Scenery upgrade and PZB fix for Aerosoft Köln - Düsseldorf route. You must own the route to use these files. No other payware required.
Landschafts-Upgrade und PZB-Fix für die Aerosoft Köln - Düsseldorf Route. Sie müssen Eigentümer der Route sein, um diese Dateien verwenden zu können. Keine weitere Payware erforderlich.
- Henry Hoover
- English Read me
- 1 Million
- Required Payware
- Aerosoft Köln - Düsseldorf
- Required Freeware
- Change Comment
26 September: Added some missing catenaries along route.
24 September: Added missing distance signal.
This is an upgrade to the default Köln - Düsseldorf route from Aerosoft.
You must own the original Aerosoft route as these are only the required files for the changes.
This update adds:
A lot of scenery including a probably/definitely fictitious marshalling yard near Köln. I added it as the sidings just looked odd with no apparent purpose and buildings just randomly placed. I thought I would try to add a bit of interest on approach to Köln. If you don't like it then close your eyes or go into the editor and remove the added assets. I tried to make the towns and villages look a little better and also most of the industrial areas.
I removed most of the weeds under the tracks that I had added. It didn't give the effect I was after and looked too much. Also, they only showed during Summer months. I left most around sidings as they tend to be used less and get a bit overgrown.
Added fences along the route and around industrial areas. Some of these will need to be adjusted slightly. I found out the hard way that fences should be added before adding vegetation as it seems to interfere with laying down the fences especially where height differences in the terrain occur.
Fixed most of the worst platforms with sinking passengers. I didn't find an easy way to do this so I removed the offending platforms and relaid them. I did my best, but they are not 100% perfect and some are not quite curved correctly. You can try to fix them yourself if they annoy you. Some of the platforms still have sinking passengers but they are not too bad.
Fixed some height issues where scenery items were half buried. The area around Köln looks a lot better now.
Some Signal fixes.
Rain occlussions at Köln Hbf and Düsseldorf Hbf.
A couple of track fixes. Some people still have an error at Köln Hbf with a small piece of missing track. I can't replicate it as it isn't missing in my route. I have included all the altered files so if it is still missing when you install this I don't have a solution.
PZB corrections. Added all the missing 500 Hz magnets and permanent speed reduction magnets. Added missing 1000 and 2000 Hz magnets. The PZB safety system should work correctly now.
Speed limit corrections and fixed a few "phantom" speed reductions not on HUD. Removed some unnecessary speed warning signs that served no purpose and appeared to be misplaced.
Warning: Some "Timetable Scenarios" may not be achievable due to the proper use of speed reductions and PZB. I tried altering the times but ended up with strange results and game over errors due to AI collisions. Best way is go into the editor and remove all the timetable entries except the first one. Less of a challenge but saves having to replay the scenario 10 times over and over to try to complete.
If you don't like the update then just reinstall the default. If you like it or see major errors then leave a comment.
As I stated when I started this project, it might not be 100% accurate but I hope it is 100% better than the really poor original.
I hope this enhances the experience of driving between Köln and Düsseldorf.