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Trainz Simulator 12[edit]

Printed formally as each Trainz Simulator 12 and likewise metallic boxed commemorative set: Trainz 10th Anniversary Collector’s Version[1] (informally: TS2012: 10th Anniversary Version or ’10th Anniversary Version’.

TS2012 or TS12 having a base launch trainz-build tag v3.5 is the final main 32-bit CPU Home windows model of N3V’s Trainz Simulator product line.

Given an auto-loading software program replace generally known as a hotfix the software program shared TB v3.6 with Trainz Simulator Mac (Trainz MAC-I) and added the identical multiplayer functionality developed because the final hotfix (Beta take a look at) obtainable in TS2010-SP4 with debugging finalized in Trainz_Simulator 12 and Trainz Simulator Mac/TSMac/TSMac1/Trainz Mac-I[2] with a single Service Pack (TS12-SP1) It is a full product with all new options, routes, locos and above v3.6, multiplayer expertise.

Trainz Simulator 12’s one service pack raised the TBV to V3.7 and had 4 hotfix software program updates which didn’t alter the TB worth.


Many customers have been angered {that a} second service pack was not in growth fixing flaws in TS12 in the course of the spring and summer time of 2014, however it’s clear N3V Video games was targeted as a substitute on the TANE venture with grandiose plans of delivering a full 64 bit Trainz for the Christmas 2014 procuring season, and as anticipated, failed with very buggy & repeatedly delayed Beta take a look at variations, and on February 2nd, 2015—as soon as once more rescheduled TANE or T:ANE for late spring 2015. The TANE Launch Model lastly superceded TS12 as the present Home windows launch on Could 15th, 2015 with a launch initially solely obtainable by a prolonged obtain.

New Options[edit]

Amongst quite a lot of different enhancements, TS12 options the next main objects:

  • Satellite tv for pc View – The free-roaming digicam can now be seamlessly zoomed past the normal ~300m viewing distance, all the best way as much as the ~10km vary beforehand solely afforded by the separate map view.
  • Trainz Multiplayer – TS12 is the primary retail model of Trainz to assist on-line multiplayer. (It is also the primary prepare simulator to take action.) Assorted multiplayer classes shall be obtainable within the field, and common updates with further multiplayer gameplay experiences are made freely obtainable through the Obtain Station.
  • Doppler – The model consists of an overhaul of the sound system for TS12 and now consists of doppler calculations for added realism. It sadly doesn’t embrace adjustable quantity slider controls, nor a mute button or Hotkey.

New Routes[edit]

  • Mojave Sub Division, in partnership with Jointed-Rail – A prototypical US freight route set within the 1990s, together with a number of ATSF and SP diesels such because the GP60M, B40-8W, SD40T and SD45. Over sixty miles of difficult driving by way of the Californian desert and throughout one of many hardest passes in North America.


  • ECML Kings Cross – NewcastleAn improved and prolonged model of the prototypical British route you realize and love from TS2010, set within the 1970s ‘blue diesel’ period.


  • Balezino – MostiAn extremely detailed fictional route set within the Russia’s trendy period. This route options electrical locomotives and supplies a superb in-cab driving expertise.


  • Southern ChinaSet in China’s trendy period, this fictional however stunningly practical route options diesel locomotives such because the DF7C, ND5, DF11, and DF11G.


  • Municipal transit railwayA fictional North American metropolis with streetcars and an elevated commuter railroad.
  • Norfolk & Western – Appalachian Coal, by Yesterdayz-Trainzer Peter … – A late 1950s route with lengthy coal trains and articulated steam locos and that includes a real icon of North American steam – the N&W Y6b 2-8-8-2, and an enormous dose of Appalachian Mountain terrain with routes following watersheds.


  • Debrecen – NyiredyhazaA prototypical Hungarian route set within the trendy period. This route options each electrical and diesel locomotives and supplies a superb in-cab driving expertise.


