Simulator News

Novelties in 2018.3.1: Changes in Parzęczewo scenery

At the Parzęczewo station another modernization stage has ended. In the upcoming version of Train Driver 2 tracks 9, 11, 13 next to platforms 1, 2 will be put into service.

Additionally, an electrified one-track railway route Pt along with a junction post Cibórz Most will become available. However, the latter will be still out of service.

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Novelties in 2018.3.1: Curved switches

Users using scenery builder in the upcoming version of Train Driver 2 will benefit from curved switches. Full list of switches that will appear in the new builder is shown below. Those fall into three categories:

  • one-sided – both curves with different radii diverge to the left or to the right
  • two-sided – curves with different radii diverge each to the other side
  • two-sided symmetrical – curves with the same radius diverge each to the other side

This categorization is also applied to the builder’s graphical interface.

Novelties in 2018.3.1: Graphical interface enhancements

When preparing the upcoming version of Train Driver 2, we introduced several improvements regarding GUI of main menu and scenery builder.

Scenery which is set up as a background for the main menu has less objects than before, what should improve computer performance when changing settings or waiting to enter the game. On the right side of the start screen a list of shortcuts to TD2 social media pages has been added.

Many options in the settings menu have been added with last patches, so that a user is able to configure the gameplay according to his own preferences. In order to increase readability of that menu the settings have been divided into four categories: Game, Graphics, Builder and Other.

Apart from new objects, scenery builder in the upcoming version will offer new functionalities as well. Using a new button located bottom left (marked as: 1) one can show or hide railway sleepers in the builder view. At the bottom, next to cursor coordinates (marked as: 2), an information about currently pointed object’s name is shown. A new button has been added bottom right (marked as: 3), with which a user is able to check, how many objects (to be precise: objects’ colliders) are in use on the currently built map. At the same time an information about the safe limit of objects used on one scenery will show up.

Novelties in 2018.3.1: Elements of trackside infrastructure

Scenery editor in the upcoming version of Train Driver 2 will allow putting new infrastructure elements along the track. Examples are shown below:

  • dławiki torowe – impedance bonds
  • skrzynka licznika osi – axle counter box
  • skrzynka EON – audio frequency track circuit box
  • skrzynka EOR – electric switch heating box

Objects created by chudya and RBach (Trainz).

 

EDIT: Not only axle counter box, but also axle counter itself will be available in the upcoming version! Model created by chudya.