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 a virtual reality headset. See the VR Support section for more info.

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March 10

The Automation Update

I've been wanting to add the ability to automate driving locomotives for a while. Originally, I had planned on adding a wiring system that let you connect sensors to various things, but the interface for that always seemed like it would be too complex both to implement and to use.

Signal boxes and blocks are the solution that I came up with. Signal blocks can be attached to a signal box to create a sequence of actions that will be performed by locomotives when they pass through that signal box.

Each block performs a single action which can be adjusted by turning their dials to the desired setting. If you have a sequence that you want to use in multiple places you can copy the stack or the signal box it's connected to.

The available blocks are:
  • Brake for setting the brake.
  • Throttle for setting speed.
  • Bell for ringing the bell (if there is one).
  • Whistle for blowing the whistle or horn.
  • Switch direction for changing directions at switches.
  • Doors for opening/closing the left, right, middle, or all three sets of doors.
  • Decouple for decoupling the front or back coupling.
  • Wait for pausing between actions.

The signal box and blocks can be found in the misc drawer of the toolbox.

I've uploaded a small example layout to the workshop:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1324893272
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March 7

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed paint tool, save camera, and fire extinguisher disappearing
  • Fixed switch direction dial on control panel locking hand when no train is selected.
  • Hid character model and grid when saving tool bench thumbnails

There's some new content in there as well, but I need to create some example layouts/a video before I can talk about it.
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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:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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