  • Northeast Hall – Wilmington To PhiladelphiaThirty miles of route by way of dense city panorama on the premier U.S. passenger mainline, Amtrak’s North East Hall. Set within the trendy period.

New Content material[edit]

  • New and Improved SpeedTree content material.


  • New high-quality locos, inventory, and cabs, together with:
  • North American – N&W Y6B 2-8-8-2, EMD SD45 (ATSF and SP livery), GE C30-7 (ATSF livery), EMD GP60M and GP60B (ATSF livery), EMD SD40T-2 (SP livery), GE B40-8W (ATSF livery)


  • Hungarian – MAV M41, MAV M44, MAV V43, MAV V63



Equipment and Surroundings objects
  • New industrial buildings, together with a big hydroelectric dam.



System Necessities[edit]


  • Home windows XP (with Service Pack 3)
  • 2GB RAM
  • Pentium D 3.4GHz (or equal)
  • nVidia GeForce 7200 / 128MB (or equal)
  • 15GB free laborious drive area

Underneath this configuration, it’s anticipated that the sport will efficiently run all included routes. Body price will fluctuate considerably and shall be thought of poor (barely playable) in essentially the most dense areas. It’s anticipated that the consumer will decrease the display decision, draw distance, and different high quality choices.


  • Home windows Vista / Home windows 7 (64 bit)
  • 2GB RAM
  • Core 2 Duo (or equal)
  • nVidia GeForce 8600 (or equal)
  • 15GB free laborious drive area

Underneath this configuration, it’s anticipated that the sport will carry out acceptably in all areas. It’s anticipated that the consumer will use a moderate-to-high display decision and draw distance.

Incessantly Requested Questions[edit]

Q: The place can I buy Trainz Simulator 12?

A: TS12 is presently obtainable as a part of the Trainz 10th Anniversary Collector’s Version (Particulars obtainable right here.) TS12 can be obtainable as a standalone product on N3V’s Simulator Central retailer.

Q: What’s a Collector’s Version?

A: The collector’s addition ships as a limited-edition metallic field copy with quite a few unique options corresponding to a big printed guide, and reductions for our First Class Ticket service. (Particulars obtainable right here.)

Q: Will Trainz Simulator 12 assist SLI or cross-fire?

A: These applied sciences are largely driver choices obtainable for related video playing cards. Whether or not these applied sciences are useful to Trainz is set by your system configuration and drivers somewhat than by any motion on N3V’s half. No motion to particularly allow or disable these applied sciences has been engineered, nonetheless TS12 does make further calls for on the video card which can end in advantages from an SLI configuration.

Q: Will Trainz Simulator 12 assist ‘compatibility mode’?

A: No. In observe, which means content material with recognized faults can’t be utilized in TS12. This doesn’t forestall older content material from working in TS12 so long as that content material just isn’t defective.

Q: Will present DLS content material work with Trainz Simulator 12?

A: N3V states they consider that over 90% of the present Obtain Station content material is suitable with TS12, and with the DLS clear up venture/initiative are actively working with third-party builders to assist resolve the recognized faults within the remaining content material.

Q: Will Trainz Simulator 12 embrace all of the content material from earlier editions?

A: Not within the field. The installer is 2 DVDs value with simply the TS12 content material, and far of the content material carried over from earlier variations is beginning to present its age. We do perceive that everyone has their favourite route or different content material from the sooner video games, and to stop disappointment we’ll be importing practically the whole back-catalog of included content material onto the Obtain Station for TS12 customers.

  • Essentially the most notable exceptions right here would be the TS2010-specific routes and devoted payware packs. Homeowners of TS10 can cross-install the JA’s as famous beneath.

Q: Can I transfer my Native or Authentic folders throughout from TS2010?

A: Immediately modifying the contents of those folders can result in important and long-lasting issues together with your Trainz set up. You may, nonetheless, open Content material Supervisor and drag the folders from TS2010 onto the primary window to put in the content material correctly. (ed. be aware: Utilizing Import is equal) It’s strongly advisable that you choose to not overwrite any present content material throughout this course of. (ed. be aware: Nor do importing till after cross-loading related JA’s)

Putting in JA recordsdata from TS09 and TS10[edit]

Q: Can I transfer JA recordsdata throughout from TS2010?

