What is simsig?

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  1. LilLoaf

    LilLoaf Member

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    hi all

    This seems like a silly question but what is simsig, i dont really know much about it.

    Is it like BVE? if so, is it better?

    How do i get it on my computer?
     
  2. P156KWJ

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    it is basically like sitting in a power signal box and you have to control the trains in the same way you would in real life. www.simsig.co.uk has all the details on products they have and how to install, I'd recommend it, it's a good challenge and is entertaining.
     
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  3. Ben

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    http://www.simsig.co.uk/ actually.
     
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    I've been using SimSig for several years
    Start off with an area you know, sadly they haven't any power boxes for Scotland but I am quite familiar with London Kings Cross and Stafford
    Most simulations cover four screens and when busy that can be a challenge, however this also allows chained simulations with other people each controlling their own screen, or more recently adjoining simulations

    The main advantage over other such signalling simulations is that you can edit or create your own timetables, although sadly for the Stafford simulation you cannot amend the line speeds or layout
     
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    I think this is a full list of the sims available.

    Royston, great starter sim
    Cambridge
    Liverpool Street
    Kings Cross
    Peterborough
    Waterloo
    Southampton
    Waterloo and city line
    Stafford
    North London line
    Didcot and Swindon
    Westbury
    Bristol
    Gloucester
    Exeter
    Sheffield

    Also due soon is a new version of Sheffield and a new sim of Trent.
    Go to http://www.simsig.co.uk for more information.

    HTH
    Mark
     
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    I can't wait for the TRENT sim to come out. It appears it's going to be MASSIVE! Anyone know if it will include Derby and Nottingham?
     
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    yeah, even covers the tram route from Wilkinson St- Hucknall to control the level crossings!
     
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    It will include Nottingham, but not Derby. Including Derby would be a bit over the top in my opinion, it is big enough as it is ;).
     
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    Thats a shame. I would have liked to tried Derby! Hopefully it could be a future SimSig. Anybody know when Trent is likely to come out? Or the new Sheffield version for that matter, can't wait to try them.

    Edit: Also does the Trent sim start at Clay Cross Junction?
     
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    don't know - I know some people have BETA versions, but I think they're close to finishing it anyway
     
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    Trent does start at Clay Cross Jn and it will be released when it is finished, there is no fixed date for that.
     
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    OMG!!!!:o:o:o:o WATERLOO & CITY LINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Please don't drag up old threads if you don't have something constructive to add
     
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    this has to be the hardest game ever.
     
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    It really isn't once you've been using it for a while...
     
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    like many games, this is the hardest I've had though.
     
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    As I said before you posted, Please don't drag up old threads if you don't have something constructive to add! ;)
     
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    The trick to SimSig is learning the area of control, the timetable and the entry points. Once your familiar with these points the rest will fall into place, allthough some of the sims are near impossible with 1 player.

    Royston is a good sim for new starters as its basicly up and down with a few crossovers and level crossings.
     
  20. jimmann

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    hey all

    i am a total simsig novice, and have been doing some practice on royston, and was wondering whether it is possible to change points and signals manually?
     
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