Build your own tracks and scenery or explore a huge pre-made model railway set in New Zealand in virtual reality and on PC! Build, organize and drive trains in human scale, or explore the world on foot in miniature!
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October 3

Puzzling World update! new map, new magazine issue and shape-snapping! - v1.124



Today's update is a fun one!
It adds brand new map, magazine issue, and an ton of props and features to the game!

There's a lot to cover for this update, so here's the quick list:
  • New official map based on Puzzling World (a bizarre attraction from NZ)
  • Magazine issue about this whole update
  • A new prop snapping system
  • A whole draw of new props used to make the new map + more painter colors

The new map can be accessed simply by starting a new game and choosing the "Puzzling World" map instead of the "main layout".

You can find the new magazine issue in-game if you would like to see what the real-world inspiration for this update is like, as well as a bunch of other articles.
You can also read it on the Gaugepunk Games website

The gameplay side of this update is all about shape snapping!

Some props (like the basic geometric shapes) can now be snapped together just like tables. You can set whether shape snapping is active in the custom track menu, as well as set whether these props snap to a grid.

Shape snapping makes building things with cubes much easier:



You will also find a new 20th drawer of props, which contains all the props used to make the new Puzzling World map:



Here's the rest of fixes and features in this update:
  • Added a bunch of small props from the main layout to custom track (umbrellas, flower pots, cafe tables).
  • Added some new basic shapes + all basic shapes now support snapping.
  • Added a paintable park bench.
  • All of the props used to make Puzzling World (maze segments, towers, overhead paths, etc) are all added to custom track & paintable. Most also have prop-snapping.
  • Added several new painter colors.
  • Added a "multi-painter" which can paint an object with multiple colors BUT only on props that support it (which current only the maze overhead paths do). if you paint other objects it will use the base color. This feature will be fleshed out more in future updates.
  • Added a "season clock" which can be used to change the angle of the sun on the other axis (much like how the sun is lower/higher in the sky depending on the time of year).

  • Fixed bug where the rubbish bin would delete props regardless of whether they were editable or not. the bin now only deletes placed props that are editable.
  • Fixed bug with the level crossing prop when being spawned.
  • Changed the size of prop containers when held in your hand.
  • Fixed bug with physics when a container-holder is dropped but not placed.
  • Moved the smoke emission points on the Big Boy to be more accurate.
  • Room props (like the magazine rack and bins) are now hidden in miniature.
  • Added a "loading workshop content" step to the loading screen.
  • Made optimizations to how props are loaded into memory.

This is the fist "themed update" I've done, and Ive got big plans for more in the future, namely the mythical Santa Fe update which will be the next large update in the works!

For these themed updates I'll be adding a new map, props and even trains based on a theme & location.
These updates may also have a magazine issue as well.

This one doesn't feature any trains, but the next one (Santa Fe) is going to feature the famous Super Chief! with an E8 locomotive (both A & B units) as well as the classic streamliner passenger cars.

This Santa Fe update will be a HUGE one! but before then I'll most likely be doing a quick bug-fix focused update that makes improvements to both editing and playing larger maps.

Enjoy!
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September 26

Placeable shelves, controllers, etc & divider walls - v1.12



After so much time spent on the magazine, this update instead brings some great new features to your custom tables!

You can now place, clone and move around:
  • prop containers
  • controller spawns
  • magazine racks
  • rubbish bins

All of this is now stored in your save file, so gone are the days of dragging your containers of props all around the room!

You can edit all of this by toggling the "edit room" button (previously called "edit table")

Divider walls have also been added!
These walls snap to tables and work great for adding backdrops & segmenting your layouts. There is also a paintable variant of backdrop for other color schemes & walls.

There are a also a few other features and fixes in this update:
  • there is now a setting that sets whether controllers automatically snap back to their holder when dropped.
  • added coffee mug to new game saves + updated the custom table example save to include these new features.
  • transparency is now saved for the old custom tables (this wasn't stored in the save before).
  • the context-sensitive help message now changes to show how painters work + explains shift-painting.
  • removed some value rounding in save files that meant very small details would sometimes be miss-aligned when re-loading a save.
  • added missing shadows back to magazine racks.
  • fixed tutorial text being hidden when in miniature on PC.

