Glad I ran across this post. I just bought a new Alienware r13 and entertained the thought of installing TR22 but will definitely pass on it till something positive appears. In fact I am not happy with NV3 to begin with. I purchased TR19 several months ago and was never able to install it. When I tried it said it would take 60 hours and about 15 minutes later it jumped to 80 hours. Then in about 10 minutes it quit installing completely. All this happened so often I finally just gave up and cut my losses. I finally figured out it was my computer and the internet combination preventing the installation. I have now scrapped the computer and due to NV3 and their digital download only I am out TR19 and the cost of the purchase with nothing to show for it. To bad they can’t get it through their thick sculls digital downloads are not always reliable and begin using DVD format as it used to be. In fact I still have my TR2006 DVD’s and if I thought it would work with Windows 11 I would install it.
Hi Malc. From your experience, is there any issue with installing the DirectX 9 at your link on top of Windows 11? I don't want to overwrite any newer drivers but would like the added compatibility.
The new coming features in the newsletter all seem very nice... But I’m still wondering if the regular TS22 version without the subscription will get any features at all.
Still seems like N3V is flat out ignoring actually developing the game and instead trying to force people down the subscription path.
I also moved over to the subscription model because I saw its benefits for future features - and again I have not been disappointed.
It won't be easy for a new company to directly compete with trainz. Perhaps the one thing that sets trainz apart is the thousands of high quality freeware locomotives and assets on the dls. Right now though, Trainz is a one of a kind simulator that has no competition in its market and is significantly better in a lot of ways compared to any of its competitors. I don't know of any other train game with the flexibility and freedom that trainz offers. I don't like the subscription either, but what N3V is developing right now is way more exciting than what any of trainz's competitors have to offer.Trainz is far from state-of-the-art. By the time 2024 or 25 rolls around, a new kid on the block could in all likelihood be using real world maps, realistic RTC scenarios, VR, sponsoring railroads, advanced multimedia etc.
I don't like the subscription either, but what N3V is developing right now is way more exciting than what any of trainz's competitors have to offer.
My two cents in this discussion:
I would prefer to see more backward content compatibility with all the older Trainz versions than the useless DX12 and Nvidia crap .
If that's what works for you, fine. Not everyone sees it that way though. I for one, create most of my own content and sessions so a subscription model is entirely useless to me.
Apparently, the differences between 19 and 22 base builds are few and far between, hence I have no interest in 22. None, zero, zip.
N3V can do whatever they want with their platform, but alienating a significant cross section of current users doesn't bode well for retention.
Trainz is far from state-of-the-art. By the time 2024 or 25 rolls around, a new kid on the block could in all likelihood be using real world maps, realistic RTC scenarios, VR, sponsoring railroads, advanced multimedia etc.
The perception being, N3V seems less interested in embracing technology than it is about milking an old cow to death.
What exactly does this mean? N3V should focus more on games that don't make money rather than new games that will make them money?
From my point of view ( as a " gamer " ) I'd like to have only one copy of Trainz installed on my PC than multiple versions because of the incompatibility of content / routes between the different Trainz versions .
From the point of view of content creators: Ask Sirgibby how hard and time-consuming to update his Murchison 2 to be compatible with TANE , TRS19 and TRS22 .