Zoom Graphics

While running BAHN in an enlarged view, then normally the graphics of normal view are used ("Zoom 1:1") and re-sized respectively. However, additional graphics may be used, that can display more details. In result, more memory size is needed. There are additional graphics for scale 2:1 (Zoom2) and 4:1 (Zoom4). In the larger view modes, these graphics are zoomed respectively.

Example:

Normal View
(1:1)
Double (2:1)
without Zoom graphics
Double (2:1)
with Zoom2 graphics
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Quadruple (4:1)
without Zoom graphics
Quadruple (4:1)
with Zoom2 graphics
Quadruple (4:1)
with Zoom4 graphics
scrz23.gif scrz24.gif scrz25.gif

For nearly all graphics data in BAHN, you can create or edit your own Zoom2 and Zoom4 graphics. Since version 3.83, BAHN included an integrated editor for Zoom2 vehicles. From BAHN 3.85 it was extended for Zoom4 vehicles and for scenery and parts of driving ways. You find more details about it in the BAHN Help at "Zoom Graphics".

There is also an external editor software for Zoom2 vehicles, see at http://bahn.mosfont.ru/?en=1 (English).

You can find some general remarks about files and about the integrated editor at User-defined graphics.

Zoom Vehicles

For each vehicle, exactly one Zoom2 file can exist. This file owns the ".fz2" filename extension (until BAHN 3.84: ".fzz"). The filename is shown in BAHN's vehicle list. Files for BAHN standard vehicles are stored in the subdirectory "zoom2" of the BAHN system directory. That is the directory (folder) where the "bahn385.exe" file is stored (i.e. mostly "C:\BAHN385"). Data of user-defined vehicles are stored always at the place where the layout file is found that uses them.

For Zoom4 the same is valid, but with ".fz4" and "zoom4".

The BAHN install version already contains many Zoom vehicles. However, nearly daily new ones are created or existing ones are enhanced. In result, on this website archives are stored that contain such files. All these files belong to BAHN standard vehicles, i.e. not to user-defined cars.

When installing BAHN 3.85, the zoom files for the standard vehicles are packed into archive files "bahn.fz2" and "bahn.fz4". In result, the number of single files is reduced, the installation is faster and the data need less memory space. BAHN uses the data from these archives only when it does not find a single file ".fz2"/".fz4" to the resp. vehicle. So, later the data can be extended or "overwritten" by new or updated single files. To do so, copy these into the respective zoom subdirectory as described above. The BAHN-owned editor always creates single files when saving to disk.

Zoom Scenery and Driving way parts

For each element, exactly one Zoom2 file can exist. This file owns the ".gz2" filename extension. The filename is shown in BAHN's integrated editor. Files for BAHN standard objects are stored in subdirectories of the BAHN system directory: "zoom2f" for driving ways and "zoom2g" for scenery. Data of user-defined graphics are stored always at the place where the layout file is found that uses them.

For Zoom4 the same is valid, but with ".gz4" and "zoom4f"/"zoom4g".

When installing BAHN 3.85, the zoom files for the standard objects are packed into archive files "bahn.fw2", "bahn.fw4", "bahn.fx2" and "bahn.fx4". In result, the number of single files is reduced, the installation is faster and the data need less memory space. BAHN uses the data from these archives only when it does not find a single file ".gz2"/".gz4" to the resp. object. So, later the data can be extended or "overwritten" by new or updated single files. To do so, copy these into the respective zoom subdirectory as described above. The BAHN-owned editor always creates single files when saving to disk.

In difference with vehicles, for scenery and driving ways the Zoom1 data are very similar to the Zoom2/4 data. The handling is nearly identical. However, Zoom1 data need to exist always, while the others may also be missed.

Downloads

The BAHN install version already contains many Zoom objects. However, nearly daily new ones are created or existing ones are enhanced. In result, on this website archives are stored that contain such files. All these files belong to BAHN standard objects. For examples of user-defined graphics see here.

To use the following data, copy the choosen file into the BAHN directory (folder) and extract it there (e.g. by WinZip program). Thus, the complete older archive is replaced. Single files are not influenced, i.e. if you changed data yourself then these don't get lost.

Contents Files Archive file
(.zip archive)
Last
updated
Length
(bytes)
Count of single files
(Objects / Vehicles)
Remarks
Zoom2 Vehicles for BAHN 3.86 bahn.fz2 b386fz2_10.zip 2011-10-03 5,769,115 8507
  • BAHN 3.86r1 ist needed
  • These data do not work with older versions
  • All vehicles from previous versions are included also here, some of these updated, e.g. with opening doors
Zoom4 Vehicles for BAHN 3.86 bahn.fz4 b386fz4_10.zip 2011-10-03 1,501,869 853
  • BAHN 3.86r1 ist needed
  • These data do not work with older versions
  • All vehicles from previous versions are included also here, some of these updated, e.g. with opening doors
Zoom2 Vehicles for BAHN 3.85r3 bahn.fz2 b385fz2_06.zip 2010-06-30 4,355,169 7121
  • BAHN 3.85r3 ist needed
  • These data do not work with 3.85r1 or r2
Zoom4 Vehicles for BAHN 3.85r3 bahn.fz4 b385fz4_06.zip 2010-06-30 1,016,464 616
  • BAHN 3.85r3 ist needed
  • These data do not work with 3.85r1 or r2
Zoom1 Scenery for BAHN 3.85r3 bahn.fx1 b385fx1_05.zip 2010-05-31 443,119 2380
  • BAHN 3.85r3 ist needed
  • These data do not work with 3.85r1 or r2
Zoom2 Scenery for BAHN 3.85r3 bahn.fx2 b385fx2_06.zip 2010-06-30 1,075,449 1632
  • BAHN 3.85r3 ist needed
  • These data do not work with 3.85r1 or r2
Zoom4 Scenery for BAHN 3.85r3 bahn.fx4 b385fx4_05.zip 2010-05-31 2,918 6
  • BAHN 3.85r3 ist needed
  • These data do not work with 3.85r1 or r2
Zoom1 Driving way parts for BAHN 3.85 bahn.fw1 b385fw1_05.zip 2010-05-31 92,929 2278
Zoom2 Driving way parts for BAHN 3.85 bahn.fw2 b385fw2_05.zip 2010-05-31 144,779 2222
Zoom4 Driving way parts for BAHN 3.85 bahn.fw4 b385fw4_05.zip 2010-05-31 26,559 360

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