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Map not working when zipped

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Created19.06.2014 01:02

Ian Poole (Unknown) 19.06.2014 01:06
Hi all, with a map in the mods folder unzipped I can start a single player game and it works great. As soon as I zip it up, keep the zipped version in the mods folder and remove the original folder version, the map will not load in order to play even in single player mode.

I am using zip and not rar, I've just returned to the map after a year since it was made, I'm using the latest GE editor - v5.5.2 I have loaded the map in the editor and saved it before zipping, but still no luck.

Any ideas what could be wrong here?


Emil Drefers (Unknown) 19.06.2014 08:18
Hi Ian,

Did you zip the folder of your map or the content of the folder?
You only need to zip the content.

If the log.txt (in the folder: "My Documents/My Games/FarmingSimulator2013") says something like:

Load mod: myModMap
Error: Failed to open xml file C:/Users/username/Documents/My Games/FarmingSimulator2013/mods/myModMap/modDesc.xml'
Error: Missing descVersion attribute in mod myModMap

then you did it wrong.

Please let us know if this is of any help for you.
If not, we'll see what to check next.
Maybe explain what "will not load" means ... does the map show up in the game but you're not able to start/load it or is it not loaded at all?
Maybe your log could give some hints - could you show it to us?


Ian Poole (Unknown) 19.06.2014 11:18
Hi Emil,

I did zip up the contents correctly as you explained, I can provide a link to the download of the map should you wish?

The Log Txt doesnt really give much away,I have included it below, I have another map which is also an older one and does the same. The log txt records to the same point then stops.

Playing in Single player on both maps is ok, works great, its only when zipped it remains on "Loading .... Please wait" but doesnt freeze, the little circles to show its loading continue to spin lol.

Log text .....

GIANTS Engine Runtime 5.0.1 (build date: Mar 31 2014)
Copyright (c) 2008-2012, GIANTS Software GmbH (, All Rights Reserved.
Copyright (c) 2003-2012, Christian Ammann and Stefan Geiger, All Rights Reserved.
Application: FarmingSimulator2013
Main System
Cpu Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz
Cpu Core(s): 8 @ 2.9 GHZ
OS: Windows NT 6.1 64-bit
Physics System
Driver: NVIDIA PhysX Runtime
Version: 2.8.4
Thread(s): 2
Input System
Keyboard enabled
Mouse enabled
Gamepad/Joystick enabled
Force Feedback disabled
Sound System
Driver: OpenAL
Version: 1.1
Device: Generic Software
Max. sources: 256
Render System
Driver: OpenGL
Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
Renderer: GeForce GTX 650 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
Version: 4.4.0
max_texture_layers: 8
OpenGL initialization successful
Hardware Profile
Level: High (auto)
View Distance Coeff: 1.100000
Shadow Quality: 1.000000
Skip Mipmaps: 0
LOD Distance Coeff: 1.100000
Terrain LOD Distance Coeff: 1.500000
Foliage View Distance Coeff: 1.400000
Farming Simulator 2013 INT
Version: RC3
Available Languages: en de fr es it ru jp
Language: en
Game vehicle types loaded
Mod directory: C:/Users/Yip/Documents/My Games/FarmingSimulator2013/mods
Load mod: FarmingSimulator2013ClassicsPack
Load mod: lamborghiniR6_125
Load dlc: pdlc_titaniumAddon
Load dlc: pdlc_ursusAddon
Load mod: Rannoch
Register vehicle type: FarmingSimulator2013ClassicsPack.DLCBaleloader
Register vehicle type: FarmingSimulator2013ClassicsPack.FahrAPNBaler
Register vehicle type: FarmingSimulator2013ClassicsPack.tractor_cylindered
Register vehicle type: FarmingSimulator2013ClassicsPack.frontloader_cylindered
Register vehicle type: FarmingSimulator2013ClassicsPack.selfPropelledForageWagon
Register vehicle type: pdlc_titaniumAddon.tractor_wheelExtension
Register vehicle type: pdlc_titaniumAddon.truck
Register vehicle type: pdlc_titaniumAddon.tractor_visualWheels
Register vehicle type: pdlc_titaniumAddon.augerWagon
Register vehicle type: pdlc_titaniumAddon.combine_extended_crawler
Register vehicle type: pdlc_titaniumAddon.combine_extended
Register vehicle type: pdlc_titaniumAddon.kroneEasyFlow
Register vehicle type: pdlc_titaniumAddon.cutter_mouseControlled
Register vehicle type: pdlc_titaniumAddon.cutter_builtInCutterTrailer
Register vehicle type: pdlc_titaniumAddon.swadro2000
Register vehicle type: pdlc_titaniumAddon.kotteSlurryTank
Register vehicle type: pdlc_titaniumAddon.sowingMachine_foldableRidgeMarker
Register vehicle type: pdlc_ursusAddon.oldtimer
Register vehicle type: pdlc_ursusAddon.baleWrapper
Register vehicle type: pdlc_ursusAddon.baleGrab
Register vehicle type: pdlc_ursusAddon.dlcBaleLoader
Loading shader WAD 'C:/Users/Yip/Documents/My Games/FarmingSimulator2013/shader_cache/shader_3_1_1024_512_OGL_NV_8.wad' ... 399 hashes, 706 shaders, 898587 bytes compressed
data/sky/sky_day_night.i3d (0.00mb in 155.97 ms)
data/sky/rain.i3d (0.00mb in 26.13 ms)
data/sky/hail.i3d (0.00mb in 16.38 ms)
Application exit request forced.

Emil Drefers (Unknown) 20.06.2014 07:46
Hi Ian,

yep, the Log does not show any errors, so a download link to your map would propably be a good idea.
Maybe i can reproduce the error.


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