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Title: VDK Customer Support
Post by: vester on March 16, 2007, 06:02:34 PM
This is where you can posts any question regarding and get support regarding my VDK custom content.
I will try to get back to you as quickly as possible.
Title: Re: VDK Costumer Support.
Post by: bwatterud on April 02, 2007, 11:11:38 PM
Neither of your tram packages will "juice" in FileJuicer.  It would be nice to have a zip archive, so Mac usere can use the awesome trams. 
Title: Re: VDK Costumer Support.
Post by: jmdude1 on August 04, 2007, 02:35:39 PM
ive been having some troubles with your tram package. i cant seem to get the blue/white amsterdam tram to work, ive also tried the orange/white berlin tram and it didnt work either. what i get is a tram that is shaped like your trams but the colours are just plain looking blocky reds, blues, yellows, and greens. i do have the folder installed after the nam folder and i have tried other tram packages that work (of course removing them when trying yours) but their quality isnt anywhere as good as yours. i would love to see your trams in my city so i hope you can help.
Title: Re: VDK Costumer Support.
Post by: vester on August 04, 2007, 02:40:48 PM
Well that is becauce you are running with software rendering, instead of hardware rendering.

This is due to I use larger textures than the ones that is supported with software rendering.
I might do a lower resolution of them later.
Which one of the trams would you prefer ? I could do that for you with lower resolution textures.
Title: Re: VDK Costumer Support.
Post by: jmdude1 on August 04, 2007, 02:43:33 PM
wow, that would be really great of you to do that. i prefer the amsterdam white/blue tram. thanks for your help.

Title: Re: VDK Costumer Support.
Post by: vester on August 04, 2007, 02:44:28 PM
jmdude1: Sometimes tomorrow.

bwatterud: Sorry for my late answer.
On the german site SimCityKurier (http://kurier.simcityplaza.de/files.php?cat=22) you find zip files for MAC with my trams
Title: Re: VDK Costumer Support.
Post by: jmdude1 on August 04, 2007, 02:48:05 PM
ok, thanks again vester, will you just attach the file to your post? i will look for them tomorrow.
Title: Re: VDK Costumer Support.
Post by: vester on August 04, 2007, 03:26:15 PM
No need. I made them.

We are talking about the multi unit mod, or the one-unit multi tram mod ?
Title: Re: VDK Costumer Support.
Post by: jmdude1 on August 04, 2007, 03:32:15 PM
the mulit unit tram will be fine.  :)
Title: Re: VDK Costumer Support.
Post by: vester on August 04, 2007, 03:46:48 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: VDK Costumer Support.
Post by: vester on August 06, 2007, 02:48:51 PM
Sorry it's going to take a little longer than expected.
I can not get one of the needed program to work  (http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e242/vester_DK/smilies/tickedoff.gif)

but rest a sure: its on my list ;)
Title: Re: VDK Costumer Support.
Post by: jmdude1 on August 06, 2007, 04:11:02 PM
thats ok, i can be patient. thanks for all your effort on this.
Title: Re: VDK Costumer Support.
Post by: zmveliger on October 10, 2008, 10:52:01 PM
Hi Vester,

When I open the Swan Mill Tram Depot lot file in the reader, I can see this in the LD file:

BSC MEGA Props - DAE Vol01.dat
BSC MEGA Props - Gascooker Vol01.dat
BSC MEGA Props - JES Vol01.dat
BSCBATProps VDK Vol01.dat
BSC_VDK_Tram_Shed.dat
BSC_VDK_Tram_Workshop.dat
CP_PropPack_Vol01.dat
jes_family_industrials.dat

Are BSC_VDK_Tram_Shed.dat and BSC_VDK_Tram_Workshop.dat included in a Prop pack? They don't seem to be included in the LEX files I just downloaded and nowhere in my plugin folder.

Thanks ;D.
Title: Re: VDK Costumer Support.
Post by: vester on October 11, 2008, 02:31:07 AM
You find them within the BSCBATProps VDK Vol01.dat

The file names, BSC_VDK_Tram_Shed.dat and BSC_VDK_Tram_Workshop.dat, was the name of the files before they where merged togther in the prop pack.
Title: Re: VDK Costumer Support.
Post by: vil on February 12, 2009, 06:51:17 AM
Hi Arne

I opened the game the other day after a while ;) on one of my computers (actually on one that belongs to my employer) equipped with an almost state-of-the-art ATI card and noticed this:
(http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/1425/vilatipatch1ye2.th.jpg) (http://img242.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vilatipatch1ye2.jpg)
(both software and hardware mode)

Soo I found it doesnt like 512*512 textures, does arne know?

I might do a lower resolution of them later.

