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New(ish) 13/02/2021 at 18:32 #137207
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Hello,

I have played simsig for a number of years but never ventured into the world of multiplayer. Having tried this evening and failed :-( I am hoping I might be able to join a multiplayer game at some point. Is there any advice people might give me for when I do manage to join?

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New(ish) 13/02/2021 at 18:59 #137208
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It's really good and even for experienced players of the sims it's a good way of picking up tips and learning new things.

There is no special etiquette other than waiting for the host to assign panels/ask for panel preferences before the game starts otherwise it's just like playing alone, but obviously with other people managing panels. Ask adjacent signalers if they're ok to accept early freights etc.

Definitely a good way to get some playing time on larger sims which are hard to manage as a solo player.

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New(ish) 13/02/2021 at 19:00 #137209
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Take a look at the general Multiplayer page on the Wiki, and the MP Etiquette page, which lists a few general "dos and don'ts" for players. Other than that, have a read of the game listing that you want to join, and dive in. Let the host know when you join that you've not done MP before, people are happy to help.

Enjoy!

"Don't stress/ relax/ let life roll off your backs./ Except for death and paying taxes/ everything in life.../ is only for now." (Avenue Q)
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New(ish) 13/02/2021 at 20:01 #137210
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Steamer in post 137209 said:
Take a look at the general Multiplayer page on the Wiki, and the MP Etiquette page, which lists a few general "dos and don'ts" for players. Other than that, have a read of the game listing that you want to join, and dive in. Let the host know when you join that you've not done MP before, people are happy to help.

Enjoy!
You may even want to just watch for a while rather than taking an active part so that you can get the feel for how it all works. Most hosts will be happy for you to do that.

“In life, there is always someone out there, who won’t like you, for whatever reason, don’t let the insecurities in their lives affect yours.” – Rashida Rowe
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New(ish) 13/02/2021 at 21:54 #137213
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yep, it's amazing the knowledge you learn! and if you are unsure about claiming and running panel as a host I and all the other hosts out there are happy to keep an eye and help where needed after we were all a team trying to run the same trains on the same railway!
"The Out-of-control Host"
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New(ish) 14/02/2021 at 11:13 #137220
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Hello all, I am hoping somebody can help me. I have never had this problem before but I purchased the Portsmouth SimSig yesterday the license is showing under my licenses but I cannot allocate it to my machine and I can't see why. There doesn't appear to be anywhere to accept T&C's as it says on there and when I load SimSig and go to license manager nothing is showing for Portsmouth. Can anybody help me please?
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New(ish) 14/02/2021 at 11:15 #137221
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JimmyL in post 137220 said:
Hello all, I am hoping somebody can help me. I have never had this problem before but I purchased the Portsmouth SimSig yesterday the license is showing under my licenses but I cannot allocate it to my machine and I can't see why. There doesn't appear to be anywhere to accept T&C's as it says on there and when I load SimSig and go to license manager nothing is showing for Portsmouth. Can anybody help me please?
When you open your loader does it say V5.X at the bottom next to the start button?

If it doesn't I recommend you download SimSig again from the website and install. The license manager is now obsolete and you login with your credentials on the front page of the loader. There's also no need to allocate licenses anymore, it's all done automatically. (Unless you use SimSig offline then you can right click on a sim in the loader to lock the license)

"Passengers for New Lane, should be seated in the rear coach of the train " - Opinions are my own and not those of my employer
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New(ish) 14/02/2021 at 11:24 #137222
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Thank you, I am just trying to download the new V5 loader however I am not sure if it is my laptop but there doesnt appear to be a 'next button' in the box where it says press next to continue! Losing the will at the moment!
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New(ish) 14/02/2021 at 11:29 #137223
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I'm not sure which next button that would be. You might want to try and change the scaling options of your display back to 100% if it's not already there see https://www.windowscentral.com/how-set-custom-display-scaling-setting-windows-10 for more information on how to do that.
"Passengers for New Lane, should be seated in the rear coach of the train " - Opinions are my own and not those of my employer
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