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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, depicting worldwide 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

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 download & install the latest freeware version of 7Zip Archive Manager from http://www.7-zip.org. 7ZIP handles both new & legacy formats (ZIP, RAR, EXE, CAB, TAR, 7Z, etc). Older archivers (WinZIP, WinRAR, etc) are not recommended, as they can not read or extract many newer formats.

When installing the OBTS program, carefully follow instructions for your operating system, as there are specific folders & several dependencies required.

OBTS v1430_2013Aug28 ~ DownLink Mirror0 or DownLink Mirror1
OBTS v1420_2012Jun29 ~ http://openbveconnect.com/uploads/openbve_stable.zip or http://pkgbuild.com/~bgyorgy/sources/openbve1420.7z
OBTS v1412_2012May06 ~ http://web.archive.org/web/20120428180447/http://trainsimframework.org/downloads.html
OBTS v1214_2011Nov24 ~ http://sites.google.com/a/bve4trains.com/bve4trains/Home/open-bve-version-1-2-14-0 ~ FLAC Sound NOT Supported!
OBTS v1000_2009Mar23
OBTS vBETA_2008Apr10
Documents ~ http://odakyufan.zxq.net/openbve/documentation.7z or http://bveklub.hu/developing or http://web.tiscali.it/fopenbve/develop/index.html

Listed below are downlinks for recent development versions of OBTS; these programs are known to have bugs or limitations, so install+use them cautiously & only to provide feedback to the developer.

OBTS v143a_2013Nov19 ~ http://www.shadow93.info/CT1660/openBVE_DLC.html or http://bvestation.com/downloadinfo.php?id=106
OBTS v2000_2014Sep23 ~ http://ricsibve.tk/Kezd%C5%91lap
HmmSim v1110_2014Sep08 ~ http://jeminie.kr/hmmsim/eng/roadmap.html

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
DownLink Mirror0 or DownLink Mirror1
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
DownLink Mirror0 or DownLink Mirror1
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
DownLink Mirror0 or DownLink Mirror1
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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