Yes he does. So i decided to help out with costumer support a bit and made a kludge ATI fix. (http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/2/19/793716/VDK%20GLR%20Tram%20Mod%20ATI%20fix.zip)

(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/3585/vilatipatch2vi3.th.jpg) (http://img3.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vilatipatch2vi3.jpg)
Title: Re: VDK Costumer Support.
Post by: vester on February 12, 2009, 01:30:27 PM
Thanks Vil. Good to see you around again.  ;D

You are more than welcome to upload this to LEX if you want.

EDIT 2009-12-10: The fix is uploaded to LEX (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=2293).
Title: Re: VDK Costumer Support.
Post by: Moby on April 01, 2010, 06:47:51 AM
Hi Vester, it's me again. Haven't played for 3/4 year but now I'm starting up again.

I have a Mac and I tried to juice the new tram file but I only get a .txt file. I saw that you have uploaded your previous tramsets in a zip file on SimCityKurier. Could you also make a zip file of the new sets? That would be great because I love the HTM and RSR trams! Thank you!
Title: Re: VDK Costumer Support.
Post by: vester on April 01, 2010, 07:50:21 AM
Sorry, that wasn't me that uploaded it to SimCityKurier, but Andreas. Don't have any upload rights there.
Title: Re: VDK Costumer Support.
Post by: Andreas on April 01, 2010, 09:59:03 AM
I'd assume vester could send you the files as a regular ZIP file if you provide him with your e-mail address via PM. At the moment, I'm pretty busy with RL, but maybe I'll find some free time over Easter to upload a couple of new items to SimCityKurier as well - the new trams would be a nice "easter egg" indeed. :)
Title: Re: VDK Costumer Support.
Post by: rjamesp1 on July 16, 2010, 01:44:51 AM
Hello. I downloaded VDK trammod Vol3.
right now the problem is... i dont know how to install only one tram mod in the plug ins.. :\

i installed shmails glr station for my tram system.
another problem was that i dont see any tram in the city :(

when i installed the exe in the plug ins, it showed a file name and a folder containing the images of the trams...

do i have to choose and leave one among the images? can you show me how to choose one tram mod from vdk vol3 and how to install it in the plug ins section? please

 ()what()

thanks in advance
Title: Re: VDK Costumer Support.
Post by: vester on July 20, 2010, 08:46:07 AM
Hello. I downloaded VDK trammod Vol3.
right now the problem is... i dont know how to install only one tram mod in the plug ins.. :\

i installed shmails glr station for my tram system.
another problem was that i dont see any tram in the city :(

when i installed the exe in the plug ins, it showed a file name and a folder containing the images of the trams...

do i have to choose and leave one among the images? can you show me how to choose one tram mod from vdk vol3 and how to install it in the plug ins section? please

 ()what()

thanks in advance

Not sure I follow you, but here goes:

Click on the plus to unfold:
(http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/25/trammodinstallerhelp.jpg)

Then pick the tram you want to install or click all. If you click all you will need to copy one of the files.
EDIT: Was thinking of Vol. 04.

Please DO READ the readme then.

Remember! You can only have one mod installed.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support.
Post by: mattheww20650 on August 03, 2010, 01:33:55 PM
Hey

Is it possible to shorten the length of the trams??
They get much too long and unrealistic.

Regards,
mattheww20650
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support.
Post by: TiFlo on August 03, 2010, 02:01:18 PM
I believe the number of cars is based on the amount of commuters, just like trains. The more passengers using your tram network, the longer the tram.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support.
Post by: Ottoh11 on January 15, 2011, 03:24:45 PM
looks great, but same problems with me as i am using a Mac and File juicer quits working on this one. could you send it (Tram mod vol. 3 & 4) to me per PM as well?

thx in advance
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support.
Post by: hhf_05 on April 07, 2011, 06:57:08 AM
Will the tram included with any lighting system @ night?
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support.
Post by: kirillv on April 27, 2011, 01:11:42 PM
Hi,

I installed the mod but still have a problem: when I have SBFT stations, I get default and installed trains running through each other. Read the readme, nothing helps. :-/
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support.
Post by: vester on April 27, 2011, 03:39:56 PM
Haven't seen that, maybe you could post a picture of it ?

Which mod is it you have installed ?