The next update is going to be an exciting one!
Expect a new (and very unusual) map, as well as a snapping system for shapes!

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Reviews

“This game has blown me away with it's scope and scale. Everything feels so well designed and laid out.”
Paradise Decay

“Imagine having all the resources you need to build the model railway of your dreams with just a few clicks of a controller.”
8/10 – Upload VR

About This Game



Build freight trains and follow passengers on scenic journeys, all through a range of real-world inspired locations from the south island of New Zealand.

Choose between driving trains through the world of this pre-built table top model railway or combine your own pieces of track and scenery to build your own railway!

The entire railway fits within one large workroom, with tons of surrounding free bench space for you to experiment with your own custom creations.

Features:


  • Play on both PC (without VR) and in VR (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality)
  • Build and share your custom layouts on the Steam workshop
  • Share and download custom train paint-schemes on the Steam workshop
  • Operate model railways in human-scale
  • Explore anywhere on foot in miniature scale
  • Drive trains in large scale with hand-held controllers
  • Drive trains in miniature from within the cab
  • Drive multiple trains at once by using multiple controllers
  • Push wagons along the tracks with your hands in VR
  • Pickup and throw wagons as physics objects
  • Place your own custom track and build your own layouts
  • Freely place scenery and buildings for your custom layouts
  • Backup or share your custom track saves in plain text
  • Sandbox style world, where custom tracks and scenery can be built anywhere
  • Use model railway style switch-boards to direct your trains
  • Dynamic day/night cycle
  • Dynamic weather


Play in VR or on PC


Rolling Line has been built from the beginning to be both a PC game (first person style) and a VR game.
You can play with a keyboard a mouse just like any PC game or train sim, but if you have a VR headset (Oculus, Vive and WMR) connected then it will automatically launch in VR.


Just like a model railway


This railway is designed to look, feel and operate like a real hobbyists model railroad, with stylized switch boards to control the tracks, portable hand-held controllers to drive trains, and complete control over the rooms lighting.

Freely push wagons around on the rails with your hands to build up trains as long as you could possibly want, and take control of any number of different locomotives (using multiple controllers).

Build your own tracks and scenery


Place pieces of track and scenery to build your own huge (or tiny) railways!
Almost every tree and building from the pre-made layout can also be used in your own creations.

Paint different colors and styles onto terrain, trees and tracks and place chunks of terrain to build hills and path ways.

You can build your custom layouts entirely by hand in VR, or play on PC to make use of PC-only map making shortcuts.

You can share your layouts on the Steam workshop and easily download other peoples layouts.
All layouts you make can be easily backed up and shared in plain text, which means you can copy-paste an entire save game between friends!


Explore in human scale or miniature


Switch between human-sized room scale and railway-sized miniature scale at any time, any where. You are not limited to only driving trains in miniature, but can fully explore the entire railway at the scale of a person.

Drive trains from right inside the cab in miniature, and view the world from the driver's perspective!

While in miniature scale you will experience dynamic time, weather and unique terrain and skyboxes that extend beyond the shape of the railway,

Choices of locomotion


Choose between a range of locomotion options, including standard teleporting, grabbing the world around you to move yourself around, free directional movement with the trackpad and any other locomotion options suggested by the community that can be added!

Other options like manual rotation (if you cannot use room scale) and setting your player height help support a range of VR setups.




Rolling line offers an immersive experience of both controlling a model railroad and driving trains from within the world itself. Whether you enjoy the diverse scenery of New Zealand, the joy of controlling model trains, the experience of a scenic railway journey or the freedom of building your own tracks and creations, then Rolling Line can deliver.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel i5 range or similar
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 980 or similar (VR) Any low-end graphics card (PC)
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    • Additional Notes: Running on PC (without VR) is possible on very low end systems.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Intel i7 range or similar
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1070 or similar (VR) GTX 660 or similar (PC)
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    • Additional Notes: Running on PC is significantly less demanding than running in VR!

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