New Simulator : OpenBVE - Wow!

 
Topic moved from MS Train Simulator X by dthead on 04 Apr 2015 21:29
  DalyWaters Chief Commissioner

The BVE simulator has been revived as openBVE and is looking very exciting.  Its open source and free.  Currently its written primarily for Windows but is also available for Linux.

The open source community are welcoming development assistance to get routes and rolling stock up. Currently available stock is primarily British or Japanese and the program comes with a British route to Rugby.

Its probably better to get behind the open source program rather than be at the whim of the likes of Microsoft or so.

Details and downloads are at:

http://openbve.trainsimcentral.co.uk/

For an excellent preview, watch these:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxgfhGZHznU&fmt=18



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtITwxTWLyM

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  574M White Guru

Location: Shepparton
Most realistic preview I have seen in a while.
  Raichase Captain Rant!

Location: Sydney, NSW
That is amazing - puts a lot of other train "simulators" to shame.
  DalyWaters Chief Commissioner

New version 1.2 of OpenBVE has just been released.



Features 3D cabs with moving camera!

Looks good.

http://openbve.trainsimcentral.co.uk/releasenotes.html

http://openbve.trainsimcentral.co.uk/
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Most realistic preview I have seen in a while.
"574M"


Looks very impressive.

Regards
Brian
  oren Junior Train Controller

Location: OSCAR set H1
Sorry to dig this thread up but heres a little something I've been working on in OpenBVE.

[bigimg]http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/flyingoren123/GAW.png[/bigimg]

[bigimg]http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/flyingoren123/west.png[/bigimg]
  superheatedsteam Assistant Commissioner

Location: Perth, WA
Don’t be sorry.  Looking good.
  Greatfox Chief Train Controller

is there any more Australian content around for this?
  oren Junior Train Controller

Location: OSCAR set H1
Not that I'm aware of.

However I think one route (a small chunk of the Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra Line) for the original BVE simulator is being upgraded to OpenBVE standards

Ohh forgot to show this earlier but here is a WIP S Set that I'm helping my mate build. As you can see its pretty ''empty'' So if anybody has got any cab photos of an S Set (Goninan one preferably but anything will do,) taken like as if you're sitting in the drivers seat it would be appreciated.

I would like to say thanks to HMC189 for sending me one showing the controls

[bigimg]http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/flyingoren123/Incab.png[/bigimg]
  Kevins Beginner

This simulator is AWESOME. It has an impressive potential.
  railcorp02 Locomotive Fireman

hey quys
for some reason it comes up with a problem report thing from microsoft?
  WOB Station Staff

Many new trains and routes for openBVE at
http://obts.wikia.com/wiki/OBTS_Addons
  Spiritman Train Controller

Location: Camden, NSW
Many new trains and routes for openBVE at
http://obts.wikia.com/wiki/OBTS_Addons
WOB

Is this a standalone sim? I downloaded it but can't work out how to start driving. Not very intuitive Sad
  WOB Station Staff

Many new trains and routes for openBVE at
http://obts.wikia.com/wiki/OBTS_Addons

Is this a standalone sim? I downloaded it but can't work out how to start driving. Not very intuitive Sad
Spiritman
@Spiritman
Driving control keys for openBVE vary depending on the locomotive or MU;
the basic control keys (assuming no custom train DLL is used) are:
Reverser [Ff] [Vv]
Brake     [,] [.] [/] for Trains With Seperate BrakePower Handles, Typical On Locomotives
       or [Qq] [!1]        for Trains With Combined BrakePower Handles, Typical On DMUs & EMUs
Power    [Aa] [Zz]
Klaxon    [Enter] [Pad+] [Pad-]

For trains that use custom PlugIns aka DLLs, including many British and NewYork trains,
there are "safeties" that require several Keys strokes to get the train moving;
read the Plugin DLL  literature (TXT or PDF file) with those trains for help.

Although openbve is promoted as "cross platform", it runs best under Windows,
as some custom PlugInsDLLs do not work under Linux or Apple operating systems.
Also the dependencies (.NET, OpenAL, etc) must be installed
and the folders for the routes and trains must be arranged proper
for the program to open and find the route & train files.

See this webpage for help installing the dependencies, the program, and the folders:
http://obts.wikia.com/wiki/OBTS_Wiki

Questions:
Which operating system are you using?
Which version of openBVE are you using?
Which train and route are you using?

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