Spirit Of Steam Post Release Feedback. The Definitive Thread

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  1. chieflongshin

    chieflongshin Well-Known Member

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    Morning all.

    Release day is here. It’s expected to be a busy day on the forums I’d imagine.
    With that in mind once you get hands on with the game from this afternoon it’d be good to try and collate any feedback together for DTG

    1. what’s working well?
    2. Any bugs (include service being played etc)
    3. What have you spotted which you like?
    4. What feedback do you have?
    This thread will really help DTG and prospective buyers.


    Are you ready to get steaming?
     
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  2. 5cip

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    i miss the pre order discount xD but yes i buy this route:D
     
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  3. richardwwoodward

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    Has the release been delayed or pulled? I don’t see it available anywhere for the PS5
     
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  4. highland beastie

    highland beastie Well-Known Member

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    It's not out yet, it releases in sometime today or tomorrow depending on where you live.
     
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  5. richardwwoodward

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    Thanks for the details :)

    I wish Dovetail were honest about release dates. It’s Wednesday June 1st then. A wasted vacation day for me. I only get ten days a year and I wasted one to play an add on we don’t get in Canada until June 1st. Very very very frustrating
     
  6. thijsdenbraven

    thijsdenbraven Member

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    Release time in the Netherlands is around 10.00-11.00 correct ?
     
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  7. richardwwoodward

    richardwwoodward Member

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    Is that pm or am? Thanks
     
  8. highland beastie

    highland beastie Well-Known Member

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    On steam it's says it will release in around 9 hours, I think that's around 6pm in the Netherlands (correct me if I'm wrong), but it may release slightly earlier or later on xbox and ps.
     
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  9. OldVern

    OldVern Well-Known Member

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    Steam release is normally 1800 in the UK, so I’ll be finishing up my Bossman 8F run on Port Road while waiting for the download. Always said it’s a shame DTG and Steam can’t work out a means of securely pre-loading titles so all it needs at release time is the unlock signal.
     
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  10. richardwwoodward

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    Thank you everyone for providing the information, that is very helpful.

    It’s really frustrating for us North American players that Dovetail doesn’t provide helpful info like this as I wouldn’t have wasted a vacation day if they had just provided a time for us :(
     
  11. chieflongshin

    chieflongshin Well-Known Member

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    That would be god if they could. I'm still very much could pull the whimsical trigger later. Very undecided at the moment .
     
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  12. chieflongshin

    chieflongshin Well-Known Member

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    10 days is crazy incidentally. I get 36 at my company in uk (tangent, apologies)
     
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  13. OldVern

    OldVern Well-Known Member

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    Being retired every day is a holiday… Except when the wife has jobs for me!
     
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  14. ARuscoe

    ARuscoe Well-Known Member

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    This is due to them uploading multiple versions right up to release day. If they put in place a placeholder file and there's an issue with the release candidate upload then they run into problems. Happened too many times last year hence moving to a "we release when the office is actually open to resolve issues" time of day
     
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  15. richardwwoodward

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    I’m 53 and the missus has me busy enough as it is :)
     
  16. richardwwoodward

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    You’re not wrong mate. When I moved here from England I was working at what used to be Abbey National and I had 30 days. I started on 10 in Canada. Employment rights are toilet compared with the UK
     
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  17. OldVern

    OldVern Well-Known Member

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    I figured something like that. Also in truth we are not talking MSFS or Witcher size installs here. Most people with a half decent internet connection should be downloaded and installed in 10 to 15 minutes.
     
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  18. thijsdenbraven

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    10-11am in the morning
     
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  19. ARuscoe

    ARuscoe Well-Known Member

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    But many people with fast internet are also impatient... :)
     
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  20. nirmasaboon#9865

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    Its around 9hrs from release here in India, that means it will release somewhere around 10pm. I guess I'll get to run tomorrow. I might complete a few tutorials today, but nothing more. sad:(
     
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  21. richardwwoodward

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    I feel your pain :(
     
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  22. Alex_m30x#7297

    Alex_m30x#7297 Well-Known Member

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    Why do you think they are moving to a tuesday release?
    My guess is that it gives them 3 days before the weekend to find out about bugs and potentially fix them, rather than release late Thursday, by the time people are playing it a lot it is friday and everyone has gone home( or whatever the work from home equivalent of that is!)
     
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  23. chieflongshin

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    I guess firstly - Thursday in UK is bank holiday. If they released then and something went wrong there are four whole days for the people to totally implode over social media. My guess, risk mitigation and time to hotfix anything. They'll likely be some overtime going the next day or two to keep things in check.
     
