Installers can be downloaded from:


Windows XP

This version is no longer supported by the Rocrail Support the forum! However, installation under XP is still possible.

Windows 7

If a Windows Security Alert (“The publisher could not be verified …”) appear, it must be confirmed with “Run Anyway”.

Windows 10

After you run the setup file may appear “Your computer has been protected by Windows …”. Here is first “more information” to click on the text and then “Run Anyway” in the amended dialog button. The following demand “they want to allow …” with the button confirm “Yes”.

Rocrail uses the free Inno Setup installer

Double klick on the downloaded file to start the installer.

Accept the defaults and just keep clicking OK if you are not sure what to do. Advanced users can change where Rocrail will be installed. Once Rocrail is installed, the next step is to start it.

Additional options

Demo plan

A default plan for testing. If it already exist it will not be overwritten.

Loco images

A default collection of loco images.

SVG Themes

The SVG themes must be (have been) installed to be able Rocview to show plan objects.

Update your Rocrail Installation


Meta directory names:
  • {app} = The Windows application directory: “C:\Programme”, Windows language dependent
  • {userdocs} = The Windows user directory: “C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\username\Eigene Dateien”, Windows language dependent

Directory Components Uninstall
{app}\Rocrail Binaries; *.exe, *.dll yes
{app}\Rocrail\svg SVG Themes yes
{app}\Rocrail\web RocWeb files yes
{userdocs}\Rocrail Layout files; *.xml no
{userdocs}\Rocrail\images Image files; *.png, *.xpm, *.gif no, some example files will remain
{userdocs}\Rocrail\stylesheets Stylesheets for documentation no
{userdocs}\Rocrail\decspecs RocPro decoder definitions no

Short Cuts

Both programs will use ”C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\username\Eigene Dateien\Rocrail” as working directory. (German Windows version example.)


(German Windows version example.)

C:\Programme\Rocrail\rocview.exe -icons "C:\Programme\Rocrail\icons"


(German Windows version example.)

C:\Programme\Rocrail\rocrail.exe -console -l "C:\Programme\Rocrail" -img "C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\rob\Eigene Dateien\Rocrail\images"

The -img command line option will be used for providing images to clients. Remove this option if another image directory is wanted.

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