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Microsoft Train Simulator (PC CD)

Platform : Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 95
3.7 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews

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  • One of the most realistic train experiences ever brought to the PC
  • Hundreds of miles of highly detailed, accurately recreated rail routes
  • Real-world, detailed sound effects
  • Dynamic, 24-hour environment
  • Route Editor
  • Six highly detailed train routes
  • Nine drivable locomotives
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 98 / 2000 / Me / 95
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game
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  • ASIN: B00006IQUQ
  • Item Weight: 159 g
  • Release Date: 18 Oct. 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,362 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
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Product description

Experience the excitement of trains on your PC! Take the controls from the engineer's cab with 6,000 tons of freight behind you and exciting challenges ahead. Or relax in the passenger's seat and enjoy the unfolding scenery. Trains, routes and sounds have

Amazon.co.uk Review

Microsoft Train Simulator has been developed by the team responsible for Microsoft's flight simulator range and shows the same high attention to detail in both graphics and gameplay. The latter is similar to GP3's, giving you the chance to control whatever level of detail you want--from the pressure gauges to stoking the engine. Of course, the un-technical among us can just take the train out for a spin and keep it simple across the six world tracks that Microsoft initially offers. Graphics, like the flight sims', are very impressive, but will need a powerful machine to get the full beauty while chugging along in the countryside.

Apart from the free reign on the tracks, there are a number of missions, or tasks, that you've got to complete, ranging from simply getting from A to B to rescuing a train à la Thomas the Tank Engine. With more depth than most, this game is for all comers alike; whether you've been following trains for the last 50 years or this is your first foray, the learning curve is there. Okay, so you can't back left at a whim, nor fly by the control tower at mach six, but the thousands of train aficionados out there are sure to have their imaginations stoked by the six tracks, nine locomotives and track editor. --Jason Denwood --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By A Customer on 31 Mar. 2002
Format: Video Game
When I was a kid, I got a model train set one Christmas. It was great! It came with a simple loop track and about three cars, including the locomotive. It was a bare bones starter set, but I didn't care. I think I had more fun putting everything together than pretending to haul freight across country (it was a very small country) since I was more of a tinker than a train fanatic. Then one day, I think I accidentally stepped on the track and cracked it, stunting any growth I might have had in becoming a train fanatic. But in the interests of sparking an old flame, I chose to review Microsoft's Train Simulator.
Getting the Wheels Rolling
MS Train Simulator has a very simple interface, which remains prevalent throughout the entire game. Basically, you choose to either create a custom train simulation by setting up things like the locomotives, cargo, tracks and conditions, or you choose a pre-made "scenario" that has all these conditions pre-selected, as well as some scripted goodies, such as weather worsening, broken track, and timetables to keep.
Some of these scenarios are more complicated than the others, reflected by the difficulty setting. One thing I didn't like about this setup was that you couldn't tweak the scenarios. There is also an editor that allows you to import train skins, create new routes, and make scenarios of your own, which will extend the shelf life of the game.
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Don't Work I believe this has been copied and files missing
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Good Simulator with scope for add on,s.which i would also recomend.

You can also build your own virtual track,But this is very indepth.

But there is documents on the web to help you.

This simulator is not a model railway,Its the real thing the nearst thing

to driving a train on a proper train route.
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This game is very good for budding train drivers or enthusiasts. You have a choice of 9 locomotives to drive, ranging from steam, Diesel and electric and all are driveable on the 6 routes available which vary in age and location for example you can drive the highly powerful Present day Acela from Baltimore to Washington or the classic Flying Scotsman from Carlisle to Settle.
Each route has various activities for you to complete which involves driving your train with other railway traffic and attempt to complete your tasks on time.
The game is probably best played on a good graphics card around about 16mb but if your card is a little older say around 8mb it will still run OK but will look a bit hazy, also make sure you have at least 2.5Gb free on your hard disk because it does take up a lot of space. but still well worth the money and a good present for Christmas but I would not recommend it for young children because it does take a few goes to get to grips with the controls but once that is overcome you can have hours of fun and then you can maybe try one of the many add-ons that are available to buy.
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I can't explain what this game/simulation has brought to my PC game experience. Once I popped the CD into the drive and began the game, I suddenly felt this was the game I was waiting for, what my PC was waiting for in fact!
OK, enough of that flowery talk, in simple terms this is a superb train simulator, the best. It allows you to drive a various selection of engines (diesel, electric, steam) and trains (passenger, goods) along real life routes and tracks, with great detail paid to scenery and rolling stock. There are many enjoyable activities to keep you immersed for the forseeable future and I can see you playing this one for a long time to come, particulary with the subsequent add-ons giving the game an unlimited amount of shelf life.
This simulation will appeal to both serious train enthusiasts and the casual train admirer. Many may think this simulation is for and aimed at trainspotters, nothing could be further from the truth. It's got a wide appeal from the young to the old. Added to that, by driving on these routes, it also teaches you so much about foreign railways and the geography of foreign towns and cities.
Just perfect, a great gift for at anytime of the year!
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By A Customer on 6 Dec. 2004
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Wile 'MSTS' may be an old game, it is still leagues ahead of the competition - admittedly looking a bit tired, but the framework is there for you to download as many addons as you can imagine. There are tens of thousands of extras to download from places like UKtrainsim.com etc, and this is what keeps people interested. I have had the game since its release, and now have most commercial packs, and also most UK trains as well, all of which are hundred times better than those supplied originally.
A great Buy
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If you are a real train fanatic, then you will probably already have this item, together with 'Train Sim Modeller'.
If you haven't yet purchased it, then don't waste any more time...........get it!
The real benefit of this simulation is the fact that it has already created a huge web-community throught the world and the amount of modelling talent out there is enormous.
There are literally thousands of free models to be had from these websites, including locos, coaches, freight, scenic objects, routes, activities.............the list is endless.
There is also an endless source of expertise to be shared on the 'forums' of these websites.
What more can be said, other than that this is indeed a true railroad simulation as opposed to a model-railway layout.
Enjoy!
kaliber7
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