Ever dreamed of driving trains? Now you can! Train Simulator 2017 brings to life some amazing train challenges on real world routes and delivers the ultimate railway hobby.
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Release Date: Jul 12, 2009

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September 22

Outeniqua Choo Tjoe Out Now!



The Outeniqua Choo Tjoe was one of South Africa’s longest-lived and most famous steam passenger train services – and now the spectacular and challenging route of the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe is available for Train Simulator!

Tracing a path between the Outeniqua Mountains to the north and the Indian Ocean to the south, the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe operated between George and Knysna in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, a distance of 67 kilometers (42 miles). The rugged line was constructed between 1924 and 1928 – and for eight decades thereafter proved a paradise for those seeking either the scenic majesty of South Africa’s Garden Route or the magic of its Cape-gauge (3-foot, 6-inch) steam railroading.

Train Simulator’s Outeniqua Choo Tjoe route features South African Railways’ Class 24 2-8-4 steam locomotive designed by SAR Chief Mechanical Engineer, M.M. Loubser and constructed by the North British Locomotive Company in 1949-1950. Weighing in at 147,000 pounds, 100 of the stylish SAR Berkshires were constructed and many remained in active service into the 1980s. And the Train Simulator route also includes a variety of authentic SAR passenger and goods rolling stock to re-create not only the iconic Outeniqua Choo Tjoe passenger train but the route’s goods and mixed trains.

The route of the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe was one of the world’s most majestic and inspiring railroads – and the Train Simulator Outeniqua Choo Tjoe route includes all the remarkable features of the legendary line, from the towering Kaaimans River bridge to the reverse loops of Goukamma to the spectacular Knysna Estuary.

The Train Simulator Outeniqua Choo Tjoe route, from Dovetail Games Partner Programme member Johansteam, recaptures and brings to life all the extraordinary appeal of one of the globe’s most captivating steam-operated railroad lines!

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September 20

DB BR 420 Update is Available Now


In response to your important feedback on a variety of add-ons available for Train Simulator 2017, Influenzo have today released an update for the DB BR 420.

Here is a list of what has been addressed:

  • The Traffic Red shader was updated
  • The Traffic Red Livery was updated to more accurately reflect the real world version
  • The Carmine Red shader was updated
  • Detailed door window frames were added to improve quality
  • The roof components pertaining to the electricity supply have been improved
  • Added additional destinations to the ZZA

If you own the DB BR 420, the update will download automatically from Steam. If you have any problems/queries with regard to the update, leave a comment below or submit a ticket to our support site where our Support Team will be ready to assist.

The DB BR 420 update will be approximately 299 MB in size.

If you do not yet own the DB BR 420, why not pick it up now following its recent introduction as part of the Pro Range, complete with all liveries as previously available on the Marketplace!


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Special Pioneers Edition

About This Game

Enjoy four fantastic real-world routes including:

Transport your passengers precisely on time along the Vogelfluglinie between Hamburg and Lübeck in the renowned DB BR 218 locomotive.

Drive at breakneck speeds along the breathtaking Ligne Grande Vitesse: Marseille Saint Charles to Avignon TGV route in the iconic TGV Duplex®.

Take in the scenic countryside of Southern Wales in the distinctive Arriva Trains Wales Class 175.

Experience the precision of American commuter operations along the North Jersey Coast Line in the modern NJ TRANSIT® ALP-45DP locomotive.

Transport your passengers across highly detailed real-world routes in Great Britain, France, Germany and the North America.

More than driving

Create and share your own routes with the community and watch the world go past as a passenger or rail fan in the ultimate rail related hobby. You can also capture the perfect scenes in our Railfan Mode. Take some shots and share them with our community.

Beginners Welcome

Start from the beginning at the TS Academy and learn to master your machines and rule the rails.

And exclusively available in the Pioneers Edition, the additional

The picture postcard scenery of the Austrian Alps dominate the stunning Semmeringbahn: Mürzzuschlag to Gloggnitz route.

Additional Features:

  • Quick Drive menu system: drive whatever you like, where you like
  • Drive with Xbox 360 controller, keyboard or mouse
  • Integrated Steam Workshop free scenario download centre
  • Create your own routes and scenarios with powerful in-game editing tools
  • Access the Train Simulator community in-game
  • Find all the content you love in our Add-Ons catalogue, from our Classics Range selection through to study-level Pro Range.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows® 7 / 8.1
    • Processor:Processor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors)
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB - 1GB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:40 GB HD space
    • Sound:Direct X 9.0c compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
    • Graphics:Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required
    • Additional:Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos
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398.3 hrs
Posted: September 26
i do like it but please fix the stupid thing on the 2-8-0 consolidation (please forgive me of mu bad spelling) it sad lack of lubercation and i cant find a way to lubercate the engien at all if thay are looking at this please fix it it is anyoing!!
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74.2 hrs
Posted: September 26
when i bought ts2013 it had loads of trains and routes but when it update to 2014 all of it was removed, from the on every update was just a different mene color with different music pure garbage this game
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40.0 hrs
Posted: September 26
I love this game.. But you gotta buy some of the dlc.. and hopefully manage to wait for a steam sale or something.. At times it is lagging a bit, and being a bit choppy, i usually just restart my computer and it works great again..

