Three versions of Open Rails are readily available to users, as shown below:
For first-time users, we recommend the Stable Version which comes with an installer.
Whichever version you choose, Open Rails has a mechanism to notify you of new versions and to update Open Rails for you. You will find the settings for this mechanism in Menu > Options > Update
Open Rails will check for updates at most once a day. If an update is found, then you can install the update just by clicking on the link in the top, right corner:
If you follow the Open Rails project on the forums, then you will hear about bug-fixes and new features. These are included in the Unstable Version for developers and testers to try out. Once they have been checked and approved, they are published (on Friday) as the latest Testing Version. Any user can easily update to the current weekly Testing Version and benefit from these improvements.
T1.4-524-g50f43621bMerge pull request #646 from cesarBLG/brake-controller-mrp
5d22bbe6Add warning for incompatible brake valves
0f890b05Add missing change
0cbbc613Further corrections regarding main res pressure
89e82a82Use main reservoir pressure instead of main res pipe pressure
T1.4-519-g16d3fbcb8Merge pull request #642 from FrannDzs/spanish-localization
35723928Merge branch 'openrails:master' into spanish-localization
The current Testing Version can also be downloaded as a Zip archive:
20 May 2022, 81MB
Note: Multiple versions of Open Rails will not interfere if they are saved to different folders.
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.
Improvements to Open Rails are drawn from several public sources as shown here:
We try to make sure that these changes all work and fit together by reviews as marked in orange in the diagram.