In the same spirit as the Having a problem? thread, here are some fairly common problems in Automation and how to solve them.
If the problem is not listed here, remember to use the search function and in case you decide to post your problem, follow these guidelines.
THERE ARE MISSING FILES/MY GAME WON’T START/REBEL MODS THAT WON’T GO AWAY
The first thing to do (actually it can solve a lot of issues) is go to steam, right click automation > local files > verify integrity of game cache.
If you have missing mods, or a mod that resist to go even after unsuscribe, make sure to unsuscribe in steam, then go to the game folder (Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Automation), and delete everything inside GameData (except the CAMSO folder) and click verify integrity of game cache. That should make Steam to re-download only the subscribed mods properly.
DIRECTX DIRECT3D COULD NOT BE FOUND
You can either download and install it yourself here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-nz/download/details.aspx?id=8109
Or Right click Automation in Steam, Properties. Local Files, Browse Local Files. _CommonRedist, DirectX, Jun2010 and run DXSETUP.exe
UNABLE TO CREATE USER DIRECTORIES
The Solution is to Right Click -> Properties on Documents\My Games folder. Security Tab -> Edit… -> Add… Enter “Everyone” (without quotes) in the Object names to select area. Click OK. Then check on Allow for all Permissions for “Everyone”… Or to set the saving path into another folder. (E.g. C :Games)
If you select a car, but it has a pink body, you need to go to the game folder. Inside steam, right click Automation > properties > local files> browse local files, or go directly to > Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Automation\
Inside Game data, you need to search the folder of body is causing you problems, use the search function to find it easier. There, open the LUA file with notepad or notepad++ and search the list of materials, it goes something like this:
Make sure every element in the list is between quotation marks (as above) and save the file.
MY CARS AND ENGINE DISSAPEAR AFTER I RESTART THE GAME
It might be a saving path issue. Start automation and in the launcher click options and make sure the saving path is actually were automation is saving your cars. The default is documents/mygames/automation
I DID A CAR, AND NOW I CAN’T OPEN IT AGAIN!
The first thing to do is inside documents/mygames/automation delete the next folders: engineering, factories and production and re-start the game. If that doesn’t help, try renaming the automation folder (something like automation_backup or something) and re-start the game. This should force the game to create a new folder. If the game re-starts properly and you can work in new cars, most likely the car you can’t open will be corrupted, sorry.
FATAL ERROR LOADING INIT – THE GOGGLES
Same as the car that doesn’t open, just rename the automation folder in my documents, to force the game to create a new folder. Also try to verify game cache.
THE TEST TRACK CRASHES!/CAR TOO SLOW
Before posting the bug, make sure your car is well designed, not too thin tires, not crazy aero, too little power, really long gearing, ridiculously cooling or drag… stuff like that. Puting a 1500kg car with 6hp to run might create problems.
##UI AND GRAPHICAL BUGS
Since the devs are moving to the unreal engine, most likely that will be addressed with the new engine, since there is not much point of re-doing the assets or the UI, unless is quite obvious or game breaking.
ENGINE PLACEMENT BUG
For some reason, you can put long L6 in AWD, but not in RWD in some bodies, the same with V6s, where sometimes even a larger engine will fit, but not a V6. All of these are known bugs, and it has to do with the drivetrain placement.
WILL MY GIRLFRIEND EVER COME BACK?
Sorry lad, but that’s out of the scope of the game (as well as hybrids and rotary engines).
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