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Oh dear. Forgot to save again 24/01/2021 at 19:56 #136755
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Here is a bit of fun, or if you like, a mini challenge.

At 05:50 (sim time) I was disturbed and had to leave my computer. Alas, I forgot to save beforehand and when I returned some 25 minutes or so later, I noticed that the sim was still running!
There are 11 phone calls, probably mostly trains waiting at a red signal.

If anybody fancies sorting it out, let me know how long it took and I will see how much quicker they did it than me. Please post a save at that point so that I can see the state of affairs :D

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Oh dear. Forgot to save again 25/01/2021 at 10:31 #136764
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I sometimes find I've left the sim running for far longer, several hours, and I enjoy trying to sort it out without cancellations and with a minumum of platform alterations. The best sims for this are those with plenty of captive trains or a full set of rules for trains that go off sim and form a later inbound serive.

Why not set your snapshot frequency to, say, every 15 minutes, then you can go back to (almost) where you started. And if you've left it so long that sorting out the mess is impossible (say Three Bridges during the rush hour) then you can go back part but not all of the way and try to recover the service from there.

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Oh dear. Forgot to save again 25/01/2021 at 15:18 #136765
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trolleybus in post 136764 said:
I sometimes find I've left the sim running for far longer, several hours, and I enjoy trying to sort it out without cancellations and with a minumum of platform alterations. The best sims for this are those with plenty of captive trains or a full set of rules for trains that go off sim and form a later inbound serive.

Why not set your snapshot frequency to, say, every 15 minutes, then you can go back to (almost) where you started. And if you've left it so long that sorting out the mess is impossible (say Three Bridges during the rush hour) then you can go back part but not all of the way and try to recover the service from there.
I suppose that my particular game isn't really that challenging as the sim was only running for short while unattended.

I think that I will leave one running for much longer, maybe Peterborough or Carlisle to start with. Could be fun

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Oh dear. Forgot to save again 25/01/2021 at 19:46 #136771
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There's the famous Derby one in the Downloads section that takes hours and hours to sort out.
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Oh dear. Forgot to save again 25/01/2021 at 19:57 #136772
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Also the Exeter one which is similar to Derby, but easier.
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Oh dear. Forgot to save again 26/01/2021 at 14:51 #136783
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swiftaw in post 136771 said:
There's the famous Derby one in the Downloads section that takes hours and hours to sort out.
Yes I know about the Derby one. It's something that Maxand produced. I haven't tried it yet.

Dionysusnu in post 136772 said:
Also the Exeter one which is similar to Derby, but easier.
I don't recall seeing this one. Was a save posted on the forum then?

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Oh dear. Forgot to save again 26/01/2021 at 15:47 #136784
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The scenario depicted is that Exeter signalling box had a power outage for a few hours. Here is the uploaded file: https://www.simsig.co.uk/File/Details/1015
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Oh dear. Forgot to save again 26/01/2021 at 22:25 #136788
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Dionysusnu in post 136784 said:
The scenario depicted is that Exeter signalling box had a power outage for a few hours. Here is the uploaded file: https://www.simsig.co.uk/File/Details/1015
Thanks for the link. I'll give it a go once I have finished my current Central Scotland game

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Oh dear. Forgot to save again 30/01/2021 at 17:53 #136885
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Dionysusnu in post 136784 said:
The scenario depicted is that Exeter signalling box had a power outage for a few hours. Here is the uploaded file: https://www.simsig.co.uk/File/Details/1015
Just loaded up the Exeter Chaos save file and there appears to be a 'ghost' train (2T04) sitting just outside Paignton. It headcode is on the SIM, it appears on the F2 train list, and the tt opens when you click on it, but for some reason the train doesn't seem to exist in the SIM and the track section shows as unoccupied......

Is this a complication of the SIM moving to a higher version than the save, or is there an easy way to overcome this.......?

For the record I have tried to remove the train on the F2 train list but all I get is an error message for 'Access Violation'.

Thanks.

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Oh dear. Forgot to save again 30/01/2021 at 17:54 #136886
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Red For Danger in post 136885 said:
Dionysusnu in post 136784 said:
The scenario depicted is that Exeter signalling box had a power outage for a few hours. Here is the uploaded file: https://www.simsig.co.uk/File/Details/1015
Just loaded up the Exeter Chaos save file and there appears to be a 'ghost' train (2T04) sitting just outside Paignton. It headcode is on the SIM, it appears on the F2 train list, and the tt opens when you click on it, but for some reason the train doesn't seem to exist in the SIM and the track section shows as unoccupied......

Is this a complication of the SIM moving to a higher version than the save, or is there an easy way to overcome this.......?

For the record I have tried to remove the train on the F2 train list but all I get is an error message for 'Access Violation'.

Thanks.
I opened the save game the other day, it's many loader versions behind, and a few sim updates behind as well. Not sure if it'll be curable, and I suspect that ghost train won't be the only issue encountered.

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Oh dear. Forgot to save again 30/01/2021 at 19:18 #136891
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headshot119 in post 136886 said:
Red For Danger in post 136885 said:
Dionysusnu in post 136784 said:
The scenario depicted is that Exeter signalling box had a power outage for a few hours. Here is the uploaded file: https://www.simsig.co.uk/File/Details/1015
Just loaded up the Exeter Chaos save file and there appears to be a 'ghost' train (2T04) sitting just outside Paignton. It headcode is on the SIM, it appears on the F2 train list, and the tt opens when you click on it, but for some reason the train doesn't seem to exist in the SIM and the track section shows as unoccupied......

Is this a complication of the SIM moving to a higher version than the save, or is there an easy way to overcome this.......?

For the record I have tried to remove the train on the F2 train list but all I get is an error message for 'Access Violation'.

Thanks.
I opened the save game the other day, it's many loader versions behind, and a few sim updates behind as well. Not sure if it'll be curable, and I suspect that ghost train won't be the only issue encountered.

Actually, it is the only issue I encountered. I created a thread for it a while ago, but got no response. https://www.simsig.co.uk/Forum/ThreadView/52808

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