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Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:18 am

I've never used Train Simulator but I'd thought about getting it since I enjoy Flight Simulator. Now I have a new reason to try it!

http://www.microsoft.com/games/trainsimulator/

"Redmond, WA, January 19, 2007 – Following the successful release of Microsoft Flight Simulator X, the Aces Studio is using the same technology to develop a new version of Microsoft Train Simulator. Unrelated to our previous Train Simulator development efforts, this version will be an all-new product built on the Flight Simulator X platform, the culmination of 25 years of product development and technology.


It’s too early to discuss the details of this product, but we look forward to sharing more information later this year."


I know there are others here that enjoy the old version of Train Simulator so I thought I would bring this to everyone's attention (especially JamieD).

Stolen from RE: Microsoft Train Simulator (by 777DadandJr Aug 3 2006 in Non Aviation)

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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:20 am

Is it called Microsoft Train Wreck Simulator?
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:49 am

Train simulator seems amazing. I hope that they produce a bus simulator as well. Being a bus enthusiast, I think it would be great to drive various routes in different buses from around the world.
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:18 am

I confess I have MTS and, whether I like it or not, will probably end up getting this new one. The big problem is that so few routes are simulated. It's not like FS, where routes are unrestricted and only the airports have to be simulated in detail.
 
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:19 am

I have train simulator! Its pretty awesome, can get boring at times, but great scenery (even animals on the tracks sometimes). But otherwise, great game! You can also download trains like planes for FS.

Cant wait to see pics of the new Train Simulator!

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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:20 am

Quoting David L (Reply 3):
I confess I have MTS and, whether I like it or not, will probably end up getting this new one. The big problem is that so few routes are simulated. It's not like FS, where routes are unrestricted and only the airports have to be simulated in detail.

UK Transim have a lot of free routes and extra trains (www.uktrainsim.com).

They were supposed to be doing an MSTS2 and the year before last canned the project leaving Kuju? to develop it themselves and so far their train sim is looking great.

Phil
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:22 am

I want it now, chooo chooo chooo!!

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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:23 am

I never got train simulator, but I was really interested in it, particularly when Aerosoft released the Berlin U-Bahn package for it.

I might have to spring for it this time.

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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:02 am

Quoting FlyingColours (Reply 5):
UK Transim have a lot of free routes and extra trains (www.uktrainsim.com).

Yes but it's still only a fraction of what really exists. If you want to go from A to B, you need the whole route, not just bits of it and that can take a few years to appear. For example, last time I checked, the West Coast Main Line didn't exist, so you couldn't do Glasgow-London, and that was some time after MTS came out.

Admittedly it's been a while since I checked - I guess I should have a look.
 
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:08 am

Whoever said Bus simulator may have an idea.


Not an enthusiast, but I must be the only person who only drives coaches on Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Big grin
 
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:21 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 9):
Not an enthusiast, but I must be the only person who only drives coaches on Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

I gave up doing that in GTA3, then again its been so long since a new fresh GTA I've given up completly for now.

RE Bus Sim, there is one its freeware designed by a Polish chap I believe. The graphics are almost none existant (aside from the detail of the vehicles) - a link can be found on the UKTS website forums - which actually have a fair number of bus sim threads.

Quoting David L (Reply 8):

There is an ECML and as far as the WCML goes there is one from Manchester-Liverpool to London. I think it was called London-Mersey or something similar - it comes in something like 16 download parts due to the enormous area - a few extra lines are avaliable also. On the manchester end there is nothing north of Picc however the access to the WCML can be from either Stockport or via the airport way (although the airport extension after heald green is currently not in there).

North west england is a good one too, with the whole GM area (north of picadilly & west of victoria) with the lines going as far as Preston, Limestreet & southport.

Both of those routes are really good fun if you have the right trains.

Phil
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:40 am

Quoting Jkw777 (Reply 6):
I want it now, chooo chooo chooo!!

Signed,
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Enough of the Signed by "me" posts, we've been over this on the forums already  Yeah sure
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:46 am

Quoting FlyingColours (Reply 10):
Both of those routes are really good fun if you have the right trains.

I'm sure you're right but I'd like a WCML and there doesn't seem to be one. My general point is that you're restricted to the routes that have been made available. I'm not complaining about the lack of routes, as it's a completely different ball game from FS, but it is a bit restricting.

I got a payware add-on for a couple of Swiss routes (excellent quality) that sparked my interest again but there were so many other routes I wanted to do but couldn't.

