What about trains,

I’m pretty sure Asobo originally said trains would be in and part of the live traffic system along with boats (also not yet implemented)

I think the ground traffic needs some attention either way, it was much better implemented in Xplane years ago.

Hmmm, let me ponder the necessity of having trains in the flightsim…

With maritime traffic, road traffic, GA traffic, Airline traffic, animal traffic…then why not?

I dunno… I’ve had X-Plane since version 9 and the road traffic, even in version 11, still has some really bizarre behavior. The police cars are a nice touch, even though I have clocked them at over 200 mph before. lol

At all performance eater. But honestly, I would be glad to see real maritime traffic (via API) like https://www.vesselfinder.com/

And at night if they added shooting stars based on real time shooting stars…I wonder if thats even possible.

Not saying Xplane has perfect traffic, we have to expect that vehicles will pass through each other at junctions (AI to get realistic traffic would be way too costly for a flight sim) and that we still get some yoyoing vehicles here and there but at least they don’t pass through each other on the same side of the road travelling different directions, they drive on the correct side of the road for the nation you are in, they don’t fly in mid air, they don’t disappear underground, they don’t spawn in front of you, the headlights can be seen from the air (looks great at night with traffic snaking down the byways in the distance), they don’t climb over crossovers - and we have trains!

The only thing MFS implements better is more realistic cornering. (not jerking at 45% angles)
That is a bit sad it is so far behind something that ahs been around in another flight sim for years when it is so far ahead in other regards.

Not a priority but would nice to some of the basic bugs fixed.

Is that a TBM Avenger waiting for the train to pass?

I’d rather have shipping first - they’re way more noticeable than trains. Global AI Ship Traffic was one of the absolute best mods for P3D - added so much to the immersion. ( almost 200 ship models and vector shipping routes for most of the world )

That being said - it is fun to see AI trains in XPlane from time to time. :wink:

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I was just about to suggest ships. They would add so much to an otherwise desolate ocean. Especially if they went the extra mile and used the legit shipping lanes. Not taking anything away from the train suggestion, because that is a must too.

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We will need a good model of a P-38 or a P-47. For strafing. :rofl:

What about overland VFR?

How about working and realistic ATC, working real weather first? I want to have “simulation” first and a game later.

agree but then ship traffic is not more impoertant thnan train :wink:

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Its all about making the virtual world look like a living breathing space so I too would like to see a lot more in the way of ships, trains and some work on the road traffic too which is a bit half hearted at the moment in my opinion.

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Because trains aren’t doing the unpredictable things that road traffic does they are surely a comparatively easy thing for the developers to do? I understand how difficult things like seasons might be difficult to implement, but trains? Even if the trains weren’t perfect from the start it wouldn’t really matter. The road traffic certainly isn’t perfect but it still enhances the reality of the sim, especially from higher up.

Please, please move trains up the list!