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Hello,

I have to say it's been about 6 or more years since I logged in here.
I cannot believe it's still going and I cannot believe that there is still interest in MTs work from probably more than 10 years ago.
As will be obvious, MT is no more, everyone has drifted away. Without the team my skills were limited to pure 3d modelling and the most basic of textures.

I still have all the MSTS files though.

If someone would like to volunteer to look after them I think it's time to pass them on (before my now 10 year old HDD dies)
For someone with the ability there is probably the option to make opening door versions of a lot of stock as I was including separate doors for a long time as passive provision for possible OR versions later on.
There would be zero support for these files, mainly due to having no idea what I did that long ago !

Apart from no commercial release, these files would be totally condition free.
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Hello Dave,

Good to see you have come back to the ukts forums. Although I would not be able to take on all of the MT MSTS files, would you be willing to upload the Base Packs for the MT Stock Packs to ukts? I still use msts a lot and some of the MT stock packs, at the time, I never managed to purchase, but I and others maybe, would be really appreciative if you could upload them to the ukts community If you want to.

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buffy500 wrote:Hello,

I have to say it's been about 6 or more years since I logged in here.
I cannot believe it's still going and I cannot believe that there is still interest in MTs work from probably more than 10 years ago.
Mostly the new features in OR have played a very big part in this. When OR has a dedicated A.E, this is more likely to rise. As most routes/trains are design for MSTS, OR brings out a very big bonus. MSTS now can achieve true widescreen ratios to match today monitors!

For many years, I have enjoyed MT products. The Greater Eastern add-on is still remarkable, even now. With all the MT UK EMU/DMUs, I have made prototypical cabs, so that every stock has a different cab and all have been re-skinned( personal use ). I only dabble in MSTS to test certain things.

With the MT source files available, this just adds to the already positive vibe with MSTS and OR.

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coolhand101 wrote: Mostly the new features in OR have played a very big part in this. When OR has a dedicated A.E, this is more likely to rise. As most routes/trains are design for MSTS, OR brings out a very big bonus. MSTS now can achieve true widescreen ratios to match today monitors!

For many years, I have enjoyed MT products. The Greater Eastern add-on is still remarkable, even now. With all the MT UK EMU/DMUs, I have made prototypical cabs, so that every stock has a different cab and all have been re-skinned( personal use ). I only dabble in MSTS to test certain things.

With the MT source files available, this just adds to the already positive vibe with MSTS and OR.
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Hear hear! MT products could have been designed for OR they look so good. MT was really ahead of its time.

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My plan is that I basically upload all the files to a server for someone to take over and then pick through and deal with as people feel is best.
I have neither the time or the motivation to get too involved in this, but also given the ongoing interest it seems a shame to just delete it all, or risk it being lost in a HDD failure.

When I said source files, I also mean the entire trainset folder from my development install. This basically has all the unreleased stock on it, much of it in a ready to release condition.
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I am more than happy to help co-ordinate such a project.

Would be good to get back into things and try and dig out some of my old bits & pieces as well - I'm sure I've got a few starts of reskins of some stuff that I can locate on old drives etc.
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Hi Dave,
Good to see you're still about, and many thanks for your very generous offer :)

I, too, have most of your published products, but would love to see them more widely available again. Although my lack of technical/graphical abilities preclude me from being able to help with such modifications as opening doors, I am quite prepared to give as much help as I can to you, or whoever takes on the task!

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Well this is an interesting development.

UKTS does host a number of areas for projects that are outside the file library and normal download mechanism (so no queuing). Depending on size (just been speaking to the site owner) we could potentially host the source files for modellers to access and use subject to the conditions Dave mentioned earlier.

How big are these files though Dave?
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As mentioned in an email to you earlier today Dave, we are more than happy to host your files as specified by you.
Ideally on a DVD or uploaded by yourself. We can set up a project area for them.
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PeterPeddlesden wrote:As mentioned in an email to you earlier today Dave, we are more than happy to host your files as specified by you.
Ideally on a DVD or uploaded by yourself. We can set up a project area for them.

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I didn't get an email from you but I imagine my email address I used on here is long gone.
I don't know what the file size is yet. I left it zipping when I went to bed at 1600 yesterday ! (The joys of 4 night shifts in a row !)

I think an upload here and then a handoff to UKTS to manage makes the most sense.

If you can email me again at dave.babb at sky dot com I'll take a look at it.
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That is so generous and nice of you Dave,I hope others will get as much enjoyment from your products as I have over the years.
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Hi Dave. Whatever you arrange, thank you for this offer and thank you for MT. Still occasionally use them and enjoy them.

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Hi Dave, I still tumble through here time to time aswell to see whats what....

I just wanted to say nice of you to come through, I had wondered what happened to you, Anton has been back and contributed to the newer Train Simulator several times over the years. I don't know if you remember but we had some friction years back over copyrights etc. It's all water under the bridge now, but i just wanted to say nice to hear from you. Bit of a timewarp eh!
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The total file size is 4Gb in total.
That is all the TSM files I have.

And 2 trainset folders, one of pretty much complete stock packs and another more generic development stuff.

I'm waiting on hearing from Pete regarding where to upload it from.

My plan is that its basically donated to the community to within reason what they want to with it. I'd suggest that the easy win is packaging up the stock packs and releasing them, they were generally 95% good to go before my interest waned.

The TSM stuff is probably of a more specialist nature, and support for it from me will be pretty much non existent due to the time passed and the lack of a working TSM on my PC. I might be able to offer suggestions about how I did something but it'll be a guess !

It will be have no commercial release restriction, but I guess I'd be open to offers if someone wanted to include stuff in a commercial release.

Everything is zipped and ready to go when I get an upload address and userid.
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I'll get hold of Pete for you Dave and point him at this thread.
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