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Dec
2
NEW UPDATE NOW LIVE!
Posted by Jio Butler on 02 December 2016 03:22 PM

We have just released another update for Euro Fishing which aims to fix the known issues from the previous build. As ever, community input is vital as although all testing has shown this build to have no problems it’s impossible for us to emulate the many thousands of hours that you all spend with this release. If you do find something that isn’t right then please let us know with as much information as possible, including; game mode, lake, action performed, equipment being used.

Fixes for this build include the following:

–          Fixed issue preventing the Friends leaderboard from displaying correctly when taking part in the challenges.

–          Fixed issue that caused the game to enter an unresponsive state when putting down the spod rod on a claimed peg.

–          Fixed an issue which caused clients to not be able to claim pegs in a multiplayer match.

–          Fixed a crash that could occur when spawning on a lake in a multiplayer match.

–          Fixed an issue preventing users from being able to get past the registration screen when running the game in French.

If you are still having these issues, please ensure you have automatic updates enabled on Steam, and you can also try verifying your game files as per these instructions: https://dovetailgames.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/41/0/how-do-i-verify-my-game-files


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Dec
1
South Wales Sprinting – Class 150/1 Out Now!
Posted by Jio Butler on 01 December 2016 02:40 PM

The Sprinting Genesis of regional travel, the Class 150/1, is available nowfor Train Simulator in stylish First Great Western form!

With the sectorisation, and eventual privatisation of British Rail looming in the early 1980s, it was decided that this new era in rail travel was most opportune. Much of the English, Welsh and Scottish rural routes were populated by 1960s-derived Heritage DMUs, with rattling interiors, clunky manual transmission, and worn down aesthetics to feature. Provincial, one of the three passenger sectors of BR, was to be in charge of the regional routes, and take on the Heritage fleet; it was decided to procure a second generation of DMUs, based on the Mk3 bodyshell which would serve the rails right into the 21st Century.

Despite the plan, many of the short-distanced routes were given the longest ‘motive stopgap’ of all time, the controversial, bus-based Pacer fleet. Thankfully however, the more fairly distanced journeys would receive traction of Mk3 origin, 2 prototypes for a brand new DMU were ordered, and BREL built them in 1984 ready for testing. The new series of DMUs was branded the Sprinter, and the prototypes were designated as Class 150.

150001 and 150002 were put through their paces, and it was decided that 001 was to be the basis for a production fleet. A total of 50 Sprinters were ordered for Provincial (later Regional Railways) use and were classified as the Class 150/1, the main difference being the lack of an intermediate car. These shorter units were mainly seen around Manchester and Birmingham in their sector years, but privatisation would soon lead to them reaching far beyond the original boundary.

First Great Western acquired a total of 18 Class 150/1s from London Overground & Central Trains, and put them to good use on West of England services out of Bristol. Today however, only 15 are in service, the remaining 3 having been combined with Class 150/2 cars to form longer 150/9s. All of the fleet, after arriving in an interesting selection of liveries, were given a fresh coat of FGW paint, brandishing the bold ‘Plain Blue’ scheme. Despite the rebrand from First Great Western to Great Western Railway, it is unlikely that the 150/1s will receive the green treatment, as they’re due to head back north in the future, replaced by the Turbo Networker fleet.

In all, the Class 150/1 is a true testament to late British engineering, the first in a wide series of units that would serve the whole country – from Portsmouth to Mallaig. The time has come for you to do some South Wales Sprinting as the Class 150/1 hass arrived for Train Simulator service!

Included in this add-on is the Class 150/1 in First Great Western ‘Plain Blue’ livery, both clean and weathered versions are provided. Career scenarios are included that see you run across the stunning South Wales Coastal: Bristol-Swansea route, and the Class 150/1 is also Quick Drive compatible.

The First Great Western Class 150/1 is available now, head to the Store for more details


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Nov
29
Wakayama & Sakurai Lines Update Available Now
Posted by Jio Butler on 29 November 2016 11:21 AM

In response to your important feedback on a variety of add-ons available for Train Simulator 2017, Union Workshop have today released an update for the Wakayama & Sakurai Lines.

Here is a list of what has been addressed:

  • Fixed the emergency brake
  • Fixed missing level crossing assets
  • Fixed speed limit sign issues
  • Various text updates
  • New Feature – Driveable 105 Series EMU, Quick Drive compatible plus two new Career scenarios

If you own the Wakayama & Sakurai Lines, the update will download automatically from Steam. If you have any problems/queries with regard to the update, leave a comment below or submit a ticket to our support site where our Support Team will be ready to assist.

If you do not yet own the Wakayama & Sakurai Lines, why not pick it up now and get in the cab of the now-driveable 105 Series!

The Wakayama & Sakurai Lines update will be approximately 315 MB in size.

No Updated Content? Steam File Verify

In the unlikely event that Steam fails to update the Add-Ons listed in the article, you’ll need to perform a file verify and ensure Steam provisions your installation properly. Follow the instructions listed at this link to perform a file verify to reset your installation to default. Note that this process can take some time to complete and, if you have a high number of Add-Ons, we’d recommend you do this overnight.


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Nov
24
Northeast Corridor Content Updates
Posted by Jio Butler on 24 November 2016 01:55 PM

In response to your important feedback on a variety of add-ons available for Train Simulator 2017, we have recently released an update for the Northeast Corridor: New York – Philadelphia, Amtrak Acela Express, Amtrak HHP-8 and PRR GG1.

