The best laid plans of Mice and Men effect seems to have happened yet again with time being the enemy of the monthly update! Sorry about that but at least we do have some good news to report about the progress of our Train Simulator 2014 expansions.
HEA Hoppers - Post BR
What more can I tell you other than all the shapes, the scenarios and manual are complete and a test version of the installer is currently being put through its paces. If all goes to plan these should be available in the next couple of weeks.
HEA Hopper Conversions
The other focus has been to continue work on the HEA Hopper conversions.
CEA: This is the shape that still needs the most work. About 50% of the detail is now complete with final unwrapping and baking then to take place.
HSA: These are now complete with all textures and weathering finished.
MEA: The shapes for these are complete with all variants and liveries completed and just needing final weathering.
MFA: The shape is now complete with all baking finished, just liveries to add and then send off for weathering.
RNA: Both the cut down and full body versions of these are complete with some final weathering to be completed.
Good progress has been made around finishing off the Post BR pack and we're really happy to have added an extra texture artist to the team which should mean the weathering and completion of this pack shouldn't take too long.
We're always on the lookout to add more talented modellers, route builders and scenario authors to the team. If you think you've got something to offer feel free to get in touch.