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Options - Control
Current Menu
Right-click cancels Route
Make snapshots every (number of) minutes
Mouse wheel scrolls left / right
Obsolete Menus
Page flip when mouse at screen edge

Options - Control

Current Menu

This menu is displayed on the latest simulations, which use the SimSig Loader:

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Right-click cancels Route

If enabled, when right-clicking on a signal that has a route set, this route is cancelled.

If disabled, when right clicking on a signal a menu appears showing the following options.

Note: Holding down the 'Shift' key while right clicking will invert this selection, i.e. if the box is ticked, a normal right click will cancel the route, Shift+right click displays the menu.

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This is the signal number. This number will change depending on the signal that was right-clicked on. Numbers can have prefixes and suffixes (e.g. K123 or 27R).

Cancel Route

If the signal right-clicked on has a route set from it to another signal, selecting this option will start the route cancellation process.

This option will be greyed out if no route from the signal is set.

General Isolation Reminder

Selecting this ticks the option if it was unticked, and removes the tick if it was ticked.

When ticked, a reminder (also called a "collar") is applied to the signal, causing a cyan background to appear. Routes cannot be set to and from the signal while the reminder is in place unless the ROV button is clicked first.

Traction Isolation Reminder

Selecting this ticks the option if it was unticked, and removes the tick if it was ticked.

When ticked, a reminder (also called a "collar") is applied to the signal, causing a magenta background to appear. Routes cannot be set to and from the signal while the reminder is in place unless the ROV button is clicked first.

The only difference between the two kinds of reminder is the colour used to show them. However, traction isolation reminders are intended to remind the signaller that certain kinds of train (e.g. AC electric) cannot use the route at present.

Interpose TD

TD

Allows the addition of a new TD into the berth associated with the signal. Any TD already listed will be overwritten.

Cancel TD

TD

Under certain circumstances it may be neccesary to remove a TD . This option removes the TD from the berth associated with the signal.

Make snapshots every (number of) minutes

This feature automatically saves the simulation at a time interval which you specify, if the box is ticked.

The interval between snapshots can be of any length between 10 minutes and 120 minutes (simulation time), and creates a saved game named 'SnapshotAthh:mm' in the default location for that simulation. Snapshots can be great for helping you replay the session and have another try at solving a difficult problem. Snapshots are re-loaded in the same way saved games are opened.

Mouse wheel scrolls left/right

If enabled, the mouse wheel moves the view horizontally, allowing you to scroll through the layout from end-to-end. Unticking the box makes the mouse wheel move the view horizontally.

As with Right click cancels route, holding down the 'shift' key inverts this option. For example, if the box is ticked the mouse wheel scrolls left/right, shift+ mouse wheel scrolls up/down.

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Folder Options

Allows you to set where the simulation looks for saved games. See the SimSig Loader page for more information.

Obsolete Menus

You will see this on simulations which use a paged display:

Options - Control Tab

You will see this on older simulations which do not use the SimSig Loader:

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Page flip when mouse at screen edge

If enabled, if the mouse is moved to left or right hand edges of the display at speed, the next view is shown in that direction. Moving the mouse to the edge slowly does not cause the view to change.

If disabled, moving the mouse to the egde of the screen does not cause the next view to be shown.

NOTE: Irrespective of this setting, a view can be selected by either clicking a view button, using the scroll wheel on a mouse, or typing the view number (1 to 6, or 0 for the overview screen).

Use Public Documents folder

If you check this option, snapshots will be stored in C:\Users\Public\Documents\SimSig. However, as earlier sims are updated to Loader versions, this feature will become obsolete.

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Last edited by GeoffM on 15/09/2016 at 03:00