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RailPro Software Updates / Re: HC-2b revision 2.23 released
« Last post by KPack on Today at 12:15:13 PM »
That's a step in the right direction.  Hopefully they can update the LM-3S and LM-2S with the same capability.  Chuff sync has been needed for a long time.

I'm not positive, but I believe it is about 250mA, which is enough to perform the automatic setting for the particular locomotive. I suggested checking the max current setting because you are  experiencing the problem as soon as you apply throttle. You can run the auto-set multiple times if you think it is setting the max too low. Also, it can also be set manually, if necessary.
RailPro Discussion & Help / Finnaly!!!!
« Last post by Josephbw on Today at 08:55:01 AM »
Last night I upgraded my last engine with the proper engine sound. Now I'm upgrading the horn sounds, then I'll probably do the bells also. At 72 years old things don't always work the way I think they should, but I'm too stubborn to totally quit (usually).

I want to thank all of you that helped me through this mess, I REALLY appreciate it.

All of the engines sound 100% better now. I only have a problem with one. It will run about 1 foot, then stop, then take off for another foot and repeat that process over and over. I'm thinking it may be an issue with the decoder. This is the first time I've run it since I bought it.

Thanks again,
RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: Loco Stopped. “Motor Over Peak Current”
« Last post by ON28 on Today at 08:46:17 AM »
What is the default max current?
RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: Sound file transfer issue
« Last post by G8B4Life on May 12, 2021, 10:51:52 PM »
Okey Dokey, I can expand that a little.

A file is to big when it's to big to fit in the limited memory in an AM/LM/HC or disk space in RPA or HC Sim. All those values are different but for the problem you reported in that RPA could not "see" the file the size of your file was not an issue. You can load a 50 megabyte wav file into RPA and it's not an issue. Of course you wouldn't be able to use a file that big as it would never fit into an AM/LM/HC but RPA can see files that big because the size of the file doesn't come into play when your browsing for files.

Yes, RPA expects a mono wav file but that does not stop it seeing the wav file if it's not mono, RPA will throw an error when you try to convert the wav file into RP format if it's not mono but it won't stop RPA from seeing it.

Yes, RPA can only see things on the C drive (stupid I know) and yes there is an issue with how many directories (folders) on the drive that RPA can display. I forget the exact number of directories that RPA can show but if that number is n and c:\temp is n+1 then RPA won't show the directory, or any others higher than n, counting alphabetically.

If your wav file is not the correct format RPA will throw errors at you letting you know what is wrong when you try to convert it. As per the manual the wav file needs to be 16 bit, 44100Hz mono. To convert your file to this format you'll need an audio editor. Audacity is a good free tool for this. If you think it's a bit beyond your skill level asking here on RPUG for someone to convert it for you is likely to elicit a response.

- Tim
The Heavy Steam Ult sound is for the LM-3S (v2.30 and above) only. The program for the LM-2S (v2.09) was not updated (and probably won't ever be) to use the Heavy Steam Ult.

- Tim
RailPro Discussion & Help / Re: Sound file transfer issue
« Last post by Tom on May 12, 2021, 07:44:40 PM »
Thanks Tim.

I have been communicating with Ring via e-mail about trying to program an AM-1S: they have actually been quite responsive and helpful.   The Type of file I am using is a “Wave Sound (.wav)” on the General tab under file properties.

For RPUG information, it is more complicated than that.  A file can be too big, but how big is too big was unspecified.  And the problem with my (.wav) file is that it is two channel and RailPro only wants a one channel file: how to know if a .wav file is one or two channel and how to change it is unknown to me.  Also, RailPro likes files to be on the (C:) directory, apparently not too far down, like possibly a file in C:/temp.
I have not been able to load the Heavy Steam ULT on any of my LM2-s modules. I don't know if it would work correctly if you deleted every other file on the module but I wouldn't want to do that.
RailPro Discussion & Help / Steam Heavy ULT -- Not running Correctly on LM-2S
« Last post by MtRR75 on May 12, 2021, 05:28:13 PM »
I have successfully loaded the New Steam Heavy ULT sound on several of my steam locos which have an LM-3S installed.  I have one loco that has an LM-2S.  I have loaded the Steam Heavy ULT 3 times, but when I Run the loco, I get inappropriate sounds.  There are only 2 sound speeds -- fast and twice as fast.  The sound speed changes abruptly with little regard for what I do with the speed control knob.

I have the latest LM-2S software installed. (2.09)

Has anybody been able to load this sound on a LM-2S?

Or is this a question for Ring?
RailPro Software Updates / Re: HC-2b revision 2.23 released
« Last post by William Brillinger on May 12, 2021, 05:10:47 PM »
official word from Tim Ring:

The HC-2 program and the LM-3S-G program add chuff sync by use of the LM-3S-G input wire.
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