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Update Advice ?

Discussion in 'PC Discussion' started by daveking8, Aug 13, 2021.

  1. daveking8

    daveking8 New Member

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    Does Dovetail have any advice for players before the update arrives ? Is it best to remove all of the DLCs prior to the very large update ? and then re-install them afterwards ? I have about 180 gigs of DLCs.
    I'm sure others will be interested to know .....
     
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  2. solicitr

    solicitr Well-Known Member

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    There should be no need to remove any DLC- they will simply be replaced. The only reason to remove installed files would be (a) delete mods, because 4.23 mods will NOT work with 4.26; or (b) if you have limited drive space and there isn't enough free space to (temporarily) hold both the old and the new files.
    It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to back up a custom engine.ini file and use a vanilla one, then go back and add commands as needed.
     
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  3. Rudolf

    Rudolf Well-Known Member

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    Delete the mods and if you are in a hurry to play again, deactivate all your DLC and the activate them in small quantities, depending on what you like to play first. This strategy also may be useful if you are low on free disk space.
     
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  4. ARuscoe

    ARuscoe Well-Known Member

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    DTG said on a stream (I think last week's preview stream) that some people will benefit from uninstalling everything back to bare game but ONLY if they're low on disk space. This is because to upgrade the routes means having the old route in place, the download from the internet which is then unpacked before the upgrade takes place, so THREE spaces used for DLC in that instant.
    Of course once the upgrade is complete you should end up with less on your hard disk overall as the 4.26 DLC are smaller than 4.23 DLC (better compression in the new version)
     
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  5. CrAzZyKiLLa

    CrAzZyKiLLa Active Member

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    Been wondering about this myself. I've got a lot of mods and ini edits. So I'm contemplating uninstalling and doing a complete reinstall to avoid any issues or conflicts.
     
  6. Yerolo

    Yerolo Well-Known Member

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    There isn't a catch-all advice that can be given as everyone's circumstances will be different (ie # of DLCs owned, Internet speed, Internet data allowances, free disk space etc).

    Some people will be happy just to let it do it's thing and download their entire library where others will try to limit the amount of downloads so as to get in game as soon as possible.
     
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    Mr JMB Well-Known Member

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    I think unticking the DLCs and then once the base game is updated reticking them as you want to use them is a great idea.
     
  8. davidh0501

    davidh0501 Well-Known Member

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    That’s what I intend to do, but keep in mind each route is 10-12gb and will take a time to dl..
    Hopefully the sizes will be a bit smaller with the update.
    Matt has suggested something along these lines.
    Will have to wait and see.
     
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  9. bescot

    bescot Well-Known Member

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    I've backed up my entire setup, so at least I've got a copy of the 4.23 game if it all goes pear shaped!
     
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  10. Cameron's Gaming

    Cameron's Gaming Well-Known Member

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    That's the size of the file on disk - they download compressed, for example HRR is a 2GB download yet takes 11GB on my disk.
     
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  11. Cael

    Cael Well-Known Member

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    I would suggest doing a backup of your save game folder in Documents and doing a full reinstall. UE4 games take forever to update the files on disk and you are downloading the entire file anyway.
     
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    chieflongshin Well-Known Member

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    I’ll likely just bin off what I have on Tuesday and let it all reinstall from scratch. Seems easiest to me. No point keeping mods either as they all need to be repackaged so I’ll just delete the lot .
     
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  13. fanta1682002

    fanta1682002 Well-Known Member

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    MOD I ALL DELETE
     
  14. daveking8

    daveking8 New Member

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    Thanks everyone for your suggestions ....
     
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  15. solicitr

    solicitr Well-Known Member

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    I'm not in all that much of a hurry, so I intend just to let it do One Big Download while I'm off doing something else.
     
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    Crosstie Well-Known Member

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    My intention also. Some of this concern reminds me a bit of " Y2K " :)
     
  17. JustWentSouth

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    Backing up your Documents/MyGames/TrainSimWorld2/Saved
    folder is always a good idea and that applies here as well.

    I also plan to keep a copy of my Engine.ini additions as well.

    As for Mods, I recommend TSW2 Mod Manager 2.1.0 by Task Plays found here:
    https://mods.trainsimcommunity.com/...d-2/c75-utilities/i1093-tsw-2-mod-manager-210

    You can deactivate all your Mods before the update. The Mod Manager will let you know when they have been updated for 4.26.
     
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    Rudolf Well-Known Member

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    I did some testing using the EGS platform and installed an old mod. On startup you get a nice warning that some DLC are not compatible with the present game core version. It even tells you the file name and then just launches the game. This is really helpful.

    Incompatible mods.jpg
     
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  19. ARuscoe

    ARuscoe Well-Known Member

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    DTG did say that all mods would need recooking... Only help this screen will be is for those who don't uninstall all mods before the update as advised
     
  20. matinakbary

    matinakbary Well-Known Member

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    I mean... no one will call you out for your language. Totally fine. But why all caps? No one will take you seriously. Just write the same thing, but not all caps - perfect.
     
  21. fanta1682002

    fanta1682002 Well-Known Member

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    has a problem?
     
  22. Knightfire1964

    Knightfire1964 Well-Known Member

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    What do you mean by has a problem? Like you had a problem with your keyboard
     
  23. ARuscoe

    ARuscoe Well-Known Member

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    Given that English isn't their first language, and given that there's a question mark at the end I would assume that hey mean "Do you have a problem?"
     
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  24. Knightfire1964

    Knightfire1964 Well-Known Member

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    well if that's the case I don't know why they would have problem with they were talking to as they were cool about the situation
     
  25. Tom Fresco

    Tom Fresco Well-Known Member

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    I think I'll delete all mods and let the update do its thing over night.
    Im pretty sure that there will be updates versions for most mods after the steam release of the 4.26 update.
     
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  26. solicitr

    solicitr Well-Known Member

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    Cool down, boys. Nat or somebody pointed out that Fanta is a native Chinese speaker; AIUI Chinese writing doesn't have upper and lower case, so the use of caps is not something that instinctively registers as significant. In fact, a line of block caps probably looks more "normal" to someone accustomed to zhongwen.
     
  27. Knightfire1964

    Knightfire1964 Well-Known Member

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    ahh OK thanks for explaining that I wasn't to sure what was happening so was trying to help figure out
     
  28. matinakbary

    matinakbary Well-Known Member

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    Oh yes, makes sense! Thanks for explaining that for me. I didn't realise this :)
     
  29. Rudolf

    Rudolf Well-Known Member

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    Yes. but at least you will be informed. You cannot see it by just looking at the .pak file.
     

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