Failed to find SMS file

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kenpix
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Failed to find SMS file

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I've been setting up an activity on the Watersnake route (which I'm very impressed with) and suddenly faced with this recurring message after a couple of minutes which prevents any more driving. However instead of the message showing details of the sound file which is missing, the message is followed by ?? then a square.
Has anyone come across this as I can't locate the source of the problem with this info!
Thanks
Ken
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Re: Failed to find SMS file

Post by slipperman12 »

Hi Ken,
I don't know whether this will answer your problem, but I have a note in my archive concerning the Watersnake (New Forest) route :
The following MUST be carried out after this route is installed :

1. Install Stuart Williamson's Track Sounds (File ID 3218)
2. Replace the existing ttype.dat file with the supplied NF_ttype.dat
This will avoid CTDs at Bournemouth (and maybe other places) which happens when using diesel locos (it has been reported with steam locos also, but I've not experienced it)
I know you haven't reported a CTD, but the ttype.dat file contains calls for .sms files.

Cheers,
Ged
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kenpix
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Re: Failed to find SMS file

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Thanks Ged, will investigate this.
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Re: Failed to find SMS file

Post by brace2011 »

Hi Ken

I had this problem. It crashed every time near Lymington pier. From what I recall the ttype.dat file contains only 10 track sound types, whereas the route demands 11.

My solution was to open ttype.dat (after having made a back-up, of course) and change the first number from 10 to 11, and then add

TrackType ( "Wooden Pointwork" "EuropeSteamTrack2In.sms" "EuropeSteamTrack2Ex.sms" )

as a new line at the end of the file. Save it, then try and run the route, then tell us what happens.

Hope this helps.

Martin
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Re: Failed to find SMS file

Post by scampispeedway »

Hi Ken, a look at the ttype.dat file in my Watersnake Route Folder shows that I had made the same changes that Martin has posted, and be assured
that it will cure the fault.

Bob
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Re: Failed to find SMS file

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Thanks gents, the relevant changes have been made and (touch wood) the problem is cured.
Ken
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