Train Sim World 4 – Virtual Vectron, German Content & Creative Tools!

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  1. DTG Alex

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    Train Sim World 4 is coming September 26th and with it some major improvements to popular creative tools as well a whole new way to express your artistic skills... Photo Mode!

    In Deluxe Edition, German railfans will also get to try out the high-tech Vectron locomotive and see our previous Dresden – Riesa route in a whole new light (literally!).

    Read our Train Sim World 4 – Vectron, German Content & Creative Tools article!

    Nahverkehr Dresden Upgrade & Vectron Preview Stream
    Starting tonight at 18:00 UTC / 19:00 BST


    Railpool BR 193 Vectron Showcase


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    Nahverkehr Dresden – Riesa
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    Niddertalbahn Bonus Content
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    New Photo Mode Images
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    Photo taken in-game by tester Maik Goltz

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    Photo taken in-game by tester Frank Sackey

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    Photo taken in-game by tester James Lewis

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    Photo taken in-game by tester Kevin Bleich

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    Photo taken in-game by tester Josh Rubio

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    Photo taken in-game by tester Noah Berger

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    Photo taken in-game by tester Just Trains
     
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  2. CK95

    CK95 Well-Known Member

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    Good lord, that Vectron is just sexy.
     
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    AtherianKing Well-Known Member

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    :o:o:o That picture with the Scotsman and Azuma is a top quality pic.
     
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  4. Xander1986

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    Absolute stunning picture! The photomode is a dream to play with! But that photo... WOW!
     
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    Lamplight Well-Known Member

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    All of the screenshots are good but this one is just incredible.
     
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  6. antony.henley

    antony.henley Well-Known Member

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    Needs a Deltic though

    Hentis
     
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  7. AtherianKing

    AtherianKing Well-Known Member

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    don’t forget the 91 ;)
     
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  8. matt#4801

    matt#4801 Well-Known Member

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    Yes I did have to double take at that one as it looks really real!
     
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    Lamplight Well-Known Member

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    Same happened to me. If it wasn’t for that weird texture on Scotsman’s buffers, I’d have a really hard time figuring out whether it’s real or not :D
     
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    AtherianKing Well-Known Member

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    looks like the generic look of a model when no texture is applied, I’m quite surprised they let that get shown on promotional marketing.

    though in honesty that picture would have been hard to not allow :D
     
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  11. Shackamaxon

    Shackamaxon Well-Known Member

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    That's not a texture related issue

    Flying Scotsman.jpeg

    That's how it is IRL.
     
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  12. Kangaroo Conductor

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    I was 100% sure it was a missing texture. Oh wow, that will be hard to unsee.
     
  13. Lamplight

    Lamplight Well-Known Member

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    You know what, I checked a picture I took and you’re totally right. Never noticed that before.
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  14. OldVern

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    Just watched a few minutes of the stream and really impressed with the Vectron. At last we have a pleasant sounding freight loco that doesn’t screech and sing like the Traxx. Can see myself enjoying this one immensely and come next Thursday really is becoming hard to know where to head first with the new content.
     
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    Looking at those pics I'm going to be spending a lot of time in photo mode, loving the moody final pic from Just Trains.
     
  16. DTG Matt

    DTG Matt Executive Producer Staff Member

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    It's a polishing technique called Quartering and used on steam locomotives for when they're in their best suit and tie.

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    sometimes I wonder if we should represent this or not, it always comes up with confusion and negative feedback every time :)

    Matt.
     
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  17. Trainzrule

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    The Vectron looks and sounds amazing, really looking forward to it.
    DTG Matt has the 185.5 on Dresden-Riesa been updated to match the new features and sounds of the 185 from Kassel-Würzburg? I would really hate to have another situation where each has different desirable features and only one has the new rain whilst the other has the new sounds.
     
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  18. Fitz

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    I have to say I am impressed with the work that has gone into the sound production and end result on the Vectron.

    I don't think I can go back driving a Traxx in game anymore.
     
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    Something that seems inaccurate but actually turns out true is way better than something that seems true but turns out inaccurate. Keep doing what you’re doing :)

    That being said, when I compare the buffers in TSW to the real pictures, it looks to me like TSW’s are missing some texture/roughness. They look a bit too smooth and plastic-y. Maybe that’s just me though or some odd lighting in the screenshots.
     
