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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October 20

The DB BR 112.1 Is Available Now



Take control of the iconic DB BR 112.1 in this Pro Range addition for Train Simulator.

In the wake of the 1973 Oil Crisis, Deutsche Reichsbahn were looking to reinstate their electrification of East Germany. Many of DR’s locomotives were ex-Russian models, that when combined with the cheap fuel offered by them also, made for a hefty fleet of reliable diesels. DR were looking to replace these Russian diesels with modern, electrically-equipped motive power. The trusted LEW Hennigsdorf developed upon the successful DR BR 250 design to make a new electric locomotive a reality. This new model would be more passenger-focused whereas the DR 250 was primarily for freight haulage.

By 1982, the first prototype, numbered 212 001, made its public debut in Leipzig. After a public display, extensive testing was performed and it was initially decided to mass-produce a locomotive which featured a lower than designed top speed, simply because of the limiting infrastructure of the time. This re-geared locomotive would go on to become the DB BR 143.

The reunification of Germany sparked an era of modernisation for the country’s railways. Many routes were being configured for 120+ km/h running, and due to the 143’s restrictive 120 km/h cap, DR and BR were now in need of a new batch of locomotives. They turned to LEW Hennigsdorf’s successor, AEG, to re-introduce the original, 160 km/h capable, 212 001 prototype as a production locomotive. Introduced as the BR 212, this new locomotive was the first to be jointly operated by both Deutsche Reichsbahn and Deutsche Bundesbahn, and as a result quickly became a motive symbol of German reunification.

Being a ‘Universal’ locomotive, construction methods and specific details were on par with previous designs. The main difference to the previous DB BR 155 was the removal of two axles, leaving behind a more passenger-suited Bo-Bo configuration. Despite their rather box-like design, these locomotives’ journeys were kept smooth due to reliable suspension in the chassis.

After the success of the DB BR 112, both DB and DR went onto order 45 improved variations, the DB BR 112.1; these two locos were very similar in external design, perhaps the only obvious difference being the revised headlight cluster on the newer model. The other major difference was inclusion of LZB from the outset. The DB BR 112.1’s were built by LEW Hennigsdorfs’ successor, AEG and after a few teething problems were set to operate InterRegio services.

In recent years, the DB BR 112 fleet has been split in two. The 112.1’s frequently take power at the helm of DB Regio services, while the original 112.0’s were reclassified as the DB BR 114.0, purely owing to their dedication to Berlin-based operations. With all the reclassification, including within the original DB BR 143 fleet, it is considered that there are too many numbers for so few differences.

There is no denying, the Universal locomotives of LEW Hennigsdorf helped shape the railway services that are still seen to this day. Reliable locomotives such as the DB BR 112.1 have served at the helm for many years, and is now available for Train Simulator, courtesy of Partner Programme developer, Virtual Railroads.

The DB BR 112.1 for Train Simulator is fully featured, including everything from battery isolation to manual traction motor blowers. A full cold start sequence is featured, along with the complex Sifa and PZB safety systems and even neutral section EL-signals. A selection of career scenarios is included for the Hamburg-Lübeck Railway plus Quick Drive consists that display various examples of the BR 112.1 fleet.

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October 19

FSX: Steam Edition Flash Sale Now On


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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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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Had this for a long time as it went through the years... gone from trash to trash to trash!! save your money!
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
297.7 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 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
81.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
I really like trains. Reeealy, reeeealy like trains. That is most certainly the reason this game just squeaks in a thumbs up from me. The base game is pretty good, and I come back and binge from time to time. People say this game is unstable, but i have had few issues with it. Maybe I have the godsent computer, but it runs fine for me. The graphics are... eeh, it doesn't really bother me, but i think it's time for a real upgrade.

Now onto the DLC. I really like the DLC but MY GOD IT'S OVERPRICED. I don't think a single person thinks the price is acceptable, most positive reviews tend to skirt around the issue. It does have a redeeming factor, though: the sales. If you really like trains and are interested in a particular route, I say only ever get the route at a 50% sale. If you weren't really interested, only 75% or more. As for the locos, unless heavily discounted, stay away. It really is not worth it.

