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SD45-2's Released

Run 8 Studios has released 2 packs of SD45-2 locomotives for Run 8 V2.


Pack 1 cost $20 and includes 8 paint schemes:

  • ATSF
  • ATSF Bicentenial
  • Arizona California RR
  • BNSF
  • CSX
  • CSX (Hockey)
  • Conrail
  • CSX (Hockey)
  • Seaboard System

Pack 2 also cost $20 and includes 8 paint schemes:

  • ATSF Kodachrome
  • ATSF Bookend/Pinstripe
  • Trona Railway
  • BNSF Patched
  • NS
  • CSX Gray-Blue
  • Conrail Quality
  • Seaboard Coast Line

These pack are for Run 8 Version 2 only. It is NOT compatible with Run 8 Version 1.


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Run 8 V2 Update

Run 8 Studios today Update 03 for Run 8 Train Simulator V2.

The update is available for download at: http://www.run8studios.com/updates_dlc.shtml

The 10.03 update brings the following changes/fixes:

● AI Trains: More filters added, please see the User Guide "InteractingWithAITrainCrews" PDF for more details
● Industry Config bug-fix
● Two switch-stand targets added to the repertoire
● Car Spawner code tweaked a bit to better accommodate multi-lane directional road sections
● CSX Signaling Code adjusted to accommodate the Short-Block condition that exists on the A-Line between Callahan and S. Callahan (NB and SB, both mains)
● When a Stop condition exists at the end of the short-block, the preceding control point will show either Approach (not crossing over) or Medium Approach (crossing over), and their Distant Signals will show Approach
● Fixed a typo in the code that was causing the wrong baggage-car to show when using Amtrak Phase IV and IV-B
● Adjusted Amtrak train-spawning function for the Florida routes to moBetta reflect the consists used there (for A-Line and Waycross routes)
● Fixed an error with WB AI signal behavior at the Needles-Seligman merge-point
● Train Roll volume-slider added in the F1 Options Menu, which adjusts the volume of the “rolling” sound when inside the cab. Only affects internal cab sound
● Avatar Attach-Points added for Amtrak Superliner steps and end-doors
● Fixed cosmetic issue with DS Switch Icons being stuck “gray” when joining a session as a Client
● Fixed a bug with the Train-Tagger regarding deleting Override Train Speed
● Fixed an audio bug that would cause the Train-Brake Release sound to not always play properly
● Fixed a bug that caused TMU reported stats not to match the actual train
● Fixed a condition that could cause an infinite-loop (program hang-up) when atrain is on a looped piece of track (ie, Victorville)
● Fixed a condition that could cause a “physics explosion” when coupling onto humped-cars on a bowl track under just the right circumstances

Waycross Route Released and A-Line Update

Run 8 Studios has released Hyrail Simulation's CSX Waycross Route for Run 8 Train Simulator V2 today. This route can connect to the CSX A-Line route, included with V2.

This route covers approximately 80 miles in the southeast part of Georgia, the CSX Waycross expansion begins in two places at the current ALine limits.

The route is $40 and is available for purchase at www.run8studios.com


An update to the CSX A-Line route was also released today.  It is available for download at http://www.hyrailsimulations.net/updates.html

This update will merge the A-Line route, if you own it, with the Waycross route after you install it.