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Veröffentlichung: 23. Nov. 2012

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Enthält 2 Artikel: Train Simulator: Union Pacific Big Boy Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Union Pacific Challenger Loco Add-On

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Enthält 6 Artikel: Train Simulator: Class A4 Pacifics Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: LNER Class A3 ‘Flying Scotsman’ Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Southern Pacific Cab Forward Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Thompson Class B1 Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Union Pacific Big Boy Loco Add-On, Train Simulator: Union Pacific Challenger Loco Add-On

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Sonderedition

CLASSICS RANGE
The Classics Range features a selection of must-have products at value for money prices from the TS back catalogue.

Über dieses Produkt

Die mächtige Union Pacific Challenger 4-6-6-4 ist nun für den Train Simulator erhältlich und beinhaltet vier anspruchsvolle Szenarien für die Sherman Hill Strecke.

Die schweren Steigungen der Wasatchkette erforderten neue und effizientere Lokomotiven, die schließlich in der Entwicklung der 4-6-6-4 Lokomotiven durch die Union Pacific Ingenieure führten. Diese Loks verfügten über zwei in beweglichen Rahmen gelagerten Antriebseinheiten mit jeweils eigenen Dampfzylindern.

Das beeindruckende, gegliederte Radarrangement der Challenger machte diese Bauart zu einer der erfolgreichsten großen Dampflokomotiven, die jemals entwickelt wurden und machte diese Lok zu einer der kraftvollsten und effizientesten Loks dieser Bauart.

Die schwergewichtige Challenger war ein alltäglicher Anblick im Frachtdienst auf den Bergstrecken der Union Pacific, aber von Zeit zu Zeit zogen diese Giganten auch Passagierzüge durch die gebirgigen Teile Kaliforniens und Oregons.

Zwischen 1936 und 1943 von der American Locomotive Company und Baldwin Locomotive Works in einer Stückzahl von 252 gebaut, gingen knapp die Hälfte schon allein an die Union Pacific.

Die Union Pacific Challenger V2.0 für Train Simulator ist in zwei Lackierungen erhältlich – die berühmte Union Pacific Lackierung in schwarz, sowie Union Pacific Lackierung in grau. Wesentliche Merkmale der neuen Version sind die TSX Effekte, neues Rauch und Partikelsystem, sowie ein überarbeiteter Fahrstand. Für die Szenarien ist das Sherman Hills Add-On erforderlich.

Szenarien


Vier Szenarien für die Sherman Hill Strecke:
  • Challenger Intro Run
  • Challenger on Sherman Hill Cheyenne to Laramie
  • Challenger Working at Wycon
  • Challenger Working the BNSF Stub

Weitere Szenarien sind in dem online Steam Workshop und im Spiel erhältlich. Die Szenarien des Train Simulator Steam Workshops, die viele weitere spannende Spielstunden garantieren, sind kostenfrei und einfach zum Herunterladen. Szenarien werden täglich hinzugefügt. Warum testen Sie es jetzt nicht einfach aus!

Klicken Sie hier für weitere Steam Workshop Szenarien.

Hauptmerkmale

  • Union Pacific Challenger in Union Pacific Schwarz und grauer Lackierung
  • Realistischer Fahrstand und Sound
  • Verbesserte Physik und TSX Effekte
  • Realistische Regeneffekte und neue Scheinwerfer
  • Quick Drive kompatibel
  • Neues Rauch- und Partikelsystem

Systemanforderungen

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor:Processor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Sound:Direct X 9.0c compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
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Größtenteils positiv (25 Reviews)
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ZSOLOM
Verfasst: 16. April
yes there are a few problems with it but overall it's a great add on to get.
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goingtobegone
Verfasst: 22. März
The Union pacific Challenger is one of the best detailed train in the game! and also my favourite! Its articulated body looks like its real and the best thing about this train is the sounds!
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Harry
Verfasst: 13. März
Schöne Lok, aber innen bisschen primitiv gestaltet. Ausen toll und auch guter Sound.
In der Beschreibung fehlt aber die PS Angabe.
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USARail Productions
Verfasst: 5. März
Whatever happened to the consolidation that used to come with this? Got a thumbs down from me cuz the consolidation is gone, horible physics and sounds, and RSC just did a bad job on it.
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Niko
Verfasst: 16. Februar
I bought this engine and I got to say, it is a really nice engine and it comes in two liveries and one carear scenario and three or four standard scenarios. I recomend getting this if you like Union Pacific Steam trains and would like some scenarios for Sherman Hill.
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titanpilot321
Verfasst: 27. Dezember 2015
i got this as a gift, its good, nice train, decently fast.
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JR East E231 Series
Verfasst: 20. Dezember 2015
go ♥♥♥♥ your life
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Kenni234
Verfasst: 17. Oktober 2015
Its a cool Game... I check only the DLC´s not... i cant do it in the Game... but its very funny Drive the ICE...
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exp232
Verfasst: 13. Oktober 2015
Here we are in TS2016 and this old stalwart of a model is still chugging along in the DLC store. A Railworks 2 model (2012), this is one of the oldest DLC locos available for TS, so don't expect anything grand if you decide to purchase it.

