Train Sim World 3 Q&a - Tuesday 16th August

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  1. DTG JD

    DTG JD Director of Community Staff Member

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    Hello folks!

    Please consider this a Q&A thread for next Tuesday's stream, which will take place at 19:00 UTC on the 16th August.

    (Note: we won't be doing a dedicated Q&A section in the Roadmap stream on the 11th, to ensure we can provide definitive answers to your questions that arise from it).

    We'll try to answer what we can, but please make sure you've checked out our Roadmap Articles (10th/11th August), Live stream, and FAQs, as well as the Roadmap stream, as your question may have been answered within those areas.

    EDIT:

    Here's the Q&A for anyone who missed it last night (timestamps below).



    Timestamps:
    00:00:00 - Countdown
    00:09:53 - Introduction
    00:11:00 - UI (with UI showcase and menu music)
    00:29:05 - Q&A #1 (Big Questions - Save Game, Progress Transfer, Performance, 8th Gen. Preservation Crew)
    01:09:20 - Q&A #2 (Third-Party Developers, Achievements, Extensions, Add-ons Manager)
    01:21:04 - Q&A #3 (Route Separation, Training Center, Tutorials)
    01:33:32 - Q&A #4 (Lighting, Graphics)
    01:38: 44 - Q&A #5 (Dynamic Weather)
    01:48:46 - Q&A #6 (Southeastern High Speed Extended)
    01:56:13 - Q&A #7 (Kassel-Würzburg)
    01:58:28 - Q&A #8 (Cajon Pass)
    01:59:18 - Q&A #9 (Multiplayer (it will not be coming with TSW3))
    02:02:12 - Q&A #10 (Quickfire - Switch version, HDR, Steam Cloud Saves, DirectX12, Spirit of Steam, Passenger Behaviour updates)

    We've not been able to timestamp every question, but hopefully this provides some guidance for you to navigate to an area you're interested in.

    Thanks for all your questions!


    Thanks!
     
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  2. stujoy

    stujoy Well-Known Member

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    Why is it Training Center and not Training Centre like it should be? DTG is British after all.
     
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  3. ggy

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    Why no Amtrak P42DC and Coach Superliner? For the Cajon Pass route
     
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  4. Calidore266

    Calidore266 Well-Known Member

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    Because we spell correctly. :cool:

    It would be funny if the spelling changed depending on the country of the loco we're training on. So Trainingszentrum for Germany (according to Google Translate)?
     
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  5. steamfan#1309

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    Will there be a US steam route?
    We (the people) feel like we're being ignored, and yes, we have posted, and reposted many routes with all of the info needed into the forums.
     
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  6. OldVern

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    Have issues with the Save game been fixed?
    Is there more than one save slot?
    Will the signalling redouts on resuming a save game be fixed?

    Have sounds improved, specifically reverb in tunnels and through bridges, clatter across overbridges?
    If yes will this be backdated to imported TSW2 routes?

    Will imported TSW2 routes still display with the tar like black shadows over everything?
    Will night time visibility improve and locos with high intensity headlights now illuminate the track ahead and lineside objects?

    Why extend SEHS and not an all new UK route such as part of the oft requested ECML or WCML?

    Why no two route bundle (Cajon and Wurzberg) for those who own SEHS and SoS?
    Why the high pricing level combined with the hefty increase in hardware specs at a time when many customers will be feeling the pinch from ever increasing energy prices etc. and hardware for a new PC, or PC upgrade is still subject to scalping level prices?

    Why no SP2.0 or a consist editor, the existing SP is a kiddies toy.

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    What are the geographical limits of Cajon? Is it true West Colton Yard not included? If not, why not as Barstow and West Colton are the key locations at either end?
    Will the yard(s) feature operational humping?
    Will we have local/industry service similar to Run 8?
     
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  7. argyle_smurf

    argyle_smurf Well-Known Member

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    Has any improvement work been done on the dispatcher and AI services? It's all very well having the unpredictability of weather but if every other service is running perfectly on time as currently there's not a huge difference
     
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  8. Trainiac

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    Why is SEHS part of the core 3 routes? Would it not have been better to release the extension as an update so a new British route could be made?
     
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  9. filipadelin#9647

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    Should we re buy the dlc already bought on tsw2 if not it's magnificent if so waste 30€ again it's out of the question
     
  10. Cash

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    On the updated version of SEHS, has the class 375 been improved in any way?

    e.g. updated sounds, more true-to-life destination displays
     
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  11. Ferrovipathe67

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    I have a question is the BR 403 is included? in the road or you have to buy munchen ausburg ?
     
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  12. tubefan1973

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    Is there any discounts for existing TSW users? And will there be any discounts for the British Bundles (SoS/SEHS) for those who already own those routes and have no desire to play the German/American content? (I know there's a free upgrade when you buy a copy of the game, but if I don't want Cajon or Kassel, then I'm still £30 down the drain for a route I already have + a few miles and some extra weather, doesn't seem right to me)
    If the answer is no, I'm sure people would like some proper justification behind this too, so can you give that.
     
