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    Gray cars showing

    I'm a little stumped on this one, new to me. I load the car up, and it shows just fine in the summertime on the Mullan Pass, Ruel Sub, and the Dominion Atlantic Route.



    I load the same set up, in fall/autumn and it appears gray, not textures, on the three routes. I haven't checked winter or spring, but found this a bit odd..





    Currently using Open Rails v1.4 with "Load DDS textures in preference of ACE" Although, none of the files in the consist use DDS, and all other cars load just fine in the Autumn selection.
    -Shawn K-
    Derby Rail Shops

    #2
    I had this problem once. Turned out that the sd file for the car, can't remember if it was in the OpenRails folder or not. was looking for an altenate texture for the season. just make sure that you sd file has this line in it; ESD_Alternative_Texture ( 0 ). Anything other than a 0 will cause the issue. hope that this helps.
    Steve
    USAF Veteran

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      #3
      Hi Shawn,

      Just a guess but... open one of the offending car's SD foles and see if there is anything but a "0" in the alternative texture line.

      Paul :-)

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        #4
        Yep, that was the culprit. Simple solution. Deleted the .SD files. Honestly with ORTS, they aren't needed.

        Thanks guys!
        -Shawn K-
        Derby Rail Shops

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          #5
          "Probably on everyone's ignore list by now."

          I don't think so...

          You are famous..

          Cheers

          Daniel
          Daniel - Sydney (Glad I'm not in Townsville)
          It used to be my favourite place in the world.

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            #6
            Actually the SD Alternate Texture entries ARE used by OR as shown in this example.
            It's just the fact in this case alternate textures usually are not provided for most rolling stock but there are some models that do and look very nice with snow textures.
            It's the old copied wagon files syndrome that shows up. At least OR plugs in a default texture and logs the error rather than crashing like MSTS did.
            One small step in the right direction!

            regards,
            ............Vince ..............
            ...... Author NECv4 .......
            .... LIRR BUILD PHOTOS ....
            ...... Eschew Obsfucation ......

            On the The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor there is a Tablet. On it is written:
            "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
            the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
            I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

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              #7
              Originally posted by Vince View Post
              Actually the SD Alternate Texture entries ARE used by OR as shown in this example.
              It's just the fact in this case alternate textures usually are not provided for most rolling stock but there are some models that do and look very nice with snow textures.
              It's the old copied wagon files syndrome that shows up. At least OR plugs in a default texture and logs the error rather than crashing like MSTS did.
              One small step in the right direction!

              regards,
              Worst part, MSTS never gave a reason why it didn't work properly either, thankfully ORTS gives you some sort of info. Locomotives and Rolling Stock wise, I typically don't keep the .sd files. Never did think of making winter textures for the items, however, I never was that good at making snow look realistic on equipment..
              -Shawn K-
              Derby Rail Shops

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                #8
                The Airbrush Tool in GIMP works great for this purpose.

                regards,
                ............Vince ..............
                ...... Author NECv4 .......
                .... LIRR BUILD PHOTOS ....
                ...... Eschew Obsfucation ......

                On the The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor there is a Tablet. On it is written:
                "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
                the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
                I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

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