A: It may be executed, however it’s a guide course of. For informal customers, downloading any obligatory content material from the Obtain Station is the popular method.

Veteran Trainzers with a vested curiosity in TS2009 or TS2010 JA dependent content material ought to observe the next process. TRS2004 and TRS2006 CAB file knowledge dependencies are included into the newer knowledge mannequin of TS09 and TS10, and buying the later after which utilizing this process is more likely to be the best and quickest technique to import favourite content material from these Trainz releases.

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TS12 won’t settle for your serial/authorization codes till the JA CAB recordsdata are current, and after they aren’t a wierd and deceptive error message[3] outcomes[note 1][4]Copy first, then add the code below Loader>Choices.
Be sure that to learn all these directions all the way down to and together with the Tip field and perceive them earlier than continuing!


  1. Be sure that TS12 is shut down and use SHFT+ESC to open Process Supervisor (or Higher, run MS’s Procexp.exe) and confirm that TADdaemon has stop. On the very least, wait at the least a minute earlier than continuing… however solely after guaranteeing these three elements have been satisfactorily accomplished:
    1. Doing a Command Line QDR process forward of time is pointless, however does not damage, AND could assist.
    2. Eliminating Defective content material is extremely advisable. Recommend so as:
      A) Open for edit all defective content material utilizing PEVtool Images2TGA (spotlight a bunch or all) and the drop down ‘Open with’ menu, B) Make a temp folder ‘Defective’ within the set up’s root folder; C) copy all of the defective content material folders to the Defective folder; D) recommit all once more or revert, E) then when that course of is full and CM has had a while to settle, delete the defective objects.
       • … then… Let CM and TADdaemon have at the least ten minutes of idle time to settle the info base.
       • You may re-import the deleted objects later from the Defective folder, and the method opens up knowledge slots within the knowledge base index for the entries which might be and have been examined and vetted within the JAs you might be about so as to add — in addition to for these which will not be defective in any respect within the JA’s giving a free and clear uncomplicated itemizing course of within the Belongings.tdx knowledge base index
      with minimal validation troubles and delays.
       • While you do re-import, any wholesome belongings within the knowledge report will forestall re-installing dangerous content material, so it is a win-win course of!
    3. Rebooting and setting a restore level is pointless paranoia. Trainz has little to do with the registry, so that is no assist.

Importing the JAs by copying utilizing Home windows Explorer:

 • utilizing ⊞ Win+E to launch it, then navigate to the folders of curiosity.
 • Alternatively, enter the folder path utilizing ⊞ Win+R to launch explorer instantly into the folder of curiosity
 • In any case it’s worthwhile to have two open folders aspect by aspect or on completely different screens, and many others.

