Platform: Steam
Price:  $19.99

Overview

One of the newest electric multiple units for the Northeast Corridor comes to Train Simulator in Metro-North?s familiar bare metal and red livery.

Built by Kawasaki at Lincoln, Nebraska for use on the New Haven Line, the M8 first entered service in March 2011 as a replacement to the current fleet of M2, M4 and M6 multiple units. Similar in body style to the M7, more than 300 units have been delivered to Metro-North so far, and feature multiple power pick-up ? third rail and overhead pantograph ? which can be changed by the engineer whilst on the move.

The two-car Kawasaki M8 has a top speed of 100mph (161km/h) and the model for Train Simulator features driving cabs and passenger views, switchable power modes and dynamic in-cab display screens showing instrument readouts and power pick-up mode.

The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the Metro-North Kawasaki M8 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the NEC: New York-New Haven route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).

Features

Scenarios:

Four scenarios for the NEC: New York-New Haven route:

  • Simple Controls Tutorial: M8 Simple Controls
  • Expert Controls Tutorial: M8 Expert Controls
  • Grand Central Bound
  • Stamford Local

Features:

  • Kawasaki M8 in Metro-North bare metal and red livery
  • In-cab signalling
  • Dynamic in-cab display screens
  • Switchable dual mode power pick-up
  • Quick Drive compatible
  • Scenarios for the NEC: New York-New Haven route
  • Download size: 128mb

System Requirements

MINIMUM: 
  • OS: Windows® 7 / 8.1 
  • Processor: 2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended), AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors) 
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM 
  • Graphics: 512 MB - 1GB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only) 
  • DirectX®: 9.0c 
  • Hard Drive: 40 GB HD space 
  • Sound: Direct X 9.0c compatible 
  • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection 
  • Additional: Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos 
  • Graphics: Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required
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