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Creating Mas-files with Mas-utility?

Discussion in 'Bob's Track Builder' started by Erwin Greven, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Erwin Greven

    Erwin Greven
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    As written by FerrariMan96.

    Mas files are fairly easy.

    All you need to do is:
    - download ISI's MAS tool (I assume you have already done that :))
    - Open the MAS tool and Import all of the textures (you can make this easier by sorting the files by 'file type' and highlighting all the textures of one type, eg DDSs... import... BMPs... import etc.)
    - Once that's done, people generally save/export it as TEXTURES.MAS, <<YOURTRACK>>MAPS.MAS or <<YOURTRACK>>_TEXTURES.MAS
    - Do the same for all of the .GMT files, and again, people generally save/export it as MODELS.MAS, <<YOURTRACK>>.MAS or <<YOURTRACK>>_MODELS.MAS
    - As a safety measure, at this point I add all of the files to a Zip, 7Zip or RAR file and put it on my desktop, Incase I missed a file or two.
    - Delete all image and model files that you added to the MAS archives, leaving behind the .AIW, .CAM, .GDB, .SCN and .TDF files, of course as well as the two .MAS archives.
    - Open up the .scn file and find the lines which start with "MASFile=".
    - Enter two new lines - "MASFile=<<Your texture MAS file>>" and "MASFile=<<Your models MAS file>>", eg "MASFile=MODELS.MAS" and "MASFile=TEXTURES.MAS"

    Now start up rFactor and see if it works!

    If you have I or two models or textures missing, as rFacotr will tell you, open up the MAS tool again, open the appropriate .MAS file and add the missing files.
     
  2. Erwin Greven

    Erwin Greven
    Premium Member

    Another question: Some *.scr files point at *.mas files while they are in- or outside the track folder.
    This is how the files look like. First Barcelona, the example i have copied. Then my own *.Scr file. And third the result....
    example1.JPG example2.JPG example3.JPG

    Where do i make a mistake?
     
  3. You have typed v1500 instead of 1500 ;)
     
  4. Erwin Greven

    Erwin Greven
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    changed it but it still fails to load it.
     
  5. so it says HZClub1500 in the fle path?
     
  6. Erwin Greven

    Erwin Greven
    Premium Member

    yep.
     
  7. There is something very simple you are overlooking. It shouldn't matter, but make sure the cases match too.
     
  8. Erwin Greven

    Erwin Greven
    Premium Member

    Tried it 2 times, but i think i am missing something. Making somewhere a mistake.
    The rFactor map structure is simple:

    HZClubv1000 (exported with this name)
    and in this map:
    Clubcircuit (map) and sky.mas

    After this i first added all the texture files in the "textures.mas" (dds/jpg/bmp/tga) and then the gmt files into Clubcircuit.mas.
    Then i added the lines Masfile=*.mas in the *.scr file.
    Maybe i am making the mistake after this in the Map structure.
     
  9. Upload the SCN and let's see.
     
  10. Erwin Greven

    Erwin Greven
    Premium Member

  11. Shouldn't 'HZClubv1000' be 'HZClub1500'? Unless you changed it like your post earlier.

    Also you have no search path for the GMT or texture MAS files in that SCN.
     
  12. Erwin Greven

    Erwin Greven
    Premium Member

    i exported the track again from btb. new name. the scr file is the non compile version.
    .
     
  13. And this is not working in rFactor?
     
  14. Erwin Greven

    Erwin Greven
    Premium Member

    Yes. it did work. And i finaly succeeded to get the track working with mas-files..
    I don't know what i did differently than the last time. But maybe it was a conflict with textures. I deleted a bridge i build in sketchup. And now it works.
     
  15. If it comes with an error 'can't find MAS file' then it's always a path error.

    Other errors of course are different.
     
  16. Erwin Greven

    Erwin Greven
    Premium Member

    I used the same map structure as in rFactor for this last export and compilation. Except for the sky.gmt all the files are in the Clubcircuit folder now.
     
  17. Erwin Greven

    Erwin Greven
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  18. Erwin Greven

    Erwin Greven
    Premium Member

    The only way i get the track working is to use the rFactor/Gamedata/Locations/"mytrack" as the target map to save the mas files. After i saved a mas file i delete the files that are compressed into that particular file.