Metro-North Kawasaki M8
REQUIRES - TRAIN SIMULATOR + ACTIVE STEAM ACCOUNT
From Excalibur's range of train simulator add ons, one of the newest electric multiple units for the Northeast Corridor comes to Train Simulator in Metro-North’s familiar bare metal and red livery.
Built by Kawasaki at Lincoln, Nebraska for use on the New Haven Line, the M8 first entered service in March 2011 as a replacement to the current fleet of M2, M4 and M6 multiple units. Similar in body style to the M7, more than 300 units have been delivered to Metro-North so far, and feature multiple power pick-up – third rail and overhead pantograph – which can be changed by the engineer whilst on the move.
The two-car Kawasaki M8 has a top speed of 100mph (161km/h) and the model for Train Simulator features driving cabs and passenger views, switchable power modes and dynamic in-cab display screens showing instrument readouts and power pick-up mode.
The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the Metro-North Kawasaki M8 on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator, such as those available through Steam. Also included are scenarios specifically for the NEC: New York-New Haven route (available separately and required to play these scenarios).
- Four scenarios for the NEC: New York-New Haven route:
- Simple Controls Tutorial: M8 Simple Controls
- Expert Controls Tutorial: M8 Expert Controls
- Grand Central Bound
- Stamford Local
- Kawasaki M8 in Metro-North bare metal and red livery
- In-cab signalling
- Dynamic in-cab display screens
- Switchable dual mode power pick-up
- Quick Drive compatible
- Scenarios for the NEC: New York-New Haven route
- Download size: 128mb
|Operating System||Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8|
2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo (3.2 GHz Core 2 Duo recommended),
AMD Athlon MP (multiprocessor variant or comparable processors)
|Memory||2 GB RAM|
|Graphics||512 MB with Pixel Shader 3.0 (AGP PCIe only)|
Broadband Internet Connection + Free Steam account
If you are not familiar with Steam you can check it out here http://store.steampowered.com/about/
|Hard Drive||6 GB available Space|
|Sound Card||Direct X 9.0c compatible|
|Additional||Quicktime Player is required for playing the videos|