Help and Information

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Welcome to the Help and Information section. Here, you can find some useful resources to help you discover more about openBVE, how to use the program whether use use Windows or the Ubuntu Linux operating system, and how to download and install some routes and trains available from this site, which will in turn help you to install content from other openBVE sites as well. The Driver's Guides will help you to learn to drive the routes available from Developers might like to look at the BVE Track Sound Standard (BVETSS) page, for guidance regarding track sound interoperability between routes and trains.

This Help and Information section should be your first port of call if you need some assistance with either openBVE, or any of the add-ons available from

Help and Infomration

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openBVE Help and Information

Last updated: 19th January 2019

The openBVE Help and Information section of the site contains help, tips, and screenshots to help new users of openBVE, as well as helping you to download, install, and get the most from routes in openBVE. openBVE is a new, licence free, open source, internationally aware, cross-platform train simulator, which has the added benefit of being able to load legacy routes and trains designed for BVE Trainsim. More [...]

Other useful resources

Project bannerDriver's Reference Guide for openBVE/BVE
Last updated: 11th July 2010

The Driver's Guide is a resource to help beginners and new openBVE users learn the basics about driving the trains used by the routes developed here at, as well as learn about lineside signs and railway procedures. More [...]


Project bannerAbout the site, and history
Last updated: 3rd October 2010

Here, you can read some background information about, as well as find out about the history of the site, read through the news archive, view some older site designs and see the origins of the site, or read about the evolution of projects. More [...]

Content last updated: 10th April 2019