The "Train Simulator" video game series can be played on computers after downloading and installing the titles through Steam, an online gaming platform. These popular simulators are not available without a Steam account, so registering and installing the Steam software is necessary to play them.
First, the buyer must create a Steam account if he does not already have one. This requires coming up with a unique Steam account name, a password and providing a valid e-mail address. After creating an account, the Steam software must be installed on the computer the "Train Simulator" game is to be played on. Once the Steam software has been installed and the user is logged in, the user must then go to the Steam store to access the "Train Simulator" titles. The games can also be accessed through the "Train Simulator" website, which provides Steam store links.
After choosing and purchasing one of the "Train Simulator" games, the simulator is downloaded to a computer through Steam. Then, the user must install the simulator. After following these steps, the simulator becomes available for anytime play, though it requires a connection to the Internet in order to receive game updates. It is also necessary to repeat this process when installing a "Train Simulator" game on another computer.