Open BVE Problem error issue

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I am using Open BE for previous many months and my operating system was windows XP with service pack 3 on Pentium IV 2.33 GHz processor and 1 GB ram.

I recently upgraded my windows from XP to windows 7. Now whenever I tried to run Open BE, it presents error given below.

OpenBVE has stopped working Windows can check online for a solution to the problem.


OpenBVE has stopped working

Windows can check online for a solution to the problem.

Check online for a solution and close the program

Close the program

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I then remove and fresh install just to update the files according to a new environment but even then it failed to start.

As this program is crucial to my business, so I badly need a working OpenBVE on my computer on windows 7 home premium.

Please help.

Thanks in advance.

Answered By 0 points N/A #118873

Open BVE Problem error issue


Hi Bill,

OpenVBE is designed to be cross-platform and it should work with Windows 7. Here are a few things that I would try:

1. Update your graphics driver. OpenVBE uses OpenGL for rendering image (versus DirectX). Updating your graphics driver should also update the necessary OpenGL support for this sim.

2. Update your .Net framework. OpenVBE lists .Net assemblies as being used for AI. Go to to download and install version 3.5 with Service Pack 1.

Hopefully with those two steps your problem has been solved. The following is 'last ditch effort' steps:

3. Use compatibility mode. Right click the application, select 'properties' and click the 'compatibility' tab. Check 'Run program in compatibility mode', select Windows XP.

4. Run XP … On a virtual machine. If all else fails then it might be best to just run it on a platform that you know for sure works: XP. Grab VirtualBox from and set up Windows XP on it, then install OpenVBE there.

Hope this helps!

Answered By 578785 points N/A #309823

Open BVE Problem error issue


This can happen if you upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 and you transferred your user account settings from the old operating system to the new operating system. This can happen if the application is not compatible with the new platform. To fix the problem, uninstall the current version and install the version compatible with Windows 7.

openBVE train simulator
openBVE train simulator

Unfortunately, after checking the latest version, I don’t see any problem running it on Windows 7. openBVE supports Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. For users with Windows 8 who wish to play openBVE, run the game as administrator. Anyway, just download the latest stable release of openBVE and install it. This should fix the problem.

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