Hello and welcome to Suburban Glasgow Phase 5.2!
Note that the fully functioning version in the Workshop only contains Phase 4. If you want to use Phase 5 you will need to install the Workshop version and then the Detail Pack, as outlined below. This will change in mid 2019, with the entire Phase being available on the Workshop.
Detailed installation instructions are included further down this page.
Bare Detail Pack
The bare detail pack only contains the route and route specific assets.
Download from this link->NCL-5.2e-bare.rwp
|Full Detail Pack||NCL-5.2e||
The full detail pack contains the route, route specific assets and also the core reskin pack for the 303, 318, 320 and 334. I recommend installing this pack unless you have these reskins already and made changes to them. You can reinstall the pack as often as you like.
Download from this link->NCL-5.2e-full.rwp
The version is displayed in a marker at the end of Finnieston siding (the siding beside Exhibition Centre Station).
Note, if the version is displaying as anything other than 5.2e then you don't have the latest one.
Here it is->Workshop Route
Note, use the same instructions for both the bare and full detail packs. These instructions assume you know how to use basic navigation in Windows Explorer:
Please note, these instructions previously only covered the installation of the Detail Pack. As many people were having difficulty understanding the connection between the Workshop route and the Detail Pack, I have now extended them to describe the entire installation of the route from scratch (or from upgrading a previous version)
0. The "pre" step is only for people who have the route installed already and does not
need to be attempted if you are installing from scratch. You have the choice of either removing the route before upgrading it (be aware that you will lose all the scenarios you have added). To remove the route completely, just go in to the Build Menu in the sim and remove it using the options there. Very straightforward.
If you prefer to upgrade it instead, you can do. Just follow the instructions below, but ensuring you do the version check in Exhibition Centre Station between the completion of the Workshop and the installation of the Detail Pack. If you do not do this then it's very likely your installation will fail.
1. Subscribe to the Workshop route, Suburban Glasgow, from this link
2. Watch Steam for the download completing.
3. Once the download has completed, start the sim. Let the main menu
screen come up and wait for a few seconds.
4. There are different ways to make sure the Workshop route has installed correctly.
You may have your own way, but this is what I suggest if you're unsure. Once you're sitting at the main manu, as per 3 above, go away and make a cup of coffee or go to the shops or something - just make sure you leave it sitting at the main menu and doing nothing. It takes a few minutes to actually install, so you need to just let it do so. Even leave it overnight at this stage if you want!!! Note that this is something that can apply to any Workshop download, although Suburban Glasgow is a bit worse in this respect because it's so big. There's no "this is now installed" message from the Workshop (there absolutely should be), which I think is why so many people start the next step too early, which to be honest, is the cause of all the problems people have had!
It's important to know that the download completing in the Steam window does NOT indicate the Workshop route has installed successfully, which is why I always emphasise the next step before looking at the detail pack.
5. Restart the sim. Go in to the "Build" menu and ensure Suburban Glasgow is
listed. If you are installing from scratch then this is all you need to do and you can go to step 6. If you are upgrading from a previous version then you should start the route (either from Build or from one of the Drive options) and go to Exhibition Centre (two stops west from Central Low Level) and verify the version in the siding matches the version listed above. Do not touch the detail pack until this is the case. Note, the route is not completely installed yet so don't expect it to work properly. The purpose of the Workshop route at all is so the Copyrighted parts of the route (from WCMLNorth, and soon to be Edinburgh to Glasgow and WHL South) are distributed legally. The Detail Pack adds in my bits!
6. Next up, unsubscribe from the Workshop route. Yes, this might sound
counterintuitive, but remember that unsubscribing from a Workshop item does not remove it, it only prevents you getting updates to it. You need to do this as, if you're subscribed to it, then the Workshop is smart enough to know if you have an old version and update it automatically. Unfortunately, it's not smart enough to know that the detail pack is not an old version as it doesn't match what it has online! So this means if you are still subscribed when you install the detail pack, then the Workshop will come and overwrite it the first time you restart the sim.
7. So to the rest of the installation. Firstly, ensure you have the following UKTrainSim
Freeware packs installed:
Blocks and Lofts
These can be downloaded from http://www.uktrainsim.com/freewarepacks
There are instructions for installing them on their website but it really isn't difficult! You can download them for free (I did the first time) at a significantly reduced speed or pay a small premium to get something a bit more bearable.
Note you only have to do this once, even for subsequent releases of Suburban Glasgow. If you do not wish to download the Freeware packs then I'm afraid the detail pack will break your Suburban Glasgow route so do not continue with the steps below!!
8. Next, set up Utilities.exe to run. If you have already done this then you can skip
this step. This is a generic installation tool for Railworks/Train Simulator and is used to install files that end in .rwp. (rwp stands for Railworks package).
Open Windows Explorer and find your Railworks directory. This will usually be in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\RailWorks but can vary. If your Railworks directory is in a different location then I imagine you will already know this, so you can continue! The screenshot below shows Utilities.exe on my own PC:
Double click on it to start the tool. Your PC might ask you if you're sure you want to do this so confirm when asked. I also have Utilities.exe as a shortcut as I use it all the time - I recommend doing the same. Note, on some PCs this might just be called Utilities.
Once it is running, you will see a window like this:
Click on the Package Manager tab and then click Refresh. You will see the main Package Manager window now which looks like this:
9. If you have not already done so, download the detail pack from the link at the top
of this page. Make a note of the location you save it to.
10. Click Install in the Utilities tool. You will see the window like this:
Navigate to where you saved the detail pack to and select it, then click Open.
The detail pack will then go through the installation. Once it's completed, click Refresh to refresh the Window. NCL-x.x will show in the list.
11. Now you will have the new route tiles installed and a lot of my custom
assets, like the Erskine Bridge etc. However, there remains one last step to copy reskins in to the Suburban Glasgow assets directory. Reskins are repaints of existing 3D assets, but they cannot be fully distributed with the route for copyright reasons.
Back in Windows Explorer, which should hopefully still be in your Railworks directory, navigate to RailWorks\Assets\tluamiani\NCL and look for the bat file work_reskins.bat. A screenshot of it is shown below. Note, on some PCs it may just be called work_reskins, depending on your settings:
Double click this and follow the prompts (which should consist of pressing return a few times!). Once this is completed you have the Detail Pack installed.
12. If you have issues with the route once installed, then take a look at the
troubleshooting page! As a last resort you can get in touch with me using the Contact Us link above.