Here is a list of what has been addressed:

Northeast Corridor: New York – Philadelphia

  • Improved a number of scenery assets and textures
  • Improved a number of object placement issues throughout the route
  • Fixed the moon to remove the black halo
  • Fixed an issue with road traffic throughout the route
  • Fixed an issue with floating track throughout the route
  • Fixed an issue with Simple controls on the AEM-7
  • Fixed an issue with dark Cab textures on the AEM-7
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the wipers to disappear on the AEM-7
  • Fixed an issue that caused couplings to stretch between the Amfleet coaches
  • Fixed a number of timetable issues in scenarios for the AEM-7
  • Fixed a number of text issues in scenarios for the AEM-7
  • Fixed ‘The Big Apple’ Free-roam scenario marker so trains can be selected

Amtrak® Acela Express

  • Added a new Passenger View mode to the consist
  • Fixed an issue with the cruise control system
  • Fixed a number of timetable issues in scenarios
  • Fixed a number of text issues in scenarios

Amtrak® HHP-8

  • Fixed an issue that caused couplings to stretch between the Amfleet coaches
  • Fixed the Quick drive consists to have the correct numbers of cars

PRR GG1

  • Fixed an issue with AI trains
  • Fixed a number of timetable issues in scenarios
  • Fixed a number of text issues in scenarios
  • The duration of scenarios are now properly represented

If you own the Northeast Corridor: New York – Philadelphia, Amtrak Acela Express, Amtrak HHP-8 and/or PRR GG1, the update will download automatically from Steam. If you have any problems/queries with regard to the update, leave a comment below or submit a ticket to our support site where our Support Team will be ready to assist.

If you do not yet own any of these Add-Ons, now is the perfect time to explore the classic Northeast Corridor, in either fast, modern, or timeless traction!

No Updated Content? Steam File Verify

In the unlikely event that Steam fails to update the Add-Ons listed in the article, you’ll need to perform a file verify and ensure Steam provisions your installation properly. Follow the instructions listed at this link to perform a file verify to reset your installation to default. Note that this process can take some time to complete and, if you have a high number of Add-Ons, we’d recommend you do this overnight.

If you find that after the file verify has completed, you are confident you have not received the update, please contact our Support Team by submitting a ticket to our support site where someone will assist you directly


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Nov
21
Take the Train to Swansea!
Posted by Jio Butler on 21 November 2016 10:13 AM

The South Wales Coastal route is host for a variety of traction, from Bristol right the way through to Swansea, and this 80+ mile route is available now for Train Simulator!

The South Wales Main Line, or Prif Linell De Cymru provides the vital link between London and Wales’ most populous cities via the Great Western Main Line. The original line branches off at Swindon and connects to Newport, Cardiff and Swansea via Gloucester. While this link (known as the Great Way Round) worked during the latter half of the 1800s, it would soon become clear that a quicker connection was required.

The 1880s would bring the solution when plans for a tunnel under the River Severn were put into action by the GWR, the 4 mile, 624 yard long tunnel took some 13 years to complete and held the record for the longest main line tunnel for over 100 years. With a new railway connection diverting from just beyond Swindon and via Bristol Parkway, the journey between Wales and England could not have been made easier.

A key aspect of the South Wales Main Line throughout the decades has been freight traffic. The railway proved vital for industries within the valleys of Wales in its early years, allowing local goods to be transported nationwide, and even globally. Nowadays, very much the opposite rings true, with goods being imported into the country and spread by rail. One area which still sees a significant amount of freight traffic, is Port Talbot Steelworks; the largest steel plant in the UK that produces upwards of 5 million tonnes of steel slab a year. The line also played a major role in serving South Wales its mail; in the darker hours, the affectionately named ‘South Wales TPO’ would run between Swansea and Willesden, unloading bags of mail at each major station on the way.

Today, the line sees operations from FirstGroup’s Great Western Railway which mainly provide express services from London into Cardiff and Swansea, with Arriva Trains Wales running both local and longer-distance journeys throughout Wales and beyond. One local service in particular, named Swanline, is an every-other-hour timetabled service that operates between Swansea and Cardiff Central. Swanline was introduced in in 1994 to coincide with 5 additional stations which had recently opened on the main line; Llansamlet, Skewen, Briton Ferry, Baglan and Pyle.

South Wales Coastal: Bristol-Swansea includes the 44 mile route between Cardiff Central and Swansea, as an extension to the already existing 39 mile Bristol-Cardiff route. Many track-heavy locations such as Port Talbot, Cardiff Canton Depot, Briton Ferry Sidings, Landore Depot & St. Phillip’s Marsh Depot are featured. A total of 10 Career scenarios are included, allowing you to fully explore the rural rails to Swansea. A list of all included locomotives and rolling stock can be found below:

  • BR Class 175 in Arriva Trains Wales and Arriva Trains Wales ‘Ghost’ Liveries
  • BR Class 43 ‘HST’ in GWR Green Livery
  • BR Class 70 in Freightliner Livery
  • BR Class 67 in DB Schenker, Clean, Weathered and Heavily Weathered Liveries
  • BYA Bogie Steel Coil Wagon in DB Schenker Livery
  • MXA Bogie Ballast Wagon in DB Schenker Clean and Weathered Liveries
  • BR Mk1 BG Mail Vehicle in RES Livery
  • BR Mk1 GUV Parcels Vehicle in RES Livery
  • HHA Bogie Coal Hopper Wagon in Freightliner Livery
  • FEA/B Bogie Container Wagons in Generic Livery
  • KTA Pocket Container Wagon in Generic Livery

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