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1.3.1 release from the trunk series released 2018-12-18

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10 important bugs (https://launchpad.net/or/+milestone/1.3.1) have been fixed in this release.

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download icon OpenRails-1.3.1-Setup.exe (md5) Open Rails 1.3.1 Setup 14,658
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Total downloads: 24,908

1.3 release from the trunk series released 2018-11-18

Release information
Release notes:

Open Rails 1.3 has been released!

Download: http://openrails.org/download/program/
Manual: http://openrails.org/learn/manual-and-tutorials/

A summary of the new and improved features can be found below. In addition, over 140 bugs have been fixed in this release. Please keep reporting bugs and suggesting new features (http://openrails.org/contribute/reporting-bugs/) so Open Rails can continue to imporve.

This is the last version of Open Rails to support Windows XP; future versions will require Windows 7 or later.

Headlines:
 - Timetables can join and split trains to form new trains
 - Mouse control for 3D cabs
 - Working transfer tables
 - Activity evaluation
 - Separate files for extensions to activity files

Changelog:

What's been added:
 - Steam locomotive vacuum brake ejector and general improvements to vacuum brake operation
 - Route-wide sounds when trains pass over switches
 - Route-wide sounds when trains pass over low radius curves
 - Save and resume in multiplayer
 - Signal script functions can be reused by multiple signal types
 - Car spawner option to support walking people
 - Cab radio sound triggers
 - Command-line tool to load all supported file formats
 - Activity randomization, including dynamic weather and mechanical problems
 - Persistent variables in signal scripts
 - Pooling of available trains in sidings for timetables
 - Explicit train speed setting in timetable editor
 - Visual steam and smoke effects for locomotives and wagons
 - Fuel gauge cab control for steam locomotives

What's been improved:
 - Content-creator option to keep trees off roads and tracks
 - Station and siding labels fade in as you approach
 - Multiple passenger viewpoints inside train cars
 - AI trains open and close doors at stations
 - Steam locomotive simulation and content-creator options
 - Content-creator per-model and per-instance level crossing sounds
 - Various new signal script functions
 - Explore route in activity mode
 - Better commands for manually changing weather
 - Load animation can be used on wagons and locomotives to vary physics properties
 - Option to load only day/night textures as needed, not both
 - Can define custom signal function types
 - Content-creator options for controlling signal light glow
 - Additional animations and mouse control for cab controls
 - Improved AI waiting point control in activities
 - User and content-creator options for sound attenuation in cab and passenger views
 - Content-creator timetable commands for stop positioning
 - Content-creator timetable options for random delays on various actions
 - Expose to users internal option to force all objects to cast shadows
 - Content-creator option for timetables to override default stopping time at stations
 - Better checks for when trains stop at stations
 - Simulation of wind resistance forces
 - Option to automatically discard abnormal values in locomotives

A full list of changes (https://launchpad.net/or/+milestone/1.3) is available.

Important notes:
 - Open Rails develops features and bug fixes in public at http://launchpad.net/or
 - Open Rails is distributed under the GNU GPL v3 free software license

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download icon OpenRails-1.3-Setup.exe (md5) Open Rails 1.3 Setup 1,152
last downloaded 2 days ago
download icon OpenRails-1.3.zip (md5) Open Rails 1.3 307
last downloaded 3 days ago
download icon OpenRails-1.3-Source.zip (md5) Open Rails 1.3 Source Code 348
last downloaded 3 days ago
Total downloads: 1,807

1.2 release from the trunk series released 2017-01-22

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Release notes:

Open Rails 1.2 has been released!

Download: http://openrails.org/download/program/
Manual: http://openrails.org/learn/manual-and-tutorials/

Summary:
 - Working turntables added
 - Semaphore signal arm position compatibility improved
 - Mileposts in track monitor added
 - Diverging switches in track monitor added
 - Braking friction and wheel skid added
 - Tonnage/Load information in HUD added
 - Time of day waiting points improved
 - Car ID in car operations window added
 - Delay time of night cab textures added
 - Tilting trains and super-elevation improved
 - Driver-controlled circuit breaker added
 - Tracking cameras (#2 and #3) improved
 - Multiple car spawner lists added
 - Include files for tsection.dat added
 - Loading screen for routes improved
 - Shape warnings disabled by de...

