||(Win95/98/Me/2000/XP) (Retail Box) (TRAINSIMPR)
As It Gets!
Take control of these authentically recreated steam,
electric and diesel locomotives. Drive one of Amtrak's new high-speed electric
trains on the busy North-east Corridor. Race along some of England's most
beautiful countryside in the world-famous Flying Scotsman or guide the
Orient-Express through the Austrian Alps for the ultimate in romantic European
train travel. Take on real-world challenges as you operate nine realistically
modeled locomotives in breath-taking routes for Europe, Asia and North America.
Microsoft Train Simulator is you ticket to experiencing railroading like never
Six highly detailed train routes from around the world with
over 600 total miles of rail, carefully recreated with accurate elevation and
terrain data, to mirror the real-world scenery, industry, and towns along the
routes. Routes include both historic and contemporary rail operations:
the "bullet train" comes to America with Amtrak's new Acela high-speed train
running the busy U.S. Northeast Corridor.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway -
experience the challenges and awesome power of moving today's freight through
the spectacular Marias Pass and along the southern border of Glacier National
Park in Montana.
The Flying Scotsman Railways - race along some
of England's most beautiful countryside in the late 1920's in what is arguably
the world's most famous steam locomotive.
Kyushu Railway Company - explore the mountainous
Hisatsu line on Japan's southern island of Kyushu.
Odakyu Electric Railway - navigate one of the
busiest commuter lines out of Tokyo or take in the breathtaking scenery of Mt.
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express - visit the
Austrian Alps in the 1930s for the ultimate in romantic European steam train
The most realistic experience of rail equipment ever
brought to the PC - placing you in the cab of each detailed locomotive, with
accurate, fully-functional gauges and working controls that you manipulate.
Whether it's working the regulator on a steam engine or the air brake system on
a modern diesel, you are in control.
train and route sound recordings of the actual equipment and locations. Whether
in the cab or standing by the tracks, you'll hear the distinctive hissing of
the Flying Scotsman as it gets up a head of steam, the throaty rumble of a Dash
9 diesel as it hauls its load of freight, and the distinctive sounds of
jointed, wooden-tie track versus welded, concrete-tie track.
Real-world rail Activities based on operational events
unique to each route. Players can choose from a variety of challenges, such as
keeping to a strict passenger timetable amidst unforeseen obstacles, or using
helper engines to get a 50-car intermodal train over Marias Pass during a
winter storm. Alternatively, you can enjoy any of the routes from a passenger
or observer view - just sit back, let the computer control the realistic rail
operations, and enjoy the sight and sounds of your journey.
An open architecture, and tools that encourage
enthusiasts, railroad clubs/historical societies, and third-party developers to
customize and extend the product by creating new trains, routes, scenery, and
challenges, many of which will be available for download from the Internet.
Key partnerships with major railroads around the world who
are assisting Microsoft in recreating the trains and operations to provide an
authentic rail experience. Microsoft Flight Simulator heritage, and the
exacting standards of quality and realism associated with that product family.
The same ingredients that make Flight Simulator so appealing will make
Microsoft Train Simulator irresistible to anyone with an interest in trains.
Authentically recreated trains, routes, and
- Nine drivable locomotives including steam, diesel, and
- Hundreds of miles of accurately detailed routes across
- Real-world train operation activities from novice to
- Conditions such as snow, rain and time of day affect your
- Be the engineer, a passenger, or watch the action from
- Customize your trains and create and share new routes and
Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP: Pentium II 266 MHz
equivalent or higher processor with 4 MB 3D video hardware acceleration or
better, or a Pentium II 350 MHz equivalent or higher processor Microsoft
Windows ® 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000 or
Windows XP operating system (Does not support Windows NT®) 32 MB of RAM for
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME; 64 MB for Windows 2000 500 MB of available
hard disk space for a minimum install Approximately 1.5 GB of available hard
disk space for a full install DirectX ® 7. 0a API or later DirectX 7. 0a or
later compatible 4 MB video card capable of 800 x 600 resolution in 32K colors
DirectX 7. 0a or later compatible sound card with speakers or headphones for
audio Quad- speed CD-ROM drive Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
Super VGA, 1-bit color monitor or better supporting 800 x 600 resolution .
© 1993-2000 CDAccess.com, Inc.