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New Train Sim in development
« on: February 05, 2011, 12:23:45 am »
Looks like there's another sim is in development in Europe. This one is called MetroSim. A BETA has already been released, and it contains enough tutorials and activities to keep you occupied for a while:
MetroSim Demo video 3

If you're interested, download the BETA here: http://www.dipten.com/metrosimulator/
It comes with an instruction manual in English which will walk you through the 3 tutorials and teach you the controls

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Re: New Train Sim in development
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2011, 04:39:26 am »
Looks some what like a budget MSTS?  Or is it just me.

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Re: New Train Sim in development
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2011, 11:23:04 am »
Hopefully, this will be just as good and easy as BVE.  ;)
I'm going to try this demo and see how it performs.
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Re: New Train Sim in development
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2011, 11:43:48 am »
Looks some what like a budget MSTS?  Or is it just me.
it had more of a Railsim feel to me, I think there's a lot more features to it than MSTS though

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Re: New Train Sim in development
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2011, 01:17:31 pm »
this really is a good simulator... I really like the way it works
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Re: New Train Sim in development
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2011, 09:33:58 pm »
Ok so I took the simulator out for a little test-drive.

It looks pretty promising, a little crude now as it is still in its early stages but with the right amount of work it has a lot of growth potential.

You will be driving fictional trains on a fictional track. Some controls are similar to BVE's, but it has a completely different look and feel to it.
Animation is great; you have animated escalators, route indicators, posters, everything..even the other trains are animated and do move
The interior of your train is also pretty nicely detailed, and the cabs are 3D
I find it odd how all of the trains have only one power point though..

As for developing routes, they seem to have some kind of pre-made world; routes are defined by XML. I don't know if they will ever open up the program for free-development (I didn't really have time to read the entire documentation so i could be wrong)

Here are some screen shots..I think its worth a try, so go download it (bout 40mb for the ZIP)
like said before, comes with a quick instruction manual and you should be able to get the hang of it pretty soon








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Re: New Train Sim in development
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2011, 10:08:55 pm »
OK, after posting in their forums, I am yet to find out about the multiplayer. However, the crude route builder we have. We're missing the executable. They're making a new and better one from scratch, so that can be expected in the future.

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Re: New Train Sim in development
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2011, 06:59:43 am »
how many seasons this simulator has?

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Re: New Train Sim in development
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2011, 04:07:42 pm »
how many seasons this simulator has?

You mean versions?
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Re: New Train Sim in development
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2011, 09:39:56 pm »
You will be driving fictional trains on a fictional track.

The train actually exists. It it part of the Rotterdam Metro rolling stock in the Netherlands. Here are two pictures:

http://sp7.fotolog.com/photo/55/29/32/metro/1081790967_f.jpg

http://www.ovinnederland.nl/RRMetro.jpg

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Re: New Train Sim in development
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2011, 12:18:14 am »
You will be driving fictional trains on a fictional track.

The train actually exists. It it part of the Rotterdam Metro rolling stock in the Netherlands. Here are two pictures:

http://sp7.fotolog.com/photo/55/29/32/metro/1081790967_f.jpg

http://www.ovinnederland.nl/RRMetro.jpg
Here's a third picture of the 5500 series cars that are also used in the simulation.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Randstadrail_Nootdorp_2.jpg

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