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I am interested in Public Transportation games for PCs and Mobile phones that gets us to understand transportation for rail, bus, cars and pedestrians. Especially interesting are those with Malaysia or KL maps as the scenario.

I appreciate your suggestions on this. And I will start with one suggestion.

(1) Mini Metro - http://dinopoloclub.com/minimetro/ - The Alpha is still free for web browsers PCs and Macs (only London subway). Early release paid beta is now available for PCs and Macs, costing about RM22 (USD6.99) including London, Paris, New York subways. Is has yet to be released for Androids and iPhones.
 

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Short intro on Mini Metro, http://dinopoloclub.com/minimetro/ .

Mini Metro is an upcoming minimalistic subway layout game. Your small city starts with only three unconnected stations. Your task is to draw routes between the stations to connect them with subway lines. Everything but the line layout is handled automatically; trains run along the lines as quickly as they can, and the commuters decide which trains to board and where to make transfers.

However the city is constantly growing, along with the transport needs of its population. How long can you keep the subway system running before it grinds to a halt?

Mini Metro is coming to PC, Mac, Ubuntu, iPad, and Android tablets in mid-2014.
What I like best about Mini Metro is that it really shows how difficult it is to get a good set of LRT routes that will serves the diverse and changing passenger demands for each area/station.

The alpha version only provides one base map, London, with the distinctive Thames river serving as background and barrier to LRT easy expansion. I can see our Klang and Gombak rivers serving as same background for KL.

Other reviews:
* http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/03/10/mini-metro-subway-game/ 10 March 2014
* http://www.humantransit.org/2014/03/the-lessons-of-mini-metro.html 8 March 2014
* http://transportblog.co.nz/2014/03/07/mini-metro-say-goodbye-to-your-time/ 7 March 2014
* http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/4/5470706/if-youve-ever-wanted-to-design-a-subway-map-play-mini-metro 4 March 2014

Currrent version is Alpha 11 on 1 May 2014.
 

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^^ Yes......I was hooked with it 2 months back! :lol:

Anyway I used to play A-Train from Maxis Interactive (ppl whom made Sims)........just started playing it again 2 weeks back when I installed a DOS-emulator :D
 

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This is a great game and the final version will no doubt be better.

There's a trial version that can be played on a browser after downloading a widget.

Anyone who has ever marvelled at the Harry Beck Underground map and its derivatives will enjoy it.
 

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Hmmsim on the apple and Da Droid , basically it's a BVE emulator on phone .
Just recently they started to have the function advertised .
 

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Hmmsim on the apple and Da Droid , basically it's a BVE emulator on phone .
Just recently they started to have the function advertised .
Watched a video of Hmmsim play. And viewed http://www.jeminie.net . Default metro is Korean Seoul metro. Did you use it to simulate Sinhapore or Hong Kong metros too? Is KL ones available?
 

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play simcity la.. I am still playing Sim City 4 until now..because of Skycrapercity forum..I am try to build city with fully intergrated of public transport..HSR, LRT, SUB-URBAN RAIL, FERRY, BUS.. here is some picture of my own design city.. Elmine city..

 

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Bringing here discussion about Mini Metro from another thread (MRT1) ...

Also by building alternative line or transport system will make the urban rail to be more efficient.

Not sure you guys play the railway games before or not. If not mistaken someone posted the game in this forum... a game that you design the railway line and try to make sure the passenger can travel smoothly. If the passenger stuck too long in certain station (inefficient system) you will game over.

The theory is simple... at first you can build few urban line. When the passenger increase you could either increase frequency, extend train's length or build another line. The first two option have its limit and the passenger won't travel smoothly because not all passenger from that line wanted to go off from same line's station. In other word not all MRT 1 line passenger wanted to go off in MRT 1 station, instead they might want to go off in MRT 2 or LRT line station thus they will need to transit in a transit station.

When the passenger keep increasing... the transit station will be chaotic if you just focus on expanding the capacity of same line. Thus the best option is to build a new line to dilute the passenger crowd. The passenger will show which station they want to go off and you could know how to build the new line. In other word, make a detailed survey of the passenger and know their final destination and then build a new line according to the survey. It will make the whole transport system to be more efficient and the crowd will disappear more quickly.

Lets make an example, if 40% of Kajang people wanted to go Puchong and Putrajaya and Cyberjaya.. their only option is to take MRT 1 and transit somewhere else to reach their destination. However if the government realise this much crowd in kajang wanted to go to putrajaya and Puchong... they might just build a whole new line direct link these places together. Soon you will realise passenger are happy and crowd in MRT 1 line will get relief instantly.

However to do all these... the capacity of the whole line must be almost full or already full. This means there are already lots of people using urban transport system and it is more justifiable and sustainable to build a whole new line instead of expanding the same line. :cheers: Thats what I learn from playing that game. Hehehe
The game is called Mini Metro http://dinopoloclub.com/minimetro/ running on PC (RM23/Steam) and web browsers (free). It is a game based on very simplified managing of increasing transit demand/capacity ...
(1) Add new lines and necessary first train
(2) Extend old lines
(3) Extend trains by adding carriages
(4) Increase frequency by adding additional train on each line
(5) Change routing of the lines to optimise the network
Do try. It's fun. I love it. I bought the PC version for its additional features.
Didn't expect a game recommendation from this forum :lol:
Would you like it better if it is termed "simplified transit simulation tool" or "transit planner training simulator" or ilk. A respected transit planner, Jarrett Walker also recommended it.
Oh I like it fine sabre23t, it's just unexpected is all :lol: It does tie in to my plan to upgrade my PC to play more games like Cities: Skylines, GTA V, GMod and Fallout 4
 

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And discussion about Cities Skyline from another thread (also MRT1) ...
Arghh..cities skyline..one of the best city simulator games after simcity 4..I am play it on my Asus Laptop..A42J, intel i3, ATI radeon..can run but not smoothly..sorry for OOTD...haha..just excited that found other person that intrested in this type of games..ok lets continue back to our discussion..hoho
Ooh I've bought all the expansion packs but it taxes my laptop
 
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