Train Sim allows players to design their own custom levels to drive trains on. Some of the customization includes:
- Raising and lowering terrain
- Placing objects such as buildings, vehicles & trees
- Modifying track shapes
Placing items into the custom environment is accomplished by dragging and dropping the currently selected item into the position in the custom environment you would like the object placed at.
To change the currently selected item simply use the up and down arrows.
To change the rotation of the next item you want to place by 90 degrees, use the rotation tool. For example you can use this tool to ensure that all houses you place don’t always face the same way, creating a more realistic scenario.
If you placed an item that you would like to remove from your environment you can use the Undo button. You can Undo up to the last 10 items you placed.
Editing a Terrain
To edit the terrain you first have to switch to the Terrain Edit Mode. This is done by clicking or tapping on the Terrain Edit button.
Once you are in the Terrain Edit mode you have 3 Terrain Tools. Each tool can be activated by tapping or clicking on their corresponding Icon.
Raise Terrain Tool
Allows you to increase the height of the terrain. Once the tool is activated you can raise portions of the terrain by tapping or clicking anywhere you would like the terrain to be raised.
Lower Terrain Tool
Allows you to decrease the height of the terrain. Once this tool is activated you can lower portions of the terrain by tapping or clicking anywhere you would like the terrain to be lowered. If you lower the terrain enough it will expose water. This way you can create lakes and rivers.
Flatten Terrain Tool
Allows you to return the terrain to its original Haight. Once this took is activated you can return the height of the terrain to its original height by tapping or clicking anywhere you would like the terrain to return its original height.
Changing Terrain Type
You can also change the terrain texture by clicking on the Terrain Type button. This will cycle through a predefined types of terrains. If you do not like the current choice, tapping or clicking through all available terrain types will eventually returns you to your original choice.
Flatten all Terrain
If you are not happy with you terrain height design you can reset the terrain to its original level by pressing on the Flatten All Terrain tool.
Exiting the Terrain Tools Menu
To exit the Terrain Tools Mode and go back to the item placement mode press the above icon.
Modifying Track Shape
You can modify the track shape by moving the white control points on the track.
On touch devices this is accomplished by touching the control point with a single finger and dragging it your finger in any direction.
On devices with a mouse you can move the track control points by left clicking them and moving the mouse while continuing to hold the left mouse button.
You can move the camera around to get into a better position to place or move items. This can be accomplished in 2 ways depending on the type of device you are playing Train Sim on.
On touch devices you can pan the camera by placing 2 fingers on the screen at the same time and dragging your hand in the direction you would like the camera to move.
On devices with a mouse you can pan the camera by holding the right click mouse button and moving the mouse in the direction you would like the camera to move.
Saving & Playing
The save button has 2 functions, it will save your currently designed level & also it will switch you to play mode which allows you to drive your train in your new level.
Switch Back to Editing
Once you are finished playing or testing your level, you can always switch back to Edit mode by clicking on the Edit button located in the top left corner of the screen.