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cawky

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hello, im new to this forum but been with bve for a long time, i have had BVE4 for a long time and i also use TRS2004, i have a device called a raildriver which replaces your keyboard for handles and buttons,
i was wondering, could you use it to control bve trains, if so, how.
http://www.raildriver.com/
 
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Hi cawky, welcome.

Unfortunately Raildriver cannot be used to control BVE trains at the moment, but no doubt there will be some compatibility in the future.
 

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tubechallenger said:
Hi cawky, welcome.

Unfortunately Raildriver cannot be used to control BVE trains at the moment, but no doubt there will be some compatibility in the future.

I hope that Mackoy puts in the option to use it in his latest version. If he does, I may consider buying it. :D
 

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This may sound strange, but is mackoy actually making a new version. Or is everybody just guessing ther willbe a new version? :confused:
 

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MancunianTrammer said:
This may sound strange, but is mackoy actually making a new version. Or is everybody just guessing ther willbe a new version? :confused:

We are not sure, but we just assume he is. :p
 

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Well all i know is that there is a high chance Mackoy going to update BVE 2.6 to BVE 3.0 since BVE 2.9 (beta) has been released long long time ago. Anyway who has BVE 2.9?
 

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LondonBVE said:
Well all i know is that there is a high chance Mackoy going to update BVE 2.6 to BVE 3.0 since BVE 2.9 (beta) has been released long long time ago. Anyway who has BVE 2.9?

I don't think that's very likely at all, especially with BVE 4 available ;)
 

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Lewisham2221 said:
I don't think that's very likely at all, especially with BVE 4 available ;)

I agree!
What's the point updating old software...?
 

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BVE4 is an update of BVE2.x (though a big one - and converted to VB.net from VB Classic). Though I know what you mean, BVE2 is an old program... download figures suggest BVE4 files are much more popular than BVE2. It's a bit like when everyone migrated to BVE2 from BVE1.
 

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Don't know i found some shots of BVE 2.9 which some new features really intrest me. Like they have the passenger meter and even has number. Eg. the passenger meter is full red i think the number would be 300 or so. If i'm not wrong i also saw a screenie on a person choosing a route and then they have a wide variety of choices (train) available. Is that the old version?
Here is the link : htttp://creature-web.hp.infoseek.co.jp/bve/howto_drive.htm . Is it the old version?
 

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That looks more like a version prior to 2.6, you'd pick your route using the top left section, and details of the route would be in the bottom left and a description of the train the right.

2.9 was very similar in looks of BVE4, high res - full screen with no side panel or meters.
 

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That looks like BVE2 to me LondonBVE. I can't say which version, but it's not 2.9 which was a full screen version like BVE4. Mackoy explained why he had skipped 3 when he released BVE4: it lost a lot in translation, but it was to do with the amount of rewriting between 2.9 and 4.
 

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I think that is BVE 1 actually. The interface is different to BVE 2, and I'm sure it stayed the same throught all the updates. For a start, it doesn't have "Mr Happy" and I'm sure he was on all BVE 2 versions, and it has a scrollbar on the timetable, wheras BVE 2 you had to press a certain key combination to scroll the timetable (shift/ctrl and F3 or something).
 

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I agree with all of your BVE 2.9 is a full screen. And the other one is BVE version 1.
 

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ChrisCooper said:
I think that is BVE 1 actually. The interface is different to BVE 2, and I'm sure it stayed the same throught all the updates. For a start, it doesn't have "Mr Happy" and I'm sure he was on all BVE 2 versions, and it has a scrollbar on the timetable, wheras BVE 2 you had to press a certain key combination to scroll the timetable (shift/ctrl and F3 or something).

Definately BVE1. There is also the choice between free mode (gawd, lucky we don't have that now!)
 

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I i remember rightly, BVE 1 had some kind of scoring system, and would also terminate the route if you broke the rules such as passing a signal at danger or braking the line or signal speed limit (think you had a 1kph margin). Free mode turned this off, and basically made it like BVE 2 or 4, which don't havre anything like that.
 

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BVE 4 is most definately a succession to BVE 2.x. There are general rules which are followed by programmers when updating software. I'm not sure exactly what the rules are but from 2 to 4 will include major changes to the program. A change in number to the right of the decimal point would be minor updates and/or bug fixes. No doubt Mackoy followed these "rules" and skipped BVE 3. i.e. BVE 4 is part of the progreesion of BVE (or BVE 2) and not a different program. Therefore there will not be a new BVE 2.x.

I may be wrong but very suprised if so!
 
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BVE 2.9 beta, IIRC, was quite similar to BVE4 when it came to the actual game.
 

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Yeah, I had a beta version of BVE before BVE 4 was released. I'm sure that beta was BVE 2.9, which like you say was very similar to BVE 4.
 
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