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Do New Versions Of Ts Mess With Or Break Mods?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Random Railfan, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Random Railfan

    Random Railfan Active Member

    Apr 16, 2019
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    I'm pretty sure I heard somewhere that some people lose all their mods when Train Simulator upgrades to a new version (like TS18 to TS19), but I want to know if this is true.
  2. Cat

    Cat Active Member

    Feb 3, 2018
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    Not in my experience over a number of years.
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  3. ARuscoe

    ARuscoe Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2018
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    Depends on what you mean by "mods"
    You shouldn't lose any content, so routes, assets, consists etc
    You shouldn't lose any 3rd party content or reskins, but if you have to do a validation of the files as part of the update then this CAN cause some resets of enhancement packs (such as the AP HST enhancement packs), so I would suggest backing up your asset and content folders prior to upgrade day, just in case

    What MAY have issues is any 2rd party plug ins (things like raildriver support, RailworksEnhancer etc), because the way that train sim works might be different between the versions, but this is up to the 3rd party to solve rather than DTG to accommodate

    One other thing to remember is that 2018-2019 is a special case when it comes to updates. Because TSx moved from solely 32 bit into 32 and 64 bit versions of the game (which would speak to 3rd party content differently) there were probably more issues than there will be in a general revision update such as this time round, so hopefully less overall issues in 2019-2020 than last year where a lot of stuff keeled over, some of which STILL doesn't work properly (such as 64bit raildriver support where they don't seem to have worked out the key mapping or macros as yet)

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