Sunday, 26 March 2017

Intercity Swallow 43038 Repaint - Released

I have just uploaded another new repaint to the DPSimulation website courtesy of Richard Fletcher.

Utilising the recently released Class 43 (Valenta)/Mk3 Enhancement Pack, this pack features 43038 in another variation of Intercity Swallow livery.

Both the European Loco & Asset pack from Steam and the Class 43 (Valenta)/Mk3 Enhancement Pack are required, otherwise this pack will not work.

This pack can be downloaded from the 'Locomotives' section of Richard's page by following this link.
 
 
 

FP06 - East Coast Mainline Scenario Pack Released

This scenario pack comprises of 10 scenarios, based on the 'ECML London to Peterborough' route available from Steam and the York to Peterborough 'Modern' route available from Creative Rail. Set in the final years of the GNER era, the pack covers passenger operations on the route and utilises the HST, Class 91/Mk4 DVT and Class 156. The scenarios offer varying and challenging operations and gives around 10 hours of further driving on these routes along with varied AI and plenty of interaction with other services to keep you on your toes.

As ever, in order to provide the most realistic experience possible, the requirements list for this pack is quite extensive. The readme can be viewed from the download page, or from within the download package itself.

Click here to visit the download page.
 




 
 


Class 377/5 Thameslink FCC Blue Repaint - Released

I have just uploaded a new repaint to the DPSimulation website courtesy of Richard Fletcher.

Utilising the 'First Capital Connect' Class 377 pack available from Steam, this repaint depicts the class in Thameslink FCC Blue livery.

As well as the requirement of the above mentioned Class 377 pack, this repaint is also  set up to utilise the Class 375/377 sound pack from Armstrong Powerhouse. This sound pack is therefore recommended.

This pack can be downloaded from the 'EMU' section of Richard's page by following this link.




 


Saturday, 25 March 2017

New Scenario Pack - Coming Soon

I am pleased to announce an all new upcoming scenario pack from DPSimulation.

Featuring ten scenarios set over two routes, the Creative Rail 'Modern' route from York to Peterborough and ECML: London to Peterborough, the scenario pack is set in the late GNER era and focuses mainly on the Valenta engined HST, although you will get the opportunity to drive a Class 91 and more strangely, a Class 156 from Doncaster to Peterborough!.

Because the scenario is set over two routes, this means that the requirements are very extensive. I have announced the pack as in development today, specifically because a Steam sale is currently running and many of the addons listed below are available at a reduced price. It's also an opportunity to get hold of any freeware repaints in advance of the scenario pack being released.

The pack is now in the later stages of testing and will be released once this testing has been completed.

Payware

Creative Rail East Coast Modern - Creative Rail
East Coast Main Line: London to Peterborough - Steam
Settle to Carlisle - Steam
European Loco & Asset Pack - Steam
Just Trains Class 60 Advanced & Freight Wagons - Just Trains
Class 67 'EWS' Pack - Steam
Class 66 V2 'Freightliner' Pack - Steam
Class 91 'Intercity' Pack - Steam
Class 156 DMU Pack - Steam
Class 158 DMU Pack - Steam
Class 170 DMU Pack - Steam
Class 220 'Crosscountry' DMU Pack - Steam
Just Trains Class 222 Advanced - Just Trains
Class 365 'Network South East' Marketplace Pack - Steam
Armstrong Powerhouse Class 313 EMU Pack - Armstrong Powerhouse
Armstrong Powerhouse Class 43 (Valenta)/Mk3 Enhancement Pack- Armstrong Powerhouse
Armstrong Powerhouse Class 91/Mk4 Enhancement Pack - Armstrong Powerhouse
Just Trains Cargowaggon IWB Pack (Included with JT 60 Advanced) - Just Trains
Just Trains Cargowaggon Flat IGA Pack - Just Trains

Freeware & Repaints

Class 317 'First Capital Connect' Repaint Pack - DPSimulation
Class 156 'Northern Spirit' Repaint - DPSimulation
Class 158 'WYPTE' Repaint - DPSimulation
Class 158 'FTPE Vinyl' Repaint Pack - DPSimulation
Class 221 'Virgin' Repaint – DPSimulation
Class 43 'Cotswold Rail' Repaint Pack - DPSimulation
Class 317/1 'WAGN' Repaint - UKTrainsim
Class 317/2 'WAGN' Repaint – UKTrainsim

The following are also required for the Class 317 packs above.

DRB Class 317 BR Blue - UKTrainsim
DRB Class 317 NSE - UKTrainsim
DRB Class 317 BedPan - UKTrainsim
DRB Class 318 SPTE - UKTrainsim

Optional Requirement

WCML North: Carlisle to Glasgow (For Buffers To Be Visible Buffers On NMT)




Friday, 24 March 2017

East Coast Mainline: South - Update Released

Following a report of track directionality and electrification issues at Letchworth Garden City, I have just uploaded a new version of the route to the Steam Workshop which should address these issues.

As I had secretly been working on a further extension to the route over the past few days, this means that the changes I had made are also included and therefore scenery is now complete as far as Baldock. Quick Drive has also been added to this new location.

As with all workshop updates, this should happen automatically for subscribers, however, I have no control over this process. If the route doesn't show up after installation, all I can suggest is to unsubscribe and re-subscribe to the route, I have no control over how the route installs on to your system.

The DPSimulation Steam Workshop can be found by following this link

 


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

ECML: Letchworth Garden City Extension - Released!

Following a day of ironing out issues with the route and making sure everything works correctly, and then a day of wrestling with the Steam Workshop, I have finally uploaded the ECML: Letchworth Garden City extension.

This route provides a small extension to the ECML: London to Peterborough route and adds additional track and scenery to Letchworth Garden City, the EMU sidings at Letchworth and the new flyover at Hitchin.

This extension was done after a request from a friend to include Letchworth Garden City on the ECML route so I decided to have a crack it it. I have no immediate plans to include further extensions but the usual caveat applies, never say never. In fact, on researching the potential assets needed for other extensions, the requirements chosen below for this extension reflect the possible need for these future assets.

After subscribing and allowing installation of the route via the Steam Workshop, the route will be listed under Quick Drive as '[DPS] East Coast Mainline – South'. A very basic quick drive has been provided with fast line paths to and from Letchworth Garden City. Initially, the grand plan was to add the new paths to a clone of the original ECML quick drive, but doing so (rightly) fails the workshop validation process. If the route doesn't show up after installation, all I can suggest is to unsubscribe and re-subscribe to the route, I have no control over how the route installs on to your system.

Steam Requirements

ECML: London to Peterborough
Liverpool to Manchester
North London Line
South London Network

The DPSimulation Steam Workshop can be found by following this link
 
 

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