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Oct
24
Train Sim World Update Available Now
Posted by DTG Support SD on 24 October 2017 12:30 PM

Thank you all once again for your continued feedback following the release of Train Sim World: Great Western Express. Your input has helped us identify and address a number of issues, which we have outlined below.

General

  • A new function has been added to the locomotives ‘3’ external camera. If the camera becomes stuck by collision, the camera can be reset by pressing CTRL+0.
  • Collision smoothing for the locomotive ‘3’ external camera.
  • Fixed an issue where, if the player was crouched and sat in a seat of a locomotive, the character would appear to be floating from an external camera view.
  • Fixed an issue where at a low random chance, AI trains would disappear in the player’s viewpoint.
  • Fixed an issue where changing cab ends in any of the included trains, using CTRL and + or – would break the driving HUD.
  • Updated Service Mode Locomotive Selection screen so the right-hand information updates when the livery is changed.
  • In-game credits are now translated into French and German.
  • Removed a cloud of fog that sometimes briefly appeared on the Main Menu Diorama upon first load up.

Great Western Express

Additions

  • BR Class 66 EWS livery reskin

Achievements

8 Steam Achievements have been added
  • Journey Shrinker - Reach a speed of 125MPH in the HST.
  • Turbo Power - Reach a speed of 90MPH in the BR Class 166.
  • Pushing the Limits - Reach a speed of 75MPH in the BR Class 66.
  • Cross Country – Operate the BR Class 43 HST for 430 miles.
  • Mile Muncher – Operate the BR Class 166 for 1660 miles.
  • Powerhauler – Operate the BR Class 66 for 660 miles.
  • Peak Performance – Successfully completed all scenarios.
  • Qualified Driver – Successfully completed all introduction tutorials.

Localisation

  • Improvements to missing Polish translations.
  • Fixed missing subtitles when Voice Over was playing in French in the Aggregate Industries scenario.

Environment

  • Overhead Wire installation in London Paddington station.

Gameplay

  • Class 43 Introduction Tutorial: Fixed an issue where holding the engine start button down would not complete the objective.
  • Class 166 Introduction Tutorial: Fixed an issue where holding the engine start button down would not complete the objective.
  • Class 66 Introduction Tutorial: Fixed an issue where holding the engine start button down would not complete the objective.
  • Fixed an issue where each locomotive appeared in the list multiple times on the Locomotive Selection screen in Services.
  • Christmas Closures: Fixed an issue where the BR Class 43 brakes would stop working.
  • Christmas Closures: Fixed an issue where no power/amps were being applied to the train when following the ‘Switch Cab’ instructions at Acton Yard.
  • Down the Line: Fixed an issue where the Platform 14 service could not be completed due to an AI train blocking the player path into Southall Platform 3.
  • Station Stopping Tutorial: Fixed an issue where the player character in an external camera view could be seen in the ‘T’ animation pose as opposed to a seating animation.
  • Drag Line: Fixed an issue where the seat marker for the HST objective would appear under the world and not on the required cab seat.
  • Aggregate Industries: Fixed an issue where the ‘Couple to formation’ objective was missing its objective marker.
  • Aggregate Industries: Fixed an issue where the unloading percentage markers would disappear when saving and reloading this scenario.

Audio

  • Fixed an issue where AWS and DSD alarms could be heard on AI trains from outside of the cab.

BR Class 43 'HST'

  • Improvements to the Automatic Warning System (AWS).
  • Improvements to the Train Protection & Warning System (TPWS).
  • Improvements to the Driver Safety Device (DSD).
  • Improvements to the Train Brakes so the correct pressures in each stage are being read.
  • Fix to the Horn, where sometimes interacting with it, no sound could be heard.
  • Improvements to the Brake Pressure gauges on the driving HUD.
  • Improvements to the Air Hoses and Multiple Unit cables, where they were dragging through the track/floor.
  • Improvements to the engine start audio, where before it was too quiet.
  • Smoke emissions are now present.
  • Fixed an issue where saving the game whilst the doors were closing/opening would cause them to act strangely on reloading.
  • Smoothed cab blinds interactions so they no longer snap to locations, they are 100% dynamic.

