Name of Route: [font color="navy"] Sea View 4 [/font]

Version and Release Date:
September 13, 2003

Description:Sea View is a fantasy route connecting tropical islands. It is the most highly animated route currently available, with moving animals and objects throughout and even a few walking people. The route also features Jeff Bush's state of the art water and environments.

It is well known for its variety, uniqueness, detailed scenery, and surprises. Each place you will visit has a unique character such as a volcano island, a sunken island, a desert island, a frozen island, an earthquake damaged island, undersea tubes and domes, an island hidden by a cloaking device, beautiful beaches, and busy seaports.

Installation Method for the Upgrade of Sea View 3 to Sea View 4: Uses an installer which simply requires clicking the "Click_to_Upgrade_SeaView3_to_SeaView4.exe" file.

Installation Method for the Complete Sea View 4: Installing the complete route requires unzipping all five downloaded parts into the same folder and clicking the "Sea_View_4.exe" file to run the installer.

Size of Downloads: One 73MB file for the upgrade of Sea View 3 to Sea View 4. Five 26MB files to the complete Sea View 4 route. (Note: Two European sites have Sea View 4 in the rar format. There are two rar files of 28MB and 30MB.)

Size of Installed Route: 185 MB.

Fantasy, Prototypical, or Freelance Operations: Fantasy

Freight or Passenger: Both

Era or Genre: Modern

Location: Islands in the tropics.

Length of Mainline: 140 miles.

Length of Branches: Up to five miles.

Number of Branches: Fourteen branches or alternative paths.

Number of Sidings: Over one hundred.

Number of Yards: A few very small, non-prototypical.

Mix of Dual and Single Track: Approximately 75% single.

Level of Trackside Detail: Signals, mile markers, siding names, platform names, sound sources, sound regions, car spawners, and direction signs. Custom state of the art water and environment with animated animals and objects.

Percent of Scenery Completed: 100% highly detailed scenery throughout.

FPS Specs, with qualifiers: 10-40 FPS, on PIII, 1,400 mHz, 512 MB DDR RAM, 64MB GeForce3, Win 98SE. All sim settings on maximum detail.

Activities Provided: Simple "Explore" Activities.

Non-Default Consists or Rolling Stock Required in Activities: None.

Add-In Track Sets: None

Tsection.dat File Used: Default

Payware or Freeware: Freeware

URL for More Information and Screenshots: None

Known Problems: A few minor visual anomalies at low detail settings. Sharp curves and steep grades require appropriate consist.

Where it can be downloaded:
In ZIP format:
www.trainsim.com (USA)
www.dutch-seaview.nl (The Netherlands)
www.vmbollig.de/msts (Germany)

In RAR format:
www.the-train.de (Germany)
www.trainsim.netshadow.net (Austria)



by Bill Burnett and Friends