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Tsw: Sand Patch Revisited

Discussion in 'Dovetail Live Article Discussion' started by TrainSim-James, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. TrainSim-James

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    [​IMG]

    Written by: Gary Dolzall.

    Famed Sand Patch Grade for TSW is all the more spectacular thanks to the recent "CSX Heavy Haul" Update!


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  2. londonmidland

    londonmidland Well-Known Member

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    One question I want to ask - why has the distant fog/mist/haze effect been completely disabled, as shown in the screenshots?
     
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  3. Big Papi34

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    Question. Now that you fixed the lighting and other problems, would it be possible if DTG re done the resources required to play it to be console friendly?
     
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  4. LIRRGuy

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    So what's next for TSW. What route are they gonna do next or loco? I'm very curios
     
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  5. matthewbguilford

    matthewbguilford Well-Known Member

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    This route sounds like a lot of fun, if I ever get a PC I look forward to playing it!
     
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  6. SHINO BAZ

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    At this time all consle gamers shed a tear or two for this TSW route and again being reminded the'll never get to own or drive a train like the AC4400 loco,now where my tissue box?
     
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  7. Big Papi34

    Big Papi34 Well-Known Member

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    It's like a punch in the gut lol.
     
  8. Boyka91

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    So this is the next DLC American route for the console and PC
     
  9. NorthRail1

    NorthRail1 Well-Known Member

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    Sand Patch Grade has been on PC since 2017 (It was the original version of TSW) and will not be released on console as it is too resource intensive for it to work on an Xbox or PS4.
     
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  10. Boyka91

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    How would you know that if it ain’t coming out for console
     
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  11. ragn05

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    DTG said that A LOT, literally A LOT of times
     
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  12. Boyka91

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    Ok
     
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  13. LIRRGuy

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    Honestly if they did a Loco DLC for this Route, it wouldn't really make sense because of it resource intenative, and Xbox and PS4 Players don't experience this, it just wouldn't make sense, it would spark chaos and people begging DOVETAIL to a Consle only DLC
     
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  14. Boyka91

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    I agree but I’m 100% sure that they will add this to the console
     
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  15. Big Papi34

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    If they do it will be along time. But they already confirmed it won't be for consoles. They said this a long time ago. It was made different than the other routes.
     
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  16. Boyka91

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    Wow smh. So we just get a switcher and Metroliner cab car and they not working on anything else for the console for TSW no NEW DLC smh I still didn’t buy the switcher yet because I keep hearing bad views with this DLC and I’m a fan of the American route
     
  17. mrchuck

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    what’s the next American Dlc route going to be?
     
  18. FallenAngel00me

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    It's just this update for CSX console won't get because we don't have heavy haul and never will. The editor is highly unlikely too. But I should imagine all new routes and DLC will come to xbox one and ps4.
     
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  19. -PjM-

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    I wont! Oh hang on... PS4. Bugger. :love:

    Looks good though and a nice article about it.
     
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  20. raildan

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    I think this was even officially stated at one point. Don't remember when or where, though.

    But yes, for those who are unaware, this route is only available on the PC and was the first route in the game. It was developed in a way that took up too much resources to fit onto consoles, so they can't ever put it on consoles.

    Which IMO is part of the reason I think the next US DLC should be mostly freight (console players get geeps on NEC and that's it), but DTG has been known to make... strange decisions here.
     
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  21. mrchuck

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    Or it could be another passenger route like metro north Connecticut or the Harlem route.
     
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  22. LIRRGuy

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    Who said they weren't working on anything else, they probably working on something, we just gotta wait and see
     
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  23. Boyka91

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    Hopefully and thank you
     
  24. Big Papi34

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    No just no.
     
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    100% agree. Two geeps are not enough.
     
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    Will this mean there will be improvements made to routes such as the GWE?
     
