Hello gold miners!
We have all waited patiently for this… It is time to grab your mining equipment, locomotives and rolling stock because we have just released the new industry chain, the new community-requested locomotive, and a few other awesome changes for you all to enjoy.
The Winter Update is now officially released on the Beta Branch!
Let’s go through the snow! ❄️
Ride your first locomotive through the snowy landscape of the new winter map, “Aurora Falls”
! Discover the environment with its great white mountains and expansive grassy plains, which offer stunning views while riding your favorite locomotive. You can find lakes, rivers and waterfalls
scattered across the entire map and even experience illuminating polar lights
I’m here to sell some gold! 🪙
The Gold Industry
consists of 5 buildings. The Gold Mine
and the Dredge
form the first step in the chain, providing gold ore that can be processed into refined gold at the Stamp Mill
. At the Gold Smelter
, the refined gold gets cast into gold ingots, which you can sell at the Railway Express Agency
for some good money.
Make yourself at home!
Come in and see the beautiful interiors we have created for the Stamp Mill and for the Railway Express Agency, aka our first station ever! ✌️
How will I transport all these ingots?
New rolling stock has been added to the game, designed to meet the transportational needs of the new Gold Industry! This includes our new D&RG High Side Gondola
, Side Dump Ore Car
and the DSP&P Mail-Baggage car
, which complement the new locomotive perfectly. Additionally, they come with different customization options, so that you can make them all your own!
How strong do you want to be? D&RG Class 125 ➔ 😎
Did someone ask for a strong locomotive? Check out the new Denver & Rio Grande Class 125
, which is currently the largest and most powerful locomotive in the game! It surpasses the other engines by far in terms of tractive effort by having over 28,000 lbf
, while also weighing in at more than 125,000 lbs! It was designed by Baldwin in 1903 and revolutionized narrow-gauge railroading
, being an earlier version of the famous narrow-gauge locomotives K-27. It especially stands out with its vauclain compound cylinders, an outside framing for its drive wheels and a 2-8-2 wheel arrangement
, which is also the first of its kind in Railroads Online!
Still not convinced?
If you’re into customization, this engine is also a very good choice. The Class 125 comes with 5 different paints, 7 different smokestacks and 10 different headlights to choose from! It is quite expensive though, so you might need to save some bucks.
Ready to step up your game with this loco?
Your quality of life is improving!
We are excited to announce some changes coming to multiplayer this patch. Our partners at BlackSheep have fixed the long running issue that is popcorning! This effect made it look like cars and engines were popping off the rails and it only got worse the larger the server was. We also did some other bugfixes, which you can find listed in the change log at the end of this posting.
To ensure that no potential major issues will occur on the Main Branch, we have decided to release the update on the Beta Branch initially, where you can try everything out and give us your feedback! Until we release the final version to the Main Branch, our team will work on resolving any significant bugs that may arise, based on your feedback.
You can support us in this time by reporting any bugs you can find! Check out our “support-center” on the Railroads Online Discord for details!
We are on the road to delivering a better experience for you as players! That's why we will push more multiplayer fixes as well as fixes for performance issues over the next several months, so stay tuned for that! We are aware also of some current desync and stuttering issues when running trains as a client and we are working on providing a fix.
The complete change log for version 0.8.0.0.0
Added snow accumulation effect
- Added new map Aurora Falls
- Alaska-themed map
- Partially snow covered
- Added sound reverb to map
- Sounds the best in valleys and by mountains
When selecting the snow weather
You will see the snow start to take over the map, different snow settings will allow for slower/faster accumulations.
Snow will melt once you change off of a snow effect.
Use the West Side Lumber plow to clean your rails
We plan on added more plow types in the near future
Snow is removable in both single player and multiplayer
The effect is available on Pine Valley and Aurora Falls
Added new rail types
All existing rail types now have a snow ballast and snow covered rails
You can pick these when you start construction of new rails
Alternatively the regular dirt ballast will change over snow covered once you change the weather
Perma snow covered looks the best on Aurora FAlls
Added the D&RG Class 125 Locomotive
Built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1903
Is a 2-8-2 Mikado
Has 28,246 Lbs of tractive effort
Has 5 paint choices
Added D&RG High Side Gondola
Built by American Car & Foundry Co in 1898-1906
Can Hold Iron Ore, gold ore and Coal 22 units of each
Has 4 paint choices
Added Side Dump Ore Car
Built by Pacific Car & Foundry
Can hold Iron ore, Coal and Gold ore 6 of each type
Has 5 paint choices
Added DSP&P Mail-Baggage car #110-112
Built by Union Pacific in 1880
Can hold 16 refined gold and can hold 5 gold safes
Has 2 color choices
Added new industry chain gold
Railway Express Agency (Not a prop)
For unloading Gold Ingots
Quality of Life:
- Added new construction UI
- Added a Radial Menu that can be accessed with middle mouse button
- New UI is streamlined and cleaned up from the big box in the upper right corner of the screen
- Removed orange background box around the driving UI (it is still a placeholder and will be replaced with the UI Update)
- More UI changes will arrive soon
Fixed the engine shed doors displaying water level
- Fixed the popcorning effect that was happening in multiplayer
- Thanks to our partners at BlackSheep we are able to deliver very early fixes to stabilize the game. Over the next months we will slowly add in fixes and performance changes.
- Note: there is some slight desync issues going on still in multiplayer and some stuttering when running trains as clients, we are aware of this and are working hard with BlackSheep to fix the issues
Fixed an issue where you couldn’t use W and S to operate a locomotive while in the 3rd person UI
Fixed an issue with re-railing carrying momentum when trying to re-rail
Fixed an issue when having a controller plugged in, it would override mouse controls
Fixed missing water tower animation
Fixed an issue with the telegraph poles
They no longer double up on save loads
They also no longer have gaps after save loads
Fixed an issue with the sand house having inverted spout movement
Also fixed the ladder on the sand house
A new devlog has arrived!
You want to see everything in action first and get additional details about the update? Then check out the devlog that was released just yesterday!
Enjoy the new update! We’re so excited to read your feedback!
Your Railroads Online Team