Build and ride the model train layout of your dreams without the cost and excessive model foam dust getting in your nose!
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Notice: Requires one of the following virtual reality headsets: HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. See the VR Support section for more info.

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November 12

New Terrain

I just released a small content update that adds these new terrain pieces:


These pieces allow you to create hills, valleys, and canyons as well as various tunneled layouts. They come in two sizes full size (one square table) and half size (one quarter of a square table).

I also added some new bridges two go along with this terrain:
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October 14

Locomancy With Friends Beta

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjMl1NrHfLU
This update adds multiplayer support in a beta state. It's functional, but there are still a few things that I need to clean up.

To start a multiplayer game, make sure that you and your friends are in the game and past the starting scene (in the main room). For best results your friends' rooms should be cleared. Then, press the big green invite button next to the door:


This will open the Steam overlay with an invite dialog from which you can invite your friends. Your friends should receive an invite:


When they press the green button, they'll pop into your room and you can start building together. You can also load pre-existing layouts, although some may have minor glitches in your friends' games.

PLEASE NOTE that currently anyone connected to your game can clear the room.

In order to test multiplayer support, I added initial non-vr controls. They aren't great, but they are functional.

This update also includes improved support for importing models created with Google Blocks. Drop model.obj and materials.mtl into a named folder in the models folder and you'll be able to import it. I also added a slider that allows you to adjust the vertical alignment of a model to ensure it won't clip into a table when placed:


Lastly, I added two sizes for quarter circle tables:


There's some more content that I've been working on, but I've postponed it in the interest of releasing this update.

Change List:
  • Added multiplayer support
  • Added basic non-vr support
  • Fixed being unable to hide the toolbox/control panel in certain situations
  • Added round corner tables
  • Fixed stopped railcars making running noises
  • Added support for importing OBJ material colors
  • Adjusted imported model scaling to allow more adjustment
  • Added vertical alignment slider

Please report any bugs you encounter
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About This Game

Are you a kid that wants to play with model trains?

Are you an adult that misses playing with your model trains as a kid?

Are you an adult that missed out on playing with model trains as a kid?

Are you an adult with a kid that wants to play with model trains?

Are you just an adult that wants to play with model trains?

Are you a person of any age/race/gender that wants to play with model trains?

If you answered yes to any of the above, do I have news for you because Locomancer lets you PLAY WITH AND RIDE MODEL TRAINS!
(Also if you answered no to all of the above, come on, we all know you're lying to yourself and everyone you love. Take a break from the wave shooters and play with some trains.)

Locomancer is a toy box style model train simulator for touch enabled SteamVR headsets. It allows you to build layouts of varying complexity and even defy what is physically possible in fake virtual reality (reality).

Featuring:

  • Multiple locomotives including steam and diesel engines
  • A variety of rail cars including a fully functional cannon car
  • Straight track, curved track, inclined track, loop de loops, and more!
  • Various pieces of scenery to add detail your layouts

Plus, with support for custom scenery, you can bring models created by yourself or the community into the game for even further customization (Steam Workshop support coming soon). The possibilities are nearly endless*!

Fully embracing the physicality of touch enabled virtual reality you are legally required to build layouts piece by piece, tree by tree. Then, once complete you must remotely operate your trains with a replica DC control panel or hop in the cab of any of the available locomotives and drive them with physical levers, knobs, and dials! They even burst in to flames when they crash, you can't say that about your real model trains can you?

Oh...you can? I'd get that checked out if I were you.

So what are you waiting for? Become The Locomancer!

Yes, you are the Locomancer. Was that not clear? It's like a train wizard. You're like the babe with the power, but instead of voodoo it's train magic. Also, there's no magic dance, but you can still dance to twenty-six minutes of sweet big band jazz by Nathan Boler if you want to.

*The possibilities are totally endful, but there's still a lot you can do.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel® i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970, AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or better, Video Output: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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