Starting parameters

  • The starting parameters to influence the behaviour of LOTUS.

    1 LOTUS-Simulator

    Parameter Function
    -fullscreen LOTUS starts in the fullscreen mode.
    The only usage of this parameter is, when you have a windowed mode version of LOTUS (may be when beta testing) as default. Unless this point LOTUS is always in fullscreen mode even without this parameter.
    -windowed LOTUS starts in the windowed mode.
    -windowedfullscreen LOTUS starts in the windowed-fullscreen mode - a useful parameter for capturing LOTUS with a capture card or a broadcaster software.
    -VRon
    LOTUS starts with the detection for VR devices. This parameter is set on default when starting the VR version of LOTUS
    -logdirect Please note: The performance will decrease slightly!
    The logfile won't be chached anymore. Instead every logfile entry will be written at the logfile immediately. This function is useful, when a crash can't be logged because the crash happens before LOTUS can write from the cache into the logfile.
    -debuglog Please note: The performance will decrease slightly!
    LOTUS will create another encrypted logfile, which will be useful for the support team to find an error more easily.
    -noloadingscreens The loading screen will be deactivated.
    -noentrypointcheck Checking the kind of Entry point (street or rail) against the vehicle type will be disabled.
    -instantquickstart Starting LOTUS with the Quickstart button. The last loaded situation will be recreated.
    -nographicMT Disable parallelized texture and object loading in case the graphics card has problems with it. These usually manifest themselves in a crash without comment.
    -UseSimplePen 2D map is created using a simple API, which should be available on Windows emulators, as well.
    -noWScheck Gathering Workshop Content at the beginning of loading LOTUS will be disabled to save time. Please use this parameter with knowledge and care.

    2 Content-Tool

    Parameter Function
    -logdirect Please note: The performance will decrease slightly!
    The logfile won't be chached anymore. Instead every logfile entry will be written at the logfile immediately. This function is useful, when a crash can't be logged because the crash happens before LOTUS can write from the cache into the logfile.
    -debuglog Please note: The performance will decrease slightly!
    LOTUS will create another encrypted logfile, which will be useful for the support team to find an error more easily.
    -offline The tool will start without a connection to the internet. Now you can only open and edit your own content.
    -aa Antialiasing will be activated.

    3 Map-Editor

    Parameter Function
    -logdirect Please note: The performance will decrease slightly!
    The logfile won't be chached anymore. Instead every logfile entry will be written at the logfile immediately. This function is useful, when a crash can't be logged because the crash happens before LOTUS can write from the cache into the logfile.
    -debuglog Please note: The performance will decrease slightly!
    LOTUS will create another encrypted logfile, which will be useful for the support team to find an error more easily.
    -offline The tool will start without a connection to the internet. Now you can only open and edit your own content.
    -aa Antialiasing will be activated.
    -UseSimplePen Interactive 2D maps in the MapEditor, like for creating timetables, is created using a simple API, which should be available on Windows emulators, as well.
    -nosaveblocking Cancels the disabling of saving (:mapsave::mapsavenopack:) during the status bar shows "initialization"