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SimSig Loader versions >= 4.1.

As of July 2013 (core code version 4.1), a new method of installing and running simulations has been introduced. This does not conflict with the operation of the previous .exe standalone simulations which will continue to operate as previously.

Application Details:

Version: 4.x
License: Free to use
URL: http://www.simsig.co.uk/
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.0-rc5

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Link Official site Free Download Installer for loader version 4.6.9. Download includes a self-updater to the latest version

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

Nearly all features work from a plain installation. Multiplayer has been used successfully as client and host in 6+ player sessions.

I have significantly tested the Carlisle, King's Cross and Waterloo sims.

What does not

  • Broken: [Wine 3.17-present] Sliders for adjusting Failure options in the Options window are broken.
    Bug reported as Wine bug #46004.
  • Broken: A small number of simulations will crash with Protection errors, or lock up entirely. This happens regularly with Carlisle. I have not been able to diagnose whether this is a Wine or SimSig issue.
    Mitigation: Regular autosaves!

Workarounds

  • Broken: Right click menu for train control on the new HTML-based Train List [F2] window does not appear. Additionally, a harmless error message appears on opening the window.
    Workaround: use the Legacy train list option.

What was not tested

Many of the other sims.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jan 13 20194.0-rc5Yes Yes YesSilverThomas Wood 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Oct 16 20183.18Yes Yes YesSilverThomas Wood 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 25 20172.8Yes Yes SilverBob Niemöller 

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