I should take look at what's available now. It looks like I'll have to pay UK Trainsim, even though I don't know if I want what they've got without downloading some ReadMe files... and downloading them is a chore otherwise - Catch 22.  Smile
 
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:48 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 9):
must be the only person who only drives coaches on Grand Theft Auto:

Nope sorry, I drive buses on GTA too Big grin


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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:48 am

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 11):
Enough of the Signed by "me" posts, we've been over this on the forums already

I'm feeling victimised

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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:50 am

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 14):
I'm feeling victimised

Signed By,
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You, are a twit  Yeah sure
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:03 am

Quoting David L (Reply 12):
I should take look at what's available now. It looks like I'll have to pay UK Trainsim, even though I don't know if I want what they've got without downloading some ReadMe files... and downloading them is a chore otherwise - Catch 22.

1 months membership costs £3 I spend 25x that much on beer daily  Smile

I let mine expire though because it went through a period without any new files but all seems normal again now.

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 15):
You, are a twit

Close but I think you put an I where the A should be  Smile

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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:34 am

Quoting FlyingColours (Reply 16):
1 months membership costs £3

Ah, OK. It might be worth that just for a browse.  Smile

Quoting FlyingColours (Reply 16):
I spend 25x that much on beer daily

All that beer and another £3 might just push me over the edge.
 
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:38 am

Quoting FlyingColours (Reply 16):
1 months membership costs £3 I spend 25x that much on beer daily

You spend £75 a day on Beer?  Wow!
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:51 am

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 18):
You spend £75 a day on Beer?

Sure well normally I wouldn't spend over £60 - midweek, well after this mornings hangover I think I am going to severly curb my drinking - getting completley sloshed (and then selling burgers on the bus ride home) is not fun anymore I'd rather drink slowly and have a conversation.

Of course, drinking fast means you get pd faster which means you may have a chance to summon the courage to speak to that girl over there..... an evil cycle  Wink

Quoting David L (Reply 17):
Ah, OK. It might be worth that just for a browse

You can browse for free last time I was there, it once was possible to download for free but they changed the system over. Joining the forums is free too & you can see many good screenshots & previews there.

Phil
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:51 am

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 18):
You spend £75 a day on Beer?

Maybe he does.... but after 2 pints......



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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:56 am

Quoting Tmatt95 (Reply 2):
I hope that they produce a bus simulator as well. Being a bus enthusiast, I think it would be great to drive various routes in different buses from around the world.

That's all I need, after sitting 12 hours behind the wheel, I need to simulate my day on the computer ...  Big grin . Seriously though, that would be kind of neat.
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:56 am

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 13):
Nope sorry, I drive buses on GTA too

Not the only sad twat then Big grin

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 18):

Hes aiming for a liver failure before hes 25

Quoting EWS (Reply 20):
Maybe he does.... but after 2 pints......

 rotfl 
 
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:00 am

Quoting EWS (Reply 20):

Haha, least its not photoshop  Smile

Quoting BA787 (Reply 22):
Hes aiming for a liver failure before hes 25

Actually I was quite moderate in comparison to most my friends, still I'm cutting down - took a look at where my abs once were and now theres just a beer gut - cue Lew.....

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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:00 am

Quoting FlyingColours (Reply 19):
You can browse for free last time I was there, it once was possible to download for free but they changed the system over.

By browsing, I meant downloading ReadMe files for more information. You can still download for free but your request joins a queue. In 15 minutes, my request went from 63rd in the queue to 59th - no thanks.

Quoting EWS (Reply 20):
Maybe he does.... but after 2 pints......

That would be the effect on everyone else if a couple of people I know bought two pints.
 
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:05 am

Quoting David L (Reply 24):
That would be the effect on everyone else if a couple of people I know bought two pints.

Yourself and GKirk? Big grin

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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:11 am

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 21):
That's all I need, after sitting 12 hours behind the wheel, I need to simulate my day on the computer ... . Seriously though, that would be kind of neat.

Yeah, but you could do this to take out the frustrations that you're not allowed to while at work:

http://skide.fuld.dk/images/gamepictures/ts01crash.jpg
 
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:16 am

Quoting EWS (Reply 25):
Yourself and GKirk?

Well, I've only heard rumours here, of course.  Smile
 
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:19 am

Quoting Queso (Reply 26):
Yeah, but you could do this to take out the frustrations that you're not allowed to while at work:

Like running over all the old people with their walkers at the crosswalks?  devil   Big grin
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:59 am

Quoting FlyingColours (Reply 10):
I gave up doing that in GTA3, then again its been so long since a new fresh GTA I've given up completly for now.

