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Old Nov 15, 2013, 07:37 AM   #1
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Trainz Simulator: A New Era

If you a rail or train enthusiast of any kind your might want to have a look at this KickStarter:

Trainz Simulator: A New Era

There is already a version of Trainz for Mac, but this looks like a real leap forward.

This is a quote from the FAQs

"Initially it will be PC only (Windows 7 and 8). There is a stretch goal listed to port to other hardware platforms which would result in a simultaneous release. Even without the stretch goal, we expect to port to Mac within 90 days of release and then Linux, SteamOS some time after that."

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Old Nov 17, 2013, 11:06 AM   #2
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I really enjoyed Railroad Tycoon and am wondering if that is still an option?
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you know what? I'm not a big fan of trains sim, but think i'll purchase it to encourage other developers to have a mac release "within 90 days or so"
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Old Nov 18, 2013, 06:35 AM   #4
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I really enjoyed Railroad Tycoon and am wondering if that is still an option?
I'm not sure I understand the question, an option of what?
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I'm not sure I understand the question, an option of what?
An option to play.
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An option to play.
Do a search for 'Railroad Tycoon 3 Intel Cider Port' on google. Theres a 1.2GB DMG unofficially ported. It works very well but there is one graphical glitch - parts of opponents track sometimes goes invisible. But if your concentrating on your own railroad its no a big deal. Also you have to run it in a window or else it messes up graphically. Other than that its pretty solid.
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Old Nov 19, 2013, 05:28 PM   #7
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Do a search for 'Railroad Tycoon 3 Intel Cider Port' on google. Theres a 1.2GB DMG unofficially ported. It works very well but there is one graphical glitch - parts of opponents track sometimes goes invisible. But if your concentrating on your own railroad its no a big deal. Also you have to run it in a window or else it messes up graphically. Other than that its pretty solid.
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Old Nov 22, 2013, 12:00 AM   #8
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Oh, you were talking about an unrelated product, now I see.
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Old Dec 9, 2013, 03:17 AM   #9
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New update for Mac users on the Trainz KickStarter.

in the FAQs

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Will T2 be available on Mac?

Yes we will be creating a Mac version of Trainz: A New Era. This is currently scheduled for 90 days after the PC release. For information on how you can help speed up the delivery of the Mac version, please see the Senior Engineer - Mac reward tier.

You can still pledge at any other tier level and then select "Mac version" in your survey (this is sent out after the project completes on Kickstarter). These other tier pledges do not count towards the release date changes.

The Senior Engineer reward is like a mini-stretch goal for Mac users - we need 90 pledges to result in a near-same-day release.

You are able to change your existing reward by logging in and clicking on 'Manage My Pledge'.
Also of interest is update #10 where you can order customised objects such as street names.
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Old Dec 11, 2013, 04:17 AM   #10
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The KickStarter has passed its goal. A Mac version will happen, pledge at 'SENIOR ENGINEER - MAC' to bring that date forward.
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Old Dec 11, 2013, 04:28 AM   #11
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I wonder if this has anything to do with the original Microsoft game Train simulator. It was developed by KUJU games on behalf of microsoft but only version 1 ever got released. Version 2 was started and abandoned on two separate occasions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Train_Simulator
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Old Dec 12, 2013, 02:11 AM   #12
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I wonder if this has anything to do with the original Microsoft game Train simulator. It was developed by KUJU games on behalf of microsoft but only version 1 ever got released. Version 2 was started and abandoned on two separate occasions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Train_Simulator
Nope nothing to do with it. The original Trainz and MSTS were competing products.
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Wow this looks amazing
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