Train Sim World 4

Sherman Hill And Northeast Corridor: Boston-Providence Improvements

Hello everyone,
To start off your week right we have an update that brings a range of core improvements as well as upgrading both Sherman Hill and Boston-Providence to TSW3 lighting and volumetric skies standards.
We have also shipped an improvement for pathing and AI behaviour aimed at reducing the amount of red-lights issues encountered by players. We have created a pathing / AI feedback thread for reporting any issues that may occur after this patch, whic you can find in our Technical Reports forum section.

Headliners

  • Sherman Hill route should now have lighting and skies consistent with upgraded TSW3 standards.
  • Boston–Providence route should now have lighting and skies consistent with upgraded TSW3 standards.
  • Improvements to Boston’s skyline illumination
  • Overhauled signalling behaviour across Boston-Providence
  • Series of AI pathing and behaviour improvements to reduce red light issues among all routes.
For a guide on the new Boston signalling changes, Brandon has made a wonderful full breakdown video, complete with a range of timestamps to dive right into!
And to showcase the new lighting improvements to both Boston-Providence and Sherman Hill, all these screenshots were taken directly from in-game!

Boston-Providence Lighting Improvements

Sherman Hill Lighting Improvements

Full Changelog

Core
  • Series of AI pathing and behaviour improvements to reduce red light issues among all routes.
  • Removed unnecessary check for consecutive ‘GoTo’ instructions that caused ‘Wait Until 00:00:00’ notifications.
  • Fixed Maximum Permitted Speed marker being incorrected displayed on multiple introductions.
  • Added CATAN decals to Livery Designer.
[PS4]
  • Creators Club search function should work as expected and no longer brings up an ‘NP-31730-4’ error.
Boston – Providence
  • Overhauled signalling behaviour
  • Route should now have lighting and weather consistent with upgraded TSW3 standards.
  • Improvements to Boston’s skyline illumination
  • OHLE wires should no longer glow in tunnels.
  • Fixed glowing or flickering lighting on trains in dark stations or in tunnels when raining.
  • Added Resume Last Played Image
[Amtrak ACS-64]
  • Adding in the most up to date component for the ACSES and ATC and new sounds that go with it.
[MBTA F40PH-3C]
  • Brakes work as expected, particularly during the initial application and release movements.
  • Removed looping brake hiss when in minimum reduction or Suppression.
[MBTA Single Deck Cars]
  • Added an attenuation to the headlight relay sound so that it doesn't play in every train.
  • Removed looping brake hiss when in minimum reduction or Suppression.
Sherman Hill
  • Route should now have lighting and weather consistent with upgraded TSW3 standards.
  • Improvements to scenery around Cheyenne turntable to be more in line with reality.
  • Changed colour spectrum used for random containers to those more common to North America (This aligns containers with Cajon and Horseshoe routes).
  • Updated the front end 2D map so that locations flow from left to right correctly.
  • Wagon brakes work as expected, particularly during the initial application and release movements.
  • Level crossing lights now appear at the correct brightness.
  • Added Resume Last Played Image
[UP SD40]
  • Resized Mirror VHIDS being too big and causing issues when looked at.
  • Ensured SD70ACe locomotives are not randomly replaced with SD40-2 locomotives which was resulting in underpowered trains.
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Sherman Hill And Northeast Corridor: Boston-Providence Improvements