Trainz Simulator
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Build and operate your dream railroad.   Commercial ($39.90)
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Trainz Simulator includes everything you need to build and operate your own dream railroad. You can build a fun layout in minutes, faithfully recreate a steam railroad from days gone by or develop a fully fledged 100+ mile prototypical route; the choice is yours.

Features:
  • Drive steam, diesel or electric trains (and even trams, boats and cars)
  • Operate a complete working rail line with interactive industries
  • Build and customize your own living railroad
  • Share your creations and your passion with other rail fans
Requirements
  • OS X 10.6.6 or later
  • 2GB RAM
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core i5, or better
  • nVidia or ATI graphics card
  • 20GB available disc space
  • Internet connection recommended



MacUpdate - Trainz Simulator



Trainz Simulator User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Negritude commented on 27 Jun 2013
There's a sale going on via StackSocial, where the basic simulator is only $15 (ends July 2nd):

https://stacksocial.com/sales/climb-aboard-with-trainz-simulator-12-for-mac
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Prologos reviewed on 17 Sep 2012
Will there be a Version for ML ?
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Basementjack reviewed on 03 Dec 2011
I've been a trainz user for years, there is simply nothing else like it, especially on the mac platform.

Although it's "version 1" for the mac, don't let that stop you, it's actually based off the same code the PC version is, which has had about 10 years of updates.

Speaking of Updates, If you take the extra step of setting up a profile on the vendor's site (there's a button to help you do this when you run the game) the game will give you to pull content updates. Trainz has always been a community game - meaning that thousands of enthusiasts from around the world have made things like buildings, trees, trains etc. Much of this content is included in the game, and even more is available online on the "download station".

So again, although it's a "Version 1" product, there are in fact updates to the content and this is a mature and stable platform.

Easily worth the money for something so unique.

That said, Trainz can be easy or hard - it depends on how much you want to get into it.

Do you want to control a train on a few different layouts? that's easy.

Do you want to create a layout, that'll take some effort, and some understanding of a few things. it's not impossible, but you will have to think and use your head.

Do you want to download new layouts, cars and buildings from the internet - that's easy, but not well documented at this point.

So my review reflects that in its ease of use score...
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Frankns replied on 01 Jan 2012
I've been watching Trainz for some time now ... and am intrigued by the idea of downloading additional rolling stock and layouts ...

When I look at the site, the available downloads all seem Windows only ... no Mac. Am I missing something?
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Basementjack replied on 01 Jan 2012
Frankns -

I ran into this too. On windows there seems to be better integration between the download website and the app.

On the mac, when you launch the app, choose "Manage Content" (under Start Trainz)
That will launch an app they wrote to be used with the mac for downloading content.
From there, Pick "Custom" from the drop down, and then set Category to "rolling stock" and you'll see everything available for download. Right click to download and it will download and install everything needed.

it's really pretty easy once you do it a few times.

You can also use custom and enter a KUID -
This would be useful if you found something on the download station and wanted to download it - just copy and paste the KUID.
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Frankns replied on 02 Jan 2012
Great ... thanks that's a great help!
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Mistertoad17 reviewed on 03 Dec 2011
I am downloading the torrent version as I write this. So why score it 5 star if I haven't got it?

Well I owned Trainz on the PC from it's earliest inception and stuck with it as it grew and would encourage all children aged toddler to 112, or whatever the oldest living human is to try it. It filled the gap of missing train set for me for many years. I still have the Trainz discs even though I don't have a PC anymore. The scores I give are for what I know of the product previously and as I have used the iPad version and love it on there I feel confident we are in for a cracker of a game. The Stability of this version I cannot tell at this point of course, but judging by the recent iPad release it will be fine. If it has early issues I encourage you to stick with it.

Should this be buggy, I know from experience that those bugs will begin to be removed very quickly. I will say that the major prob when it first arrived was that PC's were generally still too slow to really run it gloriously, but as newer hardware became cheaper users became happier and the updates went a long way toward making them happy too.

When I originally had it on PC, the company was called Auran, I am suspecting the new name is a new owner after all these years. I always found Auran great to talk too if you needed guidance.

As for the game itself, the playing of it was a lot of fun. The editor was breathtaking. Many buying this for the first time will probably say "Oh yeah same old, same old" but when Auran developed this editor there was nothing to match it. Landscaping was a doddle (great word, sadly underused). There was a huge range of models to add to the landscape back then as well. Those models went on to be user created in a vast library that I am hoping will be available to Mac users.

I have been hoping for this moment for a good many years. The question "Will there be a Mac version?" was always never a point blank no, just never seemed to arrive, just like many real trains I have waited for :o)

So I hope for great things with Trainz v1.0 and that it grows beyond v1.0 very soon.

Incidentally, it makes a change to have a feel good offering from MacUpdate of a weekend, rather than a never-ending pot of graphic filters and the like. Not that I have an issue with them, except when they are offered at weekends when some of us want shiny, whizzy things ;o)

Happy Trainzing!
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Jonass55 had trouble on 05 Dec 2011
I don't know how can id Download Trainz simulator. I payed on friday in https://www.paypal.com/es/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_view-a-trans&id=2EL37672ST916954R but i can not download.
Thanks You
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philipmacchino rated on 12 Oct 2012

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Kcgw531 rated on 03 Jun 2012

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davenpat rated on 02 Jun 2012

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Mistertoad17 rated on 06 May 2012

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James Crick rated on 10 Feb 2012

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Zaphodbbx rated on 15 Dec 2011

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Ken Thomson rated on 12 Dec 2011

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johnstaude rated on 12 Dec 2011

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nietsrak rated on 04 Dec 2011

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PEPINO rated on 03 Dec 2011

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Version Downloads:4,018
Type:Games : Simulation
License:Commercial
Date:26 Oct 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $39.90
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Trainz Simulator includes everything you need to build and operate your own dream railroad. You can build a fun layout in minutes, faithfully recreate a steam railroad from days gone by or develop a fully fledged 100+ mile prototypical route; the choice is yours.

Features:
  • Drive steam, diesel or electric trains (and even trams, boats and cars)
  • Operate a complete working rail line with interactive industries
  • Build and customize your own living railroad
  • Share your creations and your passion with other rail fans


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