Park Manager V1.3 uses DATCSO to scan for park files. You can use the DATCSO user interface to scan for CSOs and CTRs in a park file with the extension of ‘.dat’ or ‘.dat.bak’.
However, what if you’ve recieved a track file? Well, by default DATCSO only accepts parks ending in ‘.dat’ or ‘.dat.bak’.
So…To scan a track file…simply, rename the file.
If you rename the file, and change the .trk to .dat – you can run it through the Park Manager’s DATCSO UI and see all of the CSOs and CTRs in the file.
So for example:
Is renamed to:
Now open it in the parkmanager and scan it with DATCSO. There you go, all of CSOs
For those who aren’t aware. Version 1.3 will now include V1.1 of the DATCSO code.
This means that the application will scan your park file before uploading and automatically detect any CSO sets used.
On the other side of the fence, the application can also scan a file from the FileViewer and tell you what CSOs you need in order to open the file.
This is a vrey powerful feature and I hope will make uploading and downloading parks a lot easier.
Due to this however, all parks on the database have been put through Joeys ParkCleanup and scanned with th DATCSO and had their CSO list updated. This is to ensure that the current parks are compatible with V1.3.
V1.3 will let the uploader disable DATCSO if he/she wishes.
Thanks a lot to B0Z for the source code and he hard work he has invested into this.
Screenshots to follow soon!