Request for added ground texture

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Request for added ground texture

Unread postby Coaltrain1 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:33 pm

I was wondering if it would be possible to ask for a new ground textures to be added to the route. I have a good bit of area on the LS&W expansion covered in Corn fields, & Soybeans. The assets are lofts from SAD & RCAP. I was wondering if it would be possible to get a dark brown earth texture that would represent a ploughed field and could be used also for just some good old mud. I do not want to edit any of the core files, or change anything that was released in the original route. That is why I started the expansion away from any of the already populated areas. If this is possible it would be a great help in adding to the realism of the scenery.
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Re: Request for added ground texture

Unread postby buzz456 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:57 pm

Look in the NERW. There are a group of excellent ground textures there and it's freeware.
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Re: Request for added ground texture

Unread postby Coaltrain1 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:04 pm

Do you not have to edit the route properties XML file to get them into the game?
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Re: Request for added ground texture

Unread postby buzz456 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:09 pm

If you have the NERW on your computer which I'm sure you do, just go tick it in the assets on the flyout and they should show up for you.
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Re: Request for added ground texture

Unread postby artimrj » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:17 pm

That would be artimrj assets.

Also you could look at the nerw terrain texture file and copy the references out of it and add them to the Lakeside's, and copy any of the textures files as well. You can do anything you want with NERW stuff except sell it as it is all freeware. A lot of the NERW textures are either US or UK default. Rich Wade made a bunch of custom ones for it also.

If you need assistance, I can help you some this weekend moving and editing files if need be. You just need to figure out which ones you want. There is dark mud and dirt and other dark items wif that's what your looking for.

Look in D:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\railworks\Assets\Artimrj\Routes\Environment\Terrain or where you Railworks is and open texturing.bin. That is the file that references all the paintable textures. Every route has one. If you add any you have to add them at the bottom of the list or you will get strange results next time your in the game.
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Re: Request for added ground texture

Unread postby Coaltrain1 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:46 pm

Thank You Bob, I am not very good at editing files and I could use a little help if you have time. Again thank you.
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Re: Request for added ground texture

Unread postby Coaltrain1 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:27 pm

Well I tried to use rwtools but could never find how to open the Bin file.. Thanks to a very good friend Emdsd90mac and a little program called notepad++ I was able to add the NERW texture set to the route. I have struggled for a long time to try and understand the file structure in this game, usually with poor results. Using notepad++ it was almost to easy.
Here is a link for anyone who has not heard of this program it's a free download and makes editing the XML files almost to simple. http://notepad-plus-plus.org/ I hope it's ok that I post the link here..
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