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Steam Sounds Supreme Road and Rail Sound Enhancement Pack

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The Road and Rail Sound Enhancement Pack brings forth many realism fixes that have been needed for a long time for Train Simulator. Some of the issues corrected by this pack have been present since the original incarnation of the game, Rail Simulator, which is now six years old. The choice of which enhancements you want to install and to which DLCs etc you want to install them is entirely yours, as each one has an .rwp for each DLC (and the core game) that you can apply individually. Each one will work totally independently, so there is no need to install any requirements for any of the fixes. Bridge and tunnel reverb: This was the fix that started the pack off. You will very likely have noticed that, with EFX turned on in your game options, you get a deafening, migraine inducing roar whenever you're in a tunnel! You will probably have also noticed that going under a bridge sounds like you're driving a train through a swimming pool! This pack fixes that problem. You can choose from two types of reverb effect, one with more echo and one with less. While, due to the way Train Simulator 2014 itself works, it was not possible to achieve an effect as realistic as I desired, you will definitely notice a significant improvement both when going under bridges and through tunnels. I have made patches both for all default routes and for all RSC DLCs except inappropriate ones. For example, I have not changed the tunnel sounds on Kent High Speed (HS1), as I know from experience they are very loud! Most other routes have been changed, though. Each has its own .rwp file. Version 1 has more echo, and Version 2 has less echo. Please be aware that in the pack trailer, Version 1 does not appear to have the same tunnel "roar" volume reductions as Version 2. This was fixed after the trailer was produced. Current compatibility: Pre-TS2013 default routes (Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway and East Coast Main Line - both in 1 package) Brighton Main Line Falmouth Branch Great Eastern Main Line Settle to Carlisle Western Lines of Scotland Woodhead Kent High Speed (bridges only) Track joint fixes: Those of you with good railway knowledge and a good ear may notice that on most routes with fishplate track, the track joints sound too far apart. This pack also includes corrections to that, again for default routes and DLC routes. Steam era routes have been set to 60ft track joints. The Isle of Wight has been set to 45ft, and I've included both a 60ft track joint and a continuous welded track option for the Settle - Carlisle, as work has in recent years been done to replace much if not all of the fishplate track along that route. The default routes have their own .rwp file, as does each applicable DLC route. Current compatibility: Pre-TS2013 default routes (Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway and East Coast Main Line - both in 1 package) Falmouth Branch Isle of Wight Settle to Carlisle Western Lines of Scotland Woodhead Traffic sounds: While newer DLC routes either have no traffic at all or have new traffic sounds, the default routes and the Brighton Main Line both share the same overpowering road traffic sounds. This pack also addresses that issue, providing both default routes and the Brighton Main Line with much more realistic traffic sounds that, rather than suddenly appearing out of the blue and then disappearing again when the vehicles get fare away, fade in and out according to how far away from you the vehicles are. They are also much quieter, so you can enjoy stations with roads nearby, Midsomer Norton on the S&D for example, without the hugely irritating loudness of traffic spoiling the nice country air! Please note: the experience described is what I had when I started developing this pack. My testers have reported different things: some say their traffic had no sound at all, and others say it already had sound fading on it but was too loud. What has been universally confirmed by my testers is that after applying these changes, their road ve...