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OpenBveTrainSim(OBTS) is a freeware OpenSource application for PCs; the source\compiled code, documents & addons are public domain without registered Copyright\Patent\Trademark & maybe freely Used\Modified\Shared without Attribute\License. OBTS runs both newer 3D content\addons & older 2D Bve2TrainSim(B2TS) + Bve4TrainSim(B4TS) content\addons from a diverse developer community. Subway, Tram, LightRail, MainLine, Freight & Passenger content is available, depicting worldwide historic & modern railways & rollingstock. OBTS allows operating trains with a view over cab controls of the track ahead, or from lineside roaming the 3D scenery & train exterior, with a goal of completing a selected route on schedule, obeying signals, without speeding\derailing.

This website is best viewed in MozillaFireFox+AdBlockPlus at 1280x800 screen resolution. OBTS is best run under Win8\7\XP at 1280x800 screen resolution; operating systems WinVista\Linux\MacOSX are NOT recommended for OBTS, due to inherent stability, file format, & variable handling issues.

OBTS Features

Selectable Railway & Train Combinations
Selectable Cab, Roaming, RunBy, & Helicopter Views
Selectable Screen Resolution, Size, & Filtering
Realistic Railcar Sway & Derailments
Support For Legacy BMP, GIF, JPG, & New PNG Images
Support For Legacy B3D, CSV, & X 3D Objects, Plus ANIMATED Assemblies
Support For Legacy WAV & New FLAC Sound Formats, Plus 3D Rendering
Support For Legacy RW & New CSV Railway Formats
Support For Legacy 2D Cabs & New 3D Cabs\Exteriors
Support For Legacy Windows & New CrossPlatform DLL Custom Controls
Viewer\Editors For Objects, Railways, & Trains
3D Modeling Program PlugIns (Blender, MilkShape, SketchUp...) For Generating B3D\CSV\X Objects

OBTS Recommended Minimum Hardware

DeskTop\NoteBook PC With Pentium4 2.6GHz CPU + 2GB CRAM
HardDrive With 20MB Program Space + 20GB AddOn Space
Nvidia\ATI GPU With 128MB GRAM, Integral\Shared Graphics NOT Recommended
17" 1280x800 Monitor + 3 ButtonMouse + 104 KeyBoard + Stereo Speakers
RailDriver KeyBoard Option, See http://sites.google.com/site/raildriver4openbve

OBTS Programs & Documents

OBTS programs & addons are typically uploaded & published as ZIP or RAR or 7Z archives, which must be extracted or unzipped after download. Before downloading any OBTS files, it is recommended to first download & install freeware 7Zip Archive Manager from http://www.7-zip.org. 7ZIP handles both new + legacy formats (ZIP, RAR, EXE, CAB, TAR, 7Z, etc); old archivers (WinZIP, WinRAR, etc) are NOT recommended, as they can not read\extract new formats.

Stable versions of OBTS program; install carefully per instructions below for your operating system; specific folders & several dependencies are required:

OBTS v1430_2013Aug28 DownLink0 or DownLink1
OBTS v1420_2012Jun29 DownLink0 or DownLink1
OBTS v1412_2012May06 DownLink
OBTS v1214_2011Nov24 DownLink ~ WAV Sound Only, FLAC Sound NOT Supported!
OBTS v1000_2009Mar23
OBTS vBETA_2008Apr10

Developing versions of program; install & use cautiously; please send feedback to developers:

OBTS v1432_2014Dec29 DownLink ~ Slower Than v1430 w/ New Features; Compatible w/ New OBTS + Old B2TS\B4TS Addons
OBTS v143a_2013Nov19 DownLink0 or DownLink1 ~ Faster Than v1430 w/ Disabled Features; Compatible w/ New OBTS + Old B2TS\B4TS Addons
HmmSim v1200_2015Jun12 DownLink ~ For Apple Phones & Old B2TS\B4TS Addons; Incompatible w/ Windows & New OBTS Addons
HmmSim v1120_2015Mar07 DownLink ~ For Android Phones & Old B2TS\B4TS Addons; Incompatible w/ Windows & New OBTS Addons
For more on HmmSim, see http://jeminie.kr/hmmsim/eng/intro.html

Documents for OBTS program:

DownLink0 or DownLink1 or DownLink2

If an error message displays when attempting to run OBTS, such as

"Access to path C:\... is denied"
"Process terminated due to an unhandled exception"

it is likely UserAccessControl(UAC) is enabled or a required dependency (SDL, OpenAL, .Net, etc) is not installed proper; review the instructions below for your operating system to insure UAC is disabled, that all required dependencies are installed, & that Program+Railway+Train Folders\Files are arranged proper.

