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Train Sim World 2 - Scenario Planner

Drive what you want, where you want with the Scenario Planner!
Yesterday we announced, Scenario Planner will also be compatible with your Preserved Collection in Train Sim World 2. Read the announcement here. Today we want to give you a closer look at how Scenario Planner works. Read on for a step-by-step of setting up a new Scenario using the custom tool...

Step 1 – Name Your Scenario

Start off by naming your Scenario. You can have up to 30 custom Scenarios per route so picking a memorable name or theme will make it easier to find when you want to play later.

Step 2 – Pick Start / End Points

Want to try a non-stop service from end-to-end on a route? Go ahead. Want to try a specific branch or start in the middle of the route? The choice is yours. All you need to do is pick where you would like to start, what platform, what path you would like to take and where you would like to end. The menus display easy to read maps with clear locations as your pick you destinations from the list.

Step 3 – Set Up Your Train

With your start/end points set, next plan out which train you want to take control of. Will you be taking the ICE 3M or starting out with the Talent 2? With Preserved Collection this selection will also expand to include many more options. Once you’ve picked the train you can pick your formation, name your service and select the start time. You can also choose whether this is a passenger service, if ticked this will mean loading/unloading required at each station.

Step 4 – Select Your Stops

With your start and end points set, next you need to select the stops you want for your player-controlled loco. Tick all, or pick and choose which stops you would like. In this example we’re selecting all of the stops for a high-speed service with the ICE 3M between our start point at Aachen and end point in Köln.

Step 4 – Set Up AI Trains

The last thing to do is to add additional services to your Scenario. This involves repeating steps 2-4 for each AI train and opens the doors to some interesting combinations and in turn some thoroughly enjoyable driving as the route is populated with traffic. Here we’ve set up a Westbound DB BR 442 to pass us as we drive. AI services allow you to add a unique and realistic feel to every Scenario you build and you can add multiple services to each Scenario to build out your custom experience.

Step 5 – Play Your Scenario

Now you have planned your scenario, it’s time to enjoy it. You will be greeted with clear and concise information of the upcoming journey as soon as you start, details such as weight and length of the train ensure you have everything you need to get started. You’ll also get this useful information at the start of Timetable Services and pre-built Scenarios as you play through route Journeys.
If you fancy something completely different you can turn on “Off The Rails” to allow you to drive anything anywhere. This mode allows you to defy the laws of physics and try out an array of combinations. So, if you want to run the AC4400CW on the Bakerloo Line, we’re not stopping you!
We can’t wait to see what you do with the new Scenario Planner in Train Sim World 2. If you want to see this in action make sure you watch our latest Community Q&A Stream on Youtube.
Train Sim World 2 is available on Steam, Xbox and PlayStation 4.
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Train Sim World 2 - Scenario Planner