Entries Tagged as ‘Computer Games’

Monday, January 22, 2007 at 8:49 am

New Version of Microsoft Train Simulator Coming

Microsoft Train Simulator came out in 2001. Since then, other than some bug fixes, not much has happened: a planned sequel, Train Simulator 2, was cancelled in 2004, and the game was given over to Atari for publishing as a jewel-cased value game, no longer published by Microsoft itself. But the game itself is neither […]

Monday, December 18, 2006 at 12:45 pm

SteamTRAIN 2 Released

SteamTRAIN 2 is a Macintosh-only computer game that gives you control of a 19th-century steam train. It’s a small download (less than three megabytes), and you can play it for up to 15 minutes at a time unless you register (which is $20). It’s not very resource-intensive, and will run on Macs built within the […]

Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at 10:41 am

Open Transport Tycoon

Speaking of old games, another game I spent too much time playing when I was younger was Transport Tycoon, a moneymaking game involving multiple forms of transit: trains, buses, planes, ships. I haven’t played it in years, and my current hardware wouldn’t let me play it again even if I could find the disks. (Nor […]

Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 10:09 am

Original Railroad Tycoon Now Free

The original, classic version of Railroad Tycoon that caused me to lose so much sleep back in the early 1990s is now available as a free download from the Sid Meier’s Railroads! site. The 14.2-megabyte download includes the manual and reference card; the ability to run it in DOS is naturally required. GameSHOUT, GameSpot, Voodoo […]

Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 8:46 am

Train Cab Controllers

In the same way that flight sticks are preferred for flight simulators and steering wheels for racing games, there are specialized game controllers for train simulators. You knew about train simulators, right? There are, as far as I know, two of them: Microsoft Train Simulator and Trainz Railroad Simulator. I haven’t played either, because both […]

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 7:30 pm

Sid Meier’s Railroads!

The original Railroad Tycoon was one of those computer games — most of which were designed by Sid Meier — which earned the label “insidious” from me. The kind of games that you kept playing because you had just one more thing to do, and then suddenly you looked out the window and the sun […]