This is the game that Rail enthusiasts have been waiting for! Rail
Simulator provides the most realistic simulation of trains
possible on a PC. Plus we provide you, the player, with powerful
tools to create your own railway world.
Key features of the game:
Stunningly realistic graphics & audio.
The game makes full use of modern graphics cards and EAX audio to
achieve a believable environment.
Accurate train driving simulation.
Careful measurement, modelling and simulation of real trains allow
us to provide highly accurate handling characteristics.
Steam, Diesel and Electric trains.
Contemporary and historic trains are provided with the game to
appeal to all types of train enthusiast.
Three levels of driving difficulty.
Each train can be driven in easy, intermediate or expert mode.
Easy provides a wonderful "install and go" experience which allows
even the novice driver to experience the thrill of train driving.
But be warned, Expert mode requires an attention to detail in
common with driving the actual train - take special care of every
Passenger and Freight operations.
The environments and rolling stock supplied with the game let you
focus on driving both passenger and freight - each needing its own
Hours of missions to test your skill as a train driver.
The game comes supplied with 15 scenarios to test your skill as a
train driver. Can you meet the demanding task of driving a busy
commuter train? Or maybe collecting the components of a freight
load and delivering all of the parts on time to the right
destination? Your performance on each mission is measured to
provide feedback on your personal performance as a train driver.
If you prefer a more leisurely approach, free-roam allows to you
explore the routes at your own pace.
Four real-world routes.
The game comes supplied with four routes (the four included are
determined by the country of purchase). Each one is on average 90
miles long and both historic and current environments are
View the action unfolding from any angle
You can choose drive from the cab of your train, welding all the
controls at the touch of a button; take a leisurely ride from one
of the many carriages included; fly as high as a bird, taking in
all the surroundings as you whisk along; maybe you wish to get up
close to control all the junctions and switches from the track
Fully functioning Turntables & Traversers
Train are big, and they aren't always facing in the right
direction. With this all new functionality, you can interact,
operate, and perform tasks with increased efficiency.
Localised Signalling Systems
No railway would be complete without accurate signalling allowing
it to operate. Implemented into Rail Simulator is an extremely
flexible signalling system using LUA Scripts. Using this system
each route has completely accurate localised signal systems with
real world functionality including all the bells and whistles.
Complete World Editing tool suite
Included in the box is a full suite of editing tools to start
making your own fully interactive worlds. The ability to lay track
of immensely complex track, place all manner of detailed scenery
objects with great accuracy and manipulate to a high degree as
well as texture the landscape until your hearts content.
Track laying made easy!
Rail Simulators advanced track laying system takes all the hassle
out of creating a realistic railway line. Its simple point and
click interface allows the user to lay vast amounts of track in
minutes. Measure out any length, curve or gradient accurately and
on more than one track at a time. Additional tools allow you to
snap to near by tracks removing the need for tedious fine tuning,
join any disconnected sections back together, and weld any
sections that might have gaps. There are even tools that allow you
to make changes even after you have finished laying your track.
Additional Tools available for download
After a simple registration process, you will gain access to all
the tools you need to add brand new content into Rail Simulator.
The Asset Editor provides the facility for incredibly accurate
implementation of any object or train you can imagine; And the
Packager allows you to share all your new content with any other
Rail Simulator users you wish.
Get 'Developer' functionality
As a registered developer of content, you will be able gain access
to in-depth documentation about all aspects of Rail Simulator,
created by the team behind its production; learn tips and tricks
from other advanced users in the Developers forum; and add
additional functionally to Rail Simulator both inside and out.
Major Enhancements to the Scenario Editor
Along side the downloadable Professional Tools is additional
functionality for the Scenario Editor. Once added, these new tools
allow users to create immersive and adventurous activities as well
as recreate complex real world operations.
The ability to add additional material to the simulation has been
central in the design of the simulation. Rail Simulator allows
easy inclusion of add-on material covering new routes, rolling
stock and additional missions. We are currently working with third
party developers and expect to have additional add-ons for the
game available shortly after its release.
Of great importance to the more enthusiastic railway fan is the
ability to create their own additional routes, so included with
Rail Simulator is an editor that allows the creation of new
environments. These tools have been developed with simplicity in
mind, so as to encourage the development and exchange of
user-generated content, which can be shared and used by other
The game has been developed in conjunction with the following
railway partners: First Great Western (UK), Deutsche Bahn
(Germany), Union Pacific (USA). Note: Not all content is included
in the version of the game supplied in different each region.
The technology partners are: Ageia and Creative Labs.
Publishing partners: Europe - Electronic Arts; USA - Electronic
Arts; Rest of World - to be determined.
Platforms supported: Windows XP and Vista
Release date: October 2007 (Europe); Q4 2007 (US); 2008 (Rest of