Trouble uninstalling TS 2009

hholdenaz

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Ok, before you ask, I'm trying to uninstall TS 2009 so I can therefore get rid of the S&C addon and install SP4. But unfortunately, for some odd reason, everytime I try, it gets an error. While I can't describe it right now, is there a way to uninstall it with S&C included?
 
Without the specific error message, kind of hard to help. You mean just highlighting the TS2009 folder and clicking on Delete doesn't work? A permission issue?
 
This sounds familiar. Has the previous install of S&C 2009 into TS2009 overwritten the original TS2009 uninstall.exe in the parent directory?
 
Without the specific error message, kind of hard to help. You mean just highlighting the TS2009 folder and clicking on Delete doesn't work? A permission issue?

I don't know if double posting is allowed, but here's the actual problem:

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I tried it from the folder too, same result.
 
It's simple...

Uninstall your TS2009 directory. You might have to do this with admin rights if prompted. Once you do that, delete any shortcuts and then run CC-Cleaner or something like that to clean up the pieces.

What causes this?

When installing updates or patches in TS2009 and even TS2010, the info file called .uninstall.dat isn't updated to reflect the newer files. This file is used by the uninstall.exe to know which files to delete, but since the file has the wrong files listed, uninstall.exe complains and fails.

N3V isn't the only one who as fallen victim of this. This is caused by the software used to build the install package. In the old days I used to use Vice which was very common and caused this issue all the time.

John
 
It's simple...

Uninstall your TS2009 directory. You might have to do this with admin rights if prompted. Once you do that, delete any shortcuts and then run CC-Cleaner or something like that to clean up the pieces.

What causes this?

When installing updates or patches in TS2009 and even TS2010, the info file called .uninstall.dat isn't updated to reflect the newer files. This file is used by the uninstall.exe to know which files to delete, but since the file has the wrong files listed, uninstall.exe complains and fails.

N3V isn't the only one who as fallen victim of this. This is caused by the software used to build the install package. In the old days I used to use Vice which was very common and caused this issue all the time.

John

Good idea, but how do I uninstall it? Like I said, I get that error every time I try. Should I delete the folders like martinvk suggested?
 
Good idea, but how do I uninstall it? Like I said, I get that error every time I try. Should I delete the folders like martinvk suggested?

Forget about the Control Panel. Close it and ensure that Trainz or CM are not running as well. Delete the TS2009 folder by going into Windows Explorer. It might be in C:\Program Files(x86)\N3V\TS2009. Go in and delete the TS2009 folder if you have other Trainz versions installed.

John
 
Forget about the Control Panel. Close it and ensure that Trainz or CM are not running as well. Delete the TS2009 folder by going into Windows Explorer. It might be in C:\Program Files(x86)\N3V\TS2009. Go in and delete the TS2009 folder if you have other Trainz versions installed.

John

Actually, I did that earlier, but restored it since I didn't know what you meant. So now I'm deleting it again!

So once it's in the recycle bin, what's the next step? Delete the folder or the shortcut?
 
Actually, I did that earlier, but restored it since I didn't know what you meant. So now I'm deleting it again!

So once it's in the recycle bin, what's the next step? Delete the folder or the shortcut?

Remove both and then empty the recycle bin. You don't need it anymore if you're installing the content into TS12, right, since it doesn't work in CE.

John
 
Remove both and then empty the recycle bin. You don't need it anymore if you're installing the content into TS12, right, since it doesn't work in CE.

John

Actually, I'm importing it from 2009 INTO T:ANE. TS 12 doesn't work on my Toshiba computer anymore: everytime I play, I get another unrelated error when I try to start it that even restarting or reinstalling doesn't fix. But 2009 and TANE do.
 
Don't bother trying to import any DLC addon packs into T:ANE at this stage, as the facilities to do so are not present yet. Once N3V have added the necessary code, it will be via the in-game download system not the old .ja file method.

Shane
 
Don't bother trying to import any DLC addon packs into T:ANE at this stage, as the facilities to do so are not present yet. Once N3V have added the necessary code, it will be via the in-game download system not the old .ja file method.

Shane

Really? It actually has proven to be possible. For example, the files work well, aside from errors that need fixing.
 
At this time, the only point to importing older content into CE is to check if it works and identify any potential issues that will have to be addressed before the final release. Naturally this is only meaningful if you are the creator of the asset and can fix what is reported faulty. The big caveat in all this is that the current CE is not exactly what the final version will be so some errors could be false positives.
 
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