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Dovetail Live Available Manuals For The Main Games And Dlcs

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  1. conniethunder

    conniethunder Active Member

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    For anyone struggling with controls, setup, etc. and unaware of these readily available manuals from the developers:

    Train Sim World 2020

    Train Sim World 2020 - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/530070
    Great Western Express - Paddington to Reading Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/577350
    Main Spessart Bahn - Aschaffenburg to Gemünden Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/577351
    BR Class 33 Loco Add-On - 577352 - N/A
    Northern Trans-Pennine - Manchester to Leeds Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/577353
    Long Island Rail Road - New York to Hicksville Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/577354
    Ruhr-Sieg Nord - Hagen to Finnentrop Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/577355
    West Somerset Railway Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/577356
    Northeast Corridor New York Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/577357
    Rapid Transit - The Mitteldeutschland S-Bahn - Leipzig S2 Bahn Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/577358
    CSX GP40-2 Loco Add-On - 577359 - N/A
    DB BR 182 Loco Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1010130
    DB BR 155 Loco Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1010131
    BR Class 52 'Western' Loco Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1010132
    BR Heavy Freight Pack Loco Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1010133
    Tees Valley Line - Darlington to Saltburn-by-the-Sea Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1010134
    Amtrak SW1000R Loco Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1010135
    Peninsula Corridor - San Francisco to San Jose Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1010136
    Rhein-Ruhr Osten - Wuppertal - Hagen Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1010137
    BR Class 31 Loco Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1010138
    East Coastway - Brighton - Eastbourne & Seaford Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1010139
    Canadian National Oakville Subdivision - Hamilton - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1113820
    Caltrain MP36PH-3C 'Baby Bullet' Loco Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1113821
    Caltrain MP15DC Diesel Switcher Loco Add-On - 1113822 - N/A
    Hauptstrecke Rhein-Ruhr - Duisburg - Bochum Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1113823
    DB BR 204 Loco Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1113824
    LIRR M3 EMU Loco Add-On - 1255310 - N/A
    BR Class 20 'Chopper' Loco Add-On - 1255311 - N/A


    Train Sim World 2

    Train Sim World 2 - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1282590
    Great Western Express Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1304410
    Rapid Transit Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1304411
    West Somerset Railway Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1304412
    Ruhr-Sieg Nord - Hagen - Finnentrop Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1304413
    Long Island Rail Road - New York - Hicksville Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1304414
    Northern Trans-Pennine - Manchester - Leeds Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1304415
    BR Class 33 Loco Add-On - 1304416 - N/A
    Main Spessart Bahn - Ascheffenburg - Gemünden Route Add-On - 1304417 - N/A
    DB BR 182 Loco Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1304418
    DB BR 155 Loco Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1304419
    BR Class 52 'Western' Loco Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1304440
    BR Heavy Freight Pack Loco Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1304441
    Tees Valley Line - Darlington - Saltburn-by-the-Sea Route Add-On - 1304442 - N/A
    Peninsula Corridor - San Francisco - San Jose Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1304444
    Rhein-Ruhr Osten - Wuppertal - Hagen Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1304445
    BR Class 31 Loco Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1304446
    East Coastway - Brighton - Eastbourne & Seaford Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1304447
    Caltrain MP36PH-3C ‘Baby Bullet’ Loco Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1304448
    Canadian National Oakville Subdivision - Hamilton - Oakville Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1304449
    Caltrain MP15DC Diesel Switcher Loco Add-On (24 November, 2020) - 1304460 - N/A
    Hauptstrecke Rhein-Ruhr - Duisburg - Bochum Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1304461
    DB BR 204 Loco Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1304462
    LIRR M3 EMU Loco Add-On - 1304463 - N/A
    BR Class 20 'Chopper' Loco Add-On - 1304464 - N/A
    Isle Of Wight - Ryde - Shanklin Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1304467
    Hauptstrecke München - Augsburg Route Add-On - 1304468 - N/A
    DB BR 363 Loco Add-On - 1304469 - N/A
    CSX C40-8W Loco Add-On - 1418841- N/A
    LGV Méditerranée - Marseille - Avignon Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1418842
    Arosalinie - Chur - Arosa Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1418843
    Cane Creek - Thompson - Potash Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1418844
    Southeastern High Speed - London St Pancras - Faversham Route Add-On - https://store.steampowered.com/manual/1418846
    Southeastern BR Class 465 EMU Loco Add-On - 1418847 - N/A
    Diesel Legends of the Great Western Loco Add-On - 1418848 - N/A
    Clinchfield Railroad - Elkhorn - Dante Route Add-On - 1418849 - N/A
    DB BR 101 Loco Add-On - 1490110 - N/A
    Hauptstrecke Hamburg - Lübeck Route Add-On - 1490111 - N/A
    Scottish City Commuter - Glasgow - Newton & Neilston Route Add-On - 1490112 - N/A
    Rush Hour – Nahverkehr Dresden Route Add-On - 1490115 - N/A
    Rush Hour - Boston Sprinter - 1490117 - N/A
    Brighton Main Line - London Victoria - Brighton - ?
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  2. LastTrainToClarksville

