Be a pioneer and build the most famous transcontinental railroad tracks in the United States of America throughout the 19th century.
Gebruikersrecensies: Verdeeld (47 recensies)
Releasedatum: 17 okt 2003
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“For simulation fans and hardcore railroad simulation fans, Railroad Pioneer will fit right in with your collection. Who knows, maybe the Pioneer can become the new Tycoon?”
78 % – GameZone

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A great Adventure begins.

Join us on a Journey into History and Adventure. Be a pioneer and build the most famous transcontinental railroad tracks in the United States of America throughout the 19th century. Our Journey starts in the city of New York around the year 1830. Discover the famous trail of the railroad pioneers to the sunny east coast.

Experience the Dangers and Challenges of those times and enter one of the biggest Adventures in the history of the Railroad. In Railroad Pioneer you are invited to explore these famous routes step by step. Learn about the fantastic history of discovering the west of America and see if you have what it takes to be successful.

Enjoy the trip!

Key features

  • Real-time business simulation in complete 3D
  • Unique mix of exploring, business and transport-management simulation in real-time
  • Fog-of-war introduced into this genre as an additional element
  • Historically correct campaign with 10 story-based missions
  • Different game modes for long playability
  • 13 different professions like Pioneer, Trapper etc. for various explore missions
  • 25 historically correct locomotives with an individual upgrade system
  • 22 expandable industries from farms to military industry
  • 10 different wagon types for transporting of 18 different goods
  • 5 different landscape settings
  • Easily accessible game system with strategic development opportunities
  • Multiplayer mode via LAN and Internet with up to 4 players

Systeemeisen

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8 32 or 64 bit
    • Processor: Pentium(r) III 600 MHz (Or Equivalent)
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible card
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8 32 or 64 bit
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible card
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible card
Nuttige klantrecensies
23 van de 26 mensen (88%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
6.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 23 september 2014
The rerelease of Jowood's Railroad Pioneer is a welcome one, the itself is from 2003 and is still a lot of fun.
The gameplay is a mix of Transport Tycoon and Industry Gaint, with exploration and Train bonus upgrades.

But be aware of the freezing problems after the 4th mission, this was in the orginal version also.
there is a solution patch made by Jowood in the German version which could be applied to the US version
patch name: Railroad_Pioneer_Update_107UP.exe
I'm unsure if this is possible with the Steam version

Buy at own risk


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7 van de 10 mensen (70%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
3.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 21 september 2014
I played this game years but my disk broke. When i saw that steam released it i bought it straight away! its a great game, the only think i would like to have seen is a completley open sandbox mode with no set objectives.
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7 van de 12 mensen (58%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
9.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 6 januari
This game has too many bugs. Most of all, the game is always stopped when the railway getting complex. I cannot play this game.
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7 van de 12 mensen (58%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
13.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 16 februari
Great game idea but written with a bunch of DLLs that date back many years. Causes very frustrating lock-ups every few minutes.
Would be wonderful if somebody re-compiled it with later OSs and Direct X versions in mind.
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3 van de 5 mensen (60%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
9.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 6 november 2014
The addition of exploration to this game adds a great facet to an already great train sim. Fans of the Railroad Tycoon series will love this!
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3 van de 5 mensen (60%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
27.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 10 november 2014
A ok game. Just have caution to save games cause sometimes game wont load your saved game and just give u a exception and this problem its not uncommun. =S
Campaing could be a little longer and videos between missions have some audio issues. They have a good game in hands with a litlle more effort this could be a good game, but for now buy it only if u really are in the mood to play a train game.
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49 van de 53 mensen (92%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
5.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 3 juli 2014
tl;dr version: if you like trains, steam, horn sounds and the spirit of exploration, don't hesitate to spend your 5 bucks on this and give it a try.

Ooooh my, i used to spend hours and hours in this game back in the day, just meditating at all those toy trains doing their job from A to B, back and forth.
For its price on steam now, i guess it's worth the money and you could give it a try. Yes, this game could've been deeper into the economics and route planning, the controls and menus could've been done better and there should've definitely been an order queue for multiple car and locomotive constructing, but eh, it's still a very cosy game to spend some of your time on.

