding any issues. (Just post them in the right location)

With that we have our new Downloads Section, which hopefully you have gotten used to by now.


Presented on the left column are the categories which downloads are now organized in.  So you can now view downloads by their type.  Routes also have an additional non-fiction/fiction category as well.  This is designed to help you find what your looking for much easier than before.  There is also a new search feature to the downloads in which you can simply search for the route you are looking for based on keywords.  Great for fast searches for a specific file in the downloads.

In the middle we have our main download info boxes, sorted by latest release dates, here you can find the latest download always at the very top.  So no more guessing which route was released first.

In the info box includes a title, and author.  There is also a new Download Now which downloads the main file of the route instantly without viewing the information, great for users who are simply redownloading routes for whatever reason, and the More Info link for a detailed page of the downloads with dependencies, videos, description, screenshots, and more.  Then there's the number of views, a rating, release date, size, and what versions of BVE the route works with.

For those of you who miss the old downloads section with the bullets, we have miniaturized that and placed it on the right.  So you can now have quick access to your favorite non-fictional downloads with a simple click like the downloads once was.  In addition a route progress will also be displayed if the route is not yet released for download.  A future quick access will be placed for trains too.

So now lets take a look at an actual downloads page.


As a variation of our older downloads page, this one includes much more information in a fun and intuitive way for  users.  Again we have a info box at the very top of the page.  Self explanatory...  Then we have the new media section on the right of the page.  Users will be able to hover over a screenshot which will then display on the larger preview right on top of it.  For a larger screenshot, just click the larger preview to view the screenshot in full.  Right under the screenshots is our youtube video section, featuring our users operating the very route or train we have displayed on our downloads.  And of course we have our description and right below that we have our rating system, in which if you are logged into BVEStation you can post a rating, and of course the main download links and the dependencies.  Dependencies are files which you need to run the route.  There will also be a 7zip alternative and a MD5 Checksum for the main-downloads on selected non-fictional routes.



If you notice we've also placed strip maps, thanks to Lance on our downloads section.

Finally we end our tour with the gallery.


Remember those screenshots I've mentioned about in the downloads section?  You are allowed to upload screenshots directly and instantly to the downloads page of your choice.  All you have to do is have an excellent screenshot, and log into BVEStation.  Then click the gallery link at the black menu bar, and you will be given the option to upload a screenshot of your own, and have it displayed!

So that concludes our tour of the new BVEStation.  I encourage each one of you guys to check out all the links in the new navigation system to explore the site, you are bound to find more goodies that I haven't covered here!  Enjoy.

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