BR Class 166

  • Improvements to the Automatic Warning System (AWS).
  • Improvements to the Train Protection & Warning System (TPWS).
  • Improvements to the Driver Safety Device (DSD).
  • Fix to the Horn, where sometimes interacting with it, no sound could be heard.
  • Improvements to the Brake Pressure gauges on the driving HUD.
  • Reduced the window wipers audio, where before it was too loud.
  • Improvements to the door Hustle Alarm audio and timings.
  • Smoke emissions are now present.
  • Fixed an issue with the blinds glitching when using an Xbox controller.

BR Class 66

  • Improvements to the Automatic Warning System (AWS).
  • Improvements to the Train Protection & Warning System (TPWS).
  • Improvements to the Driver Safety Device (DSD).
  • Changed the Headlight Switch UI Slider to be horizontal.
  • Fix to the Horn, where sometimes interacting with it, no sound could be heard.
  • The rear cab Main Reservoir Pipe and Main Reservoir Dials now show the correct values.
  • The correct side wipers animate when that side control is used.
  • Window wipers now clear rain from the window.
  • Updated Class 66 cab collision to allow the player to have access to the Windscreen wiper controls (which were partially blocked).
  • Removed snow textures in winter from the roof.
  • Improvements to the Brake Pressure gauges on the driving HUD.
  • Smoke emissions are now present.
  • Improvements to the AMPs meter on the Driving HUD.
  • Improvements to the Warning Device Icon on the Driving HUD, so it now responds in sync with safety devices (AWS and DSD).

Passengers

  • Improvements to passenger train boarding sequence, to prevent them trying to board a train after the loading instruction has complete.
  • Improvements to skinning to help with hands intersecting with laps when seated, on a bench or in the train.
  • Added an arms crossed pose for seated characters, with randomised transitions.
  • Improvements to random head movements which previously appeared ‘robotic’.

Signalling

  • Fix to signal SN203 coming out of Acton Yard, where the train brakes would trigger an Emergency Brake Application when passing at 20MPH, for service 4V38.
  • Fix to signals T1675 and SN25 TPWS ramps which were triggering brake applications on a double yellow aspect.

Service Mode

  • Improvements to some services stopping at the wrong location at platforms.
  • Fixed AI services spawning in from portals sometimes appearing backwards.
  • Fixes to services 2N52, 2R19, 2P67 and 5P17 where the incorrect door side would need to be opened to complete objectives.
  • Fixed the player not spawning into a locomotive when selecting service 2P71 Reading to London Paddington.

CSX Heavy Haul

Gameplay

  • Fixed an issue that was preventing the Turntable tutorial being completed.

AC4400CW

  • Fixed a performance stutter when jumping to an external camera view from the first person camera view.
This update is around 600 MB in size and will download automatically from Steam (note that you may need to restart Steam to kick off the download). If you have any problems/queries with regard to the update, submit a ticket where our Support Team will be ready to assist. Additionally, if you have any feedback in regards to the update, we urge you to post in our Train Sim World Forums (click here). Thank you all for your continued feedback and support, keep it coming!

No Updated Content? Steam File Verify

In the unlikely event that Steam fails to update Train Sim World: Great Western Express, 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, dependent on your internet speed. If you find that after the file verify has completed, you are confident you have not received the update, please contact us by submitting a ticket where someone will assist you directly.
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Jul
21
Brunel’s Billiard Table
Posted by Dovetail Games Support on 21 July 2017 08:39 AM

Train Sim World: Great Western Express, arriving August 24th on Steam for Windows PC, now available to pre-order!

The Great Western Main Line, one of Britain’s oldest and busiest railways, the birthplace of British high-speed travel, is making its way to Train Sim World!

What is known today as the Great Western Main Line was built by the famed engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, between 1835 and 1841 in a grand effort to connect London to the Southwest of England. The “Great Western Railway” was opened in stages, the first three of which connected the line from Paddington, London to Reading, Berkshire, via the Thames Valley. For the first few decades of the Great Western Railway’s life, it was built to Brunel’s ingenious yet controversial 7ft Broad Gauge track, however, despite the benefits this had over “Standard Gauge”, the entire GWR would eventually be re-laid after Brunel’s passing.

The Great Western Railway was quickly established as a major link for both businesses and residents, in and outside the capital, all thanks to Brunel’s hard work. The line became known as Brunel’s Billiard Table, as it was his goal to lay a railway that was as flat as possible, all while connecting principal towns. It was this goal that saw the cutting of 1.4 Miles of hillside between London and Reading, an impressive feat for the time. As years went by, the GWR expanded drastically, and this included the quadrupling of the GWML.

