With Railroad X you can build complex railway worlds on your PC or notebook and it is possible to control trains as a train driver. You can control the entire rail traffic with a sophisticated signal system. Build train consists from steam, diesel and electric locomotives, passenger and freight cars.
User reviews: Mixed (25 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 9, 2014
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June 29

Railroad X version 10.2 update

Railroad X version 10.2 is online.

Changes and improvements:

  • completely reworked menu labels
  • Prepared for plugins 1 and 2 for Railroad X (Eisenbahn X)
    both available from the EEP Online shop.
  • Bug fixes regarding stability issues
  • Additional tutorial layouts, explaining the features from plugins 1 and 2.

Please note that the plugins are required to activate new features like preset routes (plugin 1) and the Lua script editor (plugin 2)

Additional features in plugin 1
preset routes - An "origin" and a "destination" signal define a route from A to B. The required settings for all switch points and signals between origin and destination are stored in the "origin" signal. Routes are automatically checked for conflicts (i.e. crossing routes, blocking rolling stock etc.)
Surface texture scaling - allows for more varied landscape painting. Textures can be scaled between 1/10 and 10 times original scale as well as randomised during texture application.

Additional features in plugin 2
Farming - a combination of models and tracks with special features built in adds fully animated farming to Railroad X. A tractor can plough a field, a combine harvester can bring in the harvest, all in beautiful animation.
Lua scripting - The implementation of Lua gives you new control over your signals and switch points. You can read as well as control any signal's or switch point's state as well as respond automatically when their conditions change. Together with the power of a programming language this means that you can use logic and calculations to steer your traffic. Any contact can call a Lua function which you define in your script. EEP also repeatedly calls a dedicated function (named EEPMain) 5 times per second for those tasks that need to repeatedly check certain conditions. And as the new preset route signals from plugin 1 are signals too, you can control those as well with Lua commands

The new tutorial layouts included in version 10.2 give you some insight into what the plugins have to offer. They work even when the plugins are not yet installed.

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About This Game

Railroad X is more than just a Railroad Simulation. With Railroad X you can build your own railroad world in a dimension, which is almost impossible to realise in real model railroad: wide layouts with driveways and vehicles of all kinds – with cars and buses from all railroad eras. Whether you are a fan of steam trains or high speed railways, the limitations that exist when creating a model railway do not apply to the world of virtual railways.

With Railroad X you can build complex railway worlds on your PC or notebook and it is possible to control trains as a train driver. Of course you can control the entire rail traffic with a sophisticated signal system. Build train consists from steam, diesel and electric locomotives, passenger and freight cars. Railroad X offers a beautifully designed user-friendly interface, that puts many functions intuitively in scene. The new 2D plan transforms the layout top view in an artful yet clear drawing like the experienced model railroaders know it from trade magazines.

With virtual Railroad X, your trains will pass through landscapes whose appearance changes according to the time of day and local weather conditions, thus providing an extraordinarily life-like atmosphere. Additionally, there are animated figures and animals enlivening the scene. Besides cows and horses, fishes and birds, you have animated travellers and passersby.

Railroad X has a long history. The prototype of this software, EEP – Eisenbahn.exe, was created by Software Underground in 1998 and then continuously developed and enhanced each year. Since version EEP 4, the Publisher TREND and Soft Pro have been responsible for the development. In 2012, the founders of the program were responsible for the most extensive revision of the software since version EEP 3. After a year of hard work, they succeeded in creating a new version with Railroad X, which includes important features like a new grapical user interface, animated figures and interactive cabs.

Features of Railroad X


  • Detailed rolling stock
  • Different track systems
  • Road, sea and air transport
  • Sophisticated signal control
  • Timetable editing
  • Multi-train control
  • Internal program moviemaking
  • Animated figures and animals
  • Controllable train cab views
  • Accurate Landscaping
  • 3D view

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/ 7 /8
    • Processor: Dual-Core 2,5 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB graphics card, Pixelshader 3.0
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 2.0-Soundcard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7 /8
    • Processor: Quad-Core 3,2 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB graphics card, Pixelshader 4.0
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 5.1-Soundcard
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
With a learning curve steeper than the Navy's Nuclear Power Program this is an excellent model railroad design tool. This is not a 'train game'. If you want to spend the time learning how to use this to help build your dream layout then 'yes', I recommend this program on that basis. If you want to drive trains and play railroad scenarios I recommend DTG's TS 2015. I have close to 250 hrs in that game and it is the best train sim currently available. Avoid at all costs the one with the 'z', it's terrible.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
56.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Very good model railway building simulation. Quite tricky at first as it's very comprehensive, but once you get to grips with it you can create anything.

Very good English tutorials on YouTube by Ruud Boer. Also a lot by McIwer in German (you don't need to understand the language particularly as you can pick up most of what he is doing just by watching).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
First of all, Railroad X is not a train driving simulator. It is a simulator for model railway design, building, and then running of your dream layouts, and a very sophisticated one at that. You will need to read the manual and perhaps watch some youtube tutorials ( Ruud Boer's as other reviews have mentioned ), but once you have the basics down you can create some really nice layouts fairly quickly. A huge library of models and rolling stock is included, with many more available ( at a price ) on the eep online shop. If you are a builder or creator as opposed to a driver, I would very highly recommend Railroad X. Definitely worth the money.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
I've purchased this back in December 2014 and it has NOT worked since day 1. The developer keeps promising and fix but has not delivered. Don't spend you money on this fraud.
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93 of 132 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 9, 2014
As much as I want to judge a game based on its actual content and gameplay, I simply can't for this title.

Why?

Because it crashes at launch, every single time. I'm not alone in this issue, a quick check of the forums shows a thread with several people reporting.

If I had to say based on the screenshots alone I's aay think about it. It certainly looks good, it looks better than Railworks and Trainz, but those two titles (and a host of others not on Steam) have the massive advantage of being playable.

So, currently, as of right now it's not worth it. If it gets fixed I'll actually check out the game's content, the furthest I've got is an error screen on launch so far

If you've read this far, go grab a cookie or a sandwich and thank ya

If you want the short version, look up at the top. Not recommended.. It should say Not Recommended....YET

Because when this gets fixed I have a feeling it may well turn out to be a sleeper gem of a simulator...but for now save your money and wait for a fixed version to be uploaded to Steam or find a workaround yourself.
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