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Trainz: Virtual Railroading on your PC (Windows)

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Description

A model railroading and general train simulator for the PC, Trainz allows you to build your own layouts and run various locomotives and rolling stock on them. Players can either control their trains either via a model train-like controller or through more realistic controls, which include actual working handles in the cabs.

The base program comes with three modules. The first is the 'My Collection' module, which simply lets you look at your train collection. The second module is 'Surveyor', which is the tool used for creating your layouts. Finally, 'Driver', which is the train running mode.

Trainz emphasizes ease of layout design and expandability. The core program includes some fifteen engines with various liveries and over fifty pieces of rolling stock.

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Trainz: Virtual Railroading on your PC Windows Adding some color. Texturing landscapes in Surveyor is akin to using brushes in most paint programs.
Trainz: Virtual Railroading on your PC Windows I can almost see my house from here and I live across the Pond! A Class43 breezes through a beautiful British landscape.
Trainz: Virtual Railroading on your PC Windows Already at it. The Centenary car added in the first service pack, bringing the Community Edition up to speed with the retail collection.
Trainz: Virtual Railroading on your PC Windows Racing for Gold. The drizzle may be bothersome, but it did produce a nice rainbow.

Alternate Titles

  • "Trainz: Model Railroading on your PC" -- Australian title
  • "Trainz: Die Modell-Eisenbahn auf Ihrem PC" -- German title

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The Press Says

GameSpy Feb 07, 2002 83 out of 100 83
ActionTrip Jan 28, 2002 80 out of 100 80
GameGenie 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Feb 22, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Armchair Empire, The Mar 06, 2002 7.1 out of 10 71
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 29, 2002 13 out of 20 65
Svenska PC Gamer Jun, 2002 62 out of 100 62
Gamesmania Aug 27, 2002 60 out of 100 60
PC Games (Germany) Feb, 2002 57 out of 100 57

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Related Web Sites

  • Official Trainz Website (Auran's official site for Trainz. Features a forum, demonstration videos, and the official download section.)
  • Trainz Luvr (Dedicated fan site that contains a good selection of additional trains and scenery.)
Ray Soderlund (3498) added Trainz: Virtual Railroading on your PC (Windows) on Mar 19, 2002