Ever since the Churchward days of locomotives, the GWR has always been home to unique and pioneering steam and later diesel power. But perhaps most notably in recent decades, the Great Western Main Line has been the definition of high-speed with the InterCity 125 ‘High Speed Train’, a British icon in and of itself that has sped passengers between London and the west at 125mph, with ease.

Today, the Great Western Main Line is appropriately operated by “Great Western Railway”, a rebrand of the former First Great Western, and GWR provide both inter-city and local commuter services, the former with the iconic HST, and the latter with Networker Turbo DMUs such as the BR Class 166, which were ordered by Network Southeast to replace ageing 1st generation stock. In recent years, the GWML has been undergoing major modifications, including electrification, and it is the largest engineering project on the former GWR since Brunel built it over 175 years ago.

Today, we’re opening the doors for you to pre-order, click the image below to get your ticket to be the first to play when it goes live on August 24th.


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Jul
12
Ultimate Electrostar Update!
Posted by Dovetail Games Support on 12 July 2017 02:19 PM

Today, we have released an update for the Class 375 Southeastern Livery Pack Add-on, and in doing so, introduced a plethora of reskins and variations to make your Kentish experience the best it can be!

Originally, the Class 375 Southeastern Livery Pack Add-on consisted of only a direct reskin of the London-Faversham Class 375 into the new Dark Blue livery, but today’s update has changed that spectacularly, see below…

Liveries

Class 375/3, Class 375/6, Class 375/7

  • Southeastern Dark Blue (original version updated to match Chatham Main Line version)
  • Southeastern Grey Stripe with Yellow Doors
  • Southeastern No Stripe with Yellow Doors
  • Southeastern No Stripe with Blue Doors
  • Southeastern Blue Stripe with Blue Doors
  • Southeastern No Stripe with Royal Blue Doors – 375610 Only – Named Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Southeastern Gold Stripe with Royal Blue Doors – 375610 Only – Named Royal Tunbridge Wells

Class 375/8 and 375/9

  • Southeastern Dark Blue *

* Notes – no custom made passenger view for the 375/8 and 375/9 as these are extra.

Named Variants – SE Grey Stripe / SE No Stripe + Yellow

  • 375304 Medway Valley Line 1856 – 2006
  • 375608 Bromley Travelwise
  • 375611 Dr. William Harvey
  • 375619 Driver John Neve
  • 375623 Hospice in the Weald
  • 375624 White Cliffs Country
  • 375701 Kent Air Ambulance Explorer
  • 375703 Dickens Traveller

Named Variants – SE Dark Blue

  • 375619 Driver John Neve
  • 375623 Hospice in the Weald
  • 375701 Kent Air Ambulance Explorer
  • 375710 Rochester Castle
  • 375714 Rochester Cathedral

Other notes

  • 3 Different Textured Passenger views (one as original Chatham Main Line version)
  • Consists that should appear on Various routes – including Chatham Main Line, London to Faversham, 2012/2016 London Victoria & St Pancras to Faversham & Sheerness Workshop Routes

If you own the Class 375 Southeastern Livery Pack Add-on, 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 Class 375 Southeastern Livery Pack Add-on, why not Pick it up now and explore the many liveries now included! Note; you must own the London-Faversham route before you will be able to use this add-on.

The Class 375 Southeastern Livery Pack Add-on update will be approximately 140 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.

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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Jul
11
Chatham Main Line Update Available Now
Posted by Dovetail Games Support on 11 July 2017 02:33 PM

In response to your important feedback on a variety of add-ons available for Train Simulator 2017, we have today released an update for the Chatham Main Line: London – Gillingham route.

Here’s a list of what has been addressed:

  • Fixed Rochester platform issues
  • Adjusted the English manual
  • Adjusted the Class 375 nameboard colouring to more closely match real life
  • Fixed numbering on the Southern Class 377 so that it shows as black instead of blue/white
  • Fixed, Southern and Ex-Southern variants now have a Southern cab instead of Southeastern
  • Fixed Southern interior seating texture
  • Fixed no power sounds when units were running under 3rd rail (with pantograph on HUD turned off)
  • Added Southern Class 377/1 variant with different light clusters – to cover 377140 – 377164

If you own the Chatham Main Line, 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 Chatham Main Line, why not? It’s 50% off right now! Pick it up and experience the classic Kentish countryside!

The Chatham Main Line update will be approximately 500 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.

