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Open Rails, the new RR sim

Postby thegrindre » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:23 pm

Hi guys,
Thought I'd inform you of an up and coming Open Rails release. I'm now on the dev team and thought I'd share a little information with you.
We've just posted an official announcement to the train sim community.
I've copied and pasted it here;

Dear Train Simulator community,

In an effort to keep you informed about Open Rails, the Open Rails Team would like to announce a tentative target of the second half of January 2011 for a new public download.

The Open Rails team has been hard at work improving the performance and adding new capabilities to the software since our last public download in September. While we aren't going to announce what new features will be included in the new public download, since it's too far in the future to be certain, the Open Rails team is excited about the progress toward our goal of the "most realistic train simulator". We realize that this announcement will cause community speculation as to what's coming. We ask the train sim community to be patient as the Open Rails volunteers work to get Open Rails software ready.

As part of the next public download, the Open Rails team is pleased to announce that we will be offering the complete source code to Open Rails as a separate download for those community members who are interested. Access to the source code has been part of our mission. The Open Rails team believes that now is the time to fulfill that promise to the train sim community.

Sincerely,
The Open Rails team


For those of you that would like to try the September's release, v360, you may download it here;
http://www.openrails.org/home.html

There are a lot of Youtube vids on Open Rails. Here's a good one;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRui6lUB

Have fun,
Rick
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Web site = http://allricksstuff.com/

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Re: Open Rails, the new RR sim

Postby Pencil » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:48 pm

Congratulations on your new position, Rick! Open Rails looks like a fun project; good luck!!!

Curtis

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Re: Open Rails, the new RR sim

Postby thegrindre » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:27 pm

Hi Curtis,
Yeah, it is fun. I'm enjoying it.

I've heard Trainz 10 is a pretty good version. The AI is amazing and works quite well.

:D
Rick
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Re: Open Rails, the new RR sim

Postby Pencil » Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:05 pm

TS2010 seems to work OK for me, although I spend much more time making things than actually running them :)
The error checking is pretty well advanced, although the more it does, the more people expect from it....

Curtis

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Re: Open Rails, the new RR sim

Postby thegrindre » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:46 pm

Hi guys,
Thought I'd post the latest update for all to ponder over.
We're going to release another beta in a couple of days.
Here's a sneak preview on YouTube;
http://www.youtube.com/user/OpenRails

The smoke and steam effects are still under development but, a 'standby' for smoke has been implemented.

Enjoy, guys and have fun,
Rick
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Creating in 3D Canvas Pro
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