Full Listing of my tutorials as of 20/03/2012


Tutorial Creator
Note: Due to an unexpected rise in demand, my tutorial site has been throwing up a few database errors relating to too many connections. I have raised this with the support department of my web hosting company, and will hopefully not encounter further issues as a result.

This thread is a full listing of my published tutorials as of the date in the title, with the relevant direct link.

Comments about this thread, or any of my tutorials are welcomed.

Some of the tutorials can be found in more than one location - I will post all relevant links, and you may find duplicates in each category.

Also note that I'm including links to tutorials here - there are other resources I have that are not tutorials.

Note that some of my tutorials may also appear on my Trainz forum (link below)

Forum Sites
Shane's Trainz Forum - http://newforum.trainztutorials.com

Forum Threads
Updating DirectX - see my sticky thread in this forum, or visit http://forums.auran.com/trainz/showthread.php?58843-Updating-DirectX-9-0c-how-to-do-it.
Content Manager Tips and Tricks - http://forums.auran.com/trainz/showthread.php?90080-Content-Manager-Tips-and-Tricks-(any-version)
Guide to Downloading Assets using Content Manager - http://forums.auran.com/trainz/show...ssets-using-Content-Manager-TRS2006-and-Later
Patching Tutorial (TS2009/2010/12) - http://forums.auran.com/trainz/showthread.php?91349-Patching-Guide-for-TS2009-TS2010-and-TS12
How to register Trainz serial numbers with N3V - http://forums.auran.com/trainz/show...s-How-to-register-your-serial-number-with-N3V
Can I patch my version? http://forums.auran.com/trainz/show...ge-Can-I-patch-my-version-(TS2009-TS2010-TS12)
DirectX Install Helper Utility - http://forums.auran.com/trainz/show...ectX-Install-Helper-Utility-(DXInstallHelper)
TrainzUtil Reference - http://forums.auran.com/trainz/show...r-Content-Manager-s-not-working-in-TS2009-SP4
New Users - Quickstart guide for first time usage of TS2009/TS2010/TS12 - http://forums.auran.com/trainz/show...de-for-first-time-usage-of-TS2009-TS2010-TS12
First Class Ticket Activation Guide - http://forums.auran.com/trainz/show...-Ticket-Activation-guide-(fairly-large-images)
Common Missing .dll file errors and how to solve them: http://forums.auran.com/trainz/show...missing-dll-file-errors-and-how-to-solve-them

Tutorial Website (http://trainz.shaneturner.co.uk/tutorials/)

Updating DirectX - http://trainz.shaneturner.co.uk/tutorials/index.php?page=updating-directx
Running software as an administrator - http://trainz.shaneturner.co.uk/tutorials/index.php?page=running-as-administrator
Common Patching Errors - http://trainz.shaneturner.co.uk/tutorials/index.php?page=common-patching-errors
Dealing with Black or Multicolour Textures - http://trainz.shaneturner.co.uk/tutorials/index.php?page=black-textures-issue
Running a command-line database repair - http://trainz.shaneturner.co.uk/tutorials/index.php?page=command-line-database-repair
Enabling/Disabling the Performance Statistics - http://trainz.shaneturner.co.uk/tutorials/index.php?page=enabling-disabling-the-performance-statistics
Dealing with High Buffer Count assets - http://trainz.shaneturner.co.uk/tut...g-content-that-causes-disappearing-baseboards
How to run the Check Disk tool in Windows XP and later - http://trainz.shaneturner.co.uk/tutorials/index.php?page=running-a-check-disk
Removing Trainz using Revo Uninstaller - http://trainz.shaneturner.co.uk/tutorials/index.php?page=how-to-remove-trainz-using-revo-uninstaller
Installing Content Updates using Content Manager - http://trainz.shaneturner.co.uk/tutorials/index.php?page=content-updating-in-ts2009-and-above
Patching Tutorial for TS2009 and later - http://trainz.shaneturner.co.uk/tutorials/index.php/home/patchingtutorial
Patch Links for TS2009,TS2010, and TS12 - http://trainz.shaneturner.co.uk/tutorials/index.php/trainzpatchlinks
Trainz Guides - http://trainz.shaneturner.co.uk/tutorials/?page=guides
Content Manager Guides (subsection of Trainz Guides): http://trainz.shaneturner.co.uk/tutorials/?page=content-manager-guides
Making Speedtrees appear in Surveyor Lists - http://trainz.shaneturner.co.uk/tut...ing-with-speedtree-not-showing-in-list-issues
Newbie Guide - http://trainz.shaneturner.co.uk/tutorials/index.php/home/new-user-guides---ts2009-ts2010-and-ts12
Showing database process (Taddaemon and TrainzUtil) icons/windows - http://trainz.shaneturner.co.uk/tut...make-taddaemon-and-trainzutil-windows-visible
Trainz Tools - http://trainz.shaneturner.co.uk/tutorials/index.php/en/home/utilities
Merging Tutorial - http://trainz.shaneturner.co.uk/tutorials/index.php/en/home/tutorials/merging-tutorial
3rd Party Trainz Utilities - http://trainz.shaneturner.co.uk/tutorials/index.php/en/home/utilities/3rd-party-trainz-utilities
PEVSOft Tools - http://trainz.shaneturner.co.uk/tut...d-party-trainz-utilities/pevsoft-trainz-tools