GTAIV coming out in October Big grin
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:02 am

Quoting Andz (Reply 1):
Is it called Microsoft Train Wreck Simulator?

I thought that was most Microsoft products
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:23 am

I have Railroad Tycoon 3 and I think its horrible, everytime I try to build a railroad line I run out of money!

At the Minnesota State Fair, I tried Flight Simulator and I flew a prop aircraft at MIA, I was also watching other people try it and one kid flew into a ship. Big grin
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:32 am

Hell, get yourself the Cajon Pass route, create a long consist, get as fast as you can before the 15 mph curve comes, and you'll have the mother of all derailments. If you are lucky, the caboose will stop where the engines are at. Or sometimes a good chunk of the cars will keep going.

Unfortunately, we will have to wait a long time for this sim.
 
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:41 am

...Interesting, considering Microsoft Scrapped the original Train Simulator 2 due to reasons of "poor sales projections."

I wonder why the change of heart?..unless they can prove stunning graphics with Vista and DX10 (Like they tout with FSX).
 
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:48 am

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 32):
Hell, get yourself the Cajon Pass route, create a long consist, get as fast as you can before the 15 mph curve comes

Nothing beats a 110 mph runaway at the Duffy Street curve in San Bernardino.  duck 

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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:50 am

Quoting N231YE (Reply 33):
I wonder why the change of heart?..unless they can prove stunning graphics with Vista and DX10 (Like they tout with FSX).

That's consistent with the statement on their website.....

Quoting Queso (Thread starter):
this version will be an all-new product built on the Flight Simulator X platform
 
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:42 am

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 31):
I have Railroad Tycoon 3 and I think its horrible

I love it. I was disappointed with RT2 as I just didn't seem to be able to get a good overview of what was happening but I think RT3 is a vast improvement.

There's another Sid Meier railway game out that might be interesting. What with 3 versions of Railroad Tycoon and 4 versions of Civilization, he's made quite a bit of money from me.

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 31):
everytime I try to build a railroad line I run out of money!

Oh, I get that too. You just have to start again a few times and try something different until it starts to take off.  Smile
 
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:27 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 34):
Nothing beats a 110 mph runaway at the Duffy Street curve in San Bernardino.

Is that what that one is?
 
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:32 pm

Red tail...Red tail...Red tail...Red tail...Red tail...Red tail...Red tail...Red tail...Damned MSP...Red tail...Red tail
 
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:27 pm

How's this for an MSTS set-up?



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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:31 pm

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 39):

Lew, is that you?

For the ultimate in flight simulation, go to:

http://www.flypfc.com/
 
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:54 pm

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 39):
How's this for an MSTS set-up?

Oh wow... And I thought having the Raildriver Cab Controller was "the ultimate".  Smile
 
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:31 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 39):
How's this for an MSTS set-up?

Haha oh wow Big grin


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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:16 am

Quoting Queso (Reply 35):
That's consistent with the statement on their website.....

That's very interesting.

I wonder if FS11 will have railroads (considering the step to auto and maritime traffic)?
 
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:01 am

Quoting Queso (Thread starter):
Following the successful release of Microsoft Flight Simulator X, the Aces Studio is using the same technology to develop a new version of Microsoft Train Simulator

Condolences to train simulation fans.
 
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:21 am

They should have a Swiss train simulator !
The only thing that sux about train simulator is that you don't have the same freedom of movement as with a plane simulator ! You can't just go wherever you want...shame!
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:10 am

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 45):
you don't have the same freedom of movement

What do you mean?



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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:26 am

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 13):
Nope sorry, I drive buses on GTA too Big grin

That doesn't interest me, but there are people still modding Midtown Madness 2 (still a great game) for new cities, there was something about a simulator on the forums, try:-

www.mm2c.com
 
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:48 am

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 45):
They should have a Swiss train simulator !

The add-on I was talking about was excellent. It covered the Glacier Express around St. Moritz, Chur, etc. I don't know what Swiss mainline routes are available though.
 
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RE: Micro$oft Announces New Train Simulator

Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:10 am

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 40):

A colleague and friend of mine has a similar simulator in his basement, which he built with his father, a retired airline pilot. I haven't tried it or seen it personally, but it was featured in a TV program in Norway a while ago. Very impressive.

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