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  1. #11

    Default Introducing ZDSimulator v4.9.8

    New version has been released

    In our latest update for ZDSimulator v4.9.8 we fixed a number of bugs that caused crashes, so the simulator is much more stable now. Also ChS4KVR models were updated, making the locomotive look better both from inside and outside. This means the existing addons for ChS4KVR won't work though, they'll need an update as well. Pause feature has been added: upon pressing Escape in-game time no longer goes by. Some addiotional changes and updates were made, including new 32 bit color depth option.

    We also have plans to introduce French localization of the simulator. French language and font compatibility will be added in future versions. We will share more information closer to its release.

    As always we recommend everybody to update to v4.9.8 (direct download link). Should you have questions or issues feel free to send us an email: [email protected]

    You will also need to update your activation key as your authorization codes will change with the new version. You can request a key using our webform or write us an email (include your new authorization code)! Please note that reply times might be longer than usual due to large amount of new downloads.

    Full change log:

    - added Pause upon pressing [Escape]
    - added 32 bit color depth option
    - added CullFace for Linux: [Ctrl]+[F8]
    - inactive mouse cursor will now fade
    - added monitor hover zoom in ChS2K: mouse over the left area of the screen
    - fixed a few internal bugs that sometimes caused crashes
    - added fuel consumption calculation for TEP70 locomotive
    - added tints of blue to the fog effect
    - fixed a bug with fog and rain displaying properly at night
    - added a ChS2K locomotive prototype
    - updated cabin and body 3D models for ChS4KVR
    - improved microintegrated system of 2ES5K locomotive
    - fixed a bug with trains twitching on the move
    ZDSimulator Developer Team
    www.zdsimulator.eu


  2. #12

    Default New update: ZDSimulator version 4.9.9

    Hello everyone!

    After a while I am back with another update: ZDSimulator v4.9.9. This time we fixed some of the small graphical bugs and minor issues that caused crashes. New locomotive models (ChS2K and 2ТE10UT have been reworked and updated to better represent their real appearance and behavior. Among new features you will find an ability to couple and change cabins, at long last.

    As always we recommend everyone to update to the newest version (v4.9.9 direct download link). You will need a new activation key which you can receive by filling out the webform here.

    Should you have any questions feel free to contact us via email: [email protected]

    Or you can ask questions on the forum, I'll be happy to answer!

    We'll have more updates coming.

    Full change log:

    - Added wipers for ChS2K
    - Added new machinery sections for ChS2K
    - Fixed shunting for ChS2K
    - Fixed false opening of machinery section when turning left or right
    - Corrected the fog, blueness removed
    - Fixed the sand in TEP70
    - Added contingency # 76: Closed route signalling light
    - Points system reworked
    - Fixed KLUB-U station display
    - Added a possibility to change cabin and couple. To change cabin click on round arrows inside machinery section
    - Added a sound on coupling
    - Locomotive model 2ТE10UT reworked including machinery section
    - Tractive characteristic and login of 2ТE10UT reworked, added auto-brake
    - Various bug fixed
    - Fixed a false message of new version ready for download.
    ZDSimulator Developer Team
    www.zdsimulator.eu


  3. #13

    Default ZDSimulator 5.0.0 released

    Hi everyone!

    Back with an update about the latest version. You might want to update

    Finally ZDSimulator v5.0.0 has been released! The newest version contains greater number of changes than we introduced in previous updates. Most of the graphic concerns were eliminated and a few improvements were made. See full change log below.

    As always we recommend everybody to update to the latest v5.0.0 (direct download link). Should you have any questions or issues please feel free to send us an email: [email protected]

    We might make a shorter free version so it's easier to download.

    Change log below:

    Version 5.0.0

    New features and improvements:
    • added smoke for all diesel locomotives
    • added monitor zoom in 2ES5K loco
    • horn and whistle switched controls: horn is now accessed with [B], whistle with [Space]
    • hints system in Beginner mode improved
    • traction and current characteristics reworked for 2TE10U, added fuel consumption design
    • animated temperature and pressure sensors in 2TE10U
    • improved sounds of 2TE10U
    • added new control tumbler for diesel locomotives 2TE10U, M62 and TEP70. Accessed with [Shift]+[U]
    • added levels of detail (LOD), turned on at 300m distance.
    • added car swinging on the move
    • added new parameter "Texture compression" along with "Compatibility mode" to the first tab of ZDSimulator launcher window. Allows to run the simulator on older computers.
    • added new menu interface in the simulator, allowing configuration during the game
    • added an option to insert electronic clocks of different colors and sizes in route editor. They will show time in-game.
    • improved textures in ChS2K
    • added maneuvers parameter to the first line of scenario files, identical to the maneuvers parameter in the launcher window
    • added new cabin model in ED4M with classic console
    • added control panel accessible with mouse for ChS4, ChS4 KVR, ChS4T, ChS8. The panel will display when mouse cursor is dragged to the lower left corner of the screen
    • added route Kovel-Sivertsy to the free version. No restrictions for this route
    • compressor for 2TE10U
    • changed the sound of oil circulation in TEP70
    • added zoom in/out in-game via [Ctrl]+Mwheel
    • track profile was further improved by adding traffic lights, platforms and crossings
    • dynamic shadows are now supported. They will be displayed with new objects only
    • improved sounds on ChS8


    Bug fixes:
    • fixed discrepancies in the cabin model of ChS4 KVR
    • fixed projector lightning during maneuvers
    • fixed excessive chattering of the train on rail joints
    • fixed a bug with auxiliary units sound missing on their launch in VL80t
    • fixed a bug with passing locomotive signal being ignored, it changes to red now after passing another loco
    • fixed the times of sunset and dawn during winter, now corresponds to reality
    • fixed a bug with batteries on ChS4, ChS4 KVR and ChS4t when automation 801 is turned off
    • fixed current display on the monitor of ChS2K


    Cheers!
    ZDSimulator Developer Team
    www.zdsimulator.eu


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