Changelog:

Details:
 - Transfer edges have been improved
 - Logging for missing textures added
 - Fuel pickup sounds improved
 - Saving and restoring reliability improved
 - Signal script compatibility improved
 - Combined cab control compatibility improved
 - Cab controls' frame compatibility improved
 - Compatibility with certain shapes improved
 - Double reverse points compatibility improved
 - Dynamic track compatibility improved
 - Un-braked consists compatibility improved

Also:
 - Road car shadows added
 - CentreOfGravity positioning of wagons added
 - Sound frequency calculations improved
 - Visibility of signals in track monitor improved
 - Level crossing activation improved
 - Track sounds calculations improved
 - Passenger view animation speed improved
 - Fuel pickup animation speed improved
 - Introductory train rides appear in menu

Important notes:
 - Open Rails develops features and bug fixes in public at http://launchpad.net/or
 - Open Rails is distributed under the GNU GPL v3 free software license

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download icon OpenRails-1.2-Setup.exe (md5) Open Rails 1.2 Setup 11,949
last downloaded 8 days ago
download icon OpenRails-1.2.zip (md5) Open Rails 1.2 4,675
last downloaded 8 days ago
download icon OpenRails-1.2-Source.zip (md5) Open Rails 1.2 Source Code 3,615
last downloaded 8 days ago
Total downloads: 20,239

1.1 release from the trunk series released 2016-03-25

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Release notes:

Open Rails 1.1 has been released!

Download: http://openrails.org/download/program/
Manual: http://openrails.org/learn/manual-and-tutorials/

Summary:
 - Refuelling from water troughs added
 - Activity restricted speed zones added
 - Switching control to another train (AI and static) added
 - Auxiliary tender support added
 - Blended dynamic brakes support added
 - Improved sound cut-off distances
 - Additional sound triggers added
 - Multiple freight animations added
 - Loading/unloading animations for freight animations added
 - Join/split functionality with player and AI trains improved

Changelog:

Details:
 - Code has been re-factored to ease future developments
 - 3D cabs loaded by default when present
 - Quick access to documentation from the menu
 - Activity events can now dynamically change the weather
 - AI trains can now get permission to pass signals at danger
 - Super-elevation updated and harmonic-rocking improved
 - Manual signalling mode can be engaged while moving
 - Compressor information now shown in HUD
 - Additional locomotive's brake status now shown in HUD
 - Engine brakes extended to work with tender
 - Keyboard commands for cutting off power and setting brakes off added
 - EP brake partial release support added
 - Brake pipe pressure propagation improved
 - Bailoff on twin pipe airbrakes improved
 - Engine and independent brakes improved
 - 3D cab digital gauges improved
 - Train lights condition for "service" improved
 - Sound looping improved
 - Stereo/mono cab sounds improved compatibility
 - Gear cab view control added
 - Projected speed cab view control added
 - Friction braking cab view control improved
 - Night-switching of cab view in tunnels improved
 - "Variable1" in gearless diesels improved
 - "Variable2" in electrics improved
 - "Variable3" in diesels and electrics improved
 - Multiplayer can now connect to domain names in addition to IPs
 - Options to limit safe speed through curves, with penalties for breaches
 - Options for improved weather visuals on supported systems
 - Optimizated selection of track sounds
 - Correction of faulty engine parameters added

Also:
 - Activity event popup is larger and more responsive to lots of text
 - Messages for AI trains improved
 - Train Operations window updates at reversal points
 - Signal lights reliability improved
 - Save/Resume after train reversal improved
 - Fuel consumption calculations improved
 - Doors open correctly after reversal
 - "Include" directive for content improved

Important notes:
 - Open Rails develops features and bug fixes in public at http://launchpad.net/or
 - Open Rails is distributed under the GNU GPL v3 free software license

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download icon OpenRails-1.1-Source.zip (md5) Open Rails 1.1 Source Code 1,678
last downloaded 10 days ago
download icon OpenRails-1.1.zip (md5) Open Rails 1.1 1,474
last downloaded 9 weeks ago
download icon OpenRails-1.1-Setup.exe (md5) Open Rails 1.1 Setup 3,749
last downloaded 3 weeks ago
Total downloads: 6,901

1.0 release from the trunk series released 2015-05-21

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Release notes:

Open Rails 1.0 has been released!

