Downloads

Network West Midlands
Here you can find the downloads for Network West Midlands for OpenBVE. You need the Objects, Routes and Sounds. There are also some Quail Maps which show track plans and permanent speed restrictions. The files are located at the bottom of this page. This route is built by the tsc team.


Technical information

NWM is best viewed with the following OpenBVE settings in the options panel if your graphics card is capable::

Interpolation:

  •  Mode: Anisotropic filtering
  •  Level of anisotropic filtering: At least 6
  •  Transparency level: Smooth

If your graphics card has a settings panel, switch on Antialiasing too.

Backface Culling:

OpenBVE has a feature called Backface Culling, which when disabled will repeat an objects texture on it's rear side. NWM2011 objects have back face textures built in, to enable the routes to be viewed backwards. You must ensure Backface Culling is ON (toggle using F11 key while driving the sim). If backface culling is off, textures will display z-fighting (flashing) or reversed textures, typically on signs.

Changing direction:

Some of the diagrams require a reverse of direction:
In openBVE: Press ESCAPE then choose 'Jump to stations', then 'CHANGE ENDS' from the menu.
In BVE4: Right- click with your mouse and click 'CHANGE ENDS' from the drop down destination box, or leave the sim running, put the reverser to neutral, and in a few minutes the sim will change ends for you.

Train Plugins:

The route files are currently set up to make use of Simon Gathercole's Windows Uk train safety systems plugins for trains. UKMUt.dll/UKSpt.dll/UKDt.dll while Anthony Bowden's multi-platform UKTrainSys plugin is still in development. To use Anthony's train plugin in your trains please download the plugin and relevant configuration files from Railsimroutes.net and unzip to the correct train folder/s. Anthony has kindly uploaded configurations for the trains available from Trainsimcentral. You will need to open the NWM route files in notepad or similar, and to search all instances of ".Beacon 23;0;0;-1," & ".Beacon 23;0;0;1," then replace all with ".Beacon 23;-1;0;0,". This is because the plugins have different uses for the same beacon. We'll update the trains on TSC and the NWM routes once the excellent UKTrainSys is released with it's full features.

T&C's:

Please read our Terms and Conditions before installing this add-on..

The Network West Midlands (NWM) suite is by the tsc team: T.Haylor, D.Hunt, S.Gathercole, M.Corbett & S.Green.

NWM contains both copyrighted and public domain free to re-use material. You can re-use or modify any individual 'ANIMATED', 'CSV', or 'PNG' texture file as long as the object header states the file is developed by the TSC team or by Anthony Bowden of Railsimroutes.net. These files are donated into the public domain. Please however leave any object headers intact. You DON'T need to contact us to to re-use the file.

Other files are copyright of their original authors, and the tsc team have permission to use these files within the NWM routes. The file header will say to whom copyright belongs. The original author may require you to contact them to obtain permission before re-using or redistributing. 

TSC would like to thank Mr. Phil Sayer of SayerHamilton for providing the custom audio for the Network West Midlands station announcements.These audio recordings remain the copyright of SayerHamilton, and/or its principals and successors. Users are expressly forbidden to re-distribute, sell, re-assign, or in any way use the recording, or part thereof, in any other form or for any other purpose.

Please see the readme enclosed within the installation files for a full breakdown of credits.




Trains Required:

Note that the trains required for NWM can be found at various other OpenBVE addon websites:

 BVETMDClasses 37/4,37/9,47,50,56,55,66,Valenta HST
 BVE4TrainsClasses 37/4,37/9,47,56,57,58,59,60,67,MTU HST,143,150,153,158,168,170,321,323
 EezypeazyClasses 142,144,153a-end,153b-end,156,158,170,321 (Site is not currently online)
 RailsimroutesClass 323 (alternative 3D cab and plugin)
 BVE4TrainzClass 350

These sites also provide more quality trains, but the above list are required for NWM.



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