Summary of TeamSpeak Discussion with Mikael from Urban Games (22th January 2015)

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    USA DLC:

    • scenery: mainly desert and green mountains, inspired by Denver (Colorado) region
    • new trains, trams, trucks and busses
    • no licensed company logos
    • new buildings
    • new industries
    • new train stations
    • menu: option to toggle on/off vehicles / models
    • american styled signals
    • surpise(s)


    general stuff:

    • big performance patch coming in the next few weeks: better performance in late game and with "ned-of-month-caclulations"
    • modding capabilities for train stations in length and width
    • better European scenery
    • UI will not be changed by Urban Games, may be able to mod at later point in time
    • open doors on correct side of train only
    • modders may create own "DLC" mod packages
    • activate and deactivate mods or mod packages (like US DLC) in game
    • save games will remember needed mods and automatically activate them if possible
    • modding capabilities for industry end products (add different types of goods to be transported into cities)
    • modding capabilities for track speeds.


    on to-do list / may or may not be integrated at some point in time / ideas from the community (random order):

    • new vehicle buy window: sort vehicles by categories and repaints
    • catenary for tram tracks
    • overlay showing track speeds for already constructed tracks / streets
    • slip switch
    • larger maps (as soon as performance is fixed and maybe only for 64 bit systems)
    • better collision resolution while building tracks / fewer collisions when building bridges
    • height map importer
    • free definition of (multiple) entry/connection points to/from buildings (train stations with multiple street connectors etc)


    more ideas from the community / less likely to be included by Urban Games (random order):

    • more models for private transport / persons
    • standard gauge tram tracks
    • avenue with tram tracks in center
    • map editor
    • train stations with integrated bus stops
    • modular train stations
    • streets over tracks (may not be possible due to technical limitations)


    Definitely no implementation in Train Fever 1:

    • day and night cycle
    • change of weather
    • mixed passenger and goods stations
    • timetables
    • multiplayer
    • underground stations
    • switched on bridges or in tunnels
    • traffic lights
    • planning tool for track building

    source: German transcription of discussion as well as myself as I officially recorded the session.
    errors and omissions expected, please notify me in case you have suggestions.

  • A height map importer sounds great, especially if we're not getting a real map editor. Map making is one of the things I like most about SIM games.
    Train stations with multiple street connectors is also something I'm looking out for.