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Old September 30th 06, 01:00 AM posted to rec.aviation.simulators
Dave Schwartz
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After trying MS Train Simulator and being so thoroughly disappointed with
it, I haven't been into Train simming for a while. But it caught my
interest again and thought I would give it a try again. It seems that
Trainz is the current state of the art sim. But surfing around, I see that
there are 3 versions of Trainz around now. There is 1. Trainz Railraod
Simulator 2006 by Mercam, 2. TRS 2006 by Auran and 3. TRRSeluxe Edition.
Can anyone steer me to the best product and/or explain the differences in
the products?

Is there a better Train Sim?

Thanks for all of your time.

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Commack, NY


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Old September 30th 06, 04:25 AM posted to rec.aviation.simulators
NickC
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Dave Schwartz wrote on 30 Sep 2006:

After trying MS Train Simulator and being so thoroughly
disappointed with it, I haven't been into Train simming for a
while. But it caught my interest again and thought I would give
it a try again. It seems that Trainz is the current state of the
art sim. But surfing around, I see that there are 3 versions of
Trainz around now. There is 1. Trainz Railraod Simulator 2006 by
Mercam, 2. TRS 2006 by Auran and 3. TRRSeluxe Edition. Can
anyone steer me to the best product and/or explain the differences
in the products?

Is there a better Train Sim?

Thanks for all of your time.


Depends on whether you want accuracy or eye-candy. BVE is very good,
and freeware too (requires .NET), is oriented more towards accuracy
than eye-candy in that you drive only one train at a time, and has a
very large user-base of routes and trains, although more European than
US oriented.

To change the topic slightly, Simsig is a great train controller
program, very accurate and (its descendant) used in the real world.


--
Nick
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Old October 1st 06, 02:58 PM posted to rec.aviation.simulators
Jeroen Wenting
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"Dave Schwartz" wrote in message
...
After trying MS Train Simulator and being so thoroughly disappointed with
it, I haven't been into Train simming for a while. But it caught my
interest again and thought I would give it a try again. It seems that
Trainz is the current state of the art sim. But surfing around, I see
that there are 3 versions of Trainz around now. There is 1. Trainz
Railraod Simulator 2006 by Mercam, 2. TRS 2006 by Auran and 3. TRRSeluxe
Edition. Can anyone steer me to the best product and/or explain the
differences in the products?


1) and 2) are the same product, with 1) being a repackaged version of 2)
2) I've never heard of, but if TRRS stands for what I think it does it's an
older version of the same.


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Old November 13th 06, 03:23 PM posted to rec.aviation.simulators
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Jeroen Wenting wrote:
"Dave Schwartz" wrote in message
...
After trying MS Train Simulator and being so thoroughly disappointed with
it, I haven't been into Train simming for a while. But it caught my
interest again and thought I would give it a try again. It seems that
Trainz is the current state of the art sim. But surfing around, I see
that there are 3 versions of Trainz around now. There is 1. Trainz
Railraod Simulator 2006 by Mercam, 2. TRS 2006 by Auran and 3. TRRSeluxe
Edition. Can anyone steer me to the best product and/or explain the
differences in the products?


1) and 2) are the same product, with 1) being a repackaged version of 2)
2) I've never heard of, but if TRRS stands for what I think it does it's an
older version of the same.


the train simulators you list are from auran; they are very much like
hobby model train sets in that the terrain can easily be modeled to
suit any type of geography you wish and you can place your track
anywhere too. the auran software is very, very good in my opinion- if
your circumstances don't allow for a train set at home, you can have
one on your pc. mind you, it requires a certain zen to enjoy the
software as it (driving a train) is not a very exciting activity

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Old August 17th 07, 08:54 PM posted to rec.aviation.simulators
Crazy Noddy
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ps.com...
the train simulators you list are from auran; they are very much like
hobby model train sets in that the terrain can easily be modeled to
suit any type of geography you wish and you can place your track
anywhere too. the auran software is very, very good in my opinion- if
your circumstances don't allow for a train set at home, you can have
one on your pc. mind you, it requires a certain zen to enjoy the
software as it (driving a train) is not a very exciting activity



Yea, but the latest two versions of the Auran games also have activities to
do so it's sort of a strat game and a train sim. I like the Microsoft train
sim better though as it just feels and looks more real.

 




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