Download: http://openrails.org/download/program/
Manual: http://openrails.org/learn/manual-and-tutorials/

Summary:
 - Installer for easy set-up
 - Localized in 9 languages
 - Mouse control in 2D cabs added
 - Timetable mode added - brand-new alternative to MSTS-style activities for enjoying routes
 - Gear boxes in diesel and steam locomotives now supported
 - Activities can now start at speed
 - Loading screen replaces the text console
 - Improved steam and smoke effects (with wind and other variations)
 - Autopilot function to drive the train for you (experimental)
 - 3D cabs are supported (experimental)
 - MSTS environments such as KOSMOS are partially supported (experimental)

Changelog:

Details:
 - Hundreds of bugs fixed
 - Improved looping of sounds
 - More sound triggers
 - More monitoring devices
 - Many more cab view controls (steam especially)
 - Refueling supported
 - Hazards added
 - Odometer available
 - Horn triggers bell is now supported
 - Quad tiles now work properly
 - Car operations window: handbrake, power toggle and more
 - Clear, rain and snow sounds added
 - Restricted speed zones are now supported
 - Coal level shows in steam tenders
 - Improved fog effects
 - No more trackside camera 'bridge mode'
 - No more rain under bridges and in tunnels (maybe)
 - Hot start option for steam locomotives
 - Activities start in cab if cab view exists
 - Absolute time waiting points (3HHMM)
 - Air piped and vacuum piped break system types added
 - Pickup animations
 - Walking around in passenger view
 - Dynamic FOV (mouse wheel)
 - 'Passing path' for signaling (experimental)
 - Signal light glow (experimental)
 - LOD bias control (experimental)

Also:
 - Portable mode
 - Revamped main menu
 - Tolerant saves allow loading from different versions when possible
 - Improved default settings
 - Automatic updater with stable, testing and unstable channels
 - High DPI support
 - Watchdog to catch hangs in a similar way to crashes
 - Improved performance with precipitation
 - Swapped mouse buttons now work correctly
 - Compiled with Visual Studio 2013 instead of 2008

Important notes:
 - Open Rails develops features and bug fixes in public at http://launchpad.net/or
 - Open Rails is distributed under the GNU GPL v3 free software license

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download icon OpenRailsSource.zip (md5) Open Rails 1.0 Source Code 1,965
last downloaded 10 days ago
download icon OpenRails.zip (md5) Open Rails 1.0 3,156
last downloaded 10 days ago
download icon OpenRailsSetup.exe (md5) Open Rails 1.0 Setup 3,585
last downloaded 10 days ago
Total downloads: 8,706

0.9 release from the trunk series released 2013-06-16

Release information
Release notes:

Open Rails 0.9.0 has been released!

Video: http://youtu.be/G73ktiCNKRs
Download and manual: http://openrails.org/release.html

Summary:
 - Track circuits for improved signaling
 - Improved AI behavior
 - More working cab instruments
 - Distant Mountains
 - Super-elevation and tilting trains

Changelog:

Details:
 - Hundreds of bugs fixed
 - Additional instruments supported: steam pressure gauge, accelerometers, cutoff, vacuum reservoir pressure and equalized reservoir pressure and moving scale meters
 - Change cab function
 - Higher resolution cabs supported
 - Scroll wheel zooming
 - Configurable field of view
 - Multiple free camera positions
 - Improved diesel exhaust smoke and all diesels now smoke
 - Steam now escapes from cylinder cocks
 - Trees on tracks removed automatically
 - Replay and exchange simulations
 - Updated multi-player dispatcher window
 - Super-elevated track and tilting trains (experimental)
 - Distant mountains and adjustment for level of detail (experimental)
 - Cab sway (experimental)

Also:
 - Simpler and more helpful error reporting
 - Anticlockwise dials supported
 - Color for digital and column displays supported
 - Sounds for semaphore signal arm movements supported
 - Many sound issues fixed
 - Better font rendering in cab views
 - More robust multi-player
 - Alternative graphical menu removed

Important notes:
 - Open Rails uses a public bug tracker to help report bugs and track their progress: http://launchpad.net/or
 - Open Rails is now distributed under the GNU GPL free software license
 - Experimental updates now available every week

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download icon OR_v09_source.zip (md5) Open Rails 0.9 Source Code 3,121
last downloaded 2 weeks ago
download icon OR_v09.zip (md5) Open Rails 0.9 3,605
last downloaded 24 hours ago
Total downloads: 6,726