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.
For reference all the Testing Versions (executable and source) can be found in our archive.
T1.5.1-664-gd39447273Merge pull request #877 from peternewell/duplex_engines_initial
a76c45bdImprove code style
a0bd9ec7Style changes and iput key corrected
ce3490b7Correct parameter name as per recommendation.
c567eba3Initail build of duplex steam - addition of control commands only
T1.5.1-658-g66411058cMerge pull request #857 from SteelFill/air-flow-meter
9afc8c35Update flowmeters on trailing locomotives to prevent stuck indications when changing cabs
cb3f1c0aAdding liters per minute as a cabview unit
076c77a7Adding CUBIC_M_S as valid cabview unit, documentation improvements
22312be6Fixing minor style issues, and adding support for both spellings of 'liter'
7931a52dRemoving some unneeded 'using' statements that appeared unexpectedly
14d79c7eInitial addition of air flow meters
T1.5.1-651-g45d8b7ff4Merge pull request #853 from sweiland-openrails/OutOfFocus
d05f5817Bugfix: when changing to full screen the out-of-focus red rectangle is now taking acount of the change
a9760ec2Replaced the option OutOfFocus" with check on option SuppressConfirmations
36736ceeSolved Codacy issue
52a513ddSolved the saving bug
8357922cset default "out of focus" option to true
c8f02ad1Solved merge conflict?
7b58e773Might fix the last Codacy error
00060a8aSome "Codacy Static Code Analysis — 4 new issues (0 max.) of at least minor severity." solved
d4518c6e"CodeFactor — 1 issue found." solved
0afa5877Notify out of focus
T1.5.1-640-g3d7b05457Merge pull request #855 from cjakeman/website-news01
b39e5d86Adds new route from TrainSimulations
The current Testing Version can also be downloaded as a Zip archive:
29 September 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, which is updated whenever a developer publishes a change. The unstable versions are more likely to contain serious bugs and are only recommended for users wishing to help with Open Rails development.
For reference all the Unstable Versions (executable and source) can be found in our archive.
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.