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New Versions Tsw Starters Guide And Tswtools

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rudolf, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Rudolf

    Rudolf Active Member

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    Hi all, I just published updated versions of the TSW Starters Guide and TSW Tools. here:

    https://www.hollandhiking.nl/trainsimulator/index.php
    This is the home page, please select the link to the downloads there.

    TSW Starters Guide is additional to the official game manuals. In this version I removed route specific information and extended the general information. I will create separate Route Guides in near future for you.

    TSWTools is a Toolkit with supporting functions for TSW Users. It is still very alpha state, but I took great care to avoid possibilities of damage.

    Features (version 0.5):

    - Configure all your game settings, including advanced settings
    - Backup of saved game data
    - Manage your downloaded livery .pak files and install them in game
    - Support for livery sets, create a set and install it during game launch
    - Installer for .pak files to install them from zip, 7z and rar archives directly
    - A game launcher, which allows to select settings easily.
    - Unpack and view game files
    - Screenshot viewer/manager
    - Viewer for default key bindings
    - Viewer for manuals

    Please be aware that virus scanners may complain the first few days. They don't like anything new.

    A teaser showing one of the settings tabs in TSWTools...

    Teaser TSWTools.jpg
     
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  2. Juan Manuel Luengo

    Juan Manuel Luengo Member

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    Your work is always fantastic and generous. A very complete guide full of information that helps the beginner and guides the habitual player.

    Thanks you.
     
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  3. Digital Draftsman

    Digital Draftsman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for taking the time to make an easy and intuitive way of customising TSW. Also thanks for the unpacker, making it a little bit easier to do might encourage a few more mods, although unfortunately we're still at DTG's whim for anything more advanced.
     
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  4. TrainSim-Dmitri

    TrainSim-Dmitri Staff Member

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    Thank you, Rudolf.

    Stickied.
     
  5. Rudolf

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    Thank you. I just discovered the Livery manager is not working properly (from my development environment it works fine, but it closes TSWTools in producytion). I will need to find out what goes wrong ... Coming soon...
     
  6. Rudolf

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    I published a small update (v0.31 only installer update). There was an error in the installer. This is fixed now. The bug makes TSWTools crash if you open the Livery Manager.
     
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    Thanks so much for taking your time to do this and share it with the community
     
  8. Rudolf

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    I just uploaded some updates:

    TSWTools version 0.4
    New features:
    - You now can work with livery sets you can easily install
    - An installer tool for .pak files directly from archives.
    - You can define Railway Radio Stations yourself
    - Screenshot manager is improved a bit
    - Some bugs fixed

    TSW Starters Guide version 1.1: small updates for new DLC and a new chapter on PZB.
     
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  9. Juan Manuel Luengo

    Juan Manuel Luengo Member

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    I really appreciate your work.

    Thanks, Rudolf!
     
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  10. Pat Stringer

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    Hello and thank you very much for your tools, I am creator of (skin) for games like Euro Trucks Simulator 2, Farming Simulator, American Trucks Simulator, Fernbus etc. so on the game TSW I will have great needs of tools to continue to create textures for liveries etc .. and to understand the system of extension PAK which for now is totally unknown to me.. :)
     
  11. Rudolf

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    I update TSWTools to version 0.5. Some bugs are fixed and I implemented a technical change to make TSWTools behave better on smaller screens.
     
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    raildan Well-Known Member

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    This sounds great! But I'm having trouble finding the TSWtools manual it keeps mentioning. I'm probably just blind, but where the heck is it?
     
  13. Rudolf

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    Thank you for your feedback! See the screenprint below: at the right side you see buttons to what you need. When you first try to use TSWTools, it will ask you to set some locations and additional files. Once you have done so, you should see this screen:

    TSWTools front.jpg
    At the right side you see Help, just below it a button that will open the manual, provided you have installed some pdf reading tool. Let me know if this is working for you! May I should include some quick guide to get you started.

    NB Route Guides will be empty initially. Once you placed your guides, e.g. manuals, timetables and whatever you have here, you have a nice and easy access to all documentation.
     
  14. Boyka91

    Boyka91 Active Member

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    wait wait is this on the console for the NEW UPDATE
     
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  15. TrainSim-Daniel

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    This thread is about a third party tool for PC rather than something built into the game.
     
  16. Boyka91

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    Oooh okay thank you very much Daniel
     
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  17. Rudolf

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    No, it will not run on consoles, only PC.
     
  18. Mephrite

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    There is a problem with installing it on a different disc drive, as C. I installed this on my second disc (D), but I couldn't run this.