Trust me, if there was a 'meh' or 'depends' button I would click it, and if this wasn't the only real high-class train sim out there I woudn't hesitate to give it a thumbs down. I only recomend this game to people who can look at all the negative reviews and still consider it.

*EDIT* The pioneers expansion that adds 5 routes for the price of one is exactly the kind of sale I reccomend, and it is the only sale i would see as acceptable. If you already have the game, I reccomend you look into it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
101.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Not worth spending your money on this game anymore. Thousands of dollars worth of dlc and a game thats not only very buggy and broken, but without the dlc its barely a game at all. Do not buy! Save your money
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
46.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
I have a super high end computer and even still this poorly designed game does not run smoothly. Everything else I have does though. Strange. Another thing is all the completely ridiculous DLC. You basically get crap with the game and all the good stuff will cost you an arm and a leg. I mean...$20 for a locomotive and you still have to spend another $10 on the scrienario just to be able to use the darn thing? Really? Whos ridiculous idea was this? Its no question almost all the DLC is always "on sale" because no one is buying it. They failed with this game. ITS ONE BIG FAIL.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
684.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
What a terrible Ponzi scheme this software has become.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
28.2 hrs on record
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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
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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30.1 hrs
Posted: October 21
I used to be able to play Train Sim '16' on my gaming laptop but now every time i try launch the game it crashes. I'd say Train Sim '17' is a downgrade. Save your money for something else or wait until this game finally gets better.
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16.4 hrs
Posted: October 21
I like it , but please make the gaming faster i dont wan to be laggy and ♥♥♥♥ like an old man or women .
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4.1 hrs
Posted: October 21
This is a game with lots of paid content, so the default game is a bit barren. It does have a route builder which seems a bit ununtuitive at first glance. However, the routes provided are nice and scenic and the trains provide good enjoyment. Pity that there is no steam loco in the default game - again, that is the model on which this game works, so if you want more out of this game, you would need to buy some routes and locos.

I recommend it with the above caveats. However, you might want to check out OpenBVE which is a free game engine and also has free content (if you are not too particular about the latest flashy graphics).
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IANR 3808
550.3 hrs
Posted: October 21
Most of the time i have to restart my computer again because it will take more than one try to get the game to start.
Other wise its a pretty nice game.
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1,495.4 hrs
Posted: October 21
I have been into Train Sims for a long time. Overall I do like Dovetails Train Simulator driving and editing. However, the graphics engine is getting too dated, but it would not be easy to update this and also be backwards compatable. I do agree with a lot of comments about the extra downloads and they are FAR too expensive. A route or train download costs as much as a game! For example, loads of different routes and trains just covering Greater London costing hundreds of pounds! Dovetail needs to seriously take peoples views on this, or do they even read these Steam Reviews? Despite this, I do recommend this simulator, and its up to you if you want spend hundreds of pounds for all the extra downloads.
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99.6 hrs
Posted: October 20
i liek trenz
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6.3 hrs
Posted: October 20
This game is really fun. You can do all sorts off stuff. Highly recommed this game to the train fan in your family.
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Simulator Experiencer
12.7 hrs
Posted: October 20
Very fun game ever , from my point of view this was the best experience i have had + the dlc are so cool with the maps its just goes on and on , you won't get bored of it, you should really try this game out :) .
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251.2 hrs
Posted: October 20
Trainfail simulator is the sum of bugs added patch by patch to give you the illusion of a great product. And being the "only" game in this market, that went this far, has left the illusion at dovetail studios to believe they were doing good.

I never saw a train, completely stop, slipping away depending on the gradient.. Or the unbelievable fps drops. This is just a little taste, so keep your money
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Hunter (City 2)
4.5 hrs
Posted: October 19
Pretty Good Graphics, Updates to different versions, Perfect to Choose a good Train Game!!
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