By N3V Games Pty Ltd
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Build and operate the railroad of your dreams, and take charge of a huge variety of trains from around the world.
***** Also check out our newest version: Trainz Simulator 2! ****
Trainz Simulator Mac includes everything you need to build and operate your own dream railroad. You can build a fun layout in minutes, faithfully recreate a steam railroad from days gone by or develop a fully fledged 100+ mile prototypical route; the choice is yours.
Drive... Steam, Diesel or Electric trains (and even trams, boats and cars)
Operate... a complete working rail line with interactive industries
Build... and customize your own living railroad
Share... your creations and your passion with other rail fans
High Quality and detailed trees breathe new life into your routes and bring your worlds to life.
New and Upgraded Routes
Included in the TS Mac Release will be several new routes for you to explore as well as improvements to routes you're all used to. These include:
ECML Doncaster Peterborough
Milwaukee Road Avery Drexel
ECML Doncaster Cleethorpes Hull
CN Holly Subdivision
Conrail Lincoln Secondary
CSX Saginaw Subdivision
Detroit Connecting Railroad
Port Ogden and Northern
Not sure where to start with TS Mac? Then check out the new tutorials included for you to drive and learn. Tutorials will be included covering the following lessons:
CAB Control of Diesel, Electric and Steam Trains
Customizable Menu System
The Trainz interface is a friendly and intuitive interface to find your way around. Along with usability, content creators can also create their own menu items for their routes and sessions.
New routes are available for you to drive with upgraded content specific to TS Mac and including SpeedTree® throughout. Developed specifically to run in 'Native' mode, experience the best Trainz® ever.
Seasonal Asset Support
Switch between different seasons and observe as the compatible objects change appearance.
Layer Support in Surveyor
Introducing a Layer tool similar to that found in many common graphics applications, you have the ability to perform tasks like;
Assign Objects to Layers
Hide and Lock Layers
Move Layers between Sessions and Routes enabling you to add any object to a session - not just trains. Want to include some new building types in a session? Or maybe a new section of track? Use the layer tool to achieve this.
All Modules Included
Use all three of the Trainz® game modules - Driver, Surveyor and Railyard.
* nVidia or ATI graphics card required.
* RAM: 2GB required (4GB ideal)
* CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo or better (Core i5 or i7 ideal)
Trainz Simulator for Mac
Had recently tried some train sim demos on my old windows pc and quite liked them so I had a look at what was available for my iMac (2011) and came accross Trainz Simulator for Mac as an online download from iTunes.
Was really put off by some of the reviews about loading times and bugs etc. so I kept putting it off, but I decided to give it a go anyway and see for myself, nothing ventured nothing gained as they say.
So expecting to have a long wait on the download (I made sure the kettle was filled) I was surprised at the speed of the download and installation which only took about 25/30 mins.
Started the Trainz Sim and it worked like a dream, made a few adjustments in my settings like display, audio etc. but it is working absolutely perfect, I am enjoying the surveyor end of it more, designing my own layouts etc. other than just the driving but there is nothing I could complain about at all.
This is my own honest and personal experience of the download and gameplay of Trainz for Mac and I would certainly recommend potential buyers to try it for themselves. It also runs much quicker and smoother on my iMac than TS2010 ever did on my windows pc.
Good luck to all you budding train drivers anyway!
I very nearly passed on this due to the negative reviews that I had read, but the lure of driving the Mallard on the Glasgow to Falkirk route made me take the risk!……and I'm so glad that I did as this is really rather special.
I will be the first to admit that we do have a very fast broadband connection so we had none of the download frustrations that have been reported here as the file downloaded within 30 mins, but what has really blown me away is the performance that this sim is demonstrating running on a Mountain Lion driven MacBook Air :-)
There is so much scope within this program that I will be kept busy and motivated for a very long time so making it very good value especially at the sale price it is offered at at the moment!
OK OK so I was using the Kings Cross route which is a huge file and really eats away at your GFX card RAM etc, yes it has bugs but on other routes it works fine, but there is some silly things which do need ironing out like, train cab view not swiching direction when it supposed too do, making new senarios is hard work, there is a LOT to learn, the manual is OK but when you go deeper there is a lot too look for which in not explained in the manual, more tutorials would be nice, for the novice user there is an overwhelming amount of things too learn, but simplyifed stuff is OK, don't get me wrong it is a good game, but in the way of train physics it does not come up to BVE standards, which is a big, big shame, hopefully these will be implemeneted into future releases.