LucaZone wrote:as Buffy said, the MSTS 1.2 update that had some content and tool patches is the one that takes it back to 'No CD' mode
olympusman wrote:Could danielw tell us if the download cured the problem!
I also have had the CD problem. If danielw or anyone has actually found a solution to it, could they give me clear details of it and where it can be obtained, downloaded or whatever.
I have never had Trainsim 1.1. My first usage of Trainsim was when I bought trainsim second edition ( V1.2, class 50 etc) a couple of months ago. The cd request has occurred right from the initial installation.
I noticed something called Cdfixer amongst the Uk trainsim downloads (file 9255). I contacted the uploader, Glyn Phillips, who said it was for curing the insert problem. However the impression I got was that it was to cure a problem arising after upgrading or patching from 1.1 to 1.2. So I am not clear if it would deal with the 1.2 version direct from the 1.2 disc.
I ran Cdfixer anyway, but it just said that the fix was not needed, and not surprisingly the problem still remains.
Glyn said that the insert request could be satisfied by inserting any old CD. This is not true in my case, it has to be one of the two Trainsim discs. I thought it had to be Disc 2, but it seems either will do.
The message I get just says to insert the disc and does not specify which.
I would imagine some people running Trainsim V1.2 first time after installation would not initially get the disc insert message simply because disc 2 would have probably still be left in the cd drive.
I did wonder if the cd insert request might be removed if one registered train simulator. I started the registration process, but was told one had to sign up for Microsoft passport, which seemed irrelavant and might be a snooping or invasive thing, so I did not go through with it.
I wondered if I could at least use a copy to satisfy the insert request. If it is actually possible to copy the disc. I did try copying one of the discs but got errors reported, not sure if I just had a bad disc or if there is come copying block applied.
Having read these forum messages I went onto the MSTS website and downloaded the V1.2 update (1.98mb). I ran this but it has had no effect either.
I suppose one could build in an extra drive specifically for holding the Trainsim disc! However all four of my ide cable positions are used.
Any help much appreciated.
Stooopidperson wrote:LucaZone wrote:as Buffy said, the MSTS 1.2 update that had some content and tool patches is the one that takes it back to 'No CD' mode
You don't need the 50MB V1.2 update! All you need is the V1.1 update! v1.2 never modified the train.exe file, it's only V1.1 which modified the train.exe file and the tools.
LucaZone wrote:Can you still get the v1.1 patch on its own though? I thought they now include the 1.1 changes in the full 1.2 patch. Saving users downloading two files.
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