OBTS Addon Developer Tools

http://www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html ~ Editor For ANIMATED+B3D+CSV+CFG+DAT+TXT Files; Do NOT Use MS-EXCEL!
http://www.irfanview.com ~ Editor For BMP+GIF+JPG+PNG Files
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download ~ Editor For WAV+FLAC Files
http://bveklub.hu/developing ~ Object+Train+Railway Editor Guides
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?ru6adz4or050te0 ~ Object Editor Guide
http://www.roman-road.co.uk/temp/tutorial ~ Train Editor Guide; B4TS Format But Still Useful
http://web.archive.org/web/20130221235831/http://www.freewebs.com/dennislance ~ Railway Editor Guide; B4TS Format But Still Useful
http://minos.ingyenweb.hu/keret.cgi?/BVE/Terra ~ Railway Terrain Generator Program & Demo Route
http://shadow93.info/CT1660/openBVE_DLC_files/openbve_stable.7z ~ ObjectViewer v132a; Latest As Of This Writing
http://shadow93.info/CT1660/openBVE_DLC_files/openbve_stable.7z ~ RouteViewer v143a; Latest As Of This Writing
http://shadow93.info/CT1660/openBVE_DLC_files/openbve_stable.7z ~ Train.Dat Editor v1212a; Latest As Of This Writing
http://shadow93.info/CT1660/openBVE_DLC_files/openbve_stable.7z ~ ObjectBender v1006a; Latest As Of This Writing
http://odakyufan.zxq.net/openbveats/index.html ~ Train DLL, Windows\Linux\Mac, OBTS Default
http://odakyufan.zxq.net/odakyufanats/index.html ~ Train DLL, Windows\Linux\Mac, Japanese
http://railsimroutes.net/libraries/uktrainsys/index.php ~ Train DLL, Windows\Linux\Mac, British
http://web.archive.org/web/20121231030653/http://koti.welho.com/tuusaare/OS_ATS1_3.zip ~ Train DLL, WindowsOnly, Steam\Diesel\Electric Configurable
http://blitz3d.pnz.ru/easytool/page_e.php?cont=info_e ~ Object Editors
http://blitz3d.pnz.ru/easytool/page_e.php?cont=rwcsv_e ~ Railway Convertor, Old RW To New CSV Format
http://rieszj.atw.hu/txtcalc.php ~ B3D Object Image Coordinate Calculator
http://www.zabikowo.net/kolej/BVE2/tools ~ Editors For Objects+Railways+Trains
http://www.ruedes-bve-seite.de/switch15.zip ~ Editor For Objects
http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender ~ Editor For Objects
http://web.archive.org/web/20121231030653/http://koti.welho.com/tuusaare/BVE-Blender_import-export.zip ~ PlugIn For Blender
http://routebuilder.bve-routes.com/blender-to-b3d.zip ~ Plugin For Blender

OBTS Installation Under WindowsXP

Make a new OBTS folder with these subfolders:
C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Program\
C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Program\OpenAL\
C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Program\MS.NET\
C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Railway\Object\
C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Railway\Route\
C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Railway\Sound\
C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Train\
Download OpenBVE from
DownLink0 or DownLink1
Extract the 7Z file to subfolder C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Program\
Download SDL from
http://www.libsdl.org/release/SDL-1.2.15-win32.zip
Extract the ZIP file to subfolder C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Program\
Download OpenAudioLibrary from
http://web.archive.org/web/20130602222739/http://connect.creativelabs.com/openal/Downloads/oalinst.zip
To subfolder C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Program\OpenAL\
Extract the ZIP file & run the installer.
Download MS.NET4 from
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17113
To subfolder C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Program\MS.NET\
Run the MS.NET4 installer.

OBTS Installation Under WindowsVista

Disable UserAccountControl(UAC):
Click START\CONTROL PANEL\CLASSIC VIEW\USER ACCOUNTS\
Click USER ACCOUNT CONTROL OFF
Click OK, then REBOOT
Make a new OBTS folder with these subfolders:
C:\Users\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Program\
C:\Users\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Program\OpenAL\
C:\Users\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Program\MS.NET\
C:\Users\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Railway\Object\
C:\Users\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Railway\Route\
C:\Users\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Railway\Sound\
C:\Users\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Train\
Download OpenBVE from
DownLink0 or DownLink1
Extract the 7Z file to subfolder ...\OBTS\Program\
Download SDL from
http://www.libsdl.org/release/SDL-1.2.15-win32.zip
Extract the ZIP file to subfolder ...\OBTS\Program\
Download OpenAudioLibrary from
http://web.archive.org/web/20130602222739/http://connect.creativelabs.com/openal/Downloads/oalinst.zip
To subfolder ...\OBTS\Program\OpenAL\
Extract the ZIP file & run the installer.
Download MS.NET4.5 from
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9816306
To subfolder ...\OBTS\Program\MS.NET\
Run the MS.NET4.5 installer.

OBTS Installation Under Windows7\8

Disable UserAccountControl(UAC):
Press WINDOWS+E
Click COMPUTER\OPEN CONTROL PANEL\VIEW\LARGE ICONS\
Click USER ACCOUNTS\CHANGE USER ACCOUNT SETTINGS\
Slide to NEVER NOTIFY
Click OK, then REBOOT
Make a new OBTS folder with these subfolders:
C:\Users\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Program\
C:\Users\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Program\OpenAL\
C:\Users\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Program\MS.NET\
C:\Users\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Railway\Object\
C:\Users\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Railway\Route\
C:\Users\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Railway\Sound\
C:\Users\YourUserName\Application Data\OBTS\Train\
Download OpenBVE from
DownLink0 or DownLink1
Extract the 7Z file to subfolder ...\OBTS\Program\
Download SDL from
http://www.libsdl.org/release/SDL-1.2.15-win32.zip
Extract the ZIP file to subfolder ...\OBTS\Program\
Download OpenAudioLibrary from
http://web.archive.org/web/20130602222739/http://connect.creativelabs.com/openal/Downloads/oalinst.zip
To subfolder ...\OBTS\Program\OpenAL\
Extract the ZIP file & run the installer.
Download MS.NET4.5 from
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9816306
To subfolder ...\OBTS\Program\MS.NET\
Run the MS.NET4.5 installer.
On each OBTS program shortcut:
RightClick PROPERTIES\COMPATIBILITY
Check RUN AS ADMINSITRATOR
Click OK

OBTS Installation Under MacOSX\Linux\Ubuntu

http://odakyufan.zxq.net/openbve/install.html
or
http://web.tiscali.it/fopenbve/use/download_unix.html
or
http://sites.google.com/site/openbvesim/Download/linux
or
http://railsimroutes.net/openbve/openbve_ubuntu_1.php
or
http://sites.google.com/site/openbvesim/Download/mac

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