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Posted 23 January 2021 - 10:10 AM

TSRE5 allows you to use satellite snapshots as terrain textures in Open Rails.
It can be done alternatively after the stage of laying tracks, roads, etc., where the Open Maps raster texture works better,
which I had to remove to convert to a satellite texture . On the example of Trat B-P created for 18 years by Zbyněk Šemora https://www.semora.cz/msts/




I am using DXTBmp to reduce the volume of ACE files generated automatically by TSRE5
after registering at https://www.mapbox.com/ https://developers.google.com/maps/.
DXTBmp can be downloaded from http://www.mwgfx.co....rams/dxtbmp.htm
- direct link at the bottom of the page http://www.mwgfx.co....dxtbmpxnew.exe.
I open the * .ace file Open / Save as / DDS texture - I choose the first DDS DXT1 (NoAlpha) format - here someone can experiment with other DDS versions.
After this operation, DXtBmp converts ACE files into DDS files of 2.66 MB, which is not as overloading a computer as an ACE file.
In the temporary folder, in case of problems with MSTS RE, you can save the original 48 MB ace files, in the \ terrain_maps folder temporary * .png files.
In Open Rails, check the - Load DDS textures in preference to ACE - option in the Options / Experimental tab.
The programmer can make a * .bat file, which would replace folders with files depending on the need - editing Route in TSRE5 or tests in Open Rails .
I recommend doing experiments after taking a backup.
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