Title: Re: VDK Customer Support.
Post by: kirillv on April 28, 2011, 08:00:11 PM
Yeah it looks like this:

(http://i51.tinypic.com/wjgf93_th.jpg) (http://i51.tinypic.com/wjgf93.jpg)

I have the BSC SFBT GLR Tram Mod and the VDK GLR Train Mods Vol 4

Title: Re: VDK Customer Support.
Post by: vester on April 28, 2011, 11:30:59 PM
Guess its the way spawning from the SFBT GLR Tram mod works.
What the VDK mod does is just replace the default el-trains.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support.
Post by: Andreas on April 29, 2011, 06:06:41 AM
@kirillv: As vester said, the SFBT stations are spawning custom tram automata, which "interfers" like that if you don't use the El-Rail automata blocker (BSC_SFBT_glr_light_rail_no_el-train_automata.dat) that is included in the BSC SFBT GLR Tram Mod (this would block the Maxis automata, or any other tram mod that replaces the Maxis El-Rail automata). But if you want to use vester's excellent trams, simply remove the four "BSC_SFBT_glr_light_rail_automata_*.dat" files from the SFBT folder instead.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support.
Post by: kirillv on April 29, 2011, 05:20:30 PM
@kirillv: As vester said, the SFBT stations are spawning custom tram automata, which "interfers" like that if you don't use the El-Rail automata blocker (BSC_SFBT_glr_light_rail_no_el-train_automata.dat) that is included in the BSC SFBT GLR Tram Mod (this would block the Maxis automata, or any other tram mod that replaces the Maxis El-Rail automata). But if you want to use vester's excellent trams, simply remove the four "BSC_SFBT_glr_light_rail_automata_*.dat" files from the SFBT folder instead.

Oh alright thanks.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support.
Post by: angelos8181 on December 23, 2011, 02:19:03 PM
Hi!
First of all, I need to say that i have recently explored this site and feel very grateful for what one can find in here.
Now to my question, I have installed the tram according to the instructions, but my problem is that there is no tram running in the city at all :(
I seem to have all depencies required too.
Is there something I have missed, or something I should think about when installing?
what could otherwise cause that no trains/trams are running in the city?

thank you!
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support.
Post by: vester on December 23, 2011, 02:50:22 PM
There is a few things you can do:

1. Change the graphic settings inside the game

2. Change or make changes to onehe NAM plug-ins. There is a read me in the NAM folder:
[documents]....\SimCity 4\Plugins\Network Addon Mod\Documentation.

EDIT:
Can't remember which file it is you need to change.
Did a little reading in the 10B.Automata_Plugin_Files.htm. It's the Automata_Plug-in files you need to change.
There 3 standard files to pick from:
“…_Standard”
“…_Automata24_...”
“…_Radical_..."


Did install "NetworkAddonMod_Automata_Plugin_Radical_Automata24.dat" myself, but I need to see some automata to be able to take pictures of the trams.


If you use the route query, do you have any trafic on the glr lines ?
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support.
Post by: angelos8181 on December 24, 2011, 04:46:46 AM
Hi again,

Thanx for your quick reply!

Well, I have found the folder [documents]....\SimCity 4\Plugins\Network Addon Mod\Documentation
and also did a little reading in the 10B.Automata_Plugin_Files.htm

Thing is, where to find the "NetworkAddonMod_Automata_Plugin_Radical_Automata24.dat" ?
I only get the standard automata plugin dat-file, it doesn't seem to be any file in my folder with this name (unless I've overlooked it).
Also what kind of "change" should I do? Should I Download/install this file from somewhere?

I don't get any traffic on the glr lines at all, first I thought that it had to do with the stations, so I put some glr-stations and connected them with roads, to see if it works, but nothing passes from there :(

thanx for your support and Merry Christmas!

p.s: I tried to attach a print screen file (.jpg) inside this message, but couldn't find how to attach.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support.
Post by: vester on December 24, 2011, 05:29:06 AM
You could get the file from Network Addon as a zip (http://sc4devotion.com/csxlex/lex_filedesc.php?lotGET=852), just remember to remove the file you already have in your folder.

Think this problem is more a nam-problem than a problem with the automata itself, therefore you should do a post in the NAM forum instead. (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?board=90.0).

The best way to post a picture is to host it on one of the free hosting services around, like images imageshack.us (http://imageshack.us/) or photobucket.com (http://photobucket.com/) then copy a link to post with the img tags around it:

Code: [Select]
[img]link to image[/img]Click on the (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/Themes/Windows7_20RC4/images/bbc/img.gif) icon.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support.
Post by: imisssimtropolis on March 04, 2012, 07:14:55 PM
Yes, I have the same problem. I don't know how to choose only one of the tram skins to replace the elevated train. LOL

Could you please instruct me on how to do this? Whenever I install it, I try looking for choices, but none. (I only have the readme and the pictures of all the trains), and it always downloads the DART version 3 tram. If you could please instruct me on how to choose only one tram of my choice, it would be very much appreciated, thank you in advance.

P.S : Superb work on the tram mod! Haha, the work and effort you put into it really shows, and your uploading it onto the LEX did not go in vain. Thank you for letting us be able to use this spectacular texture mod. :D

EDIT: AH, sorry, I thought that the last comment on the first page was the only comment, haha! I've resolved the problem, thank you very much. :D
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support.
Post by: nruff on May 26, 2012, 03:52:39 PM
Hi there this may seem a really dumb question but i dont have trams where i live and been looking at building up a network round my city but cant work out where people get on and off the trams other than converting the track to an elevated rail and building a station is there something im missing??
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support.
Post by: jmyers2043 on May 27, 2012, 06:06:02 PM
Hi there this may seem a really dumb question but i dont have trams where i live and been looking at building up a network round my city but cant work out where people get on and off the trams other than converting the track to an elevated rail and building a station is there something im missing??

