Player Control in an Activity

The MSTS Activity Editor allows you to make your own activities, or missions, for the player to complete. This is also how you can get lots of other trains running while you drive yours!

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Re: Player Control in an Activity

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Yes, I am doing it all the time when I test coaches for Darwin Smith in Norwood Yard. There is a pre-set path, but I uses manual points to get at different sets of carriages to test their couplings etc.

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Re: Player Control in an Activity

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This should now be unlocked, but it still says it's locked! :-?
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I am looking further into this. A summary of what I have found to be the general understanding is:
Automatic points are controlled by the activity path.

Manual points are controlled by the player.

Where there are manual points used in an activity path, they can be overridden by the player.

Automatic points function as manual points while in explore mode.
There is no differentiation between the two types of points in the track plan in AE or any of the Track Viewer utilities.

There in a difference in the route database and this is summariesd on the following website:

https://digital-rails.com/wordpress/201 ... -switches/

Has anyone found an easier way than the procure detailed in this, to see in AE or a track viewer utility, whether points are automatic or manual?

Manual paints appear to have the lever visible for the shunter to use to change the points but is this always the case?
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Re: Player Control in an Activity

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Hi David,
Manual paints appear to have the lever visible for the shunter to use to change the points but is this always the case?
Is that really true?? It's something I've never seen (or noticed), except in some US routes!

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Re: Player Control in an Activity

Post by terrycunliffe »

dforrest wrote:
Manual paints appear to have the lever visible for the shunter to use to change the points but is this always the case?
Unfortunately David, No.
Although the manual 'default' points did show a lever, there is nothing visible in the x tracks switches that you can use as a reference.
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