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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.
Release Date: Jun 9, 2014
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About the 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
66 of 89 people (74%) found this review helpful
846 products in account
1 review
3.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 9th, 2014
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25 of 37 people (68%) found this review helpful
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2 reviews
7.9 hrs on record
After a couple of houres building my track I will say this game is not too bad but not that user friendly.
And the game contents is limited. I guest they want us to buy for more. seriously $11 for a couple of more trains?
and everything is europe base so nothing in there for north america.
If you already own Train Simulator 2012 you don't need that one. same game
Posted: June 11th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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1 review
116.3 hrs on record
Have Trainz 2012, MS Train Simulator and RW Train Sim. This nicely fits in as a train sim which can hold its own. Positives: Significant amount of options regarding content, editing, multi-layered complexity. Animated individuals are the best even better than Railworks. Why? Because they employ collision detection and move nicely around other characters although they will go through objects. Not like Railworks which go through things and other characters. Also more animation on them like the woman who is using her cellphone. Nice touch! Great range of trains and rolling stock. For example I like the TGV. None of the current Train players have any TGV trains included in the content. And as varied as they are. So if some of you are whining about some cost issues keep in mind the trains and stock beats hands down the trains and stock in Trainz or Railworks. Both of these latter you'll have to buy separately comparable stock if they exist or buy a ticket (Auran's Trainz) to download the freeware stock.

You can make large routes and so this is not just limited to a so-called table-top type creation.

Love the choice in animated animals such as a flock of pigeons flying over your train station, or those fish in the river, or as your train is going in the country animated farm animals and farm equipment.

There are various animated industries for your train route.

Love the environmental editing features: scales for controlling, wind, rain, fog, snow, clouds or random. You can isolate areas of your route for different types of weather. So for example your train may be moving from a warm dry area, climb to higher levels and you can start to experience snow and a driving wind - all zones you are free to create.

Like the choices of rail types and catenaries, gantries, platforms, etc. No shortage.

Huge number of animated grasses. No shortage of various trees.

Huge number of base textures to paint your world with.

Wide variety of sounds easily added to the layout or make your own.

You can use the Omega feature.This is a novel and quite exciting addition to the animated people. You can make your animated people do certain things like go down stairs as if they are leaving the platform, checking out the arrivals/departures. They can be constrained in certain areas. Lots to learn and adapt here for your train world. You can also use the animated people on invisible tracks to walk up and down platforms and in buildings. For example, I have a river going through the city with people walking up and down the sidewalk by the river enjoying the scenery. All the while a sailboat is sailing by on invisible tracks set in the water and flocks of birds are flying overhead complete with sounds of all sorts.

You can use invisible tracks for many other things such as helicopters, planes which bring life to your layout.

Wide use of cameras. You can hop in a car for example (clicking on it) and all of a sudden you're being taken for a nice ride around your city wherever you've made the road paths. Cameras can be placed strategically and triggered by events such as a train arriving at a station.

There are certain train engines you can actually enter and drive. Hope this is improved as time goes on.


Can't access the PDF help from within the game. If you have Windows 8.1 will need to right click the pdf file and use the reader. Editor takes some getting used to as there consists of the 2D editor and 3D editor, Tunnels through mountains is an exercise in huge frustration. Better to make a flat plain, make your tunnels, then raise terrain over. There are excellent english tutorials on You Tube - Ruud Boer. Thanks to his tutorials will make route creation a lot easier.

Searching for content in the game is not easy and seems limited (right clicking a folder for example).

Layers: These appear to be handled by clicking off certain things such as properties for example. The buildings will disappear allowing you to manipulate objects which would have otherwise been impeded by the properties.

Content creation: Where is the facility for this? The content is in the 3DM format which the Rhino 3D program is known for. Every other competitive Train programs lets its members freely make content. For Trainz as an example I'm making a route in Strasbourg, France. I can freely create my own content in custom buildings, stations, etc. by using any number of 3D programs such as Blender or Sketchup. With the plug-in for Sketchup or Blender (or 3DS Max) the content is easily inserted in the route. I don't want to use buildings which have nothing to do with the area I'm creating. If you protect your content like the family jewels than you are inhibiting creativity and interest.

CAUTION: The Mod here who appears to be a developer with EEP stated the Norstructor program a plug-in to make your own content would work in Railroad X. Well I bought it, installed it and it won't allow me to run the program. Appears it is searching for the EEP version and not Railroad X and thus wont install. Moreover, I thought I'd purchase the EEP-X Basic so I'd be able to use it. A folder called Trend is created and both the Nostruktor and EEP-X each have a folder inside it. Problem: Still doesn't work! Moreover, you can't operate both the Steam version Railroad X and EEP-X. It's either one but not both. To go back to Railroad X you'll have delete Railroad X and reinstall it - this will concurrently deinstall EEP-X. Wow. I did this just so I could use Nostrucktor only to find it doesn't work anyway. Now I'd be looking for my hard earn money back. I'm currently working with the Trend site to address this issue.

Suggest Heights Explorer from the site in route creation. I"ve purchased this. With this program I can take a Google image of a layout and with the height aspect imported for use as the base for the layout. It can also generate numerous images for use. For those wanting to use Google images without messing around with that I'd suggest a neat little converter program from this site: http://www.mm2eep.de/. Downloading and installing will allow you to use the base objects as a base for the Google images. That way you can overlay your tracks, objects, etc. on top.

There have been only a few crashes with i7-920 9 gbs and GTX 650Ti 2 gb card.

Conclusion:
Very thankful this was finally made available in english and look forward to exploring it more and improvements as it has gone through several incarnations. This program can be as complex and multi-faceted as you make it. It has all the elements to create a rich and varied layout really in my mind unequalled to the current incarnations in train simulation but for the exceptions I've noted like in personalized content creation and customer service. But big thumbs up as there is a new english player in town worthy of the time and effort. It would be a huge mistake to think this is limited to small model railroad situations. You'd be dead wrong. I'm currently working on a 20 km layout which I've limited only because I'm finding so many aspects and features in which to vary and populate the layout it would take a huge time to finish. Way to much to explore and create so back I go. This is sucking all my time right now. But that's a good thing! So back to the layout.
Posted: July 1st, 2014
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10 of 33 people (30%) found this review helpful
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1 review
1.3 hrs on record
Well they updated this game this morning. 10/06/2014 It looks good But only seen the demo just started a new layout. Time will tell.
Posted: June 10th, 2014
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95.3 hrs on record
It's a very good train simulator Much work still needs to be done on translating from the German text used in the simulator to English. Tried to buy some tools from the EEP Shopping website, but the Click and Buy merchant app continued to state that my password was weak and would not let me proceed although it had already taken my credit card details. According to reviews on the Net of Click and Buy, which I subsequently read, I will need to monitor my bank account very closely from now on.

The 10.1 patch has not yet been released in the English version although it has been out in German for a while.

I imported a very large layout to act as a guide for laying my own track. The size of the imported bmp file limited the number of pixels I that could specify, which resulted in a very grainy, unusable template. In today's age of 64-bit computing and virtual RAM, this limitation seems needless.

In conclusion - a purchase that should have been postponed until the quality of the software and support of the English version is equal to that of the original.
Posted: July 24th, 2014
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