View Full Version : A rather, uh, odd thing....

June 19th, 2010, 06:49 AM

Occasionally, very occasionally, trainz 2006 will freeze for a couple of seconds, then when it unfreezes, all (many) of the textures of various things ranging from objects, terrain and splines seems to 'swap around'. Like for example, a ground texture will turn to a brick wall texture, and the spline tab in surveyor will turn to a tree texture. Its quite surreal. :eek: I know If you are reading this you probably think 'this guy is either insane or smoking something strong'. I assure you I was not at the time, so here is a screen shot:


Here in this case, you can see one of the road splines has turned into the 'add' button, some distant ground textures have turned into the 'get gradient' button, various buildings have turned to grass, there is an 'I love trainz' texture I have never seen before, the 'trackside' button has become a piece of chainlink fence, some of the track has become psychadelic.....
This doesnt happen often, just evry now and then.....

Even if I escape back to the main menu, the menu text has turned to a barbed wire fence texture! Quitting trainz and re starting fixes the problem completely with no harm done. Just thought I'd share this little oddity!

June 19th, 2010, 07:40 AM
How much memory do you have?

Thanks John

June 19th, 2010, 08:48 AM
I have 3Gb

June 19th, 2010, 10:36 AM
This looks like a bad video card or driver.

Do you keep your system cool? The video card could be overheating, and that can cause weird things to happen too.


June 19th, 2010, 03:14 PM
Thats funny, but definitely a hardware problem. Check your graphics card and drivers. Check for something getting too hot.

June 19th, 2010, 05:48 PM
I had something similar a long time ago (on a 6600GT), it turned out to be the RAM on the video card being on it's last legs. Be prepared for a new video card purchase in your near future :P