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Cities XXL Fixing a pink LOD the hard way

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by skullz613, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. skullz613

    skullz613 Administrator
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    I read somewhere that it's possible to unpack the .sgbin files and remove the files with the downx4 in them.
    I tried this on Big Meany's Eaton Terrace patch and got one of them correct but the other two buildings now are invisible.
    I did notice that two of the files that had downx4 in it, was LOD 3 and there was no other files. I just removed the downx4 from the LOD 3 file names. I had previously deleted them and even though I did, the building displayed OK.
    Can't figure out what else to look for.
    Just noticed that when a sgbin file is repacked, it misses the four files ending with l1 to l4. Found that out by unpacking one I had repacked.

    EDIT: Just found this in the help on pakunpack, think it's the reason why

    Limitations :

    There is some SGBIN which contains a texture file (dif) with a different name as others textures files.
    So, the created graph.bin is wrong. For the moment SGBIN of this type is therefore incompatible with this software...
     
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    Well I figured it all out by my lonesome :)

    I used cxlUnpack to unpack the effected sgbins, removed the downx4 files apart from the l3 which I changed downx4 to dxt1. Then repacked using cxlPackager and saved as a sgbin files. Took a while but have now got a working patch file with no pink LODs.

    Here's the patch for those who were after Big Meany getting it fixed.
    MEGA
     
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  3. gcyzidane

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    Hello skullz613, I have a PINK LOD bug with the mod "Menara Citibank (citibank Tower) " and CN Tower in game.
    Could you help me to repair and update this two mods? Thanks a lot.
     
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    Could you post the file names of the ones your using? Are they old XL patches?
     
  5. gcyzidane

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    I download them in Xlnation and you can search and find them here.
     
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    Right, I have just found these two,

    XLNation_BaniB3_CNtower_allLods_v1.0.patch
    MY_MenaraCitibank.patch

    This was the note originally posted regarding the CN tower
    I upacked both patch files and the sgbins and found that the downx4 was at the end of a few of the files. I'm currently rebuilding and will test them soon.
     
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    Thanks a lot
     
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