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Downloading from 3rd party Trainz fansitesEdit

Downloading 3rd party content from strange websites has it's risks, but the tight knit Trainz community provides a measure of protection for if mal-ware or spy-ware resides in any of these links, the community would be messaging about it on the forum as soon as suspicions arose and warning others of the possibility. Consequently, even hackers find hijacking a Trainz based site difficult as they get a fair amount of traffic from older experienced computer savvy Trainzers who sniff out such hacks.

Some of these sites are funded by the new download 'utilities' looking to have you also install 5-6 other items, so verify the url of the link and the meaning of each stage of installing--the Decline Offer button tends to be a minimal hyper link well off the main sight-line.

This list is not comprehensive and it is recommended to all that when browsing unknown sites to keep your machine free from possible malware you should only access them from a Windows user account which is not a Window administrator account on a machine that has automatic windows update enabled. This is the opposite setup of how you want to Run Trainz, so plan your browsing accordingly. It is however one of the few reasons to have multiple user accounts in Windows cluttering up a personal computer.

Google Chrome or the latest Firefox with the 'noscript addon' and 'ad blocker' offer better protection than IE. Turning off Adobe Flash so it can only run when you let it is another very good strategy—many malware attacks occur using holes in flash, and it cuts down the roar of auto-running ads considerably. If you still must see that video, then a mouse click re-enables it for that browser session.

  1. NoScript (download) is available on Mozilla based browsers.
  2. Adblocker Plus (download) can be added to most modern browers.
  3. Note Google's Chrome browser enables Flash by default, and is not recommended for secure browsing—which again, ought only be done from a non-administrative User name on any machine.

See also: Trainz/External Links which also contains some other links to 3rd party sites.

  • These pages will be merged at some point in the future.

ProcessEdit

  1. Find something you want browsing non-Auran websites. Chances are you already downloaded a route and need missing assets for it, or it's sessions. A general Google search on the kuid will often find many highly popular assets.
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    In mid-2014, an new Trainz site consolidated such searching into one convenient bot assembled site TrainzKuidIndex.com and finding a kuid there often links you directly to the download page of your quarry. Highly recommended if you're just searching for missing assets!
     • If you want to see tutorials and other offerings by Trainz enthusiasts, then by all means browse the links below.
    1. For your security, many Trainz sites will require a registration and some login and validation cycle like TPR and Jointed-Rail. Recommend making a user name and password different for such browsing than any email, financial (PayPal, etc.) and even the Auran websites. (Use of the same Auran web handle on these—many have forums too!) is fine, but DO use a DIFFERENT password!)
    2. Do their sign-up dance two step and where necessary use a shopping cart if necessary. (These are security measures, so be glad!)
  2. 3rd Party sites will bundle offerings by zip, RAR, and package cdp files as a rule. Some will offer a FTP download managed link.
  3. If the site is payware, we're sure you'll figure it out. If freeware, some will nonetheless suggest a donation.
    1. Given that a simple house asset likely represents 2-3 hours work to develop, a speedtree model upwards of a couple days as have many assets and a well modeled locomotive or passenger car with animated actions and interiors likely over six months, a modest donation is a reasonable request.
    2. The above times are one reason to not be upset when an asset shows up with errors in a newly changed data model. Upgrading hundreds of assets when N3V does a poor job of conveying what has changed so a CC can plan updates ahead of a sudden flurry of inquiries and complaints is a daunting task, and only rarely a possible one.

Third Party Trainz sitesEdit

See also Trainz/Where to find non-DLS assets and External Links (These pages eventually to be merged)
  1. ac-monkeywrench-models
  2. haegar-trainz.de
  3. roystrainz.com
  4. spaintrainzrutas.com
  5. trensim.com
  6. ibertrainz.eu
  7. si3d.jimdo.com
  8. virtualbreizh.fr.nf
  9. j.moureau.free
  10. roltrainz.hu
  11. trainz.hu
  12. bogesz.cjb.hu
  13. trainzitalia.it
  14. trainz.dino.sk
  15. tsmteam.ru
  16. trainz.ru
  17. piter-trs.3dn.ru
  18. uzd-life.ucoz
  19. trainz-trs.ucoz
  20. trainsim.ru
  21. drix-trainz.ic.cz
  22. trainzpedro.cz
  23. trainzmotion.cz
  24. trainzmaps.ovh.org
  25. www.trainz.org
  26. US Railroad Works —Home of Auran Trainz Simulator Routes and Equipment
  27. charlie/trainzchron/ @railsimpro.com/
  28. greatdecals.com
  29. trainweb.com/bedt/indloco
  30. cprr.org/Museum/ — (Canadian Pacific RR)
  31. Virtual Railroader ChristmasGift
  32. Dave-Snow-Freeware
  33. robin_hoods.webs.com
  34. virtualrailroader.com/TNG.html
  35. N3V's TrainzOnline-HowToGuides
  36. lickey-incline-locomotives.uk
  37. freight_cars @LA river railroads.com
  38. www.trainsim.com/vbts thread My-choo-choo-is-broke
  39. Northbay County.html
  40. banal catalog.html
  41. Forum: Davesnow Freeware
  42. railserve.com
  43. www.saxham-market.co.uk
  44. Shaneturner tutorials
  45. www.vscaler.com
  46. trainz.luvr.net projects-view
  47. www.trainzobjectz.co.uk
  48. For Russian assets www.kuid.ru — Author Kuid:#
  49. TrainzProRoutes — Author Kuid: Various, 5,000+ members last viewed, Lots of freeware
  50. www.railserve.com — Author Kuid:#
  51. www.trainsim.com — Author Kuid:#
  52. ac-monkeywrench-models — Author Kuid:#213782 American_connections (Kent Carter)
  53. Trunda's assets KUID:71619 — Author Kuid:#71619
  54. trainzresources.com — Author Kuid:#
  55. MBC Canadian Pacific project — Author (Ian) Cayden Kuid:#431633 Nice routes in the Canadian Rockies, great pics and writing. Take the time!
  56. Jytte's Trainz Index— Author Kuid:#386158; 6 skills building tutorials (e.g.: HOW TO MAKE A REGION FILE (and how to use it), Step by Step, By Jytte Christrup. and free content. Link is a hyperlink list of Trainz TRS-era pages. Newer releases pages???


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