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What Special Paint Units have you seen?
145 (Phase III) 7 (12.5%)
156 (Phase I) 6 (10.7%)
184 (Phase IV) 6 (10.7%)
406 (Phase III) 6 (10.7%)
66 (Phase II) 7 (12.5%)
822 (Phase III) 7 (12.5%)
42 (Veterans) 7 (12.5%)
189 (Big Game Train) 3 (5.4%)
500 (Bio-Diesel) 1 (1.8%)
602 (Reliability-Efficiency-Mobility) 1 (1.8%)
Exhibit Train 5 (8.9%)
Total Votes: 56
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Positions Open

Posted by PerRock (Administrator) at 23 Apr 2015, 12:18. One comment

Do you make content for Trainz? Do you want a place to distribute it? American Trainz Group is looking for new staff members who are interested in making content for Trainz.

In the recent months our content output has slowed due to outside commitments from our staff. We're looking for active community members to join our ranks and help keep us a destination for Trainz content & discussion.

Applications are open to anyone; they are reviewed and voted upon by the current staff. Appointed staff members get access to our hosting system for their content, early betas and some exclusive releases, as well as some exclusive resources for building content.

Apply today! http://s4.zetaboards.com/amtkz/forum/3195002/

American Trainz

Posted by PerRock (Administrator) at 2 Dec 2014, 14:48. One comment

Well it's now public starting around the new year, Amtrak Trainz Group will be rebranding into 'American Trainz Group.' You can read more about this process in the blog I'm writing here:
Rebranding Blog Part 1: Introduction
Rebranding Blog Part 2: The Logo

Feel free to ask me any questions you may have about the rebranding. Questions & problems specifically regarding the website should be posted in this thread.

The answers to a few questions I've gotten:

No we're not going to be removing any content because of this change. Nor are we removing any staff.

There will be a forum restructure, some categories will be merged; others eliminated, etc. You're posts won't be removed, unless they break the rules.

Content; the Amtrak Trainz Group P42 will not be changed. I have some ideas of some new content to make for American Trainz. As well as some content updates to make to older stuff; however none of that will happen until I am much further along in the website coding process.

Can you help/be staff/beta test? The application process to becoming staff is staying the same. If you are staff you get to beta test. That being said there is some help you can do:
The downloads section is getting a major overhaul, part of that process includes larger screenshots of the content. If you want to submit screenshots you've taken of our content; I'll consider them for use on the downloads page (no guarantees).

When will we see this change happen? The new webpages I'm working on already have the new branding on them. The 'Cards' theme for the forum will continue to say "Amtrak Trainz Group" on it until the official release; which at the same time I will make the new webpages available.
Post any question you may have!


Website Changes

Posted by PerRock (Administrator) at 25 Sep 2014, 21:17. One comment

This is all still very much a work in progress, however here is a preview of what the new AMTZ will look like. Pictured below is the mock-up of the new download page.

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For Staff:
Spoiler: click to toggle

Winners & entries to the Screenshot competition will be featured in the banner at the top (where my P42 picture is) as well as some other areas on the site.

More mock-ups and previews to come.


New release: Horizon Cars in Phase IVb

Posted by PerRock (Administrator) at 19 Aug 2014, 14:52. 0 comments

Now available from AMTZ, the long awaited Horizons in Phase IVb.

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Trainz: A New Era now available to pre-order

Posted by PerRock (Administrator) at 8 Jul 2014, 09:36. 0 comments

After a successful Kickstarter Campaign Trainz: A New Era (TANE) is now available for pre-order. They haven't announced a firm release date yet, but we're told to expect it to be available mid November to Early December!
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TANE includes:

  • New graphics engine with full world shadows and per-pixel lighting.
  • Real-time physics feedback and editing tools.
  • Procedural animated spline junctions.
  • Superelevated track.
  • Realistic cab sway and external train motion.
  • Smoke and weather affected by world objects.
  • Interlocking towers.
  • Track Blocks (Signal Boxes).
  • In-game navigation system
  • Multiplayer
  • Multi-window support
  • Improved in-game browser
  • Expanded sound library.
  • Configurable control schemes.
  • In-game downloadable content system for both payware and freeware options.
  • Access to over 250,000+ free DLC items via The Download Station

You can pre-order it or read more here: Trainz: A New Era Website

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