SteamTRAIN
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Steam locomotive and train simulator.   Demo ($12.00)
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In SteamTRAIN, you represent the engineer and crew of an 1800s era steam train. Your vintage train consists of a steam locomotive and tender, plus baggage, coach, or several types of freight cars.

Your train will travel between stops, up and down grades, negotiate curves, switch tracks, and couple/uncouple cars. Controls include the throttle, boiler pressure, traction sand, air brakes, manual couplers, and track switches. A new mixed-weather option includes clear skies, rain and snow plus day/night -- all in one run.

Updated Dispatcher Mode offers hours of
What's New
Version 4.3.2:
  • Saving Improved
  • Bugs Fixed
  • Car Shadows
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.4 or later



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ver. 4.x:
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+5

Creepster reviewed on 22 Dec 2013
A great update since 4.2. Addition of sounds, clickety-clack of the wheels, coal being added to car. Some new side tracks and changed one of the splits. Very nice.
One thing I'd like to see is a way to change the volume of the rain. It truly is so loud, it drowns out everything else.
I'd also like to see the robo train in Dispatcher mode turn around and come back the other direction. Maybe make it a commuter type train.
Thanks to the developer for this software.
[Version 4.3.2]


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henry12345678910 reviewed on 31 May 2011
its fun
[Version 3.2]


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+5
creepster commented on 01 Aug 2009
Time for an update. Icons for speed and such now flash and hitting the N key really screws things up.
[Version 3.1]


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+5
creepster commented on 26 Dec 2007
Love the new 3.0 version and purchased it. Glad to see the development coming along.
[Version 3.0.1]


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Zo219 reviewed on 30 Sep 2006
A competely enthralling ... game, I guess it is ... for my gifted grandson, age 5 ... a unique experience, well-thought-out, much loved. A new release, with new features, is a huge event. We thank you! SteamTRAIN looms very large in his life!
[Version 1.5.3]


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Zo219 commented on 23 Apr 2006
My grandson is mad for this - um, game?

BUT. . . it uses up all active RAM on my GB powerbook! - and $25 is too much - and it says $20 on the front page.

I'm most concerned about that eating up max cycles. Leftover OS 9 resources in there? Whatever, clean it up.
[Version 1.5]

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IronHorseJohn (developer) replied on 24 Apr 2006
Hi,

SteamTRAIN (ST) developer here. When I click through on my web-site NostWare.com to KAGI, the price shows $20 US (not $25), which it's been for over half a year. Are you talking about exchange rates, sales tax, or value-added-tax?

When I run ST under Apple's activity monitor, I get the following:
85 MB Real Memory
251 MB Virtual Memory
62 to 82 % CPU

This is on an iMac G5 1.8 MHz with 512 MB RAM under OSX 10.3.9. Most of ST was developed on an iMac G3 400 MHz where it preferred an 800x600 screen. There should be no Classic code left.

ST is fairly resource intensive as a lot of floating point calculations are made regarding Loco/Train dynamics. Near the end of my ST HELP information, I recommend Thousands-of-Colors -- not Millions -- and to close other running applications. Just my suggestions.

I'm glad to hear that your grandson likes SteamTRAIN. Mine does too!

IronHorseJohn
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l008com commented on 15 Jan 2006
As a game its a little too basic, and gets boring quick. But, this would make a real kick ass screen saver. Mac goes to sleep, and the trains start thundering along!!!
[Version 1.4.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Jul 2005
I have a young son who will love this one.
It's not too complicated. Seems to run fine under Tiger.
Hope it evolves to 3D in the future.
[Version 1.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Nov 2004
A fun time waster. $25 seems way too much for what you get. Would like to see a variety of trains with different scenery. The NoLimits Simulator (Roller Coaster) is far superior for the same money.
[Version 1.03]

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Anonymous commented on 23 Nov 2005
Wow. That wooden roller coaster is beautiful. However, some progress has been made in the last year. SteamTRAIN is now cheaper.
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+18
Brilormac replied on 15 Mar 2011
This game is worth more than $20. The effort to create such an app is considerable. Those who don't think so should try it and your opinion will change.
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Downloads:18,497
Version Downloads:188
Type:Games : Simulation
License:Demo
Date:04 Nov 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $12.00
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In SteamTRAIN, you represent the engineer and crew of an 1800s era steam train. Your vintage train consists of a steam locomotive and tender, plus baggage, coach, or several types of freight cars.

Your train will travel between stops, up and down grades, negotiate curves, switch tracks, and couple/uncouple cars. Controls include the throttle, boiler pressure, traction sand, air brakes, manual couplers, and track switches. A new mixed-weather option includes clear skies, rain and snow plus day/night -- all in one run.

Updated Dispatcher Mode offers hours of real train operation challenges. At one terminal, you select loco(s) from the roundhouse using the turntable. Then assemble the marked cars into a passenger, freight or mixed train. Travel to opposite terminal picking up and dropping off cars along the way to attain a score. Several options add difficulty such as opposing Robo train, steep grades, and mixed weather.

For all ages and most Intel Macs. Free update for any ST3 or ST4 customer who purchased in 2012 or 2013.


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