This installer provides all pre-requisites for Open Rails and an uninstaller.
08 December 2018, 44MB
See the installation guides below for the pre-requisites you'll need.
15 January 2021, 45MB
Open Rails works well on Windows PCs from Windows XP* onwards (including Windows 10). It does not work on Windows XBox, Windows Phone or non-Windows platforms.
* Windows XP requires Service Pack 3 (SP3).
Open Rails is currently a 32-bit program that will run on either 32-bit Windows or 64-bit Windows. When run on a 64-bit Windows system there are some benefits as follows.
Programs compiled for 32-bit Windows are always limited to using a maximum of 2GB of memory. Many current PCs, especially 64-bit systems, have more than this. Fortunately it is possible to compile a program, for 64-bit systems only, which can use up to 4GB of memory and this is called a Large Address Aware (LAA) option. The downloads include both the usual version and the LAA version and you choose between them in the Options form.
You do not need Microsoft Train Simulator installed in order to use Open Rails.
When Microsoft Train Simulator is installed, then Open Rails can safely make use of all the Microsoft Train Simulator content as it does not change any Microsoft Train Simulator files.
Most non-Microsoft Train Simulator routes, activities and rolling stock make use of some Microsoft Train Simulator content, usually sound files, textures and cab interiors. If products designed for Microsoft Train Simulator are used on a PC with Open Rails but not Microsoft Train Simulator, then they are likely to work but some sounds and textures will be missing. Such files will be listed with warnings in the Open Rails log file.
Add-ons designed for Microsoft Train Simulator may rely on files from the Microsoft Train Simulator product. For instance:
No, Open Rails does not modify any Microsoft Train Simulator files.
Yes; this cab controller from P.I.Engineering is suitable for Open Rails and support for it is built in to the simulator. Installation instructions are included in the installation download (and also from this webpage). Eric Conrad has posted a detailed review on his MSTS Roundhouse blog which provides valuable advice for using this product.
Not at the moment. Data on how Open Rails is used will be very helpful for the project but, if we wish to collect usage data, we will inform you beforehand and you will always be able to opt out.
X1.3.1-285-gbe02e15a1Merge pull request #338 from Csantucci/variable1
b055bec2Bug fix for https://bugs.launchpad.net/or/+bug/1911908 Variable1 goes negative when steam loco runs backwards
X1.3.1-284-g1c0639cb9Merge pull request #331 from peternewell/vacuum-brakes
88bfbb70Remove trace statement inadvertantly left in code
43d92880Clarify code logic for error checking
f2295146Fix issue with consumption showing for small ejector when not in use.
16dfe6a7Fix display equalising vacuum
897f1efbAdjustments to vacuum braking to work with full vacuum level
52b36344Correct desired vacuum pressure, and checks for maximum system vacuum.
eecfddc2Correct issues with brake cuts power in vacuum brakes
X1.3.1-283-g1796ec765Merge pull request #328 from cjakeman/website-banners
fee63affredundant images deleted
bef172213 new banner images replace redundant ones
X1.3.1-282-g7040795fbMerge pull request #333 from peternewell/tender
045c3b8aAdd manual documentation for changes
fc82daf2Fix an issue if coal and water masses not specified in ENG file. Correct water calculation process for tender values in WAG file.
7f2d5ef2Add tender mass initialization if values defined in WAG file
X1.3.1-281-g43b7bcefeMerge pull request #321 from cesarBLG/enhance_brake_controller
75153ca8Add Brake Controller Notches table
404feacdAdd documentation for new and modified parameters and behaviours
ff485729Charge brake pipe faster during quick release
933fc879Add bailoff, quick release and overcharge cab view controls
d31710ddInitialize brakes with EQ reservoir fully charged
701d150cCorrect maximum pressure applied to cylinders with EP brakes
55d3f879Fix bug causing pressure in auxiliary reservoir increasing ad infinitum
ffc93be5Fix bug introduced due to min pressure reduction
af7240e4Use wag parameters for graduated release. Fix dynamic brake locking throttle during blending
78e0e965Add missing initialization for slow application, and fix dynamic brake mechanical lock
9f571af0Add dynamic brake controller and speed to Brake Controller script
fac43c10Add slow service brake application
38175200Correct behaviour of some brake controller notches and add missing ones
X1.3.1-280-g526f7baa1Merge pull request #332 from mbm-OR/bugfix/LogFile-Warning-Message
b3bdf8f0Bug fix for https://bugs.launchpad.net/or/+bug/1910154. Log File generates the same header warning message.
64001162Bug fix for https://bugs.launchpad.net/or/+bug/1910154. Log File generates the same header warning message.
Note: No installation is necessary and multiple versions of Open Rails can co-exist in different folders.
The built-in updater checks this website for new updates once per day. The testing version is updated once per week, usually on Friday around 7pm UK time.
To support development, the latest unstable version is also available, which is updated as and when we make changes to it. Previous unstable versions are available. The unstable versions are more likely to contain serious bugs and are only recommended for users wishing to help with Open Rails development.