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Old 04-18-2009, 01:03 AM   #1
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using MSTS in Ubuntu 8.10 (intrepid}


Hi - anyone out there running microsoft train simulator under Ubuntu 8.1o -assistance required please
 
Old 04-18-2009, 06:01 PM   #2
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What exactly do you need help with? I say this because your post doesn't really tell what you are needing help with.
 
Old 04-19-2009, 10:51 AM   #3
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my reply post dont seem to be getting through - I must be doing something wrong
 
Old 04-19-2009, 10:54 AM   #4
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Ah now I seem to have got it right. Try again. The problem I am having is that when I load Microsoft Train Simulator all I get is a black screen. Someone suggested it might be a directx issue as this is what it runs on. I can however read the accompanying MSTS manual. Thanx Dave
 
Old 04-19-2009, 02:40 PM   #5
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If that is the case, have you tried to load directX 9 or 10 using wine? if not that will probably be the next step. So I would load direct X and see what you get. Looks like it uses direct X 7.0a so I would try first using 9 and see if that helpd. If it doesn't then I would remove that and got o 7.0a
 
Old 04-20-2009, 02:01 AM   #6
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ok downloaded directx 9 onto my desktop but not sure where to install it in Ubuntu. Dave
 
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go to a terminal and type in wine ./Desktop/directx.exe or what ever the exe is for the file. How did you install the Microsoft train simulator for Ubuntu?
 
Old 04-20-2009, 09:45 AM   #8
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I installled it with wine
 
Old 04-20-2009, 09:58 AM   #9
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Thanx for your help but I think I better go back to vista - too much for an old geezer like me. Take care Dave
 
  


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