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Action Events Problem

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:11 am
by dforrest
I am writing an activity in which I want to use the wagon pick-up and drop-off features in "Action Events". Unfortunately I am not able to do this. When I open the Action Event window and click on "New" the only option available in the drop-down menu is "Stop at final station". I have used these features before but it was probably before I upgraded to Windows 10.

Can anyone help?

Re: Action Events Problem

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:34 pm
by slipperman12
Hi David,
It's nothing to do with Windows 10, per se, as I've just tested it :)

The problem was raised, and solution suggested, 8 years ago on trainsim.com - see here : https://www.trainsim.com/vbts/showthrea ... ts-choices

Cheers,
Ged

Re: Action Events Problem

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:03 pm
by dforrest
Thanks Ged. I saw the TrainSim thread yesterday and checked the files I had in my Translated DLL's folder and they are the same as I have installed. I have today downloaded 1.7.072421 but there is no way to extract only the two files needed in the install. I (accidentally) went ahead and installed BIN and, if it did in fact install, although I have a later version instilled, the files in question are the same.

Conclusion - problem not resolved!

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David

Re: Action Events Problem

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:12 pm
by slipperman12
Hi David,
The files in the Translated DLLs folder do nothing! You need to copy the dialog.dll and string.dll files from the EN subfolder into your MSTS root folder.

Cheers,
Ged

Re: Action Events Problem

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:21 pm
by dforrest
Ged, the two files in the Translated DLLs folder and the root folder are identical.

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David

Re: Action Events Problem

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:00 pm
by slipperman12
Hi David,
My apologies, but when I supplied the published solution, I didn't perform any tests :oops:

I believe I have found the culprit!

I only use v1.8.0521 EN of the bin patch, but have never bothered to change the dialog.dll and string.dll files - everything seemed to work OK.
I have now discovered that if the dialog.dll file is replaced by the Bin version, only one option appears in the Action events Properties window. It doesn't matter which version of string.dll is used.
The solution is to restore the default version of dialog.dll, but that is easier said than done because the Bin installer doesn't back it up!

The dialog.dll from v1.7.0519 of Bin DOES show the full list of events (I managed to find an old installation with that version of Bin installed!!).

Although, for this problem, any version of string.dll may be used, other effects/errors may be caused if it is not used with its "matching" dialog.dll file.

Cheers,
Ged

Re: Action Events Problem

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:14 pm
by dforrest
OK, thanks again Ged. I have check my backups etc. and have found dialog.dll and string.dll files which appear to be from an older BIN version. I have copied them to the installation with the problem and the problem is resolved. Back to activity writing!

Re: Action Events Problem

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:18 pm
by slipperman12
Hi David,
That's good news :)
I've put a similar post in your trainsim.com thread.

Cheers,
Ged