Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Train Simulator
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Don't waste your money!
12 May 2013
Summary: This is the most worthless product I have purchased on e-bay. I installed it in my computer and I got a list of things that meant nothing to me. I expected the product to load and start but instead I got something totally foreign to me. It was a present for my grandson's birthday, and he still has not been able to use it. No instructions were included on what to do if it doesn't work, or what software is needed to make it work.
Summary: This is a warning to buyers of the Atari re-release of this game: I purchased it recently, and during install, learned that the two install discs are identical. Worse, they are marked disc one and disc two. But the contents of the discs are the same and cause the software to fail installation. Be prepared for this trouble.
Summary: I purchased this software, but after spending the forty-five minutes installing the software, I attempted to run the program for the first time. It hung the computer, and continued to do so each time I attempted running it. Eventually after my eighth or minth attempt, Windows reported an incompatibility issue with my video driver. I checked the Microsoft website to discover this is a chronic problem with this product.
Summary: As a huge fan of Microsoft software, I regret to say this is the lowest quality ever sold by them. Microsoft even skimped on the software packaging. Just a cheap CD envelope and brochure type key card. The software has a somewhat unfinished feel to it. The scenery and models are extremely simple and plain. I attempted 2 installations with this software, and my computer has not been the same since.
Summary: Does anybody really think that a 40 car train can accelerate "uphill" under "idle" conditions with the dynamic brakes fully applied on both diesel power units? Well...apparently the Microsoft developers of this game think so! Very plainly put...the controls, especially the braking controls, do not work the way they do in a real locomotive!
Summary: This game does not live up to the standards established by previous Microsoft simulators, such as the popular Flight Simulator series. Think twice before buying this game. The system requirements are pretty high, compared to other sims, such as Microsoft Midtown Madness. This is pretty outrageous, considering that you can do more in the car sim than in the train sim!
Summary: I should have heeded the warnings of those before me, but the idea of having a train simulator put out by the same people who did such a fantastic job with the flight simulator, and combat simulator was too much for me to resist. I'd hoped to be one of the lucky ones who wrote the five star reviews, but alas, I wasn't so lucky. I've had nothing but problems...most of them already described in previous reviews.