Transport Tycoon Forums

The place to talk about Transport Tycoon
It is currently Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:43 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: a-train 8?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:33 pm 
Offline
Engineer
Engineer

Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:27 pm
Posts: 11
Hi

this is a bit off-topic but i couldn't find anywhere better to put this post.

i bought a game called A-train 8 today.

You get to manage a railway company but also develop the land around it so it is an interesting mix of sim city / RRT

Wandered if anyone else has tried this game?

I have had my first play on it for about 45 mins but am getting a bit frustrated working out how to do it. the manual isn't that great.

does anyone know where there is any more info available online? a user forum? I googled but that wasn't very fruitful.

Hoping I haven't just wasted 20 quid. : s


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: a-train 8?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:06 pm 
Offline
Engineer
Engineer

Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:27 pm
Posts: 11
ahah!

I had another look on the interweb and found a very usefull site. Here is the link in case anyone else has been looking

http://www.a-trainhx.com/Gameplay/Playing/Playing.html

apparently the game has a 'virtical learning curve'. thankfully this site has a walkthrough.

wish me luck


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: a-train 8?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:57 pm 
Offline
Chief Executive
Chief Executive

Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:29 pm
Posts: 731
Location: Oregon
There is already a topic about the game: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=45457

_________________
Additional Livery Set
Official TT-Jewel Staite FanClub


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: a-train 8?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:24 pm 
Offline
Engineer
Engineer

Joined: Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:13 pm
Posts: 1
....and they just announced A-Train 9!

http://www.a-trainhx.com/index.html

I love this game series. In spite of what I've read on this board it really does simulate the Japanese rail conglomerate business model - that is, after the rail system over there was privatised the government put a cap on how much profit the new rail companies could make. Thus they were forced to diversify their business into other areas. As a result food chains, shopping malls and housing projects became subsidiaries of the rail companies. In some cases whole commuter towns grew up around a single, main-line station.

This is pretty much what the A-Train series has been simulating. For sure, the Western releases have been badly let down by lack of support and little or no promotion. Non one knew what they were supposed to be doing and confused it with Transport Tycoon or Sim City.

It deserves A LOT more respect over here than it has so far been granted, imo. Hopefully this new version will go some way to address that issue.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: a-train 8?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:33 pm 
Offline
Chief Executive
Chief Executive

Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:46 am
Posts: 681
Location: Ontario, Canada
looks pretty cool!

_________________
Check out some of my work


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: a-train 8?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:25 am 
Offline
Engineer
Engineer

Joined: Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:44 am
Posts: 12
I have never heard of this game so i don't really know what to say


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Train<In>Vain and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000-2018 phpBB Limited

Copyright © Owen Rudge/The Transport Tycoon Forums 2001-2018.
Hosted by Zernebok Hosting.