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OpenBVE Train Simulator (OBTS) is a freeware OpenSource application for PCs running WindowsXP|Vista|7|8, Linux, or MacOSX; the source, compiled programs, documents, & addons are public domain without registered copyright|patent|trademark, & maybe freely used, modified, & distributed without license|attribution. The program runs legacy 2D BVE2TrainSim(B2TS), BVE4TrainSim(B4TS) & the latest 3D OpenBVETrainSim content from developers in a diverse user community. Subway, Tram, LightRail, MainLine, Freight & Passenger content is available, a worldwide depiction of historical & modern railroads & rollingstock. You can operate trains with a view over cab controls of the track ahead, or from lineside roaming the 3D scenery & train exterior. The goal is to complete a selected route on schedule, obeying signals, without speeding|derailing.

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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

PC|MAC, P4|Sempron 2.6GHz CPU + 2GB CRAM
Dedicated ATI|Nvidia GPU + 128MB GRAM ~ Integrated|Shared Graphics NOT Recommended
HardDrive 20MB Space For Program + 20GB Space For Addons
1024x768 Monitor + 104key Board + 3button Mouse + RailDriver (optional, see http://sites.google.com/site/raildriver4openbve)

OBTS Programs & Documents

Program v143a_2013Nov19 ~ http://www.shadow93.info/CT1660/openBVE_DLC.html or http://bvestation.com/downloadinfo.php?id=106
Program v1430_2013Aug28 ~ http://odakyufan.zxq.net/openbve/index.html
Program v1420_2012Jun29 ~ http://openbveconnect.com/uploads/openbve_stable.zip or http://pkgbuild.com/~bgyorgy/sources/openbve1420.7z
Program v1412_2012May06 ~ http://web.archive.org/web/20120428180447/http://trainsimframework.org/downloads.html
Program v1214_2011Nov24 ~ http://sites.google.com/a/bve4trains.com/bve4trains/Home/open-bve-version-1-2-14-0 ~ FLAC Sound NOT Supported!
Program v1000_2009Mar23
Program vBETA_2008Apr10
Documents ~ http://odakyufan.zxq.net/openbve/documentation.7z or http://bveklub.hu/developing or http://web.tiscali.it/fopenbve/develop/index.html
Archiver+Extractor For ZIP+7Z+RAR+EXE Files ~ http://www.7-zip.org ~ Do NOT Use WinRAR!

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://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|Linus|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
http://odakyufan.zxq.net/openbve/openbve.7z or http://www.shadow93.info/CT1660/openBVE_DLC_files/openbve_stable.7z
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
http://www.shadow93.info/CT1660/openBVE_DLC_files/openbve_stable.7z
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
http://www.shadow93.info/CT1660/openBVE_DLC_files/openbve_stable.7z
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://www.shadow93.info/CT1660/openBVE_DLC.html
or
http://bvestation.com/downloadinfo.php?id=107
or
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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