Microsoft Train Simulator
- Authentically recreated trains, routes, and sounds. Nine drivable locomotives including steam, diesel, and electric
- Hundreds of miles of accurately detailed routes across three continents Real-world train operation activities from novice to expert
- Conditions such as snow, rain and time of day affect your performance Be the engineer, a passenger, or watch the action from multiple views
- Customize your trains and create and share new routes and activities
- Create yor industry analysis and customer profile
- Platform: Windows 98 / 2000 / Me / 95
- ESRB Rating: Everyone
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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Take the controls from the engineer's cab with thousands of tons of freight behind you and exciting challenges ahead. From steam engines to diesel to electric, immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and adventures of trains.
Train Simulator takes the obsessive realism of Microsoft's best-of-breed Flight Simulator games down to earth. Six real-world rail lines are included from throughout history, including the Flying Scotsman line of 1920s England and the modern Odakyu Electric Rail commuter line in Tokyo. Attendees at the National Model Railroad Association's August 2000 convention marveled at the game's painstaking attention to detail. But this game is not a model railroad game; it simulates the real thing. The game's developers traveled across the world with cameras and microphones in order to authentically capture the trains in their natural habitats. Train Simulator lets you experience the world's greatest trains in all their glory.
Train aficionados can drive the train, run the rail yard, or dive in with the terrain editor and create the rail lines of their dreams. Or you can just sit back, relax, and admire the beautiful scenery and dreamy click-clack of the tracks. --Andrew S. Bub
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Top Customer Reviews
I bought the game with high expectations. I installed the game and everything seem good. When I tried to play the game it told me that I had the wrong cd-rom in. So tried the disk 2. Same thing. i uninstalled it 3 times, still nothing.
I try and go to the Microsoft website for trouble shooting like it says and that page doesn't load. Shows a 404 error.
the seller was very cool and understood and i got my money back. not their fault , it is more Microsoft's fault for making a defective product.
OK, enough of that flowery talk, in simple terms this is a superb train simulator, the best. It allows you to drive a various selection of engines (diesel, electric, steam) and trains (passenger, goods) along real life routes and tracks, with great detail paid to scenery and rolling stock. There are many enjoyable activities to keep you immersed for the forseeable future and I can see you playing this one for a long time to come, particulary with the subsequent add-ons giving the game an unlimited amount of shelf life.
This simulation will appeal to both serious train enthusiasts and the casual train admirer. Many may think this simulation is for and aimed at trainspotters, nothing could be further from the truth. It's got a wide appeal from the young to the old. Added to that, by driving on these routes, it also teaches you so much about foreign railways and the geography of foreign towns and cities.
Just perfect, a great gift for at anytime of the year!
I run it on Windows 2000 and have no problems of downloading and crashing. I hesitate to say but have the impression Windows XP doesn't have enough "steam" for it. Also you need a good graphics/video card. My real joy is driving the steam trains - Deisels don't have the same degree of difficulty - !!!! Ever slid back down a steep grade or gone nowhere with a Deisel.
Amazon in response to their incredibly bad customer
I was about to order this from Amazon and then saw a proposed
shipping date of more than 2 weeks later. I decided not to order
and left Amazon. Imagine my suprise when five minutes later
I got an e-mail saying my order was in process.
Even worse, when I went to cancel the order, the product
was "shipping soon" and the order could not be cancelled
even though it has just been registered and still had an
estimated shipping date two weeks in the future.
When I wrote to customer service, I reveived what was clearly a form letter stating that the order could not be cancelled, but that I could return the product. Of course now, I am stuck with
the shipping fees both ways.
This is the last time I do business with Amazon. Since they
would not respond to my request, I am entering this review
to warn future customers of Amzon's questionable practices.
My son is enraptured driving each route, and has started to "mix & match", running the Flying Scotsman on the Northeast Corridor, for example. I've tried some of the scenarios, stopping at stations, trying to stay on schedule. If anything, it's given me a greater appreciation for Amtrak's operations.
Unlike many reviewers here, we've experienced zero crashes (the computer kind; my son finds derailing the Acela at high speed very amusing).
As others have stated, the online PDF manual sucks, both in its lack of depth and the inability to refer to it during play.
The graphics and sound are amazing, even if the game play is a bit dull and lacking in imagination: Why are there no people on the platforms? Why don't the deer scatter (or splatter)?
On the other hand, the game has offered few major frustrations, which is very important when playing a new game with a child.
The game is rated for "all" audiences, although I would have liked an "appropriate" age range. If your child can't read yet, be prepared to spend a lot of time explaining...
Most recent customer reviews
this simulator loaded fine but wont play keeps saying put in the disc I have windows 7 and a special gaming computer so this shuldent be the problemPublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a replacement for one I originally purchased when first released, but got lost in a move. No problem installingPublished 6 months ago by Larry O'Connor
it was a gift so I can't say how successful it was but when he opened it, his eyes light up.,Published 9 months ago by Diane Dillon
The game is not working on my laptop. It doesn't, recognize the keyboard. I installed several time and I added the MSTS upgrade package, but still not runPublished 15 months ago by Andrea Marschalko
This game is not for Window 7 it will not run, unless you are a computer programing expertPublished 21 months ago by Daniel Bouchard
I found the game to be good, although the graphics could have been a little better but then again it is an older game.Published 21 months ago by Dale Golding