USA DLC to be released this Friday

Today we officially announce that the Train Fever USA DLC will be released this Friday, February 27. The DLC will be available for free and features a complete American game mode.

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Equivalent to the original European game mode, the player starts in 1850 and experiences more than 150 years of railroad history. More than 50 realistic American vehicles including trains, buses, streetcars and trucks are included.

To make the American experience complete, landscape and towns are modified as well. Wild West stylized American towns spread in a desert landscape and wait for a transport tycoon to be connected to the world. Also, environment elements like trees, streets and the sky have been adapted.

All vehicles are realistic. Models and textures have been developed by using blueprints and photographs of the original vehicles. As a result, the USA DLC depicts quite a piece of American railroad and transportation history.

screen_00An American wild west style town.

screen_004-4-0 General locomotive crossing a river.

screen_00Metroliner electric multiple unit.

The USA DLC has been developed in close collaboration with the modding community. We are excited that modders have contributed more than 15 vehicles. It’s great to see such an active modding community. To further support these activities, together with the release of the USA DLC modding support is significantly extended.

59 thoughts on “USA DLC to be released this Friday

  1. This is fantastic news, both myself and my YouTube subscribers have been waiting for this update and I am looking forward to creating more great video’s to complement this fantastic game!

  2. Finnaly I can prepare myself to play and stream the game properly! ^_^

    It’d be nice to have a grass land/ coastal option to work with though. The metroliner looks a bit weird when crossing an open desert… ^_^;

  3. Certainly looking forward to this, but the US setting is looking a little more like a straight-up reskin than I’d hoped… is the map generation the same as before, or are there US-appropriate canyons and whatnot?

    Of course, that would be partially rendered moot if you’re including the height-map input tool I recall you mentioning :-)
    (… and either way… pleeease give us the option to have non-square map sizes! I want to play on 4 x 64km maps!)

  4. Hi all!
    Great game!
    But I am atill waiting hte drivers! None in any train…. this will add more humanity to the game i think.

    Cheers!

  5. I’m super excited about the vehicles, but I really hope there’s a non-desert option. The U.S. isn’t entirely wild west!

  6. Looks great! I’ll get it the moment its available because I love you guts. But you do need to get on and fix the game, including more map generation options otherwise its the same boring maps with wood west colours.

  7. I wish there would be real cowboys between 1850 and 1900 this would be real cool looking :) I look forward for the release and i can’t wait :D

  8. Looks amazing, but I would put the smokes a bit down. Houses only emit smoke when cooking. There is not need for heating in most parts of USA.
    The europeans cities already look weird with so much smoke, now will be even more weird.

    • +1 and the smoke also kills the performance! Especially in the late game (after the year 2000) the smoke should almost disappear also in the industry zones (maybe except in a future China DLC ;-) ). I know there is a mod taking care of that, but I would rather prefer a in game solution (e.g. a switch-off-smoke button) .

    • last week was -2 F with -27 F windchill here in Philly for most of the week

      I think there’s a need for heating in the USA…

  9. Awesome guys, can’t beleive this superb game is going to get even better! I like to ask for an option to have both the original and new vehicles when starting a new game. Anyway thanks again, cant wait for Friday

  10. there is already too much us-content in our world. nobody needs america, and so does this game.
    looking forward to changes which make some sense…

    • More than 300 million Americans would be kind of disappointed if their country suddenly disappeared, not to mention the logistical nightmare. So yes, some people need America.

      Looking forward to posts of yours which make some sense. :)

    • Seriously? The US has Big-Boys, Challengers, the Centennials (two engines for the price of one) . . . basically some of the most powerful, largest and more interesting engines on the earth!

      Add to that 125 car coal, oil and ore trains and mile-long double-stack container trains. Massive freight yards, giant roundhouses and coal towers should be in the mix.

      There is challenging terrain – miles of desert and towering mountains, small towns and giant cities. The USA is basically rather interesting railroading and a sensible choice as the first DLC.

    • troll post is obvious troll

      Lets see what places need America:
      Europe: defense against Russia
      Asia : market for consumer goods, defense
      Africa: Foreign Aid
      Latin America: help dealing with Drug cartels
      World: Without US and its markets there would be worldwide economic collapse

      • Id like to agree thats he a troll but are nukes here in the UK are adequate defence against Russia. LOL. Although America is certainly helpful in promoting shared values such as freedom of speech and democracy.

        So excited about this DLC I can’t sleep :) . I hope the Big boys got like 10,000 HP or something

  11. Performance is really better than before, but still needs working. or better graphic option (more specific ones) is needed.

    • Oh, Actually graphic option is not so important to current lags. I’ve set my graphic option to lowest and it’s almost same with highest option (lag between 1-2 second)

  12. What time can we expect this patch to go live? I would prefer to know if I should stay up really late or wake up really early.

  13. Yes, the thing that bottlenecks this game is not graphics (although you do need a decent card and amount of RAM) but your CPU performance as most of the performance issues are caused by the nature of the game engine itself. Some say it’s not using hyperthreading properly but either way, simulation games always have a heavy CPU load due to the huge amount of calculations they have to do. Modeling 1000′s of people (agents), their movements, their employment, their money, etc, etc. is quite a task.

    The Bigboy has been available for download for about a month now and if the rest of the new stuff is like that then we are in for a treat, as I found it to be a great model with great sound as well. I too am not sure about the 100% desert thing but I guess this engine can’t do variable terrain textures, a shame. Will make a change from the bright lime green though for sure!

  14. Why are we waiting? It’s 15:26 here in the UK and Monterico is supposed to be streaming the new content this evening.
    No comments from the developers either so will we get the DLC today or not?

  15. The DLC has already been realesed! you need to download it your self through “dowload content to the game” or go into train fever (where you bought it) and scroll not long till you find the dlc content

    JUST HIT DOWNLOAD :D

    Now there are A BUNCH of issues about mods but you figure out yourself

  16. As usual, Urban Games has another half arsed attempt at doing something, guys, WHEN will you EVER do something properly and not leave it half finished? Don’t get me wrong, the DLC overall is great, some cool models and I enjoy the scenery but there are so many little things that proves you never test anything. The Mikado Loco’s dates from 1898 to 1898. meaning you don’t get to use it. The Atlantic class locos that need replacement after only 7 years, the retention of local placenames so you have a ‘wild west’ style desert with towns called things like Chipping Norton and Tunbridge Wells! The retention of European style shops in the USA, so you get a German named shop in a Baverian style build right next to a 19th century western gambling saloon!

    Then theres the total change in how the mods are installed with no explenation on what theyve done…….

    It’s good and yes it’s free but another total lack off effort, comitment and PRIDE in their own product. B minus.

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