Trainz Simulator 2
By N3V Games Pty Ltd
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Trainz Simulator 2 brings all new driving experiences, spectacular new high detailed content, the best world building tools and now comes with Multiplayer!
Trianz Simulator 2 is the biggest and best 3D Train Simulator on Mac allowing you to Build and operate the railroad of your dreams. 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.
Play and Interact with other Trainz players from all over the world
Drive Steam, Diesel and 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
• Feel what its like to put your hands on the controls of powerful locomotives as they steam through towns, cities and rolling countryside
• Design and Build your own railroads with Trainz Surveyor and access hundreds of thousands of assets from the Trainz Download Station
• Share your enthusiasm with other rail fans as your combine your efforts to operate a working rail line in the new Trainz Multiplayer.
• Satellite View - Zoom all the way out and view your railroad from satellite distance
• Brand new interactive Railyard to test drive all your locomotives and consists!
• Purchase and download hundreds of thousands of free assets and all the latest DLC right from within the game
• New Routes and Session Menus
• More realistic trees with new SpeedTree Assets
• Backward compatible with TS2010 content
• Southern China
• ECML Kings Cross - Newcastle
• Balezino - Mosti
• Debrecen - Nyiregyhaza
• Mojave Sub Division
• Municipal transit railway
• Norfolk & Western - Appalachian Coal
• Northeast Corridor - Wilmington To Philadelphia
What's New in Version 2.0.1
10.6.6 Support Added
New Manage Content Thumbnail Interface
Minor updates and fixes.
Very good but needs improvement
Had a train simulator on my computer a few years ago and loved spending time driving the trains. This version of Trainz is excellent. The graphics are surpurb and the momentum braking and acceleration are very real to life. I found the instructions were pretty vague but after a couple of false starts pulling my consist I quickly figured out all the controls and how they react.
The improvement I could see at this point is there is at least one consist that requires you to unhook the leading 3 cars, put them on a siding and the return to the main consist to complete the mission. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to become the driver at the lead of the train since I was in the rear pushing. Once I accomplished that it took me a few trys to figure out how to uncouple the proper coupler to release just the first 3 cars. With this in mind, it would be helpful if they had a session that required you to be the driver on a yard switcher and task you with moving cars around the yard allowing you to switch tracks in order to get to the proper track and work your way to the cars you need to accomplish the mission. This would give the novice driver practice in operating the locomotive and in coupling/uncoupling cars.
All in all it is still a very good simulation and I will probably go on to purchase other sessions as I go along.
Hey, No Fair!
FINALLY, someone put Philadelphia on the map. Philadelphia to Wilmington, Acela (Amtrak), a part of the Northeast Corridor. But just one way? Why no return trip? Better still, why not the whole Northeast Corridor, from DC to Boston? Not fair!
Anyway, to be fair, this game is really cool. I’ve always wanted to drive a train. Now’s my chance. I do have a few gripes, the aforementioned notwithstanding. I think a real U.S. city would have been better than a fictional one for the elevated transit system, plus it would have been cool to drive one of the trolley routes shown in that fictional city’s ads. Some subways would be nice, too (real cities), as would regional commuter lines. The graphics could have been better, although I don’t have them set on the highest setting, so I don’t know how much better it would be if I had the horsepower to run it (Mac Mini). It takes a while to get the hang of it, and the tutorials are great. Also, some ethnicity among the people would be nice, as would lifelike motions. And why is it that (speaking of Acela) when I ran a couple of the passenger lines, my trains were empty? What’s up with that? All in all, despite my complaints, this game is cool enough to warrant a whopping 4 stars. Easy 5 if I could get some subways, els and the Northeast Corridor!
Makes me appreciate real railroads
I have a model railroad that I’ve been building in my basement. It’s a satisfying hobby and an enormous amount of work. Trainz is just about as satisfying, but with a lot of the effort taken out. No matter how much effort I put into my model, I’ll never be able to ride it. That’s probably the biggest thrill in Trainz — sitting in the cab. I really like the tutorials, which give you a good idea of the complexity of working on a railroad.
The only room for improvement that I can see is with the graphics. There are some weird anomalies, such as the train showing shadows, but not any of the other objects (like bridges). I have a Mac Pro, and it usually has no problem with most games and simulations. But setting the graphics levels to anything but medium in Trainz makes the screen stutter. Some of the sounds (like the horn) cut off abruptly.
But outside of those gripes (and the fact that a few days after I bought it, N3V came out with a brand new version), it’s a pretty impressive piece of software with an impressive amount of detail.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jun 10, 2014
- Version: 2.0.1
- Size: 8.55 GB
- Language: English
- Seller: N3V Games Pty Ltd
- © N3V Games PTY LTD
Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later
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