Please take the $7.99 price tag seriously for what it is. It's at a reduced price because this mammoth is ancient (pun not intended). As part of the TS Classics range, you shouldn't expect anything technologically signifigant or magnificently designed. It may have been state of the art at the time it was released, but it pales in comparison to what is available now.

PROS:
-It's the only Challenger model for TS that is available to my knowledge.
-Will serve well for scenario creators on old steam routes.
-3rd party minor upgrades are available on RWA.
-Reduced price tag that comes with the TS Classics range.

CONS:
-Disgusting stock sounds
-Disgusting cab
-Disgusting exterior
-Disgusting physics
-Just Disgusting (for today's standards)

Buy it if you need it for scenarios, or if you wish to own a little piece of history, but don't buy it thinking it's good content. Perhaps one day, DTG will look back and give this loco a makeover, but don't expect that anytime soon.
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Deadly-Dorito
Verfasst: 1. September 2015
This is a great DLC
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Verfasst: 13. März
Schöne Lok, aber innen bisschen primitiv gestaltet. Ausen toll und auch guter Sound.
In der Beschreibung fehlt aber die PS Angabe.
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Verfasst: 22. November 2014
The Pros:
A nice looking model, seemingly very realistic
nice sounding whistle
nice old-school bell
Quite a few scenarios for Sherman Hill.

Cons:
The passenger cars included do NOT have a passenger view
the whistle loop is too long.
Extremely hard to see out of the cab window.

Overall, I would definitly recommend this DLC, especially to anyone who is a fan of UP steam.
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14 von 17 Personen (82 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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Verfasst: 7. Juli 2015
This review will be for the Union Pacific Challenger and Big Boy DLC. There is a litany of problems with both of these DLC packages. I will only touch on a few of the many issues.

1) There are some things that a steam locomotive has to have in order to be immersive; it must transport you to that special place where you believe that you are actually running a steam locomotive. Well….., these engines lack all of those things. Missing or broken features are many and are overwhelmingly immersion-breaking, and while these engines look like the prototypes in the academic sense, they lack many fine details. Rivets on the tender are rendered two-dimensionally. A lot of detail is missing from the tender trucks including spring-rigging, brake calipers/shoes, and brake cylinders. The headlights and tender lights do not work. Additionally, the classification lamps do not work. There are many pipes, rivets, auxiliary devices, and linkages that are missing. A prime example is the missing compensating levers (throttle reach lever on the engineer's side of the boiler). The cab interiors are just as bad, rendered in low resolution and poorly detailed. There are several missing pipes, levers, and gauges. The cab windows do not open. The roof vents do not open. The Cab signals do not work. There are no cab lights so it is pitch dark inside; all the better to hide the missing details. On the Big Boy DLC I purchased, the cab windows are obscured by a grey haze so I can't see the engineer or fireman.

