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Simulated Erk (Gaming Videos)

Welcome

Welcome to Simulated Erk! After an extensive audio podcasting career, Erk has moved into gaming and creating gaming video. By day job, Erk is a train driver based in Sydney, Australia.

What Games Will You Find Here?

As the name may suggest, you will find a range of simulated games. All of these games are PC based using the Steam system. All games are not modified except for GTA V which is modified into LSPDFR. A full list of games can be found in the sidebar with links to recent episodes below. There is a range of simulation games based on Erk’s interest including train and bus driving, among others. 

 

How Do You Get The Games?

Most games are purchased and downloaded via the Steam game distribution system – only exception is Forza Horizon 3. Some games have additional downloadable content (DLC) that is either from the game company (for example Train Simulator 2017 – additional cost) or by the game community. Some games have morphed into another game entirely due to modifications – Grand Theft Auto V has become LSPDFR for people who want to play GTA as the good guys (police, emergency services). 

 

How Does GTA V Become LSPDFR?

Grand Theft Auto V is set in fictional Los Santos. Thanks to various modifications and programs, GTA’s version of Los Santos can be heavily modified into LSPDFR (Los Santos Police Department First Response). There are two main sources that I use for modifications. There is a lot of information available at the main LSPDFR website including tutorials, forums and of course the various modifications to vehicles, scripts, plugins & environments. Another good source of game mods is GTA V Mods. This page will feature an extensive list of modifications and their sources. I did not build or create any of these mods – I merely installed them into GTA/LSPDFR. These mods are only available for the PC version of GTA V and not the console versions. There is an older version of LSPDFR for GTA IV – LCPDFR – based on Liberty City. Specifically, Erk’s version of Los Santos aims to have an Australian feel. More specifically, Erk bases his LSPDFR world on  his home state of New South Wales.

 

 

Erk’s LSPDFR Mod List

There is an ever growing list of mods that Erk is using for LSPDFR which is updated regularly. [Erk’s LSPDFR Mods List]

 

 

Latest Simulated Erk Episodes

 

Simulated Erk: LSPDFR New Year 2017 Special

by Erk

Welcome to Simulated Erk: LSPDFR's New Year 2017 Special. This episode was going to be a 5 minute "Look at what I can do! Watch this!" add-on to another episode but LSPDFR being LSPDFR, it turned into an hour long episode. It was, though, a lot of fun. There isn't as much role playing as in normal Simulated Erk: LSPDFR episodes.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 24 (Top Notch Chengdu Speed Challenge, Passenger)

by Erk

Welcome to Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 episode 24. This episode can help answer a question which train drivers are often asked "How fast can your train go?". This is a Simulated Erk version of Top Gear's speed challenge where a variety of cars are driven around a track by the same period. This is the Top Notch Chengdu Speed Challenge. To answer this question for Train Simulator 2017, Simulated Erk heads to China. The challenge area is between Chengdu & LongShen (60.85km, max track speed 350kph) on dedicated high speed track. Trains from episode 1 - 10 feature in this episode. They are driven the same way from Chengdu until they can't go any faster.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 23 (Chicago – Aurora)

by Erk

Welcome to episode 23 of Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017. On this episode, Simulated Erk continues his trip from Union Station in downtown Chicago heading to Aurora. The start of this passenger train journey is on episode 22.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 22 (Chicago – Aurora)

by Erk

Welcome to episode 22 of Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017. On this episode, Simulated Erk is driving a passenger train from Union Station in downtown Chicago heading to Aurora.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 21 (Sherman Hill)

by Erk

Welcome to episode 21 of Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017. On this episode, Simulated Erk is in charge of a Union Pacific train with some unusual but important cargo.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 20 (Sherman Hill)

by Erk

Welcome to episode 20 of Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017. On this episode, Simulated Erk is in charge of a train led by a newly overhauled Union Pacific loco in a somewhat familiar looking environment.

Simulated Erk: WRC6 Round 7 – Rally Poland

by Erk

Welcome to Simulated Erk: WRC6 Round 7, Rally Poland. Simulated Erk's WRC career continues to develop, albeit in 20th place.

Simulated Erk: WRC6 Round 6 – Rally Italia

by Erk

Welcome to Simulated Erk: WRC6 Round 6. Simulated Erk is piloting his WRC Mini again, this time for Round 6 of the World Rally Championship, Rally Italia.

Simulated Erk: WRC6 Round 5 – Rally Portugal

by Erk

Welcome to Simulated Erk: WRC6 Round 5. Simulated Erk is piloting his WRC Mini again, this time for Round 5 of the World Rally Championship, Rally Portugal.

Simulated Erk: WRC6 Round 4 – Rally Argentina

by Erk

Welcome to Simulated Erk: WRC6 Round 4, Rally Argentina. Simulated Erk's battle with the beast of snow with tight and twisty forest stages in Monte Carlo & Sweden changes into tight and twisty stages in hot, dusty conditions in Mexico and now lots of night stages in Argentina.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 19 (Horseshoe Curve)

by Erk

Welcome to episode 19 of Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017. On this episode, Simulated Erk is in charge of a passenger train to Atoona after receiving a rapid promotion from the freight side of the organisation.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 18 (Horseshoe Curve)

by Erk

Welcome to episode 18 of Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017. On this episode, Simulated Erk is in charge of a freight train heading to Atoona via Horseshoe Curve in America.

Simulated Erk: Train Sim World (Beta) – First Look 2

by Erk

Welcome to Simulated Erk's first look at the Train Sim World Public Beta, released for a limited time in December 2016. The game is planned for release in February 2017. Promoted as the next level of train simulators including Train Simulator 2017, the beta is concentrated on a freight company in America. On this episode, Simulated Erk goes for a walk in the yard followed by a mainline drive of a CSX freight train.

Simulated Erk: Train Sim World (Beta) – First Look 1

by Erk

Welcome to Simulated Erk's first look at the Train Sim World Public Beta, released for a limited time in December 2016. The game is planned for release in February 2017. Promoted as the next level of train simulators including Train Simulator 2017, the beta is concentrated on a freight company in America.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 17 (Donner Pass)

by Erk

Welcome to episode 17 of Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017. On this episode, Erk leaves Reno bound for Truckee via the Donner Pass. The train has two Amtrak locos and hertiage Amtrak passenger carriages.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 16 (Donner Pass)

by Erk

Welcome to episode 16 of Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017. On this episode, Erk leaves Reno bound for Colfax via the Donner Pass. The large freight train has Southern Pacific locos at the front and back of the train. Controlling a large freight train over mountains is a challenge that Erk is unfamiliar with!

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 15 (California)

by Erk

Simulated Erk heads to California on the last second of a 3 part series driving from Los Angeles to San Diego on an Amtrak California service.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 14 (California)

by Erk

Simulated Erk heads to California on the second of a 3 part series driving from Los Angeles to San Diego on an Amtrak California service.

Simulated Erk: Train Simulator 2017 – Episode 13 (California)

by Erk

Simulated Erk heads to California on the first of a 3 part series driving from Los Angeles to San Diego on an Amtrak California service.

Simulated Erk: LSPDFR Episode 14 – Random Breath Testing

by Erk

Welcome to episode 14 of Simulated Erk: LSPDFR. Simulated Erk is doing Random Breath Testing. Partner Rodney Farva wasn't much use so Simulated Erk sent him off to go play in traffic.

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