World of Subways Vol. 2 - Berlin U7 - Frequently Asked Questions
General: Crash while loading: Vista 64 bit + ATI HD 48xx
Issue Description: Black screen / crash while loading route
Please take the time to read the following text carefully as it is a detailed description of our tests referring crashes that happend with the ATI HD 48xx series, Windows Vista 32 bit/64 bit and World of Subways Vol.2.
Our test graphics card was an ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2, Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit, PC systems.
At first we made some modifications / changes within the “model”.pak folders. The changes are in the field of representation of objects, but are not or hardly noticeable.
Furthermore – within our tests we noticed that the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 needs a strong power supply. We assume that this affects the whole ATI Radeon HD 48XX series.
We tested several power supplies. Here are the results:
400 Watt power supply:
We are in the WoS Vol.2 main menu. After selecting a route and a subway car we pressed start. While loading the route the loading screen freezed and went to a black screen. WoS vol.2 crashed and we got back to the windows desktop.
450 Watt power supply:
Same issue like above. WoS Vol.2 crashed while the loading process.
550 Watt power supply:
We are in the WoS Vol.2 main menu. After selecting a route and a subway car we pressed start. The route has been loaded and we completed the route without any crashes. The same result we received by selecting a mission in the main menu. No crashes – we could finish the mission successfully without any problems.
ISSUE: When we finished the route or mission and we returned to the main menu for selecting a new route or mission the game crashed after pressing the button “start”.
650 Watt power supply:
Dual Core and Core 2 Duo processors are working perfectly. Routes and missions could be completed successfully. No crashes when we returned to the main menu and started a further route or mission.
ISSUE only on Quad core processors:
Here we got the same problem like above. When we finished the route or mission and we returned to the main menu for selecting a new route or mission the game crashed after pressing the button “start”.
1100 Watt power supply:
World of Subways Vol.2 works perfectly on all systems – Dual Core, Core 2 Duo AND Quad Core.
Our test result:
Not only the ATI Radeon 4870 X2 needs a strong power supply. The stronger the CPU is the more powerful MUST be the power supply.
We recommend the following:
1. If you are using an ATI graphics card of the 48xx series and a Dual Core or Core 2 Duo we strongly recommend a 650 Watt power supply as minimum. For all who have a Quad Core system a higher one.
2. Download the file “model.rar” (70 MB) on your hard disk:
FILE UPLOAD PENDING!
Unpack the file (approx. 602 MB).
Go to the main folder of World of Subways Vol.2 then further into the folder “data”. Rename the existing file “model.pak” (for example “model_old.pak”). After that copy the downloaded “model.pak” into the folder “data”.
All test results and our recommendation based one and only on our tests. We cannot give any guarantee or warranty that this way we described will work on all pc systems
General: WoS2 and RailDriver Cab Controller ?
You can use your RailDriver Cab Controller to run WoS 2. You don´t
need any drives and it doesn't matter if you run XP or Vista.
You are also able to use both your keyboard and the RailDriver simultaneously.
General: Can't safe my profile and changes
Make sure to run the game as an Administrator.
Error message: Access violation at 0x00...
Please make sure to update your graphics card drivers and install the latest version of DirectX 9.0c.
Game: Deactivate red signals?
Just deactivate the option with the previous AI in the game-menu
Game: Where can I exchange the announcement files?
Go to the folder .../Data/Game/Announcement
Notice that your files are .wav-Files and have the same filenames as before!
Game: Change the door sounds?
This is not possible.
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