I thought it my time to add my 2 pence work (english money of low value but not the lowest value which is one pence).
I have purchased both simulators over the years, I have trainz 1 - Trainz 12. Msts and updates through Rail Simulator and Railworks / 2. The many products have their own good and bad points.
I have tried using Railworks 2 and Trainz 12. Out of the two products I personally have swayed towards the Railwork Product. This is pure personal preference. I always try to be objective over my decisions.
The reasons I chose to focus more on Railworks was that I liked the Editor for Route creation more. where in Trainz I struggled to make a Junction that looked Correct, in Railworks I created a set of working junctions and switches after only two attempts and they also looked correct after I had finished.
The Scenario Creation in Railworks was a little more tricky and takes a lot to be desired but with time and effort it can be worked (though in my opinion it's a downside to Railworks).
The Scenario creation in Trainz was erm, well Complex but train routing was easier.
Driving a Train in Railworks is easy. But on the other hand you cannot interact with other players in other trains.
Driving a Train in Trainz is also pretty easy. But you can interact with other players online on the same route.
The biggest problem is Pricing and Content.
Railworks costs a small fortune for the complete and comprehensive pack (£800 + )
Trainz has a massive free community mod base and lots of trains / stock for download.
The biggest factor in deciding which simulator you should go for is your understanding of computers. and what you want to do.
Trainz is a railway system based on operating and driving a Train, switching your tracks from in game icons and switching locomotive from your in game selection scrollbar. (easy to use and multiple locomotives accross a route).
Railworks is a Simulation of a Route, you can Drive a train switching tracks is done via a interactive map system, you can switch locomotives but you have to be near the locomotive you wish to switch to.
Trainz is pretty easy to use and create for in the long run.
Railworks is a easy to use Route building tool. Scenario's are harder to get correct but it works in the end.
Why does dos never Say Excelent Command or filename ?!!?!??
To Err is human, computers output the errors at higher speed.
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