What is the built-in package manager?

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Aek177
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What is the built-in package manager?

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I saw I need to use this to download some certain routes? Never heard of it so if anyone knows it would be great cus it needs me to use it to make the route function.

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Re: What is the built-in package manager?

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The package manager is part of the Train Simulator Utilities program (Utilities.exe) which you'll find in the main Railworks folder. Package manager is one of the tabs you'll see when you run it.

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Re: What is the built-in package manager?

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Note that the package manager doesn't actually download anything. You have to download the content first (usually in the form of a .rwp file) and then install it using the package manager.
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Re: What is the built-in package manager?

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Hi, which site and which routes?
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What is the built-in package manager?

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Package Manager is a tool used for installing addons which comes in .rwp file extension.

First download the desired addon and then use it.
Package Manager also called as Utilities.exe
Alternately you can use 7zip, a open source zip manager to view what inside .rwp and .ap both.
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Re: What is the built-in package manager?

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RailWorkshop wrote:Alternately you can use.....
...just about any archive management software; 7-Zip as mentioned, but also WinRAR, WinZip, PeaZip, Hamster...…..

All of these allow you to treat a .rwp or .ap package just as you would a .zip file, simply dragging and dropping the contents out into your Railworks directory. Many find this much quicker, easier and reliable (as well as giving you the opportunity to see just what's being installed) than using the Package Manager. It is not essential to use the Package Manager, which incidentally (as Andy wrote in the first reply) isn't an alternative name for Utilities.exe but simply a part of that applet, to install stuff that comes in .rwp format.
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