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Track MAS Error

Discussion in 'rFactor 2 Mods' started by quatermass, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. Hi All,

    I am trying to change the advertsing boards on circuits but keep running into problems. I use MAS2 to extract the SPONSORSMAP.mas file and make my changes. But when ever I create the new mas file, the track doesn't show in game. Despite the fact it shows installed in Mod Manager.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Many thanks

  2. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
    Premium Member

    Not an easy thing to explain. :O_o:

    But an important thing is not to make a new version of the track but create an update package.
    And include the update package in the Vmod.


    Create a new mas file with only the edited files:
    - Extract the mas file you want to edit with MAS2. example SPONSORMAP.mas
    - Put those files in a folder: SPONSORMAP
    - Create a 2nd map folder: SPONSORMAP2
    - Put the only the files you want to edit in the SPONSORMAP2 folder.
    - Edit the files with photoshop: important ==> Keep the the original file names !!!
    - package the files of the new folder SPONSORMAP2 into SPONSORMAP2.mas

    Create an update package:
    - select a single cmp package file
    - name the content-package the the exact same name as the original track.
    - select "Location" as a package type
    - create a new version number (update version)
    - click the tick box "update from" and fill in the original version number.
    - select your SPANSORMAP2.mas file
    - click on package (and fingers crossed :p)
    - install the update package and test it.

    To use it online. ==> create a Vmod with your update package:
    - Create the Vmod like you usually do.
    - But select only your update as a track
    - select a car and other components.
    - click on the tick box of the track update. (it has to be included into the Vmod file)
    - click on package again. (and fingers crossed :p)
    - Don't install it yet !!!

    - Uninstall your update of the track first and move the update package to a safe place.

    Your update package is now included in the rfmod or Vmod. (So it's downloadable with "get mod")
    important == > It doesn't harm the original track !!!
    If the client uninstalls the Vmod the update package is uninstalled as well

    - So now install your Vmod mod and test it. :)

    Good luck. :thumbsup:
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  3. I thought ISI said this was supposed to make modding easier?
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  4. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
    Premium Member

    Indeed,... :(

    But this way you don't "damage" the original content. :cool:

    So you can make your own billboards at Silverstone, without releasing an "illegal" version. ;)