Legoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3317 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3373 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,
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Tmatt95 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3150 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
MD80fanatic From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2800 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3135 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.
777DadandJr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1516 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3117 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.
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.
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