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

An optional plan for demonstration purposes.
If it already exists it will not be overwritten.

Wiki demo plan

A simple default plan which is used to explain how Rocrail works. See Step-by-step Tutorial.
If it already exists it will not be overwritten.
Selected by default and highly recommended to beginners!

Loco images

A default collection of loco images.
Selected by default and recommended to be used with the Wiki demo plan.

SVG Themes

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

SVG American Themes

Optional SVG themes for layouts displaying American railroads.

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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