Package Details: openbve 1.4.3-3

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: openbve
Description: Free-as-in-freedom train simulator placed in the public domain
Upstream URL:
Licenses: custom:public domain, MIT
Submitter: City-busz
Maintainer: City-busz
Last Packager: City-busz
Votes: 32
Popularity: 1.363747
First Submitted: 2011-01-08 13:30
Last Updated: 2016-04-13 07:45

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J5lx commented on 2016-04-29 17:13

Ah, thanks for clarification. I think I will dig up my own 1.4.3 package for now and have a look at this one again once there's a tagged release, though.

City-busz commented on 2016-04-27 00:13

I decided to package this version, because the old one is abandoned and unsupported by the original developers, and it has some minor bugs. The first tagged release will be available soon, but until that I decided to use a specific git commit, which is tested and works for me. If you found any problems, you can report them to the upstream developers here:

J5lx commented on 2016-04-13 16:17

It was not my intention to appear unfriendly or aggressive in that comment. I'm simply wondering about the reason for that change, since for me personally version 1.4.3 works just fine and my only problem with the game is that I'm having a hard time finding good content for it on the internet (which isn't actually an issue of the game itself). English is not my mother tongue, and while I'm able to pick up grammar relatively easily, I often struggle to get the tone right. Therefore, I'm sincerely sorry if I did in fact sound offensive - I will try to rephrase my comment so it reflects my intent more clearly.

ChrisOelmueller commented on 2016-04-13 15:28

While I actually sort of agree with your suggestion, don't you think maybe there's a friendlier way of letting people know?

J5lx commented on 2016-04-13 15:00

I just got notified of the new package version and I noticed that it now builds a git commit of some unofficial port instead of version 1.4.3 of the original game. Is there a specific reason for not keeping to the original release (i.e. build failures or something)?
Also, AFAIK one of Arch's principles is minimal patching, and IMO packaging some git commit as stable version 1.4.3 is closer to 'maximum patching', even if those patches are from some sort of upstream. Is there a reason for switching to that commit anyway? If not, maybe it would be better to leave this package on the original 1.4.3 release for now and create a separate *-git package that builds from that commit. Otherwise it may still be a good idea to make at least pkgver reflect the switch.

(I rephrased this comment as the original one seemed to sound unintentionally offensive. For reference, the first version can be found at

J5lx commented on 2015-07-03 15:13

Thanks for the notice! I took the liberty of uploading your updated PKGBUILD to AUR3 as well and disowning the package there in case you want to maintain it until AUR4 becomes the default on August 8th.

BTW, if you wanted to adopt the package before (considering you adopted it just the moment my reservation ended), you could just have added a comment. It doesn't hurt to ask, and it definitely can't make things worse!

Oh, and thanks for stinging me into finally importing my remaining packages into AUR4 :)

City-busz commented on 2015-07-03 13:26

I adopted this package again and added to my repository:

J5lx commented on 2015-02-13 20:50

(some time ago=when it was online)

J5lx commented on 2015-02-13 20:49

Actually the link I provided gives me a not found error atm. For me it looks like some sort of misconfiguration at the Internet archive. I’ll try it again later (Because the file I downloaded from the official website some time ago works. BTW, you can get it at Should be no problem since it's public domain).

glenntanner3 commented on 2015-02-13 18:55

Downloaded openbve.7z from recommended alternative site and when I tried to 'make -s' I get an error when attempting to copy 'DATA' folder. Any ideas?

openbve.7z openbve.desktop PKGBUILD
#makepkg -s
==> Starting package()...
cp: cannot stat ‘Data’: No such file or directory
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().

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