Boston Sprinter Preview Stream - Your Questions And Suggestions

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  1. DTG Natster

    DTG Natster Community Manager Staff Member

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    Myself and Matt will be hosting a second preview stream for Rush Hour - Boston Sprinter.

    If you have any questions about the route, or anything you would like to see on the stream please let us know in this thread.

    We will aim to cover as much as we can.

    For anyone who missed the first stream:
     
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  2. Mat_Jam_Ca

    Mat_Jam_Ca Well-Known Member

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    Can we see more detailed views of the MBTA coaches whilst in game. The screenshots are not doing them any justice at all.

    Can the route also be run sans snow?
     
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  3. Richard CZE

    Richard CZE Well-Known Member

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    How powerful will this DLC work on my PS4PRO consoles? What will be the restrictions for PS4PRO consoles?
     
  4. TinTin_57

    TinTin_57 Well-Known Member

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    As it will be streamed on next gen consoles, can we please get a good look at the distance improvements please? Building pop, catenary pop etc
     
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  5. Train Sim 9723

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    Can we see full timetables of each of the loco’s and the scenario’s included in the route
     
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  6. lug#9310

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    How will it work on old gen?
     
  7. pacificorca#1435

    pacificorca#1435 Active Member

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    Seconded, I'd love an overview of how the timetable is structured too. Is there space being left for Acela services (no need to confirm DLC just that the space exists), and do Providence Line trainsets stay exclusively on the providence line or will they go off to do other services?
     
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  8. cloudyskies21

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    Question: How will the Providence-end of the route retain the Rush Hour feel? For example, Boston looked how I felt Rush Hour should be, really busy. But, going down to Providence and arriving at the station, to me, it looked a bit emptier than I would of thought. Would like to see bit more of Providence in the next stream.
     
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  9. thestrudwicks

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    Can we please see balloon loop and engine sheds many thanks
     
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  10. Lamplight

    Lamplight Well-Known Member

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    Question for Matt:
    What‘s the latest on the headlights and taillights issue discovered in the first preview stream? Will the head- and taillights work correctly on launch?
     
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  11. MetrolinkF125#916

    MetrolinkF125#916 Well-Known Member

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    Can you show us Amtrak's Southampton Yard? I would love to see a train going around the balloon track.

    Also, will the AI trains have their headlights set properly at launch? I think it would be pretty weird seeing a southbound MBTA train with the cab car's headlights on. Have they fixed this issue or will it be fixed in a future update?
     
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  12. driverwoods#1787

    driverwoods#1787 Well-Known Member

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    Can you please show us the depot facilities and can base game route Sand Patch Grade freight layers here. It's the route Optimized for PS5 and Xbox Series X.
     
  13. jack.a.varley04

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    Can we get a video of a full level crossing activation and deactivation
     
  14. Task

    Task Well-Known Member

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    Are there really only 17 Amtrak services?

    Can you please show the full timetable, the scenarios, the journey and the tutorials?

    Can you explain what different kinds of services there are? What are the service patterns?

    Can you summarize what is new with this route as part of Rush Hour that the last routes didn’t have?
     
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  15. FD1003

    FD1003 Well-Known Member

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    Could you talk about improvements to ATC and ACSES? What is/was wrong in the older implementation, how did you solve it? And how do you think it turned out for this route?

    Any particular reason Cruise Control wasn't implemented in the ACS-64? Would it be hard to do or do you think that being buried in a screen's menu only a few people would care to use it?

    Is there any other differences between the CalTrain F40PH and the MBTA one, apart from the obvious (inclusion of ATC/ACSES).

    How hard would it be to create a freight loco with In-Cab signalling for a future US Freight project? Would a copy/paste from the NEC system be enough, or does the system work differently to take into account the different performance of freight trains?
     
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  16. schorni

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    Is it possible to run other locomotives from other DLC on this route ( timetable)? And is it possible to run the locomotives from this route in other DLC ( timetable)?

    Can you please show if the many passengers on the platform are really on the train?

    And why is the snow coverage on locomotive and cars so reduced compared to other DLC?

    Will ALL features of Roush Hour be released simultaneously with the release of the track?
     
  17. Haverknol

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    Why is the Pawtucket/Central Falls station completely absent on the route? It really takes away a lot of realism, since this is one of the most important landmarks along the route.

    This is what it looks like in real life:
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    And this is the exact place in the game:
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    It would be so cool to drive under this structure, so why was it left out when building the route?
     
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  18. Mat_Jam_Ca

    Mat_Jam_Ca Well-Known Member

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    Seems odd to miss it out. I mean if it was there when the route was mapped, you can’t really miss it.
     
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  19. Monder

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    During that section of the stream, you can also see everything wrong with the catenary, missing parts and in the curve, towards the station, the wires go completely off the tracks, more than usual. It seems to me the OHLE is degrading with every iteration (and I am not mentioning the incorrect gantries here).
     
