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RailWorks 3 Announced

Railsimulator.com Ltd announces RailWorks 3: Train Simulator 2012, an sequel to RailWorks 2 that's scheduled to roll into the station on September 23. Here's word:

Train Simulator 2012 promises to be the most advanced train simulator in the world, with the most up to date graphics available for the PC and numerous technical innovations to create the most immersive sense of reality yet seen in a PC simulation. Every aspect of gameplay and the in-game environment is designed to make the player feel that they are controlling the locomotive.

With 15 highly detailed and accurate locomotives from the age of steam to present day and eight different routes featuring authentic signalling, stations and landscaping, the Train Simulator 2012 core set provides hundreds of hours of challenging gameplay. The RS Career System« allows players to compete against other drivers around the world, or they may choose to create the routes and collections of their dreams with a vast range of additional downloadable locomotives, stock and routes. Built-in tutorials make it easy for newcomers to get in the cab and start playing right away.

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18. Re: RailWorks 3 Announced Jul 17, 2011, 12:35 eRe4s3r
 
Or CASTOR transports via train - moving over 40km at 5km/h with police escorts and rail sittting blockades .p  
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17. Re: RailWorks 3 Announced Jul 17, 2011, 10:40 Cutter
 
How about transporting dangerous chemicals that can wipe out a town? And will if you go off the rails. Now that'd be something to see.
 
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16. Re: RailWorks 3 Announced Jul 17, 2011, 10:36 KilrathiAce
 
What would interest me is if they did a railworks edition where you can ride for stalin or hitler on those steam locomotives that germany and russia had before world war 2 and used to race to see who has more powerful and faster locomotive! now that would be sweet!  
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15. Re: RailWorks 3 Announced Jul 16, 2011, 23:01 eRe4s3r
 
Can you really compare that? FSX at least is a pretty hefty sim. Train driving is literally ... on rails. You can go exactly in 2 directions at a certain speed. Whats there even to simulate, the controls and engines of each cab maybe and then the mass physics and inertia of long trains.. but even that is hardly a sim.

Maybe i am expecting too much for this to be an actual game instead of a rail sim

But its nice the dlc is compatible and sweet its a free upgrade but this isn't even mentioned in the PR blurb. Now theres an epic fail.
 
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14. Re: RailWorks 3 Announced Jul 16, 2011, 22:10 Cutter
 
DDI wrote on Jul 16, 2011, 14:01:
They say the DLC is compatible. Most of the add-ons are made by third parties like the millions of add-ons for Flight Simulator X.

Your feeble minds would be blown by some of the 747 add-ons for FSX that cost over $100. You guys are seriously ignorant of the crazy money simulation fans are willing to dish out to drive their favorite virtual plane, train, boat that is modelled exactly the same as the RL version.

This is a free version upgrade for existing owners too.

Feeble minds? LOL! No, they wouldn't be blown. As always value is relative. I dropped a hundred bucks at the bar last night and it was worth every penny. So someone spending $100 on something that'll give them months, or more likely years, of enjoyment is well worth it.
 
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13. Re: RailWorks 3 Announced Jul 16, 2011, 19:19 badasscat
 
Ditto,...the Rockies route was always fun in the snow with the load just enough to make you work at getting around the bends and hills.

MSTS needs a DX11 update with 3 dvds of scenery....or more.

Every other train sim since has been too hardcore for me to enjoy and/or too 2D looking to enjoy looking at.

Shame MS killed it,....
 
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12. Re: RailWorks 3 Announced Jul 16, 2011, 18:39 Sir Graves
 
A while back Microsoft announced a return to their Train Simulator series from several years ago. That's what I'm really waiting for. I really loved the first one. An acquired taste, for sure, but I was into it.

I'd grab a cup of coffee, load up a scenic route (the Rockies were a favorite), take a virtual window seat and crank up the room-rattling surround sound, then just sit and gaze out the window at the passing scenery (which was totally cutting edge and breathtaking at the time...and still looks good today). I'd JUST do that. And I loved it.
 
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11. Re: RailWorks 3 Announced Jul 16, 2011, 17:30 DangerDog
 
Model railroading is a rich mans hobby, used to be into it but lack of space and all the hobby stores have closed put and end to it.

Virtual Railroading may not be as cool as working with physical model trains but it's a lot easier on the pocketbook, even with the insane cost of the DLC.
 
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10. Re: RailWorks 3 Announced Jul 16, 2011, 17:17 Rhialto
 
zerobytes wrote on Jul 16, 2011, 14:13:
The RailWorks 2 Steam page says this;

All RailWorks 2 users will receive a free upgrade to RailWorks 3: Train Simulator 2012 on September 23, 2011. Don't worry, all RailWorks 2 DLC is certified to work with RailWork 3: Train Simulator 2012.
True, that should be added in bold in the news...

http://www.railsimulator.com/upgrade/
 
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9. Re: RailWorks 3 Announced Jul 16, 2011, 17:16 Rhialto
 
Just bought RW2 with 75% rebate (laster 24 hours only) so I was extremely happy when they announced that the upgrade will be free. It looks good!  
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8. Re: RailWorks 3 Announced Jul 16, 2011, 14:40 vermin
 
really wish this series would stop being steam only. I used to love train sims.

edit: also I guess the people looking at the list of downloadable addons for these have never heard of flight sims? wtf. the connection between what these guys are doing (catering to a niche), and garbage dlc milking for whatever popular game franchise you can come up with doesn't exist.

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7. Re: RailWorks 3 Announced Jul 16, 2011, 14:13 Killswitch
 
The RailWorks 2 Steam page says this;

All RailWorks 2 users will receive a free upgrade to RailWorks 3: Train Simulator 2012 on September 23, 2011. Don't worry, all RailWorks 2 DLC is certified to work with RailWork 3: Train Simulator 2012.
 
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6. Re: RailWorks 3 Announced Jul 16, 2011, 14:01 DDI
 
They say the DLC is compatible. Most of the add-ons are made by third parties like the millions of add-ons for Flight Simulator X.

Your feeble minds would be blown by some of the 747 add-ons for FSX that cost over $100. You guys are seriously ignorant of the crazy money simulation fans are willing to dish out to drive their favorite virtual plane, train, boat that is modelled exactly the same as the RL version.

This is a free version upgrade for existing owners too.
 
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5. Re: RailWorks 3 Announced Jul 16, 2011, 13:36 Tumbler
 
Why haven't these guys been bought out by Activision? This seems like the perfect fit for their games? DLC costs more than the game? APPROVED!

I would love to know how much revenue all that DLC brought in. IE was it worth all the trouble of making it and charging $30 $5-$40 for a virtual train on top of a game that costs...$29.99.
 
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4. Re: RailWorks 3 Announced Jul 16, 2011, 13:34 eRe4s3r
 
This game is the spam of the game industry. Theres no reason WHATSOEVER to develop 80 different addons and 3 games with literally 0 differences between each other (apart from making the DLC incompatible again)  
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3. Re: RailWorks 3 Announced Jul 16, 2011, 13:29 SpectralMeat
 
Esoteric wrote on Jul 16, 2011, 11:40:
But I don't have the 80 DLC for the 2nd one yet...
Maybe it will go on sale when RW3 comes out and you can have all the DLC for a discounted price of $560
 
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2. Re: RailWorks 3 Announced Jul 16, 2011, 12:05 Marvin T. Martian
 
Would much rather see an updated and revamped Railroad Tycoon or Railroads from Sid!  
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1. Re: RailWorks 3 Announced Jul 16, 2011, 11:40 Esoteric
 
But I don't have the 80 DLC for the 2nd one yet...  
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