Today I put an E6 ABA set on track 2 for the first time. On track 1 is an SD70ACE. It took multiple restarts of everything to recognize the E6's. I have so far been unable to remove the SD70 from the inactive list. When I start the E6 the SD70 also starts and the SD mirrors all the commands sent to the E6 by the tablet and by the handheld. At one point while using the handheld remote both took off from 10MPH and quickly accelerated before I hit the E stop. After the E stop I reset everything...
Over the past few months I've received requests from some DCS enthusiasts who desire to install the DCS App on their Kindle Fire tablets. I've also seen a thread or two appear on the DCS Forum with the same topic. My son, Allan, is rather well-versed in using a variety of Kindle devices and decided to take a shot at doing an actual install. What follows below is how he was able to do the install on his Kindle Fire HD6. This procedure uses a web site called "aka pure.com". Click here to learn...
1'st issue with MTH WiFi. I am using the MTH home network. Engines are now in the inactive list. My iPad mini is connected to the MTH network, all 3 lights are on solid but there is no wifi connection to the TIU. The refresh button indicates no TIU found and the roster icon slowly fades in and out but the iPad indicates the network is connected. From the get go the engines would all go into the inactive list when I closed down. I could however bring them into the active list by tapping and I...
It sounds as if the WIU has become disconnected from your Home network. You can proceed in one of two ways. One is to attempt to reconnect the WIU to your home network by repeating the original instructions to do so. The other is to switch to MTH mode and connect to the network generated by the WIU itself.
Guess I'll miss out on this one. Don't see the value as I don't WiFi and upgrading my layout control system is always a huge PIA. Someday the software may be stabilized, but based on past releases, re-releases, bug-fixes, etc, I don't see it happening in the near future. Running the TMCC engines more these days as they are pretty much problem-free and have most all features now one finds in basic operations with DCS. I did stop purchasing MTH locomotives a while ago, due to the frustrations.
Dave, Can you do this? Switch to the USA Apple Store.... Change your iTunes Store country or region If you move to a new country, go to Account Info or Settings to change your country before you make purchases from the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, or Mac App Store. What you need know before you change your country or region When you change your iTunes Store country: You need to update your billing address to one in your new country. When you change your billing address, the primary...
In the current version of the app, the only way to move engines from inactive to active, or visa-versa, is to do a refresh (read). Any engine the system finds on the track(s) will become active. Conversely, any engine not found is moved to the inactive list. There is a bug in some configurations that cause the read process to be erratic. This is explained in more detail elsewhere in this thread. Going forward, we have plans to add the ability to selectively move a single engine to and from...
Thank you, Dave. The selective movement would be a benefit. When using a remote, I find the presence of an inactive list to be a pain, and avoid a read like the plague. To recover froma read (my grandson often hits the button), I do a restore from the PC. I can understand your position on keeping the active list small, but if MTH gets the read function straightened out so there isn't always doubt about what's controllable by the app, I think I'd prefer not to have locos drop into inactive.
Bluelinec4, Ben I will use the ethernet port to connect my computer to each WIU to upgrade the firmware when MTH releases it... I generally upgrade my router firmware using the ethernet port and I find it to be more reliable than upgrading "over the air"... That's one specific use for the ethernet port
Has anyone had the problem of being unable to get engines off the inactive list? I have experienced all the issues with multiple engines and multiple TIUS and when engines get moved to the inactive list the touch screen for the inactive list does not respond... Is this also part of the upcoming fixes?
MTHRD, thanks for the info... For a while I was thinking I was the only one having this trouble... I await the new firmware and app... Any updates on when they will be available? End of January? First quarter 2016??
Dave, Another member had a similar issue with the Canada App Store. The solution was to search using combinations of "DCS", "WiFi" and "MTH", 2 terms at a time. It really should be there; it may just be tagged wrong.
Trainroomgary, thanks for the reply... I know it will work out in the end... I have been working around the problems just by limiting the number of DCS locos I put on the layout... Seems to work out OK... also, I am only using the app to run steam engines since I never lash them up... Peace and harmony reign in the Shire for now!!
Robert, I wish the app would just keep everything active, like the remote. FYI, in order to use the All Engines feature (remote only at present) one must clear the Active Engine List of all engines that will not be participating in the session. Otherwise, error messages will be abundant.
I also felt the uncoupling feature along with coupler 'close' should be on the engine control screen. It is a bit awkward bouncing back and forth between the two screens for realistic switching procedures. As for spacing, move the speedo up or make it smaller. The three coupling icons could be placed beneath. Just musing, not meant as criticism. I am quite taken with the app and my only issues were with a defective 'serial to usb' cable and router. Both have been corrected and there have...
MTH RMD, while trial running with One of possible Four TIUs in the future, I have 2 comments. I'm practicing with an Android tablet. (10.1" 1. The coupler needs to be in the same screen as the throttle for switching purposes. 2. When running with the remote, my engines continue in the same condition if they momentarily lose the signal from the TIU. Is the app designed the same? Thank you
I concur with Susan's comment #1, but I don't think there's space enough to fit both couplers in. Fat fingers is a problem when using a smartphone. Susan, re comment 2, yes, unfortunately, including a failure of device-wifi/tiu connections (including the E-stop). Having a remote fired up is something to consider.
Sorry for the confusion guys, due to my poor choice of words. What I meant was the 'CCS' coupler-close sound, which does not of course have an icon. 'CCS' could be used or an icon showing two couplers linked to-gether or something else if it ever sees the light of day. It's not a big issue, but only something that I would prefer for switching operations.
I believe that Jim is referring to the "Auto Coupler Slack" sound, which on a DCS Remote would be on a soft key. On the app, it's on the engine settings screen under "SOUNDS". It appears to be off by default (at least on the beta app).
I was actually referring to SCC (not CCS as posted, sorry. I'm going back to bed and start over)) which appears as such on the DCS remote as SCC, and on page 227 of the DCS Companion-3, but appears as 'Coupler Close' under Soft-Key Sounds on the app. Personally, I use it pretty well every time I link up. JimRK
Regarding RJR's note to MTH RD on 1/8/16: MTH RD, you asked: Regarding the fixed 2 power up problem, are you saying that with active engines on fixed 1 simply applying power to fixed 2 makes the engines go inactive or, are you saying once fixed 2 is powered and you hit refresh (read) the engines go inactive? These are very different and if the latter, the bug fix I've talked about should resolve it. In my own testing today, I found that applying power to fixed 2 after applying power to fixed...
Feedback. My issues do not reflect on the DCS hardware nor the WiFi software. Suggestion #1 didn't work. #2 did. Finally got hold of my 'IT' guy who knows and has worked on my stuff and indicated the problem was probably with my older style router. It would be prudent to upgrade and I will. The MTH mode works great but it is a little cumbersome as the DCS Companion says. A long overdue router will be in place next week. Barry thanks for giving your time and advice.
Can I have more than one phone or tablet connected to the WIU at a time for multiple throttles ? I haven't received my yet , so I wanted to know. I did read the online manual but didn't see anything about it . Thanks in advance. Dave
As a new member I just want to thank those dedicated members on this forum who've been helping those in need for many many years without them who knows where we'd be but like my grandpa use to say "who asked you"
Possible bug, I've found with my PS2 3v Mohawk with quilable whistle, sometimes you pull the whistle cord and you get nothing. Have to get to the option page shut of the quilable option or change directions resets it.
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