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RailWorks Manuals - A Reminder

Postby Acorncomputer on Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:33 pm

Hi all

This is mainly for newcomers to RailWorks, but a number of people making postings on the forum seem to be missing the excellent manuals for RailWorks that are located under the Tools & Docs tab on the RailWorks launcher screen. Click on Tools & Docs and then either one of the four individual manual options or Open Folder and depending on what DLC you have, there will be number of very useful manuals to help you out.

Generally if you buy DLC a manual will also be downloaded and placed here to help you to get the best of your new purchase and updates often add or replace manuals here as well.

I have 36 manuals in my Manuals folder and each one is full of useful information.
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Re: RailWorks Manuals - A Reminder

Postby vlado960 on Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:19 am

That's right. Even I am not aware of it.

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Re: RailWorks Manuals - A Reminder

Postby briyeo1950 on Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:11 am

Im a bloke, I dont read instruction manuals :D
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Re: RailWorks Manuals - A Reminder

Postby Trainguy76 on Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:13 am

briyeo1950 wrote:Im a bloke, I dont read instruction manuals :D


Seconded. :)
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Re: RailWorks Manuals - A Reminder

Postby davejc64 on Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:16 am

What are instruction manuals? :lol:
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Re: RailWorks Manuals - A Reminder

Postby CaptainBazza on Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:44 am

You better read the instruction manual on instruction manuals, then. :lol:

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Re: RailWorks Manuals - A Reminder

Postby thelostpenguin on Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:36 pm

On the topic of manuals and updates, it might be a good idea to update the WCMLN manual to reference the seperate manual for the class 86, which is probaly the most needed part of all. I guess having the manuals seperate is a result of the locomotive coming from a diferent source to the route itself, but without anything to suggest it's existence in the WCMLN manual it's really down to pure luck whether or not you spot it in the middle of all the other manuals on your system, all it needs is one line in the info for the 86 to tell you to go look for another entry, I'm sure there's plenty of other people that assume (as I did) that all relevant infomation will be provided in one place.

Oh and where do you get the ysefull manuals from? Nearly all the ones that come with DLC I've got give a nice bit of flavour text and the contents of that bundle, not much in the way of desperately usefull infomation tho :D
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Re: RailWorks Manuals - A Reminder

Postby AndyM77 on Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:36 pm

thelostpenguin wrote:Oh and where do you get the ysefull manuals from? Nearly all the ones that come with DLC I've got give a nice bit of flavour text and the contents of that bundle, not much in the way of desperately usefull infomation tho :D


The most useful manual (if it was kept up to date.. :roll: ) is the Wiki http://www.railsimdownloads.com/wiki/tiki-index.php

The bog standard "Game" manuals i.e "Driver Manual" / "Quickstart Guide" / "Keyboard & Signal Guide" are located here http://www.railsimulator.com/support.php

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Re: RailWorks Manuals - A Reminder

Postby thelostpenguin on Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:13 pm

I was refering slightly tongue-in-cheek to the OPs comment about manuals in the standard folder:
Acorncomputer wrote:I have 36 manuals in my Manuals folder and each one is full of useful information.


And I have to agree about the main wiki needing a bit more love, it's not allways clear in the way it explains certain things and I dare say some if not much of it hasn't been updated since launch, still good info there but not allways immediately apparent where to find an explanation of exactly the thing you need when you're not sure whats going wrong to start with :-?
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Re: RailWorks Manuals - A Reminder

Postby Kromaatikse on Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:30 pm

To be fair, the manuals (except for the basic ones) are not exactly made easy to find in the launcher. Arguably the folder could be opened by a button on the main menu.
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Re: RailWorks Manuals - A Reminder

Postby Acorncomputer on Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:39 pm

As regards the WIKI, the Frequently Asked Questions section is useful but the developer pages are all over the place. I would suggest that the old Rail Simulator Development Documents are easier and more logical to read. The majority of procedures are still the same for RailWorks as they were for Rail Simulator and it is usually obvious where there are differences. The Rail Simulator Development Documents can be obtained here -

http://www.railsimulator.com/support.php

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Re: RailWorks Manuals - A Reminder

Postby bobdawkins on Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:08 pm

briyeo1950 wrote:Im a bloke, I dont read instruction manuals :D
in my case they should be called destruction manuals :oops: :lol: :lol:
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