installation:overview

Installation overview

The setup process depends on the where the game was bought.

Steam Store

If the game was bought via the Steam store, it is automatically added to your Steam library.

Setup and start the Steam Client, double click the game in the library and follow the instructions.

GOG

If the game was purchased via GOG, it is automatically added to your GOG library.

Setup and start GOG Galaxy, then install the game from your library.

The offline installer can also be downloaded from the GOG games library.

App Store

If the game was purchased via the App Store, it can be installed directly via the App Store.

Retail

Setup can be directly started from the DVD shipped with the retail version: Installing from Disc instead of Steam

Alternatively, the product key can be activated in the Steam client. See “Product key activation” below.

Product key activation

If the Steam product key was obtained from a 3rd party website, it can be activated in the Steam client: Activating a Product on Steam.

Downloading the latest build

See Release notes for more information.

Game file location

Overview

The game files are split up into three parts:

  • Installation folder with the game´s static data and manually installed mods
  • Userdata folder with the game’s dynamic data:
    • settings.lua: The settings file storing various settings (e.g. screen resolution, game volume, …).
    • profile.lua: The profile file stores the campaign progress and last saved game.
    • /crash_dump: Folder with game logfiles
    • /keyframes: Folder for camera manager keyframes - see Debug mode for more information.
    • /recordings: Folder for camera manager recordings.
    • /save: Folder for save game files.
    • /screenshots: Folder for camera manager screenshots.
    • /texture_cache:
    • /staging_area: Steam version only - see Mod development for more information.
  • Workshop items (Steam version only)

The typical location of the installation and userdata folder depends on the used platform and operating system.

Steam

Installation folder:
Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Transport Fever
Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/common/Transport Fever
Linux: ~/.local/share/Steam/common/Transport Fever

Userdata folder:
Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\<user-number>\446800\local
Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/userdata/<user-number>/446800/local
Linux: ~/.local/share/Steam/userdata/<user-number>/446800/local

Workshop items*:
Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\workshop\content\446800
Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/workshop/content/446800
Linux: ~/.local/share/Steam/workshop/content/446800

*It is not recommended to add, edit, or remove files in that folder. for manually installing Mods, please refer to the Modding section.

GOG

Installation folder:
When using the manual installer, the installation folder can be defined during the first installation.

When using GOG galaxy

  • right-click Transport Fever in the library or select “More” next to the “Play” button,
  • then select “Manage Installation → Show folder”.

Userdata folder:
Windows: C:\Users\<current Windows user>\AppData\Roaming\Transport Fever
Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Transport Fever or ~/Library/Containers/com.gambitious.transportfever/Data
Linux: ~/.local/share/Transport Fever

App Store

Installation folder:

  • Navigate to the “Program” folder in the Finder,
  • right click the game in select “Show package contents”,
  • then navigate to “Contents\Resources\”.

Userdata folder:
~/Library/Application Support/Transport Fever or ~/Library/Containers/com.gambitious.transportfever/Data

Game log files

The game log files include information about map generation, save game loading and game crashes.

The log files are located in the crash_dump folder (find information on the location above). and consist of three important files:

  • stderr.txt
  • stdout.txt
  • at least one file ending with .dmp (if Transport Fever crashed)

When sending crash logs to the developer, please make sure to include the latest .dmp file.

Save games

Free mode save games consist of a single with the extension .sav.

Campaign mode save games consist of a two files, one with the extension .sav and the other with the extension .lua.

Maintenance

Backup and restore

Steam

Steam provides a backup and restore function via the main menu, which allows for backup up the static data.

Alternatively, the static game files can be downloaded anytime while logged into the Steam client.

Note, that the userdata folder with settings and save games are not included in the Steam backup and restore function. To backup these files, make a copy of the according folder (find information on the location above).

GOG and App Store

To backup static game files, simply make a copy of the games installation folder.

Note, that the userdata folder with settings and save games are not included in installation folder. To backup these files, make a copy of the according folder (find information on the location above).

GOG Galaxy

To restore the files with GOG Galaxy, select “Scan & Import Folder” from the main menu and point to the game folder.

Alternatively, the game files can be downloaded with GOG galaxy or reinstalled with the installer downloaded from the GOG library.

Verifying the game file integrity

Steam

To verify the integrity in the Steam version

  • Restart your computer and launch Steam
  • From the Library section, right-click on the game and select Properties from the menu.
  • Select the Local files tab and click the Verify integrity of game files… button.
  • Steam will verify the game's files - this process may take several minutes.

For more information and a video guide please refer to: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=2037-QEUH-3335

GOG

Download the installer from your GOG library and run it. It will automatically detect an existing installation and reinstall all game files, while keeping your save games and settings intact.

When using GOG galaxy

  • right-click Transport Fever in the library or select “More” next to the “Play” button,
  • then click “Manage Installation → Verify / Repair”.

Reset game settings

User specific setting like screen resolution or key bindings are saved in the settings.lua file (find information on the location above). To completely reset the game´s settings, delete the file while the game is not running.

Please note, that reinstalling or uninstalling the game will not reset the settings.

Delete the texture cache

If you are facing problems with black or broken textures, you can try to delete the texture cache folder (find information on the location above).

installation/overview.txt · Last modified: 2018/02/08 14:49 by tom

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