Steam, Tracks, Trouble & Riddles (S.T.T.&R.) is a single player adventure mod, based on source engine (Orange Box) by Valve. It combines two types of game play: an adventure game with complex, 3D-interactive riddles in a fantastic environment and a simulator for track based vehicles.

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Chapter One of Steam, Tracks, Trouble & Riddles, a single player adventure mod, is ready.

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Hi everybody!

The time has come for the first release of Chapter One of Steam, Tracks, Trouble & Riddles.
More than four years passed by until this moment. In the past months we had a beta test. The result was promising, but some glitches and oddities especially in the first riddle (the crane) causes some headache.
When all this was fixed I presented it proudly to a good friend:
an even a bigger bug while a map transfer came up. Bad thing: it wasn't reproducebable which is a nightmare for development. But some guessing, analysing and some more testing fixed it.

The mod will be placed in the download section after authorisation: Moddb.com

Steam, Tracks, Trouble & Riddles Chapter One
Steam, Tracks, Trouble & Riddles Chapter One

S.T.T. & R. Chapter One Release Guide
S.T.T. & R. Chapter One Release Guide

There is no self installation yet. But a a release guide waits for you there as well. Just read it if you like to know more about installation. It contains some general information as well. Later on there will be a resolution guide for people, who do not
like to solve the riddles and just want to step through the scenery.
Be aware that reading this will spoil the fun of solving the riddles.
But sticking in the middle of the mod isn't fun as well, so I decided to make this.
Will be posted soon.

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If you like to comment this mod you can do it here or in the forum
Sttr.forumotion.net

Thank you so much for your patience, your nice comments and your contribution
to this project. The next step in the development will be the VR-Version for Oculus Rift.
So for what do you wait? Download! Play! Solve riddles! Have fun!

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Rus[T]
Rus[T]

Sahweet!

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Seaalisgonefromhere
Seaalisgonefromhere

Nice! Gettin to it right now!

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LastLifeOfficial
LastLifeOfficial

amazing!

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ChromeAngel
ChromeAngel

This is very slow paced, very weird mod.

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GMod-Player
GMod-Player

i'm following this mod now fore a verry long time, i realy enjoied the first part, now i will be waiting for the next one ;)

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Secret_Coming
Secret_Coming

I was just looking on the moddb page, and I found this. I am going to play now, but why don't you guys put on greenlight? :P

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SIGILL
SIGILL

It would get buried under all the Greenlight crap anyway so what is the point :(

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buildpc
buildpc

Great mod, crisp visuals, decent physics, good progression, Ross Scott. Yes, Ross Scott is a feature.

That aside for a second, the story is fun, sometimes haunting, sometimes taunting, never too challenging. Nothing beats looking at a puzzle and having trouble figuring it out and then going over to the robot for help only to see his happy, dumb, or clever smile staring back at you blankly.

Is the robot dumb? Is he just looking for someone to the the grunt work? Is he just sadistic? We may never know.

As I mentioned before, it has a modified version of Ross Scott's voice (Freeman's Mind). That alone adds a humor aspect to the game.

I thoroughly enjoyed playing the game. Thanks for making it!

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klj
klj

"The next step in the development will be the VR-Version for Oculus Rift.
So for what do you wait?"

- I wait for the VR-Version! :-) I hope it'll be out soon.

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Corvatile
Corvatile

I feel like a prick for criticizing this but here goes:

It feels more like someone’s hobby project than anything else. It’s visually interesting but that's pretty much where it ends; nothing feels like it’s introduced but rather dropped in front of you. The setting is introduced in a few images but it's a bit vague and it doesn't really connect to the gameplay in any way. You could just be riding around on carts in the present day and it wouldn't be any different to this weird robot cold war thing.

The NPC is really bizarre. He’s modeled and animated really well but he never DOES anything. You could omit him entirely and I reckon it wouldn't change much. In every scene, he appears, says one line of dialogue largely irrelevant to the scenario and then just stares blankly at you while you complete the puzzle. As soon as you finish it, he just says he’ll catch up and stands there after you’ve gone. I have no idea how he’s getting between the areas without doing the puzzles but I envy him for it.

The puzzles themselves are hit and miss. The main problem is that you figure out the solution in the first few seconds and then spend ages completing them. The train in the first level is painfully slow and the scene where you have to move the track along the water was so simple that it felt more like busy-work.

The only puzzle I couldn't do was the one with the pipes. I must have spent about 20 minutes on it and I couldn't do it. I confess, I had to skip past that one.

Lastly, what was up with that sequence where you had to run past all of the trains? It felt like they were desperate to inject some action into it but it was so laughably easy that there was no tension whatsoever; just standing in the doorways and waiting for the trains to trundle past so you could trot along behind them. It was kind of funny how they played rock music over it.

I really can’t recommend this. Everything feels so slow and awkward.

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EddAdrian
EddAdrian

thank you for writing my thoughts lol. no disrespect to the developer but sometimes it just doesn't work out.

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gonzowerke750
gonzowerke750

I like it so far, but hate to admit I'm stuck. I got and inserted the 3 power cells, but only a big key fell out a door, and i was able to listen to the news report of the cuban missile crisis, but nothing else has happened, and i can't find any other open access points in the blocked station.

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peegee1

Are you sure you inserted all three batteries?

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