Open Rails

Open Rails

Utvikler: Open source
Sjanger: Simulator
Plattform: PC

Our project provides a train simulator for the largest collection of digital content in the world – routes, rolling stock and activities – initially developed for Microsoft’s Train Simulator product.

Microsoft Train Simulator, which was launched in 2001, was very successful but Microsoft had several false starts at developing it further and these came to an end in 2009. However, Microsoft Train Simulator was an open platform and a host of content both free and commercial has been developed for it.

Open Rails is a successor to Microsoft Train Simulator and runs the trains on routes built for Microsoft Train Simulator. However, there are some differences worth discussing.

Open Rails uses more recent technology so it can take advantage of modern graphics processors. This leads to higher frame rates, more colors and detail, larger displays and smoother motion.

Open Rails - offisielt nettsted

Open Rails er gratis programvare som du kan laste ned her.


Open Rails er for tiden 32-bit program som kjører enten på 32-bit Windows eller 64-bit Windows.

Processor : 2.0 GHz (32 or 64-bit)
Memory : minimum = 0.5 GB, recommended = 2 GB
Hard drive : 40 MB (but models require lots of space. The 6 routes in Microsoft Train Simulator require 1.4 GB)
Graphics Hardware : minimum = 128 MB dedicated video RAM with Pixel Shader 2.0, recommended = 256 MB RAM with Pixel Shader 3.0
Graphics Software : as provided by Windows. Open Rails currently uses DirectX® – version 9.0c
Sound : compatible with DirectX® – version 9.0c