2) The sounds are bad. The Challenger isn't as bad as the Big Boy, but that is not saying a lot. The chuffing of the Big Boy sound like someone using a plunger on a toilet; a kind of wheezing, squishy sound. Even worse is that the sounds for both locomotives were borrowed from two-cylindered locomotives, and poorly made ones at that. The problem with using this sound for the Big Boy and Challenger is that the Big Boy and Challenger are 4 cylindered simple articulated locomotives. Even if the poorly made two-cylindered effect didn’t sound like a dying water buffalo, a two cylindered engine chuffs 4 times per revolution of the driving wheels. By contrast, a simple articulated would have two different sets of cylinders each chuffing 4 times per revolution; they would get out of sync with one another causing a staccato rhythm, 8 chuffs total per revolution. In railroad vernacular this is called “hitting a double lick”. This sounds NOTHING AT ALL like a 2 cylindered locomotive. The Gtrax Cab Forward got this sound effect down perfectly; why DTG couldn't manage to do it for the Big Boy and Challenger is incomprehensible. Ditto for the whistle sounds, hissing steam, and the “clunking” of auxiliary devices, all of which are missing, bad quality or poorly synced. What DTG should have done was to get sound samples from the real Union Pacific Challenger #3985, using the samples for both the Challenger and the Big Boy. It would have worked beautifully, but I guess that would have been too easy to do.

3) My biggest deal-breaker when it comes to immersion with a steam locomotive is the lack of a fully functioning set of particle emitters to model the various steam and smoke exhausts on the locomotives in question. After all, if a steam locomotive isn’t steaming and smoking, it isn’t much of a steam locomotive is it? I have said it in other reviews; the smoke and steam effects of the Gtrax locomotives (SP GS-4, NKP S-2, SP&S E-1, SP Cab Forward) are practically the best in the game. Why they were not used on the Big Boy and Challenger is beyond comprehension, as it would have added immensely to the immersion of this DLC.

The smokestack exhaust looks far too thick and doesn’t dissipate the way real smoke does. Essentially it looks like a column of dirty cotton candy shooting up and out, fluffy and irregular. The emitters for the cylinder ♥♥♥♥♥ do not work. The emitters for the wheel sanders do not work. The emitters for the boiler safety valves do not work, and the emitters for the turbogenerators do not work. The emitters for the injectors and feedwater pump are not present/do not work. And there are no emitters for the stoker motor exhaust on the Big Boy ( a coal burning locomotive).

4) The performance of these locomotives is completely unrealistic. First off, the models possess far too much tractive effort, that is, low speed pulling power. While the Real Challengers and Big Boys were indeed powerful locomotives that could start and rapidly accelerate heavy trains, they didn’t accelerate to 80 mph in ten seconds.TOTALLY UNREALISTIC. On the other end of the spectrum, the horsepower curve is too weak. The real locomotives could sustain 40-60 mph speeds with heavy trains, effortlessly for hundreds of miles. These DLC engines,”run out of boiler” within a few seconds of high speed running and can’t run at all with any significant load behind them. They run out of steam and stall, forcing you to stop and build up steam again. COMPLETELY UNREALISTIC.


The only justifiable use for these locomotives is in “supporting roles” in other scenarios. For example, Elphaba makes at least two Workshop scenarios for the Smokebox F.E.F., Grain Rush ’57 and UP Overland Mail, that utilize the Challenger and Big Boy. They can be seen rolling by with their own trains; you don’t have time to notice their deficiencies because you are too busy running the F.E.F. Other than this, and similar scenario uses, I cannot understand why anyone would want this DLC.

Granted, if you were really desperate to own these, you could look for a third party software utility called Railworks Tools, donation ware that you can get here, http://www.rstools.info/ . Additionally, the locomotive performance issues can be addressed by installing physics mods found at Railworks America.com. They are by a man who goes by the name of DtrainBNSF1 and can be found in the files section, under Accessories and Tools. Having said this, I feel most casual players don’t want to spend hours tracking down modding software and mods, learning to use and install them, only to fix some of the problems. This DLC should never have been released in it’s current form. If a game or DLC is broken, it’s broken, and no amount of tinkering is going to fix it.

Both the Challenger and Big Boy DLC were obvious “rush-jobs” cranked out without any thought to accuracy, realism, or quality control. These could possibly be the worst DLC offered for this game. The content creator who made the DLC and the people who made the release decision either didn’t like their jobs, or didn’t care about North American railroad history, both of which are bad news for a company that makes a “Train Simulator”. The decision to sell this DLC does a disservice to Dovetail Games, its other content creators who will be “tarred by the same brush”, the Train Simulator franchise, and two legendary locomotives that deserve better representation than this. My only hope is that Dovetail Games will rectify their mistake and build brand new models of both of these locomotives to the level of quality of the Smokebox F.E.F. Normally, if a DLC release is average in quality I will recommend a “buy” decision, with the qualifier that the purchaser wait for a sale. With this release however, I cannot countenance a purchase decision. The Challenger and Big Boy DLC are awful, and unless you are going to be using them as “scenery” in other scenarios, don’t buy them, period. This DLC is a TRAINWRECK, and this is coming from someone who loves North American steam locomotives and the Train Simulator game.