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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Jul
7
Introducing Miami - West Palm Beach Scenario Pack 01
Posted by Dovetail Games Support on 07 July 2017 03:44 PM

CSX freight, Amtrak passenger, and Miami commuter operations are all featured in this new scenario pack!

Train Simulator’s Miami – West Palm Beach route is a contemporary rail route along America’s scenic Atlantic coast and is home to Amtrak intercity passenger trains, CSX freight operations, and Miami-area commuter services. And now, Miami – West Palm Beach Scenario Pack 01 brings the full diversity and challenges of busy south Florida railroading to vibrant life!

The latest release in partner programme member High Iron Simulations popular series of scenario packs, the new Miami – West Palm Beach Scenario Pack 01 features ten new career scenarios based upon authentic railroad operations that will put you at the throttle of CSX freights, Amtrak intercity streamliners, and South Florida commuter trains.

Miami – West Palm Beach Scenario Pack 01 brings you the opportunity to take the controls of Amtrak’s famed long-distance “silver sisters” – the Silver Meteor and Silver Star; you’ll be called to duty for CSX manifest freight, stone train, local, and switching duties; and you’ll handle demanding Miami-area “push-pull” commuter assignments.

The realistic career scenarios of Miami – West Palm Beach Scenario Pack 01 will take you from end-to-end (Mangonia Park to Miami’s Airport Station) on the multi-track Miami – West Palm Beach route, and put you at the controls of seven types of locomotives and equipment, including Amtrak’s stylish P42DC “Genesis” diesel; powerful CSX Dash 8-40CW, AC6000CW, SD80MAC, and SD40-2 freight locomotives; and the unique EMD/Morrison-Knudsen F40PHL-2 and bi-level Bombardier cab cars used in bustling South Florida commuter operations.

In Miami – West Palm Beach Scenario Pack 01 and its ten new career scenarios, more than eight hours of challenging and diverse railroading, based upon actual operations, await you – and with the screenshots below, let’s take a look at the Amtrak passenger, CSX freight, and Miami area commuter railroading that is brought to life in Miami – West Palm Beach Scenario Pack 01, now available at the Steam Store!  – Gary Dolzall 


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Jul
7
Somerford Spectacular
Posted by Dovetail Games Support on 07 July 2017 03:43 PM

Get ready to jump on Great Western footplates and go to work in the heart of Wiltshire, as Just Trains’ challenging and scenic Malmesbury Branch is available now!

Set in the steamy 1950s, the Malmesbury Branch route for Train Simulator recreates the sedate trundle north from Little Somerford station, of the South Wales Main Line, up to the historic market town of Malmesbury. As simple as it may seem, the gradients make mastering the Wiltshire countryside no easy task, and making sure you’re on time too, as to not disrupt the busy main line, makes for a thrilling and immersive journey, no matter what your duty!

The locomotives at hand, GWR’s iconic Pannier Tank and reliable Grange Class, are perfectly suited to the day-to-day challenges of the Malmesbury Branch; Light freight, heavy freight, passenger, mixed train. What better way is there to recount the classic steam era than by mastering the workhorses of the GWR?

To get you up to speed, 5 Career scenarios will have you run up and down the Malmesbury Branch, and even the disused line to Great Somerford, in varying weather conditions, be careful not to slip in the snow! As you approach Little Somerford, both you and your passengers have the joy of watching the express trains run by, but don’t get too distracted, you won’t want to stall on the junction. And, with Quick Drive compatibility, you can take whichever GWR locomotive you desire on a little Malmesbury trip!

From Partner Programme developer, Just Trains, the Wiltshire ‘Wonder’, the Somerford ‘Spectacular’, the ‘Magical’ Malmesbury Branch is available now for Train Simulator!

The Malmesbury Branch for Train Simulator includes:

  • 4.5 Mile long route from Malmesbury to Little Somerford and Great Somerford
  • GWR 6800 Grange Class
  • GWR 5700 ‘Pannier Tank’ Class
  • GWR 4073 Castle, 6959 Modified Hall & 6000 King Class (AI Only)
  • BR Centenary Coaches
  • Collett “Sunshine” Coaches
  • 3,5 & 7 Plank Wagons
  • Fish, Milk & Parcels and GW Standard Vans
  • Milk Wagon
  • Diagram AA3 “Toad” Guards Van, with passenger view

The Malmesbury Branch is available now for Train Simulator, head to the Store for more details! 


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