TS2014 CSX EMD SD80MAC Traction and Dynamic Braking Physics Mod

This is the SD80MAC Tractive Effort Curve and Dynamic Braking Effort Curve Modification pack.


In order to utilize this freeware physics upgrade, you must have purchased the "CSX SD80MAC Loco Add-On" pack avaliable at Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/277...


This is a freeware pack; in no way is it to be used for commercial purposes. You are free, however to further modify the physics enhancements found in this pack for personal use if you so choose.


THIS IS NOT A SOUND UPGRADE PACK. Physics adjustments made around the existing sounds


The purpose of this pack is to adjust the TE and Braking Effort values for more realistic operation.


Parameter Change Log:

  1. Adjusted Tractive Effort and Braking Effort curves based on data found here:

  2. http://web.archive.org/web/2004111416...

  3. http://thecrhs.org/Information/SD80MA...

  4. Increased locomotive weight to 432,101.6 lbs (196 metric tons) for better adhesion characteristics.

  5. Modified HUD ammeter readings so that 1 amp = 1000 lbs of tractive or braking effort.

  6. Maximum tractive amps should be 185 from 0-8.5 mph (185,000 lbs of TE); maximum braking amps should be 96 from 17.4 mph down to 0.5 mph (96,000 of braking effort).


IMPORTANT; Install Instructions


  1. Locate SD80MACPack01 (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\SD80MACPack01)

  2. Open the .ap file with .7zip and drag all files in the .7zip window into the directory from step one.

  3. Highlight all folders in directory from step one, and go to properties, uncheck the read only box and click apply. 3b. If step three is not completed properly, the mod will not install.

  4. Open DTG_CSX_SD80MAC_Traction_and_Dynamic_Brake_Physics_Mod.rar

  5. Open your directory until you are here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\RailWorks\Assets\DTG\SD80MACPack01\RailVehicles\Diesel\SD80MAC\CSX

  6. Drag both file folders from the .rar in step four into the directory you opened in step 5.

  7. Overwrite when prompted.

  8. The installation should be complete. Run TS2014 to check.

  9. If installation is botched or does not work, to back up to original files, repeat steps 1 and 2.

Thank you for downloading and installing.


Enjoy =)