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  20. pacificorca#1435

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    I just looked at the real life amtrak timetable and that might actually be correct. I count 18 northeast regional trains between Boston and Providence, I'm guessing the overnight sleeper train wouldn't be included. That said I'd be a little concerned by the lack of depot and turnaround services, maybe those have been made a part of the mainline services?
     
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  21. Monder

    Monder Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but in the stream, all depot and balloon moves were missing, Matt said they're supposed to be there, not sure what the situation with that is, but I guess we will find out tomorrow.
     
  22. schorni

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    I just see the pictures of the new TS Route Mountain Subdivision and ... there the snow visualization on the locomotives is much better than now at Boston in TSW.... that should not really be so...
     
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  23. stujoy

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    Can you show a service that shows off the rush hour aspect of the timetable with the train getting held up at signals and such.
     
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  24. tehangrybird345

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    I’d love to see some switching in CSX yards you can do and some dlcs like an Acela and more MBTA locomotives
     
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    Route mileage is too short
     
  26. bakedpotatos.jm

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    Question: If the 4.26 update is released on Tuesday before the Rush Hour release will the Series X/S and PS5 versions be released on Tuesday as well? Or will we get updated twice for everything once on Tuesday and once when the new console versions come out on Thursday?
     
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  27. Nei4024

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    How will the season ticket work?
    Will it be available from the launch of the Boston Sprinter or will we have to wait until the launch of the last route?
     
  28. Haverknol

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    The season ticket will launch simultaneously with the Boston - Providence route (I don't know if there will be a pre-order tho), otherwise people wanting to buy all three routes would have to wait untill all routes are released.
     
  29. Anthony Pecoraro

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    Do the Amfleets have brake sounds? I didn't hear any during the last stream.
     
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  30. DB628

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    The Route looks really rushed and unfinished with the Landscape and the wrong and bugged Overheads or using not the Right Landmarks.

    Where is the Quality Control?
     
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  31. Aran

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    Can you talk about missing data in the Timetable causing some PIS screens to not show a destination for some trains?
     
  32. Haverknol

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    The cab cars are running with only ditch lights, and the headlights turned off :(
     
  33. drnicktgm#1259

    drnicktgm#1259 Well-Known Member

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    Will Last gen consoles get all Passengers and all layers on the Rush Hour routes? Or will there be because of performance less passengers on stations?
     
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    Last gen (XB1/PS4) will get an increase in passengers (up to 100 from 20). As for layers, Boston-Providence doesn't have any, Riesa-Dresden seems to have all the required locos and it hasn't been confirmed if any layers will be included with London-Brighton.
     
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  35. drnicktgm#1259

    drnicktgm#1259 Well-Known Member

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    How many passengers are there on PC and next gen consoles?
     
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  37. MassachusettsF40PH

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    Are there any plans to add the MBTA bilevels to the route as DLC, they are very common on the South Side of the MBTA Commuter Rail now and the bilevels are often seen mixed into train sets with the single level coaches, and it would really add a lot to the realism.
    Thanks
    Edit: Now that you have the MBTA License, is it safe to expect more MBTA routes and equipment from you, I hope so.
    Thanks
     
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  38. Bertil Persson

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    Show the improvements for visually impaired. It looks like you did a good job. Looking forward to try it.
     
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  39. unseendreamer

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    I understand carrying over save game progress may be a problem, but will trophie's/achievements be carried over, and also have you made use of the ps5 duelsense controller?
     
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    656DD208-DF52-469C-B578-DB0CE630AA97.jpeg 5D75B57B-420D-4D00-A878-51BE019C7FA5.jpeg Can you guys please fix the numberboard font? they’re a little too wide and too short.
     
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  41. om247

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    Is there anywhere in the Boston portion of the new Rush Hour route where the iconic Boston Lenny Zakim Bridge is visible? It's hard to imagine Boston without it.

    Now that the clothing and movements of the people in TSW2 shows more variation, will their size/age/body-type get an update down the road for more realistic variety as well?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Unfortunately the bridge is across downtown in the West End. Quite a distance from where the tracks are.
     
  44. ShodanCat

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    I saw some CSX locos and various freight cars.. will there be playable freight services or scenarios for this route?
     
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    That was answered on the Stream last night and the answer was ‘No’.
     
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    If the platform opens the doors in a different state based on high and low platforms, could you now implement a working SDO for British Trains, and for shorter platforms on LIRR to replace the guard who would normally ensure only suitable doors are opened??
     
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  47. om247

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    Here is a YouTube video showing different angles of the station and an Amtrak train passing through to help create the artwork if you decide to include it in an update:

     
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    Is it possible to add the metroliner cab off of the Amtrak consist so that the end is drivable rather than the train being controlled from the cab of the ASC64 in a near future update to the route? Here’s a picture. Thanks! upload_2021-8-13_12-24-58.jpeg
     
  49. DB628

    DB628 Well-Known Member

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    They need only recycled the TSW DLC from this old route.
    But in real life it’s only drive to Harrisburg or how it is written
     
  50. kosti.nuuja

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    Those cab cars are not used in Boston area.
     

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