Trainz Technical and Operational Tips and Tricks blog (http://forums.auran.com/trainz/blog.php?204888)
Using my PC Information Application - http://forums.auran.com/trainz/entry.php?140-Tutorial-How-to-use-my-PC-Information-Application
Downloading Assets using TrainzUtil (TS2009 SP4 and later) - http://forums.auran.com/trainz/entr...9-SP4-and-later-(possible-Invalid-Content-fix)
Using the Archiver feature in Content Manager - http://forums.auran.com/trainz/entry.php?101-Using-the-Archiver-in-TRS2006-and-later-versions
Recovering 'lost' assets that were created whilst not running as administrator - http://forums.auran.com/trainz/entr...g-lost-assets-created-before-running-as-admin
Dealing with Hidden Layer issues - http://forums.auran.com/trainz/entry.php?56-Tip-Trick-Solving-the-Train-on-Hidden-Layer-issue (note: due to the search feature not working properly, I have yet to add the info for TS2009 SP4)
Dealing with Black and Multicolour Textures - http://forums.auran.com/trainz/entr...aling-with-the-Black-and-Multicolour-Textures
Displaying non-favourite routes (Why are my custom routes not displaying?) - http://forums.auran.com/trainz/entry.php?22-Tip-Trick-Displaying-non-favourite-Routes
Dealing with filename problems with Simulator Central downloads - http://forums.auran.com/trainz/entr...things-to-watch-out-for-and-how-to-solve-them
Dealing with unreadable/fuzzy text - http://forums.auran.com/trainz/entry.php?443-Tip-Trick-Having-problems-with-unreadable-text-Try-this
Trainz Technical FAQ - http://forums.auran.com/trainz/entry.php?458-Trainz-Technical-FAQ-My-Version
Trainz Protocol Changer - more information:http://forums.auran.com/trainz/entr...ocol-Changer-fix-broken-Download-Helper-links

My Youtube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/shaneturner12)
Fixing texture compression issues - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhsmH3YL3TA

TrainzTutorials.com Tutorials
Asset Repair Guides for Trainz: A New Era - http://www.trainztutorials.com/index.php?page=trainz-a-new-era-asset-repair-guides
Trainz A New Era Basics Guide - http://trainztutorials.com/index.php?page=trainz-a-new-era-the-basics

Hopefully this list will help others.

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I'm going to copy a link to this, fed up of folk starting threads asking the same questions without bothering to do a search.
Good idea. I'm keeping all the links on this thread anyway - it should help others as well.


P.S. I also get fed up of people not checking if their problem is already covered before asking a new question. (I know the search facility is not working properly,but Google is)
Yes, I can look into that - it may take a few hours though, as I'm not going to be near my computer for part of the day.

I noticed your tutorial link on my thread (attached to your signature), and so I decided to stop by --- Just looked at your site --- may I say it's well done, and incredibly informative for any novice or advance person to the world of trainz!

I am a sucker for tutorials, so thank you for taking time and setting these things up, Shane!!!

Thankyou for your comment Ish.:)

It's amazing what a bit of Trainz knowledge can do. (Strangely enough, I'm even converting certain tutorials into video format - look for shaneturner12 on Youtube to see what I've done so far.

You will probably also notice that my blog on this site also contains tutorials as well.

Thanks a ton for these shane, your a big help and addition to the trainz community and game as a whole!
Hi Enzo1,

Thankyou for your comment.

As the first post does state, there are other non-tutorials available as well on both the site and the blog, for those who may require them.

I am happy enough to support the community as much as I can with my knowledge - it may not get me a lot further up the ladder, but if it helps other forum users, then I'm happy enough to keep the tutorials up.

Hi Shane,

Yeah, I noticed the blog section on your site, which I have bookmarked; However, I did not find any links to your you tube videos! Yes, I will type your name and subscribed to youtube video channel, since I feel that video tutorials makes it much easier for folks to follow the steps; Still, a direct link from here to your video would be beneficialal to us all!

Thanks for reading post!
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I haven't yet added the link, but it will be added to this thread as well.

The thread related to it is in the General Trainz forum.


EDIT: Youtube video information has been added to the first post.
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I haven't yet added the link, but it will be added to this thread as well.

The thread related to it is in the General Trainz forum.


EDIT: Youtube video information has been added to the first post.

Excellent, Shane!

PS Post a comment at your channel!!! :wave:
I have now added some more information on the channel, and will be uploading videos as time permits (and once my TS2009 SP4 decides it's going to work properly).


P.S. I noticed your comment - thankyou for leaving me a comment.
Another good source of Trainz info. I know the Youtube tutorial is video but could you add a bit of audio too? No need to say what you're doing, we can see that but why are you doing it? It's the why that often stumps the beginner and not so beginner.
I will look into that when I come to update the videos - it's difficult though to synchronise the audio and video portions due to the software I'm using to create the video (which is not Fraps).

Thankyou for your comments, they are appreciated.

How about adding a brief one for displaying taddeamon in a window, then people won't shut their computers down before it closes. This causes many problems.
Options, developer, tick show database process window.
Certainly. Once I'm next at my system I will get that created.


EDIT: The tutorial has been created, and a link to it is present in the first post in this thread, as well as from the Tutorials page on the site.
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Dear shaneturner12.

I purchased a new computer with windows home premium ever since than I have nothing but trouble trying to run trainz T12
A; it always runs a content check
B; it freezes frequently, in cdp/ whilst downloading/or trying to play trainz and it really frustates me
C; i have chanaged to run as administrator
D; the trainz diagnotics have all been passed wehen loaded T12
E; i have un/re installed T12 several times but no luck
F; give me windows xp anytime
G; have updated to directx 10

any assistance would be appreciated


You can email me if you want to jw475271@bigpond.com if you are allowed on forums??????