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Where can I download the Sid Meier's Railroads patch and what does it change?

Upgrade Sid Meier's Railroads! to v1.1 with this patch. 

Updates:

AI - AI now takes industry potential into consideration when making route decisions.
AI - Changed AI's criteria for building new trains (now uses individual goods rather than depots)
Functionality - Added new option "Use All Trains", which allows the use of all trains in the game, when in TT mode.
Functionality - Added the ability to manipulate the camera freely when paused. To do this, pause the game and press "CTRL+F". In this mode, cursor keys move the camera and the camera can be rotated by holding the left mouse button and moving the mouse.
Functionality - Cities can now accept raw materials directly from resources properly.
Functionality - Clouds can now be disabled in the options screen.
Functionality - Enabled terrain editor. To enable the terrain editor, you must add "EditorEnabled = 1" to your settings.INI.
Functionality - Enabled larger size maps.
Functionality - Exposed scenario timescale in scenario XML. If "iTurnsPerMonth" is found in the Scenario XML, it will override the default scale of 16 turns per month (every 4 seconds). If the timescale is greater than 60 (a new month every 15 seconds), the date display will also display the current day of the month.
Functionality - Fixed rerouting cash exploit.
Functionality - Made track selection easier. (track now takes precedence over depots)
Functionality - Terminals can now accommodate up to four tracks connected to them.
Graphics - Parallel tunnel tracks now draw correctly (no longer overlap)
Graphics - Tracks connected to depots/stations/terminals draw with special graphics to distinguish them from "normal" tracks.
Interface - Added new city routing icons and chevrons to show which stops on your route map accept the goods in your current consist.
Interface - Auction window repositioned so it no longer obscures scores on larger resolutions.
Localization - Misc. localization fixes.
Multiplayer - XFire support added.

Updates from previous Sid Meier's Railroads! patch v1.01

AI - Added a negative value to investor level, to slow AI down if he's ever actually winning.
AI - AI no longer initiates an "Industry Auction" for an Industry the Player just won in an "Auction".
AI - Better AI train upgrades- only upgrade trains that have hit full load capacity at least once after the first 3 years of service. Also only upgrade when a comparison of max speeds, given the prior loadouts, proves the upgrade is actually faster.
AI - Edited timing differences in difficulty XML
AI - Fix for AI failing to initiate industry auctions.
AI - Fix for AI failing to set a route in first minute of game.
AI - Fixed AI bug where all its internal values for each good were mixed up, causing passengers to be valued at the price of automobiles, hence passengers were almost exclusively delivered.
AI - Increased maximum AI auction bidding limits.
AI - Less idling on Tycoon difficulty.
AI - Track/train costs constant for all difficulty levels
AI - Train's consist from a bought out AI will no longer have more than 8 cars on the routing screen.
AI - Refresh mission status after each train added (ensures early delivery missions get added)
Art - Correcting naming convention for Class 40 Diesel.
Art - Fix for missing build-up animations.
Art - Fixed rotating truck problem on ES1 and Crocodile locomotives.
Art - fixed sorting transparency issue with Goods Car v1.
Art - Fixes for the Iron Duke and Consolidation.
Crash - Deleting both routes to a train will no longer crash the game when the train comes back.
Crash - Deleting the section of track right before the train will no longer crash the

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    Eric Meikle

    When I try to apply the patch I recieve the message that Sid Meier's Railroads is not installed. I bought and downloaded the game from Steam. I require the patch to resolve crashing issues. Can you help please

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    Scott Richards

    I have this patch, and I am still CRASHING!  I REALLY LOVE this game, but I dont think that I have been able to finish one since I bought it in 2008.  I am hoping that they will drop a patch that can fix this issue.

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    Peter Warner

    same here. I added the patch a long time ago- no changes- constant crashes if I don't save the game every few minutes.  it started once I upgraded to Windows 7- 64 bit, I now have 4GB memory. Worked fine on XP, but run too slow as I did not have enough memory- 1GB. Prior requests for help seem to indicate they will not put out another patch to fix these issues.

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    Ron Scofield

    The update from within the game does not work from Windows 7 64-bit. After downloading, you click ok and it does nothing. It does not update the game (still at 1.0.0.0 next time you start).  So you need to download from this site and manually install the patch.

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    Scott Richards

    I would be REALLY suprised if they even read this feed back on such an old game........sad.  I have been trying to contact someone about this problem for some time now, and I am starting to get the feeling that they got my money and that's all that is important.

     

    I am running Vista 32 with 4 gig of ram and 2 gig of video ram....and again, I have NOT been able to finish a game with out it crashing in a couple of YEARS now.

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    Peter Warner

    I found a great site with new maps & a patch which actually works

     

    http://smrsimple.com/category/tipstricks/

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    Robert D. Smith

    Everytime I try to extract the download, I get an error that says Access is Denied.  Does anyone else get this?

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    Josef Hnulik

    I have a problem when I build a tracks and try to purchase a train I cant set up a stops for the train and thus I am unable to play the game. Does anyone has a same problem?

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    Josef Hnulik

    I get an error: File Not Found: 'Res01_IL.tga'. Anyone knows what it means?

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    Josef Hnulik

    I also get an error message when I try to install the patch that no previous version of Sid Meiers Railroads found on my computer and if I'd like to install the patch I have to have a version of the game in question installed and yet the game is installed on my computer. Does anyone actually gets any answers from 2K? 

