ZDSimulator 5.0.0 released!

ZDSimulator v5.0.0 has been released! The newest version contains greater number of changes than we introduced in previous updates. Most of the graphic concerns were eliminated and a few improvements were made. See full change log below.

As always we recommend everybody to update to the latest v5.0.0 (direct download link). Should you have any questions or issues please feel free to send us an email: support@zdsimulator.com.ua

You will need to update your activation key as your authorization codes will change with the new version. You can request a key using our webform or send us an email (include your new authorization code) in case the form doesn't work out for you. Please note, it may take up to 24 hours for us to reply, given the large amount of queries.

Change log below:

Version 5.0.0
New features and improvements:
  • added smoke for all diesel locomotives
  • added monitor zoom in 2ES5K loco
  • horn and whistle switched controls: horn is now accessed with [B], whistle with [Space]
  • hints system in Beginner mode improved
  • traction and current characteristics reworked for 2TE10U, added fuel consumption design
  • animated temperature and pressure sensors in 2TE10U
  • improved sounds of 2TE10U
  • added new control tumbler for diesel locomotives 2TE10U, M62 and TEP70. Accessed with [Shift]+[U]
  • added levels of detail (LOD), turned on at 300m distance. 
  • added car swinging on the move
  • added new parameter "Texture compression" along with "Compatibility mode" to the first tab of ZDSimulator launcher window. Allows to run the simulator on older computers.
  • added new menu interface in the simulator, allowing configuration during the game
  • added an option to insert electronic clocks of different colors and sizes in route editor. They will show time in-game.
  • improved textures in ChS2K
  • added maneuvers parameter to the first line of scenario files, identical to the maneuvers parameter in the launcher window
  • added new cabin model in ED4M with classic console
  • added control panel accessible with mouse for ChS4, ChS4 KVR, ChS4T, ChS8. The panel will display when mouse cursor is dragged to the lower left corner of the screen
  • added route Kovel-Sivertsy to the free version. No restrictions for this route
  • compressor for 2TE10U
  • changed the sound of oil circulation in TEP70
  • added zoom in/out in-game via [Ctrl]+Mwheel
  • track profile was further improved by adding traffic lights, platforms and crossings
  • dynamic shadows are now supported. They will be displayed with new objects only
  • improved sounds on ChS8
Bug fixes:
  • fixed discrepancies in the cabin model of ChS4 KVR 
  • fixed projector lightning during maneuvers
  • fixed excessive chattering of the train on rail joints
  • fixed a bug with auxiliary units sound missing on their launch in VL80t 
  • fixed a bug with passing locomotive signal being ignored, it changes to red now after passing another loco
  • fixed the times of sunset and dawn during winter, now corresponds to reality
  • fixed a bug with batteries on ChS4, ChS4 KVR and ChS4t when automation 801 is turned off
  • fixed current display on the monitor of ChS2K