Installing Mid East Plus miniroute into OR

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Hello111
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Installing Mid East Plus miniroute into OR

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Dear all, I have isntalled the latest test version of Open Rails, but yet still cannot install Mid East Plus into the OR route directory. I have pressed Options>content>Cdrive>MEP>Train Simulator, then attempted to add the internal MEP Train simulator file to open rails, but OR still won't recgonise it. Anything I am doing wrong?
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Re: Installing Mid East Plus miniroute into OR

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If your path to Mideast Plus is C>MEP>Train Simulator then that is as far as you need to go. OR will then look for the Routes folder and when you select that profile to use, the route/s will be available to use.
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Re: Installing Mid East Plus miniroute into OR

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Hi, thanks for you reply. This is the path I have added, however OR does not seem to recgonise MEP. The route, activity and locomotive fields are all greyed out and an unable to select anything.
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Re: Installing Mid East Plus miniroute into OR

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Hi Hello111,
Maybe you should tell us the EXACT path to your Train Simulator folder. This is the folder which contains, among others, folders GLOBAL, ROUTES and TRAINS; it doesn't matter if you've given this folder a different name, it's still known as the MSTS root folder. All Open Rails needs to know is the path to the MSTS (or ORTS) root folder - this is where you navigate to when you wish to enter a new 'profile' into the Open Rails list.

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Re: Installing Mid East Plus miniroute into OR

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I note from your original post that you are trying to "add the internal MEP Train simulator file to open rails". If by that you mean you are trying to add the actual route folder, that does not work. You stop your adding folders at the Train Simulator folder. Open rails does the rest when you select the profile.
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Re: Installing Mid East Plus miniroute into OR

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To get to my normal msts games, the path is only C:/msts

The Mid East Plus folder is not in the same msts folder. It is however still on the C Drive. The path for that is still C:\mep1.0-MiniRoute\Train Simulator-should I put the MEP folder in with the main msts folder?

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Re: Installing Mid East Plus miniroute into OR

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Hello111 wrote:The Mid East Plus folder is not in the same msts folder. It is however still on the C Drive. The path for that is still C:\mep1.0-MiniRoute\Train Simulator-should I put the MEP folder in with the main msts folder?
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Adding "C:\mep1.0-MiniRoute\Train Simulator" to the Content form in the OR options should be enough for OR to find MEP and run it if indeed that is the correct path. It does not need to be in the main MSTS directory.

If you follow the path "C:\mep1.0-MiniRoute\Train Simulator" down in Windows Explorer do you find directories Routes, Trains, Global, and others, for instance? If you look in Routes the only directory you should see is "Mid East Plus". Does this contain directories Activities, Paths, Sound, Tiles, World, and others? If you do cannot find these paths, it suggests your MEP install has not completely worked or not been placed where you expected.

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