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A comprehensive support archive for Train Simulator 2013
System requirements
The kit you'll need to for the Train Simulator 2013 experience

Operating system
Hard Drive
Optical drive
Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
2.8GHz or faster
256MB with Pixel Shader 3.0* (AGP PCIe only)
Version 9.0c (included)
6GB of free space
DirectX® 9.0c compatible
DVD Compatible Disk Reader
Internet connection required for activation and updates from Steam

* Supported chipsets: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 or greater; ATI Radeon 9500 Pro or greater. Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.
Manuals downloads
Download PDF versions of our manuals

Driver Manual
Driver manual
5 megabytes

Detailed instructions on menus and controls, tips on more advanced driving techniques, and explanations of the routes, scenarios, and rolling stock.
Keyboard Guide
Keyboard Guide
770 kilobytes
A detailed diagramatic overview of keyboard controls and a guide to the signalling that appears in Train Simulator 2013.
Quickstart Guide
Quickstart Guide
1.5 megabytes
It takes some practice to master all the techniques in Train Simulator 2013. However, with these simple instructions you can start driving straight away.
Individual signal guides can now be found in product manuals.
Tutorial movies
Guiding you through the creation and editing of routes and environments

We have created a series of short tutorial videos that aim to get you up to speed with the features of Train Simulator 2013. Please click here to see a full index of tutorials available.
Art Plugins
Working with Train Simulator 2013 addons

These plugins are required in order to make custom content using Autodesk 3D Studio Max and Adobe Photoshop. Supported 3D Studio Max versions include: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2008, 2009, 2010. Photoshop plugins are compatible from Version 6 onwards.
Please click here to download the plugins.
For details on using 3D Canvas to create content for Train Simulator 2013, please click here for the Amabilis Official Website.
Pleae click here to download a standalone application for converting images to ACE format.
RSDev Tools
Documentation for developers

Please click here to download the RSDevDocs exe file (20 megabytes).

Official FAQ
Everything, from beginners to experts

From beginner to expert, general to technical, the official Train Simulator 2013 FAQ provides support for all. For any queries about Train Simulator 2013, it is recommended that users first consult the FAQ.
The Official Train Simulator 2013 FAQ can be found as part of the Developer Wiki. Please click here to visit the Wiki or enter your query in the box, below, then click search.
For any issues not covered by the FAQ, please email support@railsimulator.com.

Steam offline mode
Using Train Simulator 2013 without a connection

While an internet connection is required to activate and download updates to Train Simulator 2013, it is not required all the time. To activate this mode, please click here for the Steam Support Page.
Backwards Compatibility
Working with Train Simulator 2013 addons

The Train Simulator 2013 Package Manager provides an Install Legacy Rail Simulator Addon facility which allows for the installation of purchased and protected Rail Simulator addons (DVD and Downloaded). To install a Rail Simulator Addon, click the Install Legacy Rail Simulator Addon button found in the Train Simulator 2013 Package Manager and follow the onscreen instructions.
Organisations developing for Train Simulator 2013

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All Aboard!
Armstrong Powerhouse
British Columbia Locomotive Works
Digital Traction
German Railroads
Just Trains
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