Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 1/10 [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 10 [1000]
- Online: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: < 2 hours [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Missable achievements: None [level select]
- Does difficulty affect achievements: No
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed: No

  • DLC: Sci-Fi Pack
    • Difficulty: 1/10
    • Time to 500: 45-60 minutes
    • Unobtainable: None


Introduction:
Jump into the ultimate toy sandbox and build the train set of your dreams! Create colourful railway systems, decorate beautiful towns, transport commuting passengers, and even ride your train in first-person.

Abbreviated Walkthrough:
Once you start the game you'll want to complete the tutorial to unlock "Elementree school". There really is no story so you can focus on choosing a level and working on achievements. From here you can unlock the following achievements:

  • "Sapling"
  • "Spruce up the room"
  • "Transcontinental railway"
  • "I choo choo choose you"
  • "Off the rails"
  • "Maple goodness"

Once you get those out of the way focus on playing both levels with passenger mode which will unlock you the following achievements:

  • "On the right track"
  • "Riding the rails"
  • "Good Service on all lines"

Sci-Fi Pack DLC

"Return to the rails with Tracks: The Train Set Game: Sci-Fi Pack! Expand your toybox with over 30 items to use in your worlds. Look to the stars and take your train set further than ever before with new buildings, passengers, vehicles and a rocket train. Why not create an uncharted world with the new space rover, UFO, asteroid and alien? Perhaps take a giant leap for mankind with the new moon base, flag, craters and moon lander? Tracks' already expansive toy sandbox has just got bigger. This is a great opportunity to revisit the brilliantly relaxing toy train set builder and hop back into the driver’s seat." - microsoft.com

This paid DLC adds five achievements for 500. Everything will be done on the level 'Moon' in 'Free Play' (choosing Free Play is not necessary as this is the only mode available for this level). None of the achievements are difficult as they mainly just require you to place objects in the playing area, but getting used to the controls might take a little time. Also, if you want to, you can clear the track after each achievement or just continue along in a different location of the playing area. Completing this DLC should only take about an hour, give or take.

Conclusion:
A fun and easy train simulation game that shouldn't give you any trouble what so ever. Enjoy the music while you build your way to an easy completion!

[XBA would like to thank Spanish Assault for this Roadmap]

[XBA would like to thank bLaKgRaVy and UntilTammaroYT for the DLC Roadmap]

Tracks: The Train Set Game Achievement Guide

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There are 15 achievements with a total of 1500 points

  • Sapling

     

    100

    Save a file containing 100 pieces of track

    Select the Modern Apartment level. From the pause menu, choose to load a map and choose the "Roller Coaster" save. Once the save loads up, save it as a new map and the achievement will unlock.

  • Finish the tutorial

    Starting the Clear level will begin the tutorial. While it's recommended that you interact with the tutorial to learn the basic functions of the game, you can also skip through most of the prompts by pressing and .

  • Place 20 decorations from the spawn menu

    Once you complete the tutorial, press and select 20 different decorations and place them anywhere on the map. Once you place all 20 the achievement will unlock.

  • Deliver your first passenger to their destination

    Refer to "Good Service on all lines" for more information.

  • Complete the first objective in Passenger mode

    Refer to "Good Service on all lines" for more information.

  • Finish every objective in Passenger mode

    Passenger mode is currently only available on two levels (Modern Apartment and Bedroom). In the start menu, select one of these levels, and once it loads, select Passenger mode. The idea of Passenger mode is to place platforms near the passengers, build your track towards them to pick them up, and deliver them to the proper station. You spawn platforms by pressing and selecting and placing the platform. For the most part this shouldn't give you too much trouble. A couple of tips:

    • While in train mode, you can hold to reset your train back to the beginning point. The train will respawn with passengers in it.
    • Pressing up on the moves your train forward and press down on the stops and moves the train in reverse.
    • Pressing changes your track piece to a raised piece to make your track elevate, builds lowered track pieces.
    • On the Modern Apartment level, you will have to "jump" five times with the adventurer passengers before the station you can drop them off at respawns. If you let your train fall off the tracks, that counts as a jump. Simply keep respawning the train and driving it off the tracks.

    As you work toward this achievement you will unlock "Riding the rails" and "On the right track".

    Alternate Method:
    There is simpler way to pick up passengers that involves minimal building and makes unlocking this achievement a lot quicker.

    After you place a platform and the passengers enter it, hold and a menu will appear. Select 'Start Point' and a flag will spawn. Move it to either end of the platform and keep pressing until it is in the direction you want it to go for the train to pick up the passengers. When that's done, press to place the flag.

    Hold again and select 'Reset'. This will spawn the train at the flag in the direction you chose. The train will come to a complete stop at which time all the passengers will board. After they have, move across the room to the station and repeat the procedure (placing a flag and 'resetting' the train). When the train spawns, it will stop at the station and the passengers will disembark.

    Just keep repeating this procedure until you have completed both rooms.

    Refer to this video by forum member UntilTammaroYT at the [5:55] mark for a visual of this procedure.

