Trainz 2009 Build 44653 Serial 29l _BEST_
Trainz software releases or equivalently Trainz Retail releases or Trainz retail versions follow the common software industry practices of assigning releases version numbers paired to 'Marketing Names' as Major Releases of Retail base packages (to draw a parallel case, consider another more familiar family of software: each of Microsoft Windows Operating system Retail Releases: Windows 1.0, Windows 2.0, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, ..., Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 & Windows 10), any one of which per industry practices, might also then have applicable bug fix 'Hot fixes' and other less urgent change patches (generally adding capabilities and/or also making operational tweaks or fixing additional lesser serious bugs and those providing additional user feedback generated 'new' features) called Service Packs. To manage a series of such software & dependent (supporting) data files collections, programmers use a serial number system, in Trainz called the code build number, build number, or Code Version number. Note that both each element in a software system (DLL, EXE, supporting data files such as images, scripts) each have some sort of serialization, or their own code build numbers, and the resulting overall distributed collection, a 'build', is given an overall code build identifier for the entire mix.
Trainz 2009 Build 44653 Serial 29l
This version incorporating many technical advances, not least among them the vaunted Trainz interactive industries and interactive rolling stock assets. It also established the Trainz Download Station in the internet searchable version whose descendant is today's Trainz DLS Whitepages edition. Many Trainzers held for year after year that TRS2004 was the best Trainz release ever, but time has occluded the memories that it had many growing pains as evidenced by the four service packs. While many of the new data model features were introduced in Trainz UTC, they weren't fully implemented until in 2004. By the 2005 release of TRS2006, Auran began fault testing to a much greater extent, including warning messages that now obsolescent tags should be removed. So after SP4, trainz-build code value 2.4 (V2.4), Auran finally had the extensible product that made users fans. TRS2004.exe (the Launcher module of the release commonly known as TRS2004) provided no integrated data management module. It has a module called ContentManager.exe, but it left much to be desired; at it's heart, it could only list data with very coarse sorting and display abilities. A third-party utility, TrainzObjects by Terry Franks did the best job at asset management and organization in the era until TRS2006's Content Manager Plus (with similar features) supplanted it. Each Trainz release since has a version of Content Manager; though its appearance and operation changed dramatically with the release of references.
The following builds exist for TS2009, called the 'World Building Edition' because of upgrades of Surveyor with several new tools such as replace all and the 'Pick List' and tool extensions such as the combined modes of terrain shaping tools with a selected region. Where patches are available, these are noted beside the build number. TS2009-SP4 lacks only multiplayer capabilities and 'Native Mode' (64 bit data handling) relative to TS2010-SP4's improvements, both co-introducing and strategically adopting the major dependence on TadDaemon, Route and Session Layers, SpeedTrees, and allowing compatibility mode or native mode.
With the issuance of Trainz 2010: Engineer's Edition, N3V Games continued the user-unfriendly practice of not giving unique names to their Trainz.exe files, which would minimize registry confusion. This is even worse because both launcher and loader are Trainz.exe, one in the installations' root, one in the \bin directory. TS10 introduced newer speedtrees tech and multiplayer, as well as somewhat more advanced graphics rendering and was accompanied by a new group of canned routes and tutorials, finally abandoning many stalwart routes found from TRS2004 through TS2009. At the same time, TS2009-SP4 and TS2010-SP3 and SP4 all generate Trainz-build v3.3 tech level assets.
The following builds exist for TS12. Where patches are available, these are noted beside the build number. From TS2009 mid-releases, auto-patching of upgrades became more and more reliable as bug fixes to the patching suite of software were unearthed and fixed, so auto-patching since has been the norm.[note 15]