Version 4.2 comes right on the heels of 4.1, but is a major
step forward. The new version features a long-awaited revamp of the entire
graphics system, so that you can zoom in as close as you like, even on the
largest layouts, without using up memory or seeing a blank screen or sacrificing
performance. Scrolling has been optimized. Highlights are faster --
the train no longer jerks when you throw a switch. This all came together
faster than we thought, so here it is.
Revamped graphics! Infinite
zoom, smoother performance, better appearance
grab the view and drag it around with the hand cursor, just like in a map
specify sizes of individual cars rather than settling for the
defaults -- the way it used to work
choose your favorite background color for a blank layout and another for the
area outside it
many small fixes and enhancements, as detailed in the
New features are documented in the help system where
see What's New in 4.2 in the contents.
Version 4.2 is a free upgrade from 4.1 or 4.2. Users of earlier versions
get some features free, others cost extra. For details, see
How To Upgrade below.
If you are new to TrainPlayer, see
How To Buy.
Down to the rivets, with no loss of memory or blank
Background colors! Your
choices for layout and window background.
And more! Bug fixes,
small enhancements, the usual smoothing and
|How to Buy
welcome! Grab a credit card and click one:
TrainPlayer 4.2 /
OPERATOR with Ops
TrackLayer 4.2 /
BUILDER with Ops
TrainPlayer / OPERATOR -- for running trains on pre-built
layouts. Includes TrainPlayer, standard
layouts and car collections, 101 Track Plans,
ops, scripting tools. TrackLayer / BUILDER -- for building
and running layouts. Includes all the above plus:
track tools, scenery toolkit, premium
layouts and cars.
Click takes you to the checkout page, where a credit
card will be required.
Purchase includes free e-mail support, free updates
with bug fixes and enhancements until next major
|How to Upgrade
thank you! If you are running 4.x, you can upgrade free to 4.2.
If you have an earlier version, you can still upgrade
free and get
many new features. For the full Ops system, there
is a $29 charge*. To proceed:
|1. Click to
download and install 4.2 ==>
2. After you start the program, check the Purchase Upgrade
on the Help menu -- it will indicate whether there is an
upgrade available and for how much.
(since 8/1/11) -- you are entitled to
a free upgrade. Send e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org to request your license.
Features free with 4.2 upgrade: Industries, Loads,
Yards, Interchanges, Default Car Sets.
Features in the $29 Ops upgrade: Switchlists, Waybills,
Generators, Ops Windows, Ops Wizard, Color Codes.
Requirements. Programs run under
Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7. An
internet connection is useful but not essential -- you
need one to browse and download content from the web,
but you can run without it when using content from your
disk or DVD. Disk space: you need only about 30MB
to install the program files, but will want more than
that to download content from web or DVD -- around 6 GB for the full content.
on DVD. Products are available on DVD for
a $10 shipping charge. This includes all
purchased content, so no download
is needed. To request a DVD, use the Shipping
drop-down menu on the checkout page ==>
Version 4.2 DVD's will be shipping around Dec 10, 2011.
License agreement. Our license
agreement is displayed during install and reproduced in
the Readme file. It says you are allowed to
install the program on as many computers as you like, as
long as you don't sell or give away the license key.