Jan 26, 2016 - 08:57 AM
So Yes, Autosave can be disabled.
- Launch Trainz like you normally do as if you are going to run a driver session or edit/create a route.
- Click on Main menu in the upper left corner
- Click on Settings
- Click on Interface Settings
- Slide the Autosave interval slider to the far right.
Keep in mind that you will now have to manually restore data using Content Manager and Windows Explorer (File Explorer).
T:ANE, like TS12 keeps back ups of everything that is saved or modifed, even deleted for up to 7-days. Once the 7th day is reached, the oldest backups are deleted. These backup folders are located in the folder where you have your T:ANE data. - On the PC, for example, it maybe in the Users/username/App Data/Local/N3V Games/TANE/Build xxxxx/etc. - like this:
C:\Users\jcitr\AppData\Local\N3V Games\TANE\build 9jwxlqd91
I prefer to setup my data in another location called F:/TANE_Data so it's easier to get to. Among the other folders is one called Backups. This is the one you want.
If you are not sure where your data is located, go to the launcher and click on settings and install. It will display the exact path where your data is located.
The Backups folder will contain sub-folders based on a specific date in the YY-MM-DD format such as 16-01-20 for example.
These folders contain your data. You will see some folders that begin with edit followed by a bunch of letters and numbers as well as others that begin with kuid xxxxxx:xxxxxx; x, followed by the name.
These are probably the ones you want.
So in the event that things go xxxx up and you need to restore stuff, you do the following:
- Startup Content Manager, by clicking on Manage Content on the Launcher.
- Set the filter to show your content
- Delete your messed up session. (It will be backed up as soon as you delete it).
- Start up Windows Explorer, or whatever it's called.
- Browse the Backups as explaed above.
- Drag the data you found into the open Contnet Manager window.
Your route or session will be restored.
Now since this is a manual method, and even though precautions are taken by T:ANE to backup data, I highly recommend backing up your route or session prior to doing this by sending the route and its session to a CDP file. Should there be a mess up on your part, you can easily restore this data back very quickly.
The process, will work in TS12 as well and this has saved me some angst more than once.
Hope this helps.