Final Rating: Red Block: Danger ahead. I wouldn’t buy this if I were you.



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8 von 9 Personen (89 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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Verfasst: 8. Oktober 2014
Similarly to the bigboy I recommend the challenger for the same reasons. It's a great model, good sounds, but the cab could be better. Only issue is you can't see well out the engineer's forward facing window.
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5 von 5 Personen (100 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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Verfasst: 5. März
Whatever happened to the consolidation that used to come with this? Got a thumbs down from me cuz the consolidation is gone, horible physics and sounds, and RSC just did a bad job on it.
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5 von 5 Personen (100 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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Verfasst: 17. Februar 2015
Not a particularly in depth simulation, but it's the Challenger. A fun little sim when you want something a bit simpler than the FEF-3.
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6 von 7 Personen (86 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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Verfasst: 24. August 2015
Only buy this one if you want to make your collection complete. It drives, didn't encounter bugs, basically as base engine ok. However not very advanced in scripting, animations or behaviour. On sale for a few bucks it is a nice additions, not worth full price though
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Verfasst: 7. Februar 2015
Engine seams to be on the gutless side.The Big Boy has more pulling power.
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Verfasst: 13. Oktober 2015
Here we are in TS2016 and this old stalwart of a model is still chugging along in the DLC store. A Railworks 2 model (2012), this is one of the oldest DLC locos available for TS, so don't expect anything grand if you decide to purchase it.

Please take the $7.99 price tag seriously for what it is. It's at a reduced price because this mammoth is ancient (pun not intended). As part of the TS Classics range, you shouldn't expect anything technologically signifigant or magnificently designed. It may have been state of the art at the time it was released, but it pales in comparison to what is available now.

PROS:
-It's the only Challenger model for TS that is available to my knowledge.
-Will serve well for scenario creators on old steam routes.
-3rd party minor upgrades are available on RWA.
-Reduced price tag that comes with the TS Classics range.

CONS:
-Disgusting stock sounds
-Disgusting cab
-Disgusting exterior
-Disgusting physics
-Just Disgusting (for today's standards)

Buy it if you need it for scenarios, or if you wish to own a little piece of history, but don't buy it thinking it's good content. Perhaps one day, DTG will look back and give this loco a makeover, but don't expect that anytime soon.
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3 von 4 Personen (75 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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Verfasst: 28. Juni 2015
When I first saw the pricetag, I was excited. I thought to myself, "What a great deal!" I couldn't wait for the download to finish.
Excitedly, I put the Challenger on my favorite test map, Pacific Surfliner. (Long, has many hills, and is good for finding out what a loco can do)
My exitment turned to dismay when I opened the throttle, and it all went downhill from there. Soon, I realized why it was so cheap.

The Challenger is completely unrealistic. The front engine set's number boards display a different number than the number on the cab. When the wheels are slipping, it is only the rear set of drivers, because an articulated acts like a lash up of diesels, or a double header: an engineer on each "loco" even though one is just a set of drivers.

The challenger can't keep steam up even when the throttle is closed. How do they solve this problem in the programming? When the boiler pressure hits less than 170 PSI, the generation rate shoots up, and the usage rate goes way down. (EG, the usage rate is at 2,475, it shoots down to half that, even with the throttle wide open. I gave up on using advanced controls and manual fireman when running the Challenger)

The whistle goes on for 3 seconds, even when I just tap the key.

The cylinder ♥♥♥♥♥ don't work, even though there is a valve for it in the cab, and the bell is a rapid, high pitched dingdingdingdingding, instead of a deeper, slower dong--dong--dong.

The couplers on the cars that you get are broken: once you uncouple, you cannot recouple.

There are no interiors for the passenger cars and the caboose, either. (This is a minor complaint, but it is something that I wish they had taken the time to do)

You cannot use the in-cab injectors, you HAVE to use the toolbar.

The Challenger is a well modeled locomotive, but that does not redeem it. The running characteristics are junk. It cannot even reach 70 mph, which the real Challenger could do easily!
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