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  13. Boingleboeing

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    Will there ever be a multiplayer? or other roles like guard and Signaller and all that fun fun stuff!
    It would really add to the experience
     
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  14. johnmcglade30

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    Is this sound of the class 375 and the sound for the the 395 and that sounds for the 465 have they been updated and for the 465 and 395 is it possible of Us changing the destination
     
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    Not sure what informations we'll get between now and the 16th, so here are all my current doubts regarding TSW3:
    • Could you spare a few words regarding play anywhere on PC from the XBOX app/MS Store?
    • Are there any upgrades to existing rolling stock using the new routes (I.e. 375 being brought to BML 377 standard, BR403 sounds and brake screen).
    • Didn't weather already affect performance in TSW2? I am pretty sure it did/does. Why is it a selling point for TSW3?
    • There is no Pringles or any other advertisement in the new routes, right?
    • Will the core become a standalone purchase further down the line? And will the DLC become purchasable individually?
    • Why extend SEHS out of all the available options for route extensions or brand new routes? Not saying it's a bad decision, just curious.
    • Will current issues still be dealt with (I.e. the still broken couplings causing jerky trains and derailments that were NOT fixed last week)?
    • When new trains? I can't drive another 100m in the BR185 without losing my mind. /s
     
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  16. KiwiLE

    KiwiLE Well-Known Member

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    Really? Did you watch the live stream? The effort they put into improving the game is really good.
    If you don't think so after watching the stream, don't buy it, simple.
     
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  17. ben#4827

    ben#4827 Active Member

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    Will all of our route progress carry over such as completed timetable services and scenarios
     
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  18. KiwiLE

    KiwiLE Well-Known Member

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    Read the FAQ
     
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    Will there be a consist editor for TSW3?
     
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    - MP / KO-OP Mode? 2016 Interview : "TSW can" -quote
    - Roles?
    - RailDriver support?
    - Savegame System?
    - BetaTester (two-weeks license) - or the same Problem every Version?
    "We cant Testing all the timebale"
    - Announcment (Train, Station, ....) ?
    - Dynamic trouble (by Timetable-Routes) ?
    - Passenger can move into the train (not spawn) ?
    - In videos yesterday you show: the passenger are bugged into trainstation (still) ?
    - Editor for Routes?
     
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  21. alexbieganowski

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    I am considering transferring from TSW2 on Xbox to TSW3 on PC. Will I still be able to transfer routes over, are they connected to my Dovetail Live account, and is that how they transfer?
     
  22. Crosstie

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    At some point, won't you have to address the lack of a reliable save function? It's one of the largest elephants in the room and it's been there awhile.
     
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    How long can we expect until TSW4?
     
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    If we buy a Preserved-Collection-DLC for TSW2 after the launch of TSW3, will we get the TSW3 version as well for free? So, is every route and loco DLC upward compatible without any further costs?
     
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  25. solicitr

    solicitr Well-Known Member

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    I am not sure why the message has not been understood: quoth DTG, "There will NOT be a public editor."
    So stop asking.
     
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    No. You own digital licenses for XBox, only; a new platform would require you to buy it all again. You only get free upgrades in XBox format.
     
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    Will the PS5 add on problem be fixed on this release , What is being done to make the game run better and will there be a more in-depth photo mode feature
     
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    solicitr Well-Known Member

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    Rail/Nightjets on Kassel-Würzburg: Surely this doesn't mean all-bew rolling stock and liveries just for AI trains, does it? (It would be awesome if it did, of course)- but what train are you going to fake these services with?
     
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    How playable will routes be on devices that have a lower spec than the recommended, will they be on a low average if below those specs? I use a Ryzen 9 4900HS and a 2060 MAX Q and would be very disappointed to end up having 20 - 30 frames on average (plus not a lot of people have a 3000 series card as the chip shortage and scalpers are still ongoing). A staff member stated on Discord that the specs look excessive and a 1060 would work fine. If this is true and I hope you can confirm with your own testing on weaker hardware, why bother with the excessive recommended specs on PC?
     
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    Will the 375 be improved to be more in line with London Commuter's 377?

    Will we slowly begin to see more 100 mile routes or is this ICE route more of a one off or experiment?
     
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    I have been playing on the ps4 and wanted to migrate my collection to the ps5 with TWS3. What challenges may I experience.

    Will the routes that seem to always crash on TSW2 be more stable on TSW3?

    Can you go more into detail the playtesting process that has gone into TWS3 so we do not get the same level of game breaking bugs as we did with TWS2:Rush Hour where the game became unplayable.
     
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    Suryaaji#2369 Well-Known Member

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    This is also my concern. Thanks for speak it up bro
     
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    How well/poorly will TSW3 run on a PC which currently meets TSW2 recommended specs?

    I think the PC community deserves to know the answer to this.
     
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    Yeah
    Yeah. Shame not a lot of people are talking about it.
     