For:
+ pleasant graphics, music and atmosphere of the 19th century America,
+ a campaign mode where you cross the country coast to coast developing your network,
+ lots of locomotives and car types being gradually unlocked,
+ ability to upgrade trains, depots, city districts, manufacturing companies and what not as the trade volume grows
+ ability to rob and sabotage your opponents

Against:
- the menus and controls could've definitely been better
- the limitation of train route length to 5 stations
- certain technical problems (see below)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The optimization in this game kinda sucked a decade ago, making my PC lag when processing lots of trains in a widely developed railroad network by the middle of the campaign mode. I don't think this should be a problem with the modern PCs, but the code is kind of unstable as it is now: i myself cannot access savegame files as the application reacts with a crash to every attempt to load them. Be warned.
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29 van de 37 mensen (78%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
48.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 3 juli 2014
It is not easy but it is fun. You'll start off maybe restarting your missions a couple of times to find the right paths, You have to hire Prospectors, Trappers and even gunslingers to clear the way ahead. Th engines are realistic, as is rate of travel and carryng capacity. You'll have to be careful to keep a reserve for repairs too. I played this game to death 10 years ago. They fixed the bugs I remember, it plays fine on WIN 7, and just plug your IPod or phone in to play music and turn off the soundtrack. It is worth every penny of $4. Enjoy.
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24 van de 34 mensen (71%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 2 juli 2014
It's an alright game. A bit basic take on TTD and one that feels sorta dated in comparison if only because of its 3d graphics. Overall it's worth 5 dollars or less, I got about that much out of the game; If you like games like TTD, go for it, but don't really expect anything much.

If you're looking for an era based Railroad game or one with some depth, try Railroad tycoon 2 on here or download Open TTD.
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22 van de 36 mensen (61%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
11.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 23 augustus 2014
I like the strategy and layout of this game, but even on a machine with multiple cores, plenty of RAM and a good graphics card, it consumes way too many resources, freezing more than it allows active play. That's a shame.
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3 van de 9 mensen (33%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
0.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 10 oktober 2014
not bad a little more realistic railroader game.
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2 van de 7 mensen (29%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 16 februari
worrest game ever, i hope they dont make a part two. i rather play snoopy vs redbarron, and the grapics are wores then nuke simulater 2001. dont waste your money. i paid 99 cents and thats to munch.
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22 van de 49 mensen (45%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
6.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 3 juli 2014
Not a good game, but not horrible either. If you want slow and easy going this is the game for you.

PRO: Easy to make profits once you figure out what needs to get where.

CON: Very Bad tutorial. In fact, the game is clear in What you have to do, but gives you NO clue how to do it.

I truly tried to give this game a chance... and it failed. Sorry Railroad Pioneer, but you get 2/5. And that's generous.
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7 van de 23 mensen (30%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
3.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 5 juli 2014
I wanted to build a railroad, that is the reason I purchased this. After a few hours of trying to figure out how to make things work, I am saying no. From now on, I'll just bite the bullet and invest in a decent game.
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6 van de 21 mensen (29%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
7.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 9 oktober 2014
first no on stem the idea is good but fails in game ai and engine mouse key controle seams vage uncleara chugs along leabving me frustrated well needs a major overhaul or scrap it n stsrt again oh no nothin likr sidmayers railroads wich u be better off with so leave it hateing it eager to try sid mayers railroads theres plenty of alternative train games a shame bit of a let down pitty pitty
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4 van de 17 mensen (24%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 25 november 2014
not working...
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4 van de 17 mensen (24%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
41.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 1 september 2014
This has to be the worst menu driven hell ever!.. Cant even get to your trains most of the time because of the constant popup menu's

NO this game is NO good! dont like. the maker should give me a refund just for all the frustration endured in this Argh Game!

I want it off my purchase list i hate it so much! and yes it is deleted.
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7 van de 24 mensen (29%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 11 juli 2014
Ugh. Buggy interface. Game has potential, but it has several kinks to iron out.
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12 van de 35 mensen (34%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 6 juli 2014
worst game i've bought on steam. controls make no sense, tutorial is not helpful. i only paid $4 for it, and it isn't even worth that. this game is worse than a nickelback concert.
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3 van de 21 mensen (14%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 15 oktober 2014
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