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Upgrading SimSig
Loader
Install / Update Automatically
Update but I want to choose simulations
Advanced
Loader V4.6.8 or earlier
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Upgrading SimSig

Loader

Updating simulations, and the Loader itself, can be done by clicking the 'Check for Updates' button on the Loader. You will be offered three choices: "Install/Update Automatically", "Update but I want to choose simulations" and "Advanced". These are explained below.

If you update a simulation, SimSig will attempt to (and often can) load any games saved on an older version of the simulation, however there is no guarantee that saves will be compatible.

Install/Update Automatically

This is the simplest option. Simply press the button, and the Updater will automatically install every SimSig simulation that you don't already have, along with any updates to simulations and the supplied timetables.

Also Updated are any SimSig System files (SimSigLoader.exe, SimSigRefresher.exe, etc.)

Update but I want to choose simulations

Clicking this button will take you to another screen, which lists the simulations you don't have. Tick the ones you wish to install, then click 'make selected changes'. The simulations you selected (if you selected any) will be installed, along with their associated timetables and other files.

Updates for simulations you already have will be installed automatically.

Also Updated are any SimSig System files (SimSigLoader.exe, SimSigRefresher.exe, etc.)

Advanced

Note: this option is for advanced users only. Users should generally use one of the two options above.

This offers you complete control over which simulations and updates are installed.

Available files are shown under on the left hand side, grouped under the simulation they belong to, or SimSig System Files. To their right, the action associated with them is shown. To change whether or not an item is updated, click the file to highlight it, or use the tools on the right hand side. Click the top-level simulation name to apply the change to every file associated with that simulation.

Action: 'No Action' will not install the simulation package, or update the selected file. 'Install/Update' will install the simulation package or file update.

Show: Change this to 'Don't show' so that this item does not appear on the list of new items/updates next time you run the updater. It will not be installed. See next section for how to show items that have been set as hidden.

(All Entries) Show: 'Show New items and Updates' shows only new items that are available, and updates to items already installed. 'Show Updates only' only shows updates to items that have already been installed. 'Show all including hidden' shows all files installed, plus all non-installed files and updates, even those set as 'Don't show' in the section above'.

Loader V4.6.8 or earlier

Users of V4.6.8 or earlier of the Loader will need to manually download and install the latest version of SimSig System Files in order for updates to install correctly. This problem was fixed in subsequent versions, you may be invited to "Run as Administrator": just click yes to progress.

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Also check to see whether the relevant manual , maps and signal diagrams have been updated, although as this is all voluntary effort, it may take a little longer for all such documentation to be brought up to date.

A great deal of effort has gone into producing and updating these simulations. We welcome your donation to assist us to continue improving them.


Last edited by Edgemaster on 10/05/2019 at 22:50