  1. Utilizing ⊞ Win+E open your TS09 or TS10 … ..Builtin folder
  2. Utilizing ⊞ Win+E open your TS12 … ..Builtin folder
  3. Spotlight the numbered JA recordsdata {X: 1, 2, 3, …, 8} for TS10, however solely {X: 1, 2, 3, …, 4} from TS09
    (Base.JA and Information.JA CAB recordsdata usually are not wanted and copying them or TRS JA’s together with Trainz Driver (v2.5) will do no good.)
  4. CTRL+C to repeat the specified recordsdata within the supply folder and Paste within the vacation spot window utilizing CTRL+V within the vacation spot TS12 folder.
    1. Go get a cup of espresso, or do a chore or two, for it’s going to take a Home windows a short time—presumably over half-an-hour.
    2. It will likely be a lot sooner if the set up’s folders are on completely different Drives. (sooner if TS09/TS10 are on completely different laborious drives, slower if on the identical one.)
  5. When Home windows says the Copy course of is accomplished, shut the supply folder or reuse it for one thing else.
  6. Navigate from the Builtin folder into the set up’s root folder. Launch Trainz.exe instantly with a double-click to succeed in the Launcher display menu.
  7. Navigate to the Launcher Choices menu and add your serial/code. Hyphens or not appears to make no distinction as long as the recordsdata are accurately named. A nasty file title will give an odd error message about “Did you employ a international character within the code.” Based on James Moody[3], this can be a catch all, error message of final resort, and got here up much more usually than anticipated.[4] (He implied TANE shouldn’t have the identical messaging.[4])
    1. If the code is accepted, you are good.
    2. Getting into each TS09’s and TS10’s serial code have not confirmed doable, and James Moody says it does no good to have each in any occasion.[3]
    3. Make another tweaks wanted whereas there.
       • Choosing the debugging Mode utilizing the press field so that you get a TADdaemon display for the following section is recommended.
  8. Give up Choices into the Launcher menu.
  9. Both ESC after which enter command mode and do an command line EDR or launch CM from the Launcher Menu.
  10. Both means, CM will do at the least a QDR, so go watch some TV or learn ebook; Store for some time or in any other case kill time. Typically TADdaemon will begin counting down from properly above 25,000 belongings to re-validate when you’ve got a good quantity of native content material.
  11. When TADdaemon is on the previous couple of hundred validations, CM is secure to start utilizing.


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Notice, TS10 is a superset of TS09’s JA recordsdata, so copying each just isn’t solely not obligatory, however counter-productive because the TS10 JAs are considerably extra up to date as is proven by the very fact they’re 5–10% bigger.[4] The primary 4 (1.JA, 2.JA,…, 4.JA) match the 4 JAs of TS09 in any occasion.[3] Should you’ve already copied these over, copy over on prime of them. Renaming does no good, because the CM, and many others. are trying for these names and solely these names.[4]

Fixes Since Launch[edit]

The next points have been resolved by way of minor updates because the authentic on-line launch of the product.

