Bve trainsim, originally BÅsÅ View Express, is a Japanese train simulator, developed by Takashi "mackoy" Kojima. It focuses on realism, whilst being simple: provides great physics, robust engine and API, and exploitable speed control keys. Don't tell anyone though.
Train lines, or routes as they're called, are primarily third-party: there is not one central website to download routes, instead, fans work on routes of their favourite lines, be it the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, or the Keisei Corp. Chiba Line, the latter being included as a mere example.
With everything, but the fact that the train runs on a fixed track, being changeable on a train line, Bve trainsim serves as a great platform to (re)create a train line virtually, and share with people. It doesn't necessarily has to be a railway line, just one or more cars that run(s) on one or more rails.
Originally released in 1996, Bve has grown a great community in Japan, and a significant one in the West, too, that is, until mackoy's development blog, naturally in Japanese, has scared Western fans away, due to Bve 5's modified file system structure and the language barrier, but still remains popular in its home country.
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|Version||Description||Latest Rating||Latest Wine version tested||Test results||Comments|
|1.2.2.0005||æš´èµ°VIEW EXPRESS 1.2.2.0005, earliest archived version, released November 29th, 2000.||Garbage||1.7.48||1||0|
|2.6.3||BVE Trainsim Version 2.6.3 released March 27, 2004.||Garbage||1.7.48||3||0|
|4.2.1947.25355||BVE Trainsim Version 4.2.1947.25355 released May 1, 2005.||Garbage||1.7.48||3||0|
|5||Bve trainsim 5.6, released Janurary 25th, 2015.||Garbage||2.9-staging||2||0|