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    Default missing terrain file.

    I just recently downloaded Bob Wriths free Seligman Sub. from the f/l. I followed the instillation instructions to the letter, but came across a problem. I tried loading the route in train sim and got an error message saying "failed to locate: routes\atsfss\terrtex
    terrain.ace" now I looked in the terrtex folder, and that file wasn't there, but what was there is a bunch of files, then a sub folder called "snow". should I move the contents from this file into the TerrTex folder, or am I actually missing a file? Thanks

    Tom
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    Default RE: missing terrain file.

    No, copying the snow folder to the main will banish your route to the North Pole.

    Terrain.ace is a default file. It isn't on a default route, however. It's in the Train Simulator\Template\Terrtex folder. It is provided to you whenever you extract a new route.

    Or, dig through the Terrtex folder of a non default route, it'll probably be in there.

    James

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    Default RE: missing terrain file.

    If you're really missing terrain.ace from Bob Wirth's route, it's in "Sel2.zip". If you've extracted this zip to the wrong place, you'll get more errors to come. You could try extracting just terrain.ace again from this zip...

    You shouldn't "borrow" terrain.ace from another route, especially Template (green-pool-table-cloth). It won't match Bob's terrtex scheme at all. If you want to make your own, copy and rename brownscrub.ace from USA1. That's what Bob did.

    regards,
    charlie

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    Default RE: missing terrain file.

    Well I tryed that out. It worked. now I'm getting a new problem. missing "cleantrack" or "cleanrail" can't exactly remember, it was awhile ago I tried MSTS and just got frustrated with it. but anyways, this sounds like something for scalerail, or x tracks. I have both, and new roads (both x-tracks and new roads are needed for this route) installed correctly. (I know it's correct because it works on other routes) So I'm missing this file supposedly, and I have a feeling that if I'm missing this file, I'm missing a bunch of others. SO I dumped the route, started again. got the same warnings only this time it froze my entire system... So if anyone has any ideas.... HELP!!! I contacted Bob Writh last night and haven't gotten a reply yet.
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    Default RE: missing terrain file.

    Tom,
    I know that Bob Wirth is very busy working on another route. However, you should have no problem with any files connected with the route if you did the installation properly. Even though you put all of the files in their proper folder, the biggest mistake made by many people is not running the "install.bat" file that is located in the route folder atsfss.

    I feel pretty certain that you have not done that. Many uploaded routes contain the an install.bat file that copies over files from the six original routes that comes with MSTS. Hence, you must have all of those six original routes on your computer for the install.bat file to access the files. There will be hundreds of files that will be copied over from those six routes thus saving a lot of space on the download zip file size which helps many trainsim users who do not have broadband.

    Another asset to help you with your route is Route Riter, a free software program available in the download section or you can go to http://members.optusnet.com.au/virtualtrains
    and get the latest version and help files. There is extensive reading connected with the program, but it will help you in many ways.

    Send me an email and I will see if I can help you with Bob's Seligman Sub. It is a great route.

    Bob Edwards

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