Trainz: A New Era is the latest release in the Trainz franchise, developed to raise the simulation genre to new heights with stunning graphics, realism and accuracy. Explore the world of today and travel back in time to relive the glory days of railroad history.
A Journey Like no Other
Trainz: A New Era completely revamps the Trainz series, developed to take the train simulation genre to new heights. The all-new graphics engine brings historic and modern routes to life in eye-watering realism. Operate the most famous locomotives and explore fascinating routes in exotic locations all over the globe. Trainz: A New Era will provide even modest train-fans with hundreds of hours gameplay in single and multiplayer.
If that's not enough, you can unleash your creative side and design your own routes! Share and enjoy them with our huge community or use the Download Station to access 250.000+ DLC items created by the biggest Trainz fans worldwide.
All-new graphics engine with full world shadows and per-pixel lighting
Share your enthusiasm with other rail fans and combine your efforts with others to operate a working rail line!
Our most accurate simulation yet with real time world physics (and editing tools!)
Calculated at 30 times a second, our physics use a variety of configurable inputs such as engine powers, train weight and rolling resistance whilst taking into account factors like track gradient, curve resistance and track adhesion for each train car when accelerating or decelerating. The brand new real time physics editing tools allow players to tune physics 'on-the-fly' to take their simulation's performance even further.
Brand-new Real-time Physics Editing tools enable users to enter known specifications to accurately monitor all the forces at work. Things like tractive effort, drawbar pull or brake pipe pressure can be monitored at a specific point along the train and input values adjusted ""on-the-fly"". By analysing and tuning performance without leaving the simulation, real-world train characteristics can be matched perfectly. (It's a bit like running a virtual dynamometer car).
If physics aren't your thing, don't worry. You can leave the fine-tuning of your favourite locomotive's performance to the experts whilst still having the choice between 'Realistic Mode' or 'Easy Mode' driving options.
Procedurally animated spline junctions
An updated set of track laying tools in Surveyor that automatically adds frogs/vee, blades, and checkrails in the correct place on the tracks when making a switch, turnout or junction. The blades then animate as the junction direction is changed.
Realistic cab sway and external train motion
Using a new suspension modelling system and additional track and traincar parameters, cab sway and ""car rocking"" from both internal and external perspective will provide more realistic train motion visuals. When running on rough track, cars will wobble and shake independently.
Smoke and weather affected by world objects
New particle effects and collision systems will have rain hit terrain or the roof of a station, smoke hit the underside of a bridge or the top of a tunnel and change velocity and direction and flow more naturally.
Tons of Extra Content
- Access to over 250,000+ free DLC items via The Download Station
- In-game downloadable content system for both payware and freeware options
- Create your own routes with powerful in-game level editing tools
- Improved in-game browser
- Configurable control schemes
- Our most expansive soundtrack yet
- Never lose your way with the in-game navigation system
- Never close a window with multi-window support
- Incl. 250 page digital user manual - a digital PDF providing detailed information on every aspect of Trainz
Trainz: A New Era provides a variety of high quality routes - both built-in to the core edition or available as Downloadable Content.
Based upon the famous Highland Valley route from the early days of Trainz, Kickstarter County has received a huge upgrade with new content, new track and new industries. This route is a tribute to all our Kickstarter Backers who helped make Trainz A New Era possible and includes a range of customized assets dedicated to our keenest supporters.
Chesapeake & Ohio RR, Hinton Division - (United States, 1950)
Hinton Division, one of the major coal producing areas for the C&O, starting just west of Thurmond, WV through to Hinton, WV and also includes the Laurel Creek Sub Division, and parts of the Piney Creek Sub, Rend Sub and Loup Creek Sub.
ECML Kings Cross - Edinburgh (UK, 1976)
This edition delivers the full route from London Kings Cross Station all the way to Edinburgh in Scotland - a 393 mile drive! With significant updates to almost every feature along the track, the route will take you back in time to 1976 UK.
Healesville - (Australia, 1910's)
A faithful recreation of the towns, stations, bridges and rural countryside of 1915 Australia. The line includes several notable features, including the 1.6 mile long timber trestle bridge over the Yarra River and flood plains between Yering and Yarra Glen and one of the very few tunnels on the Victorian Railways (at the top of the 'Tunnel Hill' grade between Tarrawarra and Healesville).
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