28pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

OpenBveTrainSim(OBTS) is a free application for PCs, that runs both newer 3D Content\Addons & older 2D Bve2TrainSim(B2TS) + Bve4TrainSim(B4TS) Content\Addons from a diverse global User\Developer community. Subway, Tram, LightRail, MainLine, Freight & Passenger content is available, depicting historic & modern trains & routes from the world over. OBTS allows operating a train with a view from the cab of the track ahead, or from lineside roaming the 3D train exterior & scenery, with a goal of completing a selected route on schedule, obeying signals, without speeding\derailing.

OBTS runs best under Windows10\8\7 (32\64bit); it can be made to run under WindowsXP\Vista\Unix\Linux\MacOSX, though these operating systems are NOT fully compatible with all Addon PlugIns\DLLs. OBTS source code, compiled code, documents & addons have no registered CopyRight\Patent\TradeMark & are free to DownLoad\Use\Modify\UpLoad\Share.

This website is best viewed using the MozillaFireFox browser with uBlock & AdBlockPlus.

OBTS Features

Menu Selectable Route & Train Combinations
Menu Selectable Cab\Roaming\RunBy\Helicopter Views
Menu Selectable Screen Resolution & Filtering
Realistic RailCar Sway & Derailments
Supports New PNG & Legacy BMP\GIF\JPG Images
Supports New Animated & Legacy B3D\CSV\X 3D Objects
Supports New 3D Rendering For WAV Sounds
Supports New CSV & Legacy RW Route Formats
Supports New 3D Cabs+Exteriors & Legacy 2D Cabs
Supports New CrossPlatform & Legacy Windows DLL Custom Controls
Viewers\Editors For Objects, Routes, & Trains

OBTS Recommended Minimum Hardware

PC With Pentium4 2.6GHz CPU + 2GB CRAM, Nvidia\ATI GPU + 128MB GRAM (Shared Graphics Is NOT Recommended)
HardDrive With 20GB Available Space, 1280x800 Monitor, 3 ButtonMouse, 104 KeyBoard, Stereo Speakers
Optional JoyStick
Optional RailDriver Control Panel DownLink DownLink InfoLink

OBTS Programs & Documents

OpenBveTrainSim(OBTS) program & Route\Train addon archives are typically uploaded\published as ZIP\RAR\TAR\7Z files, which are extracted\unzipped after download; so before downloading any program\addon, first download & install the free 7Zip Archive Manager, which handles both new + legacy formats (ZIP, RAR, EXE, CAB, TAR, 7Z, etc); older archivers (WinZIP, WinRAR, etc) are NOT recommended, as they may not read\extract newer formats. Once 7Zip is installed, you will be able to download, extract & install your choice of the OBTS program & addons from the links listed below.

Stable releases\versions of the OBTS program; install under Windows per instructions below:

OBTSr2016.0706v1505 DownLink CodeLink InfoLink InfoLink InfoLink InfoLink
OBTSr2013.0728v14XX DownLink InfoLink DocsLink DocsLink DocsLink
OBTSr2012.0629v14XX DownLink DownLink
OBTSr2012.0509v14XX DownLink CodeLink InfoLink DocsLink

Developing releases\versions of the OBTS program; install under Windows per instructions below; expect bugs; send constructive comments to the developer:

OBTSr2015.0824v14XX DownLink InfoLink
OBTSr2015.0606v14XX DownLink CodeLink InfoLink DocsLink
OBTSr2014.1229v14XX DownLink InfoLink
OBTSr2013.1119v14XX DownLink InfoLink

OBTS Installation Under Windows10\8\7\XP

OpenBveTrainSim(OBTS) program & addon installation requires you have full Admin\Configuration\Owner rights on your PC\OperatingSystem & be able to Extract\Read\Edit\Copy\Move\Paste the associated Folders\Files as needed.

