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Run8- signalling and train simulator 31/03/2020 at 00:38 #125186
Brytenwalda
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I’ve recently tried Run8 and it’s quite amazing, far better than other train sims, especially in terms of realism (broken couplers, defects, realistic brake operation), and I was surprised to see that it has a rather realistic dispatching as well. When simming as a part of an online community like The Depot you can be a dispatcher for dozens of real people, and that’s simply fabulous. It’s not better than SimSig but definitely worth a look.
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Run8- signalling and train simulator 31/03/2020 at 02:41 #125188
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Wasn't that the driving/operational sim with CTC panels? Yeah, I've heard good things about it, and the focus is certainly different from the latest crop of, how do I put it, graphically-modern sims with (allegedly) not-as-good driving physics and signalling logic.

Signalling trains with real people in the simulated cab sounds good too. Did similar things with flight sims myself once upon a time and it was fun - actually it's kind of surprising how such arrangements weren't as popular with train sims.

EDIT: And it's not the first time I've seen Run8 mentioned on gaming forums today - Coincidence, perhaps

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Run8- signalling and train simulator 05/04/2020 at 16:19 #125399
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Yeah, that’s pretty much it, probably the most realistic train sim with CTC screens.

I’d say that Depot+ it’s pretty similar to VATSIM, but for trains. People who run trains, do so in the most realistic manner possible, including correct horn combinations, signal procedures, etc, while dispatchers adhere to correct procedures on their end. Single player is fine, but online operations is a completely different experience. Running dozens and hundreds of trains, many of which are other players is amazing.

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Run8- signalling and train simulator 05/04/2020 at 17:00 #125403
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Brytenwalda in post 125399 said:
Yeah, that’s pretty much it, probably the most realistic train sim with CTC screens.

I’d say that Depot+ it’s pretty similar to VATSIM, but for trains. People who run trains, do so in the most realistic manner possible, including correct horn combinations, signal procedures, etc, while dispatchers adhere to correct procedures on their end. Single player is fine, but online operations is a completely different experience. Running dozens and hundreds of trains, many of which are other players is amazing.
Perhaps you ought to carry on this sort of discussion on a Run8 forum rather than filling up space on a SimSig forum.
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Run8- signalling and train simulator 05/04/2020 at 18:30 #125405
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postal in post 125403 said:
Brytenwalda in post 125399 said:
Yeah, that’s pretty much it, probably the most realistic train sim with CTC screens.

I’d say that Depot+ it’s pretty similar to VATSIM, but for trains. People who run trains, do so in the most realistic manner possible, including correct horn combinations, signal procedures, etc, while dispatchers adhere to correct procedures on their end. Single player is fine, but online operations is a completely different experience. Running dozens and hundreds of trains, many of which are other players is amazing.
Perhaps you ought to carry on this sort of discussion on a Run8 forum rather than filling up space on a SimSig forum.
You could say the same about anything in the off-topic forum. I for one appreciate this; it's always interesting to hear about other software offerings available. I'm not sure a few extra kilobytes of text is going to bring down the SimSig servers

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Run8- signalling and train simulator 05/04/2020 at 19:06 #125407
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Muzer in post 125405 said:
You could say the same about anything in the off-topic forum. I for one appreciate this; it's always interesting to hear about other software offerings available. I'm not sure a few extra kilobytes of text is going to bring down the SimSig servers ;)
I'm not sure it is the kilobytes of text that is the issue. You are asking SimSig to fund the space so that you can decide that something else is better and you can go and spend your hard-earned pennies on other software competing for the same sector of the leisure market cutting back on the revenue that SimSig might get. You think that makes sense?

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Run8- signalling and train simulator 05/04/2020 at 23:10 #125415
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postal in post 125407 said:
Muzer in post 125405 said:
You could say the same about anything in the off-topic forum. I for one appreciate this; it's always interesting to hear about other software offerings available. I'm not sure a few extra kilobytes of text is going to bring down the SimSig servers ;)
I'm not sure it is the kilobytes of text that is the issue. You are asking SimSig to fund the space so that you can decide that something else is better and you can go and spend your hard-earned pennies on other software competing for the same sector of the leisure market cutting back on the revenue that SimSig might get. You think that makes sense?
Since I own all the sims already that point is moot from my perspective. I've been on a few forums for specific products over the years and I don't recall there ever having been an outright prohibition on talking about similar products.

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Run8- signalling and train simulator 05/04/2020 at 23:13 #125416
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postal in post 125407 said:
Muzer in post 125405 said:
You could say the same about anything in the off-topic forum. I for one appreciate this; it's always interesting to hear about other software offerings available. I'm not sure a few extra kilobytes of text is going to bring down the SimSig servers ;)
I'm not sure it is the kilobytes of text that is the issue. You are asking SimSig to fund the space so that you can decide that something else is better and you can go and spend your hard-earned pennies on other software competing for the same sector of the leisure market cutting back on the revenue that SimSig might get. You think that makes sense?
It's not the same sector in the slightest. US based sims are different to UK based sims and they are different to the German stellwerksim.

SimSig is not the first signalling simulator and isn't the last. I for one find it interesting to see how other countries do it.

I have spoken with a few people who have come here from other signalling simulations, and have spent their money where they desire.

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Run8- signalling and train simulator 05/04/2020 at 23:32 #125417
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Curious that the argument about the thread has now taken more space than the original conversation.

Second sacros comments. This isn't a rival/replacement. US dispatching practice is completely different to the UK and these Sims don't appear the same based on a quick look at the website. If anyone has to worry its dovetail games.

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Run8- signalling and train simulator 05/04/2020 at 23:35 #125418
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Sacro in post 125416 said:
I have spoken with a few people who have come here from other signalling simulations, and have spent their money where they desire.
I don't think the discussion is about the freedom of people to spend their money wherever they please. It is about the vehicle being used to pass on the message.

Clearly those responding to this thread have different views about what is appropriate so we aren't going to reach any agreement. However, I would sooner that we have any discussions out in public.

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Run8- signalling and train simulator 06/04/2020 at 16:33 #125428
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I have unlocked this thread after there's been some time to calmly reflect.

Discussions of other simulators are acceptable in this section of the forum, so long as they (a) stay polite and (b) don't turn into naked attempts to sell.

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