Definitely not a scam, could you give some more details on exactly what your issue is?
I guess you've managed to download the game now, could you tell me exactly what your computer saying?
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Thanks a lot for the all the suggestions!
I'm happy to say that many of these are being worked on, some are even already finished and waiting for release. Like you say not everything is possible (I'd probably have to get permission to use landmarks) but I'd love to put as many of these as possible.
I'm so glad your son likes the game so much, I can't comment on whether I'm Santa or not.
Hey thanks very much for the suggestions, glad you're enjoying the game.
Lots of stuff others have also asked for so it's likely I'll be adding a lot of what you want. You can check out the Steam forum to see what others suggested.
Try a night time environment, the radio tower and light house actually do have animations, I should add them to day time too though. I agree lots more animations would make it look more alive.
Roads would be nice, I am planning to let you build them the same way as tracks so it is all automatic.
That's odd. I'll look into it, thanks.
There's no risk of losing saved tracks between itchio and steam.
Unless you've put the itchio version inside your Steam folder for some reason, they'll be completely separate. Just find the save folders:
- Steam: X:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Tracks - The Train Set Game\TrainSet\Saved\SaveGames
- Itchio: [Download location]\TrainSet\Saved\SaveGames\
And you can copy/paste the saved tracks between the versions. You could copy that folder to your desktop to have as a backup too if you want to be extra safe.
(the UnlockProgression save game keeps track of which items you have unlocked so you may want to copy that over too)
Thanks, glad you're enjoying it.
I will definitely be adding workshop support for tracks you create, and then after that I am hoping to get custom models working too.
Multiple trains will likely happen, multiplayer I'm not sure about yet. That would definitely need to wait until the rest of the core game is done, and even then it isn't for sure.
Color options will definitely happen.
Automatic mode will likely be part of the multi-train aspect as I'll need to figure out how players can control more than one train, it isn't too feasible with the current system.
Yep, lots more objects of all types are planned. I already have a couple of models like that ready (a tractor for example) which will be releasing soon.
I'm afraid this is a bug in Unreal Engine 4 and not the game, and generally appears on older PCs like yours.
I'm hoping they will be able to fix it soon, but otherwise unfortunately we'll need to wait, or you can get a refund from itch.io.
I'd love to release it on consoles, but the game is in Early Access at the moment so work on console versions would need to wait until it was properly finished, and I don't really have a set release date in mind yet.
So hopefully one day.
When I showed the game at a gaming expo children who seemed ~7 were able to pick it up, with perhaps a bit of poking from their parent to read the text on the screen telling you how to play. Once they get it they didn't seem to have any problems.
The only issue I noticed was some younger kids having trouble using both the mouse and keyboard simultaneously, but this isn't even a requirement and they adjusted by first moving the 'player' with the keyboard and then using the mouse to look and put down pieces. Track building is done entirely with the mouse.
At the moment the game only runs on Windows PCs, but I'm looking into expanding the platforms it's available on.
Hope that helps!
Have you bought the game?
0.9.4 is the free game-jam entry from nearly a year ago, you'll need to buy it here or on Steam to get the current full game.
If you do own it but still can't update then I'll help resolve that.
Sorry you're having problems.
Unfortunately these errors often aren't the sort of things I as the developer can fix in the game itself, it relies on things being on your PC.
With this specific one what I can see by googling suggests that your antivirus software could be causing the issue, Link 2.
It seems like people also get this error if they don't extract the game files before trying to play, have you done that?
Also could I ask what your PC specs are?
If you can't get the game to run you can find out about itchio refunds here.
Sorry you're having issues!
'X3DAudio1_7.dll is missing' is a
common generic error indicating that something might be up with your DirectX
installation (perhaps it is outdated)
Looking around at other game's forums suggests that reinstalling DirectX can help. If you google the problem there is a load of help available also (just search it in combination with popular games like Ark)
As for 64bit vs 32bit, I recommend that you find out which version of Windows 7 you use and then play the version which matches that.