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 27

ScotRail Class 68 Update Available Now

In response to your important feedback on a variety of add-ons available for Train Simulator 2017, we have today released an update for the ScotRail Class 68.

Here is a list of what has been addressed:

  • Braking technique instructions have been added to the manual
  • Tail lights will now show when operating a consist in Top and Tail formation
  • The ETS Condition lamp in the cab ceiling now emits ambient light
  • The auto brake handle has been corrected to ‘PBL-style’ operation as per the prototype. However, it is not possible to include the emergency brake notch at full travel of the handle (adding this meant you would enter emergency brake condition every time you applied brakes)
  • Emergency brake can no longer be activated by using the auto brake handle. The application can only be made by using the slam switch on the cab desk or backspace key
  • The locomotive numbering has been fixed and will no longer generate erroneous vehicle numbers
  • The throttle and brake mouse movement direction in the 3D cab environment has been corrected
  • The braking range of the combined throttle and brake handle is now a granular control and no longer notched as per prototype
  • Hazard light operation and function has been corrected
  • The blue tractive effort bar now show properly after the red tractive effort bar was shown
  • When the locomotive is in forward or reverse, holding the DSD pedal upward has been corrected to sound the vigilance alarm and dump the brakes a few seconds later as per prototype
  • The auto brake has been corrected to blend the dynamic brake as per prototype
  • The dynamic brake functionality has been corrected so that it no longer causes jerky movements at slow speeds
  • The sun blind is now operable
  • The passenger saloon lighting now illuminates when the ETS button is pressed
  • The Driver Safety Device message box now displays the appropriate message in the top right corner
  • The Mk2 FO vehicle body has been fixed to ensure proper position of the passenger doors
  • A fault which resulted in the throttle lever becoming impossible to control has been fixed
  • The translucent rear cab wall isolation diagram has been fixed
  • The straight air brake handle has been fixed to allow faster application of brakes
  • Brake force on the locomotive has been tuned to be more like the prototype
  • The manual has been corrected to show the proper vehicles
  • The scenario ScotRail Saviour has been fixed to allow players to achieve 1000 points
  • Coach numbering has now been corrected to show the apporpriate numbers
  • The Driver Safety Device has now been fixed to register appropriate resets

If you own the ScotRail Class 68, 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 at dovetailgames.kayako.com

The ScotRail Class 68 update will be approximately 70 MB in size.

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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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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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
178 of 273 people (65%) found this review helpful
127 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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47 of 61 people (77%) found this review helpful
7 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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56 of 80 people (70%) 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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24 of 33 people (73%) 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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19 of 25 people (76%) 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
3 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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12 of 14 people (86%) 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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21 of 32 people (66%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
590.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
OK, with 569 hours:

1. This is a marvelous game. It simulates not just driving trains, but the experience of being in them, around them, and the countryside through which they roar in all four seasons. Some look and sound so good you can almost smell the deisel. Stop at a station along the way - get out and have a cucumber sandwich and a cup of tea from your thermos.

2. Don't be put off by the DLCs. This is a train enthusiast's game; a hobby. Like a train set in your attic. If you want a new loco, buy it. Add it with pride as a new thing for your collection; it's not like a patch for a broken game. Buy a train because you like it, you want it - to look at, and learn about, and drive, and watch and hear rushing by. And if you want a route, buy it to EXPERIENCE it; spend time on it.

3. The experience can range from excitement of a high speed run, to a peaceful, even cathartic experience chuffing through hills and dales and towns and cities which so well represent the lands portrayed.

I cannot recommend this game more highly.
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12 of 16 people (75%) 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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
284.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
I have an idea. Make the money points, each career route you complete, you get points and you can use those points to buy trains. Can you do that? That would make the game better. Please?
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2.0 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 29
I see a lot of negative reviews for this game. For some reason Steam says I only have 2 hours but I know I have more than that. This isn't a 'I get to drive a train, ♥♥♥♥ yeah' game. This is a 'I get to be a conductor and do some routes and collect trains' game. It's meant to be a virtual substitute for those who like to collect model trains, that's why there's 15 thousand dollars worth of DLC, it's extra content that was released 5 years after this game was made. The yearly updates aren't too bad either although there will always be much to be desired out of them.

Overall I rate this game a 7/10. Room for Improvement but it gets the job done. Also there's Train World or whatever that they have coming out, so hopefully that will be better optimised.
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19.8 hrs
Posted: September 29
New to this simulator, but finding it interesting. Seem expensive at first sight but when t=you look at what youget for your money (I bought pioners edition) it works out at around 7 quid per route (these are normally around 25) so a bargain at that price. Aparently there's not much difference between 2016 &2017, and so some people are moaning and giving bad reviews, which is duumb because if you own 2016 you get upgraded with forking out more money, what you are buying is 4 or 5 routes. With pioneers edition get access to the beta of Train World on the Real engine ,which people seem to be excited about, but just learning how to play this so no point me giving my opinion on a beta game.

Would I encourage others to by this. If you don't have Train simulator, and you like sim games, then yes. If you already own Train simulator, then again yes, just remember its the route you are paying for, not the update ( I believe if you own some of the routes in pack then you get 75% discount for rest)
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5.5 hrs
Posted: September 28
I get about 0.00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 fps on this game and the menu is very confusing
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115.2 hrs
Posted: September 28
same same as before. same same same
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50.3 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 28
$5000 for all dlc's and they just change the name and picture every year to say the latest year
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RC Collins
222.1 hrs
Posted: September 28
I have yet to get any TS games to run reliably on any PC i have owned. You might get lucky and be able to play it a couple times, but then it seems it wont ever run again until the next time i reinstall the OS and start all over.
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27.1 hrs
Posted: September 28
Product received for free
by standard it is exactly the same as train sim 2016 so you HAVE to buy DLC to get anything new which on its own is the price of a new game, would not reccomend
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32.5 hrs
Posted: September 27
10/10 would have bnsf loco drive at top speed only to crash again
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7.4 hrs
Posted: September 27
Save your money, get Run8 Train Simulator.
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162.7 hrs
Posted: September 27
Product received for free
I've been playing Train sim since 2013 and i'm kinda dissapointed that they don't update the Add-ons you get for free in the 2017
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