For Windows10\8\7, configure UserAccountControl(UAC) as follows:
Make a new folder with these subfolders
Right click each subfolder & configure for full READ+WRITE+SHARED access.
DownLoad SDL from
Extract the ZIP file to subfolder \OpenBveTrainSim\Program\
DownLoad OpenAudioLibrary from
To subfolder \OpenBveTrainSim\Program\OpenAL\
Extract the ZIP file & run the installer.
For WindowsXP, download MS.NET4.5 from
To subfolder \OpenBveTrainSim\Program\MS.NET\
Run the MS.NET4.5 installer.
DownLoad your choice of Train addons from
Make a seperate custom named \SUBFOLDER\ for each Train:
C:\...\OpenBveTrainSim\TRAIN\SUBFOLDER\Train.Dat, Panel.*, Sound.Cfg, Train.Txt, Etc
Right click each subfolder & configure for full READ+WRITE+SHARED access.
DownLoad your choice of Route addons from
Make a seperate custom named \SUBFOLDER\ for each Route:
C:\...\OpenBveTrainSim\ROUTE\SUBFOLDER\*.CSV, RW
C:\...\OpenBveTrainSim\ROUTE\SUBFOLDER\RailWay\Object\*.B3D, CSV, Animated, BMP, GIF, PNG
C:\...\OpenBveTrainSim\ROUTE\SUBFOLDER\Railway\Sound\*.Wav, Flac
Right click each subfolder & configure for full READ+WRITE+SHARED access.
DownLoad the latest Stable or Development release of the OBTS program from
Extract & place these files in subfolder \OpenBveTrainSim\Program\
Right click \OpenBveTrainSim\Program\OPENBVE.EXE
Run \OpenBveTrainSim\Program\OPENBVE.EXE
Click OPTIONS; configure the resolutions, interpolation & other settings per your hardware & preference.
In the ROUTE submenu, browse the \OpenBveTrainSim\ROUTE\ subfolders & select a desired CSV\RW file.
In the TRAIN submenu, browse the \OpenBveTrainSim\TRAIN\ folder & select a desired subfolder.
Read the displayed TRAIN.TXT for Control keys & any special Start\Safety key sequences.
Click START to load & drive the chosen Route & Train.

If OPENBVE.EXE generates an error such as "Access to path C:\... is denied" or "Process terminated due to an unhandled exception", review the install instructions above; insure that the Folders\Files are arranged & configured proper, that UserAccessControl(UAC) is set as noted, & that all dependencies (SDL, OpenAL, .Net, etc) are installed, before running the program again. Some AntiVirus programs, such as Avast, can "false positive" & cause a freeze\crash; folder \OpenBveTrainSim\ may need to be designated as an exception in your AntiVirus program.

OBTS Route & Train Addon Developer Tools ~ Editor For ANIMATED+B3D+CSV+CFG+DAT+TXT Files; Do NOT Use MS-EXCEL! ~ Editor For BMP+GIF+JPG+PNG Files ~ Editor For WAV+FLAC Files ~ Object+Route+Train Editor Guides ~ Object Editor Guide ~ Train Editor Guide; B4TS Format But Still Useful ~ Route Editor Guide; B4TS Format But Still Useful ~ Route Terrain Generator Program & Demo Route ~ ObjectViewer v132a; Latest As Of This Writing ~ RouteViewer v143a; Latest As Of This Writing ~ Train.Dat Editor v1212a; Latest As Of This Writing ~ ObjectBender v1006a; Latest As Of This Writing ~ Train DLL, Windows\Linux\Mac, OBTS Default ~ Train DLL, Windows\Linux\Mac, Japanese ~ Train DLL, Windows\Linux\Mac, British ~ Train DLL, WindowsOnly, Steam\Diesel\Electric Configurable ~ Object Editors ~ Route Convertor, Old RW To New CSV Format ~ B3D Object Image Coordinate Calculator ~ Editors For Objects+Routes+Trains ~ Editor For Objects ~ Editor For Objects ~ PlugIn For Blender ~ Plugin For Blender

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki