Theres some questions that pop up again and again on the forum, and new users often don't know about the answers, so I decided to compile a list that should answer a lot of those common questions so you get your answer faster and we don't get yet another new thread on a already answered question
Also friendly reminder: Please use the forum search even if your question isnt listed here before starting a new topic
↴ Game does not work ↴
Q: The installer is corrupt/broken, please obtain a new copy
A: Do as told: redownload and retry. Often there is a fault with browsers not downloading the full file and leaving it corrupted or too much traffic on the servers causing a disconnection and leaving the file incomplete. Try different browsers/download times.
Q: api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing
A: Did you run the .exe installer in full? It should install the Microsof C++ Libraries Distributable. These are nessecary to run the game
Q: "SimulatorBeta.exe / MetroSimulator 0.5 BETA 3.10 has stopped working" when starting the game
A: Download the compadability package for old Direct X Versions from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downloa ... px?id=8109
Q: Other DLL is missing or does not work
A: Download the OpenAL Audio Library. Its also required to run the game
Q: Windows Smart Screen can't be reached right now
A: Click on more and start program
↴ General Questions about the game ↴
Q: Is there a 32-Bit Version?
A: No, there isn´t. That has to do with the fact that Versions above 3.10 just need a lot more resources than 3.9
Q: How do I change the graphical settings?
A: Use the search function to find the program called Metro Simulator Setup which will allow you to alter these settings
Q: AI trains only open some of their doors
A: This is a new intended feature
Q: Simvliet 2013 and 2017 are missing
A: Because these feature no night mode, they were removed from 3.10
↴ Other questions ↴
Q: Where is the Editor/When will it be released
A: The Editor is not public and only available to a few users at this moment, and it will not be released in the near future.
Yes I know you all want to start creating routes for MetroSim, but the editor how it is now is not very user friendly.
Q: When will the next version come out
A: This is a freeware game created as a hobby, please refrain from asking when this or that will be released
Q: The manuals are missing
A: You can find them here: http://sim.bemined.nl/wiki/Readme
Q: Where do the trams come from?
A: The trams you can find in MetroSim are of russian origin, made by an Author on SketchUp who allowed it to be used in MetroSim. Sjoerd converted the trams to work in MetroSim
Q: Who made this?
A: Michiel is the creator of the game and the Simvliet network, Rijndam was created by Sjoerd Ydema
Q: Is there a place to discuss about public transport and the game quicker than the good ol' forum?
A: Check out the CentralStation Discord server here: https://discord.gg/3QJ2SSN
And probably the most important rule: if for whatever reason it does not work, and you are seeking help, you must always:
- Mention it if you did not use the official installer but a third party zip file.
- Mention your operating system: right-click on 'my computer' and go to 'properties', mention both version and system type (64-bit or not).
- Mention your computer specifications, in particular processor and videocard: go to start and enter 'dxdiag', first tab should mention processor, second tab videocard.
Without this no support can be provided.
As it appears that multiple users are having the "file broken/corrupted" issue and a file of a smaller size than the actual file, please first check that the file is coming from sim.bemined.nl.
If it does, try runing a MD5 check on it. The website http://onlinemd5.com/ can be useful for that. I got the following MD5 hash out of a working Beta312.exe installer (184,531,064 Bytes):
If you still got the problem after multiple redownloads, its likely related to your internet connection being to slow, although trying at different times and with different browsers might help.12064057952CE961BF8AD63D6D8D1CD2
Happy Metrosimming and drive safe, Mika
~Complete redo of the old FAQ post~