The InterCity-Express, or ICE, was introduced by Deutsche Bahn in 1991 to run high-speed passenger services across a broad network linking such German cities as Frankfurt, Mannheim, Hamburg and Dusseldorf. With a top speed of 186mph (300kph), the ICE was a huge leap forward for passengers with journey times being reduced significantly. With 14 cars per set, these 410-metre long trains have been produced in 5 different versions since their introduction, with the later ICE –T and ICE-TD featuring tilting technology for faster cornering. However, the original ICE-1 sets have now been refurbished to include more refined interior fittings and electric power sockets for the passengers. All are air-conditioned and include special on-board boosters to improve mobile/cell phone reception while traveling. The ICE for Train Simulator 2012, developed by Virtual Railroads, recreates the original ICE-1 series of trains introduced in 1991 and includes accurate controls (including automatic drive and brake system), passenger view, moveable cab blinds and a variety of scenarios to let you put this powerhouse through its paces.
Train Simulator 2012: Intercity-Express Add-On System Requirements
14 Nov 2012 - Specs reviewed
OS: Win Xp 32
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz / AMD Athlon XP 3000+
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5450 256MB or NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GS
PC System Analysis For Train Simulator 2012: Intercity-Express Add-On Requirements
Your PC will need a graphics card thats as powerful as a GeForce GT 230/Radeon HD 6550D and it should be paired with either a Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000+/Celeron E1200 Dual-Core 1.6GHz CPU to match the Train Simulator 2012: Intercity-Express Add-On recommended system specs. This PC setup will deliver 60 Frames Per Second on High graphics settings on 1080p monitor resolution. You should also have 2 GB system memory for min specs. You will require a DirectX 9 GPU. To summarise, Train Simulator 2012: Intercity-Express Add-On needs around a 10 year old PC to play at recommended settings.