openbve - realistic 3D train/railway simulator (main program)

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name openbve
Package version
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 1.17 KB
Download size 334.57 KB
Official Mirror
OpenBVE is a railway train-driving simulator with an emphasis on
in-cab driving, realistic physics, braking system and train safety
system modelling.
Technically, the simulator handles detailed per-car simulation of the
brake systems, friction, air resistance, toppling and more. In trains
supplied with 3D cabs, the driving experience is augmented with
forces that shake the driver's simulated body upon acceleration and
braking, as well as through curves.
Compared to other rail-based simulators, OpenBVE has its main focus on
realism---not necessarily on user-friendliness. There may be a need
to study operational manuals for the routes and trains chosen, rather
than merely memorising a few keystrokes.
The simulator is designed to be backwards-compatible with existing
'BVE Trainsim' routes and cab interiors, allowing a wide range of
existing scenarios to be loaded by a single-program (BVE1, BVE2,
BVE4 and extended OpenBVE route formats).
OpenBVE uses OpenGL for 3D graphics rendering, OpenAL for positional
surround sound, and is written in the C# language.  Note that binary
train extension plugins are not currently supported on Linux/Unix,
because these would require Win32 emulation.


Package Version Architecture Repository
openbve_1.4.0.9-1_all.deb all Ubuntu Universe
openbve - - -


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libmono-corlib4.0-cil >= 2.10.1
libmono-i18n4.0-all -
libmono-system-drawing4.0-cil >= 1.0
libmono-system-windows-forms4.0-cil >= 1.0
libmono-system4.0-cil >= 2.10.7
libtaoframework-openal1.1-cil >= 2.1.svn20090801
libtaoframework-openal1.1-cil << 2.1.svn20090802
libtaoframework-opengl3.0-cil >= 2.1.svn20090801
libtaoframework-opengl3.0-cil << 2.1.svn20090802
libtaoframework-sdl1.2-cil << 2.1.svn20090802
libtaoframework-sdl1.2-cil >= 2.1.svn20090801
mono-runtime >= 2.10.1
openbve-data >=


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bve-engine -


Type URL
Binary Package openbve_1.4.0.9-1_all.deb
Source Package openbve

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install openbve deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install openbve




2012-02-08 - Paul Sladen <>
openbve ( unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream stable release (
2012-02-04 - Paul Sladen <>
openbve ( unstable; urgency=low
* debian/openbve.desktop: Add generic name, and [de] name (Closes: #657599)
* debian/openbve.desktop: Disable StartupNotify=false (Closes: #657599)
(Thanks to Ronny Standtke)
2012-02-04 - Paul Sladen <>
openbve ( unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream stable release (
* Delete extranous 'licence-background.txt' previously merged into
debian/copyright in commit 9ae7ec26.
* routes-and-trains.txt: refresh/cull list of third-party content websites
2012-01-21 - Paul Sladen <>
openbve ( unstable; urgency=low
* Openbve ITP (Closes: #522854)
* New upstream stable release (
2012-01-13 - Paul Sladen <>
openbve ( UNRELEASED; urgency=low
[Paul Sladen]
* Openbve ITP (Closes: #522854)
* debian/filesystem.cfg: use 'SpecialFolder.LocalApplicationData'
+ emulate behaviour until upstream allows LocalApplicationData
* debian/README.source: document 'mask.bin'
* debian/rules+control: convert to minimal debhelper 7 + bumps build-dep
* debian/rules: use --with=cli
+ restore '--exclude-moduleref=AtsPluginProxy.dll'
(removed >= to stop errors
* Provide more context for licensing discussions with upstream
* Drop lynx dependency now that 'dh_installchangelogs' is used
* Merge 'known-issues.txt' into main 'README.Debian'
2012-01-11 - Iain Lane <>
openbve ( experimental; urgency=low
* Initial Debian upload
* New upstream stable release (
+ update upstream URL to '*'
+ credits file as part of docs too
+ update 'changelog.html' and 'credits.html'
+ install new modular plugins to '/usr/lib/openbve/Plugins'
+ bump openbve-data (>= hard dependency
* debian/changelog: DEP5 and bump copyright to latest upstream wording
* debian/source/format: '3.0 (quilt)'
* debian/source/options: single-debian-patch
2011-10-29 - Alessandro Menti <>
openbve ( precise; urgency=low
* debian/control: Add missing dependency (libmono-i18n4.0-all) and remove
dependency on libmono-i18n4.0-cil as the latter is a dependency of the
first. Thanks to Paul Childs for the fix and to Paul Sladen for finding a
dependency simplification. (LP: #877776)
Adding also ${misc:Depends} to the Depends field and bumping the
Standards-Version to 3.9.2 (current version).
* debian/rules: Add build-arch and build-indep recommended targets.
2011-07-02 - Jo Shields <>
openbve ( oneiric; urgency=low
* debian/rules: Skip AtsPluginProxy.dll modulrefs, these are Win32 only.
* openBVE/OpenBveApi/OpenBveApi.csproj,
openBVE/OpenBve/OpenBve.csproj: set TargetFrameworkVersion to v4.0.
* debian/control: Tweak dependencies and build-dependencies for 4.0.
2010-12-28 - Paul Sladen <>
openbve ( natty; urgency=low
* New upstream stable version (
2010-12-24 - Arvind S Raj <>
openbve ( natty; urgency=low
* debian/control: Fixed typo in first line of third paragraph of
the package description-missing 's' in 'based' (LP: #628758)

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