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Missing Graphics 24/10/2020 at 18:59 #133298
Legoclown55
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Hello,

I have just downloaded SimSig again and I am missing the telephone and incident report graphics and all the signal posts.

Any help would be appreciated.

Sam


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Missing Graphics 24/10/2020 at 19:13 #133299
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Two thoughts here, Firstly, assuming that this happens for you every time, and secondly, unsure if you've tried this, but have you tried reinstalling the system files?

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Missing Graphics 24/10/2020 at 19:23 #133300
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pedroathome in post 133299 said:
Two thoughts here, Firstly, assuming that this happens for you every time, and secondly, unsure if you've tried this, but have you tried reinstalling the system files?

James
Yes it happens every time and Yes I have tried to reinstall it.

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Missing Graphics 24/10/2020 at 21:18 #133305
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You're also missing some signal stems, and arrows on yards and bays. Also the signal box icon next to the West Yard is mangled.

We had problems in a distant past when people with Windows Vista were not able to see these arrows and had to click around to guess where they were. But from your screenshot it's apparent that you use Windows 10.

Did you perhaps reload a save made by an earlier version of SimSig? A while ago, somewhere in the 4.x versions there was an update that broke signal stems on old saved games.

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Missing Graphics 24/10/2020 at 21:21 #133306
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Albert in post 133305 said:
You're also missing some signal stems, and arrows on yards and bays. Also the signal box icon next to the West Yard is mangled.

We had problems in a distant past when people with Windows Vista were not able to see these arrows and had to click around to guess where they were. But from your screenshot it's apparent that you use Windows 10.

Did you perhaps reload a save made by an earlier version of SimSig? A while ago, somewhere in the 4.x versions there was an update that broke signal stems on old saved games.
You haven't managed something crazy like updating from Windows Vista to 10 without at some point having done a clean install?

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Missing Graphics 24/10/2020 at 21:36 #133310
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Are you using a mobile version of windows?

That looks to be a very small screen resolution, and the font characters that are missing all in the extended ASCII range. I have a hunch some more lightweight operating systems don't access the extended ASCII character map; but there is zero technical knowledge behind that hunch, and assumes your operating system.

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Missing Graphics 24/10/2020 at 22:29 #133314
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I think the pencil icon in the system tray indicates that we're dealing with a touchscreen with a pen, so probably a tablet indeed. Nevertheless tablets should be capable of displaying languages other than English.
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Missing Graphics 25/10/2020 at 09:29 #133319
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Thank you very much for all the responses.
Yes, I did load a save from another pc so that could be the issue but it happens every time. I don’t believe I am running a mobile version of Windows and it is not a tablet. Strangely before I updated everything was fine on the old loader. So I have no idea!

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Missing Graphics 25/10/2020 at 16:42 #133328
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Can you open up Character Map (press the Windows key and start typing Chara... and it should appear), then select the SimSigV2 font, and see if you see graphics symbols? For me the first line starts with "!" and ends with "4", meaning the extended character set graphics start near the end of the 5th line (0x80 onwards).
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Missing Graphics 25/10/2020 at 17:41 #133329
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GeoffM in post 133328 said:
Can you open up Character Map (press the Windows key and start typing Chara... and it should appear), then select the SimSigV2 font, and see if you see graphics symbols? For me the first line starts with "!" and ends with "4", meaning the extended character set graphics start near the end of the 5th line (0x80 onwards).
Hi Geoff,

I haven't got the extended character map I don't think as I have got something totally different to you.

Is there anything I can do to fix this?

Sam

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Missing Graphics 25/10/2020 at 22:58 #133339
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Can you follow the steps given here and when you reach step #7, check whether the Use Unicode UTF-8 for worldwide language support option is enabled? If it is, deactivate it and restart your computer.
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Missing Graphics 26/10/2020 at 07:38 #133340
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Legoclown55 in post 133329 said:
I haven't got the extended character map I don't think as I have got something totally different to you.

Try typing `charmap.exe` on the start menu instead and then press "Enter", this should start the Character Map tool.


GeoffM in post 133328 said:
Can you open up Character Map (press the Windows key and start typing Chara... and it should appear), then select the SimSigV2 font, and see if you see graphics symbols? For me the first line starts with "!" and ends with "4", meaning the extended character set graphics start near the end of the 5th line (0x80 onwards).
This might not be very indicative but I don't have rendering issues with the latest system files, yet I don't see any extended characters for the SIMSIGv2 font. Those for SIMSIG do show up however.

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Missing Graphics 03/11/2020 at 08:29 #133491
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Thank you very much everyone, I have managed to fix it!
Thanks again
Sam

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Missing Graphics 03/11/2020 at 09:11 #133492
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Legoclown55 in post 133491 said:
Thank you very much everyone, I have managed to fix it!
Thanks again
Sam
Could you explain how as this might help someone who has the same problem in the future.

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