    Why? Because just uninstall files were located on D, and rest of the package was installed on C (instead of D, where I pointed).

    Installing wizards making mess in operating system, maybe would be better to distribute this without installing? ;)
     
  19. Rudolf

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    Thanks for your comment. I use an installer because you need to create a number of additional directories to make it work properly. I will consider to provide both options or I will see if it is possible to have options like clean install and a limited install.

    Can you let me know the error message you got? Does it refuse to start, or can you open the launch screen? There is a button saying "View Log". There you export all available logging information. In the manual you can find my email address.
     
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  20. Mephrite

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    Well, I uninstalled it already. The error was something like "executable not found"... On D drive (where I pointed) there was only 2 uninstall files, and all the rest in the default place at C in Program Files.

    It started by manually double clicking executable on C, but when I saw so many paths to localize I gave up. I'm too lazy for this. ;)
     
  21. Rudolf

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    OK, being lazy is good. I will see what I can do in the next version. Definitely some more work can be done to improve the installation procedure.
     
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  22. jörgen Näslund

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    Hi try to install this. But one thing in option "unreal unpacker tool" I cant find. "Unrealpak.exe"
    Have install whole Unreal from their site but the Unrealpak.exe I cant find anyway,
     
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  23. Tomas9970

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    It should be in Engine\Binaries\Win64.
     
  24. jörgen Näslund

    jörgen Näslund Member

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    This i have there. I install the Epic Unreal today
    D:\Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\Launcher\Engine\Binaries\Win64
    CrashReportClient.exe
    EpicGamesLauncher.exe
    UnrealCEFSubProcess.exe
    UnrealEngineLauncher.exe
    UnrealVersionSelector.exe
    and a lot Dll files

    I have searched (in all files in Epic games) for it but it does not exist
     
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  25. Tomas9970

    Tomas9970 Well-Known Member

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    Epic launcher is not enough. You have to install Unreal engine. You will need version 4.16 to package content for TSW.
     
  26. jörgen Näslund

    jörgen Näslund Member

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    Okay thanks
    It was not so easy to install this
    1: You have go to Unreal site https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/feed
    2: Do a login there and top and right download and I did and install I can choose mac or pc (Pc me)
    3: Install the files
    4: Open the program (Epic games launcher) and click on Unreal engine and choose install
    But i get version 4,22.3 I cant choose 4.16. But it should works anyway
    I download now and hopes this works
     
  27. jörgen Näslund

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    Problems with to unpack. I have version 4,22.3 in Unreal Engine (can It be this. I have not 4.16)
    I try to unpack pak files. I see all 7 pieces *.pak (hidden core pak)
    I do unpack all dlc and it seems to work. But it goes so fast 5-10 seconds.
    Green box, and no error in results and error box
    Working 1----3 True and unpacking done.
    Press View unpacked files
    But in unpack folder in TSW Tools there are now 9 folders, but everyone is empty. Just folders
     
  28. Tomas9970

    Tomas9970 Well-Known Member

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    Press the plus button next to engine version, select version 4.16 and press install.
    Výstřižek.PNG
     
  29. jörgen Näslund

    jörgen Näslund Member

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    Thanks But I don't think this is the fault it´s not working.
    In the TSW tools manual he uses 4.21.

    Manual TSWTOOLS

    2019-07-09_10-48-03.jpg

    My TSWTools Option
    2019-07-09_10-58-39.jpg
     
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  30. jörgen Näslund

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    I test anyway to install 4.16 and now its working different. Before i get working 1--5 true
    With 4,16 it will become Working 1-334 true (unpacking core) then unpacked. Took so much longer time now.
    So much more unpacked working numbers
    But the rest be the same. One folder was made, but it is anything in this folder (TS2Prototype-WindowsNoEditor.pak folder). (0 byte)

    Where do all the files go.
    It must be a bug in this program. I found the files. (searched through the entire hard drive)
    There was in D:\Program. (even the folder program i don't have before)
    There all files was but the folder (TS2Prototype-WindowsNoEditor.pak) was in D:\Program Files (x86)\TSWTools\Unpack

    As it looks like there were 2 bugs. Don´t use the newest Unreal engine and the files goes somewhere ells with unpacking
     
  31. Rudolf

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    I will check this and eventually fix it somehow. The output path for UnRealPak is hard coded in TSWTools and should use the folder structure pointing to the TSWTools Folder. Now I see here in the example, maybe the use of folders containing spaces is causing the issue. Probably this will be solved if I add quotes around the path. This is an easy fix, coming in the next version. Thanks for your feedback
     
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