Browsing: Dovetail Games

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l89wMgEyIcQ Of course the release didn’t go to play – did anyone actually expect it to? After some trials, tribulations, at least one false start and some prodding by Valve, Dovetail Games Train Simulator 2016 is now available to download and play. Existing users will get small upgrades; some UI changes, a better search function and that’s about it, from the free upgrade path, while if you pay the £30/€40 approx price for the full version (currently discounted on Steam) then you’ll get a new route (Riviera Line in the 50s), two upgraded routes (Koln – Koblenz, Sherman Hill) and…

The KCFS Seabee isn’t a new release. It’s actually quite an old one. So why review it now? Well, frankly, because I only just got it. There’s also the fact that the aircraft is a fairly new release on Steam as DLC (DownLoadable Content – what most people just call “add-ons”!) so it’s “new” to a lot of people. Finally, why not? It’s unusual in several ways, as well as being developed by an ex-ACES developer, so it has to be worth a look.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbAej4Xszfk I wanted to embed here the trailer video of Train Simulator 2016 by Dovetail Games so you can have a look at the new version of the simulator, which release date is set on September 17th, 2015. In a recent post found on their blog engine-driver.com, you can have plenty of details about one of the new loco to be included in TS 2016 : the German DB BR155.

Rather than just release their new Soldier Summit route for Train Simulator 2015 as a regular DLC pack, developers Dovetail Games have given it an entire new version of the sim of its own, partnering it with the previously released “London – Faversham High Speed” and “The Rhine Railway: Mannheim-Karlsruhe” in TS2015 Epic Journeys Edition. Because the new edition is being sold for the same price as a normal DLC route, if you don’t have either of the others, then it’s at least two routes for the price of one… If you’re interested, you can find it on Steam, here.

If you were (or are) a child growing up in the UK, then the name “Blue Peter” means a TV programme that’s probably older than your parents. For rail enthusiasts, however, it’s a Peppercorn Class A2 “Pacific” express steam loco – which is also now available for Train Simulator 2015 from Dovetail Games, in BR Brunswick Green livery, with Mk.1 coaching stock in BR paint as well. As usual, there are only three scenarios included, which require the East Coast Main Line: London-Peterborough route. You can see the full specs and details on Steam, here.

Like they did in the past, updating from Train Simulator 2015 to the upcoming 2016 will be free. BUT, when you buy TS 2016, you will get ‘exclusive’ and new content. And that will be precised later. At least, they confirm there will be ‘extreme challenges’ included, to let you experience more or less difficult services with hard weather and time tables, or complex operations. They are also working on the next generation of Train Sim that will take advantage of Unreal 4 game engine.

There have been a couple of announcements from Dovetail Games regarding their Steam Edition version of FSX today – a public beta test version of a patch, plus a new add-on pack. “Cargo Crew” is the second DLC available through Steam exclusively for DTG’s version of FSX and comprises 20 missions which will require you to deal with challenges, failures and a few popular airports, featuring a new co-pilot voiced by Angel Heaven Lee. Simultaneously with the new release, the support team have announced a 7-day (14/04/2015 – 21/04/2015) public beta of a new build for the sim, with a…

Dovetail Games have issued a Press Release regarding Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition, its existing and upcoming add-ons, plus developers working with the publisher. While there’s nothing really new in the Press Release, other than the names of some of the new ‘partner’ developers, you can read the full text by clicking “Read More”.