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Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004: Service Pack 2 - Passenger Pack

Service Pack 2 - Passenger Pack is the latest free update for Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004. This service pack brings fixes to many known issues and bugs and includes a number of additional features.

This update can either be downloaded or is available on CD for the cost of Postage and Handling.

  • To Pre-order the Service Pack 2 on CD visit the Auran online shop.

Service Pack 1 - Steam Update Info
This was the first update for TRS2004. Service Pack 2 replaces Service Pack 1. SP2 includes the following SP1 features + new SP2 features and can either be downloaded or is available on CD for the cost of Postage and Handling.

 

Detailed Feature List:

· New Hotkeys for firebox doors, operating regulator, cut-off, injectors and blower

SP1 provides the following additional keyboard functionality:

Firebox doors open/close KP 1, KP End
Regulator open W, Full stop, KP 8, KP up
Regulator close S, Slash, KP 2, KP down
Reverser forward F, KP Star
Reverser reverse R, KP Slash
Injector increase I
Injector decrease O
Blower increase N
Blower decrease Shift N

(Please note: KP = Keypad located on the right of your keyboard)

· Major improvements to steam physics

  • Steam locos function more prototypically.
    • Locomotives can be left on standby with their resources being consumed at a prototypical rate. The rates of coal, water and steam consumption have been reduced when a loco is unattended.
    • In Cab Mode, consumption of coal, water and steam is more prototypical during operation.
    • Top speeds have been checked against available prototypical data and corrected for all steam engines.

· New cab interiors for Mallard and Flying Scotsman

  • Based on research carried out at the National Railway Museum in York.
  • Highly representative of Gresley's cab interior characteristics taking into account changes over time.

· Loading & caching optimizations

  • Layout's now load on average 10 to 30% faster.

· AI trains no longer prefer driving left

  • Trains using the 'Drive' command previously always took the left route at junctions where possible. Now they proceed through the junction without changing it if the track ahead is clear. If the track ahead is blocked, a more appropriate track will be chosen.

· Scenery objects animating correctly

  • This includes objects such as windmills, balloons, etc.

· Scenario scripts can be encrypted using the supplied encryption program.

  • This enables the protection of 3rd party script development.

· Individual Driver Orders can be deleted

  • Simply hold control and click on any visible order to remove unwanted instructions.

· Trainz Download Helper improvements (Lots of thanks to the Trainz Community for their many suggestions)

  • Trainz Download Helper now supports saving backup copies of CDP archives to a path that you specify.
  • Trainz Download Helper and the integrated Trainz Exchange supports resume of downloads allowing you to continue installing after an interrupted download.
  • Trainz Download Helper supports Ultimate Trainz Collection.

· Better handling of duplicate KUIDs

  • When custom content is installed that duplicates Auran supplied TRS2004 content, TRS2004 will move the duplicate content to a 'removed content' folder.
  • When multiple copies of the same custom content are installed, TRS2004 will choose a single version of the content and ignore the others.

· Download Station Enhancements

  • KUID2 formatted content can obsolete KUID formatted content.
  • Uploaded Content can be set as invisible on the Download Station but able to be downloaded via the Download Helper application.
  • The following unpublicized Download Station enhancements are available now.
    • Content is available on the Download Station and downloadable via the Trainz Download Helper.
    • Content can be linked to a third party website for downloading and is downloadable via the Trainz Download Helper.



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