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How long have you been using BVE?

Post by ap1991 on Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:33 am

I now feel quite old...

I've just worked out that I've been using BVE on and off for around 12 years, I discovered it a couple of years before leaving School 10 years ago. 

The community has had it's ups and downs, websites, developers and forums have come and gone but BVE is still here.

I'm now 27 work full time and have a 15 month old son, so I'm lucky if I get a hour every couple of weeks to have a play with BVE!

Here's to the next 12 years!

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Post by Quork on Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:29 am

Hard to tell... About six to eight years. I got a laptop as a present for my A levels in 2009 and LokSim3D didn't run on it (about 3 FPS, it was an Acer with onboard graphics and LS3D didn't like that). I stumbled upon OpenBVE relatively quickly after that (which ran rather smoothely), but don't pin me down on what "relatively quickly" means... Could be two weeks, could be two years. Though I'm rather sure it was less than a year.
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Post by leezer3 on Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:46 pm

I think I'm probably one of the last remaining who was there at the beginning....

First PC-based sim was Mechanik under DOS, and I remember the original versions of BVE and the original logo:


Original board was (probably) Crotrainz, although I might have been somewhere else on email prior to that Razz
I feel old......

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Re: How long have you been using BVE?

Post by tof63 on Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:21 pm

May be you are not the only one...

Next Christmas 17 years will be for me...

Review of BVE downloaded by me from Vern's Rail Pages on 12/18/2000.
http://web.tiscali.it/lcartello/misc/BVE-review.doc
BVE version 1.225 was been released 14 days before, on 11/28/2000.
Although still with the Japanese interface, this had been the first version of BVE that could be installed and work without a Japanese version of Windows.


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Post by vpodhola on Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:36 pm

I think 12 years and 6 months. I started with Polish Mechanik.
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Re: How long have you been using BVE?

Post by thehoviskid on Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:42 pm

2005 I think.  Over tea break at work....
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Re: How long have you been using BVE?

Post by MattD6R on Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:53 pm

I found OpenBVE late in 2012 after using OpenTTD for a while. So it has been almost 5 years for myself which is relatively recent but has felt it been quite a while. Very soon after finding the sim I fiddled with route building and made a very basic route. For the last 2 years I been working on my WIP route though I have often too been short on time to make as much progress as I would have liked.

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Re: How long have you been using BVE?

Post by leezer3 on Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:13 pm

tof63 wrote:May be you are not the only one...

Next Christmas 17 years will be for me...

Review of BVE downloaded by me from Vern's Rail Pages on 12/18/2000.
http://web.tiscali.it/lcartello/misc/BVE-review.doc
BVE version 1.225 was been released 14 days before, on 11/28/2000.
Although still with the Japanese interface, this had been the first version of BVE that could be installed and work without a Japanese version of Windows.
 Old names, not seen you about here so much lately Very Happy

Incidentally, thanks:
I've just been digging through some of my really old stuff after you linked that document (Oh, the memories.....), and whilst the original Uchibo route for BVE1 runs near perfectly under openBVE, some BVE1 train.dat files seem to be very marginally different.

Will investigate and fix that little issue.
https://github.com/leezer3/OpenBVE/issues/199

Edit:
And another one, many of the 2000 era routes are referring to the Uchibo V1 objects. Will add these to the compatibility manager.
https://github.com/leezer3/OpenBVE/issues/200

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Re: How long have you been using BVE?

Post by ap1991 Yesterday at 5:57 am

I didn't know BVE had been around for so long!

I found BVE after stumbling across Coxsters site while.
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