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Welcome to the Trainz Wiki Main Page - the online home for detailed information about the Trainz Simulator product range!

This site is accessible both from within the game via the Trainz Online embedded browser, and externally via a regular web browser.

Contents

Latest News

1. Trainz: A New Era: The biggest news in the world of Trainz in many years is the announcement of Trainz: A New Era (TANE). Promoted through Kickstarter in late 2013 and now through http://anewera.trainzportal.com, the development of TANE is well underway and scheduled for release in late 2014. With a brand new game engine and a range of new features, TANE will set a new benchmark for train simulators around the world.

2. Trainz Wiki Improvements: Early in 2014, N3V Games began an update of the Trainz Wiki. This project is ongoing, but that long term goal is to provide the most comprehensive repository of information on the Trainz range of products.

Trainz Versions

Trainz now operates on PC, Mac, iOS and Android systems. New sections of this wiki are being added continually to update the different versions for different systems. Currently (Feb 2014) the majority of the information relates to Trainz 2009, 2010 and Trainz 12. More information on the history of Trainz versions can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trainz.

Help Pages

The context sensitive (?) button is shown top right
The Help Pages for game functionality are accessible from clicking on the "Game Help Main Page" link in the left hand column or by using the (?) button from the game's menu bar. These "Game Help" pages explain the function of each of the user interface components, such as what happens when you click on a particular button in-game, or how to use a particular function.

You can also type your search query in the left hand margin Search box, or in the in-game Search box that opens when you click on the (?) icon.

While functionality may differ in some versions of the game, the concepts are generally similar between versions.

For more general information about how to complete a certain goal, such as How to Create a Session, check out the "How-To Guides" (also accessible from the link in the left hand column).
Please be aware that the wiki is a source of information, similar to a book. It is not intended as an interactive chat or helpdesk. If you can't find what you are looking for here, general questions should be asked via the Trainz Forums.

How-To Guides

The HowToGuides are a series of documents describing how to achieve various tasks within the Trainz environment. It covers a broad range of topics suitable for beginners using Trainz for the first time through to experienced content creators. Each guide covers a specific topic in detail and explains all the steps required to achieve a task, such as HowTo/Create a session.

Community

Visit the Trainz Forums for advice and friendly banter and meet thousands of other like-minded train fans from around the world.

Content Creation

Dedicated content creation information may be found at the Content Creation pages. These pages are targeted for intermediate-to-advanced users, and explain the theory behind the formation of various types of content. These pages are a valuable resource to stay on top of the evolving content creation requirements as we take Trainz into the next generation of high resolution, high quality content.

Updating the Trainz Wiki

This wiki is created by both N3VGames (the developers behind Trainz) and by the Trainz Community (requires a Planet Auran login and registered Trainz product to gain edit rights).

It is a continually evolving repository of information. Trainz Content Creators and fans should feel free to add their own pages to this site, however please be sure to keep page names distinct and meaningful. Pages with ambiguous names that are likely to conflict with other uses will be renamed or removed.


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