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Train Simulator

Train Simulator 2013

Application Details:

Version: Railworks 4
License: Retail
URL: https://www.train-simulator.co...
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6

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Test Results

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What works

  • Simulator runs well.  There are no noticeable hiccups.  
  • The blueprint editor works.  
  • Most of the settings work well for functionality purposes (and for some, not much else than that). 

What does not

  • Oceans and other large bodies of water are known to not render properly.  It just renders the next layer (so, the grass).  
  • TSX graphics do not work unless you have a computer with sufficient hardware.  Also, texture filtering must be set to FXAA +1 x 2 MSAA or higher.  
  • Some, but not all, of the texture filtering settings will make the route map be a screwed-up mixture of whatever windows you have open as well as parts of the game screen.  

Workarounds

What was not tested

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Additional Comments

It is best to use High Quality (but not Highest Quality) settings (overall -- read on for details). If you use Highest Quality, the framerate will be significantly lower. Use Highest Quality shadows for best results on loading screen (and elsewhere as well). You have to install the winetricks versions of .NET Framework 4, Microsoft Visual C++ 2010, Flash Player 11 (required for adds only), and NVIDIA PhysX. Steam is required to download and play this game. You can download the Windows version of the SteamInstall.msi from steam.com. In order to run this game, download it through Steam. Once it is done downloading, DO NOT START THE GAME!!! First, quit Steam. Then, navigate to your Steam files generated within the Wine File Manager and change installscript.vdf to old_installscript.vdf in this directory: C:/Program Files/Steam/SteamApps/Common/Railworks (alternatively, you may delete the file altogether). This action prevents the automatic installation of the required components previously installed through winetricks (of which wine does not support).

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia" x86_64Aug 07 20131.6Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
CurrentMac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"Jul 27 20131.6Yes Yes GoldGavin Jacobs 
ShowMac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"Dec 07 20121.5.18Yes Yes GoldJohn Manktelow 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

How to Get Train Simulator 2013 to Work With WINE
These are important instructions on how to successfully run Train Simulator 2013 With WINE.

1. These components need to be downloaded and installed through winetricks before you download the game: Steam, .NET Framework 4, NVIDIA PhysX, Microsoft Visual C++ 2010, and DirectX 9 (or their equivalent). 

2. You can then download the game through Steam (Grab a soda, because this is going to take a while).  

3. Once it is downloaded, quit Steam.  DO NOT run the game yet.  

4. Go to your Train Simulator 2013 files in the Wine File Manager and change the name on the file "installscript.vdf" to "old_installscript.vdf" at this directory: drive_c/Program\ Files/ Steam/SteamApps/Common/Railworks.  This prevents the game from reinstalling the components you installed manually.  

5. You can then open Steam and play your game with minimal issues.

Happy Gaming!

(I received this information from a user named John Manktelow.  I need to give him credit for his greatly valued information.)

Cheers,  

~Gavin Jacobs
TSX

TSX graphics do not work unless you have a powerful computer and Anti-Aliasing set to FXAA 1+2xSSAA or higher.  Do not attempt to use it if you run it with anything else.  

The game will run fine with it off.  It will not compromise the quality of gameplay (besides the obvious).  

Comments

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Runs nicely
by StefanT on Sunday July 21st 2013, 3:49
dotNet4.0 is indeed not required to run the normal game.

Don't forget to start Steam with "-no-dwrite" with newer Wine versions, or the text in Steam will not be readable.

Up to now enabling TSX results in disorted graphics. Not that it matters, the game runs without problems with disabled TSX. But my computer should be strong enough for TSX, so I tried to enable it.

PS: I use Linux x86_64, NVidia 319.32, wine-1.6-rc5, PlayOnLinux
RE: Runs nicely
by Gavin Jacobs on Tuesday July 23rd 2013, 18:46
When you install Train Simulator 2013 on Steam, it tries to install .NET Framework 4 as a required component (it doesn't after you change "installscript.vdf" to "old_installscript.vdf" because that's what that file was supposed to do, but by changing the name, you disable that action). Even if it may appear to function correctly without .NET, it is still a good idea to install it anyway.

It is a good idea to run TS2013 on a computer with a 2.8 Ghz or higher CPU and 8 GB of RAM. Anything less than that is likely to be of poor quality for the game, especially for TSX.
RE: Runs nicely
by John Manktelow on Wednesday September 11th 2013, 16:20
.NET 4.0 is only required to run the 'Utilities.exe' file which contains the package manager and blueprint editor. The package manager is required to instal .rwp files. Some routes and other add ons use this file format. It is not needed to run the game itself.
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