Microsoft Train Simulator shows error

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Hello experts,

I am trying to install Microsoft Train Simulator on my new System using Windows Xp Operating System but I get this weird error message when I attempt to do this action. Do you have any idea to fix this issue? Assist me with a better solution. Thanks in advance.

Microsoft Train Simulator

A shape is listed in the .REF file that is not in the shapes directory.

Answered By 0 points N/A #168343

Microsoft Train Simulator shows error


This error means that there is a shape definition that does not have a specified shape or that has a blank shape connected to it. The REF file either does not include the Filename line at all or it has a line named Filename but it is blank.

To fix this,

1. Open the Route File Editor, choose Delete Duplicates and sort the REF entries by clicking on the header of the Filename column.

2. The first static entries on top will have the space under Filename left blank.

3. Click on the Index number to select the row and choose Delete Row.

4. Click Re-index REF File and save the new REF file.


Answered By 590495 points N/A #309486

Microsoft Train Simulator shows error


If you are installing the original version of the Microsoft Train Simulator game or Microsoft Train Simulator 1, I’m not sure if you will be able to install it on your Windows XP because it is not compatible. Before installing any application or game, make sure your computer meets the requirements. Microsoft Train Simulator 1 supports Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium, and Windows 2000.

It doesn’t support Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x, and Windows 10. It requires 266 MHz Intel Pentium II or faster processor, 32 MB RAM, Microsoft DirectX 7.0a-compatible video card with 4 MB video RAM, 500 MB free space, 800 x 600 minimum screen resolution, sound card, and optical drive. Since you’re on Windows XP, try starting the game in compatibility mode.

Right-click the Microsoft Train Simulator icon and select “Properties.” In the properties window, go to “Compatibility” tab and check “Run this program in compatibility mode for” under “Compatibility mode” section. From the dropdown list, select one of the supported operating systems: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium or Windows ME, or Windows 2000. After this, click “OK” then try starting the game again and see if it works.

Microsoft Train Simulator 2
Microsoft Train Simulator 2

If this doesn’t work, try installing the next version instead, “Microsoft Train Simulator 2.” I have this one and it works on Windows XP and higher.

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