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v2 Update Released

Run 8 Studios today released the first update for Run 8 Train Simulator V2.

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

The 02.20 update brings several fixes to the sim but also introduces some new features, including:

  • DirectX 10 support. For users without a DirectX 11 compatible card, the sim with automatically switch to using older DirectX10 compatiblity settings.
  • Shadows (DirectX 11 only. These can be turned if desired as well)
  • AI trains now call signals. Can be adjust to turn off, call or everything or 2 levels inbetween.
  • Updated rail sounds
  • Can choose to use your client horn settings or the servers


The full changelog for 02.20.2017 is available in our forum.



Happy New Year

We'd like to thank everyone that came out for today's Depot Member session. We had 32 Player trains with about 20 AI trains at one point, making for an excellent jam-packed Southern California session.


Pre-Session Group Photo @ Bakersfield Amtrak Depot.

From all of us at The Depot we hope you have a safe and Happy New Year.


The Depot Presents ...

The Depot is Proud to announce this year's "New Year Spectacular" Session and group photo for Depot Members.

Right before our spectacular begins we'll take a group photo with all attendees! Then, help us celebrate 2017 with a West Coast session featuring all 3 routes and lots of last minute holiday traffic!

Join us at The Depot on December 30th at Noon EST / 9 PST.  Bid board to be posted soon.

Let's make this the biggest Bash in Run8 History!