Msts 5917

 
  jaihatton22 Station Master

a few weekends ago 5917 hauled the picnic train for the first time since 2016 or 2017. I was exited about this and it ut me back into the steam train spirit. So i pulled out msts and started playing on my nsw routes. But i noticed there is no 5917 model. Dose anyone know if there is one out there somewere. Also i know there are other 59 class models consisting of coal burning 5915 and 5905 and oil burning 5916 5908 and 5902. So i could just reskin one of them but ive never done a reskin or made a msts model before so can someone give me a hand?

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  superheatedsteam Assistant Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
a few weekends ago 5917 hauled the picnic train for the first time since 2016 or 2017. I was exited about this and it ut me back into the steam train spirit. So i pulled out msts and started playing on my nsw routes. But i noticed there is no 5917 model. Dose anyone know if there is one out there somewere. Also i know there are other 59 class models consisting of coal burning 5915 and 5905 and oil burning 5916 5908 and 5902. So i could just reskin one of them but ive never done a reskin or made a msts model before so can someone give me a hand?
jaihatton22

Steam4me is the go to site for MSTS tutorials.

http://msts.steam4me.net/tutorials/index.html#textures

The following 2 links will get you on the way.

https://www.uktrainsim.com/index.php?form_reader=texturing1

http://msts.steam4me.net/tutorials/trackdancer/tutorial2a.html#part1

Hope this helps. Any problems then post your questions here.

Also you may want to look at OpenRails as it uses MSTS assets but is better all round in my opinion.

http://openrails.org/

Cheers,

Marek.
  jaihatton22 Station Master

thanks im going to talk to my dad about getting the software i will ask any questions i have on this stream
  superheatedsteam Assistant Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
The is no need to purchase any software for repainting.

You will need TGATool2 to convert the MSTS ACE files into TGA format for your graphics program, and then convert the TGA files from your graphics program back into the ACE files required by MSTS.

http://www.mwgfx.co.uk/train/tgatool2.htm

For graphics modelling I use GIMP which is powerful, open source and free. It can appear overwhelming at first but once you get the hang of it you'll be able to do anything that the tutorials suggest.

https://www.gimp.org/

There a many tutorials on youtube on how to use gimp.

If you find gimp to overwhelming then paint.net is a step above Microsoft Paint as it support layers and has some other nifty tools.

https://www.getpaint.net

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Marek.
  cityrail-rulez Chief Train Controller

Please do take some notes that obtaining MSTS these day's can be quite hard, if you have a friend who has the MSTS CD-Roms get them to install it on your computer and then install the update this way you don't need a CD to play the game

Also keep in mind that MSTS will not work on Microsoft Windows 10, I don't know if it really works on 8 or 8.1 but I do know MSTS will work on Windows 7 so finding yourself an old Windows 7 laptop or desktop will easily solve this issue Smile

I would advise you, don't go ahead and reskin any models! To avoid getting into some trouble the best thing to do is create a new model and then make your own textures

Here is a list of 3d modelling programs to help get you started: I would give you advice to start with Train Sim Modeler most of our models has been made in TSM but there are great helpful tutorials for other programs

Train Sim Modeler - http://www.rundiomusic.com/SimDownloads
Gmax - https://www.turbosquid.com/gmax

Note: Gmax will need to be registered by joining Turbosquid the Gmax registration page is
https://www.turbosquid.com/Login/Index.cfm?stgRU=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eturbosquid%2Ecom%2FRegisterGmax%2FIndex%2Ecfm%3Fv%3D120%26c%3D100

Blender "Can be tricky " but you will need the MSTS exporter plugins
https://www.blender.org/ "Note Blender 2.80 is a beta only - Download Blender 2.79b"

3D Crafter "I'm not entirely sure how to help you with this one"
http://amabilis.com/downloads/ download the free version

I hope this information helps Smile
Regards, Phil
  cityrail-rulez Chief Train Controller

I did forget to mention there is a D59 Steam Locomotives available on the Coals to Newcastle website http://www.coalstonewcastle.com.au/ go to the Downloads and Steam Locomotives NSWGR section and scroll down until you see NSW 59XX models by Dick Cowen and repaints by Brian Bere-Streeter

Loco numbers are: 5905, 5915, 5902, 5908 and 5916 "2 separate downloads"
  ARG706 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA
@CITYrail-rulez

3d Crafter 10 has a Trainworks export in the free version. But I don't think either of these posts are going to be that useful to to OP. This section of the forum is a ghost town with the occasional tourist.
  cityrail-rulez Chief Train Controller

@CITYrail-rulez

3d Crafter 10 has a Trainworks export in the free version. But I don't think either of these posts are going to be that useful to to OP. This section of the forum is a ghost town with the occasional tourist.
ARG706
I know that 3D Crafter has the Trainworks export plugins Smile I do agree with you there mate, the MSTS forums seems to be quite a ghost town pretty much that MSTS Australia is now officially dead that's why I've moved onto DTG TS2019 but sadly there's just nothing of Australian stuff available for TS20XX  besides the non working Zig Zag and Tumulla Bank routes, I have tried to contact both authors of those routes to get them to work but..... I got no response! It just needs a certain addon requirement which I just can't find on Steam so I gave up trying to get them to work

I could quite easily convert every MSTS addon into TS2019 "not sure if they would work in previous versions of TS20XX" the only issue that I would be facing is not being able to contact the authors of the models to obtain permission to do so and of course it would be just pointless without any Australian routes available for TS20XX

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