    LastTrainToClarksville Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Connie; that's much more interesting than the list available at DTG's support site. I still wonder why DTG stopped producing user's manuals and whether they intend to ever issue them for DLC that don't yet have one. I certainly am not claiming that the available manuals contain complete information, but something would be better than nothing.
     
  3. conniethunder

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    EDIT: Fixed heading

    Regarding missing manuals, maybe some locos are covered in other route manuals?
    I've asked a few times myself in live streams to make manuals for all their dlc. The in game training isn't detailed enough for newcomers, and so unless you've played around with a few British, German and USA trains, a detailed manual is definitely helpful to read before getting into the game/route.
     
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  4. Slemcer

    Slemcer Well-Known Member

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    That may be possible, but you can do it on your own. On the right side above your first post there's a link named "Thread Tools", select it and than "Edit Title".
     
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  5. Crosstie

    Crosstie Well-Known Member

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    User guides and manuals have been "in production" on the Roadmap for quite some time. Some manuals for TSW 2020 were pretty good, and the original one for "Heavy Haul" ( SPG) was actually very helpful, for example. Why they stopped? I seem to recall something about the person who was writing them either moved on or was reassigned, but I'm not sure. Sam has often mentioned the subject of user manuals on the streams as something they want to do.
     
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    LastTrainToClarksville Well-Known Member

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    That's a good idea, although extant manuals sometimes lack important information they're better than nothing. I may start compiling a list of existing manuals and the engines they include -- or would you rather do that yourself?
     
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  7. conniethunder

    conniethunder Active Member

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    Thanks for asking, but I'm busy with other projects.

    I know from owning and having bought some DLCs for TS-2021, the manuals always seem to have more thought/attention to them, than TSW
    I'd be interested to see the 'list' of locos that you find though.
     
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    LastTrainToClarksville Well-Known Member

