Three versions of Open Rails are readily available to users, as shown below:
For first-time users, we recommend the Stable Version which comes with an installer.
Whichever version you choose, Open Rails has a mechanism to notify you of new versions and to update Open Rails for you. You will find the settings for this mechanism in Menu > Options > Update
Open Rails will check for updates at most once a day. If an update is found, then you can install the update just by clicking on the link in the top, right corner:
If you follow the Open Rails project on the forums, then you will hear about bug-fixes and new features. These are included in the Unstable Version for developers and testers to try out. Once they have been checked and approved, they are published (on Friday) as the latest Testing Version. Any user can easily update to the current weekly Testing Version and benefit from these improvements.
T1.5.1-263-gd19a96a3dMerge pull request #770 from cjakeman/website-ctn-updates
453cdcdcadds page for Build Your Own Route
T1.5.1-261-g5072d724bMerge pull request #768 from sweiland-openrails/map_in_browser
bc8aea47Changed the class methods to PascalCase and the method parameters to camelCase
41c9f261Changed the documentation
a0eae374PascalCase for al C# items
5fdb384cStoring map webpage layer choice in the HTML Web Storage instead of the registry
5e4989c1Merge branch 'map_in_browser' of https://github.com/sweiland-openrails/openrails into map_in_browser
0ca48fb8Documentation added for webapi OpenRaillway Map
cd34de67Merge branch 'map_in_browser' of https://github.com/sweiland-openrails/openrails into map_in_browser
5d8ea22fEnhancements for OpenRailway Map:
T1.5.1-251-gfd53951b7Merge pull request #735 from Sharpe49/feature/battery-switch-defaulton
b9a0ea30Added new parameter for battery switch
T1.5.1-249-gad1c4e33fMerge pull request #719 from Sharpe49/upgrade-monogame
44a37fa3Change Git attributes
bc22a20fMoved the dotnet tool restore command to the PostBuildActions.cmd file
4602a6b2Changed AppVeyor CI file to restore dotnet tools
504f9282Upgraded to MonoGame 3.8.0
T1.5.1-243-g3ffb9bc10Merge pull request #760 from twpol/feature/editorconfig-2022
113dd63cchore: Add StyleCop analyzer configuration to match custom code style
0304a434chore: Add .NET analyzer configuration to match custom code style
c8d3a853chore: Update to latest EditorConfig template
T1.5.1-239-g951c47025Merge pull request #764 from twpol/feature/bug-1471416-sky-dome-smooth
5f9a01bbfix: Cloud dome now extends same distance past horizon as sky dome
The current Testing Version can also be downloaded as a Zip archive:
27 January 2023, 91MB
Note: Multiple versions of Open Rails will not interfere if they are saved to different folders.
To support development, the latest unstable version is also available. This is updated whenever developers submit a change for consideration. This and previous unstable versions are available as a change log and individual downloads. The unstable versions are more likely to contain serious bugs and are only recommended for users wishing to help with Open Rails development.
Improvements to Open Rails are drawn from several public sources as shown here:
We try to make sure that these changes all work and fit together by reviews as marked in orange in the diagram.