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Sid Meier's Railroads!

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Sid Meier's Railroads! is an economic strategy developed by Firaxis and Sid Meier. Despite the creation of Railroad Tycoon by Meier, he was inspired by Miniatur Wunderland to reimagine his original creation.

Gameplay

Railroads! is a 3D economic real-time strategy. In contrast to Sid's previous games, the game field of Railroads! is a bit smaller which encourages more interactions between the players. The game has little space for creating flat and long parts of the roads, hence why hills, mountains, rivers, and straits are much more important.

The game focuses more on the economic aspect of railroad building. Players create and sustain a whole industry using the railroad system. The game features an auction system. From time to time, new technologies are up on the auction and the player who made the largest bid is granted exclusive rights on using this tech for ten years. After ten years pass, the technology is made available for every player. It is also possible to put one of the factories the player own up on the auction for sale.

The creation of railroads themselves is much easier and automated than in Railroad Tycoon. Railroad building can also be used to prevent your opponents from creating new useful paths.

The game features 15 historical scenarios where the players can act as several notorious railroad magnates of the past.

A multiplayer mode is also present in the game. Four players can play a game using LAN or Internet.

Platforms
Metascore
77
Release date
Developer
Firaxis
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Feral Interactive
Publisher
2K Games, Feral Interactive
Age rating
10+ Everyone 10+
Website
http://www.2kgames.com/railroads/railroads.html

System requirements for PC

Minimum
Windows 2000, Windows XP
1.4GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent
512 MB RAM
64 MB Video card with hardware pixel and vertex shaders (GeForce 3, Radeon 8500 or better)
DirectX 7 compatible sound card
1.7 GB of free disc drive space
Recommended
Windows 2000, Windows XP
2.0 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon processor or equivalent (or better)
1GB RAM
128MB videocard with pixel shader 2.0 support (Radeon x800, GeForce 6800)
DirectX 7 compatible sound card
1.7 GB of free disc drive space

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: 10.12.4
  • Processor: 1.8GHz Intel
  • Memory: 4GB Memory
  • Graphics: 256MB AMD 4xxx series card or better, 256MB NVIDIA 3xx Series or better, Intel HD 4000 card or better
  • Hard Drive:2GB HD space
  • Other Requirements: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, Intel HD3000, NVIDIA 7xxx series, NVIDIA 8xxx series, NVIDIA 9xxx and NVIDIA 1xx series.

  • Multiplayer Notes: Multiplayer is only available over LAN and is compatible between Mac versions only.
Recommended:
  • OS: macOS 10.12.4
  • Processor: 2.4Ghz Intel
  • Memory: 6GB Memory
  • Graphics: 1GB AMD 6xxx series card or better, 1GB NVIDIA 6xx series card or better, Intel Iris Pro card or better.
  • Hard Drive: 2GB HD space
  • Other Requirements: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI HD2xxx series, Intel GMA series, Intel HD3000, NVIDIA 7xxx series, NVIDIA 8xxx series, NVIDIA 9xxx and NVIDIA 1xx series.

  • Multiplayer Notes: Multiplayer is only available over LAN and is compatible between Mac versions only.

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Sid Meier's Railroads! reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Dutch
Well, really dont know how to start. First of all, this is great game, very nice graphics en really very easy to handle. Now the problems: The game will stop during playing. Sometimes very abrupt, other times its hanging and need to restart my Mac. Since a few weeks its quitting every time Im playing. I have fill the page to let them know, bu nothing happened to clear the bugs. At least I give it 1 star, perhaps more after fixing the bugs. We are sorry that you are experiencing a problem with the game. If you have not already done so, please contact us directly via [email protected] with a description of the problem and well be happy to help. Please include "App Store Review" in the subject of your email. If possible, please also attach a support report to help us diagnose any issues: http://support.feralinteractive.com/x/faqs/support_report/ Thanks, Feral Support
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Microsoft from Deutsch
.... in comparison to RRT 2 a real step backwards: map very small, despite countries / continents very unrealistic. hamburg is z.b. at the height of Munich. milan somewhere at frankfurt .... stretch very short, but what do you expect with a small map. Electric locomotives drive without overhead line, no glitches, no more accidents, at some point you will be kicked out of the game if you have reached the goal. and can not expand his card. if that has not happened by then. If you give each train its own route you deserve to be stupid and dumb. the difficulty is missing. I have not found the TGV advertised above. long talk short sense ... after 4-5 rounds (even against several AI's) boring. the issued 27 hurt a little in the wallet. Apart from the graphics, I would immediately play RRT 2 or 3 again if it worked on the new Macs.
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Microsoft from Dutch
the game is really awesome - very nice - but i have played the tutorial for about an hour - and there are many bugs - buttons that dont appear - message that tell you to click a button that is nowhere on the screen - trian configurators that you can exit thru cancel or ok - and none of the 2 buttons are enabled - etc. trains you cannot remove from tracks if you accidently placed them somewhere - if you build a 2nd railtrack becuase you have to many trains on 1 - you cannot move a train to the parallel track you cannot remove trains from the track configurator if you made an error - all you can do is start a new game - these are just a few things i came to see. i dont play many games - so i thought maybe is was me - but my wife does like to play games and she had the same. if all the problems are fixed - this is one of the nicest games i ever came across. the game clearly hasnt been tested enough before it was released.
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