The LEX. Left hand margin. Do a category search for Transportation - Rail.  There are some tram stations you can download.

Title: Re: VDK Customer Support.
Post by: nruff on May 29, 2012, 02:07:47 PM
will try now thank u sir!!
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support.
Post by: jasiekz on July 13, 2012, 02:35:48 PM
Hi,
I've got a different question.
I saw the tram skin for model maked by Vester. It was this tram link on stex (http://community.simtropolis.com/files/file/27745-asheville-art-glr-tram/)
Can I use this model too make my own skin. I fit great for old polish "Konstal 105Na" tram. I've lerned how to reskin model from tutorials on this forum, but modeling in 3d is more difficult :)
PS Sorry for my broken engilsh.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support.
Post by: vester on July 13, 2012, 03:57:46 PM
You are more than welcome to reskin it. Just remember due credit.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support.
Post by: xDaniel on December 16, 2012, 06:41:47 AM
Hello friends! Need help :(
(http://s43.radikal.ru/i099/1212/9d/735862354bd5t.jpg) (http://radikal.ru/F/s43.radikal.ru/i099/1212/9d/735862354bd5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support.
Post by: vester on December 16, 2012, 07:18:40 AM
Looks like you have another train mod installed.
Remove the file GLR_Tram_Set.dat from your plug-ins folder.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: Markhoz on March 17, 2013, 09:36:07 AM
Hello!
First of all congratulations for your packs of trams. A couple of questions.
I installed one of the packs of traditional trams, streetcar type, which only appears in a wagon, I wonder if it is possible to show only two cars.

And one more, to give a modern touch to the city I would add a more modern, as some of the pack number 4, but I like to keep the above mentioned. Is it possible?

A greeting and thank you very much.

Sorry for my English, I'm from Ourense City, Spain.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: vester on March 17, 2013, 10:10:11 AM
I guess you installed the one-unit mods.

Sorry, but its not possible to get two and just two cars showing.
Well maybe by changing a settings in a NAM plug-in, but it will effect all the trains.
Would say that is not a good option.

And one more, to give a modern touch to the city I would add a more modern, as some of the pack number 4, but I like to keep the above mentioned. Is it possible?

Not sure what you are asking about.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: Markhoz on March 18, 2013, 04:56:13 AM
^^Well, I will try to explain better whitout google translate.

I would have in my GLR system two types of trams, one tram of pack 1 and other of pack 4, it's possible?

Thanks.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: Reblet on April 30, 2013, 01:46:33 PM
Hi Vester,

Playing with your excellent Japanese trains, I found a little bug:

The XCar examplar for the JNR211 points to the model 0x10DA0000, rather than 0x11DA0000. This results in red cars being miscellaneously inserted in the train, which, while hilarious, is not quite what I had in mind. :)

Fixing the tgi seems to restore the train to it's intended glory. :)

Regards,

Reblet
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: vester on April 30, 2013, 02:12:52 PM
^^Well, I will try to explain better whitout google translate.

I would have in my GLR system two types of trams, one tram of pack 1 and other of pack 4, it's possible?

Thanks.

That is not possible. Sorry.


Hi Vester,

Playing with your excellent Japanese trains, I found a little bug:

The XCar examplar for the JNR211 points to the model 0x10DA0000, rather than 0x11DA0000. This results in red cars being miscellaneously inserted in the train, which, while hilarious, is not quite what I had in mind. :)

Fixing the tgi seems to restore the train to it's intended glory. :)

Regards,

Reblet

Not sure have that got changed. Thanks for the heads up.
Had a look through the mods and see there is a few more off. Will update the files as soon as possible.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: MR.Y on June 13, 2013, 03:34:59 PM
Hi

