Sunday, 28 September 2014

Northern Rail Class 156 Repaints

I have just uploaded the latest set of repaints to the DPSimulation website courtesy of Richard Fletcher.

This upload provides the Class 156 DMU in Northern Rail livery, with different variations of light cluster. The repaints were also created with the Armstrong Powerhouse sound pack installed, so this is recommended. However, as with many other repaint packs, the original sounds may still function.

Both repaints can be downloaded by following this link.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

First Transpennine Class 170 Released

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

The repaint in question is a Class 170 'Turbostar' DMU in First Transpennine Express livery. The Class 170 is available from Steam both as an individual product, and as part of the Edinburgh to Glasgow route pack.

I have also uploaded V1.1 of the East Midlands Trains Class 158 which is based on the model included with Liverpool to Manchester. v1.1 fixes a missing textures issue with the car end identification numbers (the 2 and the 7).  It also makes the reskin compatible with the Armstrong Powerhouse Class 158/159 Pro Sound Pack and finally there are a couple of adjustments to the pre-made consists to make them more QD friendly.

Both repaints can be downloaded by following this link.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Edinburgh to Glasgow – Scenery Extension V4

Although the intention was to move away from the Steam Workshop for the Edinburgh to Glasgow extension and have it as a website based version with custom objects, recent developments have made it very difficult to be able to distribute this in a way that would be acceptable to the original developer, with the workshop being their preferred method of distribution. Therefore, the workshop version has now been updated to implement the latest changes and should download automatically for the near 3000 current subscribers.

Now labelled as V4, this Steam Workshop update features the previously released Stirling scenery extension. In addition, the Shotts line is now fully complete as far as Midcalder Junction. Using a Class 156 on a stopping service, this line now adds an additional 25-30 minutes of driving over the original Edinburgh to Glasgow route. The route is now only 16 miles from Carstairs, a realistically achievable target which would provide another vital route to Train Simulator.

This update is now live on the Steam Workshop and is available for subscription and due to the restrictions of the workshop, the route is only available with simple Quick Drive. For those who receive an automatic update, it may be advantageous to clear the cache from in game in order to make the scenery changes appear.

The workshop page for the route can be found by clicking here.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

New Class 158 Repaints

I have just uploaded a further three Liverpool to Manchester Class 158 repaints to the DPSimulation website courtesy of Richard Fletcher.

The three repaints are Transpennine Express, Central Trains and First North Western.
Like recent uploads, this pack includes a .bat file which will automatically copy over the relevant files. Further to this, you do not need to unpack the .ap file before doing so and all packs have been thoroughly tested with this file both packed and unpacked, all are working as intended.

This repaints can be downloaded from the DMU section of Richard's page by clicking here.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

DPSimulation Early Access - Edinburgh to Glasgow Scenery Extension

I have now released the first website only version of the Edinburgh to Glasgow – Scenery Extension for those with Early Access. If you have this access, log in to the page with the details you were previously given and the route should be available to you.

This version encompasses all of the previous updates, including the full Stirling extension along with the custom Stirling platforms, but it also includes the next portion of the Shotts/Carstairs line which is now fully scenerised as far as Midcalder Junction. That leaves only 16 miles to Carstairs, which I'm sure you will agree is another piece of the Train Simulator jigsaw and is always well requested.

There is no date set for a full public release as yet, but this will be decided in the near future and announced accordingly.