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Train Sim New Airport Level Preview

This week I started working on a new version of Train Sim.  For this update I asked my Twitter & Facebook fans to vote on which Level needs to be improved the most.  The majority of my followers selected the Airport Run Level.

I have been working on the update now for a better part of the week.  I am pleased to say I made good progress.  Here is a short preview video of the new Airport Level.  Coming Soon to Train Sim!

Train Sim Update ST44-700

Train Sim ST44-700

After my trip to Europe I was inspired to add a train from Poland the ST44-700 which is a version of the Soviet Built M62 diesel locomotive.  These trains were to the work horse of the Eastern Block countries as well as Cuba and North Korea.  Although past their prime ST44-700 can still be seen in Poland and in other countries under various names.

Also in this update Custom Environment – Terrains.  You asked for it and here it is, the ability to raise & lower terrains in Custom Environments.  Also if you lower the Terrains far enough you can expose water.  This will allow you to create truly unique environments for your trains.

 

Also in this update there have been many suggestions about how to improve Rail Signals in Train Sim.  From now on Rail Signals will turn red once a train passes them, increasing their realism.

Train Sim update has now been updated for all platforms (iOS, Android, Mac, Windows 10 & Amazon)

Train Sim 50 Trains

 

I am a little behind on posting blog updates so today I am catching up.  Since my last post there have been two updates to Train Sim.  Both were very exciting and addressed several popular user requests.

The first update introduced a new Achievement system to replace the older score system that just gave you points for driving & crashing trains.  Most players agreed that it was very boring.

The new system allows players to earn various Achievements that range from simple (Decoupling a Train) to more complicated (Completing a track on every scene with a Diesel Train).  You can access the new achievement system by clicking on the trophy icon on the menu screen.  On Android you can also share your achievement points and compete with your friends or other players.  Since this is a new system please feel free to send me feedback and suggestions on improvements.

Train Sim Achievements

One of the other complaints I often get is related to Train Drivers.  The trains do not look as real when they are driving empty.  So in the last 2 updates I introduced drivers for all freight and steam trains.  (next update will introduce a subway/passenger train driver)

Train Sim Driver

Lastly the new version of Train Sim also added a new Class 66 train (very requested by users)  This new train turned out very well and has an awesome 3D Cab.

 

Train Sim Class 66

This brings the total of 50 Trains to a mobile game that is still less then 100 MB on Android!  At this point I don’t think there is another mobile Train Simulator offers more quantity & variety of Trains from around the world.

If that was not enough, the last update also added new Custom Environment items as well as 2 new car variations, including a pressure tank car & new double stack car with random container colours.

Also always the new Train Sim Update is now live on Google Play with Amazon, iOS & Windows & Mac Stores coming soon.

 

Working on Train Sim next version

Currently I am working on improving the Custom Environment feature in Train Sim.  First I started with adding 20 new items you can place in your custom environments.  These new items include new Trees, Bushes, additional Farm Textures Grain Silos, Tractor & Cow plus more.  If you have any suggestions on what other items you would like to see feel free to contact me.

I also worked on adding a way to move previously placed items by simply clicking on them.  I would like to also let people delete previously placed items, but I am not sure how to actually implement this in the interface.  Here is a video preview of some of the new items and the ability to move items around, coming soon to Train Sim.