It's really relaxing at times. :)
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10.5 hrs
Posted: September 26
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6.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
I love the graphics. I am an old MSTS guy. I would really like to see switch control implemented like MSTS. It was very easy to see which way the switch was set , then change it. I pretty much like all else in the interface. I did like yhe MSTS with the various optional boxes, including switch control.
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536.3 hrs
Posted: September 25
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33.9 hrs
Posted: September 25
this is the worst game ive ever played
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228.7 hrs
Posted: September 25
love it and my favorite loco is in here the ac6000cw from csx!
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303.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
When you first updated to 2017 version it was great it ran like a dream, no lagging spots like it did on the old, i could run all day on all types of scenarios and it was a smooth as the preverbial. NOW ITS CRAP AGAIN. I dont know what youve done to it but OH MY GOD, talk about lag spots it seems to be doing it every mile or so TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!
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40.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
don't buy this game
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
171 of 252 people (68%) found this review helpful
121 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Product received for free
With all the DLCs you can buy a second hand car.
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45 of 56 people (80%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
50.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Runs just as poorly as it did when it was branded as "2016"... don't waste your money.
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55 of 76 people (72%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
It’s really sad that the only fleshed out Train Simulator on PC these days is this poor excuse of a videogame.

I won’t even speak much of the thousands of dollars’ worth of DLCs - some of which are little more than a badly made 3d model being sold for a full game price. There are plenty of other reviews that cover that.

It started out fun. I enjoyed it enough to invest in some extra content (the route bundles are the least overpriced). Then I made the "mistake" of upgrading my computer.

This game, which is called Train Simulator 2016 is almost unplayable on a 2016 computer, thanks to frequent crashes, consistently low framerates, ugly visuals, and FPS drops that are almost rhythmic with the movement and sound of the train.

I tinkered with the settings, between highest and lowest. It made no difference.

I emailed the developer. They replied after a massive delay, "but it runs perfectly on our much weaker computer!", and promptly closed the issue within days before I could get a chance to respond.

I asked the community for advice. They tried to convince me that it was most unreasonable of me to expect this 2016 release to run on my 2016 computer. Or how my set-up is "unbalanced" or "not good enough" despite running every other game flawlessly. Some referred to their real-life experience of driving trains, and how that has made their opinions on computer hardware and software paramount. But credit where its due - most of their passive-aggressive sermons began with hello and ended with thank you.

For people who have spent hundreds and thousands of dollars in this game, and are now unable to enjoy them, the dev's solution is to release a new game engine, which of course, will NOT support said hundreds and thousands worth of content. Meanwhile, they keep repackaging this broken software as a "new release" every year, and keep selling a thousand dollars more of DLCs, WITHOUT any warnings to buyers about the horrible expected performance, and without any commitment to give players their money's worth.

If you are still living in the last century, you might love this. Everyone else, (and I wish I could suggest a better alternative) wait for the new game engine next year.
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22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
70.4 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 17
This developer does not support its game. It's rife with bugs and issues that get neglected in favor of churning out new content. It's not clean, it's not polished, it's just not good. Lack of competition has these devs laughing to the bank.
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
287.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Dovetail Fail The Most Basic of QA Tests for the 6th Year Running...Perfect Record Continues

I buy the update to 2017 for the 5 DLC and I, at random, pick the first Career Scenario of the New Jersey Coast Line....

Imagine my total lack of surprise that the scenario has obvious flaws in it.....you really have an amzing ability to produce your output at a totally consistent level; everything you make looks like you don't know what the words test, qualiy, assurance, and many more, are.

This first scenario of NJ does not give you the eta in the HUD, there is a point just over three miles out where a 45mph speed limit is enforced that is NOT on the hud's route - it just doesn't exist as anything the player can see.

I assume you will be bringing your unparalleled lack of testing and QA to your new product, so come December I look forward to a new product developed in a couldn't be bothered, half complete way.......
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21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
i am done with this game and this company ♥♥♥♥ for lying to your customers. iv'e spent a hell of enough money in this only to be dissapointed by lazy devolpment year after year. promised new features that never came and now will not unless i buy a seperate game and EVERYTHING I OWN JUST TO HAVE BETTER GRAPHICS/SOUND WILL NOT ♥♥♥♥ING WORK ANYMORE??? that is a cheap dog move ♥♥♥♥ you and i am done.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
57.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
TS2017 is a mixed bag of beans
While chugging along in a train can be relaxing and surprisingly fun, this game is also a source of aggravation. As example I think I have a decent computer: GTX 970, AMD A10-6700 quad Core, 8 Gbyte Ram, Windows 10 AE. I can play games like World of Warcraft and Elite Dangerous on highest settings without problems and decent frame rates.
In TS 2017 my framerate can drop down as low 6 fps in certain scenarios. I might get 20 fps if I am lucky and reduce all settings to low.
Switching from Windowed borderless to fullscreen in the settings would cause it to no longer start.
That's for the technical things.
For gameplay I have these complaints:
The career mode is too strict:
Driving your train at 101kph instead of 100kph? You lose points. One minute too late at the station? Kiss ANY points you might have accrued goodbye.

Also DLCs are extremely expensive.

Would I recommend this game? If it's for sale under $10, yes.
Full price? No.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Nearly £3.5K worth of DLC (~280 items), the majority of which hasn't been updated since release. I don't know how that's even remotely acceptable.
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19 of 28 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
54.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
The interphase is broken as of this writing - it is a laggy and buggy piece of software that needs to be fixed. Pressing a filter for engines results in a wait to get the results. I wish I didn't invest so much in the DLC. It used to work fine... but a lately it's just not worth running the game.
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27 of 48 people (56%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
131.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Hi. Dovetail games here. If you'd like to do anything in this game you must first gives us mountains of cash. And then some more cash. Did we mention the cash? Yes, that's what you must give us lots of. Also the game is only barely adequate. But the cash. Yes, give us that.
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