Updated version Trainz A New Era "Service Pack 3" now released.
Explore the world of rail or create your own dream railroad - Trainz A New Era just keeps getting better and better.
If you are new to the world of Trainz, you will enjoy countless hours creating your dream railroad, driving a huge range of locos, or operating a working railroad under "AI" controls. If you are a long time Trainz fan, you will enjoy our feature complete and best version ever.
Trainz: A New Era is the latest release in the Trainz franchise, developed to raise the simulation genre to new heights with stunning graphics, realism and accuracy. Explore the world of today and travel back in time to relive the glory days of railroad history. Are you ready to experience a journey like no other?
View the latest trailer here: https://youtu.be/xobOFLZ-1E4
ECML Kings Cross(United Kingdom, 1976)
This edition delivers the full route from London Kings Cross Station all the way to Edinburgh in Scotland - a 393 mile drive! With significant updates to almost every feature, this route will transport you back in time to 1976.
Chesapeake & Ohio RR, Hinton Division(United States, 1950)
Hinton Division, one of the major coal producing areas for the C&O, starts just west of Thurmond, WV through to Hinton, WV and includes 4 subdivisions. Laurel Creek, Piney Creek, Rend, and Loup Creek.
Based upon the famous Highland Valley route from the early days of Trainz, Kickstarter County has received a huge upgrade with new content, new track, new industries, and new high definition assets.
A faithful recreation of the towns, stations, bridges and rural countryside of 1915 Australia. The line includes several notable features, including the 1.6 mile long timber trestle bridge over the Yarra River and flood plains between Yering and Yarra Glen and one of the very few tunnels on the Victorian Railways.
NEW Features Include:
- New graphics engine with full world shadows and per-pixel lighting
- Real-time physics feedback and editing tools
- Procedural animated spline junctions
- Realistic cab sway and external train motion
- Smoke and weather affected by world objects
- In-game navigation system
- Multi-window support
- Improved in-game browser
- Expanded sound library
- Configurable control schemes
- In-game downloadable content system for both payware and freeware options
- Access to over 250,000+ free DLC items via The Download Station
... and all backwards compatible providing access to all the features you've come to know and love over the last 15 years about the Trainz franchise!
Get on board now!
OS: MacOS X 10.11
Graphics: Dedicated Graphics card with 1GB VRAM supporting OpenGL 3.3
Processor: Intel i5 2.3Ghz
Hard Drive: 30GB Free Space
*Requires an online internet connection.
TANE Service Pack 3 introduces a huge range of stability improvements, optimisations and tweaks.
Ratings and Reviews
It may be better than nothing if you REALLY like trains.
Buggy, choppy and crashes CONSTANTLY, but it does work to some degree and it is better than nothing - so long as you expect it to be buggy and choppy and crash all the time.
This installed and opens with little to no problems for me on my entry-level iMac.
I have the settings turned down as low as they will go in an effort to smooth out the framerate, which was mildly successful.
The steam locomotives are buggy to point of being practically unusable, which is very disapointing to me because getting to run steam was the biggest reason I bought the game.
Only a very few Routes come with the game and they are poorly executed (i.e. trees placed in the middle of the tracks). I don’t know if the payware Routes are any better, because what comes with the initial purchase is of such low quality that I’m very, very hesitant to put any more money into it.
I can’t over-emphasize that it crashes literally nearly all of the time - I would conservatively estimate that the game completely crashes at least 4 out of 5 times I run a train. I believe I have only actually exited the game two or three times (ever) because usually I just stop playing after a crash.
So while I appreciate that this app provides me a train simulator on my iMac, it does not run well or smoothly and it does crash constantly - but it’s still better than nothing for someone looking for something (anything) realistic to play with trains on their Apple computer.
Good Game, Though it has it’s Flaws
I’ve been played three copies of Trainz [TS10, TS12, and T:ANE]. Out of the three I find T:ANE the most user friendly and I enjoy the help of the settings to reduce the problems on my MacBook. The graphics are fairly well done, usually decently crisp and well executed. However, the game is chronicly laggy, even on lowest settings. Lowering settings reduces the lag to a reasonable amount, though it’s definatly still present. T:ANE does crash a fair amount, mostly in content manager and surveyor. The game also uses a very large amount of disk space, which is really alright unless you intend to create content or install large amounts of DLC for the game in which case an external hard drive is highly recommended. Overall, the game is pretty good if you’re use is simply to run default trains on default routes. If you’re going for content creation or recordings, though it can be done, this game on a MacBook is not the way to go.
Great App for Train Enthusiasts
If you always wanted to build your own model train layout but never had the room, this is the app to get. Very realistic and allows you to make your on layout, everything from the terrain to buildings, landscape, trains and much,much more. This is a fantastic program and I spend hours on builing my own layout, just like the real thing! You can also purchase layouts, trains, games (sessions) and more if you just want to drive your train. You will not make a mistake by getting this app, guaranteed.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.