You really make great train mods, but cause I only build german areas I can't use them. May you could make some german trains for Freight and Passenger Transport?
In the passenger Trains you could make an individual installation for Coaches and Locomotives...
Here you have some examples for german Locomotives:
Class 101:
http://www.schienenwelt.de/lokbilder/BR-101.jpg
Class 103 (my favorite):
http://www.uli-bahn.de/wp-content/gallery/db-br103/uk_deu_db_103-184-8_11_g.jpg
Class 110 (old cab, current color):
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/47972_521365224566695_1100935271_n.jpg
Class 110 (old cab, old color):
http://www.abload.de/img/110-3213tx1cnb.jpg
Class 110 (new cab, current color):
http://bahn-depot.startbilder.de/1024/152011-644-db-ag-baureihe-141887.jpg
Class 110 (new cab, old color):
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/6597/11030431jz6.jpg
Class 110 (new cab, TEE color):
http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/3983/1132695bli6.jpg
Class 111 (current color):
http://www.ulrich-haefner.wg.am/-22cd-Br.111.jpg
Class 111 (old color):
http://www.bundesbahnzeit.de/dso/Stromabnehmer_111/b01-111_014.jpg
Class 120 (current color):
http://www.uli-bahn.de/wp-content/gallery/db-br120/uk_deu_db_120-101-1_02_g.jpg
Class 120 (old color):
http://www.grahnert.de/br120-1.jpg
Class 120 (prototype-color):
http://www.kleiner.ch/kleiner/TEE_files/R_38_br120.jpg
Class 146:
http://www.lokomotive-online.de/Eingang/Elloks/BR146/146_029-4_EBO.JPG
Class 181 (current color):
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5002/5283004603_cab0e5f232_z.jpg
Class 181 (old color 1):
http://bahn.startbilder.de/1024/die-181-201-5-koblenz-hbf-157059.jpg
Class 181 (old color 2):
http://www.klawitter.info/bahn/181/picture-0045.jpg
For fright Trains:
Class 140 (current color):
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/DB_140_379-9.jpg
Class 140 (old color 1):
http://www.bahnbilder.de/bilder/br-140-lokportraits-75166.jpg
Class 140 (old color 2):
http://www.bundesbahnzeit.de/dso/2JahreHiFo/b03-140_002.jpg
Class 150 (last color):
http://www.mittenwaldbahn.de/galerie/150-04.jpg
Class 150 (old color):
http://www.bundesbahnzeit.de/dso/Gl_Baureihe_150/b07-150_126.jpg
Class 151 (current color):
http://www.db-loks.de/bilder/151-137Geislingen22022007-b.jpg
Class 151 (old color):
http://br151.lokjaeger.de/bilder/151-062Frankfurt30101983GL-b.jpg
Class 152:
http://www.lokomotive-online.de/Eingang/Elloks/BR152/152_158-2_kawg.JPG
Class 185:
http://www.thetrain.de/pics/module/downloadarea/2009/07/15/big/br185_01.jpg
Class 194 (color 1):
http://www.bahnbilder.de/1024/br-194-178-0-ehemalige-194-424163.jpg
Class 194 (color 2):
http://www.hans-maennel.de/d/db_archiv/bilder/db_194038-6.jpg

Passenger Coaches:
InterCity:
http://www.bahnbilder.de/1024/ic-wagen-typ-bpmdz-07032011-491146.jpg
double-deck:
http://www.bahnbilder.de/1024/fabrikneuer-doppelstockwagen-bauart-db-pza-500907.jpg
n-Coach (current color):
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4827352919_588ebd4aa1_b.jpg
n-Coach (old color):
http://www.pasing-betriebsbahnhof.de/db_bn719_silberling1.jpg

For fright coaches you have here a list:
http://www.gueterwagenkatalog.rail.dbschenker.de/gwk-de/start/


May you will make a german pack one time...

regards
Alexander
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: jonasboisw on June 22, 2013, 07:20:47 AM
I love your mods they are amazing. I am wondering if it is possible for you to make some mods of Australian trams and trains. (esp Adelaide)
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: Kuewr665 on June 08, 2014, 09:17:45 PM
I installed VDK Train Mods Vol 5, but there is a problem. All the APTX automata cars have small images of the trains instead of wheels. The engine is fine though.

(https://i.imgur.com/JEneDg5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ysTBcxd.jpg)
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: vester on June 08, 2014, 09:50:49 PM
Thank you for posting your find.
Well take a look at the files and update the file on lex.

If you can't wait, its a small job to change it.

Looks like you have the reader installed.
Open the file in the reader.
Click on the s3d file.
Then on the Anim tab.
Click on all the pluses under name column.
Then under mat block it should go from 0 to 5, just like on the other columns with block in the name.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: Kuewr665 on June 08, 2014, 10:33:25 PM
Thanks, they look great now!  ^_^

I found another problem though. While looking through other train automata I could use, I noticed that the Toei 6300 X-Car file is actually Keikyu Red X-car.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: vester on June 09, 2014, 09:41:23 AM
Thanks again.

Will update the files as soon as possible.
At the same time, I will update it from two installer to be just one and updating the readme as well.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: zirbs on June 26, 2014, 07:37:12 PM
Love your stuff! Especially the Milwaukee Road set of passenger equipment.

BUT I just found out there's been an error: Milwaukee Road Passenger Car Replacement set #1 (Single level basic cars) is using textures from the Great Blue Sky set. Double checked, and it's an override, not a switch, so no Milwaukee Road for me.