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    Andrew Woodger

    I've downloaded the patch, unzipped it and clicked RUN. It thinks about it and then.....nothing. I've tried putting the unzipped file into the Railways folder, but still nothing. Has anyone got any ideas? 

    By the way, I can play the game ok as long as I save regularly as the game crashes every so often. 

    I'm using Vista on a quad core effort by Dell

    I'm quite encouraged that people are still using the game and that questions are being submitted, I just hope I get the help...please!

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    kory lazar

    I am also having a problem with purchasing trains. I am not able to play the game due to this. How can i fix this?

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    Kyle Goodwin

    Same problem here.  Place track...place depots...click on purchase train...can't select any of the depots.  (there are no white selection dots)

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    Peter Warner

    use the patch listed in my 12/11/11 post. I had the same problems until I added this patch.

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    Kyle Goodwin

    Peter,  I still get the same error when trying to install that patch.  Was it the link to the patch under the General Fixes paragraph?  Doesn't work for me.  Thanks

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    Ron Scofield

    You have to install the smrsimple patch described in Peter's post

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    Kyle Goodwin

    Ron, I can't install any patches...just like the other posters.  Please see image.  Thanks!

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    Andrew Woodger

    I downloaded the patch from Peters link and got the same problem. I click RUN and nothing happens. Obviously nothing has installed anywhere. I am thankful I can play the game ok, it just crashes a lot, so I need to save it often

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    Peter Warner

    make sure you are running the pre-patched.exe noted in step 4 & follow ALL instructions.

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    Kyle Goodwin

    The problem with that Peter is that we who have digital downloads have the problem.  I am not sure about Steam but I got mine from Best Buy (couldn't find a dvd version anywhere) and it comes pre-patched when you download it.

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    Andrew Woodger

    Ok, so I've followed all the instructions for my OS, Vista, and bingo it had updated. BUT...I booted the game up and tried to load a saved game, it immediately crashed. I then started a new game, which I was able to do without a crash, and began by adding double track but that came out in a black silhouette but at least it didnt crash. I added a station to the connected town and then went to add a route, a window came up with "File not found" Ooer...what next?

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    Dan

    @Kyle Goodwin... same problem here.  I think 2K gave up on this program and its users a long time ago.  This is really ridiculous.  Best Buy was where I downloaded mine as well, and they say contact 2K/Firaxis.  I don't even care about getting my ten bucks back.  I just want the game to work.  I'm really tired of playing the Demo and trying to invent new ways to make the Demo interesting.  The really frustrating part is that somewhere out there, in a tiny cubicle on the third floor of a completely nondescript office tower in some suburb somewhere, there is a perfectly well trained software expert who has a solution to this problem.  But instead of getting us this solution, he is working on a way to create the next facebook or twitter.  Great for him, sucks for us. 

    Ever see Office Space, when Peter, Michael Bolton, and Samir destroy the printer?  That's what I want to do to this game.  What really sucks about it, is that ONLY in software and music (you know... the things we're supposed to pay for and NOT acquire illegally???) can you buy something with flaws that make it unuseable, and not only do you NOt get help with the problem, you are never entitled to a refund or in most cases a functioning replacement. Hmmm...

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    Simon Osborne

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    I have the same problem, I have a downloaded (legally) version of Railroads, but the patch doesnt find the existing game. I need the patch, not because the game crashes, but when I try and rotate the map by pressing down the scroll wheel, it jumps to the desktop on Windows 7. I have tried following Peter Warner's link, but the same thing happens there. I am wondering if it is because I have installed the game on my D drive rather than my C drive, though I cant believe Firaxis didnt overlook this possibility?

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    Kyle Goodwin

    It's been 24 days since I responded to their support comment and nothing...

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    Peter Warner

    Yes I had the disk version rather than the downloadable version. Appears 2K/Firaxis screwed up with the digital version.

     

    I had a problem with the game, where I needed to uninstall & reinstall it. The game worked until I try to install the 1.1 patch (which is needed to install the 3K enabled patch). The game starts, but crashes to the desktop once you start a scenario. Been trying to contact 2K, but they are useless. Looks like I will only be able to play the 1.0 version without the patch until they fix the game- unlikely since the game came out 6 years ago & was not designed for Windows 7. Now I need to figure out  what changed- new video card patch maybe?

    Will probably keep playing Tropico 4 & be a dictator- this is a similar type game & works with Windows 7 & all patches/downloadable items.

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    Peter Warner

    I don't know what happened, but I got the game to run again- yea.

     

    I noticed the site http://smrsimple.com/ is much better at answering questions & helping getting the game to run. I would try there.

     

    Good luck & happy railroading :-)

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    tinman

    Running Win7-64bit with SMRv1.1 

    I get fairly frequent  freezing and occasionally just crashing after the game's process size exceeds 1GB.

    Is there a rev 1.2 in the works?

     

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    Riberto de Sousa Junior

    If i try download update direct from game this dont work, and if i download the patch here from 2k web site, its return the message about my copy its not legal or wrong disc insertec... I bought my copy from a big store in Brazil and it is original, so if i cant update the game, i will send back my copy and ask money back.

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    Robertgrode

    Does this patch work for a Steam installed game?

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    Trenton William Pettiford

    im pretty sure i have windows 7 32bit and for some reason SMR crashes sometimes normally when i add a depot at an ore mine (coal and stuff) please fix this! i love this game!

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