I was thinking suggesting such an idea to you. Following the thread here on train sims, had me thinking it would be nice to have a forum set aside to discuss them and maybe share screenshots. I think it would be a good idea, so you have my vote.
Post by bushpounder on Dec 24, 2007 23:25:18 GMT -5
That looks so cool! I never looked at a train sim before. Is it similar to the flight sim? Are there freeware downloads and scenery builders along the same lines as flight sim? I'd like to look at a site if you can recommend one to me.
;D ;D ;D As always Bruce...... just a wealth of information!!!
Rest assured I WILL check all of them out. Especially the sailing ones. I had one sail simulator years ago when I first started sailing, however, I was not very pleased with it. I will have to look at some of the other ones.
Many.... MANY Thanks!!
Last Edit: Dec 25, 2007 3:26:52 GMT -5 by sgtmajor
Steve R. SgtMajor, USMC, (Retired)
"If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way." Mark Twain
Like many here, I've always had a great interest in trains! While I've built a number of detailed train layouts (HO & N Scale) when I was younger - way younger - I haven't done much in the past 20 some years - so this would be a great start to hear the ol' whistle blow again.
Now, that being said I have no idea what's out there in the sim world of trains (Engines/Stock/Scenery/Routes/Capabilities/Sounds/FPS, etc.) so for those of us that are outside looking in and coming from a flight sim environment, this would be a definite help. Especially, since we're all on the same wave-length as far as simming goes and generally know what's good and what's not. Much better then going in cold!
Bruce's post is a good start. I will have to review the different sites sometime this week as Santa is due here shortly, so off for a quick nap! Thanks, Bruce!
The Old Roundhouse (TORH) sounds great!
…it’s great being a kid again – without the glue! ;D
Post by intothewind on Apr 6, 2011 20:31:05 GMT -5
For train simulation, I'd go with either openBVE or Trainz. Some people love Microsoft's Train Simulator, but I don't know about that one to say the least. I think is sort of like loving FS9 instead of FSX, you just can't move on
Grand Prix Legends is the best on that area, nothing beats it.
If you want a true Rally Racing simulator, Richard Burns Rally is the best. Another simulator that has not been surpassed. You can buy it and Grand Prix Legends for very cheap. I own Richard Burns Rally. Both have a tremendous amount of Add-ons out there, all free.