BTW, thanks for using the latter livery. I always thought it looked better.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: vester on June 27, 2014, 01:58:02 AM
Thanks for your report. Will update the files and will try to have it updated by the weekend.
As the file is  bigger than 10 mb, I can't upload it directlt, but need an admin to help me.

If you can't wait, you can extract the texture with the IID 12da0400 from VDK PR Cars Add1 A Milw.dat.
Tutorials on Automata Modding (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=22.msg143#msg143).
You extract by use the Save Texture menu point just under (6).
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: belfastsocrates on June 27, 2014, 05:45:31 AM
I have a query, though I'm not sure if it's to do with your trains or the game itself. Apologies if it's been asked before.

I'm using the Gautrain livery and when I add the engine car props to a lot, I need to add them the wrong way round (the front of the engine car facing the passenger carriage instead of the railway) in order for them to appear normally in-game.

Does that make any sense and if so do you know why they're doing that?

Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: vester on June 27, 2014, 01:19:46 PM
Pretty sure there nothing to do to my mods to change that.
Have use a plug-in like that, but I didn't noticed it, as it was use with my trams, which looks more or less the same at both ends.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: runnerguy on June 27, 2014, 06:37:43 PM
Both Vol. 10 and 11, the passenger engines and cars, are both flagging through Norton Antivirus as having malicious software attached to them. Is there a workaround for this?
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: vester on June 28, 2014, 08:47:57 AM
I use Avast. It does stop the programs, but only to examine it and the run it.

Not sure what you can do, but turn off the Antivirus.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: yum on June 28, 2014, 12:10:16 PM
Hi, I love your train sets, and I'm thrilled that you included the Santa Fe locomotives, but I'm having an issue with train set #10, the passenger train locomotives.

I've downloaded it several times and each time, I try to unzip the exe file, but it makes my antivirus go nuts.  It says there's a trojan in the file and blocks it from being extracted.

I know you wouldn't do that to us and someone else must've changed it but is there something that can be done about that?

EDIT: #9's actually doing it too, but that's it.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: vester on June 28, 2014, 12:43:22 PM
I know that Avast flags is well, but it do a sandbox check and let it run afterwards.

Got no idea what to do to change to the files to avoid the antivirus to flag it.

Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: yum on June 28, 2014, 12:48:51 PM
Unfortunately, I'm not sure how to do a sandbox check.

EDIT:  OK, I figured it out.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: vester on June 28, 2014, 01:38:00 PM
When you what help, please be a bit more specific than just write my antivirus program.


Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: yum on June 28, 2014, 01:46:33 PM
Yeah, sorry about that.  I didn't thin that one all the way through.
It's Norton 360.


Thanks for the trains, though!  I'm setting up Santa Fe red/silver, yellow/blue, and BNSF to run in my city.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: vester on June 28, 2014, 03:36:12 PM
Hope someone else can help you with Norton, as I don't have it, there for I can't help.
It as such not a problem with the mods, but the installer, which I don't have any other ways to do.

Maybe time to seach the net for some solution:

Please try this out:
From Norton Community: Can't launch exe files and other issues (https://community.norton.com/t5/Norton-Internet-Security-Norton/Can-t-launch-exe-files-and-other-issues/td-p/909045)


Please tell us what worked for you.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: yum on June 29, 2014, 05:09:49 AM
Oh yeah, for Norton 360, Symantec acknowledges there are a very few false reports of Trojan.ADH.SMH

To get the installer out of zip, I did this:
1. Open Norton
2. Click Tasks at the top of the resulting window.
3. Click on Check Security History.
4. In the new window, select Quarantine from the dropdown menu.
5. Find the exe file on the list that matches the download.
6. Click Restore & Options
7. Click Restore & exclude this file

Then the installer was ready to run.
I was just concerned that somebody tampered with those two files.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: vester on June 29, 2014, 07:08:14 AM
Thank for reporting back. Hope this can help other with same or similar problems.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: deora on October 26, 2014, 05:59:53 PM
Hey vester,i have a little trouble with your newly released passenger ferry.
When installing one replacement and a bunch of additional ferries from the optional menu,the ingame UDI icon for passenger ferries  isn`t there anymore.After deleting the passenger ferry files,everything is back again and i can use the Maxis passenger ferry in UDI menu.
After installing only the replacement without additionals,the same thing happens again,no passenger ferries for me :(
I`m pretty sure it`s something i messed up but i don`t know what`s going wrong.
The entire VDK Transport Folder loads after the NAM  (i even renamed it with a bunch of zzzzz) but nothing changes.
Any idea?The weird thing is,the other VDK Automatas work fine.All my trains are behaving just fine.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: vester on October 27, 2014, 06:32:54 AM
Thank you for reporting this.

