Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Thanksgiving Sale

For the US Thanksgiving celebration a lot of Train Simulator DLC is on sale and all of Victory Works addons are 50% off.. yup, that is HALF PRICE!

The sale is on until Tuesday (December 2nd) so grab some bargains while you can.

GWR 56xx Loco Add-on

GWR Steam Railmotor Loco Add-on

Bulleid Q1 Class Loco Add-on

GWR Class 14XX Loco & Autocoach Add-On

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

GWR Small Prairies: Contents and Features

At Victory Works we prefer not to produce locos with single liveries or locos from a single era when they spanned many.
In light of this the plan for the GWR Small Prairies pack is to release all 3 classes (4400, 4500, 4575), with all GWR and BR liveries and numerous fittings and also stock for both eras. Having discussed the option of two packs or splitting everything up for the marketplace we instead decided we would go with a single bumper pack with a price about 50% more than normal, so around £17.99, which is cheaper than 2 packs and a lot cheaper than a single pack with half a dozen extra £2.99's for all the liveries and options.

So what do you get for that price?
  • GWR 4400 Class Locomotive
    • GWR Green (3 logos, red and white lamps)
    • BR Black (pre and post 1956 logos)
  • GWR 4500 Class Locomotive
    • GWR Green (3 logos, red and white lamps)
    • BR Green (2 logos and orange/black lined)
    • BR Black (2 logos and red/grey lined)
  • GWR 4575 Class Locomotive
    • GWR Green (3 logos, red and white lamps)
    • BR Green (2 logos and orange/black lined)
    • BR Black (2 logos and red/grey lined)
    • Red and yellow “Celebration” livery with visual air compressor
    • Fully compatible with the GWR Class 14XX Loco Add-On autocoaches

All locos have many optional components such as square/curved frames on the 4500, outer smokebox pipes on the 4400/4500, coal guards and ATC on all three, autotrain equipment on the 4575, as well as painted and polished metal bonnets for running your locos on historic and preserved routes. Using every possible combination there are hundreds of permutations to have each loco set up just how you like - or you can just drop one into a scenario or start a Quick Drive and use the pre-set options which cover every single member of all 3 classes.

Features include everything you expect from a Victory Works loco:
  • Custom sound sets inside and out created by Steam Sounds Supreme
  • Accurate cabs with multiple views, including fully modelled firebox and coal
  • Realistic wheel slip physics and effects
  • Simulated steam chest, cylinder cock management, boiler management
  • Realistic injector control
  • Realistic forward and reverse dampers
  • Dynamic steam and smoke colour and quantity
  • Realistic boiler water gauges effected by gradient, acceleration and speed and with blow down test
  • Opening windows with rain effects, opening doors and hatches
  • Dynamic lamp setting Cab light effects including firebox glow and water gauge lamp 
  • Guards whistles when leaving a passenger pick up
We had a lot of good feedback from the 14xx/48xx pack and we have improved many of the controls associated with the advanced mode.
And obviously all locos come with standard mode and simple mode (as well as a specific AI mode) so you can drive them any way you choose.

The pack also comes with the following rolling stock:

Great Western:
  • 6 ton Fruit ‘A’ Van (Diagram Y2)
    • with GW and shirt button logos
  • 10 ton Covered Goods van (Diagram V4)
    • with large and small GW logos and optional end vent
  • 10 ton Banana Van (Diagram Y5) – with large and small GW logos
  • Iron Mink (Diagram V6)
    • Grey GW livery
    • Black Gunpowder livery
    • Blue WW2 Salvage livery
  • 6 wheel Milk Siphon (Diagram O5) – with GW and shirt button logos
    • Optional milk churn load and opening doors
    • Dynamic lamps
  • 20 ton Toad Brake Van (Diagrams AA13 and AA15)
    • User selectable 20 character depot names
    • Dynamic lamps
British Railways:
  • BR Standard Van with numerous optional parts allowing over 400 variations:
    • Solid/planked sides
    • Plain, single, double, quadruple vent ends
    • 3 types of hinged door and 2 types of sliding door
    • GWR and BR axle boxes with optional connecting bar
    • 4 lower and 2 upper side vents
    • Markings for Banana, Fruit, Ale and Meat
    • Plain or black panel wagon information
    • Random chalk scribblings
  • GWR 6 wheel Milk Siphon in “BR used” condition
  • 20 ton Toad Brake Van in Bauxite with BR markings
    • User selectable 20 character depot names in BR layout
Also in the pack are 6 scenarios for the Falmouth Branch route and over 60 Quick Drive consists covering all liveries and with appropriate stock for each.

So although it will cost a little more than the average loco add-on we hope you'll agree that it offers great value providing everything in one package rather than spreading it out over multiple packs or offering separate re-skins.
We are hoping it will be available in early December.

Friday, 7 November 2014

GWR Small Prairies: Big Update

Lots of work has been going on with the small prairies pack over the last few weeks and today we have some new images to show including the first in-game picture.
There will also be another big news update about the pack next week, in conjunction with the Engine Driver website, listing liveries, options, features and additional stock.

So without further ado some renders:
4575 cab

Iron Mink
 6 wheel milk siphon
20 ton Toad brake van
There will be other stock included as well and everything has been made from scratch using much more detail than has been used in previous GWR wagons we have produced.

And finally...

Keep an eye out for another update early next week with details of everything that will come with this bumper pack.