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    Okay, here goes:
    Locos Covered in Extant DTG and privately produced manuals for TSW and TSW2
    CSX Heavy Haul (TSW -- 2017)
    • EMD GP38-2
    • EMD SD40-2
    • GE AC4400CW
    Great Western Express (TSW – 2017)
    • British Rail Class 43
    • British Rail Class 166
    • British Rail Class 66
    Rapid Transit
    • British Rail Class 66
    NEC: New York (TSW – 2018)
    • Amtrak ACS-24 Electric Locomotive
    • CSX GP38-3 Locomotive
    West Somerset Railway (TSW – 2018)
    Class 47 Diesel-Electric Locomotive
    • Class 09 Diesel-Electric Locomotive
    Ruhr-Sieg Nord (TSW – 2018)
    • DR-BR 185.2 Electric Locomotive
    • DR-BR 143 Electric Locomotive
    • DR-BR 767.3 DABpbzfa Control Car
    Northern Trans-Pennine (TSW – 2018)
    • BR Class 45
    • BR Class 47
    • BR Class 101
    Main-Spessart Bahn (TSW – 2018)
    • DR-BR 185.2 Electric Locomotive
    • DR-BR 146.2 Electric Locomotive
    • DR-BR 766.2 DABpbzfa Control Car
    Long Island Railroad (TSW – 2018)
    • LIRR M7 EMU
    BR Class 52 (TSW – 2018)
    Rhein-Ruhr Osten (TSW -- 2019)
    • DB BR 422 Electric Multiple Unit
    • DB BR 185.5 Electric Locomotive
    Amtrak SW 1000R (TSW -- 2019)
    • Amtrak SW 1000R Diesel Switcher
    • Amtrak Ex-Metroliner Cab Car
    Tees Valley Line (TSW – 2019)
    • BR Class 3715
    • BR Class 08
    • BR Class 101
    BR Class 31 (TSW – 2019)
    • BR Class 31
    BR Class 31
    {Class 31-1fx Additional Information author & source unknown}

    BR Heavy Freight Pack (TSW –2019)
    • BR Class 40
    • BR Class 08
    Peninsula Corridor (TSW -- 2019)
    • Electro-Motive F40PH-2 CAT
    • Nippon Sharyo Gallery Cars
    • Electro-Motive GP38-2
    BR Class 31 (TSW – 2019)

    DB BR 204 Diesel Locomotive (TSW/Rivet Games – 2020)

    {British Rail Class 20 (TSW – 2020)
    manual by Cameron Young}

    CN Oakville Subdivision (TSW -- 2020)
    • Electro-Motive GP38-2
    Haupstreke Rhein-Ruhr (TSW -?)
    • DB BR 425 EMU
    • DB BR 422 EMU
    LIRR M3 EMU Loco Add-On (TSW – 2020)

    Caltrain MP15DC Switcher Loco Add-On (TSW – 2020)

    MP26PH-3C (TSW – 2020)
    • Caltrain MP26PH-3C
    Isle of Wight: Ryde – Shanklin (Rivet Games – 2020)
    • [unnamed engine]
    Cane Creek (Skyhook Games – 2021)
    • Union Pacific GE AC4400CW
    • Union Pacific EMD SD40-2
    Arosa Line (Rivet Games 2021)
    • Rhaetian Railway GE 4/4 II

    Nota bene
    !!!: as noted in the title, this list does not include engine only add-ons or route add-ons for which no manual is available.
     
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  9. LastTrainToClarksville

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    If wishes were fishes,
    We'd all have a fry!
     
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    And also afterwards, for those of us with goldfish memory.
     
  11. conniethunder

    conniethunder Active Member

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    I think this train can be identified/labelled as:
    Isle of Wight Class 483
    I'm in my 50's and can honestly say that I have never heard that saying.
     
  12. Crosstie

    Crosstie Well-Known Member

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    Must be a variation on:
    "If wishes were horses.
    Beggars would ride".
     
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  13. LastTrainToClarksville

    LastTrainToClarksville Well-Known Member

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    Well, Connie, I'm in my 70's and heard it long ago from my mother -- maybe it was a St. Louis thing, or maybe a Catholic saying. In any case, I don't think it's a variation of what Crosstie suggested -- not that it matters,
     
  14. conniethunder

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    I may as well ask here:
    "Will we be getting an updated/new TSW2 Game manual from Rush Hour?"

    I think it's important to cover the new controller immersion features, pause screen for the gradient, as well as the tweaks to the 'white dot' and addition of TrackIR and how it works/what we need. Plus anything else new or changed, coming soon with the update. :love:
     
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    No new manuals for Game changes OR Rush Hour so far as of this posting.
     

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