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  24. smugstarlord#4202

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    Pretty much what DTG mentioned. Friday releases, no ones in the office for the weekend if there is an day 1 bugs/issues
     
  25. ARuscoe

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    1. If they have Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to "work on things" pre-release it also gives them three days to mess things up
    2. If they release on Thursday it gives them 1½ days (considering later release time) before the weekend to get things working
    3. If they finalise the release on a Friday and have Monday as "no-dev, simply enact" then hopefully it means less dev related broken items
     
  26. RotorHed

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    They said the release times in the preview streams.
     
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  27. smugstarlord#4202

    smugstarlord#4202 Well-Known Member

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    Console versions are out now.
    Epic I'm not familiar with
    Steam version appears after 6pm I think?

    Anywho, good luck everyone at DTG for today's release. I hope it goes smoothly
     
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  28. richardwwoodward

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    Thank you for being incredibly rude and unhelpful
     
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  29. lancpudn

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    Tell me about it, Retirement is otherwise fabulous :) I've just switched on my gaming PC & there's a TSW2 download just started, I don't know if that's the spirit of steam download but my missus has just informed me I'm taking her shopping :(
     
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  30. richardwwoodward

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    Thank you for the update and your helpful input
     
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  31. stujoy

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    Very helpful so far I should imagine. Nothing but waffle.
     
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  32. richardwwoodward

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    Lol. Have fun! ;)
     
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  33. OldVern

    OldVern Well-Known Member

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    I've just been told I need to fix the fence...

    Back OT the download is probably the core updates as SoS will probably go live at 1800 in the UK, though happy to be wrong on that.

    Edit. Yep not shown as in the list of installed DLC yet.
     
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  34. richardwwoodward

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    Just started downloading! So excited

    Thank you once again for the update! I’m going to put a pot of coffee on an power through - I can’t wait!!!! :)
     
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  35. lancpudn

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    Ah! Thanks for that, I didn't think to check in the installed DLC list.
     
  36. Mat_Jam_Ca

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    Thursday and Friday are bank holidays in the UK for the Jubilee. DTG offices will be closed I suspect.
     
  37. royalscot#3684

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    Game load time is now VERY slow - just to get to routes menu. On PS4.
     
  38. TimTri

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    Even though I’ve never really bothered with steam locos - mainly because today’s DLC is the first time console players will ever be able to experience accurate stream engines and physics - I still might buy it sooner or later. ;)
    The route looks absolutely amazing, and it seems like the locos will be a bit challenging, but not at all frustrating to drive. Last gen downgrades compared to the other platforms are also quite ok - we still get all the services and the same exact driving experience.
    Anyways, I'm wishing all the players who've already bought the route lots of fun today! Will definitely watch tons of videos and the launch stream, of course.
    But first off, I gotta mow the lawn. The weather is nice, gotta take advantage of that! :)
     
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  39. OldVern

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    Stop including spam links (deleted from quote) in your posts. Reported to mods.
     
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  40. royalscot#3684

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    On th semaphore training there is no fireman! So steam drops off rapidly! Does anyone test these things???
     
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  41. chieflongshin

    chieflongshin Well-Known Member

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    Which platform is this?
     
  42. jamesthepershing

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    I don't know about you guys, but I'm hearing the odd Kuju steam loco sound in there and worst of all the wagons (which were supposed to have an all new sound set) appear to have old Kuju running sounds / the default TSW wagon sounds. Why lie?
     
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  43. DTG JD

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    It's invisible, but functional. It's a known issue, and a fix is in testing for a post-release patch (we noted it here). It shouldn't impact gameplay, they're just invisible.
     
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  44. DTG JD

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    The audio is all entirely new for this Add-on, recorded at source. We did quite a lengthy live stream detailing the audio process, but there's a shorter version here too.
     
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  45. jamesthepershing

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    I am fully aware of this, but I can assure I know a kuju sound when I hear one. Also, the vans sound exactly the same as the northern trans-pennine ones. Exactly the same.
     
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  46. OldVern

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    Do you mean that occasional squeaking clank that MSTS locos used to emit? It got quite annoying after a while.
     
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  47. junior hornet

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    If Kuju use genuine sounds and TSW use genuine sounds, is it surprising that they sound the same?
     
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  48. a.paice

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    You’ve wasted your own day unfortunately. You know the time the DLC’s arrive varies and often it will arrive with bugs.
    Why not wait until the day after when you know it will be out and you can also install a day one patch for some bugs?
     
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  49. OldVern

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    ISTR if it is the Kuju sound I'm thinking it was anything but realistic, sounded more like a rusty hinge being scraped across a blackboard than heavy metal and wood bouncing.
     
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  50. jamesthepershing

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    Exactly
     
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