  • TY#531- Repair to downloading ‘Out of Date’ belongings
  • TY#629- ‘Incapability to insert a spline level subsequent to a different one on a parallel monitor.’
  • TY#833- HOTT MAV Eaos load not displaying after save
  • TY#1080- Change Belongings loses the names
  • TY#1112- Coronas – “directional” doesnt work any longer (coronas are invisible)
  • TY#1109- ‘Overlapping Spline Level Manipulation Drawback’
  • TY#1147 – ‘Pace Restrict Flashing – too delicate’
  • TY#1172- Multiplayer- The MP’s internet hosting error message font is just too sharp for the eyes.
  • TY#1232 – ‘Addon – Addon packs usually are not marked favorite by default’
  • TY#1293 – ‘Multiplayer – add progress indicator throughout recreation login course of’
  • TY#1426- Map Show Choices: Seen in regular views (added attachment)
  • TY#1431- Content material Supervisor record view doesn’t refresh after downloading DLS asset listings
  • TY#1451 – ‘MP- You can not re-host a disconnected server.’
  • TY#1452 “Sound – Doppler not working in ‘monitoring digicam’ view”
  • TY#1465 – ‘QuickDrive rule doesn’t default to “Management Sort” pane on Multiplayer Consumer’
  • TY#1490 “Observe not connecting to industries”
  • TY#1499 – CM – Saving a search with 1 “Asset KUID” containing greater than 10,000 belongings causes a lockup or crash of predominant window;
  • TY#1537- iTrainz Chat – Not telling me if different consumer is offline;Personal Chat: I do not know when participant has gone offline
  • TY#1538- Route itemizing jumps again to Highlighted alternative
  • TY#1575- Unneeded asset backups
  • TY#1597- Autosave Creates Defective Session
  • TY#1634- Save Session breaks achievements
  • TY#1639 – ‘Varied (all?) classes usually are not restoring driver instructions after Save Session’
  • TY#1693- ‘Learn Solely recordsdata trigger save errors in taddaemon that aren’t reported to the consumer’
  • TY#1703- No lock icon for mounted monitor junctions
  • TY#1711- ‘Twisting of two monitor bridge if spline is inserted on bridge’
  • TY#1712- ‘Scroll bars do not look like displaying accurately on minibrowser controls’
  • TY#1716- CM: Improper timedate displayed for ‘Modification Time’
  • TY#1724- ‘Surveyor- Inserting spline factors to double tracks make them robotically change monitor structure.’
  • TY#1765- Unable to position monitor aspect objects on sure kind tracks.
  • TY#1784- Surveyor- Deleting spline level close to a junction of two single line tracks with a double line monitor swaps the only line tracks over.
  • TY#1786- Surveyor- Undoing from TY#1784 twists the double line monitor
  • TY#1787- Surveyor- Deleting spline level close to a junction of two single line tracks and a 2 line monitor breaks the junctions.
  • TY#1834- Mounted bug associated to spline factors in 2T tracks.
  • TY#1885- Surveyor fast drive run saved session error on restarting the save from session menu
  • TY#1811- CM Obtain Totals
  • TY#1878- RazorBack Basic Modified Crashing system
  • TY#1896- Inside – nonetheless missing a button type management for a horn
  • TY#1929- Backups not being purged after expiry interval
  • TY#1978- Midshire Mainline v3 can’t be discovered on DLS
  • TY#2049- Trainz / Content material Supervisor will obtain content material of a later construct
  • TY#2058- Trainz/CM shouldn’t try and obtain belongings with an unsupported model
  • TY#2143- No ‘locked layer’ immediate when attempting to position a world origin object with a locked route layer
  • TY#2194- Sound settings don’t load accurately if muted
  • TY#2197- Trainz makes use of flawed thumbnail for belongings downloaded from the DLS
  • TY#2215- Springfield Industrial District – Routes menu session depend seems flawed
  • TY#2216- Overwrite All/Skip All don’t work when importing content material
  • TY#2218- CM 3.6 Search by KUID
  • TY#2220- Mojave Sub Division : Mojave to Bakersfield – “management methodology” window does not shut when DCC or CAB mode is chosen.;
  • TY#2225- Driver ‘save session’ dialog ought to pause recreation whereas open
  • TY#2226- Driver ‘save session’ dialog ought to current an affordable default save title
  • TY#2228- Driver- Keyboard shortcut W doesn’t work for some steam locos.
  • TY#2162- Including ‘#TY2162’ as a channel creates a brand new buddy as a substitute of a channel
  • TY#2118- Characteristic Request – Add assist to the Obtain Station listings for eradicating/disabling an asset
  • TY#2349- Added a roll-back function for failed patches.
  • Improved dealing with of bridges, tunnels, and multitracks.
  • Mounted coupler breakage when reloading saved session.
  • Mounted restoring of digicam focus when reloading saved classes.
  • Mounted lighting and sound results.
  • Mounted numerous TrainzUtil crashes associated to non-ANSI characters.
  • Mounted numerous Content material Supervisor crashes resulting from defective asset config recordsdata.

Launch Variations[edit]

The next builds exist for TS12. The place patches can be found, these are famous beside the construct quantity. From TS2009 mid-releases, auto-patching of upgrades turned increasingly dependable as bug fixes to the patching suite of software program have been unearthed and stuck, so auto-patching since has been the norm.[note 2]

TS12 collection builds[edit]

The patch will work for the next TS12 builds: 46957, 47059, 47452, and 47772[6] giving promotions: 47059 > 48249, 46957 > 48249, 47452 > 48249 and 47772 > 48249.

