Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Train Simulator
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Doesn't work on Windows 8
4 March 2015
Summary: I put one star because I can't use it on any of my operating systems. It only works on Windows XP and various other early Windows software which I do not have. This isn't the seller's fault; I just didn't look at the requirements or anticipate this type of problem.
Summary: This is old software intended for older versions of windows including 95, 98, me, and 2000. It will not work on newer machines if at all. I even tried it on an old XP machine with the same results as the other reviewer. It promts you to insert a cd when there is no cd to insert.
Summary: Once installed, I could not play it becuase the PC would tell me to install the CD - which was already installed. I tried to use another PC, with the same result. A friend of mine who is an expert technicialn found a patch to allow me to play the game without reinserting the CD, once installed.
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.
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..
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.
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.
Summary: One of the first things you do when you begin serious development of a general-market software product: consider the system configurations that it could work with and make it compatible with as many of those as possible without sacrificing tons of features.