OS X Trainz Simulator: A New Era

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  1. old-mac-man, Nov 15, 2013
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    old-mac-man macrumors regular

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    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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    I really enjoyed Railroad Tycoon and am wondering if that is still an option?
     
  3. Rossatron macrumors 6502a

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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"
     
  4. old-mac-man thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure I understand the question, an option of what?
     
  5. Huntn macrumors G5

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    An option to play.
     
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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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    Thanks for the lead! :)
     
  8. old-mac-man thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh, you were talking about an unrelated product, now I see.
     
  9. old-mac-man thread starter macrumors regular

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    New update for Mac users on the Trainz KickStarter.

    in the FAQs

    Also of interest is update #10 where you can order customised objects such as street names.
     
  10. old-mac-man thread starter macrumors regular

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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.
     
  11. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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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
     
  12. old-mac-man thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope nothing to do with it. The original Trainz and MSTS were competing products.
     
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