TS2015 and Australian routes

 
  ARG706 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA
Thought I'd create this thread to see if can get the ball rolling a tiny bit with TS2015. I've practically moved on to TS due to issues with Win 7 and MSTS, and it's age. Whilst there is a route that I am intending to model, I thought I'd ask, which Australian routes would be good in this game? What would one like to see become available? Personally, I'd like to see a TS version of Coals to Newcastle. That would be incredible.

Of course, we urgently need some Australian rolling stock as well. maybe that will come at some time.

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  BigBoy2015 Station Master

There is a route I have been looking at today called

NSW Tumulla Banks v1.1
which says

SomebodyHello, and thank you for downloading Version 1.1 of my NSW Tumulla Banks Route for Railworks. This is my first route created properly, with a Route Template, Terrain DEM, etc. I've spent a long time on this route, and I'm looking forward to improving this route and creating others.

---- Bugs Squished/Additions in this Update ----

+Added MOAR scenery and details
+TSNZ Scenery to attempt to replicate the NSW towns!
+Signals! -Certain Vegetation -Cattletruck installation bug -Old stations

---- REQUIREMENTS ----

-RSC Sherman Hill DLC, Available from STEAM -RSC Woodhead Line DLC, Available from STEAM -Default US/Euro Content (AKA US and Europe Content Packs, for users who started with TS2013)
-RSC AP Station Freeware pack, Availible from STEAM -All of the TSNZ Scenery Packs (Houses, Town Buildings, etc.) availible here; http://www.tsnz.co.nz/browse.php (Use RWTools to find specifics if you can't download all the packs, but basically all the stuff from BigPeter and SavV) This SHOULD be it, but long nights and a lack of caffeine mean I've probably missed something.

---- INSTALLATION ---- -Use the Package Manager (Accessed from running Utilities.exe in your steamapps/common/railworks folder) to install the included .rwp file.

---- FEEDBACK ----


Anyone installed this route?
  ShaneBlewitt Beginner

Location: Binalong, N.S.W, Australia
Thought I'd create this thread to see if can get the ball rolling a tiny bit with TS2015. I've practically moved on to TS due to issues with Win 7 and MSTS, and it's age. Whilst there is a route that I am intending to model, I thought I'd ask, which Australian routes would be good in this game? What would one like to see become available? Personally, I'd like to see a TS version of Coals to Newcastle. That would be incredible.

Of course, we urgently need some Australian rolling stock as well. maybe that will come at some time.
ARG706
hi on Steam my username is hipshanehop and i have created a discussion about Australian content for TS2015 - TS2016 and beyond and i came across your forum and in your forum you asked, what would one like to see become available. well Sir please read my discussion below and tell me what you think.

P.S you have my support for Australian content to be introduced to Train Simulator

Australian Content For TS2016 & beyond
I as a Rail fan live in N.S.W. Australia and am kinda bored of all the American and European Routes and Rolling stock. It would be nice and exciting to be able to purchase Australian content such as the InterCity XPT the CountryLink XPT or the Explorer or Endevaour rail cars also would be exciting to see the Western portion of the Sydney Suburban and Interurban route starting at Lithgow in the NSW Blue Mountains to Sydney Central in the City of Sydney plus the Circular Quey Loop with such rolling stock as the S sets, the K sets, the Tangara's T & G sets, the V sets , the old 1940s Red Rattlers, the M sets, the A sets, the H sets, and also would be nice to see the Ghan or the Indian Pacific with the NR class in their respective liveries. Would also like to see scenarios for the route that real train drivers on the route experience every day. would also like to see both Coal and Freight trains with different Locos such as the 81 class the 82 class the 442 class the 44 class the 46 class the 86 class the 42 class and the 48 class all in previous and to date colour schemes and/or liveries. From the first release of Train Simulator with TS2012 to the upcoming release of TS2016 all versions have only ever had American and European content and i believe that adding another continent to their collection more and more people will purchase the Sim and previous owners will have a new found love for trains as they experience wat Australia has to offer not only with the numerous amount of colourful and different rollingstock but also the numerous amount of routes conveying their beautiful countrysides their cities and their scenery.
  s3_gunzel Not a gunzel developer

Location: Western Sydney, AU
You don't ask for much! Its taken years to get that on MSTS, thus I doubt all that will be available on TS in the short term. It would be great if it was, though Smile
  ShaneBlewitt Beginner

Location: Binalong, N.S.W, Australia
You don't ask for much! Its taken years to get that on MSTS, thus I doubt all that will be available on TS in the short term. It would be great if it was, though Smile
s3_gunzel
Nah you got me all wrong i dont mean for the developers to roll it all out at once but over time and over the many different versions if not in TS2016 which the routes have not been released but hopefully and maybe in TS2017 and any future versions i understand that its alot to ask but with so many Australians myself included asking for Australian content on the TS brand and not to mention all the International countries and their people that also play the Sim who want some kind of Aussie content. Can the developers really ignore their faithful customers and not develop some sought of Aussie content.?
  ShaneBlewitt Beginner

