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Utilities, Tips and Tutorials

Testing Scenarios - the quick way: Tutorial


Testing scenarios, especially long ones, can take several hours. This tutorial shows you an easy way to do most of the testing using two Command Line Options when starting TS: “EnableAsyncKeys” and “-followaitrain”.


These options allow you to test the scenario at up to 5x normal speed whilst the computer controls the "Player Train" for you.


Full instructions to cover starting TS2017 through the Steam Library page, a Desktop Shortcut, or in the Windows 10 start menu.


All of this information has been around for years but I haven’t seen any clear, detailed instructions anywhere. Hence this tutorial.

Whilst many know these command options already, there are many more who are either aware of them but don’t know how to use them, or are totally unaware that this sort of thing can be done

Track Protection Tutorial


When you are route-building or just editing a route, it is so easy to damage the track by mistake. this can have serious consequences, especially if it is not noticed immediately.


This Tutorial shows you two easy ways to prevent that ever happening again. One method is just for scenery, the other allows you to edit roads and lofts and use all the tools normally available for creating scenery whilst keeping the track safe.


Thanks to RolandBP for his help with this little project

Creating rwp files outside the game folder


A tutorial for packaging rwp files without the long waits involved whilst using the default packager. This method uses a dummy "railworks" folder.

The download is a .pdf file with instructions on what to do

OverSpeeding Script for TS2016/7


This is a script for use in scenarios for helping to prevent locos exceeding their permitted Maximum Speeds. Unlike others that I have seen this doesn't engage Emergency Brakes or end the Scenario.


A demo scenario for the Class55 Deltic on the GWML is included.


Also in the download are instructions to include the script into your own scenarios and information on altering the permitted speed and number of warnings.


There is a lot I don't fully understand so any help tidying it up and improving it will be appreciated.

The utilities to fix the TS2015 Menu, and to fix the White Hills problem have been withdrawn because DTG have now fixed the problems themselves.