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    I was confused also but after check some pictures I noticed that it was real... Funny thing!
     
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    Glad you guys like it. It was a stroke of luck that I managed to get all three trains in one shot :D
     
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    upload_2023-9-16_12-0-3.png upload_2023-9-16_11-59-9.png
    I though these were not correctly implemented textures and still work in progress but why is it like that IRL, it really pushes forward the fact that we live in a simulation lmao
     
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  23. Myron

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    by the way I believe the Vectron is the only loco I'm gonna touch after release, no other one gets near me anymore!
     
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    Not even a br408 should one turn up?
     
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    407 is better to me for some reason, and well, if there's ever going to be one in TSW I'll definetly use that aswell (and it's a multiple unit and I of course still like the ICE 3 it's just the only LOCO I'll use then ;))
     
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    From an TSW Modder to an TSW Tester/Modder Nice Work
     
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    Don’t worry, I’ll still continue with my modding in my spare time ;)
     
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  28. LastTrainToClarksville

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    Unless I'm mistaken -- ever a possibility, whoever was driving the Vectron never sat in the driver's seat -- which doesn't strike me as a possibility.
    Although I haven't watched any of them all the way through, these teasers for TSW4 are making it difficult to avoid drooling on my keyboard.
     
  29. DTG Matt

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    Not sure what you mean?
     
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    rennekton#1349 Well-Known Member

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    They got full access to the vectron including sitting down. Drooling, are you drooling because it looks so good or because you're bored of it
     
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  31. DTG Matt

    DTG Matt Executive Producer Staff Member

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    Lukas, who did the survey trip to the Vectron twice has modified the seated drivers camera position to suit his recollection, so should be fine.

    Matt.
     
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    This is fantastic, I am amazed with the level of detail and quality in these pictures, especially the picture with the Scotsman and Azuma
     
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    does the photomode camera collide with trains? because how else did the third image (Vectron cab) get shot?
     
  34. steamylocoman

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    They used photo mode inside the loco
     
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    oh yeah wait I'm stupid the camera spawns there where your POV is thank you
     
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    Hi, Matt,

    I meant that nearly every time there was an in-cab image it seemed to be coming from a standing position, looking over the driver's seat, rather than from a seated position.
     
  37. sophieclarke1983

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    Let’s hope the modelled features live up to the hype and the quality of the vectron
     
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  38. solicitr

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    Are there any plans in the (very near) future to include as a font, proper DIN 1451 Bahnschrift? You can't do German stuff without it, and I'm tired of constructing each letter and numeral from scratch even for brake ratings and the like.
     
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    are the numbering made with Bahnschrift? well yeah makes sense, DB's font family is mainly formed of DB Head and DB Sans, which I know is a different thing, not for the class numbering and all that at the bottom part of the vehicle
     
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    I mean it does look similar
    upload_2023-9-19_18-14-30.png
     
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    Depends who owns the license on that font.

    If it's DB then no we can't i'm afraid.

    Matt.
     
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    DB does own the entire DB Type font family but Bahnschrift is something else, so I believe you could add it in the future if you get the yes for that.
     
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    DIN 1451 passed into the public domain decades ago- anyone can use it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DIN_1451
    (DB specifically uses 1451 Engschrift, condensed type)
     
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    :(
     
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    DTG: Please notice the following issue with the Vectron.

    Train Sim World 4_20230921211750.jpg Train Sim World 4_20230921211939.jpg

    The pantograph is not below the wire!.
    It is over it.

    Hopes you can fix this.

    Regards
     
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    By the way... I would like to know, where the pictures taken with the new Photo Mode, are stored?
    I am on PS4.
    They do not go to the Picture Gallery as before with the traditional picture mode.

    Thanks in advance
     
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    DTG Matt Executive Producer Staff Member

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    Here:

    Documents\My Games\TrainSimWorld4\Saved\PersistentDownloadDir
     
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    He said PS4 Matt
     
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    Hah sorry :)

    You can only upload them to dovetail live and get them from there then.

    Matt.
     

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