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Default Replacement Tracks - Option 1 (ATracks)

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    Eric, could you go into the TRprofile.stf a little for us noobs?
    Out of all of the routes I have on my system (I have a lot) these are the only ones with that file.

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      TrProfile is a file used by OpenRails to render dynamic track. It contains the shape vectors to be extruded, and the related texture mapping details.

      Some route builders provide them, others don't. I've included one in the downloads for both the ATracks and USTracks replacements.

      I see that the profile included in the DDS track package does reference an ACE file, but that can easily changed over to DDS in a text editor.

      Mapping for any US Tracks should match regardless if they're an ACE or a DDS. Just change ".ace" to ".dds" and you should be good to go.
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        Is there an option with .dds textures? All the downloads associted with this track pack seem to have 0 .dds textures included and plenty of .ace.

        Would make tweaking the offending textures easier, .dds files are infinitely easier to deal with.
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          Open rails will default to .dds textures even if there are also .aces available.
          TSRE will default to using .ace textures even if there is a .dds. Delete the .ace.
          Doesn't matter what it says in the shape file.
          I've been deleting .aces so they don't interfere with TSRE.

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            Unless someone can convince me that it's a good idea to keep it, I'm disabling DDS/ACE substitution altogether in TSRE v8.004 --- if a texture is missing, I want to know about it.
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              There are tens of thousands of .ace textures still in use world wide.
              It would be nice to have TSRE default to using .ddss if they are available.

              Randy

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                When I disabled the function in my debug build, I found a bunch of missing textures that the shape was calling for. A few were substituting another file with the same name but different extension.

                It's easy enough to make that an option, but I'm not a fan of it being the default behavior in either TSRE or ORTS to be honest.
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                  Originally posted by pschlik View Post
                  Is there an option with .dds textures? All the downloads associted with this track pack seem to have 0 .dds textures included and plenty of .ace.
                  I know I've seen them, but I'm not finding any in the library. Would make for a good project for someone motivated enough...
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                    Why is the track showing like this?

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                      I believe that is a terrain issue where it is slightly higher than the track. Seen it to some extent in nearly every Route I've run.
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                        Is there any way to fix it?

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                          Originally posted by RobGuru View Post
                          Is there any way to fix it?
                          You'd have to edit it in TSRE - either raise the tracks a bit, or lower the ground.

                          For most things, I'd just leave it, but I know some folks like taking screenshots.
                          For a screenshot, I'd first see if I could "hide" it by putting a train over it, if that didn't fit my shot, I'd edit it in TSRE.

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                            Shows up again on Scenic too.

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                              You could edit the terrain - or - You could go back to using flat track along with one of the higher resolution textures that makes the flat track look somewhat good. It's a graphical issue only, subject to your own personal expectations, and as with many such things it's a tradeoff.

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                                You don't want to be moving track about without knowing what you're doing. You can destroy the route.
                                If it's of concern, a couple minutes of lowering the terrain in TSRE will fix it.
                                You could also paint the terrain under the tracks while your at it to give it a little more pop.

                                Randy

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