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

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
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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.



  • bve-engine


    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


    • /etc/openbve/filesystem.cfg
    • /usr/games/openbve
    • /usr/lib/openbve/OpenBve.exe
    • /usr/lib/openbve/OpenBveApi.dll
    • /usr/lib/openbve/Plugins/OpenBveAts.dll
    • /usr/lib/openbve/Plugins/Sound.Flac.dll
    • /usr/lib/openbve/Plugins/Sound.RiffWave.dll
    • /usr/lib/openbve/Plugins/Texture.Ace.dll
    • /usr/lib/openbve/Plugins/Texture.BmpGifJpegPngTiff.dll
    • /usr/share/applications/openbve.desktop
    • /usr/share/doc/openbve/NEWS.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/openbve/README.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/openbve/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/openbve/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/openbve/credits.html
    • /usr/share/doc/openbve/releasenotes.html
    • /usr/share/doc/openbve/routes-and-trains.txt.gz
    • /usr/share/lintian/overrides/openbve
    • /usr/share/man/man6/openbve.6.gz
    • /usr/share/menu/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)