Jun 18, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: admin
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Fixing content that causes disappearing baseboards

Applicable Versions: TS2009 (SP4),TS2010,TS12

The following 2 step process will assist users who are having problems with disappearing baseboards and possibly low frame rates.

Step 1 - Identifying the problem asset
Firstly, you need to identify which assets are causing this.
1.When in Trainz, click Main Menu, then Options. 2.Click Developer Settings. 3.Click in the top tick box to place a tick (when you have finished fixing the issue, you can return to that box to untick it). 4.Click the tick icon. 5.Go into Surveyor and find the area that normally causes the disappearance, then look on the left-hand side for Worst Buffer Count. If the number in brackets is 100 or higher, this is one of the offending assets, so make a note of the KUID number for step 2.

Step 2 - Fixing the problem asset.

1.Load into Content Manager, then search for 'Asset KUID' and the KUID number you got from Step 1. (If you have multiple KUIDS, you may need to do them one at a time)

2.Right-click the resulting asset, then select Edit, followed by Edit in Explorer

3.Double-click the config.txt file.

4.Enter the following line into the config.txt file - best place is near the top of the file:

uncached_alphas 1

5. If the trainz-build is higher than 2.8, reduce it to 2.8.

6.Save and close Notepad.

7.If the item is built-in, you may need Images2TGA from PEVSoft to convert the textures before commiting (Built-in items have a orange-coloured icon in the furthest left column, rather than the plain grey or white icon)

8.Commit the asset.

Repeat steps 1 and 2 for any other affected areas.