Installing Mini Routes Into Open Rails

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PGH60
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Installing Mini Routes Into Open Rails

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Hi having asked this question before in the past, but can someone help please? I have recently upgraded to Windows 10 ,installed both MSTS and Open Rails OK but when i try to install my Mini Routes for example Mid East Plus and Scottish Central Plus into Open Rails, i have tried everyway i should do but without any success .Any help with this would be very welcome because i must be doing something wrong..Thanks.Peter.
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Re: Installing Mini Routes Into Open Rails

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Hello

Perhaps you can give a little more information as to how you tried to "install" the mini routes.

I have various folders with copies of many routes for OR, but can see no reason why your mini-routes should not work directly.

The SCP mini-route has been sitting (unused in its original form) on my hard drive since I ceased running MSTS. This morning I tried pointing OR to the mini-route and it worked first time with no problems.

On the Options tab I simply added D:\scp_MiniRoute\TrainSimulator and all was fine.
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Thanks Darwin ,I click Options, then Add, click C drive where the route is, click scp miniroute, click ok,back to Open Rails page click ok.The route shows in the installation profile in the left hand corner but will not load up when i drop down all i get is the default MSTS routes.Hope you can follow this.Thanks .Peter.
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Hi Peter,
You need to click on the root folder, 'Train Simulator', NOT 'scp_MiniRoute'. Then you need to change the value in 'Name' from 'Train Simulator' to something more descriptive, like 'Train Simulator (SCP)'

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Hi Ged,thanks for helping me out again and jogging my memory,i forgot about the root folder.Managed to install SCP into OR okay.Thanks again.Peter.
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PGH60 wrote:Hi Ged,thanks for helping me out again and jogging my memory,i forgot about the root folder.Managed to install SCP into OR okay.Thanks again.Peter.
One useful thing to remember (which some will say is only semantics!), which may help, is that you do not install a route in OR but just point OR to the location where the route is already installed.
David
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