Cross City Route for Train Simulator 2021

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It appears that the Cross City line is being developed for Train Simulator - the achievements were uploaded onto steam. They do not mention any trains, but I would assume a 323 would be included. It's possible they could also include the 220, 170 and HST as I believe they all run on the route and are already in the game. Here is a link to a thread on the DTG forum:-
Steam Achievements Leaks New Route | Dovetail Games Forums

It would be interesting to see if Extravis Games have decided to finish their version and release it through steam or whether it is a DTG product. I shall look forward to this route as I quite enjoyed the open BVE version.
 
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Another route which looks to be a good addition to TS: even if a Class 323 isn't supplied with the route, the freeware version already available could maybe act as a substitute for a while until a better one is made I suppose. I suspect the HST is almost certainly going to be included if it runs on the route - DTG can't get enough of the thing it seems!

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Another route which looks to be a good addition to TS: even if a Class 323 isn't supplied with the route, the freeware version already available could maybe act as a substitute for a while until a better one is made I suppose. I suspect the HST is almost certainly going to be included if it runs on the route - DTG can't get enough of the thing it seems!

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I very much doubt they would release a route and not include the type of train that actually operates the service.
 

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I very much doubt they would release a route and not include the type of train that actually operates the service.
I expect they'd release the Class 323 with the route too, and that's why I proposed a potential alternative if it didn't happen.

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I just hope they make an effort with the sounds and physics of the 323, so we don't have to wait for AP to make it drivable.
 

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Thanks for sharing them - the photo on the DTG forums wouldn't work for me. Looks like the route's going to come with a standard number of scenarios, and maybe just the 323?

-Peter

Yep, that’s how it looks to me.
 

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It appears that the Cross City line is being developed for Train Simulator - the achievements were uploaded onto steam. They do not mention any trains, but I would assume a 323 would be included. It's possible they could also include the 220, 170 and HST as I believe they all run on the route and are already in the game. Here is a link to a thread on the DTG forum:-
Steam Achievements Leaks New Route | Dovetail Games Forums

It would be interesting to see if Extravis Games have decided to finish their version and release it through steam or whether it is a DTG product. I shall look forward to this route as I quite enjoyed the open BVE version.
It does look good. Including the HST, 170 or 220/221 might be difficult as, unless it’s changed, DTG don’t have the license for XC livery, though I guess they could use a generic livery.
 

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I wonder if this will prompt Armstrong Powerhouse to do a 323 Enhancement Pack.

I imagine they will do, as the sounds probably won’t be the best on the default DTG one.

You can then run the 323 on the WCML, Woodhead plus some others I imagine.
 

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Extravis games have confirmed on their Facebook page that they are not involved with this route or train, but they did say that they may consider releasing their 323 at some point.
 

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I imagine they will do, as the sounds probably won’t be the best on the default DTG one.

You can then run the 323 on the WCML, Woodhead plus some others I imagine.
Hearing the proper sounds of a 323 in the game would be fantastic.
 

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I watched the stream and as I expected, the sounds were quite bad. What annoys me most though is that they did record 323 sounds, but the mixing of the sounds is just abysmal - with chunks of the audio either cut out or repeated, motor sounds not coridponding to the power notch and the motor sounds completely disappear above 20mph, being replaced by an awful synthesised humming sound. There are also no decent ‘run’ sounds. Yet again, they do not seem finished. The route on the other hand is quite good and will look even better with the AP track.
 

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Someone has already implemented a fix for the sounds on the 323.. The author states in the comments that this should be out this week.
 

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Someone has already implemented a fix for the sounds on the 323.. The author states in the comments that this should be out this week.

That does sound better in removing the cut outs that I’ve seen/heard on other review videos.
 
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