Update: This mod is no longer needed as current versions of RowPro offer the no-trees option with 3D graphics in the system settings menu.
This is a mod for RowPro Version 4 to allow live water mode with no trees (not available from the program options). From my testing so far this mod provides an increase in frames-per-second (fps) performance, most notably if your video card is able to handle standard 3D mode but not Live Water mode.
Do I need this?
Update: No, you don’t; see the “no trees” option in graphics system settings in RowPro.
If you turn on “All Scenery (Live Water)” and your graphics are jittery and unusable, or your frame rate (FPS) is much lower than 60 (like 15), then you might want to try this mod. For my older RowPro system this works really well; if you have a recent graphics card and a powerful PC then you may not need this.
To install, download the attached “
generic.zip” (yes, that is the file name and it must not be changed; the file is approximately 9MB). Copy it to your RowPro computer, to a location you will be able to find later (like the desktop). On the RowPro computer:
1. Exit RowPro 4.0 if it is currently open.
2. Navigate to c:\Program Files\Digital Rowing\RowPro\Media\courses (on a 64-bit system, this might be in c:\Program Files (x86)\Digital Rowing\RowPro\Media\courses\)
3. Rename the “generic.zip” file you see there to “generic_original.zip”. This will be your backup of the original scenery files with trees in case you don’t like this mod or if you have problems. Please leave it in this folder.
4. Now copy the “generic.zip” file that you downloaded here into the “courses” folder above. After copying, in the courses folder you should have “water.zip”, “generic.zip” (the file you just downloaded), and “generic_original.zip” (the original “generic.zip” file that was installed by RowPro that you just renamed).
That’s it. Start RowPro and in the Control Center – System Settings – Display, select “All Scenery (Live Water)”.
Exit RowPro, go into the courses folder above, delete the “generic.zip” file you downloaded from here, rename “generic_original.zip” to “generic.zip”, and run RowPro.
This mod removes trees from all options, so if you want your trees back even in standard 3D mode, uninstall the mod. Of course this is unsupported, no warranty expressed or implied, no fitness for a particular purpose, etc. and not endorsed or recommended by RowPro or Digital Rowing. I am a huge fan and supporter of Digital Rowing, I consider Pam and Pete and their team to be a great asset to the rowing community, and I hope that this mod allows even more people to experience RowPro as a training tool.
– Greg Hausman