  35. DTG JD

    DTG JD Director of Community Staff Member

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    Hey folks, thanks for the questions. Some of these are addressed in the Roadmap article(s) and/or FAQs (Add-ons Manager, progress transfer, save game), so please make sure you give them a read first-up.
     
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    TSW3 is playable on Xbox and PC if you get it on the Microsoft Store. The issue is they did not make some routes compatible with the PC build in TSW2. If they can get this sorted, you could continue to buy future routes in this ecosystem.
     
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    Not everybody is British for peeps sake
     
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    On the roadmap you mentioned "the Kassel-Würzburg is the route that we had always dream" so, why this particular route and not others
    And is also correctly think that the other two route you love to have is the SEHS and CP?
    And what's your next dream line?
    I'm a little curious on this point...
     
  39. tallboy7648

    tallboy7648 Well-Known Member

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    Why is the tsw2 routes not getting all the features coming to tsw3 except dynamic weather? I thought the preservation crew's job was to bring older content and introduce features introduced in new routes to older routes
     
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  40. Suomen surkein junakuski

    Suomen surkein junakuski Well-Known Member

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    Some questions about the new routes:

    1. Does the ES44C4 have new sounds or will it use the sounds from Horseshoe Curve.

    2. In Scenario Planner for the Schnellfahrstrecke Kassel-Würtzburg, are we able to use the stations on the line, where the ICE doesn't stop?

    3. Do the Br101 Nightjet services on SKW use existing Intercity coaches, or are new sleeper coaches included?
     
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    - Optimisation and new system requirements for PC. Will be great if you compare same scenarios in different versions of the game.
    - New settings like volumetric clouds quality, shadow cast distance, etc.
    - New type of AA, cos FXAA almost do nothing and TAA blurry as soap.
    - Weather radar.
    - Further destiny of TSW2.
    - Some details of upcoming TSW4.
     
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    Any news about the PS5 trophy issue, as it's not on the roadmap? Is this being worked on or are we stuck with not having trophies on some of the new dlc? Will we get to the point where there'll be no more trophies on any new dlc once the limit is reached?
     
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    There are outstanding issues with routes released under TSW2. The Pres Crew being renamed and changing focus to TSW3 content after finishing TSW2020 content’s upgrades seems to imply routes released under TSW2 will not get looked at. Routes like Clinchfield have numerous issues for example and has not received any attention. Will all this content still be looked at or has waiting for Adam to get round to fixing some of the big issues with TSW2 content been a colossal waste of time?
     
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    3 Questions:

    - Will there be more DLCs that expand the tracks of existing DLCs?
    - Will the Training Center include training for driving with PZB?
    - Is it planned that a bug in the S-Bahn Munich will be fixed or the line will get an update ?
     
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    Its been said that loco Add Ons will no longer depend on a route. Does that mean a loco will only have one version across all routes? So when a bug gets fixed or the loco gets updated it's going to be the same for all routes?
     
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    One of my most wanted features for TSW 3 is very simple.

    Steam Cloud Saves enabled.

    I play TSW2 on multiple devices (laptop and desktop) and I need to sync saves manually everytime that I want to play on another device to get my up-to-date profile.
    Should be very simple for the devs to enable this I think
     
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    Cool roadmap, just a few questions:
    • I‘m a bit concerned about the future of the Preservation Crew. I understand that the team will no longer work on bringing existing routes up to date once the updates that are currently being worked on are released. Does this mean existing DLCs will be completely abandoned in the future, or can we still expect regular bug fixes and minor improvements (such as the long-awaited Skyhook BR 187 updates)?
    • Could you reconsider completely disabling the Save Game system? I’m part of the silent majority of players that doesn’t really have any issues with it. Works like 95% of the time for me, so losing it would be a serious hindrance. Maybe add a disclaimer that the feature may not work as intended and a fix is being worked on.
    • I hope the cost of DLCs is being factored into the new philosophy of separating routes and locos. If a new route requires multiple existing loco DLCs to work correctly and satisfactory, the price should therefore be reduced significantly. I hope future routes still include all the rolling stock players need to fully enjoy them. One thing I love about TSW is that the routes give you a complete package, which can then be further expanded with layers. I hope this positive aspect is not lost in the future.
     
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    From the road map
    "It also features some BR101 services, which lets you take the loco to full speed for over an hour and the Nightjet services, which interweave with the freight at night, forcing a lot of freight trains to wait in a siding for them to pass. "

    Now for me nightjet services means new passenger rolling stock & liveries (not to mention the motorail double deck car carriers!!), is this a lot of artistic license in the description or a hidden new content which hasnt been divulge? I sincerely hope its the latter (in which case Id be stoked) and DTG arent just spinning us a yarn to make the route seem more attractive then it is.
     
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  50. Suomen surkein junakuski

    Suomen surkein junakuski Well-Known Member

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    A few more questions:
    • Will the new Db Br 185.2 be fitted with (working) LZB?
    • Are there any container loading/unloading happening at San Bernanrdino yard?
     
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