Location: Binalong, N.S.W, Australia
You don't ask for much! Its taken years to get that on MSTS, thus I doubt all that will be available on TS in the short term. It would be great if it was, though Smile
s3_gunzel
I also understand that it will take years before any Aussie content is released or even developed but it would be nice to hear from the developers that they are considering such an idea, and why not they have routes and rolling stock from America, Britain, Germany and China, why not add routes and rolling stock from the Land Down Under. what we need to do is get everyones support in the matter and submit a letter to the developers stating what the Australian people want
  ARG706 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA
I've started work on a short SA branchline to get some more experience with route building. Track is laid, and roads are next. I have 3DC 7 which imports TSM objects, so scenery shouldn't be a major issue.

I might start a thread for it if I get far enough with it.
  ShaneBlewitt Beginner

Location: Binalong, N.S.W, Australia
I've started work on[img]https://cdncache-a.akamaihd.net/items/it/img/arrow-10x10.png[/img] a short SA branchline to get some more experience with route building. Track is laid, and roads are next. I have 3DC 7 which imports TSM objects, so scenery shouldn't be a major issue.

I might start a thread for it if I get far enough with it.
ARG706
awsome keep us updated with every milestone you complete and hopefully we can all enjoy your work
  ARG706 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA
Every time I see Dean Jackson's photos of this line, it gives me the same feeling. It's a branchline to basically nowhere, but nonetheless, the scenery is gorgeous. Here's an outline of the track, excluding a couple of sidings.

[img]http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/SAR704/Peebinga_TT_zpsk0qdmbt2.jpg[/img]
  zearry Beginner

I have been working on a few Australian projects for TS2014/2015. These are mostly for my own interest but I'd love to share when they get to a more complete state.
There are no AU specific content packs that I am aware of. I'm interested to know what others are using. So far I only have the content that came with TS2014 and I really hate it when I find a nice route and then realise I have to spend $100 on dlc to play it.
Please reply with a list of your dlc. If I see a trend then I'll try to cater for it.
  ARG706 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA
I don't generally use payware assets at all. I mostly design my own scenery objects, but I do use the freeware version of 3d Trains Scaleroad for the road lofts, as these are fine and saves me having to create my own. I've put the route I was working aside for now, as it's a bit long for me at the moment.

I'm currently working on a fictional branchline that branches off into an arid desolate area with few towns if any along the way. It's intended to be like the far west NSW branches, but with SA scenery. I've also limited it to a 1 in 80 gradient which made the track laying slightly more challenging, but a tad more rewarding.

Here's a view of the track

  Matruck Junior Train Controller

Location: Lilliput,Victoria
Be nice if there was an easier way to get actual content into TS2015 i've a heap of projects i made with 3ds Max but i cant make head nor tails of actually exporting it into the game at all.
Mick.
  ARG706 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA
You'll need an exporter for 3DS. There's plugins for the program in the dev folder (within the Railworks folder). Go to Steam/Apps/Common/Railworks/DevPlugins.

If you've got that and have the file exported, download RWace and install it. Convert the textures to the ace format (Do not use ace files from MSTS routes, as they won't be recognised properly), place them in the textures folder in the scenery folder within the developer folder (your username for TS2015/whatever), open the blueprint editor with your IGS file in the scenery folder, and fill in the details, export the blueprint with references, and it should be available in the game.
  Matruck Junior Train Controller

Location: Lilliput,Victoria
Thanks ARG i'll have to go thru all of your post and see what i can come up with, I do have a fair few project threads in the Trainz section here at RP and getting content into that game i can handle but TS2015 from what i have heard is a completely different kettle of fish lol. Thanks again for the point in the right direction i have all the Dev Doc's.
Cheers Mick.
  ARG706 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA
Not really worth starting a new thread at the moment, but here's a shot of Quorn starting to get underway. Still a long way to go, but it's better than seeing an empty landscape.

There's some power/phone line lofts in the background, along with representatives of the 50 odd custom buildings I've built for this town (some are former MSTS ones, some are new), since RW routes generally require lots of detail to look decent with its more modern game engine.

  ARG706 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA
Another screenie with Quorn a bit more developed, of a vacant block just east of the main street.

  NSWTRAINS2015 Beginner

I would love to see a Australian content in ts2016 and the generations to come i would love all the suburban and intercity and maybe regional lines to be in TS and also it would be nice to see things iconic to Sydney like XPT Tangaras and Intercitys
  ARG706 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA
Here's a couple of screenshots from recently of a Mallee branch line in SA. They're not perfect, but if anything, it's in Australia.



  ARG706 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA
For what it's worth, here's a couple more screenshots. From Gluyas to Caliph.


  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
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