DO backup any assets that you've created yourself or downloaded to external media such as writable CD's or DVD's.
DO follow the instructions precisely when installing service packs. SP1 for TRS2006 is particularly unforgiving of the slightest divergence from the instructions.
DO download and install the free third-party assets management program Trainz Objectz if you own TRS2004.
DO take time to familiarise yourself with CMP if you own TRS2006 or Trainz Classics. CMP has an abstract computer database design that many users find difficult to comprehend.
DO check the version of the asset (e.g. v2.5). Installing a new asset created with a newer version in a older version (e.g: installing a version 3.2 asset in a version 2.5 game) may cause errors.
DON'T worry if you find Trainz somewhat overpowering at first. There is a great deal to learn. Try concentrating on one area of the program which interests you most.
DON'T move Trainz to another folder or another hard disk after it has been installed. Doing so will break the program's internal links and registry entries. <--- Wrong! Trainz can be moved to any location without any problems! Only the individual filter settings of the CMP/CM2 are lost and have to be made new. Trainz has no internal links. It only has to be made sure that the folder structure is not changed.
DON'T use the Undo facility in Surveyor in TRS2006. There is a known unfixed bug which causes it to sometimes corrupt layouts.
DON'T worry if the sound doesn't work properly in TRS2006. There is a known unfixed bug which affects some hardware configurations.
DON'T be surprised if there any many missing assets reported with Trainz Classics. This version of Trainz lacks many of the built-in assets that were provided with TRS2004 and TRS2006.
DON'T worry if you cannot download from DLS at the weekends. DLS is often inoperative over the weekend.
DON'T be afraid to use the discussion forums provided by Auran and Trainz fansites. They are the best way of discovering solutions to problems.Last modified on 26 January 2010, at 14:03