TrainPlayer Software has announced the release of TrainPlayer-TrackLayer 3.2, a new version of its “virtual railroading” software for Mac OS X. It’s priced starting at $30.
Major new features include easy integration with RailModeller, a track CAD program from MacRailSoft. You can design layouts in RailModeller and convert them to a running TrainPlayer layout.
Also new are Linked Layouts, which lets you build layouts where trains can travel from one to the next. A scripting capability has been added for operating trains and layouts, a recording facility lets you capture moves and operations, and a sample is included which shows you an automated day of work on the Turtle Creek Central. A new Choosers dialog enables you to browse and download layouts, car types and sounds from linked Web collections.
TrainPlayer requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later. A free demo is available. Upgrades from the previous Mac release are also available starting at $25.