Help:Replacing Missing Assets

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Many assets on the Download Station, and even 3rd party websites, will use only assets found on the Download Station, or that are built-in within Trainz.

However sometimes assets used in a route may be a part of a payware DLC pack you do not own, or might be from a 3rd party website, or may no longer be available. This doesn't mean that the route won't work, but it might require a few steps to get the route fully working.

Note, at the current time, the "bulk asset update/replace" tool does not allow replacing missing or faulty dependencies.

Deleting missing assets

The quickest, and simplest, option is to simply delete missing assets from the route by following these steps:

  1. Load the route into Surveyor using Edit Route
  2. Click on Surveyor Menu on the top menubar.
  3. Click on 'Delete Missing Assets'
  4. Click the checkmark
  5. Save the route under a new name

Locating the missing dependencies

Alternatively, you can try to locate the missing dependencies. The best way to do this is to search for the missing dependency's AssetID (kuid) number. You can find this by following these steps:

  1. Click on Manage Content on the launcher screen
  2. Enter the route's name into the search box at the top right
  3. Right click on the route
  4. Click on 'List dependencies recursively'
  5. Click on the 'Status' column to sort by status
  6. Scroll through the list until you find assets with any of the following status:
    1. Not Installed, Payware (not active) - This indicates that you do have access to the DLC package the dependency is a part of, and the asset is not installed
    2. Installed, Payware (not active) - This indicates that, although the asset is installed, you do have access to the DLC package the dependency is a part of. You will need to own the DLC package to be able to use this asset.
    3. Installed, Faulty - This indicates that the asset is installed, but is faulty. You will need to either delete the asset (then use Delete Missing Assets to delete it from the route), or try to repair the asset.
    4. Installed, Missing Dependencies - This indicates that the asset is installed, but has one or more dependencies that are not yet installed. You will need to try to locate the dependencies to install them, or delete the asset and then use Delete Missing Assets to delete it from the route
    5. Installed, Faulty Dependencies - This indicates that the asset is installed, but has faulty dependencies. You will need to either delete the asset (then use Delete Missing Assets to delete it from the route), or try to repair the asset.
    6. Available from DLS - This indicates that the asset is not installed, but is available to download from the Download Station. Right click on it, then click on Download to begin downloading.
    7. Unknown - This indicates that the asset is not installed, and is not available on the Download Station.
  7. Once you have found the assets with 'unknown' shown for the status, you can try searching for the AssetID number (found in the AssetID column) online to possibly find the asset. The asset ID number can be entered into a search engine such as Google, which may sometimes show the website the asset is from. Alternatively, it may show forum posts where the asset has been mentioned, possibly with it's download location.


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