  • Visit every environment

    Just load up each level to unlock this achievement. Levels are:

    • Clear
    • Clear (night)
    • Modern Apartment
    • Apartment (night)
    • Bedroom
    • Bedroom (night)
  • Pull the steam whistle around the Christmas presents

    Select the Bedroom (night) level and build your track around the Christmas tree. Once you do, press to go into train mode and ride your train around the Christmas tree. While doing so, press while looking at your whistle to sound the whistle and unlock the achievement.

  • Ride a train off the edge of the world

    Load up the Bedroom level. Build your track up to the table and stop when you come to the edge. Now in train mode start your train on its way. Once it falls off the table it will keep going off into the distance until it disappears, unlocking the achievement.

  • Ride the train around the pancakes

    Load up the Bedroom level. Build your track up to the table and loop it around the pancakes. Enter train mode and ride the train around the pancakes and the achievement will unlock.

DLC: Sci-Fi Pack

There are 5 achievements with a total of 500 points

  • Get 10 seconds of air time on the Moon

    Press to open the spawn menu. In the 'Construction' group, 5th object from the left is 'Corkscrew'. Select it and place in the playing area. Select the same object and position it above the previous one and press to connect them. Repeat this about 20 times total so you have a tower of corkscrew track.

    Next, with the cursor at the very top on the track, hold to open the 'train menu'. Select 'Start Point' and position the flag about a train's length away from the edge. Before placing it, keep pressing to rotate the flag so the arrow points in the direction of the end of the track, then place it.

    With the cursor at the top of the track, hold again and select 'Reset'. This will reset the train's position to where the flag was placed, and if it was done correctly, it should be at the very end of the corkscrew track (the flag will be at the back of the train). With the train placed, press (not hold) to enter 'Drive Mode' and press up on to start moving. This will cause the train to fall off the end of the track and drop to the ground level, unlocking the achievement.

    Note: It is possible that the achievement will unlock either before you move the train or before the train hits the ground.

  • 1969

     

    100

    Recreate the moon landing shot and use the camera to take a photo

    Press to open the spawn menu. Every object you need to select will be in the 'Sci-Fi' group of objects.

    Select 'Lunar Lander' (12th object from the left) and place it in the playing area. Next, you need to place two astronauts and a flag in front of the lander. Then select 'Flag 1' (23rd object from the left) and place it. Finally, select 'EVA Suit' (6th object from the right) and place two of them next to the flag.

    Go back in the spawn menu and select 'Camera' (22nd object from the left) and choose a spot in front of but away from the objects (about a track's length away). Before you press to place it, press to rotate the camera until it is facing the objects, then place it.

    With everything set up, move the cursor onto the camera and press to snap a photo.

  • Take an alien passenger from a crashed UFO to a station

    From the starting point, place down four or five pieces of straight track, one curving to the left or right then another four or five pieces of straight track.

    Press to open the spawn menu. In the 'Passengers' group, select 'Regular Station' and place it, facing the track (press to rotate it), at the end opposite from the train. Open the spawn menu again and select 'Platform' from the same group. Place it, facing the track, next to where the train is (a green ring will pulse from it). Now, you need to add two passenger carriages to the back of the train, so in the 'Construction' group, select 'Passenger Carriages' (second object from the right) and place two of them at the back of the train. The train will automatically create space for these additions. Make sure these carriages are in front of the platform.

    Open the spawn menu and navigate to the 'Sci-Fi' group. Select 'Crashed UFO' (11th object from the left) and place it behind the platform that is next to the train. Next, in the same group, select 'Alien' (second object from the right) and place four or five of them between the crashed UFO and the platform. After placing them, you will see them automatically walk onto the platform then board the passenger carriages of the train.

    When all are aboard, press to drive the train to the station. Push up on to accelerate and when you're nearing the station, pull back on to stop (there is a light on the train: green is forward, orange is reverse and no light is stop; the driving controls are not very intuitive). Once the train is positioned correctly, the aliens will disembark and enter the station. When the last one walks through the door, the achievement will unlock.

  • Put an alien passenger in the basket of a flying bicycle

    First, press to enter 'Alternate Mode'. This allows you to place objects in the air. Next, press to open the spawn menu and go to 'Vehicles'. Select 'Bike' (5th object from the left) and place it in the playing area really high up (press to ascend). Next, back in the spawn menu, go to 'Sci-Fi' and go all the way to the right and select 'Alien' (second object from the right). It doesn't matter which alien you choose. Maneuver your cursor so you place the alien in the basket on the bike and the achievement will unlock.

    Note: If the achievement does not unlock after to place the alien, just raise the two objects higher.

  • Put 50 unique decorations on the moon

    This achievement is almost identical to "Spruce up the room" from the main game. The only differences are that you need to place 50 decorations instead of 20 and it has to be done on the level 'Moon'.

    Press to open the spawn menu. There are 45 new 'Sci-Fi' items but you don't have to use these items specifically; it can be anything from this menu (such as buildings, decorations and nature items). Press to select an item then press to place it in the playing area. Move to the side of it, press , select an item and place it. Repeat this until you unlock the achievement.

    Thanks to UntilTammaroYT for a full video walkthrough of this DLC:

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Author

  • Spanish Assault; DLC by bLaKgRaVy and UntilTammaro

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