About the Product
- Railroad Simulator includes a complete 240-page printed manual, providingusers with the information they need to get the best out of the many powerfulfeatures of this amazing simulation.
- Design your own routes with the powerful Train Surveyor tools and thethousands of assets available online. Mould the terrain contours, lay the track,and position stations, industries, buildings, trees and other details.
- Direct operations - with Online Multiplayer the options are limitless!
- Drive new routes in the UK, USA, Russia, China and Hungary.
- Software Requirements: Windows 7 / Vista / XP (with SP3)
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Top Customer Reviews
The scenery and rolling stock are very high detail, requiring a fairly recent card to use with max settings. The multiplayer is pretty good, but single player can be just as entertaining. Installation goes smoothly and getting online to find a game is a snap. The sounds are much more realistic than in the 2006 version. There is so much more to say, but I will simply recommend getting the product and giving it a go yourself.
I have also read the negative reviews and can solve some of the problems that the other users are having. As far as stuttering scenery, it is indeed your hardware. This game can run on low-end hardware, with side-effects such as stuttering. This also explains the invisible trains when starting. If you are running an older video card or an integrated Intel chipset, you will have problems. Upgrade to at least a GT240 or equivalent ATI card and you should be better. Get a 400 series (440+) if you really want to turn the visuals up. Oh, and the CPU plays a major role in this game as well. If you have an older P4 or Pentium D, expect minor issues.
As for the Epson problem, I have seen this with Epson software before (I am an IT leader). Simply trying to remove the software is not enough. You must physically remove all connections to the printer and uninstall the drivers by hand using device manager. After that it will work.Read more ›
First, the More: n3v games has included rolling stock from China and Russia in this version of Trainz. They have also added several newer model diesel engines from the US. They also included some extra rolling stock that makes it more realistic like triple-decker car haulers.
The Less: In doing this, they removed almost all of the Steam engines that had been in 2006; Big Boy is still there, but they got rid of great engines like the Mallard and the Flying Scotsman. There are also a lot fewer scenarios built-in, which is kind of bad for the user who prefers to drive the engines and not spend time in Surveyor building their own routes, an admittedly time-consuming job to do well.
Better Looking: The graphics are a huge step up vs TRS 2006 (and after six years, they should be); the textures on the trains are more realistic, the wheels on the trains actually turn now, objects cast shadows, and the trees sway in the breeze. All this realism does put a heavy load on your video card however, as several other reviewers have pointed out. My computer came with a Nvidia GT620 graphics card and the game is generally smooth, though it will get a bit choppy if there are a lot of trees in the background when driving a train.
Other thoughts: They redid the interfaces both in Driver and Surveyor, some of the changes were good, some not so much.Read more ›
you will want to be able to refere to the to the guide while in the sim.
this will be most helpfull for surveyer mode.untill you get the hang of building mountains and lakes laying track and stuff like that.
The first big thing that i really like is that you do not have to pay an extra $20 for the union pacific big boy like you do in TS 2014
matter of fact there really so much content it will keep you plenty busy for a long time before you might want to buy anything else
there is just so many engines and rolling stock it really is cool they give you all this content.
TS 2014 you pretty much have to buy everything and the graphics look blocky and just not worth it.
trainz 12 The graphics are hands down great compared to the other sims.
there is one option that i really love with this sim that you can't do with other sims and that is when your in free roam camera mode you can still control the cabs so its like playing with a model train set.
much easier track switches to operate when you have to do a quick switch
the sound is ok not great but is more realistick sound than the other sims
Example all the sqeals and clacks that cars make going down the tracks TS 2014 really almost silent once you get past the cab
plus another big thing for me is you can break cars lose in a yard and they will continue to roll. not in other sims.
being a huge rail buff i really like this sim
of course is does have some tiny little things that i dont like but nothing that makes me get so ticked that i uninstall the program like i did with TS2014
buy trainz well worth the money that you pay for it
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Immense product with considerable online support from other users. Somewhat difficult to navigate. Good action and pictures. Lots of fun. Takes some time to get used to. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Rbets
I have always had a fascination with trains, and this lets me feed it. Lots of ways to watch the train(s) in action, and many choices of trains to drive. Read morePublished 12 months ago by SimonB
I had 2004 and dropped it 'cuz our group couldn't operate together. Then much later I bought 2010 and didn't like it so I got the 12 which looks promising since it has the... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Dan W
Thank you. The product is fine the problem is I can't figure out how to use it right - not to user friendly if you are not use to sims. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Laurel A. Suttles