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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Release Date: Feb 28, 2017

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May 25

Free Rotation For All

This is a minor patch/full release of the experimental update I released last week. I ended up adding a tiny panel with limited controls that can be summoned by pressing the menu button while riding a rideable. This panel allows you to change your rotation and ride scale while riding with a single controller.

Combined change list:

  • Room can now be rotated freely 360* using the room rotate dial on the toolbox or by holding both grip buttons and rotating controllers together

  • Added control panel that can be summoned while riding

  • Improved crossing semaphore behavior when saved in the down position

  • Updated the rotary dumper

  • Updated the turntable

  • Fixed copies of flaming locos catching on fire when on rails

  • Made it easier for some cars to enter the tunnels in the tunnel table (some still won't fit because they're just too big)

  • Fixed issues related to custom models

  • Re-added corgi

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May 18

Small Experimental Update

I got a request from a user for the ability to rotate the room arbitrarily to better fit their play space.

You can rotate the room by holding both grip buttons and rotating the controllers around each other (instead of moving them closer or further apart).

Before now when entering a rideable you would be rotated to match it. Now you'll continue facing in the same direction. You can rotate the playspace the same way as in build mode.

However, if you're playing with one controller you won't be able to rotate while riding. I'm not sure how big of an issue this is, but to be on the safe side I've only pushed this to the experimental branch for now.

Change list:

  • Room can now be rotated freely 360* using the room rotate dial on the toolbox or by holding both grip buttons and rotating controllers together

  • Improved crossing semaphore behavior when saved in the down position

  • Updated the rotary dumper

  • Updated the turntable

  • Fixed copies of flaming locos catching on fire when on rails

  • Made it easier for some cars to enter the tunnels in the tunnel table (some still won't fit because they're just too big)

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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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