Forgot to add icons to the dat files. Hopeful this will solve this problem.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: deora on October 27, 2014, 10:13:26 AM
Thanks man for taking a look at it.I will keep an eye on the LEX to see when the files are updated. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: vester on October 27, 2014, 12:48:45 PM
Thought I had this figured out, but I had to ask for some help on this.
Will post here when I have updated the files.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: vester on October 30, 2014, 07:39:55 PM
Have updated the files. Now the UDI works. It will show two icons, be as I have understood it, it can't be avoided.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: deora on November 01, 2014, 05:34:35 AM
Thanks vester,now the Ferries work perfectly fine and they look great ingame. &apls


There she goes.
(http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/39/95539/3734613137373635.jpg)
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: builder on November 16, 2014, 03:56:51 AM
Hello,

I need some help with the u-drive-it missions using trains. Whenever I start a mission, the front carriage appears at a 90 degree angle on the tracks, and when the counter counts down and right after the mission starts, I get a mission fail. I've tried taking out the VDK files and trying without and I get the same result. I was pointed in this direction, this thread, where someone might help me. I don't know if this is a VDK error, or perhaps that I'm using the RRW or something else entirely, but I hope this doesn't really affect the usage of trains!
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: vester on November 16, 2014, 08:03:11 AM
I have heard about problems like this.

Do you have any spawner lots ?
Not sure if I remember this right, but that might have been the cause of a problem like this earlier.


Any one else have an idea ?
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: builder on November 18, 2014, 03:09:31 PM
Considering I have no clue what a spawner lot is, I doubt I've downloaded it and have it with simcity 4. I can look for it, I just need to know what it is first :P
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: emanuelfranco0390 on February 04, 2015, 12:40:44 AM
Hi vester, this is the issue i send to you in PM, this is my plugins folder installation, i don't know why i'm still have the original ferry from maxis  ()sad()

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10899_851614241565549_1043420423935400722_n.jpg?oh=d2e80c9d0df1c5e8e936b28b05a18974&oe=5550ACE4&__gda__=1433047823_6352e64aa988fecb80c6018de107408a)

(https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10246743_851614171565556_9077258568176789812_n.jpg?oh=8ba04d46ac5c6b0572211dad29ba2144&oe=555BF782)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t31.0-8/10371343_851614271565546_5104001575163825970_o.jpg)
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: vester on February 04, 2015, 01:12:56 AM
The last picture helped me find the answer to you problem.

There are two types of ferries, large and small, or as I called the car ferry (CFerry) and passenger ferry (PFerry).

The mod is a passenger ferry and what you see in the picture is the car ferry.



PS: I asked emanuel to post his question here, (as state in the readme and in the Lex description,).
That is so other people can help with answers or benefit from the answers.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: SD40-2 on April 21, 2015, 12:18:30 PM
Hi Vester,

I really appreciate your train mods, but I have an issue with Vol 11 - Passenger Cars.

When I try to install the MN Red Replacement 1 car, it gives me the Blue one instead.

Could you please check this?

File is "VDK PR Cars Rep 1 MN Red.dat"

Edit - There also seems to be a missing "VDK PR Cars Rep 1 MN Blue.dat" file.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: vester on April 21, 2015, 02:24:37 PM
Thanks for reporting this. Will take a look at it as soon as possible.


Is this when just installing one mod ? or is also when making a copy of all the mods ?



EDIT: Had a look at the installer script. Not sure why you are getting this.
Text and files matches.

Is there anyone could try to replicate this !


Found the error. Wrong texture. Will be updating the files soon.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: SD40-2 on April 21, 2015, 03:15:15 PM
Thanks for reporting this. Will take a look at it as soon as possible.


Is this when just installing one mod ? or is also when making a copy of all the mods ?

Sorry, I was away from my computer.

It's just when installing one mod. No extras. Haven't tried installing all of them.

I'll leave it to you if you don't need any more info.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: vester on April 21, 2015, 03:26:35 PM
Have updated the file on the exchange.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: emanuelfranco0390 on June 27, 2016, 12:08:34 AM
Hi Vester  :)

I don't know if this is the right place to point this; two questions:

1 -  Is it posible to make the CrossRail automata from VDK Train Mods Vol 06, Super Express Trains. from rail to Elevated Rail/GRL automata? if yes, How can I do that? I only know how to use Ilive Reader and change some IDs, but I don't know how to change the IDs for this case in Ilive Reader.

2 - I know how to re-skin automatas, and I have a re-skin for the CrossRail automata, is the HK MTR Airport Express Line skin. So my question is, Can I send the two new re-skined and modified DAT files to you and see if you can include them in one of your VDK automata packs?
Thanks.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: vester on June 27, 2016, 11:31:29 AM
At first I will point you to a tutorial: Tutorials on Automata Modding (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=22.msg102#msg102)

Any question goes into: Help with automata modding (http://sc4devotion.com/forums/index.php?topic=206.0)
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: Marchom on April 26, 2017, 09:06:42 AM
Hi
There is a problem with the 2 files
VDK Proppack 4 Textures Vol A - EMD F10 Freight Engines (v1.0)   and     VDK Proppack 4 Textures Vol B - EMD F10 Freight Engines (v. 1.0)

When i try to extract those files i get error message that exe files are corrupted.