Recognized construct numbers for TS12
July 31st, 2012, 04:05 PM
  1. Construct 46957 – Planet Auran launch model, new trainz-build V3.4
  2. Construct 47059 – Planet Auran launch model (minor revision), trainz-build V3.5
  3. Construct 47103 – Steam launch, trainz-build V3.5 cap.
  4. Construct 47452 – Simply Trainz launch model
  5. Construct 47772 – Simply Trainz launch model (minor revision)
  6. Construct 48054 – Defunct resulting from corrupt patch file
  7. Construct 48249 – First SP1 hotfix, established trainz-build V3.6
  8. Construct 49922 – Second SP1 hotfix, Added assist for Aerotrain DLC – construct July 31st, 2012
  9. Construct 58414 – Third SP1 hotfix, Hotfix 3 – construct Spring/Summer season, 2013, established trainz-build V3.7 (TODO – Seek for date, make citations)
  10. Construct 6xxxxHotfix 4 & present construct, Classed as a ‘Fast bugfix’ of hf3, out roughly August of 2014 trainz-build V3.7, whereas Trainz Mac 2 is trainz-build V3.8, the top for 32 bit CPU suitable pre-TANE Trainz variations. (Standing replace be aware on August 28th, 2014)


  • When you have any of the boldfaced construct numbers, you possibly can patch as much as 48249. Belongings with trainz-build 3.6 will then turn into obtainable.
  • When you have 48249, you possibly can patch as much as 49922. The Aerotrain DLC will then turn into obtainable.
  • When you have 47103, the preliminary Steam launch, you possibly can neither patch nor use Multiplayer. Additionally, belongings with trainz-build 3.6 have to be obtained through FTP, then back-dated to three.5.
  • When you have another construct, you’ll have a pirated copy of the sport.[7]


Notes and Footnotes[edit]

  1. Verbal settlement in electronic mail to Frank Bartus from James Moody in October 2014 that the message must be modified and hopefully will not affect TANE.
  2. The patching messages nonetheless go away a lot to be desired for one does not know whether or not a change will take moments or hours. An occasional improve typically goes alarmingly sluggish because the software program transitioned to harness multi-core CPUs, higher Graphical playing cards and Coprocessors, higher graphics fashions and with the final launch of TS10 and the whole thing of TS12 absolutely make the most of and embrace 64 bit working system reminiscence addressing mode capabilities and transfer into the 32-bit product one-step additional into the long run.


  1. Trainz 10th Anniversary Collector’s version
  2. formally ‘Trainz Simulator Mac’ per N3V Wiki Trainz-build tags web page.
  3. abcd From James Moody, N3V’s Model’s Supervisor and ticket ‘RED-822-92897’ September 2014. In electronic mail to Fabartus and different Yesterdayz-Trainz members on this specific subject. Question based mostly on issues with renamed recordsdata, on level!
  4. abcde Observe up electronic mail in regards to the error message
  5. Thread: TS12 Patch 1 (47059) is reside., shadowarrior, N3V Video games Sys-Op; This patch turned out to be corrupted and was taken off the online and changed by patch 2
  6. abcd Thread: TS12 Patch 2 (48249) is reside., July 28th, 2011, 02:42 AM, Shadowarrior, N3V IT workers.
  7. abc Recognized construct numbers for TS12: July 31st, 2012, 04:05 PM Scottbe8
  8. Trainz TS10 and TS12 Scorching-fix Patches launched,Later annotated: “Notice: To have the ability to set up Aerotrain and any future DLC packs, you will want to put in this patch on your Trainz construct.”, Final edited by shadowarrior; November 17th, 2011 at 08:27 PM.
  9. Trainz TS10 and TS12 Scorching-fix Patches launched,sub-titled: “Patch for TS12 construct 48249 will take the construct to model 49922”, by N2V’s Shadowarrior
  10. Trainz 12 Service Pack 1, by aronc, Printed on April 10th, 2013 12:47 AM
  11. abcdef TS12 SP1 Hotfix Three and Auto-patch Now Obtainable, by WindWalkr, Printed on June sixth, 2013 02:00 AM.
  12. TS12 SP1 Hotfix 2 now obtainable, by GPavlich, Printed on April 30th, 2013 07:38 AM
  13. ab TS12 SP1 Hotfix 1 now obtainable, by GPavlich, Printed on April 18th, 2013 02:00 AM

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