Aerosoft - World Of Subways Vol. 2 : U7-Berlin
Volume 2: "U7 - Berlin" is
the next release continuing the successful product series " World of Subways"
introducing famous subway lines around the world to all subway enthusiasts.
After Vol. 1, Vol. 2 contains the route U7 of Berlin's subway. It takes you from
Spandau to Rudow and is therefore the longest of all Berlin's subway routes.
World of Subways Vol. 2 is a simulator in its
own right and not an add-on for existing train simulators.
With a coverage of 31.8 km (19,8
miles) and 40 stations the U7 is not only the longest of all Berlin subway lines
but also the line with the most stations and the longest journey time. Built
from 1924 to 1984 this large profile line runs completely underground, through a
total of 5 districts of the German capital and even goes underneath the rivers
Spree and Havel as well as the Teltow and the Westhafen canal.
Complete Feature List:
Here´s what you can expect from
"World of Subways Vol. 2: U7 - Berlin " A feature list to be exited about.
Animated display monitors at
Realistic shift service to
Intelligent and custom
Passenger volume dependend
on time if day.
Simulation of wear and tear
caused by style of operation (can be selected via options)
Extensive scoring system,
adding to the excitement and fun.
Custom setting of
destination display during operations.
Customizable light settings
on train (position lights, cab lighting, etc)
Opening doors to be seen
from either inside or outside, controlled by the player
Doors can be openend
seperately. Options are the doors on the right and left side of the train.
Of course you can also open both sides at the same time.
Train vibration – as soon as
the train starts moving, vibrations will take effect on the train.
Train swings – The train
will start swinging the higher the speed. You will especially get this kind
of feel in the cab. Hard braking will also produce this effect and the train
will still be in a swinging motion when it has come to a full stop.
Intelligent AI traffic
operating to real schedules. Display on destination signs and announcements
are controlled automatically.
Configurable key commands –
The player can freely configure keys to his liking. He can for instance
configure the key for the brake lever wherever he wants.
3D – Cockpit with rotatable
camera – allowing the player to look around. By using a key stroke the view
angle will be centered again.
Free movement inside the
train – While the train is stationary at a station you will have the option
to switch to an ego perspective inside the passenger car. You can move by
using keyboard commands, view angles can be controlled with the mouse.
Free movement on the station
– you can get off the train at any station and move around (ego perspective).
There will also be some missions starting on the platform of a station. The
player will have to walk into to the train, into the cab which is seperated
from the passenger area by a door.
Free movement in the tunnels
and on the track
Changing of cabs – sometimes
you will have to change the cabs during a mission. The train driver has to
leave the cab, the train and then walk along the platform to the other end.
He then gets into the train and cab again to prepare for departure.
A brandnew mission module
with new mission
Flashlight for virtual walk
in the tunnel
Compatible with Raildriver
The U-7 line is a so called wide
gauge line, carrying only wide gauge trains. The main difference to the narrow
gauge line trains such as the U1, U2, U15, U3 and U4 line trains lies in the
measurements of the carriages and the power supply. Gauge width though is the
same on the narrow and wide gauge tracks (1435 millimeters)."World of Subways
Vol.2: U7 - Berlin" features the wide gauge trains F 90 and the H 01.
In 1974 the series F (F74) was
being built and then further developed. The F90 was built from 1990 to 1991. The
outline and constructual parts of the train are rather plain and simple compared
to the modern H series. Nevertheless it shows the timeless elegance (if one can
say so) of the 70´s and 80`s. These trains were built by ABB Henschel.
The H 01 is one of the most
modern vehicles of the Berlin Subway System. This wide gauge train has been
built between 2000 and 2002. These trains were built by ABB Henschel, Adtranz,
Bombardier. The H train is usually a set of 6 cars. This system allows a
seamless transition between the cars of the trains resulting in 100 m long
distance wher the passenger can walk through from end to end.
Besides being the longest Berlin
Subway route it has some more features which are worth mentioning.
The underground route is really
entertaining and exiting as is has many turns and gradients on offer. Just
before the Mehringdamm/Gneisenaustr. crossroads for example it does a very hard
left turn in a radius of not even 100 m, one of the most difficult turns in the
Berlin Subway system.
Impressive 2 level tunnel
sections such as in the area of Mehringdamm and Jungfernheide, many chamber
locks at the underground sections of the rivers and canals which close rapidly
when water comes through, are another feature.
The stations architechture holds
a lot of varieties, here´s a description of two of them:
First we´d like to mention the
station Hermannplatz.. Being 7 m high, 132 m long and 22 m wide, its almost a
cathedral. The first subway escalators were introduced here in 1926 with another
highlight coming three years later. The year 1929 the department store Karstadt
opened at Hermannplatz, at this time the most modern store in all of Europe. The
Karstadt company paid part of the costs of building tis pompous station and in
return got a direct entrance to its store. Even today still almost unique.
When designing "Zitadelle",
inspiration came purely from the nearby Spandau citadel, one of the most
important medieval fortresses of Europe and one of the many touristical
attractions of Berlin and the district of Spandau.
|This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 12 December, 2009.