With the recent release of Trainz: A New Era comes a new online service for everyone to use: Trainz Gallery.

Gallery aims to bring Trainz fans a new and exciting way to share your train and railway media content online.

With Gallery, you can upload images straight from Trainz: A New Era or from the web, and share them with other like-minded fans around the world. They can be Trainz game related, progress shots of content being modelled, or real world shots from your favourite locations. What you choose to share is up to you!

You can add tags to images and search through posts, or follow your favourite creators. You can browse through new images and vote on which ones you like or don’t like as well as comment on posts, to find out more about the route or location, locomotives, or any other questions you might have!

Currently, Gallery is in beta and we’ll be adding new features based on user feedback. So get on board today, and see what people are sharing!

 

On Tuesday the 31st of March, there will be another round of scheduled maintenance for some Trainz services. Maintenance will begin at 10am local time (UTC +10), and may last up to 24 hours.

Services affected during this time will include:

  • Payware content validation
  • Allocation of DLC purchases from:
    • Simulator Central
    • Steam
    • Mac App Store

Purchases made during this maintenance period will be available once normal services resume. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

To ensure the “new era” of Trainz begins with an outstanding experience for all our fans, N3V Games and Deep Silver have taken the decision to delay the retail release of Trainz: A New Era until May 15.

These extra weeks of development and testing will enable N3V to finalize and fine tune all the necessary features to deliver our target graphics and meet the promise of the “best ever” version of Trainz.

To keep core fans fully up to date with the development progress, an updated “Community Edition” version has been released via MyTrainz for SimulatorCentral and Kickstarter backers. Once logged in, click on the T:ANE-CE V1.1 link in the menu. If you do not have a menu link please go to support.trainzportal.com to request assistance.

Steam and Mac users can expect the update around Jan 30.

This updated version delivers the following improvements over the December release:
·        Improved stability and functionality across Driver and Surveyor.
·        Initial Post-processing implementation including HDR tone mapping and bloom.
·        Improvements to Procedural Junctions and includes some content updates.
·        New “Low” shadow setting for improved performance on lower hardware specs.
·        Water – minor tweaks (with major shader effects and reflections still to come).
·        Improved Content Manager searching. Save custom filters, keyword support etc.
·        Fixes for saved sessions and scripts
·        Lots of crash fixes

For a full list of changes, and to join in the discussion, head over to the Trainz Forums.