CSX MP15DC YN3 for SPG - v2.0
Uploaded by TheShotte · Created one month ago · Updated one month ago · 12× · 539×
New! Updated to version 2.0!
If you've downloaded prior to June 29th, 2021, please download "SPG_CSX_MP15DC_YN3_V2.0.zip" and overwrite the original files to update.
What This Mod Does
Gameplay: Adds the CSX MP15DC in YN3 livery and replaces the GP-38 in 15 Cumberland Yard Services as well as adding it to the Cumberland Switchback Scenario. This is not a reskin . The original Caltrain MP15DC CT is still fully available for use on the Peninsula Corridor route, this mod simply adds a variant of the MP15DC, in YN3 livery, that is completely independent of the Caltrain loco. However, you do need to own the actual MP15DC add-on in order to be able to use this mod.
Locomotive: The model itself had to be modified just to allow for a proper CSX logo on the loco, not to mention the new paintjob and decals. I had to modify and re-import both the Exterior and Cab meshes of the locomotive. The resulting model is a fairly accurate representation of an actual CSX MP15DC in YN3 livery. Furthermore, once imported into Unreal, proper paths had to be set to the assets used by the locomotive to essentially make it possible to turn it into a stand-alone locomotive independent of the Caltrain one (although they do share some features).
Also provided in the zip file for Version 1.1 is "TS2Prototype-TS-SPG-CSX-MP15DC-FlippedFormation.pak" (created by Yuri), which is an alternate Nose to Nose formation for the majority of the services to spice things up. If you wish to use this Nose to Nose (Cabs out) MP15DCs , please install this file along with the main mod pak following the instructions below.
⦁ Separated the loco into it's own entity, thus leaving the Caltrain version of the MP15DC intact - this part actually entailed a whole lot of development
⦁ Adjusted the glossiness of both inside and outside of the loco
⦁ Other miscellaneous tweaks
⦁ Fixed some vertices weighting issues with decals (visible in v1.1 with rear cab door open)
⦁ Corrected the CSX logo tone a bit to match it's counterparts
⦁ Edited the textures and made sure there are no mis-textured parts, also changed the tone of the blue color ever so slightly to match existing stock a tad bit better, and a bunch of other touchups
⦁ Corrected various smoothing issues on both the Exterior and Cab meshes, overall presentation should be better
⦁ Removed Brake Cut-out and compartment from the Exterior model
⦁ Removed roof scoop from the Exterior model
⦁ Removed the 2 blank screens from the Cab model (top of control stand)
⦁ Added more decals (Watch Your Step, F (front) decal)
⦁ Added proper CSX MP15DC road numbers 1140 - 1149 (initial release used only 2 from original release)
⦁ Other misc. corrections
Version 1.0 - Initial Release
⦁ Substituted GP-38 with MP15DC on 15 Cumberland Yard Services
⦁ Added MP15DC to Cumberland Switchback
⦁ New menu Thumbnail
⦁ Modified Exterior Model of MP15DC
⦁ -- Removed the polygons for the old Caltrain decal along with the hinge covers
⦁ -- Extensively changed UV map to allow for new livery
⦁ -- Added CSX logo decals to both sides, and remapped the hinges underneath the Logo so that the paint on the hinges matches
⦁ -- Added a bunch of decals all around the loco
⦁ -- Changed road numbers to all be 4 digit
⦁ -- Modeled and UV mapped new ditch light box, moved up all ditch lights to be accurate and on the same height as all CSX locos
⦁ -- Removed number board hood from the front of the cab, moved Horn to main roof (was on top of the removed hood)
⦁ -- Added number boards to the front of the nose
⦁ -- Deleted cup holder looking thing that was above the left ditch light on both front and back of loco (it's not present on CSX MP15DCs)
⦁ -- Besides the glass and like 2 cab textures (dials and whatnot), all other textures and maps were changed, some created entirely from scratch
⦁ Modified Cab Model of MP15DC
⦁ -- Changed road numbers to 4 digits
⦁ -- Modified/Removed some other decals
⦁ -- Fixed Rain FX/wiper not working on the front left cab door present on vanilla MP15DC
Yuri - MP15DC SPG Services and Substitution, Cumberland Switchback loco substitution, changing road numbers, ~50% Base Color Texture, moral support. Overall awesome person.
TheShotte - Models and changes for both Exterior and Cab models along with TSW2 engine import, 50% Base Color Texture, with a few new materials and countless other texture maps.
Huge thank you to Will from T.S.C. Discord for his incredible help (in more ways than I can describe), I'm not sure if v2.0 would be possible without him. Also, thank you to Schnauzapowahz for his overview videos. You can watch Schnauzapowahz' video below:
Please do not redistribute this file without permission. If you plan on using this for your own mods, please get our permission to do so first.
Note: If you do not own the Peninsula Corridor Route and the MP15DC, but would like to play, you only need to purchase the Caltrain MP15DC Diesel Switcher Loco Add-On to play this mod. Naturally, any services or scenarios for the add-on that would be playable on the Peninsula Corridor Route will be unavailable to you. However I have not personally confirmed this yet, this will be the next thing I tackle after 1.2 release.
⦁ Download and extract the contents of "SPG_CSX_MP15DC_YN3_V1.2.zip" to a location on your Hard Drive.
⦁ From the extracted files, copy the file "TS2Prototype-TS-SPG-CSX-MP15DC.pak" into '(GAME_LOCATION)\WindowsNoEditor\TS2Prototype\Content\DLC', if you had a previous version of the mod, make sure you overwrite the old file.
⦁ If you wish to use the alternate Cabs Out (Noe to Nose) MP15DC formations, also copy "TS2Prototype-TS-SPG-CSX-MP15DC-FlippedFormation.pak" along with the above file into your "DLC" directory.
(GAME_LOCATION) being the game directory ex. 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Train Sim World 2'
NOTE: Please remove any other modifications that may alter the MP15DC Locomotive. An example of such a modification would be the "Amtrak MP15DC" mod by Yuri (a.k.a. Anna_AWVR).
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