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Nick_NZASimulations asked NJSim commented

[CTD] Having 2 Biome Overrides Packages in Community Folder causes CTD

If you have 2x Custom Biome Override Packages in the Community Folder, it causes a CTD when loading in the simulator.

I have attached 2x simple test overrides. They both have massive blue or red trees.

Package 1: Ecoregions in New Zealand - Species Pines
Package 2: Ego Regions in Florida - Species Shrubs

If you have 1 installed at a time, they work fine individually.

This is a problem as we are unable to do custom biomes for a single region around our sceneries without affecting someone else’s package in a completely different region/global mod.

They use different trees types, and different species names

I have tried doing different folder names, as this used to be an issue with some other folder structures, but it seems like it must be /PackageName/vegetation/ otherwise it doesn’t load in the addon.


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FlyingRaccoon avatar image FlyingRaccoon ♦♦ commented ·
Hello @Nick_NZASimulations

That's an issue we were tracking and your input will help.
I was able to reproduce the crash, I'll let you know when a fix is pushed.

Thank you.


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Nick_NZASimulations avatar image Nick_NZASimulations FlyingRaccoon ♦♦ commented ·
Thanks very much for your help.
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rhumbaflappy avatar image rhumbaflappy commented ·
Just bumping this. I also have had problems. perhaps a more detailed sample from Asobo could help.
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NJSim avatar image NJSim commented ·

Same issue possibly. All fine with two installed, CTD with three.

Bumping this as well. I believe I'm encountering the same issue. Although, in my case, it seems I can have two sceneries with custom biomes in my Community folder, but as soon as I have three, instant CTD trying to launch the sim.

I'm testing two of my sceneries after reported CTDs in conflict with another addon that also uses custom biome definitions. I've reviewed files in both my addons and the other third party's (so three addons with custom biomes), and I've not seen anything formatted incorrectly. Also of note, I'm also testing against REX Accuseason which includes custom biomes, but they use the same file names for the vegetation xml's that the base sim uses, so perhaps that factors into this.

I've tested all possible combinations of which addons are installed, and the only common denominator is that when I have more than two packages with custom biomes (REX AccuSeason excluded as that seems to have no effect), it results in a CTD upon sim loading. All packages load successfully, as long as there is no more than two.

I have no idea how many packages are floating around out there that have custom biomes defined, but perhaps this could be a big issue if simmers are crashing because they have more than two (or perhaps another arbitrary number) of addons installed which fall into this category.

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