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  27. raildan

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    There were similar improvements to GWE diesel locomotive physics months ago. Since the lighting is fine on GWE, and the physics and lighting are all they changed here, unfortunately I have he feeling they feel that they're done with GWE for now.
     
  28. Big Papi34

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    You should be glad you British fans have the routes you have. Us American fans have 3 routes, (2 for consoles I might add) and 2 loco dlc. And one of them is done so bad a 3 year old could do better. (Though there modeled nice.)
     
  29. LIRRGuy

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    It isn't fair that the Worst route in the game Amtrak gets a Loco DLC while LIRR gets left out in the dust, we had heard any updates for the routes, even tho Dovetail is getting reference Material for the DM30AC and C3 Cab Car*

    *it doesn't mean that Dovetail is definitely going to make it.
     
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  30. LIRRGuy

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    Oh and GWE to
     
  31. raildan

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    I feel that DTG could be making an M3 or MP15 for LIRR, IMO the DM30AC makes more sense as part of a route extension, which they don't really do until years after the route is first released.
     
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  32. Anthony Pecoraro

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    I really like the SPG improvements.
     
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  33. LIRRGuy

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    The DM30AC is Probably likely, cause they are getting reference material.for it. However read my disclaimer before com. There is no guarantee
     
  34. DB628

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    Hopefully a German Route is finally next with the DB BR 628 or the 423/430 for S-Bahn Frankfurt or Munich
     
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  35. UnlimitedMagic

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    They would have to make another route
     
  36. UnlimitedMagic

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    You would prefer a freight route Right?
     
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  37. R62A1973

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    New Jersey Transit
     
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  38. LIRRGuy

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    Dovetail is taking action, because they understand that There is a lack of American Content. There is a lot of German content with Ruhr Seig Nord,Rapid Transit, and Main Spessart Bahn with the DB BR 185.2,DB BR 155,DB BR 182,DB BR 143, and the DB BR 146.2
    Amtrak and LIRR are the only Two that are on consle, Amtrak got 2 loco DLC
    They should do that. But From Either Hoboken Termnial or Penn Station
     
  39. raildan

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    Small correction, there is only one Amtrak DLC. The other US DLC loco DLC is the GP40-2.
     
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  40. LIRRGuy

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    But I do agree with you though
     
  41. Big Papi34

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    I would like a route with good freight operations yes. But I never said all freight. If the route has heavy freight services I will be very pleased. But if it has heavy freight services and passenger services I along with many other people will be happy. Some want freight like myself and others want passenger. So why don't DTG make them both.
     
  42. LIRRGuy

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    The Tees Valley Line did that and the Northern Transpenine with the BR Frieght Pack did that
     
  43. Big Papi34

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    That's not American.
     
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    Yes, but it shows they can do passenger AND freight together in a way where both feel important. I'm also gonna point to the last 2 German routes as examples of this. No reason they can't find a way to do an American route this way.
     
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  45. LIRRGuy

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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/NJ_Transit_Rail_Operations

    NJT has Strong Frieght Operations especially with CSX, if NJT came we can integrate Frieght Service but it has to BE the Northeast Corridor Route Between Penn Station/Hobken and Trenton or Morrisotown Line FROM Hoboken, not Penn Station.
     
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  46. LIRRGuy

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    E
    exactly
     
  47. mrchuck

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    I would love to see the Trenton line on TSW.
     
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    I think the NJT Main Line from Hoboken to Suffern could work well, too. NJT, MTA, AND Norfolk Southern (ignoring that that bit got sold off to a shortline for a moment). This would be great since we would get a new freight railroad represented in the game as well as NJT. But I would love to see something in another part of the country more to be honest, like California or somewhere.
     
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    I would love to see the Pacific Surfkiner in TSW. But if it does lets, just pray that it doesn't come out as the Northeast Corridor or even better the Metroliner, but back in their Electric Multiple Unit Days. But I would want to see the Surfliner tho
     
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    I would like to see the NJ Transit Morris/Essex Line in the game as a future DLC
     

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