The 2 other files (Vol C and Vol D) expand without problem.

Title: VDK Proppack 3 - GEvoEngine Basefile Installer
Post by: evarburg on May 02, 2017, 02:56:35 PM
Hi.The installer doesn't install anything in my simcity 4 plugins file ; during the procedure, it says that the stuff will be installed in a BSC/VDK folder but there is none to be found. What am I doing wrong ?
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: vester on May 02, 2017, 03:49:59 PM
Hi evarburg.

Not sure which installer you are talking about ?
If you are talking about proppack 4 Vol A, B, C and D, I guess you clicked on the copy all, you can read in the readme  "$Deal"$
that the folder that mods is going to be copy to, is:
"SimCity 4\LEX_Downloads\VDK\Proppack 4"

(http://i.imgur.com/ZcJSeXY.jpg)

Marchom: Extracting the files ?
You are not running the installer ?

Could I get you to redownload the files and see if that helps ?
The files could be gone corrupt during the download.  ()what()

Have download the files and runned the installer with no problem.
Had a small problem with the installer during avast running it in sandbox mode, but after the scan the installer run as it should!

Anyone else got a problem with the files ?


BTW: Please don't write support questions in the comment section on the exchange.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: praiodan on May 03, 2017, 01:38:30 AM
Considering what Marchom said:
It seems the zip files the installers are in are somewhat strangley encoded or such, I wasn't able to extract the installer with the windows explorer in first place ("Unexpected error, could not extract blabla" error message), but when I used 7zip for extracting, it worked and then also the installers ran as supposed and installed the textures selected.

Considering what evarburg said:
I, too, was a little confused for that it's not installing into the plugins folder and had to look twice before I recognized the slightly different path  $%Grinno$% But there I found all the files.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: vester on May 03, 2017, 04:00:50 AM
Thank you P.
I do use 7zip myself, so that is why I don't get any problem.

Will try to repack them this evening. Will let you know when its done.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: vester on May 03, 2017, 09:40:26 AM
Redone the zip files.

Please let me know if you still have any problems or not ?

Praiodan: Could I get you to try the out again.

Will add extra info to the mouse over text in the installer about the folder for the copy all option.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: eggman121 on May 03, 2017, 01:10:45 PM
Hello everyone.

I have had no problems on my end using windows explorer on a Windows 7 machine.

You can try 7zip if you need extract them but otherwise they should install Ok.

-eggman121
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: praiodan on May 03, 2017, 03:02:07 PM
Praiodan: Could I get you to try the out again.

Works like a charm now for me.  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: vester on May 03, 2017, 04:46:15 PM
Thank you both  :thumbsup:

Have reuploaded new installers with a little mouse over text added:
(http://i.imgur.com/WLuwEyZ.jpg)
See the description box.

Thanks to Noah for helping me get the text right.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: etg-nc2nyc on March 20, 2018, 01:19:37 PM
Hi! I downloaded and unzipped the zip files:
- VDK Proppack 3  GEvoEngine Basefile Installer RevA
- VDK_Proppack 3  GEvoEngine Textures Vol3E Installer

I'm on a Mac, so I ran the .exe files through File Juicer. Neither of these yielded .dat files - only inflated, html, and txt files (which are normally useless and get discarded). (See attached screenshot of an example.)

I deleted all of it, came back to SC4D and downloaded zips again... same process... no dat files.

I'm fairly new to this, so I feel like I must be making some obvious error, but I can't figure it out...
Can you help?

I know that Simmer2's Roundhouse (from Simtropolis - using these props) will render and work without these props, but I would love to have all the added realism/variety.

Thank you!
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: mgb204 on March 20, 2018, 01:50:00 PM
Try using 7zip, which can open NSIS installers just fine, although the folder structure inside may be a little odd. With a bit of trial and error, you should find all the .dat files pretty easily.
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: etg-nc2nyc on March 20, 2018, 02:00:38 PM
Thank you! 7zip itself isn't Mac compatible (or I've gone blind and insane), BUT it led me to Keka which is AND it worked!  http://www.kekaosx.com/en/
Title: Re: VDK Customer Support
Post by: Ryan Ghostling on July 18, 2020, 03:13:05 AM
Good day everyone! May I ask why I only have one coach when I installed VDK's Tram Skin? But when I delete VDK's file, it goes back again to the usual Maxi's brown train with complete coaches. However, the color sucks and it would be nice to replace it with VDK's skin.