Posts Tagged ‘Train Simulator 2012’

The Flare Path: Catenaries And Dirigibles

By Tim Stone on February 3rd, 2012.

Sorry, no foxer this week.

Last night I dreamt the sim industry was in the grip of canal mania. You couldn’t move on Steam without tripping over a new barge or waterway for CanalWorks. The forums at SimHQ were thronged with folk debating lock physics and butty boat damage models. Thrustmaster was on the verge of bringing out a heavy-duty HOTAT (Hands-On-Throttle-And-Tiller) controller… Things had gone so far, I was contemplating changing the name of this column to The Tow Path.

How sad it was to wake, and realise that Simulatia had no interest in plodding narrowboats. How galling to have to replace planned pieces on Kanaal Koningen (A work-in-progress Amsterdam- based sim incorporating Seventeenth Century history and tycoon elements) and ‘Idle Women, Vital Work’ (A new add-on from Just Barges) with articles on ZDSim and Over Flanders Fields. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Flare Path: All Aboard The Boat Train

By Tim Stone on September 23rd, 2011.

6 gold FP points are burning a hole in my pocket

A responsible sims correspondent with a fashionable haircut and a gregarious disposition would spend this week’s Flare Path talking about F1 2011′s pleasures and disappointments. As I live alone in a hut in the woods and trim my barnet with the aid of peanut butter and tame squirrels, I’ll be devoting the following 1200 words to a free RailWorks upgrade, an imaginary 18th Century naval sim, and the winner of this year’s hotly contested Wargame With Dullest Name competition. Read the rest of this entry »

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Communication Cord: A Train Sim 2012 Q&A

By Tim Stone on August 12th, 2011.

A couple of weeks back I had a rant at RS.com for over-monikering their upcoming RailWorks sequel. Quite naturally they responded by turning up at my house armed with wheeltapping hammers and ballast-filled socks. I only escaped with my life by distracting them with questions. The answers to those questions are scattered like free newspapers on the shabby 2nd class seats beyond the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

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