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 (30 reviews) - 50% of the 30 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 9, 2014

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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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 5.1-Soundcard
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2015
This game series is better known as EEP - Eisenbahn.exe Professional. I know the EEP series from the very beginning and Railroad X is another of its development.
First of all, it's a simulation of model railway, not real trains. If you want train simulator, buy Train Simulator or eventually Trainz.
Railroad X (EEP 10) is for everyone who did not have enough space at home to build their own railroad model. It is more an application than a game. This allows you to build very complex automatically controlled railroad systems, imagination is the only limit. You can control not only trains - also road, water and even air traffic.
I must admit that the editor is complicated (so many options which you don't know at the beginning) and requires patience but once it is mastered, it works instinctively. The only thing that is awful, is a camera control in free view - never, from the very beginning, it has not been fixed...
If you want to become better acquainted with Railroad X, you need to book yourself plenty of time... Building even a simple model takes a long time, if you want it to look really nice. To compare your abilities, there are a few finished models with EEP.
If you like to build a railway models and maps, have a lot of free time and patience, Railroad X is created for you.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2015
It worked for me when I bought the game at release - now after some updates it starts and returns to desktop immediately. I seem to be the only one to occur this problem so that's not why I don't recommend it.

It's more because a) everything costs money and b) the devs seem to hate Steam. Let me go into detail:

a)
You want to get modding tools or plugins? Pay! You want to make your modded content available for everyone? You are not allowed to share them unless your content has been approved by the devs to be sold on their store. You need help with the game not running? Call a hotline and pay!

b)
A not that small part of Steam's existence is due to the convenience of having everything in one place and most stuff is automated. Not with Railroad X though, as you are greeted by an installer interface once you install, uninstall or verify your content (it even wants to remove the game when you want to verify content). Not a big deal but it adds to my argument.

Next thing is the devs are not very active in the forums. If you have critical problems like I do, you are asked to call a hotline. It may be faster than an email or a forum post but it costs money as stated above.

About DLC: the most of them is available only on their store. I don't know if Steam get's their cut or not, but it is not as convenient as it would be here.

For the prices they ask for everything both here on Steam as well as on their shop, you thought they would have the time, patience and staff available to give a Steam user the experience he feels familiar with - turns out they don't.

The verdict:
The game is probably ok (except I haven't been able to play it for a long time) but the way the devs interact with Steam is not satisfying and their price tags on modding tools and the like is unheard-of. If this is something you don't want to support, then don't buy this!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
This game is good for people who want a model railroad but don't have the means of being able to get a model railroad in their home (for me it was an issue of space). That being said, this is probably the best MODEL railraod sim i've played. Don't buy this if you want to drive trains but if you're interested in the actual layout creation, this is for you. I've tried sims like Modelbahn and TS for layout building but they don't come close to this program. However out of all the programs this is also the most difficult to learn. It has no doubt the steepest learning curve of any of the sims i've played. But if you can get over the learning curve (there is a free pdf included with the game to teach you how to do things) then it is well worth it.
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96 of 136 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people 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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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
116.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Good value, since it's the super version. Ive followed EEP for the last 5 years, knowing it would eventually evolve to be quite interesting. No,its not easy to learn. Ive always enjoyed piecing track together in real life, Ive done severall layouts in the real world, HO,,,027,,,N,,,,,,Trainz seems a bit too easy, and the Microsoft TS program gets boring very quickly...and this seems be more along the lines of demanding careful planning,,and FEELS more like a model railroad,,,planning carefully, measuring radii, etc. Getting an understanding of the basics of trackwork is
interesting,,I was pleasently suprised by several features, driving inside the train, etc, sparks upon breaking in the steamers,,,lots of nice touches,,,....There tons of little surprises along the way,,,this program has been evolving for years and will continue to grow and improve,,,the difference between, X and the older versions I remember from several years ago is astronomical,,,I noticed suddenly,,an example,, something floating by a window,,,on closer inspection, it was leaves falling,,these little touchs add an awful lot to the feel of the game,,and will continue to improve,,,last word, you really have to read the manual very carefully,,,but well worth the money,,,and comes with tons of assets,,,Im very pleased,,and one more thing,,,editing can be done practically in real time,,,that I really enjoy,,,
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