With more than 140 miles of track between Roseville and Reno and the dramatic Sierra Nevada landscape of the Donner Pass itself, hours of pleasure can be had driving through this incredible part of North America.Read full description
Donner Pass: Southern Pacific puts you to the test on this world-famous railroad where engineers deal with steep grades, tight curves and seriously heavy trains as part of a day’s work. With more than 140 miles of track between Roseville and Reno and the dramatic Sierra Nevada landscape of the Donner Pass itself, there are hours of pleasure to be had driving through this incredible part of North America.
The first railroad through the Sierra Nevada mountains was opened by the Central Pacific Railroad way back in the 1860s, the culmination of a significant engineering challenge with a combination of tunnel-building and tough weather high in the mountains causing numerous problems for the Chief Engineer and his team. The line has changed ownership over the years, and different operators have chopped and changed the track layout and tunnel system in the Donner Pass region in order to keep maintenance costs manageable whilst keeping the railroad operational throughout the seasons.
Donner Pass: Southern Pacific puts you at the controls of Southern Pacific diesels in the early-1990s, taking trains between Roseville, California and Reno, Nevada through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and high up through the incredible 7,000-foot Donner Pass. The trains are heavy, the railroad is tough and the scenery is awesome. So, start the motor, you have some real challenges ahead...
PLEASE NOTE Donner Pass: Southern Pacific is a large download (1.2GB) and may take time to download from Steam. If your internet connection has download size or monthly data restrictions, please check with your internet service provider before purchasing.
OS: Windows® Vista / 7 / 8
Processor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors)
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: 512 MB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only)
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 6 GB available space
Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c compatible
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This route was quite bad when it was first released, but since the last overhaul made by Dovetail Games, it's an enjoyable route with many different rolling stock and locos. The locos and wagons are well made and fit perfectly on this route. In my opinion it's not the most detailed route, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy fighting your train up the summit. So, if you're really into the Southern Pacific, this is a good addition to your game.
I played this game and I have to say that it is amazing! The environment, the gameplay, the simulation and almost everything in the game is stunning. The add-on makes the game even better!
This route provides a great amount of diverse scenery, locomotives, and sections of track which will test your ability. One of the biggest up sides to this DLC is the selection of trains. A total of five locos and many freight cars along with it. Since the recent overhaul of this route, the scenery has been much improved, and several bugs have been fixed. Being a very long route, it is easy to get bored however. There are infrequent stations, towns and villages - you may only see pine trees for tens of minutes. I recommend this route if you are seriously in to long haul freight scenarios with not much changing scenery. You will be challenged by some areas of track, and the scenarios are good fun.
This DLC is amazing and is packed with loads of new content to add to an already awesome base game. There is tons of new vehicle, scenarios and improved visuals to toy around with adding countless hours to a game with already endless fun. I would recommend this DLC to anyone who owns the base game.
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