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User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

Does anyone have the game? I have always wandered what it is like and wheter it is worth the buy.

Aaron  sly 


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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2589 times:

Its probably worth it now, as you can pick it up for less than £10 in most shops.

You can also download plenty of stuff for it, some freeware, some commercial. The ECML and WCML have been modelled, as have many of the commuter lines out of London.



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User currently offlineJamieD From UK - England, joined Apr 2002, 613 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

I played it once. It sucks.  Silly

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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12217 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2574 times:
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Quoting JamieD (Reply 2):
I played it once. It sucks.

No, YOU suck Big grin Trains are supposed to stay on the track, not all over the place  Wink



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User currently offlineJamieD From UK - England, joined Apr 2002, 613 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 3):
No, YOU suck Big grin Trains are supposed to stay on the track, not all over the place  Wink

Whatever.  Wink


User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

What lines etc can you drive on the game? Can you do lines woth loads of stops and stations, with passenger trains. Or does it just have cargo stuff?

Aaron  sly 



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12217 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2567 times:
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Quoting Azza40 (Reply 5):
What lines etc can you drive on the game? Can you do lines woth loads of stops and stations, with passenger trains. Or does it just have cargo stuff?

I believe you can drive pretty much anything on tracks. I have heard of plugins putting you in control of streetcars, subways, and the likes.

Looks like a fun game. Maybe I'll pick one up in the discount section at Walmart.



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2552 times:

Quoting Azza40 (Reply 5):
What lines etc can you drive on the game? Can you do lines woth loads of stops and stations, with passenger trains.

All sorts - the default routes are a bit naff, but do have a good mix of usage. you can download plenty of extra routes, stock and activities from
www.uktrainsim.com
www.train-sim.com



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User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2525 times:

Thanks for all that  Smile Do you think you could download things like the London Underground onto it?

Aaron  sly 



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

Quoting Azza40 (Reply 8):
Do you think you could download things like the London Underground onto it?

I think someone did a Piccadilly Line route - try a search on the UKTS forums, it has certainly been discussed.



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User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2511 times:

I've just seen the Manchester metrolink  Smile That will definatley be my first download when i get it  biggrin 

Aaron  sly 



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User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3312 posts, RR: 40
Reply 11, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2509 times:

I was once tempted to buy microsoft railway simulater but after reading the reviews, discovered that there were other train simulators. After a while i decide to buy Trainz Railway Simulator 2004 which is not the letest version.

I love the game and you can design you own scenic routes etc etc.

However, when it comes to downloading engines and locomotives and coaches for TRS 2004, it was quite difficult as there is only one site and the methods are downloading are complicated. If the microsoft version downloads enignes like Microsoft Flight Simulator, then it may be the better choice, but I have no idea what the graphics are like.

Hope this helps,

Dave



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12217 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2505 times:
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Haha, just checked Ebay. Why would anybody pay $9.99 plus $9.99 shipping, when you can just go to Walmart and pay $9.83?


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User currently offlineAzza40 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2498 times:

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 12):
Haha, just checked Ebay. Why would anybody pay $9.99 plus $9.99 shipping, when you can just go to Walmart and pay $9.83?

LOL! I wonder which stupid idiot would take that offer!

Aaron  sly 



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User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2328 times:

What's to it besides going forward or reverse, stopping every so often??


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User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

I've been trying to get my hands on this game and every gaming or computer shop i go to it is either sold out or we don't sell it

User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

I'ts actually not a bad game.

I reformatted my PC yesterday, so now I have no games whatsoever on it at all right now.

My FS2004 will definately be going back on, as will Splinter Cell, etc. MSTS? Probably not.




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User currently offlineTmatt95 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

Quoting AGC525 (Reply 14):
What's to it besides going forward or reverse, stopping every so often??

It is all in the detail. You have got to slow down correctly and in the right places lol. I have played the game and think it is great for people interested in trains. Even for people that do not like trains ( me) it can be interesting to see what it is like to drive one
Matt


User currently offlineMD80fanatic From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2660 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

It is quite difficult to properly control speed in the mountainous passes, while pulling a huge number of cars. If you cannot time things just right, you'll end up like the derailed poster above...or you'll struggle to make it up the next rise, if you can manage to do it at all. Yes, it's a bit more involved than simply forward, backward, and making an occasional stop.

User currently offline777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

Quoting Azza40 (Thread starter):
Does anyone have the game? I have always wandered what it is like and wheter it is worth the buy.

Hey Aaron,
I have MSTS. I got it for my son when he was into trains. It's not a bad game, but to be honest, it's pretty boring. There isn't a whole lot to do after you get the train moving.
If you are running a simulation, let say on the Acela from DC to Philly, you have to watch the signals closely, maintain the correct speed, and slow down and speed up gently because at the end of the simulation, you will be "graded" on your performance. It will tell you if you exceeded you speed at anytime, or if you exceeded the "passanger comfort" level. Also, if you go over the peed limit, the simulation will automatically snap on the brakes, and you will have a "penalty stop." That time will go against you elapsed time vs. you schedule and you get penalized for it.

Like I said, the game is kind of boring. The most exciting thing, according to my son, is that when you see a deer on the track ahead, if you blow the horn, they will run off the track. Though, even if you don't blow the horn, they don't splatter on the front of the train.
Now that would add some excitment!

Bottom line, don't waste your money, IMHO.

Russ



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